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Funding & Fees

Education at the Doctoral School of Humanities is free. Each PhD student receives a scholarship in the amount set by law or more, depending on the source of funding. In addition, each PhD student may apply for funding for the implementation of his doctoral project. The doctoral student's support also includes the possibility of obtaining a supplement to the card enabling the use of hundreds of fitness clubs, swimming pools and other sports infrastructure throughout the country. The school financially supports the SDNH Doctoral Club, a self-government organization of the School's doctoral students.

The minimum scholarship, which is awarded to each doctoral student admitted to the school, is:

Before the mid-term evaluation (by the end of the 24th month) -  PLN 2667,70

After mid-term evaluation (from 25 or 26 months) - approx. PLN 4109,70

1. The basic financial source of the scholarships is the subsidy received from the Ministry of Education and Science.

2. Funds obtained from external sources, eg individual research grants, NAWA scholarships, funds obtained by the School to finance scholarships.

3. Other measures in accordance with legal regulations.

Note: All PhD students of the Doctoral School of the Humanities receive scholarships.

All PhD students of the Doctoral School of the Humanities are exempt from the costs of education.

Each PhD student of the Doctoral School of Humanities may apply in a competition for funding selected activities related to the implementation of his doctoral project from Excelence Initative Programme. The financial support is provided in the four modules:

1. Research Support Module;

2. Visibility and Mobility Module;

3. Skills Development and Engagement Module;

4. Excelence Module (Prizes for the best publications).

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From the beginning of 2021 Doctoral School in the Humanities takes part in the STER NAWA project that supports PhD students in many ways. More details you may find here.

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As of October 2023, changes to the Law on Higher Education and Science take effect. In the matter of the scholarship, Article 209, paragraph 1a specifying who is NOT entitled to the scholarship has been changed.

The current regulation about salary of 150% of the scholarship amount has been removed:

A doctoral student receiving a salary of at least 150% of the amount of the doctoral scholarship to which he or she is entitled in accordance with paragraph 4 due to employment in connection with the implementation of a research project referred to in Article 119, paragraph 2, items 2 and 3, by the entity conducting the doctoral school in which the doctoral student is studying, during the period of such employment, shall not receive a doctoral scholarship. (autmoatic translation)

And in its place a new regulation was inserted:

A doctoral scholarship is not paid to a doctoral student whose education at a doctoral school requires employment with the body running the doctoral school:
1) under an employment contract;
2) with a salary that exceeds that of a professor. (automatic translation)

The salary of a professor is currently PLN 7210.

 

According to the interpretation received from the UJ Scholarship Affairs Department, this means that doctoral students who are NOT eligible to receive the scholarship are those who:

1) are employed at JU...
2) as a result of the requirement/obligation of this employment defined e.g. in a grant...
3) under an employment contract...
4) and with a salary higher than PLN 7210 gross per month.

All of these four conditions must be met for a doctoral student to lose the right to receive a scholarschip.


If at least one of these conditions is not met, the doctoral student is entitled to the doctoral stipend at the full amount.  This means that the scholarship is not lost by doctorals who, for example: are employed at JU, but not because JU was obliged to employ them (regardless of their salary), as well as people who had to be employed at JU, but earn 7210 PLN or less, and people who earn more than 7210 PLN, but outside JU.

The regulation according to which the scholarship can only be collected for 4 years remains in effect. 

Paragraph 10 of Article 209 has also been cancelled. 

This means the removal of the ban on the employment of doctoral students as academic teachers and researchers.

The repealed provision was as follows:

10. A doctoral student may not be employed as an academic teacher or researcher.
The aforementioned shall not apply to the employment of a doctoral student:
1) for the purpose of implementation of the research project referred to in Art. 119
section 2 points 2 and 3;
2) after a mid-term evaluation with a positive result, except that in the case of employment for more than half of the full-time equivalent, the scholarship shall
amount to 40% of the monthly scholarship referred to in sec. 4 point 2;
3) who is not entitled to a doctoral scholarship.

As of October 1, 2023, the regulation does not apply.

To receive a scholarship, you have to submit a scholarship statement. Once you have been accepted to the Doctoral School, you can complete the first statement in the USOSweb systemIn this year, you have to submit your first statement on paper, to the secretariat of your education programme.

If you want to make changes to the statement (for example, due to a change in insurance status), you can submit a new paper statement to the secretariat of your School.

New scholarschip statement was published ► https://bip.uj.edu.pl/dokumenty/zarzadzenia-rektora?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_3zKsPCSjd07U&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-3&p_p_col_count=1&groupId=1384597&articleId=154161327&widok=ogloszenie

The Order of the Rector of the JU on the rules of payment of the doctoral scholarship you can hind  ► https://bip.uj.edu.pl/documents/1384597/143315552/zarz_73_2019.pdf/b4bc0ced-d8c6-4990-9c60-46e2beb61de6