PhD Security and International Diplomatic Studies

Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is a licensed private institution in Nigeria to run degrees and postgraduate programmes. The Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) has been established to produce high quality graduates of international standard, who can compete favourably with their counterparts anywhere, anytime in the world. The programmes and academic calendar are designed to enable students graduate within the stipulated period and duration of study. Students shall graduate with quality head knowledge, skills, competencies and high moral integrity. Work ethics of diligence and passion for excellence are inculcated into undergraduates. Produce skilled high level manpower that are globally competitive and, irrespective of their course of study, shall be independent, self-employed and relevant to the private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy and international development.

Encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction the opportunity of acquiring a higher and liberal education.

Create a stimulating and challenging academic environment, provide requisite facilities for the pursuit of effective teaching, learning, research and the acquisition of a liberal education as are appropriate for a University of the highest standing as well as make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from the use of the facilities.

Advance scholarship, knowledge, research and professionalism; and to promote by research and other means the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to social, moral, cultural, economic, scientific and technological problems in relevant fields of learning.

Promote excellence in science and technology to meet the challenges of the global village.

Inculcate creative and innovative values as well as entrepreneur capacities in students and foster in them an orientation consistent with the philosophy of the University of producing disciplined, upright, morally and ethically sound cultured and patriotic men and women so as to make them more relevant to the national development process thereby ushering in the new Nigeria of our collective dream.

Complement the efforts of Government by generating employment opportunity for Nigerians.

Relate the activities of the University to the contemporary social, economic and material needs of its environment.

New University, Faculty of Government and European Studies is an elite educational centre in Brdo pri Kranju, where those with ambition can gain professional knowledge for work in and with international institutions. The faculty’s mission comprises delivering first-rate knowledge with the help of leading Slovenian and foreign experts and contributing to the development of a critical and creative mind that will help our students in their personal and professional lives, enabling them to, in turn, contribute to a brighter tomorrow.

A clear goal of the Faculty of Government and European Studies is all-around excellence at home and in the international setting. To this end the faculty collaborates with partners from more than 30 international institutes. From 2010 to 2015 the faculty was a member of GLOTHRO project (Globalisation and Transnational Human Rights Obligations) and is currently cooperating with the University of Helsinki in the Jean Monnet consortium on the topic of soft law in the EU and in the member states.

Galilee International Management Institute is an international educational institute that specialises in designing and conducting international study programmes. Training participants from universities and other institutes in 171 countries worldwide, GIMI believes that the importance of education is a vital component in all nations’ growth and recognises the incomparable advantage of learning in different environments.


In addition, GIMI has experience in developing Masters’ and Doctorate programmes in collaboration with various higher education institutes around the globe. Galilee Institute also designs and implements special training projects customised to fulfill the specifications of sponsoring governments and international agencies such as the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, USAID, WHO.

The institute aims to share Israeli practices and innovations applicable to participants’ nation-building requirements, to provide an international meeting place where professionals learn from top academic and professional experts and from each other.

This joint PhD is offered by Galilee International Management Institute Israel, Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Nigeria, and Faculty of Government and European Studies with European Universities. It comprises an interdisciplinary, international approach from academics of the different nationalities and is a full-fledged European certified degree with a focus on professional experience and application.

The programme has been designed to enable working professionals to remain in their influential positions while undertaking study in Nigeria, Israel and Slovenia or Germany, and will provide the opportunity to investigate an issue that can advance their professional aspirations in the framework of the research thesis. Every student will receive a personal mentor whom will guide the research thesis, as well as the opportunity to make an international contribution by publishing the findings in well-known social scientific journals.

Defence, Homeland Security and Law professionals wishing to broaden their academic knowledge.

Diplomats and senior government officials in related fields who want to better understand the international security arena.

Academic professionals in Law, Defence, Military engagement, Security Studies, Intelligence, International Relations and similar fields who wish to acquire a European PhD in their field.

All of the practical would use the Israeli and European model and experience

The joint PhD in Security and International Diplomatic Studies is a three year programme taught entirely in English. The first two years will provide the academic and methodological background for organising the research topic and engaging in the process of writing the doctoral dissertation, with the guidance of the research advisor.

Guidance will be provided by the Faculty of Government and European Studies in accordance with Slovenian legislative requirements and regulations, and facilitated by modern communication and information technologies.

Year 1 and year 2 seminars will be held at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Nigeria and Galilee International Management Institute, Israel while year 3 will be held in Europe either in London, Berlin or Slovenia (according to each student’s progress).

Year 1 Seminar Subjects

International Relations and Foreign Affairs

National and International Security

Proposal Preparation Seminar

Writing of PhD Thesis Proposal


Year 2 Seminar Subjects

Diplomacy and Intelligence Services

Defence of the Disposition of Doctoral Dissertation with Obligatory Testing of Knowledge of Subjects Drafting a PhD Thesis

PhD Thesis Seminar


Year 3

Preparation of the Final PhD Thesis, Article and Defence


Degree Award

European University Certificate


Academic Tutors and Supervisors drawn:





Year 1

14 – 31 January, 2019 Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Nigeria

15 – 24 October, 2019 Galilee International Management Institute, Israel


Year 2

4– 9 November, 2019 New University, Faculty of Government and European Studies, Slovenia

10 – 19 November, 2019 Galilee International Management Institute, Israel


Year 3

To be scheduled according to each student’s progress.

All candidates must submit an electronic application via the eVŠ web portal and print a hard copy of the completed form. The application and documentary evidence of meeting the enrolment conditions must be scanned and emailed to

Centre for Strategic Studies

Galilee International Management Institute

P.O. Box 208, Nahalal, 10600, Israel

The tuition for the programme is €24,000

Tuition Fee: There are two options for payment

Option I – Full payment: €24,000

Applicants who will send full payment will be entitled to a 5% discount

Option 2 – Payment Plan: This option enables the participant to pay the tuition fees in installments:

3 installments:
Payment Amount
1st €8,000
2nd €8,000
3rd €8,000
Total: €24,000


Application and registration fee – €250

Local Expenses in Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Agbarha – €1,000

Fee covers Full Board Accommodation, Airport transfers and Guided Weekend Excursions.

Local Expenses in New University Slovenia – All travel and accommodation arrangements in Slovenia or Europe centres are to be arranged by the students.

Local Expenses in Israel – €5,910 (€2,955 per study period in Israel)

The local expenses fee in Israel covers:

Full board accommodation (single)

Airport transfers


Medical Insurance

Study and Computer Facilities

Guided weekend excursions to places of religious and historical interest in Israel

Please note that flights are not covered in the fees.

For further details please contact:

Director, Centre for Strategic Studies, Galilee International Management Institute.


Tel: 972-4-642-8888/8821


Ibru Village
Agbarha – Otor
Ughelli North
Delta State