Four doctoral schools at the University of Warsaw are now open to applications. University graduates who would like to pursue their scientific career can apply to their preferable doctoral school, register in the Internet Recruitment of Candidates (IRK) and submit required documents until 28th June.

Doctoral Schools of UW offer four-year education in various disciplines in humanities, social sciences, exact and natural sciences as well as indisciplinary fields. Each doctoral candidate in doctoral schools is obliged to follow their Individual Research Plan. They carry out research in an individual unit their supervisor is employed. They take part in university-wide classes and classes organised by a school, e.g. methodological workshops or specialisation seminars offered by particular disciplines. Doctoral candidates’ progress and supervisors’ work are subject to mid-term evaluation. All UW doctoral schools offer full educational programmes in the English language.

Doctoral schools at UW
  • Doctoral School of Humanities
  • Doctoral School of Social Sciences
  • Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Doctoral School


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All doctoral candidates in doctoral schools receive a scholarship in the amount of PLN 2371.70 for the first two years of studies (before the mid-term evaluation) and PLN 3653.70 in the next two years after the mid-term evaluation. The scholarship is reduced by 11% due to compulsory insurance.


Application process

At the beginning of admissions to a doctoral school of the University of Warsaw a candidate should find a supervisor who will be ready to take care of them and their research project. The supervisor’s name and their declaration of readiness to take up the function should be submitted in the Internet Recruitment of Candidates system.

Looking for a supervisor, one can use a special browser that contains a list of academics who want to act as supervisors.


The closing date for applications is on 28th June. Due to the epidemiological situation, the application schedule may be subject to change. The relevant information will be posted on the website of doctoral schools and IRK.


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