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Rules for the admission of international students to the Kielce University of Technology

§ 1

To be eligible for admission to the University’s courses on terms similar to those applicable to Polish citizens determined in this Resolution in accordance with Article 43 Sections 2 and 5 of the Higher Education Act (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland No 154, item 1365 with further amendments), an international applicant must:

  1. have obtained the right to settle in the Republic of Poland;
  2. hold a valid Pole’s Card (Karta Polaka);
  3. have the status of a refugee in the Republic of Poland;
  4. have been granted temporary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  5. have the status of a migrant worker as a citizen of a member state of the European Union, the Swiss Confederation or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), or be their family members residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  6. have obtained the right to reside in the territory of the Republic of Poland as a long-term resident of the European Communities;
  7. have obtained the right to temporarily reside in the territory of the Republic of Poland in the circumstances covered by Article 53 Section 1 Subsections 7, 13 and 14 of the Aliens Act of 13 June 2003 (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland No 128, item 1175 with further amendments);
  8. be a citizen of a member state of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), or of the Swiss Confederation, or be their family members granted the right to permanently reside in the Republic of Poland;
  9. be a citizen of a member state of the European Union, the Swiss Confederation or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), or be their family members, and have adequate financial resources to provide for their educational and living expenses during the period of study; however, they are not entitled to receive social grants, disability grants, accommodation grants, meal grants or financial hardship benefits.

§ 2

1. Exceptions to the general rules of admission binding for Polish citizens may be made for international applicants not specified in § 1 who enroll in and attend the University’s courses on the basis of:

  1. international agreements, in accordance with the provisions of those agreements;
  2. agreements between foreign entities and the Kielce University of Technology, in accordance with the provisions of those agreements;
  3. a decision by the minister in charge of higher education or a relevant minister specified in Article 33 Section 2;
  4. a decision by the University’s Rector.

2. International applicants referred to in Section 1, Subsections 1, 3 and 4 are admitted to the University’s courses on the basis of:

  • a document requesting the admission of an applicant issued by the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange, if they have been qualified to be eligible for admission to a university without the need to attend a course in the Polish language;
  • a document requesting the admission of an applicant issued by the head of the institution in which they have completed a course in the Polish language (accredited by the minister in charge of higher education),
  • a letter of application submitted to the Rector of the Kielce University of Technology requesting admission into an individualized course of study.

3. International applicants referred to in Section 1 may enroll in and attend the University’s courses:

  1. as holders of a scholarship awarded by the Polish side, paying no tuition fees;
  2. as fee paying students;
  3. as students paying no fees and obtaining no grants;
  4. as holders of a scholarship awarded by the sending institution, paying no tuition fees;
  5. as holders of a scholarship awarded by the Kielce University of Technology.

4. International applicants referred to in §1 Subsection 9 and those holding a valid Pole’s Card and having adequate financial resources to provide for their educational and living expenses during the period of study, may enroll in and attend the University’s courses in accordance with the rules specified in Sections 1, 2 and 3.

§ 3

1. To be admitted to the first-cycle (bachelor’s degree) courses, international students need to

  • submit a Polish A-levels certificate (świadectwo dojrzałości), or a legalized certificate or an apostille certificate or any other document issued in a country other than Poland, which has been recognized in accordance with the regulations concerning the recognition of secondary school certificates and A-levels certificates issued in a country other than Poland, or, if admitted on the basis of an international agreement, a document equivalent to a Polish A-levels certificate (świadectwo dojrzałości).
  • pass a test confirming their drawing skills when joining a course in architecture and town planning.

2. To be admitted to the second-cycle (master’s degree ) courses, international students are required to submit a diploma confirming the completion of a first-cycle course in Poland or a legalized certificate or an apostille certificate or any other document confirming the completion of a first-cycle course in a country other than Poland, which has been officially recognized in accordance with the regulations concerning the recognition of certificates and diplomas confirming the completion of degree courses in a country other than Poland, or, if admitted on the basis of an international agreement, a diploma equivalent to a Polish diploma of completion of a first-cycle (bachelor’s degree) course.

3. International applicants must hold a visa or a residence permit or any other document entitling them to reside in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

4. They are required to provide a medical certificate attesting that they are in good health and that there are no contraindications to their attending courses within their selected field or mode of study.

5. They must hold an insurance policy with critical illness cover or personal accident cover valid for the period of study in Poland or a European Health Insurance Card or they shall purchase an insurance policy from the National Health Fund as soon as they begin their course.

6. They must have completed a one-year preparatory course in the Polish language in an institution specified by the minister in charge of higher education to have the necessary command of the language to attend a course which will be run in Polish.

7. They must hold a certificate to prove their Polish language proficiency, issued by the National Committee for the Recognition of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, or

8. They must have obtained a certification by the receiving institution confirming that they demonstrate sufficient preparation and proficiency in the Polish language to attend a course which will be run in Polish.

§ 4

International applicants attending the University’s courses as fee paying students are obliged to pay the fees in accordance with the Regulation by the University’s Rector concerning the amounts of fees paid by international students admitted to the University’s courses as fee paying students.

§ 5

1. The documents required for admission include:

  1. original certificates or diplomas specified in § 3 Section 1 Subsection 1 and Section 2 with legalized or officially recognized document translated into the Polish language by a sworn translator.
  2. copies of:
    – a passport,
    – a visa,
    – other documents confirming that the applicants meet the conditions specified in § 1; however, if the copies are not certified by a notary public, the originals need to be produced to a member of the Faculty Admissions Committee for certification;
  3. a letter of application, in the case of international applicants specified in § 2 Section 1 Subsection 4;
  4. a completed application form;
  5. one of the documents specified in § 3 Sections 6, 7 and 8 confirming the applicant’s proficiency in the Polish language;
  6. a medical certificate attesting that there are no contraindications to their attending courses within their selected field or mode of study;
  7. a copy of an insurance policy with critical illness cover or personal accident cover valid for the period of study in Poland or a European Health Insurance Card certified by a notary public or using the procedure specified in Subsection 2, or a statement that the applicant shall purchase an insurance policy from the National Health Fund as soon as they begin their course;
  8. a statement of financial resources certifying availability of sufficient funds to cover all educational and living expenses during the period of study, in the case of applicants specified in § 2 Section 4;
  9. four recent photographs, including one in digital form, in accordance with the Polish identification card requirements;
  10. a receipt of the payment of the non-returnable fee, determined by the University’s Rector to cover admissions administration costs;
  11. a document specified in § 2 Section 2 Dashes 1 and 2.

2. International applicants submit their documents to the relevant Faculty Admissions Committees.


In accordance to the Rector’s Regulation no 44/16 of 29 June 2016 concerning the amounts of fees paid by foreign students admitted to the University courses as the fee paying students,

The annual tuition fee for foreign full-time students is:

500 Euro per semester – studies in Polish

1000 Euro per semester – studies in English

Recruitment fee is:

-for the Architecture course: 150 PLN

-for the Design for Industry:  120PLN

-for the remaining courses: 85 PLN