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Drug Discovery and Development

Code drug.disc.deve_s2s_C_en
Organizational unit Faculty of Pharmacy
Field of studies Drug Discovery and Development
Form of studies full-time
Level of education graduate (second-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 15
Number of places offered 30
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Required document
  • higher education diploma
There are currently no active application rounds for this programme.

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About the programme

information about the programme studia.uj.edu.pl
admission statistics (previous years) statistics overview (in Polish)
application fee 100 PLN
tuition fees

For the 1st year: 25 200 PLN
For the 2nd year: 25 200 PLN

In total: 50 400 PLN

More information: fees.

harmful factors present during the course of education list of harmful factors present

Useful information

Who can apply?

Studies can be undertaken by people the holders of:

  • diploma of higher education (at least Licencjat or equivalent, e.g. bachelor) awarded in the academic area of: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences.

The diploma proves their eligibility to undertake second-cycle programmes of study in Poland. Diplomas issued abroad of Poland, entitling to continue university-level study in country in which diploma was issued.

Qualified candidates need to have graduated from the declared study programme by the time of enrolment.nt.

Calculating the final result

The final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:

element scale  weight
interview points awarded on a scale from 0 to 100 100%

Results on the document entitling to undertake studies are not considered in the calculation of the final admission result.

About the interview

The interview is conducted in English. Its aim is to assess:

  • candidate's knowledge required for undertaking the studies;
  • candidate's ability to partake in a discussion related to the development of drugs, within the knowledge they had acquired;
  • general knowledge in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the area of drug development, and career plans.

Place and time of the interview

The interview takes place on the day specified in the admission schedule.

Candidates are notified of the interview details individually through their OAS accounts.

The interviews will be conducted online (Microsoft Teams, Skype etc.). To take part in the interview, please note that you will need a stable Internet connection, a working microphone and headphones or speakers, as well as a webcam (your identity will be verified with the identity document you will be asked to show to the camera, and you are expected to answer questions without assistance of other people).

Required documents 

Required documents in admission process 

Submission of documents is not required at this stage. 

Upon the submission of application, candidates have to fill out a form containing questions about:

  • the course of study they have graduated from,
  • declare that their diploma belongs to the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences.
Documents required for the enrolment

documents to be downloaded from OAS account (tab “Applications“, link “Documents and further steps“)

  • personal questionnaire
  • form “podstawa ubiegania się“
  • power of attorney (if a candidate is enrolled by a representative)

documents, copies of which should be provided together with the originals for inspection

ATTENTION! Please familiarize yourself with the list of required documents and prepare them in advance, as their collection may take longer than the time allocated admission to studies. 

  • valid passport or ID card (only for inspection, no copies)
  • diploma of higher education entitling to undertake second-cycle studies*
  • certified translation into Polish or English of documents issued in a language other than Polish or English
  • decision issued by the director of Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange or by Polish Minister

Documents which can be delivered until September 29:

  • apostille or legalization of a certificate obtained outside Poland
  • health insurance

*If the candidate has not yet received the document of their diploma, they may in its place submit a certificate of graduation, together with a written statement that they undertake to deliver a copy of the diploma with the original document available for inspection by 29 September 2022.

Documents required after enrolment

  • medical certificate issued by a doctor of occupational medicine, confirming that there are no contraindications to study

ATTENTIONA referral for the medical exam is issued after the successful enrolment by the office. Please note that you should not sign up for the exam before enrolling, without the issued referral.

More information: required documents

Tuition fee payment

Tuition fee is required from all candidates. The fee amount is listed at the top of the page, in the “About the programme” section. More information about tuition fees: fees.



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