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 SGH Doctoral School

 
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The purpose of SGH Doctoral School is to provide support in conducting the research needed for writing and defending doctoral theses as well as to convey cutting-edge world knowledge in the selected areas of social sciences and research methodology in terms of the learning outcomes of qualification level 8 of the Polish Qualification Framework.
 
 
 
 

SGH is authorised to confer the scientific degree of doktor of social sciences in the following fields:
  • Economics and Finance,
  • Management and Quality Sciences,
  • Political and Administration Sciences.

Education in the Doctoral School shall comprise: a study curriculum and an Individual Research Plan.

The study curriculum in the Doctoral School is offered in three fields and in four programmes:
  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Economics, 
  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Finance,
  • Political and Administration Sciences,
  • Management and Quality Sciences 
The education is offered in one of two profiles, which include:
  • general academic profile,
  • “business doctorate” profile for doctoral students participating in the “implementation doctorate” programme announced in the Communication of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of 29 May 2019.

The general academic profile is addressed to holders of a master’s degree or an equivalent one; in exceptional circumstances, warranted by the highest quality of their scientific accomplishments, also to graduates of first-degree studies and students who have completed the third year of a long-cycle master's degree programme, in particular managers and beneficiaries of research projects financed by competition grants offered by third parties (such as National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, Ministry of Science and Higher Education) or a research project carried out at the SGH as part of the “Diamond Grant” programme. The classes will be held in the Polish or English languages.​​

On studying in the Doctoral School
 
Education in the Doctoral School shall last 8 semesters
 
The study curriculum in the Doctoral School shall include the following courses:
 
A. Common for all education programmes: the load of 74 obligatory hours::
1. Writing and publishing research articles
2. Researcher's workshop
3. Workshop on research methodology (adapted to the specificity of the discipline)
4. Philosophy of Science
5. Ethics in Science
6. Scientific seminar

B. Major (2 – 4 courses recommended)  (84 - 120  hours depending on the profile)
C. Support courses (62-64 hours – 90 hours depending on the profile)
D. Complementary courses (min. 2) (42 - 60 hours depending on the profile): 
E. Doctoral seminar, obligatory, the load of 60 hours
 
Total: 268 - 408 hours (depending on the profile)
 
Individual Research Plan (obligatory) (IPB) - prepared by the doctoral candidate in cooperation with the supervisor (supervisors) and the assistant supervisor, if appointed.
 
The Doctoral School shall educate high-class specialists for:
  • science, including higher education schools and scientific institutions,
  • business practice, in particular financial sector companies and institutions,
  • government and local government institutions, international organisations.

The participant of the Doctoral School, according to the selected study curriculum, shall gain advanced level knowledge of modern macroeconomics and microeconomics, management, finance, politics and administration, as well as current economic theories of enterprise and international economics.

A doctoral candidate shall acquire the skills of conducting independent research through learning about methodology, quantitative and qualitative methods in scientific research as well as of popularising research findings and shall develop the necessary social competences. Curricula for each of 4 doctoral programmmes are defined.


Education at the SGH Doctoral School is free.

Scholarship

Each PhD student receives a scholarship in the amount set by law or more, depending on the source of funding (for example NAWA). 

Everyone accepted to the doctoral school, will receive a scholarship (by law) for not more than four years of their education: of PLN 2371,70 gross (about PLN 2104,65 net) at the beginning, and PLN 3653,70 gross (about PLN 3242,29 net) after mid-term evaluation. The suplement for persons with disabilities amounts to PLN 711,51. These scholarships exempt from tax, but subject to pension and retirement contributions


 

 Admission to the Doctoral School at SGH

 


Admission for programmes (general academic profile):

  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Economics, 
  • Economics and Finance in the scope of Finance,
  • Political and Administration Sciences,
  • Management and Quality Sciences​​

Applicants

An applicant entered into the admission procedure should be a holder of the professional title of magister, magister inżynier or its equivalent or of a diploma of completion of a first cycle programme or should hold a document confirming the completion of the third year of a long cycle graduate programme for persons stipulated in art. 186.2 of the PSWiN act (the act of 20 July 2018 - the Law on Higher Education and Science; Journal of Laws item 1668, as amended).

