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PLEASE NOTE!!!

FOREIGNERS WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO STUDY ON THE TERMS APPLICABLE TO POLISH CITIZENS DO NOT APPLY VIA THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM  

A foreigner is a person who does not have Polish citizenship. Persons who hold both Polish citizenship and the citizenships of other states are considered in the territory of the Republic of Poland to be Polish citizens.

 

Step by step application process

I. APPLICATION PROCEDURE OPTIONS

   1. For candidates who are eligible to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizens.

Foreigners may apply on the terms applicable to Polish citizens if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • have been granted a residence permit;
  • hold a valid refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland;
  • have been granted temporary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • are migrant employees and citizens of a European Union (EU) member state, a Swiss Confederation (SC) member state or a European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member state (party to the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA)) or family members of such persons on the condition that such persons live in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • have been granted an EU long-term residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • have been granted a fixed-term residence permit in connection with the circumstances stipulated in Article 127, Article 159 Section 1, or Article 186 Section 1 Subsection 3 or 4 of the Act of Foreigners of 12 December 2013;
    (PLEASE NOTE: LEGAL BASIS IS GIVEN IN THE DECISION OF THE GOVERNOR ON ISSUANCE OF A FIXED-TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT)  
  • have been granted subsidiary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • are citizens of an EU/EFTA member state (party to the EEA Agreement or the SC) or family members of such citizens, having the right of permanent residence;  
  • are citizens of an EU/SC/EFTA member state (party to the EEA Agreement) or family members of such citizens, having the resources necessary to cover the costs of studying and applying on the terms applicable to Polish citizens or
  • hold a valid Polish Citizen Card and apply on the terms applicable to Polish citizens.

Candidates who are eligible to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizens are subject to the same terms and conditions of application as those referring to candidates who are Polish citizens and applying for degree and postgraduate programmes and courses.

 

   2. For candidates who are not eligible to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizens.

Foreigners may apply on different terms than those applicable to Polish citizens if they do not meet any of the following criteria:

  • hold a scholarship granted by Poland on the basis of international agreements and a decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education,
  • may study without tuition fee and scholarship on the basis of international agreements and in compliance with the terms therein,
  • may study on a fee-paying basis upon a decision of the Vice-rector for Studies and Student Affairs,
  • hold a scholarship granted by the sending part and may study without tuition fee on the basis of international agreements,
  • hold a scholarship granted by the university.

Foreigners mentioned in Article 43 Section 3 point 1 and 3 (Act of 27 July 2005 – Law on Higher Education), who hold a residence card with access to job market or a Schengen visa or a national visa for the purpose of work in the territory of the Republic of Poland, are eligible to undertake and pursue higher education studies, doctoral studies and other courses, and to participate in scientific studies and development projects on a fee-paying basis. They are not eligible for maintenance grants, special scholarship for disabled people and income-related benefits.

For more detailed information on Application Procedure Options, please click here.

 II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

The following documents are required for admission consideration:

  1. Letter of application and registration form for foreign applicants.
  2. Doctor’s certificate stating that the holder can pursue the programme and form of study of his/her choice.
  3. Copy of school-leaving examination certificate or diploma of higher education (with diploma supplement) issued in the Republic of Poland and authenticated by the University of Rzeszów or a document issued abroad.
  1. in case of  application to first-cycle (BA) or long-cycle (MA) studies – copy of school leaving examination certificate or diploma of secondary education issued abroad, in case of  school leaving examination certificate or diploma of secondary education, which, in accordance with applicable legal provisions, is recognised on the basis of administrative decision, also a decision issued by a regional board of education. More information:

School leaving examination certificates (secondary school leaving examination certificates) issued abroad which may be considered to be equivalent to school leaving examination certificates issued in Poland on the following conditions:

  • Certificates and other documents issued by schools or educational institutions operating in the educational systems of European Union (EU) member states, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member states, European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states – party to the European Economic Area Agreement (EEA) entitling the holder to apply for studies in these states. This applies to school leaving examination certificates issued in the following states: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA;
    For more detailed information, please visit The Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
  • International Baccalaureate Diplomas issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva;
  • European Baccalaureate Diplomas issued by the European Schools in accordance with the Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools drawn up in Luxembourg on 21 June 1994 (Journal of Laws 2005, No. 3, item 10);
  • Certificates issued in accordance with international agreements (for the list of agreements, please visit www.nauka.gov.pl).

In the event of non-compliance with any of the conditions listed above, school leaving examination certificates issued abroad may be considered to be equivalent to school leaving examination certificates issued in Poland by a decision of a regional board of education having jurisdiction over the candidate’s place of residence, or in case the candidate does not have such a place of residence, a regional board of education having jurisdiction over the registered office of the institution where the candidate applies for admission. In Rzeszow – Podkarpackie Board of Education 

  1. in case of  application to second-cycle (MA) studies – the document mentioned in section 3(a) and copy of diploma of higher education legalized or with an Apostille, or another document certifying completion of studies abroad recognised – in accordance with diploma nostrification procedure – to be equivalent to BA degree diploma issued in Poland, or recognised on the basis of the international agreements or other legal provisions commonly applicable in Poland,  to be equivalent to BA degree diploma issued in Poland or entitling to pursue MA studies in Poland. More information:

Diploma of higher education issued abroad may be recognized:

