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General Information

2019, March 12 - 12:01pm

 

Who is eligible?

The following are entitled to study under the same terms as Polish citizens:

  • holders of the Karta Polaka (Polish Card) or persons who have received a decision regarding Polish origin;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted right of permanent residence in the Republic of Poland;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted refugee status in the Republic of Poland;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted temporary asylum on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted supplementary asylum in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted a long-term EU resident permit;
  • non-Polish citizens who have been granted right of temporary residence under circumstances set out in 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 2017 item 2206 and 2282, Journal of Laws 2018 items 107, 138 and 771);
  • EU citizens, citizens of EFTA countries and Swiss citizens with the right of permanent residence, and family members* living in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • non-Polish citizens who are spouses, ascendants or descendants of Polish citizens, resident in Poland;
  • non-Polish citizens who hold a certificate confirming knowledge of Polish as a foreign language, issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language – minimum C1 level.

* A non-Polish citizen (EU or a non-EU citizen) is considered a family member if he/she is:

  • the spouse of an EU citizen,
  • an immediate descendant of an EU citizen or his/her spouse, up to 21 years of age or dependent on an EU citizen or his/her spouse,
  • an immediate ascendant of an EU citizen or his/her spouse, dependent on an EU citizen or his/her spouse. 

 

Persons who meet one of the above criteria may take part in admissions via the IRK (Internet Candidate Registration) system in accordance with the deadlines which apply to Polish citizens.

Persons who do not meet the above criteria are requested to contact us at: fso@ug.edu.pl .

 

Necessary documentation

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 secondary school leaving certificate / high school diploma authorising the bearer to undertake university studies, certified as authentic by the University of Gdańsk or a notary public and accompanied by certification in the form of legalisation * or an apostille**.

A candidate who has taken the 2019 International Baccalaureate or the European Baccalaureate and is awaiting a diploma should file a statement regarding the results of the baccalaureate exam which qualify him/her to be issued with a diploma. A copy of the diploma (original available for inspection) should then be submitted to the appropriate dean’s office no later than 1 October 2019, and in the case of admissions ending after this date, within 7 days from receiving the decision of acceptance to study;

  • a Polish translation of the certificate/diploma;
  • nostrification of school-leaving certificate/high-school diploma (if required)***;
  • in the case of citizens of countries not part of the European Union, the Swiss Confederation or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), a copy of one of the documents listed below, certified as authentic by the University of Gdańsk or a notary public:

- Polish Card (Karta Polaka),

- residence card (with the decision containing the legal basis for the granting of this document, should the document not confirm permanent resident status),

- decision regarding Polish origin,

- document confirming the type and degree of kinship with a citizen of the Republic of Poland (spouse/ascendant/descendant)

- on condition of being resident in Poland,

- certificate confirming knowledge of Polish as a foreign language, issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language – minimum C1 level;

  • recent colour photograph (35 mm x 45 mm), bareheaded, against a light background (national ID or passport photo).

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 the 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;
  • document confirming knowledge of Polish at minimum B1 level. Should the University of Gdańsk be unable to verify a given document, the candidate will be asked to take an exam testing their knowledge of the Polish language, specified in point 5;
  • a document certifying completion of university studies taught in Polish;
  • positive result in the exam on the knowledge of the Polish language taken before a committee appointed by the Dean of the UG’s Faculty of Languages or the Director of the UG’s Foreign Languages Centre;
  • higher education diploma in Polish philology;
  • secondary school leaving certificate obtained in the Polish education system;
  • secondary school leaving certificate (allowing studies to be undertaken) which includes Polish language as a subject.

 

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, accompanied by certification in the form of legalisation* or an apostille**. Photocopies of the certificate/diploma must be certified as authentic by the University of Gdańsk or a notary public;
  • an original or photocopy of a student’s book or a supplement/transcript/list of grades, certified as authentic by the University of Gdańsk or a notary public – in case of admissions to fields of study where a grade average constitutes one of the qualifying criteria;
  • nostrification of the certificate/diploma (nostrification is not required for certificates/diplomas recognised on the basis of international agreements or on the basis of Article 326, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Law on Higher Education of 20 July 2018);
  • a translation into Polish 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 one of the criteria for the course chosen is grade-point average from previous studies);
  • in the case of citizens of countries not part of the European Union, the Swiss Confederation or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), a copy of one of the documents listed below, certified as authentic by the University of Gdańsk or a notary public:

- Polish Card (Karta Polaka),

- residence card (with the decision containing the legal basis for the granting of this document, should the document not confirm permanent resident status),

- decision regarding Polish origin,

- document confirming the type and degree of kinship with a citizen of the Republic of Poland (spouse/ascendant/descendant)

- on condition of being resident in Poland,

- certificate confirming knowledge of Polish as a foreign language, issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language – minimum C1 level;

  • recent colour photograph (35 mm x 45 mm), bareheaded, against a light background (national ID or passport photo).

