Candidate (Latin candidatus or candidata) is the name of various academic degrees, chiefly in Scandinavia and the post-Soviet states. In Scandinavia, it is a higher professional-level degree usually corresponding to 5–7 years of studies, whereas in the post-Soviet states, it is a research degree roughly equivalent to an American PhD.

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  • Candidate (Latin candidatus or candidata) is the name of various academic degrees, chiefly in Scandinavia and the post-Soviet states. In Scandinavia, it is a higher professional-level degree usually corresponding to 5–7 years of studies, whereas in the post-Soviet states, it is a research degree roughly equivalent to an American PhD. The term is derived from Latin candida, meaning white. In Ancient Rome, men running for political office would usually wear togas chalked and bleached to be bright white at speeches, debates, conventions, and other public functions. The term candidate thus came to mean someone who seeks an office of some sort. (en)
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  • Candidate (Latin candidatus or candidata) is the name of various academic degrees, chiefly in Scandinavia and the post-Soviet states. In Scandinavia, it is a higher professional-level degree usually corresponding to 5–7 years of studies, whereas in the post-Soviet states, it is a research degree roughly equivalent to an American PhD. (en)
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  • Candidate (degree) (en)
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