The exam can be conducted in Polish or in English. It consists of 3 parts:

Part I: A short (10 min) presentation of the applicant’s research experience (such as undergraduate thesis work). A blackboard will be available as well as a computer connected to a projector.

Part II: Presentation of three topics, one from each section, selected by the exam committee from a separate list for Physics or Chemistry Applicants. Notes may not be used. The presentation of the selected topics is the point of departure for questions from members of the exam committee.

Part III: The applicant describes the selected thesis topic and answers questions about the future research program (about 10 min). Notes or other materials may be used.