  • if the diploma entitles the holder to pursue master or doctoral degree programmes in the country in whose higher education system the institution issuing the diploma operates (recognition of diploma in accordance with Article 191 Section 3 and 4 of Higher Education Act)
  • on the basis of international agreements. For the list of and detailed information on international agreements concluded by the Republic of Poland, please visit www.nauka.gov.pl.
  • in accordance with the provisions on recognition of certificates and diplomas awarded abroad. Diplomas are recognized by boards of organizational units of higher education institutions authorized to confer an academic degree of a doktor (doctor) in a given field of science or in a given field of art providing education in an area corresponding to a field of study completed abroad.
  1. in case of  application to doctoral studies – copy of diploma of higher education legalized or with an Apostille, or another document certifying completion of studies abroad recognised – in accordance with diploma nostrification rules – to be equivalent to MA or long-cycle (MA) degree diploma issued in Poland, or recognised on the basis of the international agreements or other legal provisions commonly applicable in Poland,  to be equivalent to MA or long-cycle (MA) degree diploma issued in Poland or entitling to pursue doctoral studies in Poland. More information:

Diploma of higher education issued abroad may be recognized:

  • if the diploma entitles the holder to pursue master or doctoral degree programmes in the country in whose higher education system the institution issuing the diploma operates (recognition of diploma in accordance with Article 191 Section 3 and 4 of Higher Education Act)
  • on the basis of international agreements. For the list of and detailed information on international agreements concluded by the Republic of Poland, please visit www.nauka.gov.pl.
  • in accordance with the provisions on recognition of certificates and diplomas awarded abroad. Diplomas are recognized by boards of organizational units of higher education institutions authorized to confer an academic degree of a doktor (doctor) in a given field of science or in a given field of art providing education in an area corresponding to a field of study completed abroad.
  1. in case of  application to postgraduate studies – copy of diploma of higher education legalized or with an Apostille, or another document certifying completion of studies abroad recognised – in accordance with diploma nostrification rules – to be equivalent to BA or MA or long-cycle (MA) degree diploma issued in Poland, or recognised on the basis of the international agreements or other legal provisions commonly applicable in Poland,  to be equivalent to BA or MA or long-cycle (MA) degree diploma issued in Poland or entitling to pursue postgraduate studies in Poland. More information:

Diploma of higher education issued abroad may be recognized:

  • if the diploma entitles the holder to pursue master or doctoral degree programmes in the country in whose higher education system the institution issuing the diploma operates (recognition of diploma in accordance with Article 191 Section 3 and 4 of Higher Education Act)
  • on the basis of international agreements. For the list of and detailed information on international agreements concluded by the Republic of Poland, please visit www.nauka.gov.pl.
  • in accordance with the provisions on recognition of certificates and diplomas awarded abroad. Diplomas are recognized by boards of organizational units of higher education institutions authorized to confer an academic degree of a doktor (doctor) in a given field of science or in a given field of art providing education in an area corresponding to a field of study completed abroad.

PLEASE NOTE: For detailed information on Apostille, please visit www.hcch.net

  1. Document proving the candidate’s command of Polish or another foreign language:

a. Certificate of completion of a one-year preparatory course for candidates applying for studies in Polish granted by institutions designated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, or
b. Certificate in Polish as a foreign language issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, or  
c. Document confirming that the candidate’s command of Polish is sufficient for undertaking studies in Polish issued by the University of Rzeszów.

The candidate’s command of English may be confirmed by the document listed in Annex 2 to the Prime Ministerial Decree of 24 January 2007 on the manner of conducting recruitment and selection process in civil service.
The candidate’s command of a foreign language may also be confirmed by certificates, diplomas and other documents which are considered to be equivalent to school leaving examination certificates and which prove graduation from a secondary school (an institution of higher education) abroad where the language of instruction was the same as the language of the candidate’s studies in Poland.

  1. health insurance 
  2. Photocopy of passport authenticated by the University of Rzeszów (page with photo and passport number);
  3. Copy of valid visa or Polish Citizen Card or any other document confirming the holder’s right to stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland authenticated by the University of Rzeszów;
  4. 2 recent photographs (and 1 in electronic form) which meet the requirements applicable in the case of Polish ID cards;
  5. Letter of attorney authorizing an individual to represent the candidate;
  6. Translation of documents issued in a foreign language made by a certified Polish translator or a foreign translator and authenticated by the Consul of the Republic of Poland residing in the country in which the document has been issued;
  7. Foreigners applying on the terms applicable to Polish citizens are also required to submit:
  • Photocopy of document confirming the candidate’s right to pursue studies on the terms applicable to Polish citizens (e.g. Polish Citizen Card, residence card, a decision by the competent authority) authenticated by the University of Rzeszów;
  • Documents listed in the Specific Section of the Senate Resolution (e.g. course of studies report, excerpt from course of studies report, works of art, etc.);

III. DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

Documents should be submitted to: Department of Education; Rzeszów, al. Mjr W. Kopisto 2 A, Rzeszów, Building A2, Floor 1, Room 104

Deadlines for submitting documents: 

  1. Recruitment process for foreigners, who are eligible to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizens, takes place over a period defined by the deans of faculties under the specific resolution of the University of Rzeszow Senate, subject to the following condition that a set of documents required in the admission process must be submitted by a foreign candidate to the Department of Education not later than 7 days prior to the end of the electronic registration of candidates with Polish citizenship.
  1. Recruitment process for foreigners, who are not eligible to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizens, takes place over a period defined by the Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Education, or on the basis specified in contracts, subject to the following condition that a set of documents required in the admission process must be submitted by a foreign candidate to the Department of Education within the time appointed for the electronic registration of candidates with Polish citizenship.

 

Any questions?

Contact us: Department of Education and Students Affairs, University of Rzeszów

 

Department of Educations and Students Affairs
University of Rzeszów 

35-315 Rzeszów, Al. mjr. W. Kopisto 2 A
First floor, room 103-104
tel. 17 872 10 46
e-mail: rekrutacja@ur.edu.pl

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