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Admission procedure for international students to full-time 1st, 2nd and long-cycle studies in English for the academic year 2017-2018

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  If you are interested in enrollment at University of Lodz, you would have to sign up through IRK system www.rekrutacja.uni.lodz.pl. International Students from European Union

For more information about admission process please visit the International Students Office website www.iso.uni.lodz.pl or if you have any questions contact us via e-mail: iso@uni.lodz.pl,  tel. (+48) 42 635-42-37.

 

  If you are interested in enrollment at University of Lodz, you would have to sign up through Admission IRK system www.admission.uni.lodz.plInternational Students from outside European Union

For more information about admission process please visit the International Students Office website www.iso.uni.lodz.pl or if you have any questions contact us via e-mail: iso@uni.lodz.pl,  tel. (+48) 42 635-42-37.

 

 

Terms of Studying in Poland

I. The right to apply for admission and study or participation in academic research and courses on equal terms with Polish citizens has been granted to:

  • Holders of a valid Polish Card [Karta Polaka] (as well as on conditions stipulated in Part II);

  • Foreigners granted the settlement permit/permanent residence permit;

  • Foreigners with a refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland;

  • Foreigners provided temporary protection within the territory of the Republic of Poland;

  • Immigrant employees who are citizens of: a European Union member state, the Swiss Confederation or a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) being a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area - as well as their family members resident in the Republic of Poland;

  •  Foreigners granted a European Communities long-term residence permit within the territory of the Republic of Poland;

  •  Foreigners granted  temporary residence permit within the territory of the Republic of Poland due to any of the circumstances stipulated in  Article 127, Article 159 Part 1, or Article 186 Part 1 Point 3 and/or 4 of the Act of 12 December 2013: Law on Foreigners (Journal of Laws (Dz. U.) Year 2013, Item 1650 with changes);

  •  Foreigners provided subsidiary protection within the territory of the Republic of Poland;

  •  Citizens of the European Unionand or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as well as their family members granted permanent residence permit;

    Foreigners who hold: a valid residence card endorsed with „employment market access” statement, or a Schengen visa, or a Polish national stay visa for employment – may undertake and pursue studies on a tuition fee basis. Such persons shall not be entitled to social aid grants, disability aid grants, or social assistance grants.

    Citizens of the European Union or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as well as their family members – who possess funds necessary to cover the cost of living during their study period, may undertake and pursue studies: on the same conditions as Polish citizens, with the exception that they shall not be entitled to social aid grants, disability aid grants, or social assistance grants - as well as on conditions stipulated in Part II. 

     

II. Other persons may study in Poland as:

  • Polish scholarship holders

  • individuals on a fee-paying basis

  • free from tuition fee payment and scholarship benefits

  • as the free-from tuition fee payment holders of scholarship from their country of origin

  • as the holders of scholarship from an educational institution

Candidates applying for studies in English must present a certificate confirming knowledge of English language at the level B2 or higher, but only if his/her education was conducted in language other than English.

 

For candidates who are European Union citizens, or holders of the Polish Card, or have been granted settlement protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland – and so they have the right to apply on equal terms with Polish citizens.

 

Stage I

The applicant registers at the IRK online enrollment platform (please enter your name and surname with the same spelling as in your Passport, national ID), and pays the application fee of 60 PLN per each field of study (if more than one is selected). If the applicant is a holder of a foreign secondary education certificate, upon registering he/she should bring (or send via e-mail) a copy of this certificate, (and, for second-cycle studies, a Bachelor’s degree) translated into Polish or English, language certificate and copy of passport to the International Relations Office (iso@uni.lodz.pl ; Room no. 12p, 21/23 Matejki Street).
ATTENTION: due to the fact that your grades have to be converted we kindly ask to send us your documents as soon as possible (until the last day of registration till 12pm CET the latest).

In the case of enrollment for first-cycle studies, or long-cycle degree studies, Dean of the appropriate Faculty indicate and convert the grades from domestic secondary education certificate. In the case of the enrollment for second-cycle studies, the Dean of the appropriate Faculty recognize, or convert, the grade(s) (and/or the average score), from the foreign degree. A description of the domestic grading system, or a conversion table for the domestic grades to their Polish counterparts: eg. "A+ - celujący; F - niedostateczny, etc."; will be highly appreciated.

The grades converted and recognized by the Dean, are then, upon acceptance from the Rector of the UL, included into the IRK platform by a UL database administrator.

