Next admission (2021/2022): March 2021
Registration ends: 29.03.2021
Entrance exams: 01-07.04.2021
Committee meeting - on the dates of entrance exams: 7.04.2021
Announcement of the results: 09 or 12.04.2021
DS admission: 12.04.2021-10.09.2021 (excluding August)
DS admission (reserve list): 13.09.2021-14.09.2021
The rules of admission at the Doctoral School
Candidates with a very good knowledge of the basics of physics and mathematics, assessed in the interview,
are admitted to doctoral studies in astronomy at the Jagiellonian University. We accept
applications from persons who have obtained a master's degree in astronomy, physics or related fields.
The prior consent of a
scientific employee (supervisor) of the Observatory to undertake scientific supervision over the candidate is required.
During the interview the candidates can expect to be inquired about their graduate studies' and their M.Sc. thesis's topic matter, their hitherto scientific achievements, as well as their research plans to be carried out in the course of their Ph.D. studies in astronomy.
A decision concerning the candidate acceptance as well as granting him a salary in the first year of Ph.D. studies will be based on the results of the interview.
At least two weeks before the start of the enrolment process, the Director shall set forth by way of an announcement published on the school's website:
- detailed conditions of enrolment organisation and schedule;
- the limit of places connected with the source from which the scholarship is paid, available in a given enrolment round;
- the list and method of submitting the required documents;
The basis for admission will be the assessment of the presented documents and the interview. During the interview, we want to determine the candidates' general knowledge in the field of astronomy, physics and mathematics, but in particular, in relation to his/her master's thesis and the subject of the planned PhD studies. We will also try to assess to what extent the candidates are able to think independently and originally. We do not plan to prepare a detailed list of issues for this interview, because it will have a slightly different character for each subsequent person.
Fellowships and tuition fees
Accepted foreign students will obtain Ph.D. fellowships (equal to the ones
provided to the Polish students i.e. approx. 2200* PLN per month, which is
26400 PLN per year), as well as, the health insurance (students from outside
EU may be subject of another regulations in that matter).
Based on good progress in a PhD thesis preparation students can apply for support of travels and conference participation. They can also apply for research grants from the Polish Science Foundation.
There is NO tuition fee.
* Costs of living in Poland is significantly lower than in Western European countries.
Please direct all enquiries to our Secretary Office
Phone: +48 12 6238 632, fax: +48 12 4251 318
Doctoral School in Astronomy
ul. Orla 171
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
The Secretary office is closed from 1-26 August.
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