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Second-cycle programmes—International Relations—for Polish citizens and for foreigners

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International Relations

Code intern.rela_s2s_PC_en
Organizational unit Faculty of International and Political Studies
Field of studies International Relations
Form of studies full-time
Level of education graduate (second-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 4
Number of places offered 50
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Required documents
  • higher education diploma
There are currently no active application rounds for this programme.

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About the programme

curriculum course overview
application fee 85 PLN
tuition fee for Polish citizens

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

In total: 8 000 EUR

More information: fees.

tuition fee for EU citizens

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

In total: 8 000 EUR

More information: fees.

tuition fee for non-EU citizens

For the 1st year: 5 750 EUR
For the 2nd year: 5 750 EUR

In total: 11 500 EUR

More information: fees.


We are pleased to announce that the VNDREAM consortium offers the International Visegrad Fund scholarships to cover costs of participation and mobility in the Joint MA in International Relations: Europe from Visegrad Perspective programme for the academic year 2020/21. The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is 22 July 2020. Detailed information about the programme and scholarships is available at:

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.

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 on the day specified in the admission schedule as dates of the “entrance examinations”.

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.

Due to the current situation, the interviews will be conducted online (via Skype, Teams 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 document (passport) you need to show to the camera, and you are expected to answer questions without assistance of other people).

Calculating the final result

Final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:

element weight
documents analysis 100%

About the result calculation

The final admission result is calculated on the basis of the result of the analysis of documents submitted by the candidate, allocating points as follows:

1. Application content—maximum of 70 points, including:

  • grades in the transcript—50 points;
  • academic and non-academic experience, other achievements, foreign language proficiency—20 points;

2. Motivation—maximum of 30 points—motivation for undertaking the programme, relevance and originality of academic interests presented in the application (maximum of 6000 characters).

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

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:

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.

When filling out the sign up form in the system, candidates provide the following required information:

  • final diploma result—if this is not yet known, a predicted grade should be entered,
  • explanation of the motivation for their choice of programme (“Outline your relevant experience and suitability. Describe your interests corresponding with this programme of studies. How can you contribute to the broad field of International Relations? This is a provisional statement of interest, giving you the oportunity to showcase your academic ideas and ambitions. Please keep your text within 6000 characters. Assessment of your answer amounts to 30 of 100 points of your result.”)

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.

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

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.

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 (download form),
  • decision issued by the director of Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange or by Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education—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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Centre for European Studies
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