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Foreign citizens who can read and speak fluent Armenian, Russian or English and have a Master's Degree can apply for PhD Studies of National Academy of Sciences of RA. Applicants for PhD Studies must take an admission exam according to his/her Major at the appropriate Institute of National Academy of Sciences.

Foreign citizens who want to continue their studies at the PhD Studies of NAS RA must submit the following documents to the Ministry of Sciences and Education of the Republic of Armenia:

  • Application form 

  • Written application on the name of the Minister of Science and Education of RA where your specialization and the name of Higher Educational Institution must be mentioned,

  • Autobiography

  • Copy of Master’s Diploma verified with studied subjects and grades

  • Health Certificate

  • Copy of all pages of your passport

  • Copy of all pages of your birth certificate

  • 4 photos of 4x5 size

  • Educational plan and a brief article on the future dissertation with the title of future PhD dissertation

  • The list of officially verified published articles or 2-3 themes relating to the scientific thesis.
    The documents and reports are presented in Armenian, Russian or English.

The above-mentioned documents must be verified by the Armenian Embassy of the given country and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Note: Armenian Ministry of Education and Science have prolonged the period for submitting applications for Master and PhD for foreign applicants at ISEC:
Master – 24 August
PhD - 09 November

Besides, all foreign citizens must submit to National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility (Address: 27 Amiryan St., Yerevan 0002, Republic of Armenia, Tel/Fax: (+374 10) 530904/ E-mail: armenic@cornet.am) the following documents for assessment and recognition of their credentials and their further studies in Armenia:  

English Language Requirements

Applicants who want to continue their education at PhD Studies of NAS RA in English must submit either an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score.

The scores required for entry onto PhD Studies of NAS RA

IELTS (Academic) Overall band score of 5.5 or better

IBT TOEFL Minimum score of 61 or higher

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