Academic degree

Doctor of Philosophy


4 Years (High Residence)
6 Years (Low Residence)

National Code of the Study Program

H 001

About the program

In 2011, the European Humanities University (EHU) launched a doctoral program in philosophy in partnership with Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas) and the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute (Vilnius).

EHU’s Doctorate in Philosophy combines the European historical philosophical tradition with a flexible interdisciplinary focus. This allows for in-depth analysis of the most problematic and burning issues that concern today’s individual as well as society at large.

The main focus of doctoral theses lies within the following areas:

Contemporary Continental Philosophy:

  • The Most Important Thinkers, Problems, Methods of Continental Philosophy;
  • Continental Philosophy: Studies of Symbolic Forms of Thinking and Philosophical Anthropology;
  • Studies of Moral Imagination;
  • The Problem of Time in Continental Philosophy;
  • New Ontologies.

Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy:

  • Contemporary Social Philosophy;
  • Contemporary Philosophy and Biopolitics;
  • Social Practices, Political Discourse and Subjectivity in the Technology Age;
  • Social and Ethical Transformations in the Context of Globalization;
  • The Idea of Europe and its Philosophical Rationale.

EHU’s doctoral program provides an opportunity to significantly enhance one’s qualifications, effectively network with the European academic community, defend one’s doctoral dissertation, and earn a doctoral degree (PhD in Philosophy) that is recognized throughout the European Union. A master’s degree (or a more advanced degree) is a prerequisite for prospective students who wish to enroll in the doctoral program.

The duration of doctoral studies is four years. Within this time frame, a doctoral student studies for and takes exams in the subjects of his choice, publishes articles covering topics related to her or his thesis, and participates in conferences and other academic activities. PhD in Humanities is awarded after successful defense of the doctoral thesis.

Potential career

Researchers and analysts in academic institutions, international organizations and think tanks.

Applications, Payments and Scholarships

Tuition fee for admissions in 2023/2024

Citizens and residents of the Republic of Belarus (EUR / year) Noncitizens and nonresidents of the Republic of Belarus (EUR / year)
EUR 1100 EUR 3740

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