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 the 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;
  • document confirming knowledge of Polish at minimum B1 level. Should the University of Gdańsk be unable to verify a given document, the candidate will be asked to take an exam testing their knowledge of the Polish language, specified in point 5;
  • a document certifying completion of university studies taught in Polish;
  • positive result in the exam on the knowledge of the Polish language taken before a committee appointed by the Dean of the UG’s Faculty of Languages or the Director of the UG’s Foreign Languages Centre;
  • higher education diploma in Polish philology;
  • school leaving certificate obtained in the Polish education system;
  • school leaving certificate (allowing studies to be undertaken) which includes Polish language as a subject.

 

*Legalisation is confirmation of the authenticity of a document (e.g. certificate or diploma) issued in a different country. Legalisation is required with regard to documents from countries which have not adopted the convention abolishing the requirement of legalisation and for which an apostille consequently cannot be issued. Documents are generally legalised by a Polish consul in the country in which they were issued. A list of Polish diplomatic posts is available at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.   

 

**Apostille is a certificate on the basis of which official documents (such as certificates or diplomas) issued in one country are deemed legal in another. This applies to countries which have adopted the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents of 5 October 1961. An apostille is obtained in the country which issued a given document. A list of counties covered by the convention and institutions issuing apostilles is available at the website of the Hague Conference.

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

1. Certificates obtained through 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 recognised 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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Hungary, 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).

 

Admission procedure

The admissions process

Admissions for candidates eligible for education under the same terms which apply to Polish citizens take place via the Internet Registration of Candidates (IRK). Registration and logging into the system are available at www.irk.ug.edu.pl

The candidate for studies sets up an individual account with IRK (registration), completes the data necessary for the registration process and enrols for courses of study on the dates assigned. He/she also pays an admissions fee to an individual account number generated by the IRK system. After a list of candidates enrolled for a given course of study is announced in the IRK system, the candidate provides the faculty admissions committee with the complete set of required documents. The dates on which the lists are announced and contact information for particular committees will be constantly updated on the website.

NOTE

In order to convert grades from a foreign school certificate or diploma according to the point scale applied at the UG, you should contact the Admissions Office before entering the points into the IRK system and no later than three working days before the end of registration to a given course of study. The staff at the Admissions Office will recalculate the grades from a foreign school certificate or diploma within three working days from receiving such a request (accompanied by scans/photocopies of the appropriate documents and Polish translations). 

 

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).

Admissions 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, consideration 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.

Bachelor's degree studies are open to holders of a secondary-school leaving certificate (matura certificate) or an equivalent entitling the holder to enrol in such programmes in Poland.

Please do not enter your grades into the IRK system yourself but contact the Admissions Office to recalculate the results obtained on your diploma to a Polish grading scale ─ no later than 3 working days before the end of registration for a given field of study.

 

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.

Please do not enter your grades into the IRK system yourself but contact the Admissions Office to recalculate the results obtained on your diploma to a Polish grading scale ─ no later than 3 working days before the end of registration for a given field of study.

 

Fees

Admission fee

The admission fee is ................ PLN for every course of study and is regulated by the appropriate Rector’s decree.

For the total sum of admission 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.

Admission fees can be paid at a bank, in a post office, or at the UG cash office (cash payments only – address: UG’s Rector’s Office, 80-309 Gdańsk, ul. Bażyńskiego 8, room 307, third floor, from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 14:00). 

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 (admission fee)

For candidates transferring admission fees from foreign bank accounts:

IBAN - PL

BIC/SWIFT – PKOPPLPW

 

Unregistered admission fees

It may take several days for the transferred sum 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 the original proof of payment to the Admission Office or the admission commitee for your chosen course of studies
    or
  • send a scan or a photograph of proof of payment to the following e-mail address:
    oplata.rekrutacyjna@ug.edu.pl

The proof of payment will then be given the status of ‘provisional – proof of payment provided’ in the IRK system and on this basis the Candidate may provisionally take part in admissions.

Should a given course of study require an examination or interview and should the admission fee not yet be visible in your account, you should appear for the examination with proof of payment. A member of the admissions committee should then sign the back of the payment form.

If you do not pay the admission fee, you cannot take part in the admissions procedure. 

 

Student ID fee

After the Candidate has been admitted to a course of study, his/her data will be exported into the ‘Student Portal’ system. The Candidate will be informed of this fact by an email containing logging data.

The ‘Payments’ section of the Student Portal provides the bank account number to which the student ID fee should be paid.

The ‘Electronic ID’ section provides information on fees.

Should you have any questions or problems connected with payment for the Student ID, contact the following address: pshelp@ug.edu.pl

 

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are regulated each year by a decree issued by the Rector.

As soon as the decree for the year 2019/2020 is issued, we will publish the fees on this site.

 

Course of study in English Installement* Per semester Per year

Cultural Communication - bachelor studies

 

 

 

Criminology and criminal justice - bachelor studies

 

 

 

European Business Administration - bachelor studies

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Finance and Accounting - master studies

 

 

 

European and International Business Law - master studies (part-time studies)

 

 

 

Intercultural and Business relations in Europe - bachelor studies

 

 

 

International Economics Relations -  specialization in International Business - bachelor studies

 

 

 

International Economics Relations -  specialization in International Business -  master studies

 

 

 

* - 6 installements per academic year