University of Warsaw Doctoral Schools

On 1st October 2018, the new Law on Higher Education and Science entered into force. According to the Act, Polish universities were required to establish doctoral schools.


On 17th April 2019, the University of Warsaw established 4 doctoral schools.


In 2021, the PhD education received 2 127 students, including 1 135 students of the 3rd cycle programmes and 992 doctoral candidates in four doctoral schools.

Doctoral School of Humanities

disciplines: archaeology, philosophy, history, linguistics, literary studies, cultural and religious studies, arts


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Doctoral School of Social Sciences


disciplines: economics and finance, socio-economic geography and land management, safety studies, social communication and media studies, political and administration science, management and quality studies, legal studies, sociology, pedagogy, psychology


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Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences

disciplines: astronomy, mathematical sciences, computer science, biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences


The Warsaw Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science is a part of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences and is jointly run by the University of Warsaw and the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


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Interdisciplinary Doctoral School

At the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, doctoral students prepare theses based on achievements in at least two freely elected fields of academic research, with the leading field indicated, or single-field projects without any leading discipline specified.


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Additional information

2022/2023 Academic Year Dates


Online Recruitment


UW Doctoral Schools website


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