Additional requirements for foreign candidates

1. The rules for undertaking and receiving education at a doctoral school by foreigners are defined in art. 323 in connection with art. 326, 327, 328, subject to the provisions of art. 198 par. 8 of the Act.

2. Foreigners may undertake education in Polish if they demonstrate knowledge of the Polish language, i.e., if they:

1) complete a one-year preparatory course to study in Polish in institutions designated by the minister responsible for higher education, or 

2) have a certificate of Polish language knowledge issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, or 

3) have completed secondary school abroad, in which classes were taught in Polish or 

4) have completed secondary school in Poland or 

5) have completed university studies in Poland with a major in Polish, or 

6) during the interview, they will obtain confirmation that their preparation and Polish language skills allow them to undertake education in Polish.

3. Foreigners may undertake education in a foreign language if they:

1) have a document confirming knowledge of a foreign language in which education is conducted, listed in Annex 2 to this resolution, with the proviso that the documents confirming knowledge of a foreign language are also certificates, diplomas, or other documents confirming the completion of a post-primary school abroad, whose classes were conducted in the same foreign language in which the international student will be educated in Poland, as well as a diploma of higher education in Poland conducted in the same foreign language, in which the international student will be studying at the doctoral school, or 

2) during the interview, they will confirm that their preparation and the level of foreign language skills allow them to undertake education in a foreign language.

4. Foreigners, in addition to the documents listed in § 2 para. 4, submit:

1) legalization or validation documents of the documents referred to in § 2 para. 4 points 2 and 3, if issued by a university from outside the territory of the Republic of Poland;

2) a copy of the ID document;

3) photocopies of documents certifying legal stay on the territory of the Republic of Poland, if they were issued before or during the recruitment procedure, or the foreign candidate's statement that he will submit relevant documents immediately after the commencement of education if they qualify for the doctoral school;

4) one of the documents referred to in para. 2 points 1-5 confirming the knowledge of the Polish language if the candidate wants to study in Polish or one of the documents referred

to in paragraph 3 point 1, demonstrating the understanding of a foreign language if they're going to study in a foreign language;

5) photocopy of the insurance policy in case of illness or consequences of accidents for the period of education in Poland or the European Health Insurance Card, or a foreigner's statement that he will join the NFZ (National Health Fund) immediately after the beginning education.

5. The University may ask the candidate to submit an ordinary translation into Polish of the documents referred to in § 2 para. 4,point 1- b and c.


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