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Scholarship in Doctoral School

  1. Everyone admitted to the Doctoral School without a doctoral degree will receive a doctoral scholarship.
  2. The amount of the monthly doctoral scholarship is:

–           37% of the professor’s salary – since the beginning of studies until the month in which the mid-term evaluation is carried out. In 2019, the professor’s salary is PLN 6410 gross. Thus, the amount of the doctoral scholarship is PLN 2371.70 gross or about 2104.65 net.

–           57% of the professor’s salary – after the month in which the mid-term evaluation with a positive result was carried out.

  1. PhD student receives a doctoral scholarship increased by 30% of the amount indicated in point 2, if he/she has a disability certificate, a disability degree certificate or a certificate under art. 5 and art. 62 of The Disabled Professional and Social Rehabilitation and Employment Act of 27 August 1997.
  2. The scholarship is tax-free, but is subject to pension, disability pension and accident contributions.
  3. The total period of receiving a scholarship in doctoral schools shall not exceed 4 years.
  4. The period indicated in point 5 shall not take into account the period of suspension. At the request of a PhD student, education may be suspended for a period corresponding to the duration of maternity or paternity leave and parental leave as defined in the Act of 26 June 1974. – Labour Code.
  5. During the suspension of education, in order to determine the amount of a doctoral scholarship, the provisions relating to maternity allowance shall apply accordingly. The basis of allowance assessment shall be the amount of the monthly doctoral scholarship indicated in point 2 which is received at the date of application for suspension.
  6. PhD student who submits a doctoral dissertation before the date of completion of education as specified in the curriculum, shall receive a doctoral scholarship until the date of completion of education, but not longer than 6 months.
  7. If PhD student’s mid-term evaluation is positive and he is employed as an academic teacher or researcher more than part-time, the amount of the doctoral scholarship shall be 40% of the monthly scholarship indicated in point 2.
  8. The doctoral scholarship may be increased if the university has adequate financial resources and may also vary depending on the achievements of individual PhD students.

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