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Director of the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University announces recruitment for the academic year 2023/2024 in the following disciplines:

  • Economics and Finances – recruitment limit - 2
  • Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Planning – recruitment limit - 3
  • Social communication and media – recruitment limit - 3
  • Political and Public Administration Sciences – recruitment limit - 8
  • Management and Quality Sciences – recruitment limit - 4
  • Legal Sciences - recruitment limit - 9
  • Sociological sciences – recruitment limit  - 7
  • Pedagogy – recruitment limit - 1
  • Psychology – recruitment limit - 10
  • Interdisciplinary PhD Programme "Society of the Future" – recruitment limit - 4
  • International PhD Pogramme in Cognitive Neuroscience – recruitment limit – 5

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Announcement for recruitment

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Resolution No. 68/XII/2022 of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University of 21 December 2022 on rules of admission to the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2023/2024 and detailed terms and procedures of admission to the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2023/2024
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Resolution No. 68/XII/2022 of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University of 21 December 2022 on rules of admission to the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2023/2024 and detailed terms and procedures of admission to the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2023/2024
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Announcement regarding recruitment to the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2023/2024

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Detailed terms and procedures of admission to the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2023/2024

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Programmes: Economics and Finances, Social communication and media – only I Round of recruitment

Programmes: Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Planning, Political and Public Administration Sciences, Management and Quality Sciences, Legal Sciences, Sociological Sciences, Pedagogy, Psychology – only II Round of recruitment

International PhD Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience, Society of the future – I Round of recruitment

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Nabór do programu "Psychologia" - tylko jedna tura rekrutacji (wrzesień)

Doktoranci zaczynający kształcenie w roku akademickim 2023/2024 będą zobligowani do odbycia szkolenia w zakresie udzielania tutoringu. Będą też zobligowani do realizowania części z 60 godzin praktyk dydaktycznych w ramach prowadzenia tutoringu. Miejsce odbywania praktyk, dokładną liczbę godzin i formułę realizacji praktyk określi Kierownik kierunku Psychologia.

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Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program „Society of the Future”, and International PhD Programme in Cognitive Neuroscience

Formal entry requirements for entering the admission procedure

Candidates eligible to apply for admission to the doctoral school are holders of Magister, Magister inżynier, or equivalent title awarded in any field of study.

Verification of the fulfillment of this condition takes place after qualifying for admission to the doctoral school, at the time of entry into the list of doctoral students.

In exceptional cases, justified by the highest quality of scientific achievements, a person referred to in art. 186 paragraph 2 of the Act, i.e. a person who is a graduate of first-cycle studies or a student who has completed the third year of uniform master's studies, without the professional title of magister, master engineer or equivalent.

For people who use the extraordinary procedure pursuant to Art. 186 paragraph 2 of the Act, the verification takes place before admission to the first stage of the recruitment procedure, on the basis of an opinion confirming the high quality of the research works carried out and the high level of advancement of these works, issued by a research supervisor with at least a postdoctoral degree or an employee of a foreign university or scientific institution with significant achievements.

Language of the admission procedure

The admission procedure is conducted in English. The candidate's application must be in English.

List of documents required for the calculation of the final result

  1. academic CV, enclosed with a list of publications and conference papers;
  2. recommendation letter, written by a fellow conducting research in the discipline or related disciplines, holding at least the academic degree of Doktor habilitowany, or holding at least the academic degree of Doktor and eligible to supervise the doctoral student as the principal supervisor;
  3. research proposal (character count: min. 10,000, max. 18,000, with spaces), comprising the following elements: title, keywords, aim/research problem, impact of the proposed research, research methods, research design and plan, and preliminary literature review;
  4. persons referred to in Article 186(2) of the act: letter of reference confirming exceptional quality of the research conducted by the candidate and the advanced progress of the research, written by candidate’s academic supervisor holding at least the academic degree of Doktor habilitowany, or a fellow employed at a foreign university or research institution who has significant achievements in research problems related to the education program.

Admission procedure

A person joining the recruitment procedure presents a complete set of documents indicated in the recruitment announcement as part of the submitted application.

Submitting an incomplete application or application containing significant deficiencies in relation to the requirements for its preparation specified in the announcement of recruitment results in its inability to be assessed and the qualification result being set on the ranking list equal to 0 (zero) points.

The complete application is submitted for evaluation as part of the first stage.

In the first stage, the following are assessed:

  1. interdisciplinarity of candidate’s research interests in the fields of knowledge and / or disciplines covered by the given program being assessed;
  2. research project.

The proposal is assessed on the following merits:

  1. formal assessment;
  2. assessment of the research problem identification and description;
  3. literature review adequacy;
  4. research methods adequacy;
  5. scientific reliability (originality of the project and independence of its implementation);
  6. compliance of the scientific intentions with the profile of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and the doctoral program.

