Doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law last for three years (180 ECTS). During this period of time the students are required to take one mandatory course and five elective courses depending on the area of specialization, to prepare a seminar paper and publish an article, as well as to prepare a project of doctoral dissertation before completing the final doctoral thesis, upon which they receive an academic title of Doctor of Legal Sciences.
The right to enroll at the doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law has a person who has acquired at least 300 ECTS in his/her prior education, including those holding a masters degree from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, masters degree from another law faculty, provided that the curricula, syllabi and literature is complementary with the curricula, syllabi and literature at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, or masters degree from another faculty of social sciences, humanities or related sciences, provided that he/she passes certain differential exams from the curricula of the Law Faculty, as determined by the Academic Council of the Law Faculty, upon the proposal of the relevant department (chatedra).
All candidates must have a grade point average (GPA) amounting to at least eight (8) or equivalent (for foreign students) both at the undergraduate studies and at the master studies, or a lower GPA but coupled with published scientific papers if, at the proposal of the relevant department (chatedra), the Academic Council approves his/her enrollment.
Each candidate is expected to be skilled in at least two foreign languages relevant for the specific scientific area related to the general topic of his/her intended doctoral dissertation, to the extent that he/she can use relevant academic literature in those languages.
The right to enroll at the doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law also has a person who have completed his/her magister’s studies from the filed of law, law and economy, law and sociology and/or law and political sciences, provided that he/she has completed his/her undergraduate studies with GPA amounting to, at least, 8.
Foreign students, other than nationals of the Republic of Srpska, interested in enrolling at Doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, need to have their foreign higher education documents recognized first, for the purpose of further education. The procedure of recognition of foreign higher education documents takes place at the University of Belgrade and is explained in detail at the University web-site.
The program of the doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law is, as a rule, conducted in Serbian language and encompasses several scientific fields of research (see PhD Curriculum). However, the Faculty can organize lectures in English for foreign students as well.
For more information contact Ms. Ljiljana Marić, Head of the Office for Post-Graduate studies by е-mail.