The extension of doctoral studies

Pursuant to the Ordinance of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 13 April 2016 on doctoral studies and doctoral scholarships, The head of the Doctoral School may, upon a doctoral student’s request, extend the period of doctoral studies while releasing the student from an obligation to participate in classes in the following cases:

§ 7. 

  1. The head of doctoral studies, upon a doctoral student’s request, having consulted a scientific supervisor or a thesis supervisor, may extend the period of doctoral studies while releasing the student from an obligation to participate in classes, where it is necessary for the student to carry out long-term scientific research as part of the studies, for no more than 2 years in total.
  2. The head of doctoral studies, upon a doctoral student's request, may also extend the period of doctoral studies while releasing the student from an obligation to participate in classes where:

    1. a student is temporarily incapable to study due to an illness,
    2. a student has to take personal care of a family member suffering from an illness,
    3. a student has to take personal care of a child of up to the age of 4 or a child with disability certificate,
    4. a student has a disability degree certificate
      – for no more than a year in total.

  3. The head of doctoral studies, upon a doctoral student’s request, may additionally extend the period of doctoral studies for a period corresponding to the period of maternity leave, leave under maternity leave conditions, paternity leave and parental leave, specified in the Act of 26 June 1974 – Labor Code (Journal of Laws  of 2014, item 1502, as amended) while releasing the student from an obligation to participate in classes.

From 1 October 2019, requests to extend studies shall be submitted to the Head of the Doctoral School at the Dean's Office of the Doctoral School (room No. 219 in building A).