The accredited doctoral studies are in the field of earthquake engineering and are realized under the mentorship of accredited university professors, eminent experts in their field.
The programme of the doctoral studies complies with the Bologna declaration and the ECTS rules and is carried out within the frames of the integrated School of Doctoral Studies within the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. The doctoral studies at IZIIS last 3 years (6 semesters) as follows: I year – attendance and passing of lecturing subjects; II and III year – preparation and application for elaboration of a doctoral thesis – research, publishing of results, writing and defense of the thesis accompanied by participation in doctoral seminars, annual conferences and workshops. Upon accomplishment of the studies, the student is conferred the title of Doctor of Technical Sciences in Earthquake Engineering field and acquires 180 credits. Within the frames of the third cycle of educational activities, this title has so far been conferred to 55 students.
In addition to the lecturing process, the students are also actively involved in ongoing scientific-research projects and are motivated to realize international mobility, participate in summer schools, training courses, workshops and alike. For the purpose of continuous support and creation of new staff in the earthquake engineering field, the Institute has long been awarding fellowships to the best enrolled students in the form of exemption from payment of the prescribed tuition fee.
In accordance with the Rulebook published in the University Herald no. 418 dated 2019:
Doctoral studies last at least three years and result in award of at least 180 ECTS credits.
The study programmes consist of:
- Organized academic training involving advanced and professional courses – with award of 30 ECTS-credits;
- Independent research project under mentorship (doctoral project) – with award of 94 ECTS– credits;
- International mobility, at least a one week stay;
- Lectures and other communication activities – with award of 30 ECTS-credits;
- Publication in referent scientific publications and active participation in international meetings related to the doctoral thesis;
- Elaboration and public defense of the doctoral thesis based on doctoral project – with award of 26 ECTS-credits.
In accordance with the Rulebook published in the University Herald no. 245 dated 2013:
Doctoral studies last three years and result in award of 180 ECTS credits.
The study programmes consist of:
The cost of the third cycle of study (doctoral studies) amounts to 4500 euros in denar equivalent.
The tuition fee is paid in 6 equal installments, at the beginning of each semester, in denar equivalent.
The tuition fee includes the amount of study costs for organizing classes, workshops and seminars, mentor, commissions and units-organizers of the research, management of the study program, University School for doctoral studies, research training, education, and not included material costs for research on the topic.
The material costs for research on the topic depend on the nature of the research (analytical, experimental or combined). The nature of the research is defined in the application for the preparation of the doctoral thesis, ie. in the proposed doctoral project.
The accepted candidates remit the first installment amounting to 250 euro in denar equivalent to the School for Doctoral Studies within the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje to the following:
- Account: 160 010 3689 788 18
- Income code and programme: 72301241
- Recipient’s bank: national Bank of the Republic of Macedonia.
The rest of the full amount is to be remitted to the account of the Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.
The competitions for enrollment of students in the third cycle of studies – doctoral studies within the study programmes of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University are announced on the web site of UKIM and in the public media.
For the purpose of continuous support and creation of new staff in the earthquake engineering field, the Institute has long been awarding fellowships to the best enrolled students in the form of exemption from payment of the prescribed tuition fee. Each academic year, IZIIS announces a competition for award of fellowships to students of the third cycle of studies.
Starting from the academic year 2021-2022, the Ministry of Education and Science introduces scholarships for doctoral studies, for the first time in the country. Additional info can be found on the following link: https://mon.gov.mk/content/?id=4188