Admission requirements for non-Polish nationals

Non-Polish nationals must:

  • obtain a valid visa, residence permit or another document which allows them to stay in Poland for the required period of time;
  • produce a health statement to the effect that they can pursue the specified doctoral programme (this can be obtained in their own country but must be accompanied by a certified translation into English or Polish);
  • obtain insurance against illness and accidents for the duration of the programme or the European Health Insurance Card (citizens of EU members states), or declare to enrol in the Polish National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia, NFZ) upon commencement of the programme.

Some non-Polish nationals can apply to pursue the programme following the regulations pertaining to Polish citizens. These include:

  • citizens of EU member states, the Swiss Confederation, EFTA (European Free Trade Association) member States or members of their families, provided that they have the necessary means to cover the cost of living for the duration of the programme; these individuals, however, are not eligible to social financial support or financial support for persons with disabilities;
  • holders of the settlement permit in Poland;
  • holders of a valid Polish Charter;
  • refugees;
  • individuals under temporary protection on the territory of Poland;
  • migrant workers, citizens of EU member states, the Swiss Confederation, or EFTA (European Free Trade Association) member states, as well as members of their families, if residing on the territory of Poland;
  • holders of the long-term EC residence permit;
  • holders of the residence permit for a specified period of time;
  • individuals under subsidiary protection on the territory of Poland;
  • citizens of EU members states, EFTA member states or the Swiss Confederation, as well as members of their families, holding the permanent residence permit.

Other non-Polish nationals or holders of a valid Polish Charter can apply to pursue the programme on the basis of:

  • international agreements, as specified therein;
  • agreements between UMCS and foreign institutions, as specified therein;
  • a decision of the Minister of Higher Education or another minister empowered to make that decision;
  • the decision of the Rector of UMCS.

These non-Polish nationals can pursue the programme:

  • as holders of scholarships granted by the Polish side;
  • on a paid basis;
  • as holders of scholarships granted by institutions in their respective countries;
  • as holders of scholarships granted by UMCS.