Colleges and Universities Offering PhD in Law in Ethiopia

  • Course Name: PhD in Law()
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  • Course Category: Doctorate Courses

Institutions Offering PhD in Law

  • Bahir Dar University Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar  
    Admission Requirements:

    Admission to the PhD program is open only to applicants with appropriate academic credentials and demonstrable commitment or plans to join an academic or professional career requiring high-level legal scholarship. Applicants must have obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law or an undergraduate degree in law and a Master’s in related disciplines (political science, philosophy and sociology) from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent thereof in their post-graduate studies.
    The Law School will publish a call for applications each year, the specifics of which may vary depending on the priorities and the resources available.

    Applicants are, however, generally required to submit the following documentation:

    - A statement of interest describing the applicant’s motivations and career plans;
    - a research statement (3,000 words or 6 pages long, single spaced):
    stating the proposed research topic and the name of a proposed supervisor;
    describing the proposed research with sufficient detail to demonstrate the applicant’s familiarity with existing literature on the subject and the dissertation’s potential to make original contribution;
    - a recent curriculum vitae;
    - the applicant’s published work or a writing sample of publishable quality;
    - scanned copies of the degree certificates and academic transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate studies (selected applicants will have to send official transcripts directly to the Law School’s Registrar Office);
    - two letters of recommendations, at least one of which should be from the applicant’s former professor (to be sent by the referee directly to the PhD Program Coordinator);
    - Proof of English proficiency (6 point and above in IELTS band/ or 60 and above in TOEFL score). However, the Graduate Committee may waive this requirement for applicants who have done their university studies in English and demonstrate high-level proficiency.

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