 Admission procedure

Applicant registration shall be conducted using the On-line School Registration System (IRS): https://isr.sgh.waw.pl/

A correct applicant registration in ISR shall be a necessary condition for starting his/her admission procedure.

The candidate is admitted to the recruitment proceedings provided that they have properly registered before the deadline specified in the recruitment schedule, i.e.
  • completed the personal questionnaire and uploaded under the relevant tabs in the ISR:
     - a current photograph that meets the requirements specified in the ISR system,

    - scans, in JPG or PDF format, of relevant documents from among those listed in par. 11 subpar. 1 pt.     2-11​ Resolution no. 175 of the Senate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics of 23 february             2022  on the terms and conditions, and the mode of recruitment to the doctoral school at the SGH         Warsaw School of Economics in the academic year 2022/2023,

  • paid the enrolment fee. (250 PLN)
 The application of a candidate who has properly registered in the ISR is classified as “Admitted to Stage I” in the ISR. The remaining applications are classified as "Discontinued" in the ISR and are not considered in the further recruitment procedure.

Access to the ISR is closed for candidates at 4:00 p.m. of the standard time in the territory of the Republic of Poland, on the last day of the period of relevant recruitment.

Information regarding the recruitment process (including the interview, qualification for the second stage of the recruitment process, and qualification for entry to the list of doctoral students) is provided to candidates via the ISR or via the e-mail address provided by the candidate. Candidates are obliged to read the information posted in the ISR and sent via e-mail on an ongoing basis and are held responsible for the consequences of not fulfilling this obligation.

 Until the ISR is closed, the candidate has the right to complete and amend the data entered into the ISR. The candidate may amend their personal data (nationality, PESEL, date of birth, and sex) provided that they did not choose the cycle yet. Otherwise, the candidate must deregister from the ISR recruitment form, amend the information referred to hereinabove, and reselect the relevant SGH recruitment form.

Admission to the Doctoral School shall involve two stages:

First admission stage: substantial analysis of the documents submitted by the applicant and a decision of qualification of the candidate for the second stage – with no candidate participation.

Second admission stage: a structured interview with the candidate.
  

​Assessment criteria in the academic year 2022/2023

​ Assessment criteria and scores in particular criteria in the admission procedure:

​   ​
  1. ​a description of the research planned in the doctoral dissertation 0-40 points, including: ​

    · ​​​introduction (defining the research area, reasons for choosing the research problem and its importance for the development of the field of science)  (0-5 points).

    · a brief literature review (key items on the research problem with an indication of the gaps the candidate intends to fill)  (
    0-10 points).

    · major research questions that disaggregate into sub-elements the candidate’s research problem (
    0-15 points).

    · research methods to solve the research problem  
    (0-5 points).

    ·theoretical expectations and practical outcomes of the research problem selected by the candidate ​ (0-5 points). ​

  2. a candidate who applies to the Implementation Doctorate Programme, conducted at the School under an agreement with another entity, and meets the conditions specified in the Communication issued pursuant to Article 376(1) and Article 376(2)(1) of the Act on LHES, i.e., in particular, the candidate will be employed on a full-time basis or will obtain a promise of employment by an entity that will consent to the candidate’s education at the Doctoral School under the programme and provide a supporting supervisor for the candidate - shall be awarded the maximum number of points for the description of the research planned in the doctoral dissertation, underlying the entity’s agreement​.

  3. a candidate, who is the manager of the grant programme pursued in scientific disciplines consistent with the curriculum of the Doctoral School, the terms of which require enrolment in the doctoral students list, shall receive the maximum number of points for the description of the research planned in the doctoral dissertation and the implementation of the scientific projects, if the research planned in the dissertation is substantially consistent with the goals and objectives of the grant programme.

