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Entry Requirements

Recruitment for studies takes place through the IRK platform (click here - this link goes to a new tab).

Useful information

Continuous admission process

Applications to this programme are reviewed continuously. In this admission mode we encourage all candidates to regularly check messages sent to them in their OAS accounts, which will help the process. Steps required in the continuous admission process:

  • submit your application to the chosen programme;
  • enter all requires data into system and upload documents;
  • pay the application fee;
  • confirm the application by clicking on the "Confirm" button in the “Application“ (click here - this link goes to a new tab) tab.
    PLEASE NOTE! Before you confirm your application, ensure that all recruitment requirements have been met (required data have been entered into the system, the documents have been uploaded, and the application fee has been paid). Once the application is confirmed, it cannot be edited.

Once all those steps are completed and requirements are satisfied, the application will be checked and reviewed. Results of the admissions process are published regularly throughout the application round. Each results publication includes candidates who have submitted their application correctly and whose application was then reviewed. 

Who can apply?

Studies can be undertaken by people who hold:

  • higher education (at least Licencjat or equivalent, e.g. bachelor) awarded in any field. 

The diploma proves their eligibility to undertake second-cycle programmes of study in Poland. Diplomas issued abroad, entitling to continue university-level study in the country in which the diploma was issued. Admitted candidates need to have graduated from the declared study programmes by the time of enrolment. 


To apply for your programme of choice, please click on the green "Sign up" button on the right side of the screen. 
Please remember to fill out all required data and upload the documents needed. After completing the application must confirm it by clicking on the "Confirm" button in the “Application“ tab (click here - this link goes to a new tab). Once the application is confirmed, it cannot be edited. Only confirmed applications are considered.  

Documents required during the submission of the application

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

  • course of study they have graduated from;
  • explanation of the motivation for their choice of programme;
  • description of candidate's research interests and provisional dissertation topic;
  • providing a source of information regarding admission to this programme;
  • scan of the motivation letter, written in English;
  • reference letters (candidates are required to upload reference letters in PDF format. Candidates or the authors of the reference letters can send them directly to the office address

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:

  • motivation letter written in English;
  • reference letters (candidates are required to upload reference letters in PDF format. Candidates or the authors of the reference letters can send them directly to the office address

Only paid and confirmed applications will be considered.

Calculating the final result

The final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:

element scale weight additional formal requirement
documents analysis on a scale from 0 to 100 100% Passing the interview verifying candidate’s 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 least at the 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 (click here - this link goes to a new tab).

The results of the documents (degree), which entitle candidates to study at JU, are not considered to calculate the outcome of the admission process.

About the documents analysis

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. assessment of the motivation letter written in English (preliminary thesis project will also be assessed as part of the motivation letter)—maximum of 50 points,
  2. assessment of the reference letters—maximum of 50 points (max. 25 points per letter).

Place and time of the interview verifying the command of English

The interview takes place on the day specified in the admission schedule (click here - this link goes to a new tab).

Candidates are notified of the interview details individually through their OAS accounts.

The interviews will be conducted online (via Microsoft Teams, Skype etc.). 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 the assistance of other people).

Final result and enrolment

After reviewing the application, the candidate receives information in the OAS on their final result and qualification status. 
Qualified candidates are obliged to complete their enrolment by the date specified in the admission schedule.

Documents required for the enrolment

documents to be downloaded from OAS account (tab “Application“ (click here - this link goes to a new tab), link “Documents and further steps“)

  • personal questionnaire
  • form “Basis for application“
  • power of attorney (if a candidate is enrolled by a representative)
  • declaration for online enrolment (if the enrolment is made online)

documents, copies of which should be provided together with the originals for inspection

ATTENTION! Please familiarize yourself with the list of required documents and prepare them in advance, as their collection may take longer than the time allocated admission to studies. 

  • valid passport or ID card (only for inspection, no copies)
  • graduation diploma entitling to undertake second-cycle studies*
  • certified translation into Polish or English of documents issued in a language other than Polish or English
  • document confirming the English command, if it was uploaded into the system when filling out the application form
  • documents uploaded et the recruitment application
  • decision issued by the director of Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange or by Polish Minister

Documents which can be delivered until September 28:

  • apostille or legalization of a certificate obtained outside Poland
  • medical insurance

*If the candidate doesn't have a diploma yet, in its place, he may submit a certificate of graduation, together with a declaration that he or she undertakes to deliver a copy of the diploma with the original for inspection by September 28, 2023. 


More information: documents (click here - this link goes to a new tab). 

Tuition fee payment

Tuition fee is required from all candidates. The fee amount is listed at the top of the page, in the “About the programme” section. More information: fees (click here - this link goes to a new tab).