NMNH-BAS has an accreditation under the doctoral programs “Zoology” and “Entomology” with a validity period of 6 years. Every year 3—5 doctoral students are trained and get their degrees at the museum. In most cases, PhD students continue their careers as researchers at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Over the years, 15 specialists have received doctoral and doctoral degrees at the museum, and another 9 are currently being trained.
Doctoral students are provided with opportunities to participate in the teams of projects with external funding, as well as get support through scientific guidance in the projects of BAS and the Scientific Research Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science. By providing various training programs and short-term visits to European research institutions, as well as contacts with experienced zoologists and opportunities to use modern approaches in research, excellent working conditions are created at NMNHS for a successful work.