Merit-based recruitment process

The admissions process

How to apply

The admissions process

The admissions procedure  comprises:

Stage One: evaluation of application documents

Stage Two: The language test (where applicable)

Stage Three: interviews with selected candidates

 Candidates who have not previously studied Psychology and have chosen Psychology as the  discipline of their doctoral thesis  will be required before interview to take an examination testing their  knowledge of basic topics in psychology.


A list of applicants accepted to the GSSR is published on our website (see Admissions/Results) as soon as the admissions committee has reached its decision. Candidates will also be notified by e-mail and by registered post.

Applicants who fail to attend the appointed interview (or test of language abilities if applicable) without producing acceptable justification will be considered to have withdrawn their applications.


Appeals Commission

An Appeals Commission will meet to consider appeals from candidates submitted in writing to the School within fourteen days of the appearance of the announcement of the results of the applications process (in hard copy or by e-mail to


Phone: (+48) 22 828 80 09

Fax: (+48) 22 826 48 21

The Graduate School
for Social Research,

Staszic Palace,
Nowy Świat 72,
00-330 Warsaw,