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


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

Programme of studies


  • 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.


The schedule of the doctoral seminars for the academic year 2019/2020 can be checked in the PDF file.


On October 1, 2018 a new Higher Education and Science Act came into force. It will change the structure of the University of Warsaw by introducing a new system of doctoral education.

PhD students who started their studies at the latest in the academic year 2018/2019 are subject to the old rules. 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. All PhD students at the University of Warsaw can apply for the increase in doctoral scholarship.

Due to the new Higher Education and Science Act nothing changes in the way the Doctoral scholarship (Stypendium doktoranckie) and the Increase in doctoral scholarship (Zwiększenie stypendium doktoranckiego) are granted. The criteria for the Scholarship for the best doctoral students (Stypendium dla najlepszych doktorantów) will change, but there are no definitive guidelines at the moment.

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 process for doctoral studies in the academic year 2019/2020 will be conducted by the Doctoral Schools.

Information on the admission rules will be provided later on the basis of messages received from the Schools.

Contact person

Piotr Mandera

Due to the current situation, email contact is required.

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telephone: 22 55 49 132
office hours: Monday-Friday, from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM (room A401)

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