The Doctoral School


The University’s doctoral school provides education for doctoral students in the following disciplines of science:

  • archaeology,
  • economics and finance,
  • philosophy,
  • history,
  • linguistics,
  • literary studies,
  • biological sciences,
  • physical sciences,
  • medical sciences,
  • health sciences,
  • law,
  • political science and public administration,
  • sociology,
  • education,
  • agriculture and horticulture,
  • nutrition and food technology

and disciplines of the arts:

  • music,
  • fine arts and art conservation.


Educating doctoral students at the University’s doctoral school came into effect 1 October, 2019, lasting 6-8 semesters.

The University’s Doctoral School aims to enable students:

  • obtain advanced knowledge in specific fields of science and scientific disciplines or in the field of art and artistic discipline;
  • prepare for independent conduct of scientific and artistic researches and publications;
  • prepare a doctoral dissertation or an artistic thesis that constitute the basis for awarding a doctoral degree;
  • obtain a doctoral degree.

General learning objectives

The University’s Doctoral School provides advanced knowledge in specific fields of science and scientific disciplines as well as in the field of art and artistic discipline. The main purpose of education at the Doctoral School is to prepare a PhD student for independent scientific or artistic work, to prepare a doctoral dissertation and to obtain a doctoral degree. The educational objectives include, in particular, equipping the doctoral student with knowledge that enables him to exploit advances in the world of scientific development; acquire knowledge of the methodology of scientific research appropriate for the discipline; acquire skills to resolve research problems; acquire skills to disseminate knowledge in the scientific community; acquire skills to organize and plan team work; equip doctoral students with workshop and methodological competences constituting a guarantee of scientific independence; prepare for planning and critical self-assessment of own scientific development; prepare for participation in the exchange of scientific experience at national and international level.

The candidate’s profile

  1. Applicants for admission to the Doctoral School should be holders of a master's degree (M.A or M.Sc.) or its equivalent, and a person who, in exceptional cases justified by the exemplary quality of scientific achievements, does not meet the requirements specified in art. 186 paragraph 1 point 1 of the Act of 20 July 2018 - Law on Higher Education and Science, and who is a graduate of first-cycle studies or a student who completed the third year of uniform Master's studies as well as persons referred to in art. 326 paragraph 2 point 2 or art. 327 paragraph 2 of the above-mentioned Act.
  1. Foreigners may undertake education at the Doctoral School on the basis of:
  • international agreements, on the terms set out in those agreements;
  • agreements concluded with foreign entities by universities, on the principles set out in these agreements;
  • the Minister's decision;
  • the decision of the Director of NAWA, regarding its scholarship holders;
  • the decision of the Director of the National Science Center, concerning the granting of funds for the implementation of basic researches such as projects, internships or scholarships, qualified for funding through a competition;
  • the administrative decision of the Rector.



University of Rzeszów

The Doctoral School

35-959 Rzeszów, al. T.Rejtana 16c, bud. A1, pok. 29

tel. +48 17 872 1207

e-mail: [email protected]