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Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary doctoral school
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tel.: +48 56 611-44-44


PhD CANDIDATES (FEBRUARY 13th-17th 2023)


As a prerequisite for admission to the Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, candidates must submit the following documents by the deadline set in the recruitment schedule (the documents must be prepared in English and sent to

Please number and name the documents according to the list below!

  1. A signed application generated from the Internet Registration of Candidates (you must fully complete all information in the IRoC in order to generate the application).
  2. Academic curriculum vitae and letter of motivation.
  3. Declaration of choosing the School and one or two submitted projects (main and additional project) PDF DOC
  4. Declaration concerning doctoral studies PDF
  5. Declaration that the candidate is not enrolled as a doctoral student in another doctoral school or doctoral programme and that in the case of admission to the Academia Copernicana, the candidate will be a PhD student of only one doctoral school PDF
  6. Copy of the candidate’s master’s diploma and the completion of graduate studies (or its equivalent), or a copy of a certified duplicate, or a declaration that such duplicate will be delivered by the date of announcing the list of accepted candidates.
  7. In the case of theological sciences: a copy of the master’s diploma in theology and Bachelor of Ecclesiastical Studies, or a written statement that during the doctoral studies the student will receive a Bachelor of Ecclesiastical Studies degree.
  8. If English is not the PhD candidate’s native language, a document confirming knowledge of English at at least B2 level is required.
  9. One current photograph in electronic form, which the candidate enters into the Internet Registration of Candidates, complying with the requirements used for issuing ID cards.

Every achievement of the candidate must be confirmed by appropriate documents (e.g. certificates, copy of publications, etc.).

The interview is conducted in English.
For the list of specific terms of the recruitment procedure click here.

After being enrolled to Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, the candidate must personally deliver the original documents (including an apostille on degree), Polish bank account number (which is necessary to receive the scholarship) to the School’s administration office.

List of submitted research projects:


Scientific discipline


Assistant supervisor

Title of the doctoral project

chemical sciences
dr hab. Marek Wiśniewski, prof. UMK
dr Anna Hetmann (WNBiW)
How nanomaterials work inside our bodies; shadows and glows of protein corona.
biological sciences
prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz
dr Edyta Deja-Sikora (WNBiW)
Microorganisms promoting growth of perennial wheat as a support for sustainable agriculture.
physical sciences
dr hab. Paweł Tecmer, prof. UMK
pCCD-based methods for large-scale modeling of organic solar cells.
physical sciences
dr hab. Beata Derkowska-Zielińska, prof. UMK
dr Robert Czaplicki (WFAiIS)
New light-controlled materials for soft robotics and nonlinear optics.
biological sciences
dr hab. Inż. Anna Sławińska, prof. UMK
MicroEpiQ: contact with adult as a major factor in microbiome-associated epigenetic modification in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica).
chemical sciences
prof. dr hab. Artur Terzyk
Exotic carbon nanomaterials in new anti-icing surfaces.
biological sciences
dr hab. Michał Wojciechowski, prof. UMK
dr Krzysztof Kowalski (WNBiW)
Trade-off in energy allocation between toxin production and somatic maintenance in the common toad, Bufo bufo.


Please number the documents according to the list below (the name of the file must indicate its content!):

1. Research project application PDF WORD
2. Information about the supervisor candidate PDF WORD
3. Supervisor candidate – consent and declaration PDF WORD
4. Foreign supervisor candidate – consent PDF WORD
5. Declaration regarding the funding of research project PDF WORD
6. Declaration regarding the lack of foreign supervisor PDF WORD

All documents must be sent to



Order no. 48 of the Rector of NCU

Resolution no. 20 on the recruitment terms and procedure

Regulations of the doctoral school of the Nicolaus Copernicus University