International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice - recruitment for places financed by research grants

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IEDS: Topological methods in medical diagnosis (IEDS/2024/IM/A)

Code 21-S3MSSD-IEDS2024IMA
Organizational unit International Environmental Doctoral School associated with the Centre for Polar Studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice (IEDS)
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Doctoral school
Language(s) of instruction English
Admission limit 1
Duration 4 years
Recruitment committee address Uniwersytet Śląski, Wydział Nauk Przyrodniczych,
ul. Będzińska 60,
41-200 Sosnowiec,
pok. 105, I piętro
University of Silesia, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
60 Będzińska Street,
41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland,
room 105, 1st floor
Office opening hours od poniedziałku do piątku 9.00-15.00
Weekdays 9.00-15.00
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  • Phase 1 (24.05.2024 13:00 – 06.06.2024 23:59)

Educational Programme

Educational Programme

The fundamental educational aim is to equip the students with a set of skills necessary to identify new, innovative and applicable research problems, and to conduct research according to the highest, international level, with the use of state-of-the-art analytical methods and techniques. Studies at the Doctoral School will enable the students to gain up-to-date, specialist knowledge in the field of exact and natural sciences as well as engineering and technology, and to develop interdisciplinary understanding of the ways in which the environment operates in the context of global climate changes. The School will enable wider dissemination of knowledge and study results within the academia and the society at large.

Education in the IEDS is provided in the disciplines of Mathematics, Earth and related environmental sciences, and Biological sciences  (in the field of Natural Sciences), and Materials Engineering (in the field of Engineering and technology).

Substantive description

Requirements to enter qualification procedure

To enter the qualification procedure, each candidate must:

  1. Candidate can be of any nationality but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organization for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date 
  2. Create a personal account in and fill a form containing relevant declarations and consents;
  3. Submitting through the following documents and information: 
    • an authorized copy of master’s degree along with the supplement
    • curriculum vitae;
  4. Pay the admission fee of 400,00 PLN.

Requirements to admission

The Admission Committee evaluates the candidate on the basis of the documents submitted in the IRK system and the admission interview, according to the following criteria:

  • previous academic achievements (including Master’s thesis) thematically connected with the proposed doctoral project (max. 60 points);
  • grades obtained in during the Master’s studies (on the basis of the supplement to the Master’s diploma and the final mark) ( max. 30 points);
  • English language proficiency ( max. 10 points).


  • 24 May 2024 — opening online registration for candidates in OAS (
  • 6 June 2024 — closing of the registration of candidates in IRK, up to this date the candidate must creating an account in the IRK online recruitment system, paying the recruitment fee (the date of transfer is decisive) and entering the required information and documents.
  • 7 June 2024 - notifying to candidates via e-mail about the date and place of interviews to the e-mail addresses provided in the IRK system.
  • 10 June 2024 - interviews with candidates.
  • 11 June 2024 - notification of candidates about the recruitment results.
  • 12-14 June 2024 - submitting the required documents by candidates qualified for admission and enrolment on the list of PhD students..
  • 17 June 2024 - notifying candidates on the reserve list about their eligibility for admission.
  • 18-21 June 2024 - submitting the required documents from candidates qualified for admission by the reserve list and enrolment on the list of PhD students.
  • 13 September 2024 - deadline for publication of the results of the admission procedure on the IEDS website.


During education at a doctoral school, a doctoral student who does not hold a doctoral degree shall receive a doctoral scholarship in accordance with Article 209 of the Act of 20 July 2018 Law on Higher Education and Science, with the proviso that a doctoral scholarship shall not be awarded to a doctoral student whose education at a doctoral school involves an obligation to be employed at the entity providing the doctoral school:

1) under a contract of employment;

2) with a salary that exceeds that of a professor (Article 209, paragraph 1a of the Act of 20 July 2018 Law on Higher Education and Science).