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Approved By Mykolas Romeris University Senate on December 18, 2008 Decision No. 1SN-34 MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY ADMISSION RULES FOR STUDENT IN 2009 III. THIRD LEVEL (DOCTORAL STUDIES) 1. List of research sub-fields Table 1 Sub- Research fields Duration Notes field code Full time Extramural Eligibility for studies 01S Law 4 years 6 years Applicants having MA degree in law or adequate qualification. The average of diploma’s supplement marks is not less than 7 points 03S Management and Administration 4 years 6 years Applicants having MA degree in management and administration or adequate qualification. The average of diploma’s supplement marks is not less than 7 points 06S Psychology 4 years 6 years Applicants having MA degree in psychology or adequate qualification. The average of diploma’s supplement marks is not less than 7 points 04S Economics1 4 years 6 years Applicants having MA degree in economics or adequate qualification. The average of diploma’s supplement marks is not less than 7 points 05S Sociology 1 4 years 6 years Applicants having MA degree in sociology or adequate qualification. The average of diploma’s supplement marks is not less than 7 points 1Students are admitted for these research fields only if conferment to deliver doctoral degree is granted before June 1, 2009. 2. Competition score encompasses: 2.1. Applicants should pass a test in foreign language. Successful applicants shall maintain a thesis proposal. 2.2. Competition score shall consist of the sum of the thesis proposal assessment and the average of diploma’s supplement marks. Admission is accomplished on the competition basis. 2.3. In case of equal number of scores, an individual with higher diploma score shall be given a priority in the competition list. 2.4. Only the applicants with a score 8 or higher for thesis proposal shall be admitted further competition for doctoral studies. 2.5. Only the applicants, who submitted the documents specified in the Table 3 in time shall be admitted to competition. 3. Admission procedure Table 2 Admission procedure Dates and deadlines Submission of documents and registration From 08-06-2009 until 31-07-2009 Tests, thesis proposal assessment1 From 01-09-2009 until 09-09-2009 Admission committee (interview) 11-09-2009 Announcement of successful applicants’ lists 15-09-2009 Acceptance of appeals Before 16-09-2009 Disclosure of decisions on appeals 21-09-2009 Meeting of the admission commission (applicants shall not be present) From 22-09-2009 until 25-09-2009 Announcement of the lists of admitted individuals 01-10-2009 1- Timetables shall be announced in MRU website on 31-08-2009 at the latest. Please follow the link: http://www.mruni.lt/lt/norintiems_studijuoti/doktorantūros_studijos/info_stojantiesiems/. If an applicant disagrees with competition results, he/ she is entitled to submit appeal to the Admission Commission. Appeals shall be handled within two working days at the latest. Late appeals shall not be handled. 4. Required documentation Table 3 Documents - Application (filled in at MRU); - Curriculum vitae (to be handed in signed); - Motivation letter (to be handed in signed); - Original document of MA degree or documents proving available qualification, annexes and the copies of documents approved by the Admission Commission* (copies to be handed in; the original document will be returned to applicant); - List of personal research projects and their off-prints, if there are any (to be handed in); - Summary of the thesis proposal (15-20 pages) (to be handed in); - Two photos 3x4cm (to be handed in); - Copy of the conscript’s certificate or military certificate (for male applicants under 26) (copy to be handed in); - Admission fee paid to MRU bank account, copy of the check* or copies of documents proving that the individual is exempt from payment of admission fee; Documents - Copy of the passport page containing personal information or copy of the ID card* (to be handed in). *- copies of documents shall be executed and approved in the Room II-233. 5. Additional admission rules for foreign applicants. 5.1. Applicants from foreign countries should present all documents, indicated in Table 3 and also these additional documents: 5.1.1. Documents witnessing education acquired abroad are subject to legalization, if they have been issued in the state having not acceded to the 1961 Hague Convention concerning abolition of legalization requirements of documents issued in foreign countries, or approved by "Apostille" if they have been issued in the state having acceded to the above mentioned Convention. (You can find list of the countries Acceding to the 1961 Hague Convention Concerning Abolition of Legalisation Requirements of Documents Issued in Foreign Countries at http://www.urm.lt/index.php?1556831578). 