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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

English, Polish


4 years

Szkoła Doktorska Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach


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The task of the Doctoral School of the University of Silesia is to create optimal conditions for doctoral students to conduct their research at the highest level. The Doctoral School accomplishes its goal by supporting young scientists in their pursuit of scientific excellence, creating the best conditions for their scientific development following the scientific and didactic activities of the University.

The website of the Doctoral School:

Admission to the Doctoral School is carried out in the form of a competition, separately in three areas:

  • the area of ​​humanities, art, and theology;
  • the area of ​​social sciences;
  • the area of ​​exact, natural and engineering, and technical sciences.

In the field of social sciences, the Doctoral School educate in the following disciplines:

  • social and economic geography and spatial management
  • communication and media studies,
  • political science and public administration,
  • law,
  • sociology,
  • education,
  • psychology


Doctoral School at the University of Silesia in Katowice
ul. Bankowa 14, 40-007 Katowice
phone: 32 359 24 71, 32 359 24 72, 32 359 24 51 Foreigners: 32 359 24 72

Admissions criteria

Qualification of candidates for the Doctoral School is based on a two-stage competition. The qualification procedure takes into account: the result of the interview, the evaluation of the research plan, the candidate's scientific achievements, the candidate's experience in international cooperation. The first stage of the competition evaluates the candidate's research plan by three experts; at least two experts represent the candidate's discipline, and one may define a related field. Candidates who have obtained the minimum number of points specified in the admission resolution from at least two experts go to the next stage of recruitment. The second stage of the competition is an interview assessed by an area admissions committee composed of representatives of all disciplines of a given area, two members from each field. Candidates are qualified according to the ranking list opened by the person with the highest number of points and closed by the person with the minimum number of points to qualify for the Doctoral School. Candidates who have not obtained the minimum points from the interview will not be admitted to the Doctoral School even if the admission limit in a given area has not been exhausted. If more candidates receive the same number of points, the grade for the research plan design decides the position on the ranking list.

Detailed information on the admissions procedure can be found at

Fees for education


Faculty's contact details

Szkoła Doktorska Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach

ul. Bankowa 14
40-007 Katowice
32 359 24 71
32 359 24 72

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73