International PhD Studies

at the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN


Recruitment 2018/2019 was the last recruitment at the IFJ PAN International PhD Studies. On May 6, 2019, the Krakow School of Interdisciplinary PhD Studies (KISD) was established. Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is authorized to confer the academic degree of doctor in the field of natural sciences and the discipline of physical sciences. Training at the PhD School is conducted based on the applicable regulations introducing the Act (Law on Higher Education and Science of 2018). We encourage you to read the recruitment regulations at KISD.

The recruitment is held annually at the time scheduled by the Director of the Institute. Each candidate is obliged to submit: the application to General Director, diploma duplicate, document containing studies average overall grade (second-cycle MSc studies or long-cycle MSc studies), CV, information about current achievements, opinion and approval of the proposed scientific supervisor. Those candidates who are interested in PhD studies at our Institute and who have not yet chosen their scientific supervisor are invited to become acquainted with our full scientific offer as well as to contact their potential scientific supervisors directly. The exam begins with an English language test. Positive test result is a requirement for admission to the physics examination. This is a competitive examination conducted by the examination board.

The General Director decides about the candidate's admission, taking the examination results into consideration.

Detailed regulations concerning entrance examination

Recruitment for the academic year 2018/2019

(details in the advertisement)

Due to development of the research on nuclear fusion produced in tokamaks and stellarators, IFJ PAN PhD Studies opened in 2008 a new specialization:

Fundamentals of Nuclear Fusion Power with elements of plasma physics

Nuclear Fusion Power is a great challenge for science. The motivation for world-wide research centres to involve in this branch of science is ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) - a research project intended to examine the possibilities of producing a large-scale energy from nuclear fusion. The nuclear fusion will be taking place in tokamak, whose construction, under the auspices of the European Union, has begun in France. The project is estimated for 30 years: 10 years of construction works and 20 years of reactor runtime.

You will manage to do your PhD before the ITER is constructed.

Last update: 25.05.2018