PhD in Economics

Full-time Doctorate Studies

Studies description

The Faculty of Economic Sciences (WNE) conducts the full-time doctoral studies in the area of economics.

The programme of doctoral studies includes an obligatory common part, which comprises courses in advanced macroeconomics, advanced microeconomics, advanced econometrics and economic research methodology. The remaining part of the programme consists of a specialised courses chosen by the PhD students (after consultations with their supervisor).

Thanks to this structure of doctoral studies, apart from the solid theoretical knowledge, PhD students have the opportunity to deepen specialist knowledge as part of additional courses conducted by outstanding specialists in their fields. The preparation of the doctoral dissertation includes an independent (under guidance of a supervisor) description of an important economic problem.

The doctoral studies prepare graduates to work as scientists employed by Polish or foreign academic institutions, as well as to participate in the economic and public life at managerial and expert levels. Graduates acquire skills allowing them to conduct scientific research on their own, participate in research projects, prepare scientific publications, but also to undertake specific practical tasks and solve them. An important element of the PhD student's profile is also the ability to conduct didactic classes in all basic specializations of economics, as well as advanced courses within their own specialization.

The PhD programme at the Faculty of Economic Sciences is a Math-oriented programme.

Study Recipients

The doctoral studies of the Faculty of Economic Sciences are addressed primarily to outstanding graduates of economic faculties who place their career path within the framework of scientific and research activities as well as in key economic institutions.

Programme of studies

Curriculum

Form of studies - full-time
Duration - 4 years
Language - English 

Programme of studies

Lecturers

  • Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Cieślik, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Charemza, University of Leicester, UK
  • Prof. Reka Futasz, Central European University
  • Prof. dr hab. Jacek Hołówka, Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Maciejewski, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, The Head of Studies
  • Prof. dr dr h. c. Oded Stark, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. dr hab. Włodzimierz Siwiński, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw
  • Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Żylicz, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

Terms of completion the doctoral studies

  1. Requirement of completion of full-time doctoral studies is passing courses of compulsory and elective courses provided for in the Rules of full-time Doctoral Studies of the Faculty. The requirement for completing the doctoral studies is passing the obligatory and optional courses provided in the Regulations.
     
  2. The requirements to obtain the doctoral degree in economics result from the Act of the 14 March 2003 on Academic Degrees and Titles and on Degrees and Titles in Art (Journal of Laws of 2003, no. 65, item 595 with amendments) and Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 3 June 2016 on detailed procedure and conditions for conducting activities in doctoral procedure, in the habilitation proceedings and in proceedings on awarding the title of professor (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 882). must be fulfilled.

Seminars

The schedule of the doctoral seminars can be checked in the  PDF file.

Scholarships

The doctoral scholarship and the scholarship for the best PhD students can be obtained by Polish citizens and foreigners from European Union countries who are PhD students at the University of Warsaw, and all PhD students at the University of Warsaw can apply for an increase in the doctoral scholarship.

Beginning of the registration in USOSweb: 02.07.2018.

Submission of applications for a doctoral scholarship, for increasing the doctoral scholarship and for a scholarship for the best PhD students takes place until 22.10.2018 (electronic and paper version required).

Evaluationof applications lasts until 12.11.2018.

Financial Aid

The PhD student can apply for the following benefits from the Financial Assistance Fund:

  • social scholarship,
  • special scholarship for disabled people,
  • award for the best PhD students,
  • co-financing of holidays,
  • health insurance.

The above benefits are awarded based on PhD student’s application for a given academic year and can be given to Polish citizens and foreigners from the European Union countries who are PhD students of the University of Warsaw. 

Details in notes and regulations can be found on the website [IN POLISH ONLY].

Admission

Candidates for the doctoral studies are admitted in two rounds.

The first round applies to the candidates, whose studies are paidDuring the first round candidates submit scans of the required documents in PDF format to ~U71r}!*Ru3#.JZc8KBY?M]#[lF%y\hasim|k7@Rlx+4b+6 by 05.05.2018. Only the candidates with positively evaluated project proposals and project’s feasibility to carry out at the Faculty of Economic Sciences can initiate the admission procedure.

The second round is for the candidates who pay and don’t pay the tuition fee. The candidates applying during a second round of admission process should submit the outline of a research project (the one that could be the basis for a doctoral dissertation) accepted and signed by a potential doctoral thesis supervisor. 

The right to study without paying a tuition fee is granted for the citizens of Poland, of the European Union countries and member countries of the European Economic Area.

Admission requirements

  • Registration for the candidates in the IRK admission system https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/home/
     
  • Submission of the required documents to the Dean’s Office (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, 00-241 Warsaw, 44/50 Długa Street, room B013).
     
  • Acceptance of the candidates for the doctoral studies based on evaluation of the submitted documents and the admission interview assessment

Registration in the IRK admission system:

  • 1-10.06.2018 (I round)
  • 1-14.09.2018 (II round)

Submission of required documents:

  • until 10.06.2018 (I round)
  • until 14.09.2018 (II round)

Announcement of recruitment results:

  • 23.06.2018 (I round)
  • 27.09.2018 (II round)

For admission details please take a look on the Resolution No. 11 of the Faculty of Economic Sciences Council of the University of Warsaw of February 28th 2018 on the recruitment rules for doctoral studies in the 2018/2019 academic year

Required documents

  1. Signed application form printed from IRK admission system (Internet Registration System),
     
  2. Master degree diploma or a certificate of the planned date of graduation (in case of students studying last year at universities abroad),
     
  3. Diploma supplement or transcript of grades containing an average score from BA and MA studies or uniform MA studies,
     
  4. CV,
     
  5. 3 current photographs of yourself, taken according to ID photographs standards
     
  6. A document confirming your knowledge of English on at least B2 level (A certificate is not required from candidates who have completed studies conducted in English),
     
  7. Personal questionnaire (example),
     
  8. Description of the candidate’s academic interests,
     
  9. Information on academic activity, in particular about: publications, participation in academic conferences, awards, internships, work in academic area and other academic achievements,
     
  10. Outline of a research project that could be the basis for a doctoral dissertation (In case of candidates applying for studies in the second round of admission processthe outline of the research project should be approved and signed by the potential supervisor of the doctoral dissertation and include his/her opinion on the feasibility of completing the proposed research as part of the PhD student's work coordinated by him/her),
     
  11. In case of international candidatesa letter of request for admission to doctoral studies addressed to the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Education of the University of Warsaw (example).

For admission details please take a look on the Resolution No. 11 of the Faculty of Economic Sciences Council of the University of Warsaw of February 28th 2018 on the recruitment rules for doctoral studies in the 2018/2019 academic year

More information in the IRK admission system.

Tuition fees:

International PhD students are charged a fee:

  • 3 000 Euro a year in 2017/2018
  • 4 500 Euro a year in 2016/2017
  • 200 Euro additional one-time payment

More information

Contact person

Monika Pomijan-Mróz

Contact: 
tel.: +48 22 55 49 167,
e-mail: ~U71r}!*Ru3#.JZc8KBY?M]#[lF%y\hasim|k7@Rlx+4b+6

 

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