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Dates & Deadlines

Admissions for the 2023/2024 academic year

 

 

Application deadline

 

Deadline for uploading documents at OAS*

 

 

Interview (online)

Round 1

 March 1 - April 11, 2023

by April 11, 2023

April 17-21, 24, 2023

Round 2

by June 4, 2023

by June 4, 2023

June 13-16, 19-21, 2023

Round 3

 by August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023

September 4-8, 2023

* OAS reffers to the Online Application System

After being admitted, students must formally enrol and provide additional documents on the following dates:

 

Announcement of the

results

 

 

Enrolment+Documents

 

 

Documents upon arrival

Round 1

April 28, 2023

May 4 - July 13, 2023

by September 28, 2023

Round 2

June 26, 2023

 June 27 - July 13, 2023

by September 28, 2023

Round 3

September 13, 2023

September 14-21, 2023

by September 28, 2023

Eligibility & Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent

Secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate. Please note that the documents obtained outside of Poland, other than the IB diploma and EB certificate, are required to be authenticated with an apostille or legalised.

*Additional information for Polish citizens regarding English proficiency:

Students whose first language is not English are required to prove their English language proficiency with a recognised certificate documenting command of the English language on a level specified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This does not apply to English native speakers, and graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English. 

LIST OF CERTIFICATES APPROVED BY THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY

Candidates who do not possess a language certificate at the stage of submitting the application will be invited for an interview which will verify the level of competency in the English language. The interview is passed successfully upon earning at least 60% of the total points out of 100% and will fulfil the requirement for English proficiency.

Proficiency in the Polish language is not required.

Application Step by Step

STEP I

REGISTRATION FEE:

100 PLN (non-refundable)

Registration fee is paid via BANK TRANSFER. Bank transfer details can be accessed at the OAS account. 

STEP II 

If the application is successful you will receive a notification of acceptance in the OAS system as well as an official e-mail informing about further steps. 

Documents required upon enrolment (to be sent via email):Scanned and signed application, downloaded from the OAS system;

  • Scan of the applicant's secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate (with its original available upon request) - documents obtained outside of Poland, other than the IB diploma and EB certificate, are required to be authenticated with an apostille or legalised; 
  • Certificate verifying language proficiency (if applicable);
  • Sworn translation into English or Polish of all documents submitted if they were issued in a language other than English or Polish;
  • Declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment by no later than 28 September 2023 - under a condition of withdrawal from the university otherwise. 

Candidates holding a secondary qualification obtained out of Poland, other than an International Baccalaureate diploma or European Baccalaureate certificate, excluding certificates obtained in member states of the UE, OECD, EFTA and certificates recognized on the basis of international agreements are required to submit additionally the following documents: decision on recognition of the document issued abroad, confirming holder's right to apply for study programmes in higher education institutions in the Republic of Poland, issued by the appropriate education authority (kurator oświaty), or candidate's written declaration to deliver the decision by no later than 28 September 2023.

STEP III 

Documents required upon arrival:

  • Original the secondary school diploma, maturity certificate;
  • Photocopy of an insurance policy or the European Health Insurance Card held by the student in case of sickness or emergency;
  • Passport.

Admission Contact

Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact baprogramme@uj.edu.pl. 

All applicants should familiarise themselves with the important deadlines outlined below.

Please be advised that admissions to the IMESS (University College of London)EPS (Charles University) and IMRCEES programmes (University of Glasgow) are different and applicants for these programmes should apply to the respective Consortium coordinator.

Dates & Deadlines

There are two admissions rounds for the MA in European Studies. Once all the available spaces have been filled, admissions will be closed. Early application submission is advised.

Please, note that the schedule below shows the general timeframe for the admission rounds.

Information about acceptance will be announced to the students individually after receiving all the required application documents.

Admissions for the 2023/2024 academic year

 

 

Application Deadline

Uploading documents at the online  system and paying application fees

 

Interview*

Round 1

by June 28, 2023

June 28, 2023

until July 5, 2023

Round 2

by September 6, 2023

September 6, 2023

until September 13,  2023

* Interview does not apply for candidates who present documents confirming their command of English at least at B2 level.

After being admitted, students must formally enrol and provide all required documents on the following dates:

 

 

Results announcement

 

 

Enrolment+Documents

 

 

 

Documents upon arrival

 

Round 1

 by July 7, 2023

February 17 - July 28, 2023

by September 28, 2023

Round 2

by September 15, 2023

 July 14 - September 27, 2023

by September 28, 2023

 

Eligibility & Requirements

Applicants should consult the following list of requirements before submitting an application. In case of any questions or concerns regarding the application/admissions process, please email maprogramme@uj.edu.pl

Minimum Degree Requirements

All candidates must either hold (or expect to obtain) a BA degree from a recognised and accredited university or an equivalent first-cycle degree earned in countries where BA degrees are not offered. Diploma (or supplement) should include information about holders eligibility to continue education in the country of issue. If such information is not provided with an additional statement from the candidate should be submitted.

Candidates possessing an MA degree may also apply. A degree in a relevant subject area is preferred; however, all applicants who can demonstrate an interest in European Studies are encouraged to apply.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Candidates whose first language is not English are required to prove their English language proficiency with a recognised certificate documenting command of the English language on a level specified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This does not apply to English native speakers, graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English. 

A list of select certificates and/or documents, recognized by the Jagiellonian University.

Candidates who do not have a language certificate at the stage of submitting the application may request an interview which will verify the level of competency in the English language. The interview is passed successfully upon earning at least 60% of total points out of 100% and will fulfil the requirement for English proficiency.

Proficiency in Polish is not required.

Application Step by Step

When applying online, prospective students must register for the field of study declaring one of the specialisation/double degree programmes. Students may change their specialisation once accepted, if necessary.

