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General Information

 

Who is eligible?

The following are entitled to study and to take part in research and development activities under the same conditions as Polish citizens [Law on Higher Education, July 27, 2005, Article 43 – unified text: Journal of Laws 2012, item 572, with later amendments]:

  • holders of the Karta Polaka (Polish Charter);
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted right of permanent residence in the Polish Republic; 
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted refugee status in the Polish Republic;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted temporary asylum on the territory of the Polish Republic;
  • migrant workers who are citizens of the EU, Switzerland, or EFTA countries – parties to the European Economic Area Agreement, that is Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway – and also members of their families if resident on the territory of the Polish Republic;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted on the territory of the Polish Republic long-term resident status within the EU;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted right of temporary residence under circumstances set out in Article 127, Article 159, paragraph 1, and Article 186, paragraph 1, points 3 and 4, of the Law on Foreigners of December 12, 2013 (Journal of Laws, item 1650);
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted supplementary asylum on the territory of the Polish Republic;
  • EU citizens, citizens of EFTA countries, and Swiss citizens, who have the right of permanent residence, and their families;
  • EU citizens, Swiss citizens, and EFTA citizens, and members of their families, who are in possession of funds sufficient to cover the costs of maintenance during their studies.

Persons who meet one of the above criteria can take part in recruitment via the IRK (Internet Candidate Registration) system in accordance with the deadlines applicable for Polish citizens.  

EU/EEA citizens and holders of a valid Karta Polaka (Polish Charter) can choose whether they wish to study as
Polish students or as foreign students. If they study on terms applicable to Polish citizens following full-time program at public tertiary level institutions, they do so free of charge or they pay fees applicable to Polish students, depending on the program of study. This, however, requires a sound knowledge of Polish and participation in the recruitment procedure.

 

Necessary documents

Bachelor's degree:

  • an application form, signed by the candidate, requesting admission, generated by and printed from the IRK system;
  • an original or photocopy of a school-leaving certificate/high-school diploma, entitling the holder to follow tertiary-level studies. A photocopy must be certified as authentic by the University or a notary public;
  • nostrification of the school-leaving certificate/high-school diploma (if required);*
  • certification in the form of legalization or an apostille if the document was issued by an institution functioning within the education system of a state that is a party to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, which removes the requirement of legalizing official foreign documents;
  • a sworn translation into Polish language of the certificate/diploma;
  • citizens of the EU, Switzerland, or EFTA countries – parties to the European Economic Area Agreement - a photocopy of passport or ID card
    citizens of other countries (entitled to study under the same conditions as Polish citizens) - a photocopy of passport and a residence permit (with the decision, which contains the legal basis for the granting of a document, if it's not a permanent residence permit) or passport and Polish Charter.
    All of these copies must be certified by the University or a notary public.

Candidates who do not have Polish citizenship, applying for admission to studies conducted in Polish, are additionally required to provide a document confirming the knowledge of the Polish language to the appropriate faculty or institute .

Documents confirming knowledge of Polish accepted at the University of Gdańsk:

  • certificate of completion of a one-year preliminary course preparing for studies in Polish language, granted by the schools appointed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education;
  • state certificate in Polish issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language;
  • certificate of knowledge of the Polish language obtained after completion of the course of Polish for foreigners;
  • a document certifying the completion of university studies taught in Polish;
  • positive result of the examination of the Polish language, conducted by the University of Gdańsk;
  • higher education diploma of Polish philology;
  • school leaving certificate obtained in the Polish education system;
  • school leaving certificate (entitling to undertake studies), that includes Polish language as one of the subjects.

 

Master's degree:

  • an application form, signed by the candidate, requesting admission, generated by and printed from the IRK system;
  • an original or photocopy of certificate/diploma of completion of tertiary-level studies, with a copy of a document that permits an assessment of the course and duration of those studies (for example, a supplement to the certificate/diploma, a list of subjects, a student’s grade book, or other document). A photocopy of the certificate/diploma must be certified as authentic by the University or a notary public;
  • nostrification of the certificate/diploma (nostrification is not required for certificates/diplomas that are recognized on the basis of international agreement, or on the basis of Article 191 a, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the legislation of July 27, 2005, the Law of Higher Education);
  • certification in the form of legalization or an apostille if the document was issued by an institution functioning within the education system of a state that is a party to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, which removes the requirement of legalizing official foreign documents;
  • a sworn translation translation into Polish language of: the certificate/diploma of completion of tertiary-level studies; a supplement to the certificate/diploma, a list of subjects or a student’s grade book (if for a chosen course, one of the criteria is grade-point average from previous studies);
  • citizens of the EU, Switzerland, or EFTA countries – parties to the European Economic Area Agreement - a photocopy of passport or ID card
    citizens of other countries (entitled to study under the same conditions as Polish citizens) - a photocopy of passport and a residence permit (with the decision, which contains the legal basis for the granting of a document, if it's not a permanent residence permit) or passport and Polish Charter.
    All of these copies must be certified by the University or a notary public.

*Nostrification is not necessary in the case of the following:

1.       Certificates obtained in the education systems of EU states, EFTA states, or OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) states, that is school-leaving certificates or high-school diplomas, matura-type certificates or diplomas, or other documents that entitle the bearer to apply for admission to university studies in the state, in the education system of which such a document was issued, or which were issued by a school or other educational institution recognized by the state, in the territory of which or in the education system of which that school or institution functions.   
   This applies to school-leaving certificates obtained in the following states: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Hungary,  the United Kingdom, and Italy.

