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Rules of recruitment for doctoral studies in the academic year 2016/2017
Full-time studies in English

1. Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (previous: Faculty of Journalism and Political Science)

1.1 Authorisation to award the following academic degree:
Doctor of Social Sciences in the field of political science, Doctor of Social Sciences in the field of public policy, Doctor of Social Sciences in the field of security studies

1.2 Study major / specialty: studies on politics – international relations

1.3 Duration of studies: 4 years (in the formula 3 + 1), compulsory curriculum includes three years, and the fourth year is intended to complete the dissertation; PhD students who manage to realize the full program of study and prepare a doctoral thesis can graduate in 3 years

1.4 Form of studies: full-time

1.5 Maximum number of students to be admitted: 30

1.6 Required documents:
a) application for admission (download);
b) Master’s degree diploma and programme of studies (original and English versions);
c) Bachelor’s degree diploma and programme of studies (in order to establish equivalence to – or validate as – a Master’s degree thus making the applicant eligible for admission to the studies);
d) description of the applicant’s research interests (optionally: a preliminary outline of the doctoral thesis);
e) information on the applicant’s scientific activity (participation in conferences, scientific clubs and associations, publications; optionally: a scientific opinion);
f) CV/résumé;
g) personal questionnaire (download);
h) copy of the passport;
i) information on foreign language skills, especially English language skills (certificates, diplomas, certification documents; optionally: the applicant’s declaration of the attained level of language skills in the given foreign language).

1.7 Time and place for filing documents:
– from 1 May 2016 r. to 1 July 2016 r.; Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (Faculty of Journalism and Political Science), University of Warsaw (ISM WDiNP UW), ul. Żurawia 4, room 404,;
– if not completed the limit of places: an additional recruitment to 1 September 2016.

1.8 Description of the recruitment procedure:
Admission on the basis of the complete set of delivered documents.

1.9 Date of the announcement of the results: to 15 July 2016 (respectively, to 15 September 2016 in the case of an additional recruitment)

1.10 Place of the announcement of the recruitment results:
Institute of International Relations UW, ul. Żurawia 4, room 404.

1.11 Date of commencement of doctoral studies: 2 November 2016.

1.12 Upon admission the student will be assigned to a faculty member (holding a postdoctoral degree – dr hab.), who will be acting as the student’s scientific mentor.

1.13 Applicants failing to submit all the required documents by the set deadline will be removed from the candidate list.

1.14. Master’s degree diploma should be submitted before the date of commencement of doctoral studies (2 November 2016).

1.15. The studies are paid. Tuition is EUR 4000,- for the academic year (plus EUR 200,- fee for the first year). It is possible to pay in 2 installments for the academic year after approval by the Dean of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw at the written request of the student.

Programme Coordinator: dr Maciej Raś E-mail: or

Download: new educational programme



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