The committee may appoint a reviewer for the assessment for the proposal, from among the research fellows employed at the Jagiellonian University, holding at least the academic degree of Doktor habilitowany and recognized specialized competence and knowledge in the area referred to in the research proposal.

Only candidates who jointly meet the following conditions are invited to the second stage of the admission procedure (the interview):

  1. the candidate's research interests are in line with the program profile;
  2. the project submitted was positively assessed in each of the criteria in the first stage.

Persons who are not admitted to stage two receive a qualification result of 0 (zero) points on the ranking list.

During the second stage the committee conducts the interview in English (0-100 points), in which the following elements are assessed:

  1. academic quality, novelty, and probability of completion of the submitted research proposal, taking into account the result of assessment conducted during the first stage of the admission procedure (0–50 points);
  2. candidate’s academic CV (0–20 points);
  3. candidate’s qualifications presented during the interview (0–30 points).

Failure to participate in the interview will result in the qualification result being set to 0 (zero) points on the ranking list.

Grant and international research projects beneficiaries, from the list announced by the school director on the school’s website, are awarded the maximum number of points from the admission procedure (100 points) and are exempted from taking part in the admission procedure stages, provided that they meet the formal requirements for entering the admission procedure. The committee determines whether the candidate meets these conditions on the basis of the documents submitted by the candidate.

Subject to the above-mentioned cases, the candidate's qualification result is the number of points obtained during the interview, determined with an accuracy of two decimal places.

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Documents required for enrollment:

  • application form downloaded from the system, including candidate’s photograph, together with other documents downloaded from the system from under the link “Documents and further steps” in the table of the application for this programme,
  • copy of a higher education diploma entitling its holder (the candidate) to enrol into doctoral-level education, with the original document available for inspection,
  • for inspection: original copies of documents uploaded in the system upon submission of the application.

During the enrolment procedure, candidate has to present their identity document: a valid passport or national ID.

A diploma of graduation obtained outside Poland must have an apostille or be legalized.

Apostille/legalisation of a diploma issued outside of Poland
Higher education diplomas obtained outside of Poland have to be authenticated with apostille or legalised. This serves as the basis of acknowledging foreign documents as valid in the territory of Poland. In case of documents issued in countries which are parties to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 (Dz.U. z 2005 r. nr 112, poz. 938), an apostille has to be obtained.

Legalisation, similarly to apostille, confirms the authenticity of a document issued in a country other than Poland. Documents have to be legalized if obtaining an apostille is not possible because the country that issued the document is not a party to the Hague Convention mentioned above. If your country in not on the list, you need to contact the institution responsible in this country for legalising documents (in order to use them abroad). Usually it is the ministry of foreign affairs or ministry
of education/higher education. After obtaining initial confirmation, the Polish consulate should be contacted in order to finalise legalisation of the document.
Apostille or legalisation must be delivered to the respective PhD study programme Secretariat
within a set deadline.

In exceptional,  justified cases, at the request of the candidate, the Director of the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences  may decide to verify the document issued abroad by the university which issued the document. In such a case, after positive verification of the diploma by an employee of the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences,  apostille or legalization is not required.

If on the diploma of graduation obtained abroad there is no annotation attesting eligibility to apply for the Doctor degree in the country, of which system of higher education the academy operates, the candidate is required to attach a confirmation of this eligibility issued by:

  • Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) or or generated from the system https://kwalifikator.nawa.gov.pl/ or
  •  the university that issued the diploma or
  •  Polish consulate in the country where the document was issued

For each document issued in a language other than Polish or English, the candidate is required to attach a certified translation into Polish or English.

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Remaining programs

Formal entry requirements for entering the admission procedure

Candidates eligible to apply for admission to the doctoral school are holders of Magister, Magister inżynier, or equivalent title awarded in any field of study.

Verification of the fulfillment of this condition takes place after qualifying for admission to the doctoral school, at the time of entry into the list of doctoral students.

In exceptional cases, justified by the highest quality of scientific achievements, a person referred to in art. 186 paragraph 2 of the Act, i.e. a person who is a graduate of first-cycle studies or a student who has completed the third year of uniform master's studies, without the professional title of magister, master engineer or equivalent.

For people who use the extraordinary procedure pursuant to Art. 186 paragraph 2 of the Act, the verification takes place before admission to the first stage of the recruitment procedure, on the basis of an opinion confirming the high quality of the research works carried out and the high level of advancement of these works, issued by a research supervisor with at least a postdoctoral degree or an employee of a foreign university or scientific institution with significant achievements.

Language of the admission procedure

The procedure is conducted in the language of education in a given program.

