Each university establishes the admissions procedures and criteria for any doctoral programme at any point, such as the need for prior specific training in certain disciplines. At the start of the research period, universities will issue the corresponding certificate that is considered a necessary requirement for contracting research students for internships.
To gain admission to a doctoral programme in the teaching period, students must meet the same criteria as for admission to an official university master’s degree. To gain admission to a doctoral programme in the research period, students must have an official university master’s degree or a qualification of the same level awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area. The admissions application should be submitted directly to the university the student wishes to attend.