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Registration for doctoral proceedings (individual path of study). 

As a Ph.D. candidate who follows individual path of study, you do not participate in doctoral lectures and you are not enrolled at SGH as a regular student. However, you are offered doctoral consultations with your supervisor. This programme is designed for international applicants having little or no command of Polish language. All applicants are required to submit information on their research interests, as it is indispensable for identifying a suitable thesis supervisor.

Fees for foreign citizens 

SGH Warsaw School of Economics does not grant scholarships. However, applicants who are interested in getting support are advised to contact the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange at the following e-mail address:

Application Requirements

Applicants' qualifications must be recognized as equivalent of the second cycle higher education diplomas - M.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree. However, Collegia may require additional conditions to be met. Academic degrees and professional titles obtained abroad have to be reviewed and recognised by Collegia councils or other units entitled to grant academic degrees in the given field.The first cycle higher education diplomas (bachelor - licencjat degree level ) are not sufficient to begin doctoral studies at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Pursuant to the new regulations, in order to register for doctoral proceedings, candidates must possess at least one scholarly publication accepted for publication OR at least one scholarly article in a peer-reviewed journal of at least national status (as specified by the Minister of Education) OR in a review report from an international scholarly conference.

According to Polish regulations, diplomas and professional titles obtained abroad have to be recognized in the nostrification procedure (vallidation of diploma - This applies to diplomas issued in countries which do not have applicable bilateral or international agreements with Poland (visit:

More information on academic recognition and the Polish system of education can be obtained from the Polish ENIC/NARIC website:, e-mail:, located on Ogrodowa 28/30 Street, 00-896 Warsaw

All foreigners applying for doctoral studies have to submit the following documents:

  1. Application form specifying that thesis research will be in the area of knowledge of social sciences, in the field of economic sciences and the discipline. A second discipline, in which the applicant wishes to be examined during doctoral examinations, should be specified as well.

  2. Copy of diploma*

  3. Resume/CV

  4. Thesis topic (only for applicants interested in opening doctoral proceedings/individual path of study)

*Copies of the diplomas must be translated into Polish and verified by a notary.

For further information regarding the application procedure, please contact Collegium running PhD programme you are interested in.

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