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Documents for recruitment

A candidate for admission to the Doctoral School should submit the following documents:
1. sample application
2. a research project signed by a candidate  and the proposed supervisor  and auxiliary supervisor (if applicable), if known at the recruitment stage

The research project must include:
a) topic of the project,
b) justification for the choice of the topic of the research project,
c) definition  of the  field and discipline of knowledge in which the research will be carried out,
d) definition of the objective of the research,
e) description of the material and methods, indicating the most recent scientific literature in the selected area,
f) expected benefits of the  research,
g) abstract in English,
h) estimate of the cost of the research and the expected sources of funding,
i) indication to what extent the project will be carried out by a candidate and to what extent by collaborators.

3. a photocopy of the diploma of completion of a first-cycle studies 

a photocopy of the diploma/certificate issued abroad and its translation made by a sworn translator (from the list kept by the Minister of Justice or a foreign sworn translator).
A foreign diploma or certificate and its sworn translation made abroad must also bear an apostille or be legalized in accordance with generally applicable regulations.
A document (a photocopy, an original to be inspected) confirming recognition of the foreign diploma, in accordance with the relevant regulations, as being equivalent to the Polish diploma of completion of a long term studies or second-cycle studies is also required.

apostille or legalization:
Detailed information on obtaining an apostille or legalizing he document can be found on the Nawa website.

Candidates who at the time of admission process do not have a diploma of completion of a long-term studies or second-cycle studies, in place of the document referred to in §7 section 2 point 2, shall submit a certificate of completion of such studies, and the documents referred to in §7 section 2 point 2 - shall be supplemented within a maximum of 14 days of obtaining them.

4. a CV signed by a candidate, including a description of scientific interests
5. a diploma supplement
a) if a candidate does not have a diploma supplement - a photocopy of a certificate with the average grade from all the years of studies, issued by the Dean's office of the university
b) if the  diploma supplement does not  include information about the average grade obtained during the studies -  a certificate from the  university with the average grade should be additionally enclosed
6. information on scientific activity, in particular on: publications, research work in research groups, active participation in scientific conferences, prizes, awards and research internships, generated from the IRK system and signed by the candidate
7. a photocopy of a certificate confirming knowledge of a foreign language - in case of persons applying for exemption from the foreign language examination
8. Candidate questionnaire generated from the IRK system
9. a photocopy of a visa or residence card or other document entitling to stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland (the original to be presented) a photocopy of the licence to practise the profession (original to be obtained) for candidates whose scientific work involves the participation of patients; (a)  who do not hold a licence to practise the profession at the time of admission shall provide the document as soon as they obtain it but no later than the date of commencement of their scientific work involving patients
10. a photocopy of a certificate of three doses of hepatitis B vaccination, if a candidate will be in contact with patients during his/her studies or research (original certificate to be supplied), or a declaration that the research does not involve contact with patients
11. a photocopy of a booklet with a valid epidemiological examination or a certificate for sanitary - epidemiological purposes (original for inspection) or a declaration that the research does not involve contact with patients
12. an electronic photo in accordance with the IRK system guidelines

If a candidate for the WUM Doctoral School has documents in a language other than Polish, each submitted document must be accompanied by its certified translation into Polish.

A certified translation into Polish shall be understood as a translation certified by:
1. a person entered by the Minister of Justice on the list of sworn translators or

2. a person registered as a sworn translator in a European Union Member State, a Member State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or a Member State of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), or

3. a consul of the Republic of Poland, competent for the country on whose territory or in whose educational system the document was issued, or

4. a diplomatic representative office or consular post accredited in the Republic of Poland of the country on whose territory or in whose educational system the document was issued.