Doctoral admission requirements at Technical University of Gabrovo
(for European citizens)
Applicants willing to follow postgraduate studies at Technical University of Gabrovo shall submit the following set of documents:
2. Letter of application indicating the subject/major they are willing to be trained in;
3. Authenticated copy of Master’s degree diploma;
4. Validated transcript of subjects covered in the master degree course;
5. Authenticated copy of Bachelor degree diploma;
6. Validated transcript of subjects covered in the bachelor degree course;
7. Health certificate;
8. List of publications if any;
9. Copy of passport or ID.
Documents 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 shall be authenticated (which have an Apostil stamp on them - for the countries, which signed the 1961 Hague’s Convention) and translated into Bulgarian. Technical University of Gabrovo shall carry out a thorough check of all submitted documents for the purpose of verifying their authenticity.
The steps, which need to be followed during any enrollment here, are shown below.
First Step: Confirmation of Master Degree Diploma
In order to be enrolled as a Doctoral student, every candidate must have obtained a Master Degree Diploma first. Technical University of Gabrovo must confirm each Master Degree Diploma as well as the recognition of the University (which has issued that diploma) by the (respective) Educational System. In order to start the above mentioned procedure the University needs legalized copies (which have an Apostil stamp on them) of the Bachelor and Master Degree Diplomas and their Diploma Supplements (Transcript of Records). Furthermore, each Diploma and Transcript of Records must be translated into Bulgarian language. The confirmation procedure usually takes about 2 months (depending on how fast we will get the confirmartions from the respected sides). The fee for the procedure is 100 BGN (around 60 EUR), which must be paid before the start of the procedure. As soon as we get everything confirmed, we will be able to start with the second step of the enrollment.
Second Step: Doctoral Enrollment
First option: the candidate to be enrolled as a part-time (self-study, individual)
Doctoral student. In order to do so he/she must have ready (prepared) more than 50% of
his/her Doctoral Dissertation. Furthermore, after we receive his/her Dissertation here, the Department, where the training will be conducted, shall organize a Meeting, whose purpose will be to consider applicant’s eligibility for enrolment at our University.
Аn affirmative resolution of the Departmental Meeting will entitle potential candidates to enrollment in a Doctoral training programme. The annual tuition fee for part-time (individual) doctoral students is 2330 BGN (around 1190 EUR). The training period is 3 years.
Second option: the candidate to be enrolled as a full-time Doctoral student. A University commission inspects the application documents of the candidates and takes decision of his/her enrolment at Technical University of Gabrovo. The annual tuition fee for full-time training is 2330 BGN (around 1190 EUR). The training period is 3 years.
Third option: the candidate to be enrolled as a part-time Doctoral student. The enrolment procedure is the same as the one for full-time Doctoral students. The annual tuition fee for part-time training is 2330 BGN (around 1190 EUR). The training period is 4 years.
Third Step: Training
With the support of the Department and the Supervisor an Individual Curriculum will be prepared. The subjects, which need to be covered by the Doctoral student
during his/her training period, will be shown in the Curriculum. The period of training for individual (self-study) doctoral students is 3 years, but the candidate gets the right to start with his/her Doctoral Dissertation Defence after the first year of training, as long as all the subjects shown in the Curriculum are successfully passed. For the full-time and part-time Doctoral students the 3 year training period must be concluded. The Dissertation Defence Procedure must be paid by the candidate. It will roughly cost 2000 BGN (1030 EUR), depending on the status of the reviewers (Associate Professors or full Professors).
The University offers accommodation at the students’ hostels to all Doctoral students who would like to stay there. The rent is between 45 and 50 EUR per month. The cost of living is between 100 and 150 EUR per month.
DOCTORAL (Ph.D.) DEGREE COURSES
Materials Science and Technology of Mechanical Engineering Materials
Construction Mechanics and Material Resistance
Machine Studies and Elements
Theory of Mechanisms, Machines and Automatic Lines
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drives
Mechanical Engineering Technologies
Material Cutting and Cutting Tools
Machine Tools and Systems
Machines and Equipment for Light Industry
Lighting Equipment and Light Sources
Power Engineering and Electrical Equipment
Metrology and Metrology Equipment
Precision and Instrument Engineering
Industrial Heat Technologies
Communication Networks and Systems
Technology of Textile Materials
Quantum Electronics and Optoelectronics
Integration of Electronics (by branches and research trends)
Automation and Computer Science Elements and Devices
Computer Systems and Networks
Computer Aided Design in Engineering (by branches)
Computerized Systems for Information Processing and Control (by branches)