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PhD study in Astronomical observatory


   Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences

   Applications accepted all year round  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

PhD study in Astronomy covers a theoretical and observational research, analysing the optically variable objects like accreting binary stars, extreme horizontal branch star and active galactic nuclei, as well as the high energy astrophysics, multiwavelength astronomy, radio astronomy, relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.

Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University participates in ESO, has access to the SALT optical telescope, collaborates in HESS and CTA projects (gamma-ray astrophysics) as well as in the network of LOFAR radio telescopes array, also participate in the VIRGO gravitational waves detector. Our researches use also several world class Earth bound radio (VLA, 100m Effelsberg) and space (Chandra, XMM, Fermi) observatories.

Studying and working with our scientists guarantees a high rate (2/3 as for the end of 2021) of a PhD graduate who successfully will find Postdoc positions at leading institutions all around the world.

Link to programme: https://science.phd.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/programme/astronomy

Application deadline: All year round https://science.phd.uj.edu.pl/recruitment/astronomy


Funding Notes

Education at the Jagiellonian University Doctoral Schools is free. Each PhD student receives a scholarship in the amount set by law or more, depending on the source of funding. In addition, each PhD student may apply for funding for the implementation of his/her doctoral project. 
The scholarship, which is awarded to each doctoral student admitted to the school, is:
• before the mid-term evaluation -  PLN 2,371.70
• after the mid-term evaluation – PLN 3,653.70
All PhD students of the Jagiellonian University Doctoral Schools are exempt from any tuition fees for training within the PhD study programmes scheme.

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