National emblem

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’s 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. 


Matejki 21/23 St.,90-237 Lodz
Phone  (+48 42 635 55 93) / 1st floor, room 113




Dr hab. prof. UL Joanna Sowa

Doctoral Schools Centre

Matejki 21/23 St.,90-237 Lodz

Phone: +48 42 635 55 84  




All the meetings  (also on the Teams platform) are possible after prior appointment via e-mail.


Head of the Board


Prof. Joanna Sowa



Prof. Piotr Strzyż

Prof. Marek Olędzki



Prof. Marek Gensler

Prof. Janusz Maciaszek



Prof. Sławomir Bralewski

Prof. Przemysław Waingertner



Prof. Ivan Petrov

Prof. Ewa Szkudlarek-Śmiechowicz


Literary Studies

Prof. Michał Lachman

Prof. Dorota Samborska-Kukuć


Cultural and Religious Studies

Prof. Marcin Kępiński

Prof. Piotr Sitarski


Representatives of Doctoral Students

mgr Roman Sacharov

mgr Michał Owczarek

mgr Dominika Kobylska

mgr Kacper Krzeczewski


mgr Agnieszka Kosicka-Jóźwiak

Doctoral Schools Centre, The UL Doctoral School of Humanities
Matejki 21/23 St.,90-237 Lodz
Phone  (+48 42 635 55 93) / 1st floor, room 113


Thursday 9.00-14.00

Please previously contact via e-mail .


Files to download


Please do not include: 

  • travel allowances
  • petrol and motorway costs

Files to download

Pursuant to Article 204.3 of the Law on Higher Education and Science, at the request of a doctoral student, doctoral education shall be suspended for the period corresponding to the duration of maternity leave, leave on the conditions of maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave as defined by the Labour Code.


Files to download


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.


Files to download

Enrollment/Registration - Electronic registration for  PhD studies is possible between 21.08.2023 - 28.08.2023

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

Go to the Electronic Recruitment System


Files to download

Prepare legible scans or photos of all the paper documentation you are to submit as part of the admission process, and attach them by uploading them to the IRK system within the time frame allowed in the Admission Timetable for submission of your documents. Each scan file should include the applicant's full name and an indication of the kind of the scanned document, according to the following scheme: Forename_Surname_Heading of scanned document



Files to download

Test date:  7 September 2023

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

Files to download

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: 26 - 29.09.2023 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 19.09.2023.


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

Files to download