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University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities awards a PhD degree in the following disciplines: 

  • Archaeology 
  • History 
  • Philosophy  
  • Linguistics  
  • Literary studies  
  • Cultural and religious studies  
  • Art Studies

The study curriculum makes it possible to conduct research in the field of a selected discipline of humanities in the conditions of individual and team interdisciplinarity.  

Education at the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities  

You will deepen your knowledge in the field of a selected scientific discipline in the interdisciplinary environment, thanks to which you will be able to place your competence related to a given discipline in a wider context, you will develop your research and teaching workshop and acquire soft skills that can be used in the future both in academic work as well as in professional activities of a non-academic nature. 

After graduating from the University of Lodz Doctoral School of Humanities and defending one鈥檚 doctoral dissertation, a graduate is awarded a PhD degree of humanities in one of six disciplines: archaeology, history, philosophy, linguistic knowledge, literary studies, and cultural and religious studies. 

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


Pomorska 171/173  
90-236 Lodz



Dr hab. prof. UL Joanna Sowa

Faculty of Philology, UL  
Pomorska 171/173  
90-236 Lodz  
room 3.24  

T. +48 42 635 68 94  




Office hours - Wednesday, 11.00-12.00
Due to the pandemic, all the meetings will be held via MS Teams after prior arrangements.
Possible contact via e-mail.


Head of the Board


Prof. Joanna Sowa



Prof. Piotr Strzy偶

Prof. Marek Ol臋dzki



Prof. Marek Gensler

Prof. Janusz Maciaszek



Prof. S艂awomir Bralewski

Prof. Przemys艂aw Waingertner



Prof. Ivan Petrov

Prof. Ewa Szkudlarek-艢miechowicz


Literary Studies

Prof. Micha艂 Lachman

Prof. Dorota Samborska-Kuku膰


Cultural and Religious Studies

Prof. Marcin K臋pi艅ski

Prof. Piotr Sitarski


Representatives of Doctoral Students

mgr Roman Sacharov

mgr Micha艂 Owczarek

mgr Dominika Kobylska

mgr Kacper Krzeczewski


mgr Agnieszka Kosicka-J贸藕wiak

Faculty of Philology, UL  
Pomorska 171/173  
90-236 Lodz  
room 3.24 


Duty hours:10-13
- Rectorate of the UL, 68 Narutowicza St.(2nd floor, room 217),
Thursday - Faculty of Philology,  171/173 Pomorska St. (3rd floor, room 3.24).

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.

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).

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


Enrollment/Registration - Electronic registration for  PhD 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):

Uniwersytet 艁贸dzki

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

Deliver documents between: 22-29.08.22



Test date:  9 September 2022

If you are interested in the sample language tests, you can write to the following e-mail address for public information:

The interview will be assessed according to the following criteria:

(a) evaluation of the dissertation project - its substantive value and scientific innovation, and, in the case of the Implementation Doctorate programme, the practical usefulness of the solutions

b) evaluation of the candidate's familiarity with the literature on the subject, knowledge of previous achievements of Polish and foreign science concerning the issues to be researched, as well as knowledge of specialist terminology and methodology of the planned research

c) evaluation of the presentation skills of the project (linguistic proficiency, composition of the speech, discipline of speech)


Deadline: 27.09.2022. - 30.09.2022 depending on the number of candidates. Details of the interview date will be sent to registered candidates via IRK system message.


For candidates whose PhD scholarship will be fully or partly funded by external funds, the interview will take place on 19.09.2022.


Information about admission will be shown in IRK system on candidate鈥檚 account. Written decision about admission or rejection will be sent by traditional post to the correspondence address.