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INFORMATION FOR THE PARENTS OF UNDER-AGE STUDY CANDIDATES

Dear Parents,

An under-age person does not have the right to sign any admission-related documents or take up studies at the University of Silesia on their own. Any official documents must be signed by parents, legal custodians or proxies on behalf of an under-age candidate.

If parents or legal custodians cannot come to Poland to sign the necessary documents, they must agree in writing for the child to sign necessary documents required to take up and continue studies on their own. Parents’ or legal custodians’ consent can be expressed by statement in Polish signed by both parents or legal custodians. The template form is available here. This kind of statement can be signed by the parents or legal custodians as long as they fully understand the content of the signed document. When submitting the parents’ statement at the University of Silesia in line with the template, the candidate should produce their own birth certificate (or its copy) and documents confirming the parents’ identity (or their copies).

The consent must be signed by both parents.  If one parent is missing, death certificate or document confirming the termination of parental rights should be produced. In the case of legal custodians, a document from the court confirming the legal custodian status should be produced.

 

Who should be present during the enrolment of an under-age person?

For the enrolment, an under-age student should arrive with their parents/legal custodians, who will sign in person the statement of approval to take up studies.

On the basis of this document, the candidate may personally sign a personal questionnaire and statement on payment conditions.

Can a parent/legal custodian enrol an under-age candidate without their presence?

Yes. In such case, both parents/legal custodians shall sign the statement, personal questionnaire and statement on payment conditions in the presence of a University employee.

Can an under-age candidate arrive for the enrolment by themselves?

Yes. However, in such case they must carry a statement signed by both parents.

Important Information In the case of admission process to more than one degree programme, every enrolment requires a separate statement.

What should be done in the case when neither a candidate, nor a parent/legal custodian can appear?

In such a situation, the parent/legal custodian may appoint a proxy, who will deliver the statement (with parents’ signatures) on their behalf. The proxy must carry a power of attorney signed by parents/legal custodians. On the basis of this document, the candidate may sign the personal questionnaire and statement on payment conditions.

Important Information In the case of admission process to more than one degree programme, every enrolment requires a separate statement.

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