2.       IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas, awarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva;

3.      EB (European Baccalaureate) diplomas, awarded by European Schools, in accordance with the Convention on the Status of European Schools, drawn up in Luxemburg on June 21, 1994 (Journal of  Laws, 2005, No. 3, item 10).

4.      Certificates set out in international agreements (the list of such agreements can be found on the website of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education - Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego).

Candidates who do not have Polish citizenship, applying for admission to studies conducted in Polish, are additionally required to provide a document confirming the knowledge of the Polish language to the appropriate faculty or institute .

Documents confirming knowledge of Polish accepted at the University of Gdańsk:

  • certificate of completion of a one-year preliminary course preparing for studies in Polish language, granted by the schools appointed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education;
  • state certificate in Polish issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language;
  • certificate of knowledge of the Polish language obtained after completion of the course of Polish for foreigners;
  • a document certifying the completion of university studies taught in Polish;
  • positive result of the examination of the Polish language, conducted by the University of Gdańsk;
  • higher education diploma of Polish philology;
  • school leaving certificate obtained in the Polish education system;
  • school leaving certificate (entitling to undertake studies), that includes Polish language as one of the subjects.
 

Admission procedure

  • Bachelor's degree:

- assessment of results obtained for a baccalaureate diploma/school-leaving certificate/high-school diploma (in the subject(s) required for a particular field of study).

Recruitment procedures for a given field of study in full-time studies take into consideration the best grade in the appropriate subject in a candidate’s high-school diploma (exam). In the event of there being no such grade, condiseration will be given to the grade given on the candidate’s school-leaving certificate, multiplied by a factor of 0.6, and then by the factor prescribed for the subject within the given field of studies.

Access to Bachelor's degree is open to holders of a secondary-school leaving certificate (matura certificate) or an equivalent entitling the holder to enroll in such programs in Poland.

Please do not enter your grades into the IRK system by yourself. Contact the Recruitment Office in order to have your grades converted into Polish equivalents.

 

  • Master's degree:

- assessment of results obtained on a tertiary-level institution diploma and/or

- an additional entrance exam (written or oral), aimed at assessment of language skills and knowledge related to a future course of studies and/or

- other criteria.

Access to Master's degree is open to holders of a licencjat (Bachelor) or inżynier (Engineer) degree, a Master’s degree (magister) or the equivalent of a Polish tertiary-level diploma entitling the holder to enroll in such programs in Poland.

 

Fees

RECRUITMENT FEE

The recruitment fee is 85  PLN for every course of study.

For the total sum of recruitment fees, check on “Płatności” (Payments) after registering for all the courses of study you wish to apply for.

These fees must be paid into an individual bank account given under “Płatności” (Payments) in the Candidate’s Panel in the IRK system.

Recruitment fees can be paid at a bank, in a post office, or at the UG cash office (UG Rektorat, 80-309 Gdańsk, ul. Bażyńskiego 8, third floor). 

Transfer details:

bank account for transfer: check your profile details on IRK (under “Płatności” [Payments])

payment should be made to: Uniwersytet Gdański, ul. Bażyńskiego 8, 80-309 Gdańsk

title of transfer: opłata rekrutacyjna (recruitment fee)

For candidates transferring recruitment fees from foreign bank accounts:

IBAN - PL

BIC/SWIFT – PKOPPLPW

It may take several days for the sum transferred to appear in the candidate’s IRK account (depending on the form of payment chosen by the candidate). If you think that you have transferred the fee correctly, but it has not been registered by the IRK system, on the final day of registration for a course of studies you must:

  • submit to the Recruitment Office or the recruitment commission for your chosen course of studies the original of proof of payment
    or
  • send a scan or a photograph of proof of payment to the following e-mail address:
    oplata.rekrutacyjna@ug.edu.pl

If you do not pay the recruitment fee, you can not take part in the recruitment procedure. 

 

TUITION FEES FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GDAŃSK IN PLN (academic year 2017/2018)

 

Course of study in English Installement* Per semester Per year

International Economics Relations -  specialization in International Business - bachelor studies

1 030,00 PLN

3 000,00 PLN

5 550,00 PLN

International Economics Relations -  specialization in International Business -  master studies

1 030,00 PLN

3 000,00 PLN

5 550,00 PLN

Mathematics; Mathematics, with a specialization in Economical Mathematics - bachelor studies

870,00 PLN

2 500,00 PLN

4 700,00 PLN

Medical Physics - bachelor studies

1 140,00 PLN

3 300,00 PLN

6 300,00 PLN

Physics - bachelor studies

1 140,00 PLN

3 300,00 PLN

6 300,00 PLN

Mathematics - master studies

870,00 PLN

2 500,00 PLN

4 700,00 PLN

Medical Physics - master studies

1 140,00 PLN

3 300,00 PLN

6 300,00 PLN

Physics - master studies

1 140,00 PLN

3 300,00 PLN

6 300,00 PLN

European Business Administration - bachelor studies

870,00 PLN

2 500,00 PLN

4 700,00 PLN

Finance and Accounting, with a specialization as Financial Analyst - bachelor studies

1 150,00 PLN

3 200,00 PLN

6 000,00 PLN

* - 6 installements per academic year