Status and funding of doctoral students since 2022/2023 Rules and Organisation of PhD Studies The rules that govern the organisation of doctoral studies at Estonian Academy of Arts are set out in the Doctoral Study Regulations. Upon matriculation, a learning agreement will be  signed in the Study Information System Tahvel and a research plan approved by the supervisor will be  submitted. Every year doctoral student must submit an individual study plan prepared in cooperation with the supervisor and coordinated with the head of curriculum to the Doctoral School by the due date specified in the Academy’s academic calendar. Class schedule, written orders, grades, etc are located in Tahvel. Tahvel is an online database where information on the university students’ studies is stored and made available. A user account is created for each student by the IT -Department. Evaluation shall be performed at the end of each academic year in June through the first three academic years and in January in the fourth academic year. The date of evaluation shall be stated in the academic calendar. At least two weeks before the evaluation, the doctoral student shall submit a standard format evaluation report to the evaluation committee signed by the supervisor(s). The evaluation  procedure for doctoral students is established in the Doctoral Study Regulations. Requirements for doctoral theses and the procedure for defense of doctoral theses are described in the Doctoral Study Regulations. Study regulations  Document forms