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Admissions in English for Polish citizens

Information in English for foreigners is available on the dedicated website: welcome.uj.edu.pl.

This page is intended for candidates who hold Polish citizenship (e.g. dual citizenship holders) and plan to apply for programmes in English.

Please note that detailed information in English is available on the websites of programmes you intend to apply to and in the IRK system at irk.uj.edu.pl.

If you have questions, we advise contacting the programme office (contact details are also available in the IRK).

Admission rules

Details about the expected content of the application and the particular admission rules for all programmes are available in the study programme card in the IRK at irk.uj.edu.pl. Please make sure you read it thoroughly.

The basis for calculating the final point score:

  • Undergraduate programmes: grades or exam results on the high school leaving certificate or, depending on the country, other documents confirming eligibility to enter university in the country of issue. The method used for the points allocation to the Polish exam system varies depending on the country.
  • Graduate programmes: each programme has its qualification criteria, possibly including an entrance exam.

Admission process step by step

Step 1: Create an IRK account

To submit your application, you first need to create your IRK account at irk.uj.edu.pl.

As you create your account, please fill out the forms regarding your personal data and your education history. Make sure that you enter the correct email address and provide a working phone number as it helps us contact you.

Once you finish creating your account, you can proceed to the submission of your application.

Important: Candidates holding Polish citizenship, when applying for undergraduate programmes, should make sure to upload a copy of their exam results (together with a certified translation into English or Polish, if issued in another language) in the 鈥淓ducation鈥 tab. Missing this step may result in receiving 0 points as your final score.

Step 2: Submit your application

Find your programme of interest in the IRK by browsing the 鈥淥ffer鈥 tab. On the right side of the screen, find a green button, 鈥淪ign up鈥. When you click on it, the system will check if you have filled out all the necessary forms, and if you haven鈥檛, it will direct you to fill them out before proceeding.

Important: Application forms differ between programmes. In some application forms, you may need to upload additional documents supporting your application, such as a language certificate which may exempt you from taking the language verification interview or documents required for the points assessment. You can check what fields will be needed in the application form beforehand in the study programme card in the IRK.

Step 3: Pay the application fee

Your application will only be assessed if you pay the application fee in your account by the date specified in the schedule and when it is booked in the University account.

Paying using Przelewy24 makes for the fastest booking (within 15 minutes) but requires a small fee on your part. You can also pay the fee by a wire transfer or bank order. However, in such a case, please allow enough time for the booking of your fee, as it may take a few days or (rarely) weeks.

You can check the status of your application payment in the 鈥淎pplications鈥 tab in your account—if the status of the application is 鈥減aid鈥, that means that the correct amount has been booked in the University account.

Step 4: Pass the exam

The exam is not required for all programmes. Please consult the study programme card in the IRK to check if you need to take an exam.

If the final result is calculated based on the exam or interview result—that means that you have to take the exam or interview for your application to be considered.

If you have a document confirming your English proficiency, you can upload it in the IRK upon submitting the application and earn an exemption from this exam. Otherwise, you will be asked to demonstrate your English skills during the interview. The expected level of English is B2 or higher. A list of documents confirming knowledge of English is available here on the website for foreigners.

Step 5: Check the results

The outcome of your application will be available on the day of the ranking list announcement in your IRK account. Check the 鈥淎pplications鈥 tab and see the result in the application summary table.

Possible outcomes:

  • Qualified for admission: congratulations, your application was accepted—please read the information under the link 鈥淒ocuments and further steps鈥 and proceed with the enrolment.
  • Waiting list: you are not currently qualified as other candidates have achieved a higher score than yours. You may still be invited to enrol if someone currently qualified resigns. Please check your messages frequently.
  • Not admitted: your application was rejected.

Step 6: Enrol

Enrolment is the procedure of confirmation of your intent to undertake studies. To complete enrolment, you will need to submit a set of documents—details are provided in the study card. The enrolment instructions will be available after the results are published in your IRK account, under the 鈥淒ocuments and further steps鈥 link in your application table.

