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International Relations and Area Studies

Details
Code intern.rela.area.stud_s1s_P_en
Organizational unit Faculty of International and Political Studies
Field of studies International Relations and Area Studies
Form of studies full-time
Level of education undergraduate (first-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 15
Number of places offered 20
Duration 3 years (6 semesters)
Required document
  • secondary education document (Polish Matura or foreign equivalent)
Application round 3 (02.07.2021 16:30 – 23.08.2021 23:59)
Admission limit in this phase: 16

(show past rounds)

About the programme

website welcome.uj.edu.pl
curriculum course overview
application fee 85 PLN
tuition fee

For the 1st year: 4 000 EUR
For the 2nd year: 4 000 EUR
For the 3rd year: 4 000 EUR

In total: 12 000 EUR

More information: fees.

Who can apply

Candidates applying to this programme need to be holders of Polish Matura certificate.

Candidates applying to this programme may alternatively be holders of another document confirming their eligibility to enrol into university-level studies in Poland (i.e., a document issued outside of Poland granting a person eligibility to enrol into undergraduate programmes in its country of issue).

Additional formal requirement

Candidates are additionally formally required to pass an interview verifying their command of the English language. The interview is passed successfully upon earning at least 60% of total points. Holders of documents confirming competency in the English language at B2 level are awarded 100% of total points and are not required to take the 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 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).

Calculating the final result

Final admission result is calculated based on the Matura exam results from the following subjects:

  subject weight

group 1:

(1 result chosen from the following:)

English 1
French 1
Spanish 1
German 1
Polish 1
Russian 1
Italian 1

One subject result is chosen, guaranteeing the highest possible score for the candidate. This result becomes candidate’s final result on the ranking list.

If the candidate does not have a result from a subject, or if they do not have a result on a sufficient level, they are awarded 0 points from that subject. It does not exclude them from the admission procedure—but if this result would be a large part of the final result, it can mean that candidate’s final result is too low for the application to be successful.

Polish Matura exam (2002—2021)

Only results of written part of the exam taken on the advanced level are taken into consideration. For foreign languages, advanced or bilingual levels are accepted.

Results obtained on the basic level or from the oral part of the exam are not considered.

More information: Polish Matura exam (2002—2021)

Other exams

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate subjects are assigned to the Polish Matura exam subjects and levels. For the final result calculation, results from the written part of the exam are considered. Results assigned to the basic level are divided by 2. Grades from the IB exams are computed by the following formula: grade * 100/7.

More information: International Baccalaureate

European Baccalaureate

European Baccalaureate subjects are assigned to the Polish Matura exam subjects and levels. For the final result calculation, results from the written part of the exam are considered. Results assigned to the basic level are divided by 2. Grades from the EB exams are computed by the following formula: grade * 10. For the purpose of the calculation, candidates must upload their EB certificate in their OAS accounts in the “Education” tab by the day specified in the admission schedule.

More information: European Baccalaureate

Other secondary qualifications obtained abroad

After submitting their application in the OAS, candidate uploads in their OAS account in the “Education” tab the documents confirming grades from exams equivalent to Polish Matura exams, granting them eligibility to undertake studies in the country of issue. Based on the documents, candidate’s grades are assigned to Polish Matura subjects and computed. Results assigned to the basic level are divided by 2.

More information: other secondary qualifications obtained abroad.
Sample computations: Examples.

Maturity examination (Polish stara matura, issued up until 2005)

Upon submitting application in the OAS, candidate uploads in their OAS account in the “Education” tab the documents confirming grades from maturity exams. Based on the documents, grades are assigned to Polish Matura exams on the basic level and computed into the scale from 0 to 100 (please note that during the final result calculation results assigned to the basic level are divided by 2). To obtain results on the advanced level, candidates may sign up for the Matura exam in accordance with Article 44zzp of the Education System Act.

More information: maturity certificate.

Olympiads and competitions

Important! Candidates who plan to use their extra achievements benefits must take part in the admission procedure: create and account, submit an application, pay the application fee, and meet all the requirements related to the admission to the programme.

Olympiads

See the benefits from olympiads accepted during admissions to the JU: laureates, finalists (in Polish).

Olympiads taken into consideration at the Jagiellonian University are assigned to Matura subjects. Only achievements assigned to Matura subjects taken into consideration during admission process to a given programme of study are accepted. Laureates of those olympiads are awarded the final result of 100 (maximum). Finalists of the final stage of those olympiads are awarded a subject result of 100 from the subject assigned to the olympiad and from other subjects in the same group as that subject. Certificates confirming those achievements are submitted upon enrolment at the office of the programme.

More information: olympiads and competitions.

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.

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

Holders of international secondary education documents, European Baccalaureate certificate, or maturity examination (Polish stara matura, issued up to 2005) have to upload the copy of the document in the system to have their final result calculated. Documents issued in languages other than Polish or English need to be translated (does not apply to EB certificate). To upload the document, please go to the “Education” tab in the “Personal forms” section of your account. Upload the document by no later than the last day of the registration period.

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 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 the document entitling its holder (the candidate) to enrol into university-level programmes is Poland (Polish Matura certificate or its foreign equivalent granting its holder eligibility to enrol into university-level programmes in its country of issue), with the original document available for inspection.

During the enrolment procedure, candidate has to present their identity document: a valid ID or passport.

Secondary education certificate, or another document allowing for enrolment into university-level programmes in Poland, has to include information on its holder's eligibility to enrol into such programmes. If upon enrolment the candidate does not yet have the paper copy of the document, they may in its place submit a certificate of graduation or a certificate of having passed the required exams, 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 education documents in Poland

Education documents (high school leaving certificates, diplomas of secondary education etc.—i.e., documents confirming holder's right to enrol into university-level programmes) obtained outside of Poland must be affixed with apostille clause or legalized. This requirement does not apply to International Baccalaureate diploma and European Baccalaureate certificate.

In special cases, a decision on recognition of a foreign education document, issued by Polish education authority (kurator oświaty) may be required (read more: decision on recognition of a document of international qualification).

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. International Baccalaureate diplomas and European Baccalaureate certificates do not 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),
  • documents required if the candidate is legally a minor—if the candidate is younger than 18 years old (read more).

More information: required documents.

Funding

To participate in the programme, students need to pay a tuition fee. 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.

Contact

Faculty of International and Political Studies
office hours

Monday—Thursday: 9:00—14:00

Friday: 9:00-12:00

phone

(+48) 12 663 25 87,

(+48) 12 663 25 88,

(+48) 12 663 25 89

email

iras@uj.edu.pl

address

Reymonta 4, room 321, 322
30-059 Kraków

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