University of Rwanda,Research directorate


FAQ Related to Research Doctoral Degrees

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RELATED TO PHD AND MASTERS BY RESEARCH STUDIES
1. Question: Is it possible to register for a doctorate degree at UR?
Answer: Yes, you can get registered to do a doctorate degree at UR, see Summary of procedures for PhD Education matters and contact the relevant College Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies for further information.

2. Question: When can I apply for PhD registration at UR?
Answer: Applications for registration for PhD and Masters by research are invited all the time.

3. Question: What PhD Programmes are offered by UR?
Answer: UR is offering qualifications of PhD by research in all disciplines available at UR provided facilities and Supervision capacity is available. Contact the relevant College Director of RPGS for more clarification

4. Question: I am the Dean of a School at UR, I have received an application for registration in a PhD (or Masters) degree by research in my School. What do I do?
Answer: Contact your College Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, and consult the Framework & Regulations for Research Degrees and the Summary of procedures for PhD Education matters documents

5. Question: I am the Director of Studies of a student on PhD (or Masters) studies by research at UR. I have received his or her progress report (which is application for re-registration). What do I do?
Answer: Contact you College Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, and consult the Framework & Regulations for Research Degrees and the Summary of procedures for PhD Education matters documents

6. Question: I am a supervisor/ director of studies. My PhD/Masters by research student is behind schedule and not likely to complete on time. What do I tell him to do?
Answer: A candidate who is not likely to complete his thesis in time should apply for extension of enrolment using the relevant form for Application for Extension of registration giving adequate reasons.

7. Question: I am a supervisor/ director of studies. Some of my PhD/Masters by research students want to do the following: (i) suspend studies, (ii) withdraw from studies, (iii) change of supervisory arrangement, (iv) Transfer of degree mode and (v) submit their thesis. What do I tell them to do?
Answer: There are forms to be used for applying for each of the mentioned actions – Form for Suspending studies, Form for Notification of withdrawal from Studies, Form for Change in supervisory Arrangements, Form for Transfer of degree, and Form for Thesis Submission/ candidate declaration.

8. Question: What are procedures for examinations of PhD or Masters by research?
Answer: Consult the Framework & Regulations for Research Degrees and the Summary of procedures for PhD Education matters documents

9. Question: Are there regulations governing thesis presentation and production?
Answer: Yes, consult the Framework & Regulations for Research Degrees and the Summary of procedures for PhD Education matters documents