The doctoral programme in electrotechnics is intended for postgraduate students from disciplines connected with electrical engineering, including electrotechnics, electronics, power engineering, and other related sub-areas. A person holding a master’s degree (or equivalent) in other disciplines can be qualified to the programme.
The doctoral programme is proposed as a direct continuation of postgraduate studies in electrical engineering, including electrotechnics, electronics, power engineering and some adjacent areas.
The principal aim of the programme is to create an environment in which PhD students can develop their knowledge and scientific abilities and work out new technologies connected with electrical engineering.
The proposed doctoral programme enables students to prepare the doctoral thesis and to pass the required exams. The students complete the required educational modules in 8 semesters. During this period they can develop their own scientific programme related to electrical engineering. Each student
has to gather 45 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) within the 8 semesters of study (including compulsory and optional educational modules). The organisation of lectures makes it possible to finalise and defend the PhD thesis in 8 semesters.
The qualification process to the doctoral programme consists of three steps: registration of applications, interviews with the candidates, and final (internal) selection of the candidates.
A candidate has to prepare and send complete, required documentation, including:
- filled-in application form (available from the web page of the doctoral programme);
- signed Curriculum Vitae, including (optionally) any additional documents (e.g. a list of publications, information on formal and informal qualifications, professional experience, letters of recommendation) that can prove his/her research potential;
- declaration of the supervisor (the form is available from the web page of the doctoral programme);
- proposition of the subject of research work and a provisional plan of research. The plan must be approved and signed by the supervisor;
- authenticated copies of relevant certificates from the previous (postgraduate) studies where the master’s degree or the related degree was granted;
- medical certificate;
- receipt of application fee payment;
- 4 photos. All documents should be prepared in English.
Any documents in other languages have to be accompanied by an authenticated English translation. The electronic versions of documents can be sent by e-mail to the office of the doctoral programme.
Bialystok University of Technology does not offer any scholarships for foreign PhD students, however, some funding is available through the Polish Government Scholarship scheme which covers tuition fees and provides additional money for living. PhD students can contact the Polish embassy or consulate in their home country to inquire about the relevant eligibility conditions in their case. They may also seek support through the new Erasmus+ programme or, in the case of non-European students, through ongoing partnerships and opportunities set up under the Erasmus Mundus banner