Admission to Doctoral Programme in Management

Candidates to the Doctoral studies can apply for the following scientific research areas:

  1. Organizational Behavior and Human Resourse Management;
  2. Marketing and Consumer Behavior;
  3. Strategy;
  4. Politics and Governance;
  5. Internationalization, Innovations and Economics;
  6. Finance and Corporate Governance.

The competitive score of applicants is generated in respect to the following criteria:

  • Scientific publications

  • Research proposal project

  • CGPA of Master studies (grades in the supplement to a Master’s or any other equivalent diploma)

  • Interview

  • English language skills


2020 Preliminary Admission deadlines:


• Doctoral Studies Information Day: 2020 04 09
• Seminar: How to write a research proposal?: 2020 05 07
• Submission of applications:  2020 07 20 – 2020 08 17 
• English test (if required): 2020 08 18
• Individual motivation interviews: 2020 08 25 – 2020 08 26
• Decision of Admission Committee communicated to the applicants: 2020 08 27



Applicants must submit an online application Documents for application: 

1. Completed application form (in English, according to the form).

2. Master’s degree diploma and its supplement (submit copies and show original).

3. Applicants who have earned their degrees abroad must submit original notarised translations (into English) of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement.

4. Enveloped and sealed recommendations from two scholars (in English; according to the form).

5. Curriculum vitae (CV) (in English).

6. Research proposal (in English; according to  the form; to be submitted in both hard and electronic (Word format, copies).

7. Motivation letter explaining the reasons of applying to doctoral studies (in English).

8. Proved English language skills (for non-native speakers), which should meet the requirements of Upper Intermediate level or higher. Valid results of TOEFL, IELTS are accepted of the last 2 years. Minimum test scores are: TOEFL - a score of 70 points; IELTS academic - a score of 6.0. If none of these tests has been taken, a test will be organised at ISM.

9. List and copies of publications (if applicable; list of publications in English).

10. Digital photo (3x4 cm).

11. Copy of passport or ID card (copy of the page of passport with the photo and personal data) (submit copies and show original).

12. Applicants whose documents presented for admission are issued under different surnames must submit a copy of the document confirming the change (submit copies and show original).

13. Bank statement confirming the payment of the application and English language test (if applicable) fee.



State scholarships for full time studies (4 years)*

The scholarships will be offered to full time doctoral students in Management and Economics. A scholarship covers the tuition fee and provides a student grant ( 722 EUR/month). Candidates to the state doctoral study scholarships are selected by means of competition according to the results of the competitive entry score.



Annual tuition fee

5323 EUR per semester (full-time studies, 4 years)

3548,5 EUR  per semester (part-time studies, up to 6 years)


Admissions fee

Admission fee is 100 € (EU citizens), 150 € (non-EU citizens), English language test price is 30 €.
Admission fee and English language test shall be paid according to the ISM Procedure for Payment for University Services by filling out a payment slip of a template format.

Admission fee payment information:

Payment code: 190 Study code: 140 Payer‘s code: 11999998
Recipient: ISM University of Management and Economics
Address: Aušros Vartų g. 7A, Vilnius, Lithuania
Registration number / VAT number.: 111963319 / LT119633113
Bank: Luminor Bank AS
Account No.: LT574010049500436891

100 € (payment of admission fee only)

130 € (payment of admission fee and English language test fee)


Regulation documents:


*Citizens of EU and EEA countries are eligible for the state funding.


More information:


Manager of Research and Doctoral Studies 
Ugnė Gervickaitė
Tel. +370 6 125 9672

Contact hours: 9.00-16.00 / lunch break 12.00-13.00