About the programme
|application fee||85 PLN|
For the 1st year: 3 000 EUR
In total: 6 000 EUR
More information: fees.
Who can apply
Candidates applying to this programme need to be holders of a higher education diploma (e.g. Licencjat) awarded in any field. The diploma needs to confirm their eligibility to undertake second-cycle programmes of study in Poland.
Additional formal requirement
Candidates are additionally formally required to pass an interview verifying their command of the English language. Interview is considered passed upon earning at least 60% of points. Candidates who present documents confirming their command of English at least at B2 level are exempted from the interview and are automatically awarded a result of 100% from this interview. List of selected documents confirming the command of English, recognized at the Jagiellonian University, may be found here: list of documents.
Place and time of the interview
The interview takes place in Kraków on the day specified in the admission schedule as dates of the “entrance examinations”.
Candidates are notified of the addess and the specific time when the interview is scheduled to take place individually through their OAS accounts by no later than two days before the dates in the admission schedule.
Calculating the final result
Final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:
About the result calculation
Final result is calculated on the basis of the evaluation of a letter written in English, highlighting motivation for undertaking the TransAtlantic program.
Admission process to this programme is conducted in accordance with the schedule: admission schedule.
Additional application rounds may be opened if there are still places available when the current round closes.
When filling out the sign up form in the system, candidates upload copies of the following documents, required for the calculation of their final result:
- motivation letter,
- Curriculum Vitae (résumé), highlighting academic achievements. Curriculum Vitae should be prepared in the Europass format, available at: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae,
- Europass Language Passport. This document should be submitted on the Europass Language Passport form, available at: http://www.europass.ie/europass/euro_lan.html.
Candidates who hold a document confirming their command of English which may be basis for an exemption from taking part in the interview should upload the document in the system. List of selected documents confirming the command of English, recognized at the Jagiellonian University, may be found here: list of documents.
Documents required for enrolment
Candidates qualified for admission will be notified of the place and date for enrolment in their system account.
The enrolment procedure consists in delivering the following documents in person to the office named in the enrolment notification:
- personal questionnaire downloaded from the system, including the photograph, together with other documents downloaded from the system from under the link “Documents and further steps” in the table of the application for this programme,
- copy of higher education diploma, entitling its holder (the candidate) to enrol into a second-cycle graduate programme, with the original document available for inspection,
- copies of documents upload in the system as part of the application, with the original documents available for inspection.
During the enrolment procedure, candidate has to present their identity document: a valid passport or an ID of the citizen of the European Union.
Higher education diploma has to include information on its holder's authorization to enrol into the programme. If the diploma does not include such information, a document confirming that the diploma entitles them to undertake second-cycle programs should be added (list of diplomas where this is not required is available at welcome.uj.edu.pl in the "Higher education diploma" part).
If upon enrolment tha candidate does not yet have the paper copy of the diploma, they may in its place submit a certificate of graduation, together with written declaration in which they oblige themselves to submit the copy of the document, with the original document available for inspection, by no later than 28 September 2020.
Persons who cannot come in person to enrol should contact the office responsible for the procedure of enrolment to this programme (contact data will be included in the notification sent to candidates qualified for admission).
Using foreign higher education diploma in Poland
Higher education diplomas obtained outside of Poland must be affixed with apostille clause or legalized.
If candidate does not have their apostille or legalization upon enrolment, they need to submit a written declaration in which they oblige themselves to submit apostille or legalization by no later than 28 September 2020.
More information: required documents.
Translation into Polish or English
Every document issued in a language other than Polish or English has to be enclosed with its certified (“sworn”) translation into Polish or English. Translation should be certified by:
- Polish sworn translator (person entered into the registry of sworn translators and interpreters kept by the Polish Minister of Justice; see: registry of translators) or
- person registered in an equivalent function to the Polish sworn translator in a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, or another OECD country or
- Polish consul proper for the country where the document was issued, or within the legal system of which the document was issued or
- diplomatic mission, accredited in Poland, or consular office proper for the country where the document was issued, or within the legal system of which the document was issued.
Apostille clause and legalization also need to be translated.
Depending on candidate's situation, additional documents may be required:
- power of attorney—if the candidate is represented by another person for the enrolment (download form),
- decision issued by the director of Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange or by Polish Minister—if the candidate is referred for studies by the minister.
More information: required documents.
As a rule, foreigners are obliged to pay the tuition fees themselves.
In certain cases, students can apply for reduction of the tuition fee or for a fee waiver. Please note that a waiver cannot be granted for the first year of studies.
More information: funding.
Foreigners need to have an appropriate medical insurance to be able to begin studies.
For this reason, candidates admitted to the programme have to present the University with proof of holding one of the following documents:
- health insurance valid for the period of studying in Poland, or
- European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), or
- coverage by the Polish National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia), or
- confirmation that the insurer covers medical costs in Poland in the amount of at least 30 000 EUR.
If the candidate does not hold this document upon enrolment, they sign a declaration that they will submit the doument by no later than 28 September 2020.
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