Regulations, forms and instructions
Regulations on Doctoral Studies
The Faculty has adopted and fully implemented the Ordinance on Doctoral Study Programmes of the University of Zagreb and has organised and managed the doctoral study programme in full agreement with it. The Faculty prescribed even stricter criteria than those provided in Article 11, Paragraph 3 of the Ordinance, which for the Faculty reads: “Prior to defending their doctoral thesis, PhD students must have had at least two original scientific research papers in journals indexed in the Current Contents (CC) database published or accepted for publication. One of the two published papers must deal with the doctoral thesis topic and must be an integral part of the thesis, and the PhD student must be the first author. The second paper need not deal with the doctoral thesis topic, but must be within the same field as the doctoral thesis. Each paper, except with a special explanation, may qualify only one PhD student.”
Regulations on Doctoral Studies at the University of Zagreb
Decision on Acceptance of Regulations on Doctoral Studies at the University of Zagreb
The amendment of Article 11, Paragraph 3 (Amendment of 24, November 2010) of the Regulations on Doctoral Studies at the University of Zagreb
Decision on Co-Supervision
DR. SC. Forms
University forms DR.SC.-01 – DR.SC.-11 are available here.
DR.SC.-01 Form– Request for Approval of the doctoral thesis Topic
The DR.SC.-01 Doctoral Thesis Topic Proposal Form can be completed only by using the Online PhD Student Database (OBAD) system available at http://doktorski.unizg.hr/obad. Using the OBAD system requires an electronic identity in the AAI@EduHr system. Electronic identities are issued by the Student Administration Office. Instructions are available on how to use the OBAD system and how to complete the forms required.
PhD students submit to the Student Administration Office an electronic copy of a completed DR.SC.-01 form and two printed and signed copies. If the opinion (and approval) of the Ethics Committee for Experimentation is required, PhD students must also submit a third printed and signed copy of a DR.SC.-01 form including any other documents required by the Ordinance on the Work of the Ethics Committee for Experimentation at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry.
DR.SC.-02 FORM – Evaluation of the DOCTORAL THESIS Topic
This form is completed by doctoral topic assessment panels on the basis of documents submitted and a public presentation of the topic of a PhD student’s doctoral thesis. Assessments of doctoral thesis topics are submitted to the Student Administration Office in electronic and printed form.
DR.SC.-04 FORM– Annual Progress Report of the PhD Candidate
PhD students are obliged to report on their work and progress by completing a DR.SC.-04 form using the OBAD system. PhD Student Annual Work and Progress Reports are submitted to the Student Administration Office in both electronic and printed form.
DR.SC.-05 FORM– Annual SUPERVISOR’S Report
Supervisors are required to submit an annual report on the work of their PhD students by completing a DR.SC.-05 form. Supervisor’s Annual Reports are submitted to the Student Administration Office in both electronic and printed form.
DR.SC.-06 FORM– Request for Change of the Topic and/or SUPERVISOR
PhD students have the right to change their supervisor or doctoral thesis topic once by submitting a written request including a statement by their former supervisor. This is done by completing a DR.SC.-06 form. Two copies of a Thesis Topic and/or Supervisor Change Request are submitted to the Student Administration Office in both electronic and printed form.
DR.SC.-07 FORM – Request for Postponement of the Public Defence of the DOCTORAL THESIS TOPIC
Public Defence Postponement Requests (DR.SC.-07 form) can only be filed by using the OBAD system. Public Defence Postponement Requests are submitted to the Student Administration Office in both electronic and printed form.
DR.SC.-08 FORM– doctoral thesis Layout Guidelines
The layout of doctoral theses is provided for in the Doctoral Thesis Layout Guidelines.
DR.SC.-10 FORM– Report on doctoral thesis Evaluation
Doctoral Thesis Evaluation Reports (DR.SC.-10 form) are written by doctoral thesis assessment panels who submit two copies to the Student Administration Office in electronic and printed form.
Documents related to the quality of doctoral studies
Quality Assurance in Doctoral Education
Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training
Joint Declaration on Doctoral Training in Europe
The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers