Admission dates

Registration in the admission procedure

The admission procedure is carried out electronically (excluding the interview, which may be conducted intramural or on-line) via the IRK system. The system is scheduled to open on July 15, 2020. Candidates complete all the necessary personal data in the system, agree to process this data in the admission process, and complete the data, information and documents necessary for the proper conduct of admissions.

Admission schedule

  1. July 15, 2020: opening of the registration in the IRK system (
  2. August 5, 2020: closing of the registration in the IRK system in relation to:
  • the registration of new candidates;
  • paying the application fee (the date of transfer order is decisive);
  • uploading the documents referred to in § 5 section 1 items 1-3 and 5 of the resolution to which this document is attached.
  1. August 14, 2020: deadline for uploading the documents referred to in § 5 section 1 items 6-11 (the title and description of the project, personal data of a tutor, his/her opinion on the candidate, the list of academic achievements together with their confirmation).
  2. September 2, 2020: deadline to submit presentations for the interview (the presentation is compulsory in the area of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and in other areas allowed only in particularly justified cases).
  3. September 2, 2020: deadline for candidates to submit comments on the composition of the admission committee as described in § 4 section 10 of the resolution to which this document is attached.
  4. September 5, 2020: the latest date on which the admission committee informs candidates about the individual date of the interview.
  5. August 17, 2020: the latest date on which examiners’ names are to be published on the Doctoral School website.
  6. September 8-11, 2020: interviews with candidates (the number of days depends on the number of candidates in a given area).
  7. September 14, 2020 at 15:00: the deadline for delivering the document referred to in § 5 section 1 item 4 (the diploma or a certificate).
  8. September 15, 2020 at 12:00: the announcement of the lists of candidates qualified for admission.
  9. September 16-18, 2020: registering of candidates qualified for admission.
  10. September 25, 2020: the latest date of announcing the final list of people admitted to the Doctoral School.


Selection Committee

The composition of the assesments commission will be made public after the commission is appointed by the rector of the University of Silesia, no later than by Augus 17. After this date only posibility of changes individual members and examiners resulting from random cases or exclusion of a given person in accordance with established procedures.

Registered candidate, in accordance with Article 4 (10) of the recruitment resolution, has the right to raise objections to the composition of the commission if the participation of a given member of the commission raises justified reservations as to his impartiality. The candidate shall submit objections no later than by September 2 by submitting written information to the Doctoral School’s office or by  e-mail address provided during registration in the IRK system, to  e-mail address If the commettee chairman considers these reservations to be justified, the given member or examiner of the selection board will be excluded from the assessment of given candidate.



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