Pedagogical University’s Doctoral School is tuition free for all, irrespective of country of origin. After a candidate completes successfully the admission process and enrols in the PhD program, he or she will receive a monthly scholarship of ca. 2,100 PLN for the first two years of studies, which covers ca. 60%–70% of the costs of living in Krakow. After the doctoral student passes the mid-term evaluation, he or she will receive a scholarship of ca. 3200 PLN, which covers ca 90%-100% of the costs of living. The total duration of the scholarship cannot exceed 4 (2+2) years. A doctoral student with disabilities will receive a doctoral scholarship increased by 30% of the basic amount (before the mid-term evaluation).

The procedure for obtaining a doctoral degree is free of charge for all Doctoral School graduates.

Your degree gives access to doctoral studies or gives right to start doctoral proceedings if it fulfils at least one of the following criteria:

  • gives access to doctoral studies or gives right to start doctoral proceedings in the country where it was obtained;
  • confirms completion of a joint programme provided by foreign higher education institutions and gives access to doctoral studies or gives right to start doctoral proceedings in at least one of the country in the education of which it was provided is recognised on the basis of an international agreement.

A scientific degree awarded by an authorised institution operating in the education system of one of the EU, EFTA, OECD countries is recognised as equivalent to the appropriate Polish one.

A scientific degree acquired in other country may be recognised as equivalent to a Polish one either on the basis of an international agreement or (if there are no such agreements) by way of nostrification.

A PhD degree is awarded to candidates who submit and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation before a thesis committee and pass a doctoral examination.

If you are interested in applying for the doctoral program at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, please read and follow the registration guide.