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University of Silesia in Katowice

address: Bankowa 12 St.
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 21 83
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
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PhD in Advanced Methods in Biotechnology and Biodiversity


Philosophy Doctor


4 years (8 semesters)



ECTS points



PhD students participate in courses provided by various labs of the Faculty, e.g.: Advanced molecular cytogenetics; Chromatin immunostaining methods; Plant morphogenesis in vivo and in vitro; Cyto- and histochemical analysis of embryonic animal tissues; Biomarkers in studies of exposure and effects of xenobiotics in the environment; Biotechnology of microorganisms; Practical bioinformatics; Plant functional genomics; Techniques for biodiversity of soil microorganisms, plants and animals. All courses aim at training the students in application of a wide variety of advanced methods that are used in research led by the faculty labs. Additionally, the students have the opportunity to improve their presentation skills attending the Effective presentation workshop. They can also participate in departmental and faculty seminars, as well as in a selection of lectures provided by guest researchers in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme – LLP/Erasmus. All courses are in English.
All PhD students are also involved in research projects leading to the PhD degree. The supervision is provided by the senior academic staff. The projects are conducted in collaboration with the future supervisor and are in line with the research profile of the department involved.


EU/EFTA citizens applying on a regular basis – no tuition fee, no application fee;
Non-EU/EFTA citizens: 4 200 EUR per year + 100 EUR – application fee.


July, 15th


International Students Admissions Office,



University of Silesia in Katowice

education requirements

Both Polish and foreign students are eligible to apply provided that they have the M.Sc. or equivalent degree in the discipline that is adequate to the proposed PhD project. The duration of doctoral studies is up to four years. On-line recruitment registration is open at the University of Silesia recruitment website. Candidates are obliged also to provide printed applications to the Faculty Office.
The complete application submitted to the Faculty Office should include:
• CV;
• diploma of the MSc or equivalent degree with supplement;
• letter of recommendation from the faculty staff and his or her declaration of will to become the supervisor;
• declaration of the future supervisor on the availability of funds necessary to conduct research project by the PhD student;
• synopsis of the research project that will lead to the doctoral degree;
• list of the candidate’s publications and conference presentations (please include also copies of the first page of each publication);
• certificates of foreign language skills;
• three ID photos;

other requirements

The candidates are ranked on the basis of the following criteria:
1. the outcome of an interview with a candidate in English, conducted by the recruitment panel (from 0 to 10 points);
2. the scientific achievements documented by the list of publications and conference presentations: publication – 5 points, conference (oral, poster) presentation – 2 points, participation in a research grant – 3 points;
3. certificates of foreign language skills (2 points for each language).
The candidates may apply for stipends financed by the Rector of the University of Silesia.