STER program in the discipline of Linguistics

Polish and/or English in the European context: history – media – discourse – culture

Project is co-financed from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and from the European Social Fund under the Operational Programme Knowledge, Education, Development, a noncompetition project entitled “Supporting the institutional capacity of Polish HEIs through the creation and implementation of international study programmes” implemented under Measure 3.3 Internationalisation of the Polish higher education, specified in the application for project cofinancing No POWR.03.03.00-00-PN16/18.

Project number: PPI/STE/2018/1/00006

Program description

The recruitment for the Doctoral School for students not holding Polish citizenship under the STER program starts on May 6, 2019!

Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa participates in the STER program and opens recruitment for the Doctoral School for candidates from abroad wishing to write a doctoral dissertation in the field of Humanities in the discipline of Linguistics.

From the second semester, there is a possibility to be granted a STER scholarship funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and European Social Fund for the best scholarly results and achievements. In this way participation in the STER program, to a big extent, will facilitate the foreign doctoral students to conduct their scientific research in the discipline of Linguistics at Jan Dlugosz University Doctoral School in Częstochowa.

Why is it worth applying to the STER program?

  • Studies are free of charge and last 8 semesters in a stationary mood.
  • Guaranteed scholarships – all the non-native doctoral students receive a monthly scholarship throughout the 8 semesters. From the 2nd semester on, depending on the achieved results 50% of non-native participants of the STER program will receive scholarships in the amount of 5.000 PLN gross. The remaining participants of the STER program will receive the statutory doctoral scholarship.
  • Doctoral exam (after the 8th semester) in the discipline of Linguistics.
  • Individual educational program.
  • Upgrading student’s knowledge of foreign languages (including Polish).
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Recruitment process

Terms of participation in the STER program:

  • Status of alienage/lack of Polish citizenship,
  • Lack of a B.A. or M.A. diploma issued by a Polish institution,
  • Candidates cannot be doctoral students at any other Polish institution (throughout the program),
  • Candidates cannot try to receive a doctoral degree (including the external mode) at any other Polish institution (during the JDU doctoral program),
  • Command of Polish and/or English (at least at a B2 level of proficiency)
  • hohttp://www.phd-studies.ujd.edu.pl/ster/linguistics/recruitment/language-requirements-polish/lding an M.A. diploma (obtained outside of Poland) or a university diploma equivalent to a master’s degree (students of the last year of M.A. studies with graduation scheduled before September 15, 2019, may also apply),
  • Completing a degree in one of the disciplines within humanities (preference will be given to graduates from Slavic, Polish and English philologies),
  • Graduates from other disciplines may apply for the program on the condition that they submit a research project in the area of Polish or English Linguistics,
  • Good knowledge of linguistic and methodological issues,
  • Research interests to be developed in the course of the doctoral studies,
  • Readiness to conduct independent research, to bring one’s own authentic contribution to the development of the chosen field.

Recruitment 2019/2020

The candidates to the STER program will observe the same admission criteria as the remaining candidates for JDU Doctoral School – irrespective of age, worldview, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or gender. The principle of equal opportunities is also applied to people with disabilities.

Application procedure:

Stage 1:

May-June, 2019: informational meetings outside of Poland:

  • Moscow (Russia) – 5th – 6th – 7th June 2019
  • Vilnius (Lithuania) – 27th – 28th May 2019
  • Kiev (Ukraine) – 28th – 29th May 2019
  • Lviv (Ukraine) – 10th – 11th June 2019
  • Chernivtsi (Ukraine) – 11th – 12th June 2019
  • Ostrava (the Czech Republic) – 11th – 13th June 2019
  • Olomouc (the Czech Republic) – 11th – 13th June 2019
  • Vienna (Austria) – 11th – 12th June 2019
  • Berlin (Germany) – 5th – 6th June 2019
  • Leipzig (Germany) – 5th – 6th June 2019
  • Dresden (Germany) – 7th – 8th June 2019
  • Minsk (Belarus) – 14th – 15th June 2019

Registration for the informational meetings will be available online. Candidates should register up to 7 days before the scheduled meeting at the latest.

Dates of informational meetings will be updated on a regular basis.

Stage 2:

7-12 July 2019: Summer School organized by Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa. The program includes language workshops, lectures, meetings with possible future supervisors.

Registration for the Summer School will be available online until June 30, 2019.

Stage 3:

12-13 July 2019: Conference for Young Scholars organized by Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa. The program includes the presentation of candidates’ individual research projects, discussion with other candidates and academic staff of JDU, meetings with possible future supervisors.

Registration for the Conference will be available online until June 30, 2019.

On registration candidates will have to submit a short description of their research project. Applications without the description will be rejected.

List of candidates accepted for the participation in the Summer School and the Conference will be announced by June 30, 2019.

Candidates participating in the Summer School and the Conference, with best project descriptions, will be provided with free meals and accommodation.

Stage 4:

Each candidate should register to the Doctoral School not later than by July 10th (23:59). Registration is available online via the University’s Internet Recruitment System.

  • Catalog of the disciplines of the Doctoral School (in Polish)
  • A timetable of the recruitment (in Polish)
  • Contact details regarding the Doctoral school (in Polish)

15-16 July 2019: Entrance Examination – an interview with candidates to the Doctoral School of JDU.

The list of applicants accepted for the program will be announced by July 20, 2019.

Supplementary recruitment will take place on September 23, 2019.

