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University of Lodz Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences awards a PhD degree in the following disciplines: 

  • Mathematics  
  • Biological Sciences  
  • Chemical Sciences  
  • Physical Sciences  
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences  

The study curriculum of the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences in addition to deepening knowledge on a specific discipline will enable you to strengthen your scientific workshop, raise your qualifications in the field of teaching and develop soft skills, including an ability to actively plan your own career. 

Education at the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences 

Doctoral students who graduate from the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences will be prepared to critically evaluate the results of scientific research that constitute a basis of scientific publications and present the obtained results in the international scientific community. The objective of education here is to prepare each doctoral student to carry out didactic work at the level of higher education, where he/she can combine the obtained scientific knowledge with the use of the latest methods of communication. 

Each graduate from the Doctoral School will achieve competence enabling him/her to engage in individual and team scientific research, especially this interdisciplinary one, conducted in national and international research teams. Responsible usage of the obtained scientific knowledge and results in innovative economy for the good of the society will be their result. 

The studies last 8 semesters. They are full-time studies (the classes are held during working days) and they are free of charge.  


Banacha 12/16  
90-237 Lodz 



Prof. dr hab. El偶bieta Ku藕niak-G臋barowska

The Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, UL  
Banacha 12/16  
90-237 Lodz  
2nd floor, room 211  

T. +48 42 635 44 14  


Currently only remote work, only e-mail contact possible 


Duty hours: 

Monday 11:00-12:00

Wednesday 10:00-11:00


Head of the Board


prof. dr hab. El偶bieta Ku藕niak-G臋barowska


Biological Sciences

dr hab. Anita Krokosz, prof. U艁

prof. dr hab. Jerzy Ba艅bura


Chemical Sciences

dr hab. Ireneusz Piwo艅ski, prof. U艁

dr hab. Magdalena Ma艂ecka, prof. U艁


Physical Sciences

prof. dr hab. Cezary Gonera

dr hab. Jaros艂aw Perkowski



prof. dr hab. Dariusz Zagrodny

dr hab. Andrzej Komisarski, prof. U艁


Earth and Environmental Sciences

dr hab. Agnieszka Podstawczy艅ska, prof. U艁

dr hab. Danuta Dzieduszy艅ska, prof. U艁


Representatives of the DOctoral Students

mgr Dominika Szczerbiec

mgr Izabella Ko艣ka

mgr Katarzyna Kurpet



Rectorate of the University of Lodz 

68 Gabriela Narutowicza Street 

90-136 Lodz  

2nd floor, room 217   


T. 42 665 54 28


Duty hours: 

Monday 12:30-13:30

Wednesday 10:00-12:00


Please previously contact via e-mail

The Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, UL  
Banacha 12/16  
90-237 Lodz 
3rd floor, room 303  

P. +48 42 635 44 23  



Duty hours: 

Monday 11:00-13:00

Wednesday 11:00-13:00


Please previously contact via e-mail


Under the guidance of your potential supervisor, prepare a concept for your doctoral dissertation, which is one of the required documents in the recruitment process.

Supervisor is not required at this stage of enrolment (rather optional). Candidate might apply without knowing the potential supervisor.


If the candidate has obtained from the supervisor (an academic employee of the University of Lodz) a consent to take him/her under supervision, he/she submits a statement of the potential supervisor on his/her willingness to take on the supervision (sample available at step 4).


If the candidate has not obtained such a consent, he/she submits an application for appointing a selected person who has the right to act as a supervisor as a supervisor of his/her doctoral dissertation (template available at step 4).


Enrollment/Registration - Electronic registration for studies is possible between 22.08.2022 - 26.08.2022


Remember to print out the application form from the Electronic Recruitment System!


Go to the Electronic Recruitment System

Foreign applicants submit the documents required for the recruitment process in paper form to the address of the Office for International Relations (BWZ):

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Biuro Wsp贸艂pracy z Zagranic膮

ul. Uniwersytecka 3, pok. 1.

90-137 艁贸d藕


A candidate residing abroad may direct a request via email through BWZ ( to the appropriate Director of the Doctoral School for the opportunity to submit documentation in paper form after the deadline resulting from the recruitment schedule, with a commitment to deliver the original documents before the date of signing the oath. If a set of original documents is not provided, an administrative decision to deny admission to the Doctoral School will be issued.


Remember to sign all documents: application, thesis concept, questionnaire.



During the interview, the following are assessed in particular:

  • Presentation of the dissertation concept, including:

- demonstration the originality of the scientific problem presented in the conception,

- presentation of the research contribution to the development of the chosen discipline or lead discipline and the additional or practical utility of the solutions (in the case of an Industrial PhD programme),

-clarity of concept presentation,

- ability to justify the chosen methodology.

  • Knowledge of research methods used in scientific work in the discipline.
  • Knowledge of the literature on the issues to be addressed in the research undertaken by the candidate.
  • Knowledge of specialist terminology, ability to compose a speech, communicativeness, interaction during discussion.

Presentation of the concept in the form of a multimedia presentation is not acceptable.

Deadline: 20.09.2022 - 23.09.2022 depending on the number of candidates.


The recruitment schedule for the University of Lodz Doctoral Schools for the academic year 2022/2023 for candidates whose doctoral scholarship will be financed in part or in full from external funds: 20.09.2022.


The candidate will be informed of the interview date via email.

Information on acceptance to the studies is visible in the Electronic Registration System on the candidate's account. The Recruitment Committee's decision on non-acceptance is sent by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.