Required Documents

A list of all the documents candidates are required to submit is available in the IRK system. To enable the Faculty Admission Commission to evaluate you as a candidate, you have to upload scans of all the required documents to your individual account in the IRK system.

For Bachelor's studies:

  1. Secondary school leaving certificate (legalized or given an apostille) obtained abroad entitling to study at all types of universities in the country appropriate to the education system issuing the certificate. Document should be legalized or given an apostille and translated into Polish language by sworn (certified) translator. Candidate should also provide a statement that his school leaving certificate allows him to take up the first cycle studies in the country it was issued – if such a statement is not already written on the certificate.
  2. Document confirming competence in English language (for studies in English) or document confirming competence in Polish language (for studies in Polish).
  3. Health certificate stating that there are no restrictions against taking up studies in a given field (General Practitioner checkup) if required;
  4. Photo (45x35mm, passport format).
  5. ONLY for Arts majors - a portfolio of own work from the area of art involved in the chosen major, e.g. photographs, records, films etc.

 

For Master's studies:

  1. Bachelor's degree diploma (together with a supplement, if applicable) or another document of completion of studies abroad, which allow to start the second cycle studies in the country it was issued. Diploma should be legalized or given an apostille and translated into Polish language by sworn (certified) translator. Candidate should also provide a statement that his diploma allows him to take up the second cycle studies in the country it was issued – if such a statement is not already written on the diploma.
  2. Document confirming competence in English language (for studies in English) or document confirming competence in Polish language (for studies in Polish).
  3. Health certificate stating that there are no restrictions against taking up studies in a given field (General Practitioner checkup) – if required;
  4. Photo (45x35mm, passport format).
  5. ONLY for Arts majors - a portfolio of own work from the area of art involved in the chosen major, e.g. photographs, records, films etc.

 

For Doctoral studies:

  1. Master's degree diploma (together with a supplement, if applicable) or another document of completion of studies abroad, which allow to start the third cycle studies in the country it was issued. Diploma should be legalized or given an apostille and translated into Polish language by sworn (certified) translator. Candidate should also provide a statement that his diploma allows him to take up the third cycle studies in the country it was issued – if such a statement is not already written on the diploma.
  2. Document confirming competence in English language (for studies in English) or document confirming competence in Polish language (for studies in Polish).
  3. Photo (45x35mm, passport format).
  4. ONLY for Arts majors - a portfolio of own work from the area of art involved in the chosen major, e.g. photographs, records, films etc.

 

Please note! Before submitting your documents to the Faculty's Deans office you will have to verify them in the International Admissions Office (Rectorate, Katowice, Bankowa 12, room 3.8).


Additional information on documents required from candidates accepted for programmes of their choice

Apostille and legalization

An apostille is a stamp confirming that a document made in one country may be legally used in another country. The rules on using apostilles are included in the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents that was made in the Hague on 5th October 1961 (Journal of Laws 2005 No. 112 Position 938). You can only get an apostille on a document in the country where this document was issued. Here is the list of countries where you can get apostilles (parties to the Hague Convention of 1961). If a document was issued in a country that is not a party to the Hague Convention, it needs to be legalized.

Legalization is the procedure aiming at checking whether a document issued abroad is authentic and whether it has the same legal force in the Republic of Poland. Foreign secondary school-leaving certificates and university diplomas can get legalized in Polish diplomatic posts in the country where the document in question was issued.

Translation into Polish

Certified translations of documents into Polish are made by court translators from the official list of court translators of the Polish Ministry of Justice. If your document has not been translated into Polish by a court translator from this list, the translation may be certified by the Consul of the Republic of Poland in the country where the document was issued.

 Entitlement to studying at university level

You have to check whether the document on the basis of which you are applying for a programme at the University of Silesia contains the information that it entitles the holder to study at university level in all types of higher education establishments in the country where it was issued.

If your certificate or diploma does not contain a statement to this effect, you need to obtain an additional document confirming that it entitles you to study in the country where it was issued. Such a confirmation may be obtained from:

  • educational authorities of the country whose education system issued the document;
  • the Consul of the Republic of Poland in the country whose education system issued the document;
  • a diplomatic post or consulate in the Republic of Poland of the country whose education system issued the document.
 

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