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Chemistry

Admission to the education programme Chemistry
in the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences
language of education: Polish

PhD programme in Chemistry enables gaining a broad knowledge as the basis for future professional careers and competencies necessary for scientific research, as well as the acquisition and development of educational and professional skills. The curriculum primarily consists of scientific research carried out as part of the preparation of a doctoral dissertation, in accordance with an individual research plan prepared by the doctoral student in consultation with the supervisor. Mandatory and optional courses allow individualized and very flexible selection of the education content.

The curriculum (educational program) consists primarily of scientific research carried out as part of the preparation of the doctoral dissertation according to individual research plan prepared by the doctoral student in consultation with the scientific supervisor.

Dedicated mandatory courses in the PhD programme in Chemistry for developing professional skills include:

  • panels - workshop courses (since 2023, PhD student should acquire least 10 ECTS, individual panels are assigned 2 to 4 ECTS)
    • Advanced computational techniques,
    • Advanced structural techniques,
    • Advanced synthetic techniques,
    • Advanced analytical techniques,
    • Advanced spectroscopic techniques,
    • Advanced microscopic techniques,
    • Advanced technology and environmental chemistry,
    • BioPharma Panel,
    • optional course to choose from the offered classes at the Jagiellonian University or another university for min. 2 ECTS, max. 3 ECTS agreed with the scientific supervisor and program manager
  • doctoral seminar (second semester of the second year), including meetings with invited guests (e.g. discipline coordinators from National Science Centre, ERASMUS program coordinators, CITTRU representatives) and presentation of doctoral students' achievements
  • English language course at C1 level (exempted for holders of the appropriate certificate)
  • Educational experience, carried out in the form of participation in teaching or supervising classes


PhD student are obliged to attend a seminar at the Doctoral School, interchangeable with participation in Polish Chemical Society lectures at the Faculty of Chemistry and other seminars offered by Faculty.

Soft skills and general knowledge classes include selected courses (lectures or workshops) to be chosen from a list announced before the beginning of the year. A doctoral student must also participate in a workshop course to enhance their teaching skills.

How to choose a potential promoter?

  1. The list of proposed topics (or more generally, topics) for doctoral theses along with the names of potential supervisors can be found here.
  2. The candidate may also propose own topic, provided that the proposal is agreed with potential supervisor.
  3. You can compare your own interests with the main research areas of individual departments.

Recommended study materials:

Recommended studying materials:
Physical Chemistry, James Keeler, Julio de Paula, Peter Atkins
Oxford University Press (preferably 10th edition or higher)

See also:

A subpage of the Faculty of Chemistry for doctoral students 
Faculty of Chemistry
A subpage dedicated to this programme

 

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How to apply?

  1. Check the admissions schedule.
  2. Read the rules and detailed conditions of admission.
  3. Collect the required documents.
  4. Apply in the Online Application System (IRK).
  5. Take the exam.
  6. Make an enrolment in the Doctoral School.

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Admission schedule

for Chemistry education programme

1st round

  • 21. May 2024 – Opening of registration in IRK System
  • 20. June 2024 – Closing of registration in IRK System
  • 1.-3. July 2024 – Entrance exams
  • 4. July 2024 – Committee meeting 
  • 8. July 2024 – Announcement of results
  • 10.-31. July and 4.-6. September 2024 – Enrollment to the Doctoral School*
  • 11.-13. September 2024 – Enrolment in the Doctoral School from the reserve list*

*enrollment possible during working hours of Secretariats of the Education Programmes

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Admission limits

  • 1st round – 27 doctoral students

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The information presented on this subpage applies to admission for the academic year 2024/25. Documents such as admission rules, list of required documents, education programme and others may change in the next admission. Most documents differ for each education programme. Always check the documents on the sub-page of the programme to which you are applying.