Medical University
Pharmaceutical science
Medical, health and sport sciences
Doctoral studies
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
4 years
Tuition fee: 
Entrance exam – 1.000 PLN (≈250 Euro) Tuition fee – 20.000 PLN/semester (≈5000 Euro/semester)
Degree awarded: 
Application deadline: 
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Day of semester start: 
Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

Doctorate Studies are opened for students (both EU and non-EU citizens may apply) holding M.Sc. diploma or equivalent.

The following forms are required at entrance:

  • Curriculum Vitae (please include the following statement “The Medical University of Gdansk has my permission to use the information included in this document for the purpose of recruitment to the Doctorate Studies of the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Gdansk)
  • Certified copy of M.Sc. diploma or predicted day of your M.Sc. defense
  • Student’s book transcript
  • Short description of the scientific project you would like to perform during your Ph.D. studies
  • Copy of publications or other scientific achievements
  • Certificates confirming English language skills
  • Four passport photos

The Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences prepare graduates for industrial or other positions based on extensive training in biopharmaceutics, applied pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, molecular biology, toxicology, natural drugs, phytochemistry etc.

Depending on individual progress, the Ph.D. degree is normally completed in 4 years (in special cases it can be further extended).

The study program includes compulsory and optional courses. Total number of hours covered by the program throughout the course of study is equivalent to 45 ECTS including 23 ECTS elective courses within the framework of developing teaching skills or training of at least 15 hours.

Ph.D. students will receive 22 credits in the compulsory classes and 23 credits in the elective courses. Optional courses prepare students for the academic teaching profession, particularly in terms of teaching methods and new technologies in the education of students. Nevertheless, for those with rapid progress in their research projects, there is a possibility to accomplish the course and receive the degree earlier.

Apart from the research in your area of interest, the university provides uniform cluster of subjects for all Ph.D. students to support your interdisciplinary skills.

There is an individual tutor for every Ph.D. student, usually a member of senior staff with Associate Professor degree or higher, who is directly responsible for the development of your research and position academic career development.