The entrance examination into the Post-graduate and Doctorate Levels: Training for the Post-graduate Diploma (Maîtrise) takes one year. It is open to holders of a Bachelors’ Degree or any equivalent Diploma. The Doctorate cycle moves from the Third Level Doctorate to the Doctorate of State (PhD). The Third level Doctorate in International relations is obtainable after two years of study for holders of a Maîtrise in International Relations at IRIC or with any other equivalent Certificate. The Doctorate of State (PhD) in International Relations is obtained after a five-year period of study. It is open to holders of the Third Level Doctorate from IRIC or any other equivalent Certificate.