 

Stage II

After the applicant goes through the online recruitment registration stage, and he/she gets qualified for the chosen field(s) of study, we reach the Stage II, at which the following documents should be delivered (the exact deadline is stated in the enrollment schedule) to our International Relations Office:

- application form generated and printed out from the IRK online enrolment platform with the name of the programme to which the candidate has applied for - signed once completed;,

- an original of the secondary education certificate, and/or the Bachelor’s degree certificate, stamped with Apostille (or legalized in a Polish Embassy in its country of origin),

- official confirmation of the certificate(s) holder’s eligibility for admission to (first- or second-cycle) studies at a higher education institution in the country of origin of the education certificate(s),

- a certificate of proficiency in the English language,

- a payment receipt for 60 PLN per each study field,

- a copy of the passport or ID (page with a picture),

- a copy of the document that gives the right to apply for studies on the same terms as Polish citizens (Pole’s Card, permanent residence permit etc.),

- 2 photographs,

- a valid proof of health insurance valid for basic medical care in Poland, or a proof of Polish origin issued by a Polish Consulate,

– a medical examination certificate (i.e. a general practitioner’s check-up) stating there are no health contraindications for undertaking studies on chosen field of studies at the University of Lodz Appendix 2; Moreover the candidate applying for the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection or Faculty of Chemistry will have to do the medical check-up after arriving to Poland with the previously picked up referral from the University of Lodz,

- statutory obligation (Appendix 3),

- dormitory application form if needed (Appendix 4),

The nostrification (ie. recognition) of the foreign secondary education certificate (at the Lodz Board of Education), or of the foreign Bachelor’s degree (at the appropriate UL Faculty) must be obtained before the end of the first semester.

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

 

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE – STEP BY STEP

  • Register on-line to IRK enrolment platform.

    Before you register read carefully the regulations and accept them.

    PLEASE NOTE that if you do not have your PESEL number, the system will automatically generate an artificial one for you, starting with: 007xxxxxxxx

  • Sign in to your personal account by using the login given to you by the system (007xxxxxxxx) or by your real PESEL number.

  • Complete your personal and contact details such as address, number of your ID (passport, identity card), etc.

    Complete your educational details such as type of diploma entitling to undertake studies, date of issue, name of your school, etc.

    If you have your school certificate from abroad (other country than Poland) in the system choose ‘Foreign maturity diploma’

  • Choose and register for the fields of study you would like to apply for.

  • Send to iso@uni.lodz.pl copy/scan of your secondary school leaving certificate/Bachelor’s diploma, language certificate and copy of passport.

    The grades converted and recognized by the Dean, are then, upon acceptance from the Rector of the UL, included into the IRK platform by a UL database administrator. All the grades which are entered into the IRK platform must be in polish grading system.

  • Pay the application fee of 60 PLN for each field of study. If you make the payment, use bank account number given in your individual registration account (button “payments’). Each candidate is provided with an individual bank account number, where the last 11 digits are candidate’s PESEL number which is the login number to the recruitment system 007xxxxxxxx. It is possible to print out a remittance form available in your individual registration account to make the payment at the bank or the post office.

    Remember if you do not pay the application fee on time you will not take part in the qualification procedure. It takes around 2-3 days to see at your personal IRK account that we have received the money.
  • Attach photo for Electronic Student’s ID. Photo should have the same format as for National ID 3,5x4,5 cm.

    To be sure that everything is correct and you will participate in the qualification procedure all the points in the „Registration step by step” should be marked with green positive mark (tick).
  • Participate in the qualification procedure.

  • After being initially accepted, submit required documents to the International Relations Office personally or send by post.

Receive decision on admission

  • EU and EFTA citizens receive decisions on admission issued by appropriate Faculty or institute Admission Committee.

  • Non-EU and EFTA citizens receive decisions on admission issued by the Rector. 

 

ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018:

Full-time first cycle or long cycle studies:

Important deadlines:

- Registration into the IRK online enrollment platform, and the application fee payment - from 9 May to 10 July 2017.

- Online publication of the lists of applicants qualified for studies – 18 July 2017.

- Submitting the documents - 19 July to 22 July 2017.

Documents sent by post are to be submitted till 25 July 2017 (date as postmarked - 22 July 2017).

Full-time second-cycle studies:

Important deadlines:

- Registration into the IRK online enrollment platform, and the application fee payment - from 9 May to 17 July 2017.

- Entrance exams/Interviews - 21 July 2017.

- Online publication of the lists of applicants qualified for studies – 26 July 2017.

- Submitting the documents - from 27 July to 31 July 2017

Documents sent by post are to be submitted till 3 August 2017 (date as postmarked - 31 July 2017).

