announces admission to the Doctoral School


Admission schedule for the academic year 2022/2023

June 27 - September 1, 2022 - registration of candidates in the IRK system and submission of original documents to the Admissions Office. Documents are accepted Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday duty: July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 15 - 16, 2022 - qualification interviews

Announcement of the results by September 22, 2022

Required documents:

  • application for admission to the Doctoral School in the form of a printout from the online recruitment system  (IRK);
  • scientific CV prepared according to the PL / EN template [click to download];
  • application letter containing a description of predispositions and motivation to undertake scientific work;
  • Master's degree diploma with a supplement or other document specifying the curriculum, or a certificate of passing the master's examination (until the diploma is delivered) along with a document specifying the curriculum;
  • outline of a research project including: topic, clearly identified research gap, research area, research problem and objective, research methods and a literature list. The outline should contain  a preliminary plan, research methods and expected benefits of the research. The printed version of the outline should be submitted with the other required documents, and the electronic version should be attached in the IRK system;
  • documents confirming the knowledge of a modern foreign language at a language proficiency level of at least B2: diploma of graduation (diploma of graduation in foreign philology or diploma of graduation if the language of instruction was solely  a foreign language, or a supplement issued to the diploma indicating the level of the foreign language taught - at least B2) or a certificate. In the case of candidates for the program in English, these documents must certify the knowledge of the English language at a minimum level of B2.

In addition, a candidate for the Doctoral School may present:


  • list of publications and other scientific and research achievements along with documents confirming these achievements (in the case of publications: photocopy of pages confirming the title of the journal / monograph / textbook, name of the author, reviewers, publishing committee, table of contents and the entire article / chapter; in the case of participation in the scientific conference: certificate of participation in a scientific conference issued by the organizer, including the form of participation, date, place of the conference and the title of the presentation;
  • documents confirming additional qualifications relevant to the planned doctoral dissertation;
  •  letter of recommendation from a research or research and teaching employee with experience in scientific and research cooperation with the candidate, indicating the nature and form of this cooperation.

The candidate is obliged to submit a set of documents for admission to the Doctoral School by the deadline specified in the recruitment announcement. Documents submitted after this date will not be considered. In the case of documents sent by post, the date of submission of the documents is the date of receipt of the documents by the university.


NOTES: Documents should be submitted in a plastic sleeve, and the outline without the title page.


Rules of admission to the Doctoral School

A candidate may obtain a maximum of 100 points in the qualification procedure, including for the evaluation of:

1.       compliance of education with the scientific disciplines in which the curriculum is implemented at the Doctoral School - maximum 10 points;

2.       academic achievements - maximum 10 points;

3.       outline of a research project - maximum 30 points;

4.       interview - maximum 45 points;

5.       letter of recommendation - 5 points.

 In the case of education’s compliance assessment, the candidate may obtain for compliance of:

1.       higher education - maximum 8 points;

2.       supplementary education - maximum 2 points.

 In the case of the evaluation of scientific achievements, the candidate may obtain for:

1.       publications - maximum 5 points;

2.       participation in research projects - maximum 2 points;

3.       participation in scientific conferences - maximum 2 points;

4.       other scientific and research activities - maximum 1 point.

In the case of an outline assessment, the candidate may obtain for:

1.       formulation of the research problem - maximum 18 points;

2.       proposed method of solving the research problem - maximum 12 points.

In the case of evaluation of the interview, the candidate may obtain for:

1.       motivation and competencies to undertake scientific work - maximum 25 points;

2.       knowledge of research issues - maximum 20 points.

The recruitment procedure is conducted  by the Recruitment Committee appointed by the Rector. The basis for admission to the Doctoral School is the number of points obtained by the candidate in the qualification procedure, however not less than 50% of the maximum number of points a candidate can obtain. The minimum number of points qualifying for admission is determined by the Recruitment Committee.

A decision to refuse admission to the Doctoral School may be appealed for reconsideration within 14 days of the delivery of the decision.

Limits of places for the first year of education at the Doctoral School in the academic year 2022/2023:

for programs in Polish (economics and finance as well as management and quality studies) - 12 places

for programs in English (economics and finance and management and quality sciences) - 8 places

Information on recruitment to the Doctoral School is provided by the Admissions Office.



phone: 32 257 7058 

Legal acts 

Resolution No. 34/2021/2022 of the Senate of the University of Economics in Katowice of January 27, 2022 on the rules of admission to the Doctoral School in the academic year 2022/2023