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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Required documents

If you cannot appear in person at the dean’s office when you receive the information on being accepted for the 1 year of the programme of your choice, you can ask another person to do it for you. However, this person will have to present a written power of attorney (see a specimen) signed by you.
Please note that a candidate who does not register and submit the documents by the specified deadline will be rejected!

Undergraduate programmes and long-cycle MA/MSc programmes Undergraduate programmes and long-cycle MA/MSc programmes
    • a personal data form including your photo: printed from the IRK system and signed by you;
    • a xerox copy of your matura certificate, IB certificate, EB certificate or an equivalent certificate from abroad. Bring both the original certificate and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original.
    • Candidates who possess a supplement to their matura certificate or an official document specifying the results for each subject will also have to submit it. Bring both the original certificate and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original.
    • 1 up-to-date, colour photo printed on paper, in accordance with the requirements that apply for Polish personal IDs;
    • 1 photo in the electronic form, the same as the photo printed on paper. The candidate has to upload his/her photo to his/her candidate’s account in the IRK system after s/he is accepted for the programme of his/her choice and then print the personal data form including the photo;
    • doctor’s certificate: only for the programmes that require candidates to undergo medical exams;
    • nuns and monks applying for theology submit the consent of their direct superior;
    • winners and finalists of scientific “Olympics” at the national level who are exempt from the normal qualification procedure submit a certificate confirming the position that they won;
    • winners of international and national contests who are exempt from the normal qualification procedure submit a certificate confirming the position that they won.
Graduate programmes Graduate programmes
    • a personal data form including your photo: printed from the IRK system and signed by you;
    • a xerox copy of your BA, BSc, BEng, MA, MSc or MEng diploma. Bring both the original diploma and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original.
    • a xerox copy of the supplement to your BA, BSc, BEng, MA, MSc or MEng diploma, if it is required for the qualification procedure but has not been submitted at earlier stages of the admission process. Bring both the original document and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original.
    • a certificate confirming the average calculated from the grades you received issued by the authorities of the university/college you graduated from, if the average is one of the admission criteria (to be submitted if the average is not specified in the supplement to the diploma);
    • 1 up-to-date, colour photo printed on paper, in accordance with the requirements that apply for Polish personal IDs;
    • 1 photo in the electronic form, the same as the photo printed on paper. The candidate has to upload his/her photo to his/her candidate’s account in the IRK system after s/he is accepted the programme of his/her choice and then print the personal data form including the photo;
    • doctor’s certificate: only for the programmes that require candidates to undergo medical exams;
    • nuns and monks applying for theology submit the consent of their direct superior.
Candidates who possess a secondary school-leaving certificat(...) Candidates who possess a secondary school-leaving certificate or a university diploma from abroad

Candidates who possess a secondary school-leaving certificate or a university diploma from abroad submit the documents enumerated above plus the following:

    • a xerox copy of an administrative decision confirming that the document entitles the candidate to continue his/her education also at university level, if his/her right to study at university level is not stipulated under the relevant legal regulations or international agreements. Bring both the original document and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original. You can also apply to the Rector of the University of Silesia to prolong the deadline of submitting this decision until the end of the first semester, or even a later date, if necessary;
    • certification in the form of a legalization or an apostille, if the document was issued by an institution within the education system of a country that is a party to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 abolishing the legalization requirement for foreign official documents;
    • a xerox copy of a document stating that your secondary school-leaving certificate or university diploma entitles you to start or continue studying at university level in the country where it was issued, issued or certified by the school or educational establishment that you attended, by the educational authorities of the country where it was issued, or by any other body having the authority to issue such documents, if your right to study at university level is not specified in the certificate/diploma and it is not stipulated under the relevant legal regulations or international agreements. Bring both the original document and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original;
    • certified translations into Polish of your certificate or diploma and any other documents that you need to submit (if they are made in a foreign language).

Candidates who are not Polish citizens additionally have to submit:

    • a document confirming your knowledge of Polish (for programmes taught in Polish) or a foreign language (for programmes taught in this foreign language). You may submit the original or a xerox copy, if you are submitting a copy bring both the original document and the copy to the dean’s office, a university employee who accepts your documents will officially confirm that the copy you submit is identical with the original. Your knowledge of the required language may also be confirmed by other documents from the qualification procedure;
    • a document confirming the basis on which you should be admitted and study at the University of Silesia (e.g. the decision by the head of NAWA, for scholarship holders);
    • the candidate’s statement that s/he possesses documents confirming the basis of being exempt from fees, specified in Article 79 Section 1 Points 3 and 5 of the Act on Higher Education and Science of 20 July 2018 (Journal of Laws 2018, position 1668). When submitting this statement, you need to show the original documents at the dean’s office;
    • the candidate’s statement that s/he possesses the Polish Card (Karta Polaka). When submitting this statement, you need to show the original document at the dean’s office.

The detailed list of documents required from candidates who are not Polish citizens is available here: https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/cudzoziemcy/wymagane-dokumenty/

Resignation from studying at the University of Silesia Resignation from studying at the University of Silesia

If, for any reason, you decide not to study the programme you have applied for, please submit a written resignation statement (see specimen).
The statement should be submitted immediately after you receive the information that you have been accepted for the programme that you decide not to attend. Remember that there are still candidates on the waiting list who may want this place!
You can submit this statement in person at the relevant dean’s office, send it by regular mail to the faculty’s postal address or send a scan of it by e-mail to the Faculty Admission Commission (see ‘Kontakt do komisji’ on the list of accepted candidates).

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