Formal requirments

RESOLUTION No. XXV – 5.17/21 of the Senate of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin from February 24, 2021, on recruitment to the Doctoral School of Quantitative and Natural Sciences in the academic year 2021/2022.

Based on Article. 200 point 2 of the Act of 20 July 2018 The Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 85 with later amendments), hereinafter referred to as the Act, the Senate of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin sets the following rules for the admission of candidates in the academic year 2021/2022 to the Doctoral School of Quantitative and Natural Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the Doctoral School) run by Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, hereinafter referred to as the "University", together with the Bohdan Dobrzanski Institute of Agrophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Lublin, hereinafter referred to as "IA PAN" and the Institute of Soil Science and  Plant Cultivation - State Research Institute in Puławy, hereinafter referred to as "IUNG-PIB" and Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków, hereinafter called "IKiFP PAN".

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1. Persons eligible for admission to the Doctoral School will hold a master's degree, a master's degree in engineering or an equivalent degree, or will be a person referred to in Article 186 para. 2 of the Act.

2. A prerequisite for the admission of a candidate to the recruitment procedure is setting up a personal account in the Online Application System, hereinafter referred to as OAS. OASoperates at: rekrutacja.umcs.pl. Candidates access OAS on their own.

3. After creating an account in OAS, the candidate selects a doctoral school and indicates the scientific discipline in which they intend to prepare a doctoral dissertation and attaches photocopies/scans of all the required documents referred to in para 4, points 2 – 7 and submits, in the offices of the Doctoral School, paper versions of the documents referred to in points 4 and 5.

4. A candidate for the Doctoral School submits the following documents:

 1) application for admission to the Doctoral School generated from the OAS site;

 2) a copy of the diploma confirming that they hold a master's degree, master's degree in engineering or equivalent together with the supplement, if it has been issued (the original documents for inspection), or a diploma referred to in art. 326 para. 2 point 2 or 327 para. 2 of the Act stating the right to obtain a doctorate in a country in which the higher education institution that issued it operates, subject to the provisions of point 3;

3) in the case of persons referred to in art. 186 para. 2 of the Act a copy of the diploma of completion of first-degree studies with a supplement, if it has been issued (originals of the documents for inspection), or a certificate of completion of the third year of uniform Master's studies;
4) current photograph, consistent with the requirements applicable when issuing identity cards in Poland;

5) documentation confirming the previous achievements in accordance with Appendix No. 1 to this resolution;

6) information about one research subject chosen, selected from among the research topics included in the announcement of the recruitment to the Doctoral School, subject to the provisions of point 7;

7) the candidate may submit their own research subject, as long as it is partially consistent with the areas of research conducted in:

a) University units responsible for scientific  disciplines: mathematics, biological sciences, chemical sciences, physical sciences, earth and environmental sciences,
b) IA PAN and IUNG-PIB responsible for agriculture and horticulture disciplines
c) IKiFP PAN responsible for chemical sciences.

In the case referred to in point 7 above, the candidate attaches the consent of the University / IA PAN/ IUNG-PIB/ IKiFP PAN employee to supervise the candidate after qualifying for the Doctoral School.

5. A candidate for the Doctoral School may also submit an opinion about their aptitude for research work, prepared by an academic teacher.

6. Candidates qualified for the Doctoral School are required to enter an electronic version of their photograph into their personal account in OAS  and to pay a fee for issuing an electronic doctoral student card in the amount determined by the minister competent for higher education.

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1. The rules for undertaking and receiving education at a doctoral school by foreigners are defined in art. 323 in connection with art. 326, 327, 328, subject to the provisions of art. 198 par. 8 of the Act.
2. Foreigners may undertake education in Polish if they demonstrate knowledge of the Polish language, i.e. if they:

1) complete a one-year preparatory course to study in Polish in institutions designated by the minister responsible for higher education, or

2) have a certificate of Polish language knowledge issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, or

3) have finished secondary school abroad, in which classes were taught in Polish or

4) have finished secondary school in Poland or

5) have completed university studies in Poland with a major in Polish, or

6) during the interview, will obtain confirmation that their preparation and the level of Polish language skills allow them to undertake education in Polish.

3. Foreigners may undertake education in a foreign language if they:

1) have a document confirming knowledge of a foreign language in which education is conducted, listed in Appendix 2 to this resolution, with the proviso that the documents confirming knowledge of a foreign language are also certificates, diplomas or other documents confirming the completion of a post-primary school abroad, whose classes were conducted in the same foreign language in which the foreign student will be educated in Poland, as well as a diploma of higher education in Poland conducted in the same foreign language, in which the foreign student will be studying at the Doctoral School, or

2) during the interview they will get confirmation that their preparation and the level of foreign language skills allow them to undertake education in a foreign language.

4. Foreigners, in addition to the documents listed in § 2 para. 4, submit:

1) legalization or validation documents of the documents referred to in § 2 para. 4 points 2 and 3, if issued by a university from outside the territory of the Republic of Poland;

2) a copy of the ID document;

3) photocopies of documents certifying legal stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland, if they were issued before or during the recruitment procedure or the foreign candidate’s statement that they will submit relevant documents immediately after the commencement of education, if they qualify for the Doctoral School;

4) one of the documents referred to in para. 2 points 1-5 confirming the knowledge of the Polish language if the candidate wants to study in Polish or one of the documents referred to in paragraph 3 point 1, confirming the knowledge of a foreign language if they want to  study in a foreign language;

5) photocopy of the insurance policy in case of illness or consequences of accidents for the period of education in Poland or the European Health Insurance Card, or a foreigner's statement that they will join the NFZ immediately after the beginning of their education.

5. The University may ask the candidate for submission of an ordinary translation into Polish of the documents referred to in § 2 para. 4 points 2 and 3.

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING THE KNOWLEDGE OF A FOREIGN LANGUAGE BY FOREIGNERS


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