The institute also offers doctoral degree programs for those wishing to conduct research and obtain a Candidate of Science Degree (PhD). Doctoral students take required courses and pass qualifying exams. The program includes independent research as well as preparation and public defense of a dissertation. Duration of Study: 3 years (+ 1 year of Preparatory course in the Russian language for Postgraduate Studies, if needed). Candidates must have obtained a specialist's diploma or a master's degree (second level of university education). Admission to aspirantura is competitive. Russian language proficiency (TORFL-2) is required.
The Institute offers doctoral programs in the following fields: Philology (Russian Literature, Tatar Literature, World Literature, Theory of Literature. Textology, Russian Language, Tatar Language, Theory of Language, Comparative-Historical, Typological and Contrastive Linguistics), Pedagogy (General Pedagogy, History of Pedagogy and Education, Theory and Methods of Teaching and Educating in Tatar Language and Literature), Sociological Sciences (Social Structure, Social Institutions and Processes).
International scholars may also come to our Institute as visiting scholars for a short period. Please emails to firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about such short visits.
If you wish to become our doctoral student, please write to the Department of External Affairs at email@example.com and inquire about required dpcuments for application. The Institute will then review yoru documents and assign a graduate advisor for you.