PhD, Mathematics [M]


Area of Studies

mathematics, informatics



Degree (in English)


  • English
Course Duration

4 years


Doctoral School at Gdańsk University of Technology

Tuition and Other Fees

Only application fee. Education at the Doctoral School is free of charge.

Application Deadline(s)

21.06.2021 – 08.07.2021

Course Description

Course Profile

The programme aims to prepare doctoral students for independent research in mathematics and give them the opportunity to become familiar with the latest results of scientific research in theoretical and applied mathematics. The programme includes obligatory courses: 

  • Monographic Lecture on Mathematics (30 h), 
  • Mathematical Background Seminar (30 h), 
  • Seminar on Advanced Mathematical Topics (2 x 30 h),  

facultative courses, soft skills classes as well as summer and winter schools, lectures by visiting professors and internships in other research centers (participation optional). The programme prepares for interdisciplinary cooperation. It allows you to get the skills necessary to create mathematical models of natural, technical and financial phenomena. It prepares students for submission of the doctoral dissertation, which initiates the procedure for awarding the doctoral degree in mathematics. 

Potential PhD students are offered theoretical and applied paths related to scientific research run by research groups at the Institute of Applied Mathematics. Among others, our mathematicians investigate problems in nonlinear analysis, statistics, differential equations, dynamical systems, probability theory, graph theory and biomathematics. The main fields of expertise of the Institute of Applied Mathematics are topological invariants (Conley index, topological degree, fixed point index), variational methods with application to dynamical systems and differential equations, bifurcation theory and stochastic processes. An application part of the studies includes mathematical methods in mechanics and medicine. Possible applications are also focused on Markov models.   

PhD studies require from potential candidates knowledge of mathematical analysis, differential equations, algebra, topology, functional analysis, probability theory and measure theory at the graduate level. 

Education Requirements

A person who holds a master's degree, a master's degree in engineering or an equivalent degree or a diploma giving the right to apply for the doctor's degree (doctoral, PhD) in the country in whose higher education system the university that issued the diploma has been operating, has the right to apply to the doctoral school. In the absence of a diploma due to waiting for it to be issued, an applicant for the doctoral school should submit a certificate from the university acknowledging the defense of the master's thesis. In the absence of a diploma due to waiting for the date of the master's thesis defense, the applicant for the doctoral school should submit a relevant statement. In such a situation, the applicant may be enrolled and accepted conditionally only, and his/her admission to the school will be possible, provided that the diploma is delivered until matriculation

In cases justified by the highest quality of scientific achievements, a person who is a graduate of first-cycle studies or a student who completed the third year of long-cycle studies may be admitted to the doctoral school. The decision regarding admitting such applicants is taken by the school director.

The field of studies completed by the applicant for the doctoral school must correspond or be related to the discipline in which the candidate is to prepare a doctoral dissertation at the doctoral school. Persons who have completed studies in other fields need to indicate courses included in the first- or second-cycle studies concerning content from the area relevant to the discipline of doctoral training programme. In the case of such persons, the Admissions Committee takes the decision on further steps of enrollment.

To be admitted to the doctoral school an applicant needs to prove his/her knowledge of the English language, by having a certificate of at least B2 level. The list of certificates confirming knowledge of the English language at the required level is given in Annexe No. 4 of Admissions Rules. The certificate is not required from persons for whom the English language is the mother tongue and from people for whom the English language was the medium of instruction during their studies at a higher education institution.

Other Requirements

Before applying please get acquainted with the information provided at our webpage for candidates -

Before registration at our application system candidates are requested to contact a prospective supervisor within the discipline relevant for the chosen doctoral dissertation research project in order to get his/her formal approval. This is a basic requirement and without such a consent you cannot proceed any further.


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