Admission on equal terms with Polish citizens

Following groups of candidates are eligible to undertake and pursue higher education on the terms applicable to Polish nationals:

  • Polish citizens
  • Polish citizens who also hold a citizenship of another country (under the Polish law, they are not foreigners and are required to take part in the admission process on the rules for Polish citizens)
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who have been granted a permanent residence permit (settlement permit)
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who hold refugee status granted by the Republic of Poland
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who have been granted temporary protection in the territory of Poland
  • migrant workers who are citizens of the European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries and the members of their families if residing in the territory of Poland
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who in the territory of Poland have been granted a long-term residence permit of the EU
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who in the territory of Poland have been granted a temporary residence permit (residence permit for a fixed period) pursuant to some special circumstances, referred to in Articles: 127, 159 section 1, or Article 186 section 1 subsections 3 or 4 of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (legal basis given in the decision on issuance of a temporary residence permit)
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who have been granted subsidiary protection in the territory of Poland
  • citizens of EU or EFTA countries and members of their families, having the right of permanent residence

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The right to undertake studies on the rules applicable to Polish nationals have also:

  • citizens of EU or EFTA countries and members of their families, provided that they have financial resources necessary to cover cost of studying; such students are entitled to receive only scholarships for outstanding learning achievements / sporting achievements (they may also be admitted and study on other rules than applicable to Polish nationals, e.g. as Polish scholarship holders – see rules below)*
  • holders of the valid Card of the Pole (they may also be admitted and study on other rules than applicable to Polish nationals, e.g. as Polish scholarship holders – see rules below)

*not applicable to Polish citizens

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Admission procedure includes:

  • 1st cycle (bachelor) and long cycle (master level) studies:

– calculating the results obtained on a baccalaureate diploma (subject required for a particular field of study),

– in some cases the procedure may also include additional entrance exam (written or oral), checking for example the language skills and knowledge related to the future studies.

  • 2nd cycle (master degree) studies:

– calculating the results obtained on a higher school diploma or/and

– additional entrance exam (written or oral), checking for example the language skills and knowledge related to the future studies or/and

– other criteria.

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Detailed information on admission rules for particular programmes of studies conducted in English >>>

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International students enrolled for studies on the same conditions as Polish citizens (see above) may study free of charge (only full-time studies) or pay fees applicable to Polish students, depending on the study programme (part-time studies, studies in English or another full-time study).