'S' and 'N' symbolsInformation for all candidates for programmes carried out in Polish and in foreign languages.Third-cycle programmes

'S' and 'N' symbolsInformation provided in this part of the website applies to all candidates, regardless of the rules on basis of which they apply for admission, for programmes taught in Polish and in foreign languages.

Third-cycle (doctoral) study programmes usually take four years to complete, are created in certain domains and disciplines, lead to registration for the doktor degree conferment procedure and result in awarding the doktor (PhD) degree. They may be taken up by candidates who possess the title of magister (Master) or equivalent and who are interested in pursuing academic research. From 1 October 2014 laureates of Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Diamond Grant" programme, despite not holding a magister title yet, are eligible to apply for doctoral programmes. Doctoral studies are the most popular (though not the only one) way to obtain a doktor (PhD) degree in Poland. They may be taken up by Polish nationals and by foreign nationals.

At the Jagiellonian University

The Jagiellonian University provides researchers with unique conditions for academic research. The Jagiellonian Library, with its collection, one of the richest in Poland, opens its door wide for doctoral students. State-of-the-art laboratories and workshops in newly-opened buildings at the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Jagiellonian University Revival are of service for researchers, especially in the fields of pure and natural sciences. Doctoral dissertations are prepared at all 15 faculties of the University, under the supervision of our experienced professors. This is why our students, representatives of the Jagiellonian University, are awarded numerous grants in National Science Centre programmes, receive prestigious scholarships, their work is appreciated in competitions.

All faculties of our University are certified to confer doktor degrees in disciplines of their research. Admission to the doctoral study programmes is carried out in the Online Application System (OAS). The admission procedures have been described in the following parts of this section.

The Jagiellonian University conducts research in cooperation with other research institutions in Poland and abroad. Our offer includes interdisciplinary and joint doctoral degree programmes. Admissions to these programmes may be carried out outside the OAS. In such cases, information about the admission procedures may be found on websites dedicated to those programmes, updated by the faculties and units created for this purpose.

Complete list of doctoral programmes currently open at the University is kept by the JU Office for Student Affairs: www.dn.uj.edu.pl/doktoranci/wykaz-studiow.