Prepare all documents
Obtaining or preparing some documents is a time-consuming activity, especially during the pandemic. Therefore, it is advisable to start as soon as possible. Also, remember that you will need scans of all these documents during the admission process.
First check whether the country which issued your graduation diploma has acceded to the 1961 Hague Convention on the abolition of the requirement of legalization of foreign official documents (https://www.hcch.net/en/instruments/conventions/status-table/?cid=41).
- if the country where you graduated has acceded to the Hague Convention, we expect only the Apostille, which is the appropriate stamp on the diploma or on a separate document. You will obtain it in your ministry responsible for student education or in another government agency. If you are currently not in the country which issued your diploma, check whether this country provides the Apostille by their consulates or embassies. If not, you will have to obtain it by mail.
- if the country in which you graduated has not acceded to the Hague Convention, you will need to have your diploma legalized. This is usually related to two stages. The first one is associated with the confirmation of the diploma in the relevant ministry or agency, and then legalization at the consulate of the Republic of Poland in the country in which you graduated. Contact the Polish consulate to check which procedure applies to you.