How do I get a PhD scholarship?
If you are a doctoral school participant who took part in the so-called “Regular” recruitment, all you have to do to get a PhD scholarship is to sign a declaration in which you will indicate, among others, your account number.
Attention! The scholarship is available only to people who do not have a doctoral degree.
How much will I get the scholarship?
The doctoral stipend is PLN 2667.70 gross (about PLN 2367 net). It is paid (without holiday break) around the 17th of each month.
If you pass the mid-term evaluation your stipend will increase to: 4109.70 PLN gross (about 3646 PLN net). In accordance with the Regulations of Doctoral Schools, regardless of when you learn that your result is positive you will be entitled to an equalization of your stipend calculated from the 25th month of education.
A doctoral student with a disability certificate receives a doctoral stipend in an amount increased by 30% of the basic amount.
Doctoral scholarships are exempt from income tax, but are subject to health contributions – i.e., disability, pension and accident contributions are paid.
Attention! Doctoral students admitted to the recruitment beyond the limit (for example for work under a grant, including Preludium BIS, participation in the “Implementation Doctorate” program, NAWA programs) receive a scholarship in a different amount, in accordance with the rules of these programs / grants.
Attention! The total period of receiving a doctoral scholarship at doctoral schools may not exceed 4 years.
A doctoral student who submits his doctoral dissertation earlier than the date of completion of education provided for in the curriculum, receives a doctoral scholarship by the date on which the deadline for completing education expires, but not longer than for 6 months.
Can the scholarship be combined with other scholarships?
Yes, the doctoral school scholarship can be obtained with other scholarships.
However, according to the amendment to the Law on Higher Education and Science, a doctoral student who signs an employment contract after September 21, 2021 for work in a research project and the remuneration amounts to at least PLN 3,557.55, the doctoral student will lose the right to receive a scholarship.