Optional second deadline – the decision is made by the Institutional Recruitment Committee on the motion of a departmental recruitment committee: if a department fails to reach the admission limits for the first deadline, there is a possibility for a second recruitment session.

 

For candidates from outside the EU, or holders of a temporary residence permit – studies on a tuition fee basis.

The applicant registers at the ADMISSION IRK online enrollment platform and uploads required documents (please enter your name and surname with the same spelling as in your Passport). www.admission.uni.lodz.pl

Deadline for sending applications – 15 July 2017

If you are a holder of a temporary residence permit you can take up studies only on tuition fee basis. The tuition fee per one academic year is 2000 - 3000 EUR (depending on the study programme). A candidate who undertakes studies on the tuition fee basis at the University of Lodz, shall pay study fees whose amount in the first study year is increased by the equivalent of 120 Euro, regardless of the number of programmes started by the student. The amount of the increased payment is non-refundable.

 

Stage I

The applicant chooses the study programme and uploads a copy of his high school certificate, (and, for second-cycle studies, a Bachelor’s degree) and transcript of records translated into Polish or English as well as application form (personal details form) with the information about study programme chosen by the candidate in to the ADMISSION IRK online enrollment platform or brings to the International Relations Office (Room no. 12p, 21/23 Matejki Street). On rare occasions when having problems with the ADMISSION IRK online platform you may contact us directly and send documents via e-mail to iso@uni.lodz.pl or postal service. At this stage the candidate is asked to pay the administrative fee of 20 Euro. The documents are considered on their merits by the Faculty Coordinator. A description of the domestic grading system, or a conversion table for the domestic grades to their Polish counterparts: eg. "A+ - celujący; F - niedostateczny, etc." will be highly appreciated.

Stage II

After being initially accepted, the candidate is asked to pay the tuition fee for studies increased by the equivalent of 100 Euro. The amount of the increase payment is non-refundable. A proof of payment must be returned to the International Students Office via Admission IRK platform. The candidate is sent a Confirmation Letter and asked to legalize his/her documents at the Polish Embassy. In order to receive a visa, the student needs to contact the Polish Embassy or Consulate appropriate for their country.

Upon his/her arrival in Poland, a student is required to present all the original documents listed below until 29.09.2017 the latest:

- application form (personal details form), printed out from the ADMISSION IRK online enrollment platform

- an original of the secondary education certificate, and/or the Bachelor’s degree certificate, stamped with Apostille (or legalized in a Polish Embassy in its country of origin),

- official confirmation of the certificate(s) holder’s eligibility for admission to (first- or second-cycle) studies at a higher education institution in the country of origin of the education certificate(s),

- a certificate of proficiency in the English language,

- a payment receipt for studies,

- a copy of the passport or ID (page with a picture),

- 2 photographs,

- a valid proof of health insurance valid for basic medical care in Poland, or a proof of Polish origin issued by a Polish Consulate,

- aa medical examination certificate (i.e. a general practitioner’s check-up) stating there are no health contraindications for undertaking studies on chosen field of studies at the University of Lodz Appendix 2; Moreover the candidate applying for the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection or Faculty of Chemistry will have to do the medical check-up after arriving to Poland with the previously picked up referral from the University of Lodz,

- a valid  visa, or a residence permit (Karta Pobytu), or any other document that entitles the applicant to stay in the Republic of Poland,

- statutory obligation (Appendix 3),

- dormitory application form if needed (Appendix 4).

The nostrification (ie. recognition) of the foreign secondary education certificate (at the Lodz Board of Education), or of the foreign Bachelor’s degree (at the appropriate UL Faculty) must be obtained before the end of the first semester.

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

 

Appendixes:

Appendix 1 – Application form for studies
Appendix 2 – Medical certificate
Appendix 3 – Statutory obligation
Appendix 4 – Accommodation request

 

Useful links and information

•    Law on Higher Education
•    Justification
•    Rules of study at the University of Lodz
•    The School of Polish for Foreign Students
•    SmartUni mobile application
•    Guide for international students
•    Join us on Facebook
•    Join us on vKontakte

Contact:

International Relations Office (Biuro Współpracy z Zagranicą)

ul. Matejki 21/23, room 12P

90-237 Łódź

e-mail: iso@uni.lodz.pl, tel: +48 42 635 42 37/36

 

University of Lodz bank details:

SWIFT PKOPPLPW  II O/Lodz PeKaO SA 90-361 Lodz, Piotrkowska 270

 

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