Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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  The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest possible postgraduate degree that can be awarded by a university. The doctorate is usually associated with the right to teach independently and autonomously at a university. 

Students can complete the part-time Doctor of Philosophy program at GHU in their own native language.

Students are enrolled at the Global Humanistic University and receive their degree (PhD) from the Global Humanistic University. 

Experienced advisors and professors from all over the world support students throughout the study program and help them to achieve their academic goals up to the completion of their PhD.

Admission Requirements PhD
Extensive professional experience as  well as completion of a diploma or  master's degree (300 ECTS  or equivalent Credit Points) or other equivalent studies at a recognized tertiary educational institution. Good knowledge of English is recommended.
Subject of the Research
  • Business Administration  
  • Finance  
  • Law  
Possible Research Topics
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Tourism
  • Real Estate Management
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Energy
  • Sports
  • Management Consulting
  • Environment
  • Communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business and Taxes
  • Sustainable Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Health
  • Company Restructuring
Structure of the study
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) covers a study period of three to maximum seven years, is divided into two phases and concludes with 180 ECTS. The following work must be completed during the PhD program: 
Phase 1
Module ECTS
 Research Proposal*  5 
 Academic Writing/Methods Skills*
 Review of Professional Capability (Reflection)*
 Planning an advanced Practitioner Research Programme (Exposé)
* Any order  60
Phase 2
Module ECTS
Project Report (Thesis - Dissertation)
Research Paper
Oral Presentation and Viva Voce (Defensio)

Total 180
Contact our dean for more information

                              Drs. Floris van Haren 


Application Process
The doctoral study process may start with the initiative and application of the doctoral student  candidate. 

After contacting:  
  1. The applicant fills  in the forms and sends the required information (title and abstract of the  intended research). The following documents must be sent in digital form: extended curriculum  vitae, copy of passport, copies of education and degrees (i.e. academic courses, Bachelor, Master, Mag., Dipl.‐Ing., Licenciado, etc.) with the name of the corresponding institution, place, date, subject, credit points), passport photograph (in jpg  or pdf format).  
  2. The student signs the application form.
  3. GHU’s Academic Registry  office checks the entirety of the transferred documents by the applicant and declares admission (or not) to the doctoral study program within a period of four  weeks.  
  4. GHU’s office informs the applicant about the admission (or not) to the doctoral study program.
  5. The finance department sends the first payment invoice of USD 9.000,00.  
  6. GHU’s Academic Registry office declares the official admission to the doctoral study program and the student can get into the virtual Campus.
  7. GHU looks for an appropriate  advisor for the student's intended research and makes contact between advisor and doctoral  student.  
  8. Advisor and student then arrange a meeting (virtual) where the advisor will be doing the interview in order to determine whether he will  take responsibility for advising the intended research project of the doctoral student applicant.  If this is the case the applicant is finally admitted to the doctoral study program and the advisory agreement  between both is signed.

Advantages of enrollment at the prestigious Global Humanistic University Doctoral programs: 
  • Study program in your own native language 
  • About 120 esteemed advisors - professors from around the world 
  • Advisors - professors based in 40 countries 
  • Advisors - professors speaking a combined 20 languages   
  • Faculties: Business Administration – Finance – Law 
  • Study program free from time and location constraints 
  • Study from your own home 
  • All the necessary documents are available online 
  • Accredited by AAC (National Agency of Curacao) and by ACBSP. (USA)
  • Entry possible at any time



Upon completion, the degree of Global Humanistic  University will be issued with Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 


"Doctor of Philosophy" is an internationally recognized degree after a minimum of three years of doctoral studies at the 3rd level of the Bologna classification.  After successfully completing the PhD study course, graduates may take the title "PhD". 


Since only a limited number of doctoral students can be enrolled, the admission will be decided in this order: Date of the binding registration, the admission criteria, and appointment of an Advisor. 

If the application for doctoral studies is rejected, because of a lack of requirements, there are no fees or costs and the next application will be used.  


USD 25,000.-- in total (payment plans available)


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