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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Studying in Poland

Studying in Poland is possible for persons possessing documents confirming that they have obtained secondary or higher education entitling them to study at university level in the country where these documents were issued. There are no age limits, you may start studying in Poland irrespective of how old you are.

In Poland, universities offer programmes at undergraduate graduate levels as well as long-cycle MA/MSc programmes

Undergraduate programmes are divided into:

  • BA/BSc programmes, which give you the title of ‘licencjat’, i.e. BA/BSc (studying time: 3 years);
  • BEng programmes, which give you the title of ‘inżynier’, i.e. BEng (studying time: 3.5 years).

Graduate programmes are divided into:

  • post-BA/BSc programmes, which give you the title of ‘magister’, i.e. MA/MSc (studying time: 2 years);
  • post-BEng programmes, which give you the title of ‘magister inżynier’, i.e. MEng (studying time: 1.5 years).

Long-cycle MA/MSc programmes last 5 years and give you the title of ‘magister’, i.e. MA/MSc. The University of Silesia offers the following long-cycle MA/MSc programmes:

  • Graphic Arts;
  • Pedagogy: Early School Education and Pre-School Education;
  • Special Education;
  • Law;
  • Psychology;
  • Cinematography, Directing and Art Photography;
  • Theology.

Candidates who wish to start undergraduate or long-cycle MA/MSc programmes have to possess a secondary school-leaving certificate (equivalent to Polish matura) or a different document that entitles them to start undergraduate or long-cycle MA/MSc programmes in the country where it was issued.

Candidates who wish to start graduate programmes have to possess a BA, BSc, BEng, MA, MSc or MEng diploma, including a supplement specifying their grades, or a different document that entitles them to start graduate programmes in the country where it was issued.

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