Research Degrees (PhD)

Varna University of Management and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences signed a contract for joint PhD programmes

Varna University of Management (VUM) and the Economic Research Institute (ERI) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) signed an agreement for a joint PhD programme. The programme includes training for acquiring the educational and scientific degree “PhD” in the professional field of 3.8. Economy. The parties will join forces to organize joint training in PhD programmes, accredited by ERI. The main objective of the program is to consolidate the educational potential and resources of VUM and BAS to conduct joint training of PhD students.

In accordance to the agreement, ERI, part of BAS, will organize the activities for recording and enrolling the accepted PhD students. It also provides all crucial assets for the learning process, such as educational know-how and training materials. Here applicants might find some useful information in regards to the admission procedure.

Based on the negotiated conditions, VUM provides the necessary classrooms, information resources, computer labs, etc., it also provides lecturers and/or coordinator/organizer in the management and administration of the programme. Apart from those, VUM provides also the opportunity to join various types of specializations, postgraduate degrees offered in both institutions and partner organizations, research, conferences and more.

VUM and the Economic Research Institute (ERI) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) are responsible for the quality of the learning process, by observing the compliance with the accepted standards of training.

During the first year of studies, the student is enrolled at Varna University of Management with a research master status. During this preparatory year, the applicant is preparing the PhD thesis proposal, which is necessary for the enrollment in the PhD programme. For more information you can contact us at