Applicants have 20 minutes to complete the online application. The Statement of Purpose form is available in the "See Also" column so that applicants may plan their response.

STEP 1: Documents and application

  1. Create your IRK/OAS (Online Application System) account and complete the necessary sections before you register for the programme. Some sections will require to upload documents (e.g. to confirm Foreigner's status in Poland).
  2. Choose the MA in European Studies from the list of programmes 

During completing your application you will be requested to complete additional information:

  • final diploma result—if this is not yet known, a predicted grade should be entered,
  • explanation of the motivation for their choice of programme. Max. 6000 characters. 

3. Upload document confirming command of English (applies to native speakers as well):

If you do not have any document to confirm your English proficiency, at least at the B2 level, you will be invited to take part in the interview.*

4. Upload documents required for calculating the final result:

  • Transcript of grades **
  • Curriculum Vitae (résumé), highlighting academic achievements (Curriculum Vitae in the Europass format)

NOTE: To be uploaded, documents should be merged into one PDF file.

* Please note that you may be notified of the exact time and place for your exam, even just two days before it is scheduled. Please check the date of the exam in the admission schedule – this day will not change, and you can plan accordingly. All interviews are conducted remotely via MS Teams.

** Every document issued in a language other than Polish or English has to be submitted with a certified (“sworn”) translation into Polish or English.

7. Pay the registration fee to confirm your application

To confirm each registration for studies, you have to pay the registration fee in the amount of 100 PLN. 

For more information, e.g. bank account details and how to check the status of your payment and refund of the application fee, please check here.

  • To see your application: Log in to your personal IRK/OAS account -> My accounts _ Enrollment applications.

Enrolment is possible by post or in person. Please check the dates for the enrollment in the section above.

STEP 2: Documents Required Upon Enrolment

Once admitted, the applicant will be required to provide the following additional documents:

  • personal questionnaire downloaded from the system, including the photograph
  • higher education diploma*
  • passport or ID card (for European Union citizens) or passport (for non-European Union citizens)
  • documents downloaded from the system from the “Documents and further steps” link 
  • apostille or legislation for a diploma issued outside of Poland **
  • certified translation of all documents issued in the language other than the programme language
  • document certifying the required command of the programme language of instruction
  • insurance proof

*Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland are required to submit (at the latest by 28 September 2023 provide diploma obtained outside of Poland authenticated with apostille or legalized. Nostrification and Apostille.

**Every document issued in a language other than Polish or English has to be submitted with a certified (“sworn”) translation into Polish or English.

For enrolment, all documents must be sent directly to the Centre for European Studies/Institute of European Studies:

Centre for European Studies

Ul. Władysława Reymonta 4

30-059, Kraków

Poland

STEP 3: Documents Required Upon Arrival

Once the student has confirmed his/her registration at CES, a few documents will be required upon arrival. Students should ensure that they collect these documents before their departure to Poland. The deadline of submission depends on the application round. 

Candidates who do not hold Polish citizenship are required to submit  additionally the following documents:

  • photocopy of the document certifying candidate's possession of health insurance or casualty insurance for the period of studying in Poland, or photocopy of the European Health Insurance Card (together with the original document available upon request), or declaration of taking out the insurance in the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) immediately upon the beginning of the first semester—in case of enrolling by post, a written declaration to submit this document by no later than the end of September 2023 has to be enclosed to the set of documents submitted for enrolment—under the pain of board denying admission,
  • photocopy of a medical certificate confirming lack of health conditions disqualifying the candidate from undertaking study programme (together with the original document available upon request—or, if the candidate does not have this document yet upon enrolment, or in case of enrolling by post, a written declaration to submit this document by no later than the end of September 2023 has to be enclosed to the set of documents submitted for enrolment—under the pain of board denying admission.

Evaluation Criteria

The application will be assessed upon the following weight of elements calculated in the scale from 0 - 100 points:

  1. Application content—a maximum of 70 points—including:
    • grades in transcript—50 points;
    • academic and non-academic experience, other achievements, foreign language proficiency—20 points;
  2. Motivation—maximum of 30 points—motivation for undertaking the programme, relevance and originality of academic interests presented in the application (maximum of 6000 characters).

Admission Contact

Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact maprogramme@uj.edu.pl

The application process is quick and easy for students interested in our study abroad programme. Prospective applicants should first consult with their Study Abroad advisor about their academic preparedness and personal aims for their semester or year abroad. 

When applying for the Study Abroad programme at the Centre for European Studies (Institute of European Studies), candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Completed application: word document or pdf,
  • Written approval to study at the Jagiellonian University from their academic adviser, study abroad counsellor and/or Registrar of their home institution,
  • Original transcript or other records of their academic achievements including degrees earned,
  • Curriculum vitae (resumé),
  • One passport photograph (35 mm x 45 mm) taken against a white background without a hat or head covering (these cannot be printed photos or xeroxed copies of photos),
  • Proof of English proficiency (non-native speakers only).

 

All documents must be sent as postmarked at the latest by:

  • 30 June 2023 for the autumn 2023 semester
  • 31 December 2023 for the spring 2024 semester

to the following address*:

Centre for European Studies (Institute of European Studies)

Ul. Władysława Reymonta 4

30-059, Kraków

Poland

* Since the academic year 2021, documents are accepted in electronic format as well. Please send them to our study abroad programs manager, Svetlana Baranova at svetlana.baranova@uj.edu.pl

Deadline extensions may be granted in rare cases and require a written recommendation by a full faculty member from their home university.

After an application has been considered, a candidate is sent a letter of acceptance or rejection. This letter will be mailed to the student's home institution no later than one calendar month after the deadline for the semester.   

In case of any questions, please contact the study abroad programs manager, Svetlana Baranova.