The Graduate Studies Authority, reporting to the University Senate and the Rector, is responsible for studies leading to the Master and Ph.D. degrees. It sets admission requirements for faculties and schools, opens new departments and new graduate study tracks; and determines academic standards for awarding the Master and Ph.D. degrees.
It also monitors the implementation of regulations and procedures relevant to graduate studies.
The GSA is also entrusted with awarding scholarships and research grants to students, and assists in financing expenses of research and participation in interntional conferences..
The GSA is headed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, who is elected by the Senate upon the Rector's recommendation.