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Duration - 4 years

Curriculum of PULS PhD Studies  – 4 years of study
 
The Curriculum may be modified depending on the number of doctoral students.
 
The total number of teaching hours for courses, lectures and seminars from the first to the fourth year of studies is 262 hours, including 48 hours of obligatory monograph lectures as well as 150 hours of courses and seminars and 64 hours of teaching traineeship.
 
I. Obligatory courses – the 1st year of studies

Pedagogics with elements of ethics

Philosophy of science

Methodology of empirical sciences 

Statistics and experimentation

English language course

 

16 h (8 h lectures/8 h workshops)

16 h lectures

8 h lectures

16 h (8 h lectures/8 h workshops)

30 h

 

 





II. Monograph lectures
 
1st year of studies – 16 h obligatory lectures
 

2nd year of studies – 16 h obligatory lectures


3rd year of studies – 16 h obligatory lectures

 

 


 


 

III. Seminar

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year of studies –
minimum 16 h/year                                      

IV. Teaching traineeship

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year of studies – 16 h/year

 

 

 

   

 

About AFIDS

 
REGULATIONS
governing Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies in English at the Poznań University of Life Sciences in the field of agricultural and forestry sciences
(Agriculture and Forestry Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies)
 
General provisions
§ 1
  1. Interdisciplinary doctoral studies at the Poznań University of Life Sciences offered in the English language in the field of agricultural and forestry sciences (hereinafter referred to as doctoral studies or IDS) are supervised by the Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations of the Poznań University of Life Sciences.
  2. Curricula for IDS are prepared by the Programme Council comprising representatives of the seven faculties elected by Councils of these Faculties.
  3. Work of the Programme Council is supervised by its Chairman and in exceptional cases by the Vice-Chairman. The Chairman and the Vice-Chairman are appointed by the Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations.
  4. The Head of IDS is appointed by the PULS Rector. The Head of IDS needs to have at least the scientific degree of Assistant Professor [Polish doktor habilitowany].
  5. Administrative services for the interdisciplinary doctoral studies are provided by the university IDS secretariat at the International Relations Office.
 
Organisation of studies
§ 2
  1. Doctoral studies are provided as full-time studies. They last for four years (eight semesters) and are offered in the English language following the approved programme of studies, constituting an attachment to these Regulations. The doctoral dissertation within these studies is prepared in the English language.
  2. Doctoral students realise their own individual research programmes under the supervision of their scientific supervisors and receive credits for the required modules/basic, specialisation and optional courses as well as traineeships and a seminar.
  3. The scientific supervisor needs to have at least the scientific degree of Assistant Professor [Polish doktor habilitowany].
  4. Doctoral students within the framework of IDS may receive the following scientific degrees:
    1. doctor of agricultural sciences in the following disciplines: agronomy, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, environmental protection and management (Faculty of Agronomy and Bioengineering), animal science (Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology), horticulture (Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture), food and nutrition technology, biotechnology (Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition), environmental protection and management (Faculty of Land Reclamation and Environmental Engineering);
    2. doctor of forestry sciences in the following disciplines: forestry (Faculty of Forestry), wood science (Faculty of Wood Technology).
 
