How to apply

Dates and deadlines

Applications deadline for undergraduate programs starting October 1st
August 31th
Candidate announcement deadline about the launch of the selected degree programs
September 10th

Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply for an admission to an undergraduate program if you have a certificate confirming the completion of at least a combined total of 11 years of primary and secondary education, which officially entitles you to enter university in your home country (or the country where you completed your secondary education).

In order to be accepted, you also need to prove your English language proficiency at B2 level according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To do so, you are expected to submit a language certificate of B2 level or equivalent: TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700 ), IELTS (6.0). Also, the following certificates on B2 level can be provided – FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. However, if there is any doubt about your command of English or the validity of your certificate, you will be required to take a confirmatory exam.

If you are unable to provide an appropriate language certificate, you will be required to take an English exam in person and/or online (with oral part via Skype).

Terms of studying

You can study as a Polish national if you:

have been granted a residence permit (to settle in Poland);

hold refugee status granted by the Republic of Poland;

have been granted temporary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland;

are a migrant worker, EU/EEA national or a member of an EU/EEA migrant worker family;

have been granted an EU long-term residents residence permit;

are an EU/EEA citizen with the right of permanent residence.

See more: http://www.go-poland.pl/define-your-status Note that studying at WSEI with a Polish national status does not exempt you from paying the tuition and application fee.

You can study as a foreign student on the basis of:

international agreements;

agreements concluded between a higher education institution and foreign entities;

a decision of the minister competent for higher education;

a decision of the rector of a higher education institution.

Studying on terms applicable to foreigners does not provide an entitlement to state budget financial support.

Choose your status

You can choose to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizen or those applicable to foreigners when:

you are a holder of a valid Card of the Pole,

are an EU/EEA citizen and have enough funds to support yourself in Poland. You will not, however, be eligible for a maintenance grant or a special grant for disabled persons.

Find out more: http://www.migrant.info.pl/The_Poles_Card.html

You need to supply one of the aforementioned documents to the Admissions Office to be eligible for studying on the same terms as Polish nationals.

Application process (foreign students only)

Fill out the application form, pay the admission fee, and send the required documents to the Admissions Office.

Click here to fill out the application form. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office either by post (original documents) or via e-mail (scanned copies). Send the documents via e-mail at admissions@wsei.edu.pl

or

by traditional mail at:
WSEI, College of Economics and Computer Science,
Admissions Office,
ul. Św. Filipa 17,
31-150 Krakow, Poland

Remember to submit the original documents upon your arrival in Cracow, not later than by the end of September. Failing to do so will result in dropping your name from the accepted students’ list.

Documents required for the admissions process

  1. Filled in the application form.
  2. Passport copy (copy of the ID pages of your passport with the photo, date of birth, nationality and passport number). Please, do not send your original passport by traditional mail.
  3.  A hard copy of the photo if sent by traditional mail or a scanned copy if send by e-mail. If you send the hard copy by traditional mail, your student ID will be ready upon your arrival.

The photo should be up to 50×50 mm, with face taking up 80% of the photo, no headwear or sunglasses, light background, signed legibly with your first name and last name on the back – applies for hard copies.

  1. Secondary (high) school diploma and a full list of grades with certified (sworn) Polish translation.

If your country has not signed the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, you will need to have your diploma/certificate legalized. You can do it at a Polish embassy or consulate in the country where the diploma was obtained. You will have to provide your legalized documents to the Admissions Office by the end of the first (fall) semester.

If your diplomas/certificates were issued in a country, which did not sign the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, or the other international agreements related to higher education, signed by Poland, they might need to undergo the process of nostrification. Nostrification is a procedure aimed at recognizing a foreign diploma as an equivalent to a Polish diploma. Nostrification of matriculation certificates (secondary/high school certificates) is processed by the local Education Office (Kuratorium Oświaty w Krakowie).

If a country where a given document was issued is a party to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, the document’s legalization is replaced by an Apostille certificate attached to it. The list of countries which signed the Convention and the institutions authorized to issue the Apostille is available here.

The process of recognition (nostrification) does not apply to credentials from EU, OECD, EFTA, and countries which entered into bilateral agreements on the recognition of education with Poland (i.e. Ukraine, Belarus, Austria, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Libya, Lithuania, Slovakia, China).

