Required documents

  • Before qualification for studies candidates are obliged to attach scanned copies of required documents.
  • Upon being qualified for studies, candidates must submit (send by post) originals of required documents directly to the appropriate faculty or institute.

PLEASE NOTE that non-submitting required documents by specified deadline is equal with resignation from undertaking studies. In justified cases the faculty or institute may extend the deadline for submitting documents.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021 ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • in case of application to first (BA) or long-cycle (MA) studies – the original of secondary school (maturity) certificate and transcript of grades, entitling to undertake university-level study in country in which the certificate / document was issued
  • in case of application to second-cycle (MA) studies – the higher education diploma (MA, BA, engineer diploma or equivalent) and transcript of grades obtained during the course of study, entitling to continue university-level study in country in which the diploma was issued
  • a personal questionnaire, which includes candidate’s photo, printed out from candidate’s individual registration account in the IRK system and signed by the candidate (available at the candidate’s individual registration account in section “Enrollment applications” under the chosen field of study accessible through the link “Documents and further steps”)
  • an application for issuing electronic student’s id (ELS), which includes candidate’s photo, printed out from candidate’s individual registration account in the IRK system and signed by the candidate – in case of candidates not holding ELS (available at the candidate’s individual registration account in section “Enrollment applications” under the chosen field of study accessible through the link “Documents and further steps”)
  • a proof of student’s id  (ELS) payment – in case of candidates not holding ELS [read more]
  • statement on becoming acquainted with the amount of fees for educational services at the University of Warsaw (available at the candidate’s individual registration account in section “Enrollment applications” under the chosen field of study accessible through the link “Documents and further steps”)
  • a legalisation (authorisation) or apostille (if the document was issued by an institution operating in the educational system in a country that is a party to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, concluded in The Hague, 5 October 1961) of the original of secondary school (maturity) certificate and transcript of grades or the higher education diploma and transcript of grades – depends on the level of studies [read more]
  • original sworn translations into Polish language (or English language if a candidate undertakes studies provided in English) of legalised/signed apostille secondary school (maturity) certificate and transcript of grades or the higher education diploma and transcript of grades (in case of other than sworn translation – translation legalized by the Polish consul in the country where the documents were issued) – depends on the level of studies
  • a document stating that the certificate / diploma entitles to undertake or continue university-level study in country in which the certificate / diploma was issued (such proof should be issued or certified by the school or educational institution which issued the certificate / diploma or by educational authorities of the country which issued the certificate / diploma or in which system of education the school operates) with translation into language of instruction of the chosen studies [a sample form]
  • if applicable, a certificate of recognition (nostrification) of secondary school certificate (issued by the appropriate Education Superintendent), in case of not holding the document – statement [a sample statement for foreigners] on obligation to submit in due date a certificate of recognition (nostrification) of secondary school (maturity) certificate, signed by the candidate [read more]
  • if your higher education diploma does not give access to further studies in a country where it was obtained – a certificate of recognition (nostrification) of higher education diploma is required, in case of not holding the document – statement on obligation to submit in due date a certificate of recognition (nostrification) of higher education diploma, signed by the candidate [read more]
  • accepted by the University of Warsaw document confirming proficiency in Polish language (at least B2 level) – applies to studies conducted in Polish [read more]
Additionally, if applies to candidate:
  • a proof of application fee payment – in case of the need for confirmation of making the payment
  • a health certificate stating that there are no objections to undertake studies on the chosen programme – in case of organizational unit of the University of Warsaw which requires such a certificate
  • a photocopy of visa or other document proving legalisation of stay in Poland – in case of foreigners staying in Poland
  • document confirming the candidate’s right to study without tuition fee payment (for example: Card of the Pole, etc.) – in case of foreigners undertaking studies conducted in Polish language [read more]
  • other documents required to undertake studies by the candidate in the chosen field including documents confirming grades taken into account in the qualification process as well as other documents indicated by the organizational unit of the University of Warsaw
  • authorization to submission of documents – in case of submission of candidate’s documents by the other person [a sample form – two pages]

Please note! Documents printed out from individual registration account at IRK system must be signed by the candidate.

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