Rules concerning foreign doctoral students
§ 3
  1. In accordance with art. 43 of the Act of 27 July 2005 on the Law on Higher Education 9 (the Journal of Law “Dziennik Ustaw” no. 164, item 1365 with later amendments) individuals specified below not being Polish citizens, hereinafter referred to as “foreigners”, may take up and conduct doctoral studies as well as participate in research and development work following rules and regulations specified in the Act, subject to the provisions of item 2:
    1. foreigners granted the right of residence;
    2. holders of a valid Pole’s Card [Karta Polaka],
    3. foreigners granted the refugee status in the Republic of Poland,
    4. foreigners granted temporary protection status in the Republic of Poland,
    5. migrating employees, being citizens of an EU member country, the Swiss Confederation or a member country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area, as well as members of their families if residing in the Republic of Poland,
    6. foreigners, who in the Republic of Poland have been granted the status of a long-term resident of the European Communities,
    7. foreigners, who in the Republic of Poland have been granted a permit to reside over a specific period in relation to a circumstance as specified in art. 53 item 1 points 7, 13 and 14 of the Act of 13 June 2003 on foreigners (Journal of Law “Dziennik Ustaw” no. 128, item 1175, with later amendments),
    8. foreigners, who have been granted supplementary protection in the Republic of Poland,citizens of EU member countries, member countries being parties to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation and members of their families, having the permanent residence right.
  2. Foreigners not mentioned in item 1 may take up and conduct doctoral studies on the power of:
    1. international agreements, based on principles specified in these agreements;
    2. agreements concluded with foreign parties by universities, based on principles specified in these agreements;
    3. the decision of the minister with competence for higher education;
    4. the decision of the PULS Rector.
  1. Foreigners mentioned in item 2 may take up and conduct doctoral studies:
    1. as stipend holders of the Polish party (as specified by international agreements);
    2. based on enrolment fees (the decision of the Rector);
    3. as stipend holders of the sending institution/party;
  2. Foreigners may be admitted to doctoral studies programmes and participate in research and development work if:
    1. they are holders of a visa or a resident status card or another document entitling them to residence in Poland,
    2. they are in good health, as certified by a medical examination certificate, stating a lack of objections to undertake education in the selected field of study and form of education,
    3. they are holders of an illness and accidents insurance policy for the period of their education in Poland or the European Health Insurance Card or who will take insurance in the National Health Fund immediately after the beginning of their studies.
Conditions and mode of enrollment for foreign doctoral students
§4
  1. Foreigners may enroll for doctoral studies if they are holders of a diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad and considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies.
  2. In case when certificates, diplomas or other documents granted abroad are subject to the validation procedure foreigners are obliged to present a certificate stating their equivalence with the respective Polish diploma confirming the completion of higher education studies, not later than at the end of the first semester of their studies.
  3. Candidates for doctoral studies within the dates specified each year by the Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations file at the university IDS secretariat at the International Relations Office the following documents:
    1. an application for admission to doctoral studies;
    2. a copy of a university graduation diploma confirming the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies granted in Poland or an authorised or apostille stamped diploma or another document confirming their graduation from a university abroad, which within three months from the beginning of their studies will be considered, on the power of regulations on validation of foreign diplomas or on the power of an international agreement, to be equivalent to the respective Polish diploma certifying the completion of graduate (2°) studies or regular M.Sc. studies, or authorising their holders to undertake doctoral studies in the Republic of Poland. The copy of the diploma needs to be supplemented with a copy of a register of courses taken with respective marks/grades received. Both documents need to be authenticated by a Notary.
    3. a document confirming the command of the English language at the minimum level B2 of the Common European Framework of References fir Languages or another equivalent document. Documents confirming command of the English language include also certificates, diplomas or other documents confirming completion of a secondary school abroad, in which classes were given in English;
    4. a copy of their valid passport;
    5. a Curriculum Vitae;
    6. a characteristic of research activity and a list of scientific achievements;
    7. two reference letters, characterising achievements of the candidate and indicating their predispositions for research activity;
    8. a preliminary approval by the scientific supervisor from the Poznań Univeristy of Life Sciences together with the accepted research subject for the doctoral dissertation and information on funding for the research;
    9. a medical examination certificate, stating a lack of objections to undertake doctoral studies;
    10. 3 biometric passport photographs.
  4. Candidates for the interdisciplinary doctoral studies programme to be admitted to the programme need to have the consent of the scientific supervisor to supervise the research and to present the subject of the proposed doctoral dissertation as well as pass an interview in English.
  5. Foreigners are admitted to the doctoral studies programme if they are holders of a document confirming their command of the English language at level B2. Documents confirming command of the English language include also certificates, diplomas or other documents confirming completion of a secondary school abroad, in which classes were given in English.
  6. The decision on admission to the doctoral studies programme is taken by the IDS Programme Council.
 
Tuition
§ 5
  1. IDS tuition fees are specified each year by the PULS Rector.
  2. Tuition for each year of study is paid as two semester tuition fees not later than:
    1. 15 September of each academic year for the winter semester;
    2. 15 February of each academic year for the summer semester.
  3. Outstanding payments are subject to statutory interest. In case of being in arrears with tuition for a period of more than three months the doctoral student is deleted from the list of IDS students. Tuition is non-returnable. Tuition fees are reimbursable for the period when a doctoral student was not studying if the foreign student was granted a Dean’s leave or left the doctoral studies programme for health reasons, confirmed by a doctor’s certificate, or for other important documented reasons beyond their control.
 
§ 6
Provisions expressed in these regulations apply to Polish citizens taking up studies within the framework of IDS. Provisions of the Regulations governing doctoral studies at the Poznań University of Life Sciences apply to all matters not regulated by the provisions of these Regulations.

 

A student goes to the doctor - about free healthcare for students

According to the law, university students are covered by compulsory health insurance. Students up to 26 years of age may be covered by their parents' insurance. To obtain such status, one of the parents should apply for coverage of their son or daughter as a family member. If this option is not available for a student whose parents are not insured and who has no other valid basis of coverage, the university should apply for his or her health insurance coverage.

Master of Science Course in Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology

We invite you to take a Master of Science (MSc) course in Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology at Poznań University of Life Sciences.
 
 
WHO CAN APPLY?

Graduates of the following areas:
Horticulture
Agriculture
Agronomy
Agricultural Egineering
Agricultural Biotechnology
Biology
 
WHAT WILL YOU GET?
Theoretical knowledge and practical skills for:
- breeding selected horticultural crops,
- seed production and processing of vegetables and flowers,
- seed biology,
- routine and advanced methods of seed quality tests,
- use of seeds in other areas of Horticulture,
- seed marketing and company management.
 
ABOUT THE COURSE
 
The course lasts 3 semesters (1.5 year) and costs 3600 Euro.
 
