The courses of study are covered in three cycles:
- The first cycle covers all the institutional subjects and a general initiation in the scientific method, after which the bachelor’s degree may be acquired.
- The second cycle covers special courses and special training in scientific investigation, after which the student may acquire the licentiate degree.
- The third cycle aims to lead the students towards academic maturity and a greater proficiency through scientific investigation as may be evidenced in the production of a scholarly thesis/dissertation truly relevant to the progress of the corresponding discipline.
The subjects offered in the above-mentioned cycles are divided into:
- Main subjects which are mandatory for both ordinary and extraordinary students;
- Auxiliary subjects which must be taken by all ordinary students in addition to the main subjects;
- Elective subjects may be offered in the second and third cycles.
The Faculty Council shall decide which auxiliary subjects are to be assigned to the extraordinary students.