1) General Information




Individuals who are not citizens of Poland, hereinafter referred to as "foreigners" can be accepted for first degree, second degree studies, doctoral and postgraduate studies if they: 

·         have acquired visa or a residence card or other document authorizing them to stay in the Polish Republic territory,

·         are insured against health risks or accident for the time of their education in Poland or have obtained the European Health Insurance Card or insurance at the Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia (National Health Fund or NFZ) immediately after the start of education.

Foreigners can be accepted to studies conducted in Polish, if they:

·         complete a one-year course in preparation for undertaking studies in the Polish language at centers appointed by the relevant Minister in charge of matters relating to higher education, hereafter referred to as “Minister”, or

·         have obtained a language certificate issued by the Państwowa Komisja Poświadczania Znajomości Języka Polskiego jako Obcego (Polish National Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language), or

·         have obtained confirmation issued by the accepting academy that their Polish language preparation and level of command allows to study in Polish.

A foreigner may take up studies:

·         according to the rules applicable to Polish citizens,

·         according to other terms than those applicable to Polish citizens.

The individuals listed below can be eligible for undertaking and continuing education, and participation in scientific research or developmental works on the basis of the principles applicable to citizens of Poland:

  1.       foreigners who have been granted the right of settlement;
  2.       foreigners who possess the status of refugee, granted in the Republic of Poland;
  3.       foreigners who are eligible for temporary protection on the territory of the Republic of  Poland;
  4.       foreigners who are eligible for complementary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  5.       migrating employees, being citizens of a member state of the European Union or of a member state of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) – the sides of the agreement on European Economic Area, if they are or were employed in Poland, including members of their families, if they abide on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  6.       foreigners who, on the territory of the Republic of Poland, have been granted a permit of long-term resident of European Communities;
  7.       foreigners who, on the territory of the Republic of Poland, have been granted a permit of abode for defined time, in connection with circumstances described in Art. 53, Entry 1, Points 7, 13 and 14 of the Act on foreigners of 13 June, 2003 (Laws Gazette No. 128, Item 1175, Amendment 1);
  8.       Foreigners who are holders of Karta Polaka (Pole’s Card).

Citizens of the member states of the European Union, Switzerland or the ones being the members of the European Agreement on Free Trade (EFTA) – the sides of the European Economic Area, inclusive of the members of their families, who possess financial means indispensable to cover costs of maintenance during studies, can undertake and continue regular studies, doctoral studies, as well as other forms of education, and can also participate in scientific research or developmental works according to the principles relating to citizens of Poland, with the provision that the above-mentioned are not eligible for receiving social benefits, special benefits for the disabled, benefits to cover accommodation or boarding, and other financial grants, or on the basis of the principles determined for foreigners who are citizens of non-member states of the above listed organizations.

Foreigners are subject to the same principles of recruitment as those referring to candidates holding the old format of certificate of secondary school completion according to the criteria of admission determined for the chosen field of study. In the fields/disciplines in which the principles of qualification involve the requirement of Polish language mark, in case of foreigners who take up studies according to recruitment principles applicable to Polish citizens, the native language mark of the country in which the certificate of secondary schools completion has been acquied will be taken under consideration instead of the Polish language. Candidates should proceed with recruitment, by registering in the system of Internet Registration of Candidates (IRK)  and submitting all required documents by the deadlines listed in the schedule of admissions.

Foreigners may start and undergo studies on other principles than applying to Polish citizens, on the basis of:

  •       international agreements, according to the principles determined in these agreements;
  •       agreements drawn between foreign subjects and colleges of higher education, according to the principles determined in these agreements;
  •      decision of the Minister responsible for the higher education system or the Minister appointed in compliance with Art. 33 Entry 3 of the Act of 27 July 2005 Prawo o szkolnictwie wyższym (Dz. U. Nr 164, poz. 1365 ze zm.);
  •       decision of the Rector of the given university.

. These foreigners can undertake and continue education, as well as participate in scientific research and developmental works:

  •       as holders of scholarships granted by the Polish side;
  •       upon payment of due fees;
  •       without paying fees or receiving scholarship-related benefits;
  •      as holders of scholarships granted by the sending side, without paying fees for the education;
  •       as holders of scholarships granted by the given university.

Candidates should register in Internet Registration of Candidates system (system Internetowej Rejestracji Kandydatów, IRK) and submit all required documents by the deadlines listed in the schedule of admissions.

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