The course comprises 830 hours of lectures, classes, seminars, field trips and seed company visits. The studies, besides intellectual adventure, give you an excellent chance to develop your career and visit Europe. Carried out since 1995 and resulted in almost 80 graduates, of which 6 had continued their careers in PhD studies, they provide you with good bases for further promotion in your professional life.
 
The course includes selecting a MSc research project following the student’s individual interests. It is carried out at various departments of our University, Institutes of Polish Academy of Sciences (for Plant Genetics and Dendrology), Department of Botany of the University of Adam Mickiewicz and other research units. Some MSc research projects are also carried out in the Polish plant breeding and seed production seed companies. The course’s curriculum and individual syllabi have been regularly updated according to suggestion from the seed industry. More than 10 visits and study tours in seed companies in Poland, France and Italy (paid additionally by students) complete the course.  
 
The MSc diploma of our University (with an English course results short summary input) is recognized in all European Union countries and some Asian countries (including China).
 
The topics (all taught in English) at the Master of Science course of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology are as follows:  
 
  • Seed Production and Technology
  • Seed Testing – Routine and Advanced Methods
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pomological Nursery
  • Statistics, Biometrics and Trial Procedures
  • Biological basis for Modern Seed Technology
  • Seed Diseases and Pests
  • Business Management in Seed Industry
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Outdoor classes (Poland, France, Italy)
  • Extension in Seed Industry
  • Sustainable Horticulture
  • Ornamental Nursery
  • Landscape Modeling and Nature Protection
  • Modern trends in Horticulture
  • Seminary and Diploma Thesis
 
 
 
HOW TO APPLY?
Contact persons:
Prof. dr. hab. Roman Hołubowicz (Co-ordinator) seed@up.poznan.pl
Dr. hab. Hanna Dorna wdzogr@up.poznan.pl
 
If you are interested in recruitment, please, send:
 
- your application with: full name, sex, date and place of birth, full address, telephone number, e-mail address, 
- your Bachelor Science (BSc in Horticulture, Agriculture or related areas) diploma copy (translated into English) confirmed by a notary,
- your statement about being able to follow English taught course,
- basic interest about your major studied and professional experience,
- declaration, if you want to stay in our dormitory (no obligation).
 
Before being enrolled for the course you will have to:
 
-          pay the tuition,
-          show the health insurance,
-          get a passport, if you come from outside the EU,
-          get Polish visa, if required.   
 
 
Pictures:
 
  1. Outdoor classes in a Polish seed company.
  2. Learning pomological nursery near Poznań.
  3. Visiting sugar beet company in the middle Poland.
  4. Learning most advanced methods about improving seed quality.
  5. A trip to the Karkonosze National Park in the Sudety mountains.

Application form

 

General information on Erasmus courses

  • one-/ two-semester courses taught in English
  • ECTS points
  • no tuition fee
  • accommodation assistance (the University dormitory or private accommodation – covered by the student)
  • a free Polish language course
  • possibility of practical training (free of charge)
  • only for students from Erasmus partner Universities
 
Application
  • on line application form

General information on Erasmus courses

  • only for students from Erasmus+ partner Universities
  • students must choose whole module,  not particular course 
  • one-/ two-semester courses taught in English
  • ECTS points
  • no tuition fee
  • accommodation assistance
  • free Polish language course

 

Application

  • on line application form
  • deadline for : autumn/ winter semester:  May 31
                              spring/summer semester:  November 30
                       

 

Enrolment

Before being enrolled for the Eramus+  the Applicant has to:

  • register on line
  • have an EU health insurance,
  • send a Learning Agreement confirmed by their home University
  • language requirements: ENGLISH AT LEVEL  B2 of the Common European Framework of Languages

General information on MSc courses

  • graduate courses taught in English;
  • 3-semester (1.5 years):
    first semester October – January
    second semester February – June

    third semester October – January
    graduation: February – March
  • tuition fee - 1500 - 2000 EUR per term
    Notice: Students who are not receiving any financial support from their home country (scholarships etc.) will be paying fixed amount of 1200 EUR per term.
     
  • possibility of practical training (costs covered by students).
 
Application
  • an application form which includes: full name, sex, date and place of birth, full address with a postal code, telephone number(s) and e-mail address, title of selected course; 
  • a copy of the BSc diploma in the relevant field of studies (details in the specific course), confirmed by a notary. Please specify your BSc research area and your main field of interest;
  • deadline for applications is April 30th.
 
Enrolment
Before being enrolled for the MSc course the Applicant hast to:
  • pay the tuition fee (details in the specific courses),
  • proof of health insurance,
  • have a valid passport for the whole period of studies (citizens from non-EU countries),

 

Poznan University of Life Sciences Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition

MSc. in Food Science and Nutrition
3 semesters Programme in English
Starting in October 2011, Poznań, POLAND

 

WHO CAN APPLY?
Graduates of the following areas:

Master of Science Course in Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology

We invite you to take a Master of Science (MSc) course in Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Technology at Poznan University of Life Sciences.
 
The University with teaching agriculture traditions since 1919, is the 3rd best agricultural university in Poland. It has 850 teachers, including 151 full professors, and 12, 000 students.