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Ph.D. Blended


Pedagogical University of Krakow

48 months
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The doctoral program in Philosophy is offered by the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Krakow. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Possible subject areas for a PhD project include: 

  • Ontology/metaphysics
  • Theory of cognition
  • Axiology
  • Ethics
  • Logic
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of art

PhD supervisors are appointed strictly on the basis of their research competence and experience in the area of the doctoral student’s project. If necessary, a second supervisor may be appointed from another Polish or foreign university.

Courses are taught mostly in English. If a course is not taught in English, international doctoral students receive individual instructions and tutoring. 


The program has Poland's national accreditations, which are widely recognized all over the world. 

Programme Structure

The doctoral training at the Pedagogical University of Krakow consists of 1) the study program and 2) an individual research plan. 

1) The Study Program (available here: consists of: 

a) courses in general academic skills (e.g. academic writing, applying for research grants, oral presentation, etc.);

b) research methodology courses 

c) specialist courses or workshops 

d) elective intedisciplinary courses. 

Additionally, doctoral students participate in conferences and academic exchanges, publish articles, practice teaching, practice research skills at other universities in Poland and abroad, and more. 

2) The individual research plan is prepared by the doctoral student in cooperation with their supervisor(s) and implemented over the course of studies, with end-of-semester reports. The research plan leads to the submission of a doctoral dissertation. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July 1-September 3: online registration and project submission; September 22: interviews; September 23: final results; September 30: enrolment







Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recogized MA diploma 
  • A research project
  • An interview
  • Evaluation of scholarly activity in the field of Philosophy

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Free for all, irrespective of country of origin. 

Living costs for Kraków

2000 - 3400 PLN /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


1. Doctoral education at the Pedagogical University is free for all. 

2. Every doctoral student receives a monthly scholarship of ca. 2,100 PLN for the first two years of studies. 

3. After the mid-term evaluation a doctoral student receives a scholarship of ca. 3200 PLN. 

4. A doctoral student with disabilities receives a scholarship increased by 30% of the basic amount. 

5. Doctoral students are eligible to apply for research funding from the Doctoral School budget. 

6. There exist many national research funding programs. Doctoral Students receive instruction and support when applying for grants. 

7. The University cooperates with many universities across the world and participates in the Erasmus exchange programs.

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