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Undergraduate Admissions: BA in European Studies- Politics & Society in a Global Context

Dates & Deadlines

Admissions for 2020/2021 academic year are OPEN!

 

Application Deadline

Uploading documents at IRK

Interview*

Round 1

January 15 - February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

March 2-4, 2020

Round 2

February 27- May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

May 11-13, 2020

Round 3

 by June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

June 22-25, 2020

Round 4

by August 24, 2020

 August 24, 2020

September 1-2, 2020

Round 5

by September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 21-22, 2020

* 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 enroll and provide additional documents in the following dates:

 

 

Results

 

Enrolment+Documents

 

 

Documents upon arrival

Round 1

March 9, 2020

March 10 - July 24, 2020

September 28, 2020

Round 2

May 18, 2020

 May 19 - July 24, 2020

September 28, 2020

Round 3

June 30, 2020

July 1-24, 2020

September 28, 2020

Round 4

September 7, 2020

September 8-16, 2020

October 7, 2020

Round 5

September 25, 2020

September 28-29, 2020

October 7, 2020

 


 

Eligibility & Requirements

1. High school diploma or equivalent

Secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate. 

2. Certificate of English-language 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, graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English. 

LIST OF CERTIFICATES APPROVED BY THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY

Candidates who do not possess 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 fulfill the requirement for English proficiency.

Proficiency in the Polish language is not required.

Application Step by Step

STEP I

BY E-MAIL: 

As a part of your application please submit the following documents via e-mail at baprogramme@uj.edu.pl:

  • Scanned online application signed by the applicant;
  • The scan of the secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate;*
  • The scan of a document certifying English language proficiency (please refer to Eligibility Requirements section)
  • scanned certified translation into English or Polish of all documents issued in a language other than English or Polish. 

*documents obtained outside of Poland, other than IB diploma and EB crtificate, are required to be authenticated with an apostille or legalised; 

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

20.00 EUR/22 USD/85.00 PLN (non-refundable)

Registration fee is paid via BANK TRANSFER. Bank transfer details applicant can access at OAS account. 

 

STEP II 

Documents required upon enrolment:

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

  • Hardcopy of the application, printed and signed by the candidate;
  • Photocopy of the applicant's secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate (with its original available upon request);
  • One passport photo (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);
  • 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;
  • Documents obtained outside of Poland, other than IB diploma and EB certificate, are required to be authenticated with an apostille or legalised; 
  • Declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment by no later than 28 September 2020 - under a condition of withdrawal from the university otherwise. 

Candidates holding secondary qualification obtained abroad of Poland, other than 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 2020.

 

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 . 

Graduate Admissions: MA in European Studies

All applicants should familiarise themselves with the important deadlines outlined below. Please be advised that admissions to the IMESS and IMRCEES programmes is different (see below).

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Dates & Deadlines

There are five 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.

Admissions for 2020/2021 academic year are OPEN!

 

Application Deadline

Uploading documents at IRK

Interview*

Round 1

January 15 - February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

March 2-4, 2020

Round 2

February 27- May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

May 11-13, 2020

Round 3

 by June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020

June 22-25, 2020

Round 4

by August 24, 2020

 August 24, 2020

September 1-2, 2020

Round 5

by September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 21-22, 2020

 

* 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 enroll and provide additional documents in the following dates:

 

 

Results

 

Enrolment+Documents

 

 

Documents upon arrival

Round 1

March 9, 2020

March 10 - July 24, 2020

September 28, 2020

Round 2

May 18, 2020

 May 19 - July 24, 2020

September 28, 2020

Round 3

June 30, 2020

July 1-24, 2020

September 28, 2020

Round 4

September 7, 2020

September 8-16, 2020

October 7, 2020

Round 5

September 25, 2020

September 28-29, 2020

October 7, 2020

 

JOINT MA PROGRAMMES ADMISSIONS

Applicants for the IMESS (University College of London), EPS (Charles University) and CEERES (University of Glasgow) should apply to their respective Consortium coordinator.

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

Eligibility

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 an additional statement from 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.

LANGUAGE 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.

List of selected certificates 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 their level of competency in the English language . To successfully pass the interview, the student must earn at least 60% of the total points.

Proficiency in the Polish language is not required.

Double Degree Programmes 

For language requirements of a specific double degree programmes please consult programme's website. 

Requirements

The Centre for European Studies requires all candidates to submit the following:

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

Applicants have 20 minutes to complete the online application. Applicants are required to answer two short essay questions during this time. The statement of purpose is available in the "See Also" column, so that applicants may plan their response.

Application Step by Step

When applying online, prospective students must register for the field of study declaring one of the specialisation/double degree programme. 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

  • Scanned online OAS application signed by the applicant,
  • A scan of the candidate's Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) completed in the Europass CV format,
  • The scan of the official transcript, which includes a full list of completed courses and final marks or a copy of the diploma supplement (if applicable),
  • The scan of a document certifying English language proficiency (please refer to Eligibility and Requirements section)
  • Sworn translation into English or Polish of all documents submitted if they were issued in a language other than English or Polish.

PLEASE SEND SCAN COPIES IN ONE PDF FILE.

BY BANK TRANSFER:

  • Application Fee of 20,00 EUR / 22,00 USD / 85,00 PLN (non-refundable).

STEP 2: Documents Required Upon Enrolment

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

  • Hardcopy of the OAS application submitted, printed and signed by the candidate,
  • Copy of the most recent diploma obtained*,
  • Copy of the official transcript or photocopy of diploma supplement (with its original submitted upon arrival),
  • One passport photo (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) (do not apply if the student already possess JU student ID),
  • Certificate verifying language proficiency (if applicable),
  • For enrolment by post: declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment for inspection by 28 September 2020 — under the pain of board denying admission.

*Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland are required to submit additionally the following documents: higher education diploma obtained outside of Poland is required to be authenticated with an apostille or legalised.

All documents must be sent directly to the Centre for European Studies:

Centre for European Studies
ul. Garbarska 7A
Krakow, 31-131
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 to submit (depending on the application round). 

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

  • photocopy of 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 beginning of the first semester—in case of enrolling by post, written declaration to submit this document by no later than end of September 2020 has to be enclosed to the set of documents submitted for enrolment—under the pain of board denying admission,
  • photocopy of 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, written declaration to submit this document by no later than end of September 2020 has to be enclosed to the set of documents submitted for enrolment—under the pain of board denying admission.

Evaluation Criteria

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

  1. Application content—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).

Study Abroad Admissions

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, 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 2020 for the autumn 2020 semester

31 December 2020 for the spring 2021 semester

to the following address:

Ul. Garbarska 7A

31-131, Kraków

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.