  4. for documented academic achievements in the social sciences:

     a) scientific publications:
     ​     - in scientific journals from the list of the ministry responsible for higher education and science,
          - author monographs,
          - author chapters in scientific monographs,
          - co-authored chapters in scientific monographs,
          - editing a scientific monograph
            may receive 5 points for each publication;.

       b) research projects:
           - acting as a project manager in a research project  (5 point),
           - acting as a contractor in a research project  (3 point).​

        c) conferences: 
            - active participation in national conferences (with a presentation of a paper, a                                           poster, participation in a panel),
            - active participation in foreign or international conferences (with a presentation of a paper, a                   poster, participation in a panel),
               0 - 3 points for each conference (depending on the type of participation and type of conference)​

    5. grade on a higher education diploma:
              a) grade on a diploma obtained in the field of social sciences:

                  – grade on a diploma of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme or second-cycle                                             degree studies in Polish or in a foreign language, or an equivalent diploma:
                      – – grade on a diploma: 5.0 or more – 15 points,
                      – – grade on a diploma: 4.5 – 10 points,
                      – – grade on a diploma: 4.0 – 5 points,
                      – – grade on a diploma: 3.5 or 3 – 0 points;
 
                 – a diploma of graduating first-cycle degree studies or a document confirming that the candidate                          completed the third year of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme:
                    – – grade on a diploma: 5.0 or more – 10 points,
                    – – grade on a diploma: 4.5 – 6 points,
                    – – grade on a diploma: 4.0 – 3 points,
                    – – grade on a diploma: 3.5 or 3, or confirmation of completion of the third year of study – 0                                     points;

               b) grade on a diploma obtained in other fields of science:
                   – a diploma of graduating the long-cycle Master’s degree programme or second-cycle degree                              studies in Polish or in a foreign language, or an equivalent diploma:
                      – – grade on a diploma: 5.0 or more – 10 points,
                      – – grade on a diploma: 4.5 – 6 points,
                      – – grade on a diploma: 4.0 – 3 points,
                      – – grade on a diploma: 3.5 or 3 – 0 points;

                  – a diploma of graduating first-cycle degree studies or a document confirming that the candidate                         completed the third year of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme:
                     – – grade on a diploma: 5.0 or more – 5 points,
                     – – grade on a diploma: 4.5 – 3 points,
                     – – grade on a diploma: 4.0 – 1 points,
                     – – grade on a diploma: 3.5 or 3, or confirmation of completion of the third year of study – 0                                     points.
 
 An interview, during which the Committee asks and assesses 2 questions.

a) question no. 1 from the subject matter of t​he research planned: 0-15 points,
b) question no. 2 from the discipline of the programme for which the candidate applies: 0-20 points.​


The assessment covers only the achievements that are properly documented and do not raise any doubts, as well as that have been entered into relevant tabs or fields in the recruitment form.

 ​Achievements that are documented illegibly and scans attached in a way that makes them difficult or impossible to read will not be assessed.
     
A candidate is qualified for the second stage if they receive a minimum of 45 points.

The minimum number of points a candidate must obtain in the recruitment procedure after the second stage is 75 points

 
 Documents:
 
The candidate qualified for entering into the list of doctoral students of the Doctoral School shall submit the originals of the documents mentioned in Resolution no. 175 of the Senate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics of 23 february 2022  on the terms and conditions, and the mode of recruitment to the doctoral school at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics in the academic year 2022/2023 paragraph 11 in points 1-5, 8, 10 and the originals or copies certified to be in compliance with the original by an employee of the Doctoral School Bureau referred to in points 6, 7, 9, 11, which have been attached by the candidate in the ISR in the form of scans
  1. personal questionnaire – print-out from the IRS;

  2. application for admission to the Doctoral School (specifying the applicant’s preferences regarding the education programme);

  3. a cover letter in which the candidate states the scope of their scientific interests;

  4. ​​the description of the research planned in the doctoral dissertation 

  5. an opinion on the candidate’s scientific competence issued by an academic staff member associated with the scientific discipline, within which the candidate will continue education, who meets the supervisor requirements specified in the Act on LHES;

  6. diploma or an extract of a diploma of graduating the long-cycle Master’s degree programme or second-cycle degree studies in Polish or in a foreign language, or an equivalent diploma, or, in the case of persons referred to in Article 186(2) of the Act on the LHES, a diploma of graduating first-cycle degree studies or a document confirming that the candidate completed the third year of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme.

