Doctor of Science Programme (DSc)

Starting from 2020-2021 academic year Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) offers local Ph.D. and DSc programs in two disciplines:
- Management (08.00.13)
- Econometrics & Statistics (08.00.06)

The primary reference document for admission and study at the Graduate School is the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated May 22, 2017 No. 304 “On Measures to Further Improve the System of Postgraduate Education”.

Candidates can register for Ph.D./DSc programmes full-time or part-time (as Independent researchers). According to the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, dated December 24, 2021, No.60, ”On additional measures to ensure academic, organizational and manageriall independence of state higher educational institutions,” the graduate programs could be “Government or University funded” or “Self-sponsored-contract based”, subject to funding availability and the decision of the university's management.

Registration for full-time programmes is open from 15th September until 15th October each year.

Candidates can apply for part-time (Independent researcher) programme quarterly:
The first intake: from 15th September until 15th October;
The second intake: from 15th January until 15th February;
The third intake: from 15th April until 15th May;
The fourth intake: from 15th July until 15th August.

All documents must be submitted via the following platforms: and .
For more information about the requirements, please refer to the Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers №304 (22.05.2017), №606 (19.07.2019), the Resolution of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan №5117 (May 19, 2021), “On measures to raise the popularization of learning foreign languages to a qualitatively new level” and Supreme Attestation Commission policies.

For inquiries about the WIUT graduate programmes, don't hesitate to get in touch with Nilufar Rashitova via or call at +998712387415.

Requirements and study process

Requirements for candidates

Applicants for doctoral studies (DSc) must have:

  • The scientific degree of a candidate of science, or a doctor of philosophy (PhD) or other equivalent degrees obtained from international higher education institutes;
  • Significant scientific achievements after obtaining the scientific degree of a Candidate of Science or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, including at least three scientific articles published in scientific journals and at least two abstracts in scientific conference material proceeding, in other collections of scientific papers in relevant scientific fields, which can form the basis of a dissertation research for the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc).

Requirements for completing studies at postgraduate educational institutions. DSc candidate for the three years of study should:

In the first year of study:
  • compile and approve an individual plan on the dissertation topic;
  • complete the first and second chapters of the dissertation;
  • publish at least 3 (three) scientific articles on the dissertation topic in the journals indicated in the list of the Supreme Attestation Commission;
  • publish at least 1 (one) scientific thesis of the report on the dissertation topic in the materials of national and international scientific conferences;
  • participate with a report on the dissertation topic at a scientific conference or seminar
  • prepare an analytical review on the topic of the dissertation;
  • make a presentation at the seminar on the results of an analytical review on the dissertation topic.