To be awarded the doctoral degree candidates are required to sit all examinations necessary for the degree and to present a public defense of the dissertation. The comprehensive examination for the doctorate degree includes testing the candidate's knowledge of the sciences connected to his topic. The examination takes place in the presence of the examining board, whose members are the most respected representatives in their scientific fields.
It is the Doctoral Council which decides to award the title of doctor. Conferring the degree of doctor is solemnly realized twice a year at public council meetings; one at the beginning, and the second at the end, of the academic year.
- whether the scientific results of the dissertation are the candidate's own results;
- whether the dissertation contains new scientific results;
- whether the written publications comply with the minimum requirement of the University Doctorate and Habilitation Board (a minimum of 3 scientific publications, including one paper in an international peer reviewed journal, and one in a journal of high standing), the candidate has to be the first author on at least one of the published papers.