A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the specific field of his or her degree, or to work in a specific profession. While the structure of doctoral programs is more formal and complex than in some other systems, the research doctorate is not awarded for the preliminary advanced study that leads to doctoral candidacy, but rather for successfully completing and defending the independent research presented in the form of the doctoral dissertation (thesis). In fact many universities offer PhD followed by a professional doctorate degree or joint PhD. with the professional degree (most often Ph.D. work comes sequential to the professional degree) often such professional degrees are refereed as entry level doctorate program and PhD as post-professional doctorate.
In order to pursue a Doctorate, the candidate must possess a Master's degree in a relevant field. The process of earning a Doctorate normally takes four years or more and consists of conducting independent research and writing a dissertation. The dissertation is then defended at a public defense. Usually, the dissertation can be written in Dutch, English, German or French, with other languages requiring special permission.
• University certificate
• Official university Transcript
• 2 Recommendation letters
• 1 Academic letter
• Meet the English language requirements