Qualification documents

Attachments required during application for first-cycle degree programmes:

  • scan of signed Application Letter
  • scan of a secondary school-leaving certificate with legalization (or an apostille) entitling to apply for admission to degree programmes at universities of any type in the country where the document was issued
  • scan of a supplement with grades together with a scale of grades confirmed by the school
  • scan of an official document confirming knowledge of the language in which the studies will be conducted (Polish or English)*
  • scan of a passport page with a photo and personal data
  • scan of a photo in an official outfit on a light background
  • insurance policy against sickness and accidents for the period of candidate’s education in Poland, or European Health Insurance Card, or agreement with National Health Fund

Attachments required during application for second-cycle degree programmes:

  • scan of signed Application Letter
  • scan of a higher education diploma with legalization (or an apostille), entitling to apply for admission to second-cycle degree programmes at universities of any type in the country in which the document was issued
  • scan of a supplement with grades or another official document covering subjects passed by the candidate in the studies completed so far, including lectures, auditorium classes, laboratory classes, seminars, projects etc. together with a scale of grades confirmed by the university that the candidate graduated from
  • scan of an official document confirming knowledge of the language in which the studies will be conducted (Polish or English)*
  • scan of a passport page with a photo and personal data
  • scan of a photo in an official outfit on a light background
  • insurance policy against sickness and accidents for the period of candidate’s education in Poland, or European Health Insurance Card, or agreement with National Health Fund

*Language documents

In case of applying for admission to the first-cycle degree programmes in Polish, the documents confirming knowledge of the language of studies include:

  • a secondary school-leaving certificate („świadectwo dojrzałości”) obtained in the Polish education system;
  • a certificate or statement of completing a one-year preparatory course to study in Polish in entities designated by the minister responsible for higher education at the minimum level of B-2;
  • a certificate of knowledge of Polish language issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Knowledge of Polish as a Foreign Language at the minimum level of B-2 as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (http://certyfikatpolski.pl/system-certyfikacji/panstwowa-komisja/);
  • a certificate or statement confirming knowledge of Polish at the minimum level of B-2 within the meaning of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages issued by a language school or any other educational institution conducting Polish language courses;
  • a higher education diploma (at least a first-cycle degree) from studies held in Polish language or a certificate of graduation with information about professional title obtained together with the university’s annotation of the lecture language if the diploma has not yet been released to the candidate.

In case of applying for admission to the first-cycle degree progammes in a foreign language (English), the documents confirming knowledge of the language of studies include:

  • document confirming knowledge of the foreign language in which the studies are conducted, listed in Appendix 2 to the Order of the Prime Minister of 16 December 2009 on the manner of conducting qualification proceedings in the civil service (Journal of Laws 2009 No. 218, item 1695) at the minimum level of B-2, as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • a certificate, diploma or another document confirming the completion of a post-primary school abroad in which classes were conducted in the same foreign language in which the non-national will study in Poland;
  • a certificate or statement confirming knowledge of a foreign language at the minimum level of B-2, as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, issued by a language school or educational institution conducting examinations or/and foreign language courses.
  • a graduation diploma issued in the Republic of Poland (at least a first cycle degree) from studies held in a foreign language or a certificate of graduation with information about professional title obtained together with the university’s annotation of the lecture language if the diploma has not yet been released to the candidate.

In case of applying for admission to the second-cycle degree programmes, a positive result of the entrance examination for studies confirms the use of the language in which the studies will be conducted, at the minimum level of B-2.


Document translations

NOTE!!! At the stage of the qualification procedure, the documents should be attached in the form of scans of the originals sent via the application form, except that if submitted in a foreign language, the Department for International Students can request a translation into Polish issued by:

  • a person put by the Minister of Justice on the list of sworn translators or
    a person registered as a sworn translator in a member state of the European Union, a member state of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – party to the agreement on the European Economic Area or a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), or
  • a consul of the Republic of Poland, competent for the country on whose territory or in whose education system the given certificate or diploma was issued, or
  • a diplomatic representation or consular office, accredited in the Republic of Poland, of the country on whose territory or in whose education system the given certificate or diploma was issued and submitted not later than during the registration for studies.