Please, submit application documents electronically on the APPLY website of each programme.

Venue and time of admission interview in doctoral study programmes at the UL in academic year 2022/2023

The results are announced in the faculties by 20.03.2023.

 

Registration for studies takes place at the Academic Department, 19 Raina Boulevard, Room 114 from September 25th to 29th, 2023.

Requirements regarding previous education for admission in doctoral study programmes in academic year 2022/2023

No

Doctoral Study Programme Indication on required previous education

 

1.1.

51421 Natural Sciences (Biology) Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences, as well as professional medical doctor’s degree or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees

1.2.

51421 Natural Sciences (Physics, Astronomy and Mechanics) Master’s degree in Physics, Optometry, Chemistry, Engineering, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees

 

 

 

 

1.3.

51421 Natural Sciences (Geography)

To be awarded Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) degree in Earth Sciences, Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences – the Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Forest Sciences or Social Sciences, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees;

To be awarded Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) degree in Social and Economic Geography – Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees

 

1.4.

51421 Natural Sciences (Geology) Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Forestry or Social Sciences or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees

1.5.

51421 Natural Sciences (Chemistry) Master’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees

 

 

 

 

1.6.

51421 Natural Sciences (Environmental Science)

To be awarded Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) degree in Earth Sciences, Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences – Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Forestry or Social Sciences, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees;

To be awarded Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) degree in Social and Economical Geography – Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees

2.1.

51483 Computer Science and Mathematics (Computer Science) Master’s degree in Natural Sciences or Master’s degree in Mathematics or Engineering Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering Master’s degree in Information Technology, or higher education equivalent to the listed degrees. Master’s degree in other specialisation with work experience in fields of information technology or mathematics. Successfully passed entrance examinations.

 

2.2.

51483 Computer Science and Mathematics (Mathematics)

3.1.

51345 Economics and Business (Economics and Management)

Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Educational Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or related sciences

 

3.2.

51345 Economics and Business (Education Management)

4.

51229 Philosophy

Master’s degree in corresponding branch of science

 

 

5.

51142 Educational Sciences Master’s degree in Education, Pedagogy or Psychology, as well as Master’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Sports Science and Natural Sciences or higher education equivalent to it, and at least 2-years of pedagogical work experience in educational institution

 

 

6.

51721 Medicine and Pharmacy Master’s degree in Biology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences, Health Sciences Master’s degree in Nursing Science or professional (second level professional higher education) Medical doctor’s degree, Pharmacist’s degree, or Dentist’s degree

7.

51313 Psychology Master’s degree in Psychology or higher education diploma corresponding to that

8.1.

51321 Social Sciences (Media and Communication) Master’s degree in Communication Science, Library Science, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, as well as Master’s degree in other Social Sciences and Humanities, and Natural Sciences or higher education diploma corresponding to that

8.2.

51321 Social Sciences (Political science)

8.3.

51321 Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Work)

9.

51221 Theology and Religious Studies Master’s degree in any branch of science

10.

51380 Law Master’s degree in Law or education equivalent to it in law, and admission interview

11.

51227 Language and Culture Studies Master’s degree in Humanities, Social or Educational Sciences, or higher education equivalent to that

 

12.

51228 History and Archaeology Master’s degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Educational Sciences and Natural Sciences, or higher education equivalent to that, and admission interview

 

Additional information

If the applicant has obtained an education document or degree in foreign country, the application must be accompanied by a statement from Academic Information Centre indicating which education document or degree awarded in Latvia the education document or degree obtained in foreign country corresponds to.

 

Number of study places for admission in doctoral study programmes at the UL in academic year 2022/2023*

No. Doctoral Study Programme

Number of state subsidised study places

(FTS)

Number of study places for tuition fee

 (FTS/PTS)

1.1.

51421 Natural Sciences (Biology)

10

2

1.2.

51421 Natural Sciences (Physics, Astronomy and Mechanics)

10

10

1.3.

51421 Natural Sciences (Geography)

5

3

1.4.

51421 Natural Sciences (Geology)

4

1

1.5.

51421 Natural Sciences (Chemistry)

8

5

1.6.

51421 Natural Sciences (Environmental Science)

2

2

2.1.

51483 Computer Science and Mathematics (Computer Science)

10

2

2.2.

51483 Computer Science and Mathematics (Mathematics)

5

5

3.1.

51345 Economics and Business (Economics and Management)

9

10

3.2.

51345 Economics and Business (Economics and Management) (in English)

0

10

3.3.

51345 Economics and Business (Education Management)

2

10

4.

51229 Philosophy

3

3

5.

51142 Educational Sciences

10

5

6.

51721 Medicine and Pharmacy

7

10

7.

51313 Psychology

3

6

8.1.

51321 Social Sciences (Media and Communication)

3

2

8.2.

51321 Social Sciences (Political science)

3

2

8.3.

51321 Social Sciences (Sociology and Social Work)

3

1

9.

51221 Theology and Religious Studies

2

5

10.

51380 Law

5

15

11.

51227 Language and Culture Studies

9

5

12.

51228 History and Archaeology

7

4

*In accordance with the information provided by the Doctoral Committee of the Domain of Science

Admission criteria in doctoral study programme of the UL in academic year 2022/2023

 

 

Criteria Indicators Points

Attesting document   

Studies

 

Weighted average grade of Master’s or equivalent studies

Up to 7,9
8,0-8,9
9,0 and above

0
1
2

copy of grade sheet
Grade of Master’s thesis

8 and lower
9
10

0
1
2

copy of grade sheet

Groundwork

 

 

 

Number of scientific publications on intended topic of doctoral thesis

0
1
2 and above

0
1
2

copies of publications
Significant contribution to the field of scientific activity

 

 

3

Doctoral Committee of the Domain of Science makes the assessment
Presentation with a report at international scientific conferences on the intended topic of doctoral thesis

No
Yes

 

0
1

copies of conference programmes
Participation in international, LCS, UL, other higher education institutions research projects on the intended topic of doctoral thesis

No
Yes

0
1

confirmation letter of project manager

Experience

 

Length of employment in connection with the topic of doctoral thesis or in connection with work at the UL

01 year and more

0
1

CV

Traineeship/studies in foreign higher education institutions and research institutions

02 months and more

0
1

 

CV

Perspective

 

Topicality of the doctoral thesis and its correspondence to the prioritised research directions of UL and Latvian science

0
corresponds partly
corresponds fully

0
1
2

Doctoral Committee of the Domain of Science makes the assessment

Scientific supervisor is working on the intended topic of doctoral thesis

in similar direction
fully

1
2

consent of the scientific supervisor

 

 

Scientific quality of the research application for the intended doctoral thesis

poor
mediocre
good
very good

0
1
3
5

Doctoral Committee of the Domain of Science makes the assessment

 

Results of the interview, motivation of the applicant

poor
mediocre
good
very good

0
1
3
5

Doctoral Committee of the Domain of Science makes the assessment

 

Total points

 

 

 

The table is filled-in by the Doctoral Committee of the Domain of Science and secretary for each applicant. Applicants are rated (arranged) according to the total number of points obtained. The results of the rating are used when enrolling applicants in the doctoral studies and enrolling in the state subsidised study places.

Additional information
Minimum number of points to be obtained in the entrance examinations
, for enrolment in:

  1. DSP of Social Sciences in academic year 2022/2023 are 10 points;
  2. DSP of Law in academic year 2022/2023 are 12 points;
  3. DSP of History and Archaeology in academic year 2022/2023 are 12 points.