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Admission procedure for international students to full-time 1st, 2nd and long-cycle studies in English for the academic year 2019-2020


If you come from abroad and you have a different nationality than Polish – you can find here the most important information on how to apply and what documents you need to do it.

A website is dedicated to people who can study in Poland under the same rules as Polish citizens. That means that full-time studies in Polish are free of charge, but for part-time studies or studies in English tuition fee applies. The amount of payment is given in description of each programme.

If you have Pole’s Card (Karta Polaka), confirmation of Polish origins, a permanent residence card or EU long-term residence, you have been granted refugee status or a subsidiary protection in Poland, you are a citizen of one of the European Union or EFTA countries or a family member of a migrant worker living in Poland – you are on the right website. More details about study possibilities under those rules can be found in the Polish legal act Law about higher education (article 323 and 324). If you are not sure if you have rights to study on the same terms as Polish citizens do – you can always contact International Relations Office (IRO).

The Republic of Poland scholarship holders shall register in IRK system

Candidates applying for studies as holders of Stefan Banach scholarship, Ignacy Łukasiewicz scholarship or those who are exempted from tuition fees shall go to

If you do not have documents from the list above – you can study only on tuition fee basis. Please go to: for more information. The tuition fee for studies at the University of Lodz is about 2000-3000 EUR per year depending on the field of study.

How to start

Firstly you have to register in our on-line application system (IRK). Please, be aware that your name and surname must be written as it is in your passport. After that you have to choose the study fieldYou have to pay the recruitment fee with amount of 85 PLN per every programme you are applying for.

After you pay the recruitment fee and your school-leaving certificate is issued abroad you have to remember to finish your application by uploading documents – you can do this in the step no. 1. Documents that must be upload in the system:

1. school-leaving certificate/ diploma with transcript of records;

2. polish translation of school-leaving certificate/ diploma with transcript of records;

3. passport (or ID if you are EU citizen);

4. document which allows to study under same rules as Polish citizens (Pole’s Card, confirmation of Polish origins, permanent residence card, EU national ID, other);

5. a Polish / an English language certificate.

Due to necessity of converting grades from your school certificates/diplomas we kindly ask to upload documents as soon as possible (latest until the last day of recruitment, until 12:00 CET). Please inform IRO that documents have been uploaded in system.

Dean of the Faculty to which a candidate applies, indicates and converts grades form high school leaving certificate/diploma obtained abroad. Grades calculated by the Dean are put in the IRK system by the UL’s Student Service Centre. Please note that in order apply for some programmes, grade from Polish language in high school certificate is required.

I am in! – what’s next?

If after recruitment process you can see in your account an information that you are qualified to study at UL you must deliver originals of documents listed below as soon as possible to International Relations Office (until the date written in recruitment schedule):

1.  singed application form for appropriate programme printed out from the IRK online enrolment platform,

2.  an original of the high school leaving certificate or the Bachelor’s degree diploma, stamped with an Apostille (or legalized in a Polish Embassy in its country of origin*),

3.  an original of the eligibility statement stating that certificate/diploma gives the right to study at the university level or continue education on Master’s level in the country it was issued stamped by the Higher Education Authorities (not applicable for EU/ EEA/OECD countries, Ukraine, Belarus and China),

4.  a formal certificate of proficiency Polish or English language,

5.  a copy of the passport (page with a picture),

6.  1 photo,

7.  a copy of the document that entitles the applicant to study at the same rules as Polish citizen’s (Pole’s Card, permanent residence card, EU national ID, other),

8.  a valid proof of health insurance for basic medical treatment in Poland,

9. a valid visa or a residence permit (Karta Pobytu), or any other document that entitles the applicant to stay legally in Poland,

10. a statutory obligation (link).

11. Referral of the Republic of Poland scholarship (applies to its holders).

* Secondary education certificates issued by some countries require recognition process (nostryfikacja) at the Board of Education (it is not applicable to certificates from the EU, the EEA, OECD, Ukraine, Belarus and China).

Only after presenting the originals of the above mentioned documents, a candidate will officially become student of the University of Lodz. Please bear in mind that due to Polish law’s requirement documents will have to be translated by a sworn translator into Polish after your arrival to Poland.


BA studies (1st cycle) and long cycle (5 years) studies

-    registration, uploading documents in the system and payment of a registration fee: 8th of May 2019 till 8th of July 2019;

-    list of selected candidates – 16th of July 2019

-    submitting original documents – 17th July 2019 to 20st of July 2019

-    documents sent by traditional post will be accepted until 23th of July 2019 (with a post stamp at 20th of July 2019).

- list of admitted candidates – 26th July 2019.


MA studies (2nd cycle)

-      registration, uploading documents in system and payment of a registration  fee: 8th of May 2019 to 15th of July 2019;
-      Entrance exams/interviews – 19th of July 2019
-      List of selected candidates – 24th of July 2018 
-      submitting the originals of documents – 25th July 2019 to 29th of July 2019
-    Documents sent by traditional post will be accepted until 1st of August 2019 (with a post stamp at 29th of August 2019).
- list of admitted candidates – 2nd August 2019.


Place to submit documents and main contact:
International Relations Office
at the University of Lodz
3 Uniwersytecka Street, room no. 1
90-137 Łódź
tel.: (+48 42) 635 42 37




Bank account

details of University of Lodz


Name of the bank: II O/ŁódŹ PeKaO SA

Bank address: 270 Piotrkowska Str., 90-361 Łódź


Where to live

All students have a right to apply for a place in a dormitory. Candidates wanting to get a place in the dormitory, please submit the filled in application form with the rest of documents for studies. The decision about granting the place in dormitory will be sent to you at the end of August. The cost of dormitories is from 280 to 440 PLN per month (depends on the dormitory).

Attachment no. 1  - sample of the accommodation request 



Those of students who study under the same rules as Polish citizens do (an exception – see below), can apply for a social scholarship, a social scholarship for the disabled students and allowance. If you wish to apply for any of scholarships mentioned above please contact a Students Service Centre:

THE EXCEPTION: Students from EU countries members and EFTA with their families can not apply for those scholarships.

Attachment no. 1  - a sample of the accomodation request

Attachment no. 2 - a sample of the statutory obligation



1.      Law by 20th of July 2018 on higher education and science;

2.      UL’s Senate Decree on rules of payment for educational services at the University of Lodz;

3.      UL’s Senate Decree on rules of payments for educational services at the University of Lodz by foreign citizens;

4.      Rules of admission procedure for 1st year of studies of 1st cycle, 2nd cycle and long-term studies at the University of Lodz.

 Useful links and informations

Law on higher education and science

School of Polish for Foreign Students

More information on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)

SmartUni mobile app

Guide for international students

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