Anti-Corruption Law

Name of the studies: Postgraduate Studies in Anti-corruption Law
Organiser: Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Director of the Studies: Prof. Dr hab. Celina Nowak, Professor at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Duration of studies: two semesters (November 2022 – June 2023)
Frequency of classes: once a month (Saturdays and Sundays)

  • 26 – 27.11.2022 r.;
  • 10 – 11.12.2022 r.;
  • 14 – 15.01.2023 r.;
  • 25 – 26.02.2023 r.;
  • 18 – 19.03.2023 r.;
  • 15 – 16.04.2023 r.;
  • 23 – 24.04.2022 r.;
  • 20 – 21.05.2023 r.;
  • 17 – 18.06.2023 r.

I. The purpose of the postgraduate studies is to train people responsible for preventing and combating corruption, especially in the public sector.

II. Recruitment is open until 30 September 2021.

The curriculum of the postgraduate studies covers the following issues: the concept of corruption and the ethical aspects of this problem; corruption risks in the public sector and ways to minimise them; the responsibility of natural and legal persons for corruption under international, EU and Polish law; the procedural aspects of fighting corruption; the institutional aspects of fighting corruption; the analysis of anti-corruption mechanisms and the tasks of anti-corruption plenipotentiaries; compliance issues.

  1. Classes are taught by scholars and teachers from the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ILS PAS) as well as by professionals and practitioners, including officials from the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau.
  2. Classes will be conducted remotely.
  3. The participants are required to attend classes and pass a final exam.
  4. Persons working in institutions which are patrons of the postgraduate studies conducted at the Institute of Law Sciences PAS, or who belong to a professional association that sponsors, co-organises or advertises postgraduate studies at the Institute through its own communication channels are entitled to a 10% discount on the tuition fee.

The classes are taught by research and teaching staff, eminent specialists in criminal law and administrative law, including academics from the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and professionals and practitioners, including officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau.

What are the rules of recruitment?

  1. Recruitment of candidates for the postgraduate studies is open.
  2. The number of places is limited to a maximum of 80 people.;
  3. Admission to the postgraduate programme is based on the order of applications (date of submission of all required documents).

Who can apply for admission to the postgraduate studies?
A person who has a university diploma, Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent may apply for the postgraduate studies.

What is the cost of participating in the postgraduate studies?
Postgraduate studies are conducted on a one-time, full-fee basis. The tuition fee is 5,900 PLN gross and includes the cost of issuing a certificate of graduation from the postgraduate studies. The tuition fee does not include the recruitment fee of PLN 100 gross..

The tuition fee is paid in accordance with a separate agreement, an example of which is found in Appendix no. 1 to the Rules and Regulations for Postgraduate Studies. Upon a justified application of a candidate, the director of the Institute may divide the tuition fee into instalments to be paid by specified deadlines.

What documents should be submitted?

A candidate applying for admission to the postgraduate programme should submit by 6 Novemberr 2022 the ‘Application Form’ attached below along with the following attachments:

  1. a copy of the certificate of graduation with a Master’s degree, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (the original diploma will be returned at the first class meeting)
  2. a document evidencing a change of name or surname (required if the candidate has changed his/her name or surname after the diploma was awarded).

In addition, by signing the Application Form, a participant of postgraduate studies declares that he/she:

  1. has read the Regulations of the postgraduate programme;
  2. is obliged to pay the tuition fee and the enrollment fee; and
  3. consents to the processing of his/her personal data by ILS PAS for the purposes of the postgraduate programme.

How to submit the documents?

Application documents can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  1. by traditional mail (registered letter): with the note ‘Postgraduate Studies in Anti-corruption Law’ to the address: Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences ul. Nowy Świat 72 (Pałac Staszica) 00-330 Warszawa
  2. in person: at the Secretary’s Office of ILS PAS, room 272 or 220 in Staszic Palace, 2nd floor
  3. by email: a scanned copy of the above-mentioned documents should be sent to (important: submission of documents in an electronic version will be confirmed by the secretary by return email). In the case of electronic submission of documents, a qualified postgraduate student is required to submit the originals of these documents to the study secretary, on the first day of classes, in order to confirm the true copies of the documents sent via email.

Bank account number (for recruitment fee and tuition fees): 54 1130 1017 0020 1466 1420 0002


dr hab. Celina Nowak, prof. INP PAN


Paulina Ochman
tel.: +48 699 856 879


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