Requirements concerning knowledge of the Polish language

 

KNOWLEDGE OF THE POLISH LANGUAGE

Foreigners taking up studies at the University of Rzeszów are required, besides the formal documents, to submit a document certifying their knowledge of the Polish language at level B2 that will enable them to undertake studies in Polish to the Central Admissions Commission. The non-submission of such proof of competence within the deadline set out in the admissions procedure will be deemed as non-acceptance for studies at the university.

 

Documents certifying your knowledge of the language (for studies conducted in Polish) is any of the following:

 

  • Secondary school leaving certificate,
  • a certificate of completing the one-year preparatory language course that enables you to take up studies in Polish at any of the units designated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Such a certificate is a document proving the completion of a one-year preparatory language course by NAWA program fellow institutions,
  • Official certificate of your knowledge of the Polish Language (New window)(hyperlink.   Obtaining a C1 level certificate entitles you to take up full-time studies in Polish for free,
  • a certificate obtained after passing the exam at the Polish Diaspora Center (on-line exam to be downloaded from the candidate's account)

The exam will be held on-line (test + interview) on the following dates: 11.07.2022, 12.07.2022, and 18.07.2022.

  • certificate of completion of studies in the field of Polish philology,
  • certificate of completion of studies conducted in Polish,
  • certificate of completing a secondary school where the classes were conducted in Polish,
  • another other document (e.g. a score on the transcript confirming completion of the Polish language course at the level of at least B2)).

 

 

FAQ

Having completed a one-year preparatory course towards studies in Poland, do I have to pass an exam confirming my knowledge of the Polish language?

         Response:

         Graduates of the one-year preparation course to study in Poland are exempt from the UR exam confirming their knowledge of the Polish language.

 

If I graduated from a school where Polish was the language of instruction do need to pass any other exam confirming my knowledge of the Polish language?

          Response.

         Graduates of schools with Polish as the language of instruction are exempted from the exam organized by the University to confirm their knowledge of the Polish language.

 

If I am bachelor’s degree holder from a Polish University, do I need pass an exam confirming my knowledge of the Polish language?

          Response.

         Graduates of studies, where Polish was the language of instruction are exempt from the UR organized exam confirming their knowledge of the Polish language.

 

If I have passed the State organized B2 certificate exam, do I need to pass any other exam confirming my knowledge of the Polish language?

          Response.

          Candidates, holders of the State organized B2 Certificate Examination in Polish are exempt from the UR exam confirming their knowledge of the Polish language.

 

I have passed examinations in courses other than the preparatory course for studies in Poland at B2 level. Do I need to take an exam to confirm my knowledge of the Polish language?

          Response.

          You have to since only candidates that graduated from institutions where Polish was the language of instruction are exempted from the exam, or have a certificate of the State organized certificate exam at B2 level, or have completed a preparatory course for studies in Poland at one of the universities in Poland.

 

I passed the exam confirming my knowledge of the Polish language at B2 level. Can I get a certificate issued by the University of Rzeszów, confirming that my language proficiency is at B2 level?

          Response.

          No. The examination confirming one’s knowledge of the Polish language is a free internal UR examination, the purpose of which is to determine whether the candidate will be able to study in Polish. Therefore, we do not issue certificates confirming that one has passed the exam. The document confirming passing the exam will be forwarded directly to the Admissions Commission.

 

 

As a graduate of a school with Polish as the language of instruction, I did not have to pass the Polish language examination for candidates for studies at the University of Rzeszów. Do I have to sign up for a Polish language course as a foreign language?

          Response.

          Persons who are exempt from the exam are not required to participate in the Polish language course. For these people, participation in the language course is voluntary - you can change the foreign language course to the Polish language course B2, but there is no obligation to do so. We encourage you to participate in the language course - especially those students who feel that they may have problems while studying in Polish, e.g. with writing, with scientific terminology.

 

I have a good understanding of the Polish language and holds the Pole’s Card. I performed well, confirming my proficiency of the Polish language exam for candidates aiming to study at the University of Rzeszów.  Do I need to attend the Polish language course for foreigners studying at the University of Rzeszów?

          Response.

          Definitely, as only those who did not have to pass the Polish language proficiency exam for candidates aiming to study at the University of Rzeszów are exempt from the obligation to participate in the language course. If you do not have any documents exempting you from the exam, then you are obliged to participate in the language course.

 

I have sat for the certificate examination, but yet to receive the B2 certificate. I only have a statement of participating at the exam, but the certificate is expected in August or September. Do I have to take the university’s organized exam?

          Response.

         If the statement contains the exam result, then such document is temporarily accepted. The certificate needs, however, to be attached to the rest of the documents after it has been received.

I passed the on-line exam, confirming my knowledge of the Polish language intended for candidates at the University of Rzeszów. Should I report this fact somewhere or should I somebody know about it?

          Response.

          Not at all, as information concerning the written exam is sent directly to the Polish Diaspora Center. The candidate's obligation is only to send a signed scan of the Statement of participation in the test (it is included in amongst the admission documents on the candidate's account)

 

I would like to obtain a certificate indicating that I passed the B2 level of examination. It will be useful while applying for jobs.

         Response.

         Passing this exam does not give you any qualifications for admission to other universities or any other entitlements. The examination confirming your knowledge of the Polish language is the University of Rzeszów’s internal examination, to determine whether the candidate will be able to study in Polish. Therefore, we do not issue certificates of passing the exam.

  1. What should I do if there are problems with the Internet while taking the test?

         Response:

The candidate is responsible for the quality of the connection. In case of unforeseen circumstances (e.g. storms), please contact the Polish Diaspora Center individually