Frequently asked questions
REGISTRATION | APPLICATION DEADLINES | QUALIFICATION FOR STUDIES
CONFIRMATION OF LANGUAGE COMPETENCES | SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION (NOSTRIFICATION)
APPLICATION FEE | TUITION FEES | SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS
No, candidates who do not have second name should leave this field empty. Entering any kind of information, e.g. “lack” or “I don’t have” will result in coming of that phrase in the personal questionnaire and migration to the USOS system or printing it at student’s id, e.g. John I don’t have Smith, Peter lack Brown, Anna — Johnson. 🔗
In order to apply for studies at the University of Warsaw you should register online within the deadline at irk.uw.edu.pl and participate in the qualification procedure. There are no age limits, as long as candidates meet admission requirements.🔗
All candidates applying for studies at the University of Warsaw should register online at irk.uw.edu.pl and participate in the qualification procedure for the chosen programme of study. Candidates who successfully complete the qualification procedure and submit all required documents from the list can obtain a decision on admission to studies. Please familiarize yourself with admission procedure step by step .
The University of Warsaw does not mediate in the visa procedure.
As for visa procedure please contact Polish diplomatic mission in your country.
From the year 2019 admission to studies is only based on – in case of Polish citizens – entry in the list of students. A separate administrative decision on admission to studies is not issued in this case.
International candidates additionally receive an administrative decision on admission to studies issued by the Rector.
All candidates not admitted to studies (Polish and international) receive an administrative decision on non-admission to studies.
Decisions will be delivered via the Internet Recruitment of Candidates system (IRK) with an Official Receipt Confirmation (UPO).
Candidate can resign from electronic delivery of the decision regarding specific application before it is available at the candidate’s individual registration account. However foreigners are additionally obliged to provide at their individual registration account the delivery address in the territory of the Republic of Poland or other member country of the European Union. In this case the decision will be delivered in the traditional way (by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt). Withdrawal of resignation is possible until the decision is sent.
The option of the resignation/ withdrawal of resignation from the electronic delivery of the decision regards each application separately and can be found at the candidate’s individual registration account at the Enrollment applications window, „Decision-> Details”. 🔗
ENTERING OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA RESULTS / DOCUMENTS UPLOADING
No, candidates holding foreign diplomas don’t enter their results in the IRK system. They should attach scans of high school diploma together with translation at their registration account. 🔗
Photo accepting doesn’t have any influence on results of the qualification procedure for studies. Photos can be accepted by the Admission Committee at the faculty after the registration deadline. Photo has to be accepted before printing (from the IRK system) a personal questionnaire or statement about taking the exam or interview in the remote (online) form, if such a form of examination / interview is provided for in the given field of study.🔗
No, it isn’t enough to just create a registration account. At their registration accounts candidates should, within the deadline, complete personal details, attach scans of required documents, register for the chosen programme and pay the application fee. 🔗
Candidates should attach scans of their high school diplomas with final grades during the enrollment for the chosen programme. It isn’t possible to use predicted grades. However, if candidates expect to have their results after the registration deadline, but not later than on the last day of entering the results by candidates in the IRK system (according to schedule), they should contact the Admissions Office directly.🔗
No, there is no need to attach a scan of apostille/legalization at the stage of online registration. Original of apostille/legalization should be submitted to the faculty with other required documents in case of being qualified for studies. 🔗
QUALIFICATION FOR STUDIES
There is no specific high school diploma result that guarantees qualification for studies. Admission Committees prepare ranking lists on the basis of results obtained by candidates. Candidates with the best results will be qualified within the limit of places for the particular field of study. For each programme of study there has been set minimum number of points required to be qualified. Candidates who obtain a result below minimum number of points are not taken into account in the qualification procedure. 🔗
There is one limit of places for each field of study for all candidates (Polish and international). There is no specific number of places provided for foreigners. 🔗
If a subject is specified as “obligatory” in the admission rules, candidates should have result from that subject on their high school diploma. It isn’t possible to participate in an entrance exam or submit a language certificate as a substitution. 🔗
At some programmes of study it is possible to take the online exam (qualification interview/ exam checking language competences). In this case please contact directly the Admission Committee and inform that you are interested in the online exam option. As for the possibility of taking online entrance exam or exam checking language competences during the admission procedure for other programmes, please also contact the Admission Committee. 🔗
In this case candidates should attach at their registration account a scan of a certificate confirming graduation from studies. In case of being qualified for studies candidates should submit a diploma with other required documents to the faculty. If the diploma isn’t issued at the stage of submission of documents, candidates will submit temporary certificate confirming graduation from studies issued by their university together with apostille/legalisation and a document stating that they are entitled to undertake second cycle studies. When the diploma is issued, it should be submitted to the faculty together with the apostille/legalisation. Candidates should participate in the enrollment round, when they already hold a document confirming graduation from studies.🔗
Candidates with foreign high school diplomas don’t calculate their results themselves. Admission Committees at the faculties are responsible for that. Candidates should attach at their registration account scans of high school diplomas together with translation.
Information on calculation of foreign high school diploma results is available on that page. 🔗
In this case please upload at your registration account CT results in electronic form (e.g. print screen). In case of being qualified for studies you will be obliged to submit the original of document with CT results to the faculty, together with remaining documents. 🔗
CONFIRMATION OF LANGUAGE COMPETENCES
Candidates for studies conducted in Polish language are required to confirm their proficiency in Polish in accordance with the requirements available at that page.
