Warsaw Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science

In power from: 12 Apr 2023

Registration criteria


We invite to read the information about the recruitment [LINK]

Schedule of the Doctoral School enrolment procedure - registration in IRK:

a) registration in the Internet Recruitment for Candidates, referred to as “IRK”, submitting an application to the IRK for admission to the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences:
from 6th of May to 17th of June 2024
b) sending recommendation letters: until 27th of June 2024;
c) recruitment procedure:
– publication of the interview schedule: until 2nd of July 2024;
– qualification procedure: from 2th of July to 19th of July 2024;

For 7 days prior to the scheduled interview, the candidates will receive a message via the system of IRK with information about the meeting time.
– announcement of the ranking list: until 2nd of August 2024;
– accepting documents from qualified candidates: from 5th of August to 23rd of September 2024;
– announcement of the list of accepted candidates: until 30th of September 2024

Beginning of education - October, 2024.  


The first step in the application process is finding a candidate for PhD supervisor and obtaining her/his declaration about the willingness to be the candidate’s supervisor. The declaration is one of the required documents (see below).

List of supervisors in mathematics

List of supervisors in computer science

Please note that not all potential supervisors are on the list

Admission fee

200 PLN

Form of qualification proceedings and number of points to be awarded

One-stage proceedings

The maximum number of points to be obtained in the qualification proceedings – 100 points.

Language of qualification proceedings, including the interview

The interview shall be held in Polish or English, according to candidate’s preferences indicated in the IRK. If Polish is selected, a part of the interview may be held in English.

Required documents

The candidate shall submit a School admission application only through the IRK. The application shall include the following:

 sd.nsp.mat@uw.edu.pl for mathematical sciences and computer science, 

It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the person who makes the recommendation sends the letter. Failure to receive the recommendation letters does not mean that the application for admission to the School is incomplete; the letters may be taken into consideration when evaluating the candidate’s scientific potential;

  All required documents (except photo) shall be attached as PDF files.

Assessment criteria and method

Initial research project proposal (maximum number of points – 5)

When evaluating the initial research project proposal, the following shall be taken into account:

1) the feasibility of the project in the context of documented competencies of the candidate;

2) the academic importance of the project;

3) anticipated added value for the scientific community of the academic discipline.

Scientific activity of the candidate (maximum number of points – 15)

When evaluating scientific activity, the following elements, confirmed by means of scanned documents, shall be taken into account:

1) scientific publications (a scan of the front page is required; in the case of multi-author achievements, the percentage share of the candidate’s participation in the achievement must be defined);

2) confirmed participation in student competitions;

3) confirmed participation in research projects (a scan of the certificate issued by the project coordinator is required);

4) presentations delivered or seminar and conference messages (a scan confirming presentation delivery is required);

5) documented research internships;

6) achievements within students’ research groups (a scan of the certificate signed by the chairperson of the group is required).

Qualification examination (maximum number of points – 40)

Verifying the candidate’s knowledge and skills within the particular academic discipline in writing.

In justified cases (e.g. where the candidate stays abroad), at the written request of the candidate addressed to the chairperson of the qualification team appointed for the particular academic discipline, the written examination may be replaced with an oral examination carried out remotely with the use of generally available online tools.

Interview (maximum number of points – 40)

The interview entails an assessment of the candidate’s scientific potential. The interview may comprise the following elements:

1) discussion of the candidate’s Master’s thesis (understanding of the subject, research hypotheses, their implementation, results obtained and conclusions);

2) questions about the academic record and the course of the graduate and postgraduate studies or the uniform Master's degree studies, including subjects related to the doctoral dissertation;

3) questions pertaining to information included in letters of recommendations, including the nature and results of cooperation of the candidate with the authors of these letters;

4) questions pertaining to the doctoral project and other information included in the documentation submitted by the candidate.

Condition of admission to the School 

The requirement for admission to a School shall be a place on the Ranking list that is within the limit of places and getting no less than 50 points from the entire qualification proceedings.

Recruitment Legislation and Acts to Know

– Resolution no. 17 of the Senate of the University of Warsaw of 20 January 2021 on rules of admission to doctoral schools at the University of Warsaw (the University of Warsaw Monitor of 2024, item 120);

– Ordinance no. 38 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 09 April 2024 on the establishment of an admissions schedule and rules for registering candidates to doctoral schools in the academic year 2024/2025 (the University of Warsaw Monitor of 2024, item 122);

– Resolution no. 4 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 18 April 2024 on the admission procedure fee for carrying out the qualification procedure to the doctoral school at the University of Warsaw (the University of Warsaw Monitor of 2024, item 152)

– Resolution no. 57 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 29 April 2024 on establishing the limit of places to doctoral schools in the academic year of 2024/2025 (the University of Warsaw Monitor of 2024, item 173).