List of documents required for the calculation of the final result

  1. academic CV, enclosed with a list of publications and conference papers;
  2. recommendation letter, written by a fellow conducting research in the discipline or related disciplines, holding at least the academic degree of Doktor habilitowany, or holding at least the academic degree of Doktor and eligible to supervise the doctoral student as the principal supervisor;
  3. research proposal (character count: min. 10,000, max. 18,000, with spaces), comprising the following elements: title, keywords, aim/research problem, impact of the proposed research, research methods, research design and plan, and preliminary literature review;
  4. persons referred to in Article 186(2) of the act: letter of reference confirming exceptional quality of the research conducted by the candidate and the advanced progress of the research, written by candidate’s academic supervisor holding at least the academic degree of Doktor habilitowany, or a fellow employed at a foreign university or research institution who has significant achievements in research problems related to the education program.

Admission procedure

A person joining the recruitment procedure presents a complete set of documents indicated in the recruitment announcement as part of the submitted application.

Submitting an incomplete application or application containing significant deficiencies in relation to the requirements for its preparation specified in the announcement of recruitment results in its inability to be assessed and the qualification result being set on the ranking list equal to 0 (zero) points.

The complete application is submitted for evaluation as part of the first stage.

In the first stage, the following are assessed:

  1. concurrence of the candidate's scientific interests with the discipline
  2. research project.

The proposal is assessed on the following merits:

  1. formal assessment;
  2. assessment of the research problem identification and description;
  3. literature review adequacy;
  4. research methods adequacy;
  5. scientific reliability (originality of the project and independence of its implementation);
  6. compliance of the scientific intentions with the profile of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences and the doctoral program.

The committee may appoint a reviewer for the assessment for the proposal, from among the research fellows employed at the Jagiellonian University, holding at least the academic degree of Doktor habilitowany and recognized specialized competence and knowledge in the area referred to in the research proposal.

Only candidates who jointly meet the following conditions are invited to the second stage of the admission procedure (the interview):

  1. the candidate's research interests are in line with the discipline;
  2. the project submitted was positively assessed in each of the criteria in the first stage.

Persons who are not admitted to stage two receive a qualification result of 0 (zero) points on the ranking list.

During the second stage the committee conducts the interview in English (0-100 points), in which the following elements are assessed:

  1. academic quality, novelty, and probability of completion of the submitted research proposal, taking into account the result of assessment conducted during the first stage of the admission procedure (0–50 points);
  2. candidate’s academic CV (0–20 points);
  3. candidate’s qualifications presented during the interview (0–30 points).

The interview may include elements of checking the knowledge of English or Polish language.

Failure to participate in the interview will result in the qualification result being set to 0 (zero) points on the ranking list.

Grant and international research projects beneficiaries, from the list announced by the school director on the school’s website, are awarded the maximum number of points from the admission procedure (100 points) and are exempted from taking part in the admission procedure stages, provided that they meet the formal requirements for entering the admission procedure. The committee determines whether the candidate meets these conditions on the basis of the documents submitted by the candidate.

Subject to the above-mentioned cases, the candidate's qualification result is the number of points obtained during the interview, determined with an accuracy of two decimal places.

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Documents required for enrollment:

  • application form downloaded from the system, including candidate’s photograph, together with other documents downloaded from the system from under the link “Documents and further steps” in the table of the application for this programme,
  • copy of a higher education diploma entitling its holder (the candidate) to enrol into doctoral-level education, with the original document available for inspection,
  • for inspection: original copies of documents uploaded in the system upon submission of the application.

During the enrolment procedure, candidate has to present their identity document: a valid passport or national ID.

A diploma of graduation obtained outside Poland must have an apostille or be legalized.

Apostille/legalisation of a diploma issued outside of Poland
Higher education diplomas obtained outside of Poland have to be authenticated with apostille or legalised. This serves as the basis of acknowledging foreign documents as valid in the territory of Poland. In case of documents issued in countries which are parties to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 (Dz.U. z 2005 r. nr 112, poz. 938), an apostille has to be obtained.

Legalisation, similarly to apostille, confirms the authenticity of a document issued in a country other than Poland. Documents have to be legalized if obtaining an apostille is not possible because the country that issued the document is not a party to the Hague Convention mentioned above. If your country in not on the list, you need to contact the institution responsible in this country for legalising documents (in order to use them abroad). Usually it is the ministry of foreign affairs or ministry
of education/higher education. After obtaining initial confirmation, the Polish consulate should be contacted in order to finalise legalisation of the document.
Apostille or legalisation must be delivered to the respective PhD study programme Secretariat
within a set deadline.

In exceptional,  justified cases, at the request of the candidate, the Director of the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences  may decide to verify the document issued abroad by the university which issued the document. In such a case, after positive verification of the diploma by an employee of the Doctoral School in the Social Sciences,  apostille or legalization is not required.

If on the diploma of graduation obtained abroad there is no annotation attesting eligibility to apply for the Doctor degree in the country, of which system of higher education the academy operates, the candidate is required to attach a confirmation of this eligibility issued by:

  • Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) or or generated from the system https://kwalifikator.nawa.gov.pl/ or
  •  the university that issued the diploma or
  •  Polish consulate in the country where the document was issued

For each document issued in a language other than Polish or English, the candidate is required to attach a certified translation into Polish or English.