Our students are involved with research in their chosen area from the start, but are obliged to attend some lecture courses and seminars chosen together with their supervisors. Some of these courses may be taken at the University of Warsaw. The students are also obliged to take part in the graduate student seminar.

Information about courses available at the University of Warsaw can be accessed via USOS. Graduate-level courses are usually in English.

Each term at NCBJ there is a course/tutorial intended as preparation for the Ph.D. exams. These courses (4 hours per week) cover the basic subjects: classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. Everyone has to take the exam at the end of term. Attendance is not required, but it is recommended that at least those who need some revision should attend.