On a Fee-Paying Basis

Candidates should:

1. Register at UMCS Internet Recruitment System (;

2. Fill in the necessary data (name as shown in passport, permanent address, education, grades from the certificate of secondary education);

3. Choose the field of study you are applying for (it is possible to choose more than one field, but the highest priority should be given to the one which is more preferable);

4. Upload scanned copies of the certificate of secondary education (and Bachelor diploma for those applying to second-cycle studies) and a document confirming the candidate’s command of Polish language to the individual IRK profile;

5. Deliver the originals of all the necessary documents (listed below) to UMCS International Student Office;

6. Make a payment for the first semester by the 30th of September. The cost of studies amounts to 2200 EUR for each academic year unless specified otherwise.

List of necessary documents:

1. Candidate’s application form.

2. Personal questionnaire generated from the Internet Recruitment System.

3. Confirmation that the applicant has a fluent command of Polish language.

4. 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 was issued in a country which is a party 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.

5. 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.

6. Medical certificate (clean bill of health) establishing that there are no contraindications for the candidate to start education on the chosen faculty.

7. 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.

8. One current ID card-style 35x45 mm photographs.

The aforementioned documents should be submitted to the International Students Office (in Polish: Biuro ds. Obługi Studiów i Studentów Zagranicznych) residing at the following address:

D.S. Femina

ul. Langiewicza 20, ground floor

20-035 Lublin


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