  1. Language Certificate (equivalent of B2 level); – TOEFL (IBT 87, CBT 180, PBT 510 ), TOEIC (700 ), IELTS (6.0). Also, the following certificates on B2 level can be provided – FCE, IELTS, TOEFL, ESOL, IESOL, SET, EBC, EOS, TOEIC, LCCI, B2 Certificate in English, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT, CELS. Note that, if you are unable to provide an appropriate language certificate, or there are doubts about the validity of your language credentials, you will be required to take an English exam in person and/or online (with oral part via Skype).
  1. Copy of legalization or apostille of Secondary School Certificate.
  2. Proof of the Application Fee payment. The Application fee is 430 PLN (payable in PLN currency) and is nonrefundable. Send the proof via e-mail at admissions@wsei.edu.pl

Make the payment to the following account:

Account holder
WSEI, College of Economics and Computer Science
ul. Św. Filipa 17
31-150 Krakow, Poland
Account number: 23 1240 4533 1111 0000 5423 5922
Bank Pekao S.A O/Kraków ul. Pijarska 1

Transfer title: please fill in with the name of the candidate

Please note that most banks charge a processing fee for international money transfers. Check with your bank and adjust the amount transferred accordingly.

  1. Health certificate.
    The Health Certificate must be issued by a medical doctor confirming that your health status enables you to study. No detailed medical record is necessary. The Certificate needs to be translated into Polish or English by a certified (sworn) translator.

Wait for the Applicant Review Process to be completed.

It may take several weeks to process the application, especially for students who will have to take an English language exam.

Once you receive the Letter of Acceptance, submit the remaining documents and pay your tuition.

  1. Proof of the Tuition payment. Send via e-mail at admissions@wsei.edu.pl

Make the payment to the following account:

Account holder

WSEI, College of Economics and Computer Science
ul. Św. Filipa 17,
31-150 Krakow, Poland
Account number: 23 1240 4533 1111 0000 5423 5922

Bank Pekao S.A O/Kraków ul. Pijarska 1

Please note that most banks charge a processing fee for international money transfers. Check with your bank and adjust the amount transferred accordingly.

Health insurance.

You need to provide a proof of health insurance, valid for the duration of your studies in Poland, either in the form of a private health insurance policy or a copy of the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) or sign a voluntary health insurance agreement with the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia), commencing at the start of the academic year (October 1st). To learn more, follow the link http://go-poland.pl/health-insurance.

Receive the Confirmation and Apply for a student visa (if applicable).

After you have collected and sent all required documents, your application has been positively reviewed and you have received a Letter of Acceptance from WSEI and the Confirmation, you can begin your student visa application process.

Note that to obtain a student visa, a Letter of Acceptance and the Confirmation is a requirement. You can find more information regarding other documents necessary for obtaining a student visa you can find on the official website of the Polish Embassy in your home country.

Also, find out more by following this link.

Submit original documents to the Admissions Office upon your arrival in Poland.
Remember to submit the original documents upon your arrival in Cracow, not later than by the end of September. Failing to do so will result in dropping your name from the accepted students’ list. Find below the list of required original documents to be submitted:

Printed and signed Application Form.

1 photo, if not yet sent by traditional mail. The photo up to 50×50 mm, with face taking up 80% of the photo, no headwear or sunglasses, light background, signed legibly with your first name and last name on the back – applies for hard copies).

Original and a copy of your passport.

Original and a copy of the document confirming legalization of your stay in Poland, e.g. student visa, residence permit. (the original documents to be returned once confirmed).

Original and a copy of your secondary/high school diploma with legalization or apostille (if required), with certified Polish or English translation (the original documents to be returned once confirmed).

Originals and copies of documents confirming your foreign language competency (the original documents to be returned once confirmed).

Original and a copy of the health certificate, translated to Polish or English by a certified translator (the original documents to be returned once confirmed).

Original and a copy of the document confirming your health insurance coverage, in Polish or in English (the original documents to be returned once confirmed).

If your secondary/high school certificate requires nostrification, you can complete the procedure after you arrive in Poland, but not later than by the end of September.

Failing to submit original copies of all the required documents may result in dropping your name from the admitted students’ list.

Signing of the Education Contract with WSEI.
Once you have submitted your original documents to the Admissions Office, sign the Education Contract with WSEI to conclude the admission process.

After you have completed all necessaey steps in the admissions process, you can start enjoying your studies and be a proud student of WSEI.

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