Rules of admission for a 2nd-cycle programme

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Diplomas awarded in Poland

The condition for applying for admission to a 2nd-cycle programme in a given field of study is to have a diploma of graduation from at least first-cycle studies (of vocational nature). The Faculty Council shall specify the range of courses the graduates of which may apply to the studies, with the preferred profiles of a graduate detailed, and the main criterion is the ranking of the final results achieved during studies, not rounded to a full number, within the framework of the specified limit of spaces.

The results of a graduate from a higher education institution that uses the grading scale with the highest mark 5.50 or 6.00 shall be converted during the admission proceedings according to the following rule:

  1. for the grading scale with the highest mark of 5.50 - the result achieved during studies shall be divided by the factor of 1.1
  2. for the grading scale with the highest mark of 6.00 - the result achieved during the studies shall be divided by the factor of 1.2

Candidates applying for admission to 2nd-cycle courses are required, within the time limit specified in the admissions schedule, to submit to the Admissions Committee a document confirming the final result of the first cycle programme or Master's Degree (2nd-cycle or long-cycle Master's Degree programme) - without adjustment, to provide a full assessment, according to the formula specified by UWM.

Admission procedure - the rules of admission for candidates who are holders of a university degree awarded abroad

Diplomas awarded abroad must be subject to the procedure of declaring equivalence with diplomas awarded in Poland. The procedure for declaring equivalence is provided for in separate regulations.
The result of studies or scores specified in the diploma shall not be converted. This means that candidate cannot be directly subject to the selection procedure in the
competition (ranking) of the final results of university studies, but is required to sit for an oral entrance examination with regard to two subjects:

  1. in the following fields of study: environmental protection, food processing and human nutrition - the following subjects: biology and (chemistry or mathematics)
  2. in the following fields of study: geodesy and cartography, spatial management, environmental engineering, sources of renewable energy - the following subjects: mathematics and physics
  3. in the following fields of study: administration, economics, political science - the following subjects: geography and (history or social studies)

The exams are evaluated according to the grading scale of 2-5. The exam shall be considered passed if the candidate attains at least satisfactory grade(3.0) for both subjects. Foreign language as a third subject shall be recognised as passed with a grade of 5.0 (very good) - with regard to the language of the country where candidate has completed his/her studies. The resulting average grade of the candidate shall rank the candidate in the competition (ranking) of final results of academic courses.
Dates of oral examination for candidates with higher education degrees awarded abroad shall be specified in the schedule of admissions.
Where a disabled person applies for studies, the Examination Board, in consultation with the Chairman of the Faculty Admissions Committee, may, upon the request of the candidate, use a different manner of conducting the examination, respecting the degree of disability and the specificity of a given field of study.

Candidates who are shortlisted for 2nd-cycle studies are required to confirm the intention to study by providing the required documents as follows:

  1. application for admission (on the Online Registration of Candidates [IRK] printout) bearing the candidate's signature
  2. photocopy of the matriculation examination certificate (original document available on request),
  3. photocopy of the diploma for completed studies (original document available on request),
  4. photocopy of the identity card or passport (original document available on request),
  5. photographs in electronic form (JPG format) on an electromagnetic data storage medium,
  6. three photographs with dimensions of 35x45 mm, on a light background, pursuant to the requirements applicable for the issue of identity cards, with forename(s) and surname and PESEL (Polish resident identification number) overleaf.

The required documents must be submitted by the date specified in the schedule of admissions.

Failure to submit the required documents within the prescribed period means that the candidate renounces applying for studies, and results in deletion of the candidate from the list of candidates eligible for admission to the first year of study at a given field of study without any further request to supplement the documentation.