During the qualification procedure for some programmes of study there are exams checking knowledge of Polish for candidates who do not hold accepted document. Moreover, at some programmes of study (e.g. Architecture of Information Spaces) there are exams checking candidates’ competences to undertake specific studies. During above-mentioned exams it will be possible to verify proficiency of Polish in case of candidates who do not hold an accepted document confirming knowledge of Polish. Please check information on admission rules and possible exams provided for the specific programme at irk.uw.edu.pl and make sure whether it is possible to verify knowledge of Polish during the above-mentioned exam.🔗
No, it is not possible. Exams checking proficiency in Polish language organized at some faculties are dedicated for candidates who do not hold accepted at the University of Warsaw document confirming knowledge of Polish in the accordance with the following requirements.
Certificate confirming proficiency in Polish language at C1 level issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language is additionally a document confirming that a candidate is entitled to undertake full-time studies conducted in Polish language without paying the tuition fee.🔗
Yes. The Card of the Pole is a document confirming that you are entitled to undertake free of charge full-time studies conducted in Polish language. Nevertheless, it is not a document proving your proficiency in Polish language, which is required from candidates holding foreign diplomas. Such candidates are obliged to present an accepted document confirming knowledge of Polish language at B2 level minimum in accordance with the requirements available at that page.🔗
Candidates holding NAWA scholarship are also obliged to submit a certificate confirming Polish language proficiency at level B2 at least in case of applying for studies conducted in Polish language. If NAWA scholarship holder finished his one-year preparatory course in an appropriate unit, the document confirming graduation from the course is one of the accepted certificates confirming proficiency in Polish. Information on other accepted certificates of Polish language is available at that page. 🔗
In case of holding the higher education diploma issued by foreign university, it can be recognized as a confirmation of English language proficiency – providing that English was an exclusive language of instruction. Please familiarize yourself with list of accepted at the UW documents confirming knowledge of English. 🔗
SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS
No, in this case please print and fulfill a sample form of authorization (with information clause in the process of submission of the documents on behalf of the candidate) available at the Admissions Office website 🔗
Yes, in this case you should submit a complete set of required documents for the new programme of study.🔗
At the stage of submission of documents by candidates qualified for studies visa is required only in case of candidates who have it and they are already in Poland. Other candidates can submit visa at the faculty upon arrival to Poland. 🔗
Candidates who have their documents confirming education issued in a country which is a party of the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, concluded in The Hague, 5 October 1961, should submit an apostille.
List of institutions which are responsible for issuance of an apostille is available at that page.🔗
RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN EDUCATION (NOSTRIFICATION)
In case of applying for first-cycle or long-cycle Master studies certificate of recognition of a high school diploma, issued by the Education Superintendent, is required only in some cases.
Candidates from the EU, OECD or EFTA countries, as well as candidates from countries with which Poland has signed bilateral agreements concerning the recognition of education (at present: Belarus, China, Ukraine) are not obliged to submit this document. Also holders of IB or EB diplomas do not have to submit the certificate of recognition. Please check detailed information on the recognition of foreign diplomas available at that page.
In case of applying for second-cycle or PhD studies – if foreign higher education diploma entitles its holder to undertake higher level studies in a country which issued a diploma, then it also gives its holder access to university education at higher level in Poland.
If a diploma does not give access to further studies in a country where it was obtained, it should be “nostrified”, if its holder wants to continue education in Poland.
The competent authorities to conduct the nostrification procedure are higher education institutions holding scientific categories A +, A or B + in the discipline to which the application for “nostrification” applies.🔗
Candidates should submit a certificate of recognition of foreign high school diploma within the deadline specified in a decision on admission to studies. It is not necessary to submit a certificate at the stage of online registration for studies or submission of documents at the faculty. However we recommend taking steps to obtain such a certificate at the stage of admission process.🔗
In order to obtain a certificate of recognition of high school diploma candidates should address the Education Office appropriate for the place of residence of the applicant (candidate) in the territory of Poland. 🔗
Those are two different documents. A certificate of recognition of high school diploma should be obtained at the Education Office appropriate for the place of candidate’s residence at the territory of Poland (or in case of nostrification of the higher education diploma – at appropriate higher education institution). The above-mentioned document does not need to be submitted at the stage of online registration or submission of documents at the faculty.
In order to obtain a certificate confirming that the diploma entitles to undertake or continue university-level studies candidates should contact the educational institution in their country, e.g. school/ university which issued a diploma.
The certificate confirming that the diploma entitles to undertake or continue university-level studies should be delivered by a candidate at a stage of submission of the required documents at the faculty. Failure to submit the above-mentioned certificate means that the decision on admission to studies can’t be issued. 🔗
The Education Superintendent is responsible for issuance of a certificate of recognition of high school diploma, therefore it is difficult to precise how long the process will take. However, please note that candidates should contact the Education Office as soon as possible because issuance of a certificate of recognition might take a long time.🔗
Candidates can pay the application fee in PLN using a personal bank account number visible at their registration account in section “Payments”. It is possible to pay the application fee by quick payment ING imoje (section “Payments” at the candidates’ registration account). It is also possible to pay the application fee in EUR or USD using bank account numbers given at that page.
The amount of the application fee in foreign currencies is set on the basis of the monthly average EUR and USD exchange rates published by the National Bank of Poland.🔗
Tuition fee payment methods are specified in the Order of the Rector on the amount of payments for the educational services. Above-mentioned orders are published at the website of the Admissions Officewebsite of the Admissions Office. 🔗
Candidates holding valid Card of the Pole may undertake full-time studies conducted in Polish language without paying the tuition fees. Moreover, other foreigners who are not charged for full-time studies conducted in Polish language are enlisted at the website.🔗
Yes. All candidates, including NAWA scholarship holders, are obliged to participate in the admission procedure in accordance with rules and deadlines specified for all candidates in the resolution of the UW Senate on conditions, terms and dates of admission to first-cycle, second-cycle and long-cycle MA studies at the University of Warsaw in the academic year 2022/2023. 🔗