Programmes in Polish

Applications of international students to the JU may be submitted in accordance with two sets of admission rules:

Blue 'S' symbolthe same rules as applicable to Polish nationals,

Red 'N' symbolrules other than applicable to Polish nationals.

Before you apply, you need to check which set of rules is appropriate for you! You should know and understand this as soon as while creating your account, even before you actually apply. The test below will help you with this.

Do you hold a Polish citizenship?*

  • yes, I do
  • no, I don't
* please note that if you hold multiple citizenships and Polish is one of them (e.g. dual citizenship), then you are legally a Polish citizen and you must apply on the basis of rules for Polish nationals

Blue 'S' symbolCandidates who hold Polish citizenship are obliged to apply on the basis of rules for Polish nationals and should follow the blue "s" symbol when reading our websites.

See the admission guides—you will be redirected to the part of the website for Polish nationals:

Please remember that if you apply on the basis of incorrectly chosen admission rules (i.e. rules that do not match your citizenship and legal status in Poland), you will not be admitted to the programme, no matter how high your final result and position on the ranking list are.

Are you applying for the scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Poland?

  • yes, I do
  • no, I don't

Red 'N' symbolCandidates applying for the scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Poland are obliged to apply for admission on the basis of rules other than applicable for Polish nationals. They should follow the red "n" symbol when reading our websites. See the admission guides for:

Please remember that if you apply on the basis of incorrectly chosen admission rules (i.e. rules that do not match your citizenship and legal status in Poland), you will not be admitted to the programme, no matter how high your final result and position on the ranking list are.

Do you meet at least one of the following conditions?

  • I am a holder of a Polish Charter (Karta Polaka)
  • I am a citizen of a member state of the European Union, or a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)—a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, or Swiss Confederation
  • none of the above

Do you meet at least one of the following conditions?

  • I am a family member of a citizen of a member state of the European Union, or a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)—a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, or Swiss Confederation, I hold a valid permit to settle or financial means sufficient to cover the cost of living over the period of studies
  • I hold a valid permit to settle
  • I hold the status of a refugee in the territory of Poland
  • I have been granted temporary protection
  • I am a migrant worker holding citizenship of a member state of the European Union, or Swiss Confederation, or a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)—a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, or such migrant worker's family member and I reside in the territory of the Republic of Poland
  • I have been granted a residence permit of a European Union long-term resident
  • I have been granted a permit for fixed-term residence in connection with the circumstances referred to in Article 127, Article 159(1), or Article 186(1)(3, 4) of the Act of 12 December 2013 on Aliens (OJL item 1650)
  • I have been granted subsidiary protection
  • none of the above

Candidates who meet at least one of the conditions enlisted above can choose to apply on the basis of rules Polish nationals or on the basis of rules other than applicable to Polish nationals. See the admission guides:

Blue 'S' symbolfor foreigners applying according to the rules applicable to Polish nationals:

Red 'N' symbolfor foreigners applying according to the rules other than applicable to Polish nationals:

What is the difference?

Below you will find main differences between the two sets of rules. Detailed qualification criteria, admission schedule, required documents list, and number of places available within each programme may be found in the study cards in OAS catalogue at www.erk.uj.edu.pl.

See the differences »

Differences in application rules
  Blue 'S' symbol Foreigners applying according to the rules applicable to Polish nationals Red 'N' symbol Foreigners applying according to the rules other than applicable to Polish nationals
Basis for the application1)
  • • first- and long-cycle programmes—Polish nowa matura results or results from foreign secondary qualification exams in chosen subjects
  • second-cycle programmes—diploma results or entrance examination
interview result
  • third-cycle programmes—qualification results of candidates for doctoral programmes are calculated according to various sets of rules, depending on a programme
Is documents submission required upon registration?
  • first- and long-cycle programmes—no
  • second-cycle programmes—no/yes
yes
  • third-cycle programmes—yes
Tuition fee no yes
Financial aid (social stipend, scholarship for outstanding students, doctoral scholarship) yes no

1) If not date and time of online registration.

Red 'N' symbolCandidates who do not meet any of the following conditions are obliged to apply for admission on the basis of rules other than applicable for Polish nationals. They should follow the red "n" symbol when reading our websites. See the admission guides for:

Please remember that if you apply on the basis of incorrectly chosen admission rules (i.e. rules that do not match your citizenship and legal status in Poland), you will not be admitted to the programme, no matter how high your final result and position on the ranking list are.

Further questions?

Please contact us at rekrutacja@uj.edu.pl.