Students who have successfully passed their MPhil level can pursue their research at the PhD level. However, where students have been granted MA degree from other universities, it is possible to be accepted on the PhD level directly. The dissertation for this stage must be of 75 thousand words, excluding the table of contents and appendices.
Contact between the supervisor and the student
The student should meet the supervisor at least twice a term, in addition to contact via mail, email.
The supervisor should submit his reports after each supervision session to the administration of the ICIS. The reports should show the progress the student does concerning the research.
In some cases two supervisors my be assigned: one for the speciality and the other for the approach of research).
Assigning the supervisor is the responsibility of the academic council or board of ICIS.
In case the supervisor was not able to carry on his duty, the ICIS will assign a replacement.