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Doctor’s degree of education and qualification (PhD) is a major form of training for highly qualified specialists pursuing a career as scholars, researchers and academic staff members. To be eligible to apply for doctoral programmes, they must be holders of master’s degrees.

Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy has been accredited by the  National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency for providing training for doctoral degrees in the following doctoral programmes:

Doctoral Programme Accreditation valid through
Occupational area 9.1 National security
Politico-military aspects of maritime security 09 July 2024
Occupational area 9.2 Military science
Organisation and management of the armed forces 18 Dec 2019
Occupational area 5.3 Communication and computer equipment
Automated information-processing and management systems 20 July 2024
Occupational area 5.5 Transport, shipping and aviation
Technology and organisation of shipbuilding 16 Dec 2022
Ship propulsion plants 16 Dec 2022
Radio detection and ranging and radio navigation 16 Dec 2022
Communications networks and systems 16 Dec 2022
Ship handling and navigation 16 Dec 2022
Operation of water transport, sea and river ports 16 Dec 2022
Power supply and electrical systems (Ship power supply and electrical systems) 20 July 2024
Applied Mechanics 20 July 2023
Occupational area 3.2 Psychology
Military psychology 18 Dec 2019
Occupational area 3.7 Administration and management
Organisation and management beyond the sphere of material production 21 Feb 2024

The training for doctoral students at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is offered in resident and extramural format. The format is determined prior to the announcement of the entry competitions every year.

The training for doctoral students can also be realised in a self-study format through their writing their dissertation on their own.

The time periods for the training are as follows:

  • resident doctoral programme – up to 3 years;
  • extramural doctoral programme – up to 4 years;
  • free extramural doctoral programme – up to 3 years.

The dissertation titles, the conditions and procedure for application for resident and extramural doctoral study at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy are promulgated on an annual basis by an order by the Minister for Defence. The competition dates and application deadlines, document forms (application requests, etc.) shall also be posted on the Naval Academy’s website.

The students undergoing doctoral study shall pay annually their tuition fees as determined by Decree of the Council of Ministers.