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Environmental Protection and Management

Code enviro.prot.mana_s2s_C_en
Organizational unit Faculty of Biology
Field of studies Environmental Protection and Management
Form of studies full-time
Level of education graduate (second-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 15
Number of places offered 30
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Required document
  • higher education diploma
Application round 3 (02.07.2021 16:30 – 23.08.2021 23:59)
Admission limit in this phase: 15

(show past rounds)

About the programme


curriculum curriculum overview
application fee 100 PLN
tuition fee For the 1st year: 15 000 PLN
For the 2nd year: 15 000 PLN

In total: 30 000 PLN

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. For diplomas issued abroad of Poland, the diploma needs to confirm candidate’s eligibility to undertake studies on equivalent level in its country of issue.

Admitted candidates need to have graduated from the declared study programmes by the time of enrolment.

Calculating the final result

Final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:

element weight
interview 100%

About the interview

The intervew is conducted in English. Its aim is to assess candidate's motivation for undertaking the programme, their general knowledge in the area of ecology, protection of nature and environment, and their English proficiency.

Place and time of the interview

The interview takes place on the day specified in the admission schedule.

Candidates are notified of the interview details individually through their OAS accounts by no later than two days before the dates in the admission schedule.

The interviews will be conducted online (Microsoft Teams, Skype etc.). Details will be provided individually to all candidates through their OAS accounts. To take part in the interview, please note that you will need a stable Internet connection, a working microphone and headphones or speakers, as well as a webcam (your identity will be verified with the identity document you will be asked to show to the camera, and you are expected to answer questions without assistance of other people).

Admission process

Step by step application guide for admissions to the Jagiellonian University is available here: admissions step by step.

Admission schedule

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.

Application form

Upon the submission of application, candidates have to fill out a form containing questions about the:

  • course of study they have graduated from.

Documents required for qualification for the exam or for the calculation of the final result

Submission of documents is not required at this stage.

Documents required for enrolment

Candidates qualified for admission will be notified of the date and method for the enrolment in their system account.

The enrolment procedure consists in delivering the following documents 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.

During the enrolment procedure, candidate has to present their passport (or—if they are a European Union citizen—their EU citizen ID).

Higher education diploma has to include information on its holder's eligibility to enrol into the programmes. 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 in the “Higher education diploma” part).

If upon enrolment the 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 27 September 2021.

A candidate who is not able to enrol in person can appoint a representative who will submit documents on their behalf. The form may be downloaded from the candidate's account.

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 27 September 2021.

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 issued in a language other than Polish or English also need to be translated.

Additional documents

Depending on candidate's situation, additional documents may be required:

  • power of attorney—if the candidate is represented by another person for the enrolment (best: downloaded from the candidate's account),
  • 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.

Medical certificate of no contraindications for undertaking studies

During their education at this programme students are at risk of exposure to dangerous, harmful, or noxious factors: more information.

All candidates will receive a referral for medical examination upon enrolment at the university unit responsible for the programme.

You may need to wait for your doctor's appointment, which is why you should register for the visit at the doctor's office as soon as you are issued the referral. The certificate issued as a result of the examinations should be submitted to the university unit responsible for the programme by the date stated in the admission schedule.

More information: list of doctor's office carrying out the examination (the list is in Polish but doctor's offices offering visits in other languages than Polish are marked on the list).


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. More information: insurance proof.

If the candidate does not hold this document upon enrolment, they sign a declaration that they will submit the document by no later than 27 September 2021.


Faculty of Biology
Institute of Environmental Sciences
office hours

Monday: 10:30—12:00, 14:00—15:00
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00—12:00
Thursday: 10:30—12:00


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