In the course of studies at the Faculty, ambitious students have the opportunity to participate in research projects run by researchers from the Institute of Physics, and can prepare their diploma thesis on that basis. Actively participating in academic life, students publish papers in the most renowned journals and take part in conferences both in Poland and abroad. The students’ achievements are confirmed by numerous awards and distinctions (link: students’ awards and awarded conference papers).
During their studies the students can also participate in international summer apprenticeships called Torun Astrophysics/Physics Summer Program, which allows them to become familiar with research work on most fascinating experiments and test themselves at working in international research teams. In the program’s previous edition 22 regular and doctoral students, half of whom were foreigners.
Students who are eager to see the world are encouraged to participate in international exchanges under MOST and Erasmus programs. For more information, click here.
Students of the Institute of Physics make use of Nicolaus Copernicus University’s wide scholarship offer. In addition, the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Informatics supports its students with special scholarships
Students involved in research projects may receive additional scholarship of 1000-1500 PLN (depending on the project). The base of projects available for students can be found here. In case of being interested in a project which does not advertise an available place for a student, please contact the Project’s head directly.
The development of scientific interests is supported by the activities of a number of scientific circles (Students of Physics’ Scientific Circle, Students of Astronomy’s Scientific Circle, Scientific Circle of Applied Informatics or Technical Academic Circle), as well as local branches of international scientific associations, such as SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics and Optical Society of America (OSA).