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Recruitment and Admission

Any person who completed a secondary school in Poland or in another country is eligible for admission. The programme language is English; therefore, a candidate should speak English fluently enough to be able to study in this language.

  1. Candidates should register on-line (https://irk.uw.edu.pl/?change_lang=en), fill in an application form and pay a non-refundable application fee (80 PLN). See more: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/en/index.php/application-and-tuition-fees/
    Candidates are qualified to the studies afterwards.
  2. Candidates will be finally admitted on the basis of the submission of the required documents:
    1. A secondary school leaving certificate or an IB Diploma (a copy certified by the University of Warsaw) and, in the case of foreign certificates:
      • legalisation or an apostille, if the document was issued by an educational institution of a country that is a party to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Journal of Laws of 2005, No. 112, items 938 and 939)
        A secondary school leaving certificate can be authenticated (legalized) by the authorities that you find on the website: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.authorities&cid=41 – in case of the „apostille”, or (if your country is not the side of the Hague Convention) by the Polish consulate in your country.
      • a sworn translation of the certificate into Polish (if it was made in a foreign language); in exceptional cases, the certificate in English or its sworn translation into English may be accepted
      • a confirmation from the high school or any other educational institution in the given country that the high school diploma gives full rights to apply for BA studies in the country of issuing the diploma.
    2. An application for admission printed out from the Internet Candidate Registration system
    3. An application for an Electronic Student ID Card printed out from the Internet Candidate Registration system together with the application for admission (after the student’s photograph has been uploaded to the system)
    4. A copy of the ID used to register in the Internet Candidate Registration system
    5. A written pledge to pay tuition fees regularly
    6. A payment receipt for the administrative fee, if the payment was made abroad (after the registration)
    7. A medical certificate stating no contraindications for undertaking studies, provided with a translation, if it was issued in a language other than Polish (applies to foreign nationals)
    8. A photocopy of a residence permit in Poland (applies to foreign nationals)
    9. Certificate confirming the knowledge of English or any other equivalent document in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 12 October 2006 . On taking  by foreigners study and training , and their participation in research and development work , as amended.

The documents can be sent by post to the following address:

Undergraduate Programme in Political Science
Collegium Politicum, room 127
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa

Internet Registration of Candidates – IRK
Candidates should register on-line until 14 April 2018 (first round of registration) (https://irk.uw.edu.pl/?change_lang=en https://irk.uw.edu.pl/osoby.php?op=insert&lang=en), fill in an application form and pay a non-refundable application fee (80 PLN).

Second round of registration:
from 12 May to 2 July,
Announcement of results: 13 July,
Reception of documents: from 15 April to 27 July

Third round of registration: 
from 3 July to 15 September,
Announcement of results: 26 September,
Reception of documents: from 3 July to 26 September

Candidates will be admitted on the basis on the documents submitted until all places have been filled. The decision made by the Institute of Political Science must be accepted by the Rector of the University of Warsaw in case of students outside the EU.

When the number of candidates is smaller than the limit of places (25), the additional recruitment is possible.

When the number of candidates is bigger than the limit of places (25), candidates will be qualified based on the average ratings of all the subjects to be taken at the high school. On the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates the recruitment commission creates a ranking list by descending order of the number of points obtained. The list determines the order accepting candidates within the limit of seats. The final result is the number of points in the range of 0 to 100.

For the general information about the recruitment 2018/2019 at University of Warsaw see: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/en/ – link Info in English