Once your enrolment is completed, you should receive confirmation from the office responsible for your programme. At this point, you may also ask for a certificate confirming your enrolment (please note that certificates confirming holding the student status are issued after the academic year commences, i.e. 1 October). These inquiries should be directed to your programme office.

Admission schedules

Standard mode

For selected undergraduate and graduate programmes:

  • Business and Finance Management
  • Earth Sciences in a Changing World
  • East European Studies: Languages and Discourses
  • European Studies (undergraduate programme)

Please note that second and third application rounds are only opened if places are available after the previous rounds.

Before the results announcement

  • submission of applications in the IRK
  • paying application fees

28 February—8 April

booking application fees

by 9 April

entering data and uploading documents in the IRK

8 April

exams

15—19 and 22—25 April

Results announcement and submission of documents

ranking lists announced

9 May

enrolment dates

10 May—11 July

waiting list enrolment dates

15—25 July

deadline for submission of the medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications for undertaking studies, issued by the occupation medicine doctor (for programmes with such requirement)

26 September

Before the results announcement

  • submission of applications in the IRK
  • paying application fees

by 3 June

booking application fees

by 4 June

entering data and uploading documents in the IRK

3 June

exams

10—14 and 17—20 June

Results announcement and submission of documents

ranking lists announced

26 June

enrolment dates

27 June—11 July

waiting list enrolment dates

15—25 July

deadline for submission of the medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications for undertaking studies, issued by the occupation medicine doctor (for programmes with such requirement)

26 September

Before the results announcement

  • submission of applications in the IRK
  • paying application fees

by 2 September

booking application fees

by 3 September

entering data and uploading documents in the IRK

2 September

exams

6 and 9—12 September

Results announcement and submission of documents

ranking lists announced

18 September

enrolment dates

19—20 and 23 September

waiting list enrolment dates

24—25 September

deadline for submission of the medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications for undertaking studies, issued by the occupation medicine doctor (for programmes with such requirement)

3 October

BASIC APPLICATION ROUND

  • MD program in English
  • DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery program in English

Before the results (ranking list) announcement

  • submission of applications in the IRK
  • paying application fees
  • delivering the documents required for qualification for the exam

28 February—8 May (until 1:00 PM CEST)

booking application fees

by 9 May (until 1:00 PM CEST)

entering data and uploading documents in the IRK

by  8 May (until 1:00 PM CEST)

online exams

8 June 2024 (1:00 PM CEST, online) (MD program in English)

9 June 2024 (1:00 PM CEST, online) (DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery program in English)

Results announcement and submission of documents

ranking lists announced

19 June

enrolment dates

21 June—22 July

enrolment dates from the waiting list

23 July—13 August

CEST abbreviation refers to the time zone.

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Continuous mode

For selected graduate programmes:

  • Drug Discovery and Development
  • Environmental Protection and Management
  • European Studies
  • Intellectual Property and New Technologies
  • International Relations and Public Diplomacy
  • International Security and Development
  • Korean Studies
  • Molecular Biotechnology

This special mode of application review differs from the standard procedure. Applications are reviewed throughout the application submission period, and results are published as the applications are accepted. Only paid and confirmed applications are considered. Please be advised to check your messages often if you apply to a programme conducting admission in this mode.

Please note that the second application round is only opened if places are available after the previous round.

Before the results announcement

  • submission of applications in the IRK
  • paying application fees

8 February—26 June 

booking application fees

by 27 June

entering data and uploading documents in the IRK

as the applications are submitted, by no later than 26 June

exams

by 3 July

Results announcement and submission of documents

ranking lists announced

by 5 July

enrolment dates

16 February—26 July

deadline for submission of the medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications for undertaking studies, issued by the occupation medicine doctor (for programmes with such requirement)

26  September

Before the results announcement

  • submission of applications in the IRK
  • paying application fees

by 4 September

booking application fees

by 5 September

entering data and uploading documents in the IRK

as the applications are submitted, by no later than 4 September

exams

by 11 September

Results announcement and submission of documents

ranking lists announced

by 13 September

enrolment dates

12 July—25 September

deadline for submission of the medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications for undertaking studies, issued by the occupation medicine doctor (for programmes with such requirement)

3 October