List of application documents

  1. Personal questionnaire generated from the Online Registration System (we provide the details soon).
  2. Confirmation that the applicant has a fluent command of English language.
  3. Original/duplicate of certificate of secondary education (in the case of applying for bachelor studies) or original/duplicate of bachelor diploma (in the case of applying for 2nd degree master studies) as well as a recognition certificate issued by a Board of Education in Lublin or any other board of education adequate for the place of residence of the person applying for the recognition certificate.
    ATTENTION: Consulate of the Republic of Poland residing in a country in which the candidate's certificate of secondary education was issued must legalise the documents in order to make their recognition in Poland possible. If the candidate's certificate of secondary education or a bachelor's diploma was issued in a country which is a member of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, the legalisation process is performed in a form of apostille located on or enclosed to the document. According to a proper international treaty, if a foreign certificate of secondary education may be accepted as equivalent to Polish certificate of secondary education, the recognition is not required. In this case, it is sufficient to provide the certificate with apostille affixed thereto. International Baccalaureate Diplomas (IB) as well as European Baccalaureate Diplomas (EB) are equivalent to Polish certificate of secondary education. In this case, the recognition process is not required. The recognition of university graduation diplomas is performed by a council of a basic organisational UMCS unit, authorised to grant doctorate degree.

  4. Insurance policy, European Health Insurance Card or the candidate's obligation to join a health insurance in National Health Fund. Immediately after starting education at UMCS. 
    According to repatriation regulations, a foreigner of Polish origin can be insured by UMCS.
  5. Medical certificate (clean bill of health) establishing that there are no contraindications for the candidate to start education on the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology or Faculty of Chemistry.
  6. A copy of a passport (the page with a photograph and a number), visa or temporary residence card or other document qualifying the candidate for staying within the territory of the Republic of Poland.
  7. One current ID card-style 35x45 mm photographs.

Note: documents have to be translated into Polish by a sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators kept by the Polish Ministry of Justice (for documents, certificates, diplomas obtained abroad only).
Database of sworn translators maintained by the Polish Ministry of Justice:

Scanned copies of the aforementioned documents should be uploaded to the Online Registration System. If a candidate qualifies for study, documents should be submitted to the International Student Office (in Polish: Biuro ds. Obługi Studiów i Studentów Zagranicznych) residing at the following address:

UMCS International Students Office
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Lublin, Poland
DS. Grzes, ul. Langiewicza 24, rooms: 10-11
20-035 Lublin, Poland
tel./fax +48 81 537 29 26
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