Documents

Documents required for the 2nd and 3rd stages of recruitment (registration is available online):

  1. Application form,
  2. Description of the research project (acc. to the Enclosure in the application form),
  3. Letter of motivation,
  4. The opinion of the supervisor of the M.A. thesis,
  5. Curriculum vitae of the candidate.

Documents required for the Entrance Examination:

(registration available online [in Polish])

  1. Application for admission to the Doctoral School addressed to the Rector of JDU along with the choice of the scholarly field and discipline,
  2. Curriculum vitae of the candidate,
  3. Photocopy of both sides of the identity card or passport (original to be presented on demand),
  4. Photocopy (original to be presented on demand), or certified copy of the M.A. diploma (or in case of this year graduates – a certificate issued by the Dean’s Office),
  5. 2 photos: one of the size 45×65 mm and the other 37×55, head uncovered, on a light background,
  6. Opinion about the suitability to conduct scientific research (issued not earlier than 12 months since the date of submitting the documents) issued by an independent academic teacher representing a relevant scientific discipline,
  7. Confirmed documentation of the previously obtained scientific research,
  8. Statement (Enclosure to the electronic recruitment system),
  9. The candidate’s consent to process the personal data,
  10. Documents certifying the knowledge of a foreign language at the B2 Level (Polish and/or English),
  11. Diploma of graduating from tertiary studies (translated by a certified translator or a Polish Consulate) along with the authentication, or certificate of authenticity (apostille or legalization),
  12. Diploma Supplement (or transcript, or certificate of passed exams, or excerpts of subjects and marks, or student’s record book).

Documents are to be submitted (in a paper form) to the Doctoral School University Recruitment Commission, when on duty.

Candidates qualified to the STER program are obliged to complete the documentation by the following documents:

  1. Original (presented on demand) of the M.A. diploma or a certified copy of the M.A. diploma (or in case of this year graduates – a certificate issued by the Dean’s Office),
  2. Diploma of graduation from the tertiary studies translated by a certified translator or a Polish Consulate along with authentication, or a certificate of authenticity (apostille of legalization),
  3. Statement of not applying to another doctoral school.

The deadlines for submitting the documents will be available online.

Some practicalities

Undertaking study abroad is an exciting time, which requires an effective and careful step by step preparation. Here you may find some info which may help you get ready to visit and study in Poland. However, make sure you go beyond this article to dig deeper into the details, in case you are accepted to come and study in Poland.

VISA for non-EU students

You should contact your local nearest Embassy/Consulate of Poland. The must-be-submitted documents and other specific requirements vary from country to country, therefore it is highly recommended to ask the local Polish Embassy. Although, in every student visa application, the required documents are:

  • Acceptance letter from the university,
  • Visa supporting letter,
  • Medical insurance,
  • Bank statement meaning proof of sufficient means for living and returning from Poland,
  • Original passport,
  • Tickets,
  • Visa fee,
  • Visa application.

Remember that Polish national/student visa allows you to study in Poland and travel short period to other Schengen countries only. If you plan to go in and out of Poland many times, apply for a multiple entry visa.

In case of being granted a student visa, when you are traveling to Poland, please carry your acceptance letter from the university. At the border control when entering Poland and consequently European Union first time, you will be asked about the purpose of your trip and if necessary, requested to provide proof of that purpose.

Insurance

Each student is required to have valid insurance, which entitles you to the use of medical care in Poland, for the duration of the studies. The citizens of the Member States of the European Union should have a European Health Insurance Card / EHIC issued in the country of origin.

Contact

School office
Email: phd-studies@ujd.edu.pl

Professor UJD, dr hab. Anna Majkiewicz (German, Polish)
Email: ster.literature@ujd.edu.pl

Professor UJD, dr hab. Magdalena Bator (English, Polish)
Email: ster.linguistics@ujd.edu.pl

News

Second recruitment

Second recruitment for the Doctoral School in the discipline of literary studies (STER Programme) starts on the 19th August and will last until the 18th September 2019.

Important dates:

19.-20. September 2019
submission of documents
(UJD, 4/8 Waszyngtona St., room 143, 9.00 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Candidates who will not submit the required documents until the 20th Sept. automatically resign from the recruitment process.

20. September 2019
language exam (English and/or Polish as a foreign language)
– time and venue will be announced in the IRK system (after registration)

23. September 2019
entrance examination
– time and venue will be announced in the IRK system (after registration)

25. September 2019
announcement of results
(available in the IRK system, individual candidate’s profile)

Recruitment terms through IRC (Internet Recruitment of the Candidates) system:

  1. Catalog of the disciplines of the Doctoral School [in Polish]
  2. A timetable of the recruitment [in Polish]
  3. Contact details regarding the Doctoral school [in Polish]
  4. Internet Recruitment of the Candidates [in Polish]

Summer School STEER FOR POLAND – 15-20. September 2019, Częstochowa

We would like to invite people already qualified and those applying to the STER Programme – to participate in the Summer School at JDU.

Board and accommodation are free!

Registration will be open until 10. September 2019.

15. September 2019 – accommodation at Students’ House in Czestochowa
16-20. September 2019 – literary and linguistic workshops, lectures, meetings with prospective supervisors.

Summer School – Programme: shortly

Conference for Young Scholars: Polish Language and Culture in the European Context, 21-22. September 2019

We invite doctoral students already qualified and those applying to the STER Programme to participate in the Conference for Young Scholars.

The program includes presentations of individual research projects (15 minimum + 10 minimum discussion).

Board and accommodation are free!

Deadline for registration: 10. September 2019.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Polish
Last updated September 4, 2019
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