5.1.2. Apply to Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, Suvalkų g. 1, LT-03105 Vilnius, Lithuania; http://www.skvc.lt) Taking into account that assessment of foreign qualification is time consuming, a student can be conditionally admitted to Mykolas Romeris university before the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education issues the decision. In case the applicants’ qualification does not fulfil the requirements he/she will be expelled without reimbursing the tuition fee. 5.1.3. Consular legalization of a document is a consular officer's certification that a signature, a seal and duties of the undersigned individual on a document are genuine. Legalization is necessary to allow documents issued in one country to be accepted and used by institutions of other countries. 5.1.4. Diploma and its supplement must be translated into the Lithuanian language. In absentia of possibility to translate diploma and its supplement in the Lithuanian language, these documents can be translated into the English, French, German or Russian language. Translations must be legally confirmed. 5.1.5. Application form is filling in English. 5.1.6. Curriculum vitae, motivation letter, list of research projects and their off-prints, thesis proposal can be presented into the English, French, German or Russian language. The choice of foreign language must be in advance agreed with a vice-dean for research of an appropriate faculty. 5.1.7. Data form passport or from identification card must legally confirmed or approved by "Apostille". 5.2. Migration regulations are a subject to change, therefore it is always useful to check at the Lithuanian embassy or consulate about what type of visa is needed. Updated information about the required documents and procedures is also available on Internet site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.urm.lt or Lithuanian Migration department http://www.migracija.lt. Depending on the citizenship and length of stay in Lithuania, one may be able to enter Lithuania without a visa (please check it at the closest Lithuanian Embassy before arrival or on internet site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.urm.lt ). For staying in Lithuania with the purpose of studies, an EU citizen or a citizen of a country whose citizens do not require visa for travelling to Lithuania will need a long-term (D) visa for which he/she can apply upon his/her arrival to Lithuania. Directorate for Research will explain the procedures, help to fill the application form and give guidance how to go to Migration department, where the application with supporting documents has to be delivered Non EU citizen will have to apply for a visa before his/her arrival to Lithuania at the official Diplomatic Missions of the Republic of Lithuanian in his/her home country. 5.3. Foreign student and Mykolas Romeris University make a contract where student’s and University’s rights and mutual engagements are determined. 5.4. Admitted students take their responsibility for all documents they need for coming: passport, temporary residence permit, health assurance, all travelling formalities, etc. 6. Admission fee, bank information Admission fee makes LTL 70 (25 EUR); the admission fee should be transferred to Mykolas Romeris University: bank: Swedbankas; bank address: Savanorių ave. 19, LT-03502 Vilnius, Lithuania; bank account No. LT857300010002492590; bank code 73000; fee code 101939; payer's code - ID code; SWIFT/BIC:HABALT22; Fees shall not be reimbursed. 7. Annual study fee Studies‘ form Annual fee for studies, Lt (€) Social sciences Full-time studies 16020,50 Lt (4640 €) Part-time studies 14100,70 Lt (4085 €) Study fee shall be paid within 15 days since the commencement of the term. 8. Contact information of the Admission Commissions Admission Commissions 370-5-271 4581. Further information on the issues of doctoral studies shall be available at 370-5-271 4542 (until 03-07- 2009) or refer to the website of Mykolas Romeris University at www.mruni.eu. Address for submission of the documents: Ateities g. 20 (Room II-233), Vilnius. On weekdays from 9.00 AM until 4.30 PM. 9. Further information 9.1. In any case, which have not been discussed in Admission Rules, decisions shall be passed by the Admission Commission appointed by the Rector's order.
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