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Chemistry (25.03.2021)
Signal Amplification in Vibrational Optical Activity

Pursuant to § 7 sections 1 and 3 of Resolution No. 5/I/2020 of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University of 29 January 2020 on: the rules of recruitment for the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2020/2021, the Director of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences announces a competition as part of the PhD study programme in Chemistry for two doctoral students with a scholarship financed from the research project funds.

As part of the OPUS 19 project, Super-efficient molecular nano-antenna for the transfer of chirality to the environment - research with the use of vibrational optical activity (VOA), a commission set up at the School will conduct recruitment for the PhD study programme in Chemistry in the academic year 2020/21.

The project manager, Prof. Agnieszka Kaczor offers an opportunity to complete the doctorates in the following area:

“Signal Amplification in Vibrational Optical Activity”.

After the interviews and the evaluation of the candidates, the Chairperson of the commission will present to the Director a report containing a list of candidates recommended for admission to the school as part of the research project.

The schedule of the current competition is as follows:

  • Opening of the competition: 08.04.2021 
  • Application submission deadline: 08.06.2021 
  • Entrance exams: 14-18.06. 2021 
  • Announcement of results: 23.06.2021 
  • Enrollment: 24-30.06.2021 

Detailed terms and procedures of admission

Application documents

Documents required at the recruitment application stage:

The documents should be loaded directly into the IRK system.

  • transcript of grades: diploma supplement, or the official transcript of grades, or, if they do not yet have these documents, grade book or another document listing completed courses and grades. Information about grading scale must be included;
  • an opinion of a research fellow holding a degree or the academic degree of doctor habilitated on the possibility of supervising the doctoral student in the event of admission to the Doctoral School;
  • a reference letter written by a senior research employed at a Polish or foreign university;
  • curriculum vitae with a special emphasis on academic achievements;
  • documents confirming academic achievements outlined in the curriculum vitae.


In the event of the persons referred to in Article 186, section 2 of the Act,

  • two opinions confirming the high quality of their research work and the high level of advancement of such work, issued by: a research fellow holding at least the academic degree of doctor habilitated or being an employee of a foreign higher education institution or a research institution, who has significant achievements in academic issues related to the curriculum or
  • a certificate of being a beneficiary of the Diamond Grant Programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


Any document submitted in a language other than Polish or English must be accompanied by a certified translation into Polish or English.

Please send your application documents to the project manager, Prof. Agnieszka Kaczor at: and upload them into the Online Application System ( which will open on April, 8th.

Documents required for entry:

  • the original OAS application printed out from the system, containing a photograph;
  • a photocopy and the original for inspection of: a diploma or other document of graduation of a higher education institution abroad entitling the holder to undertake education in order to obtain the degree of doctor in which it was issued, recognised as equivalent to the relevant Polish master's diploma, and if, by the date of entry, the candidate does not yet hold a master's diploma document, a certificate issued by the higher education institution confirming that the candidate has passed the diploma examination, containing information on the right to take up education in order to obtain the degree of doctor in whose system the institution operates, with the grades given from the diploma examination, from the diploma thesis and on the diploma (for graduates of the second degree studies also a certificate containing these grades from the completed first degree studies);
  • a photocopy and the original for inspection: a diploma supplement;
  • for inspection: identity document (passport in case of foreigners);
  • originals of all other documents provided at the registration stage in the form of a scan.

In the event of exposure to harmful, noxious or hazardous factors, the applicant will, at the time of registration, be referred for a medical examination by an occupational medicine physician. The candidate shall be obliged to deliver, within the time limit set by the programme manager, a medical certificate confirming the absence of contraindications to take up education.

Higher education diplomas awarded abroad should:

  1. bear an apostille clause if the issuing country is covered by the Convention abolishing the requirement  legalisation for foreign public documents, done at The Hague on 5 October 1961 (Journal of Laws of 2005, No. 112, item 938) or
  2. be subjected to legalisation, in other cases.

Any document submitted in a language other than Polish or English must be accompanied by a certified translation into Polish or English.


Each doctoral student, including a foreigner, admitted to the doctoral school is obligatorily subject to health insurance if he/she is not covered by such insurance on other grounds (e.g. employment relationship, contract of mandate, business activity, insured as a family member under 26 years of age, as the spouse of an insured person). The health insurance contribution is paid by the Jagiellonian University and is financed from the State budget. In addition, a doctoral student receiving a doctoral scholarship is subject to compulsory retirement and disability insurance and accident insurance.


A person admitted to the doctoral school begin education and acquire doctoral student rights upon taking the oath. The Department of Personal Affairs reports each doctoral student admitted to the School to compulsory health and social insurance at the commencement of education, i.e. from 1 July at the earliest. Until that time foreign candidates are obliged to cover the costs of insurance for the time of travel, treatment, etc. individually.