    If, at the moment of registration in the ISR, the candidate does not have a diploma, then, a scan of the certificate issued by the relevant Dean’s Office should be attached with the scan of the declaration that the diploma will be delivered on a date set by the Committee;

  7. ​in the case of a diploma of a foreign university, a document confirming recognising the foreign diploma by NAWA should be presented;

  8. a statement confirming that the candidate has a sufficient command of English to be able to pursue education at the Doctoral School of SGH. A model of the statement is set out in Appendix No. 2 to the resolution (is available in ISR);

  9. achievements listed in the relevant ISR form (in particular: scientific publications, participation in research projects, participation in scientific conferences) should be documented as follows:

    a) participation in research projects: a decision on awarding a grant or a copy of a grant agreement, or
     a certificate specifying the nature of participation in the project, or a certificate specifying thecharacter of the participation in the project,

    b) scientific publications (a journal article: the first page of the article, a book: the title page and the publication page, a chapter in a book: the table of contents and the first page of the article),

    c) participation in conferences: certificates or programmes confirming participation.

  10. iin the case of candidates applying for the Implementation Doctorate Programme – a document confirming that the person admitted to the Doctoral School within the programme is or will be employed full-time by the entity issuing the document, along with the consent of this entity to this person’s education at the Doctoral School within the programme;

  11. in the case of candidates with a diploma of graduating first-cycle degree studies or a document confirming completing the third year of the long-cycle Master’s degree programme – documents confirming the highest quality of scientific achievements.
              In the case of documents submitted through a postal operator, the date of receipt thereof at SGH Warsaw School of Economics shall determine whether the deadline has been met.

               
              On-line registration: https://isr.sgh.waw.pl 
               
               
               Results of the admission procedure
               
              The order of admission of applicants to the Doctoral School within the established limit of places shall be determined by the ranking list drawn up pursuant to the scores of particular applicants in the admission procedure.
               
              The ranking list shall be announced by being drawn up on a notice board and published on the University website and IRS system. The list shall indicate the total score of each applicant.
               

               

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               ADMISSIONS SCHEDULE 2021/2022

               


              1. Registration the IRS system and uploaded in the IRS scans of documents under relevant tabs in JPG or PDF formats specified in par. 11 Resolution no. 175:
               
              general academic profile:
              July 25 - August 8, 2022 4:00 p.m. of the standard time in the territory of the Republic of Poland, on the last day of the period of relevant recruitment.

              2. Making payment to the individual bank account generated by the IRS (PLN 250):

              general academic profile:
              July 25 - August 8, 2022
              3. First stage of recruitment ​ – substantive assessment of documents submitted by the candidate that constitute the basis for qualifying the candidate to the second stage.

              general academic profile::
              September 1 - September 2, 2022

              4. Announcement of the results after firs stage

              general academic profile::
              September 6, 2022

              5. The second stage of recruitment -structured interview with the candidate, which can be conducted with the use of means of electronic
              communications transmitting sound and vision:

              general academic profile:
              September 14 - September 16,  2022

              6. Announcement of the results after second stage and the ranking list of persons qualified for entering into the list of doctoral students in
              the Doctoral School 

              general academic profile:
              September 19, 2022 (until 16:00) official time in the territory of the Republic of Poland

              7. Submitting declarations in IRS

              general academic profile:
              September 21 - September 23, 2022 

              8. Submiting the documents (original copies of documents referred to paragraph 11 in points 1-5, 8, 10 Resolution no. 175 and original copies or certified true copies of documents referred to in paragraph 11 in points 6, 7, 9, 11 Resolution no. 175 , made by the employee of the Doctoral School Office), which have been attached by the candidate in the IRS in the form of scans (SGH Warsaw School of Economics, ul. Madalińskiego 6/8; 02-540 Warsaw).

              general academic profile:
              September 21 - September 23,  2022

              9. Submitting of a university diploma authorizing to start education at a doctoral school to the office of the Doctoral School of the Warsaw School of Economics  (candidates who have enclosed a scan of their defense declaration):

              general academic profile:
              until September 23,  2022


              10. Publication the list of persons admitted to the Doctoral School :
              September 26, 2022


               

               Contact details

               

              Doctoral School Office
               
              building M, room 35
              SGH Warsaw School of Economics
              ul. Madalińskiego 6/8
              02-513 Warszawa 

              e-mail: bsd@sgh.waw.pl

               
              Wioleta Gajek
              phone: 22 564 73 15, e-mail: wgajek@sgh.waw.pl ​

              Marzena Dobrzyńska
              phone: 22 564 71 15, e-mail: mdobrzy@sgh.waw.pl