The doctoral study program "Natural Sciences: Chemistry" ensures the acquisition of scientific qualifications in the subfields of biological science.

The aim of the study program is to prepare highly qualified specialists in one of the sub-branches of chemistry, giving doctoral students in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for independent academic and scientific-research work. The scientific institutes of Latvia and LU are also involved in providing the doctoral study program in close cooperation with the Faculty of Chemistry. It is also possible to simultaneously study in a joint doctoral program with another foreign university.



Acting study programme director

The Doctor of Chemistry study program offers studies in the following sub-fields of chemistry:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry

During the doctoral studies, the doctoral exams must be passed according to the chosen chemistry subfield, specialty and foreign language. A doctoral thesis must be developed according to the chosen research topic.

Graduates of the program can work in universities, scientific research institutes, research and quality control laboratories of companies, various testing laboratories. The opportunity to create your own private companies and different types of laboratories, as well as to continue post-doctoral research projects abroad.

Full time 3 years- 6 semesters
Tuition fee per year - 2800 EUR for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, permanent residence permit holders and their family members Tuition fee per year - 6500 EUR for citizens of other countries
Doctoral Degree of Science Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Natural Sciences

Master's degree, in chemistry, physics, engineering, environmental sciences or a higher education diploma corresponding to the mentioned master's degrees.

Imatriculation takes place after the presentation of the topic of the doctoral thesis in the Chemistry Doctoral Study Program Council, evaluating the quality of the planned scientific research and compliance with the priority research directions of the LU and Latvian science, as well as the applicant's qualifications (including motivation, previous employment, speaking at conferences, participation in research projects, internship , as well as the number of scientific publications on the planned topic of the doctoral thesis). In the entrance negotiations, applicants are ranked (arranged) according to the total amount of points obtained, which is taken into account, including applicants in budget places.