The course is designed for foreigners willing to study the humanities in Poland, in the Polish language. It is designed both for people who do not speak Polish and those who need to improve proficiency in Polish to begin their studies. The aim of the course is to prepare the candidates in their oral and written skills to meet the requirements of higher education in Poland.
The course consists of two kinds of classes. One is focused on general language skills, while the other develops specialized vocabulary, depending on the choice of students. The School does not offer any University Preparation Courses in the chosen field, however in the second semester the School can – if it is possible – help to arrange students' participation in seminars and lectures at the chosen faculty as a part of the language training.
The course begins in October and lasts two semesters: from October to the end of January and from the middle of February to the end of June. The course covers 780 hours. The first type of classes focused on general language skills covers 600 hours, i. e. 300 hours par semester. The second type of classes focused on developing specialized vocabulary covers 180 hours.
The classes take place five days a week, 6 schools hours (45 minutes) every day.
Students must pass end-if-the-term tests in the end of each semester. To receive certificates of course completion students must pass the final test. The certificate of course completion is a document assessing students' knowledge of Polish language.
Rules of participation
Each scholarship holder or any person planning to study in Poland that needs to develop proficiency in Polish can participate in the course.
To participate in the course one must:
- be a minimum age of 18 years and have completed secondary education;
- have visa or permit of stay at the territory of the Republic of Poland for the duration of the course;
- fill in the registration form for the course and send it to the School;
- pay a registration fee of 50 Euros and the tuition fee.
The tuition fee for the course is 2000 Euros (780 hours).
Upon request, the School will assist students to book a place in a residence hall for the duration of the course. It will be paid separately.
The School does not take responsibility for visas or permit of stay. The only documents that can be issued by the School are: the acceptance letter qualifying for the Polish language course and, secondly, a certificate of participation at the course.
The course is being offered when there is a group of minimum 6 students. For the groups of five or more candidates, representing a certain institution, the course can be designed to suit the needs of the group: time, place and course material.
The application form is available here.