Please note! Documents listed below must be translated into Polish. The translation should be made or certified by a person entered on the list of sworn translators by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland, or a person registered as a sworn translator in any EU, OECD or EEA member state, or the consul of the Republic of Poland having jurisdiction with respect to the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, or a diplomatic representative or consular office of the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, accredited in the Republic of Poland.
List of documents:
1. Signed application form with a current photograph attached (print-out from Candidate Service System).
2. Original of secondary school leaving certificate – document entitling to undertake studies in the country of its issue, recognized in Poland by operation of law or under an international agreement, or by way of administrative decision issued by a Education Superintendent. Check if your secondary school leaving certificate is recognized by operation of law -> CHECK HERE
3. Administrative decision of Polish Educational Superintendent on the recognition of a secondary school leaving certificate obtained outside the Republic of Poland for a document confirming secondary education and the right to apply for admission to higher education (does not apply to certificates recognized by operation of law or under an international agreement).
4. Legalization or apostille of the secondary school leaving certificate obtained outside the Republic of Poland (does not apply to certificates recognized by operation of law or under an international agreement).
5. Certificate includeing information concerning the right to continue education at the next level in the country in which educational system a school operates, including the right to apply to higher education institution and the scope of rights appertaining. The aforementioned documents should be issued or certified by the school or educational institution which issued the certificate or they should be certified by educational authorities of the country which issued the certificate or in which system of education the school operates (does not apply to certificates recognized by operation of law or under an international agreement).
6. Copy of the document confirming the knowledge of English (the oryginal document must be presented).
7. Copy of a valid passport (page with photo) or other document confirming the identity of the candidate (the original document is to be presented).
8. Medical statement translated into Polish, certifying that there are no contraindications to undertake studies at the chosen field of study. After admission, the accepted canditate is directed by the Faculty authorities for additional medical examinations to the occupational medicine doctor at the Polish medical facility.
9. 1 up-to-date photographs in accordance with requirements for the Polish ID (format 35 mm (width)/45 mm (height)) and the same digital photograph (resolution 236 x 295 pixels) attached to the application in Candidate Service System.
10. Copy of the document confirming insurance - read more.
11. Copy of certificate from consulate confirming Polish descent or Polish Charter, if the candidate holds one (the original document must be presented).
12. Translation into Polish of documents issued in languages other than Polish or English. The translation shall be made or certified by the Polish Consul or by a Polish sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators of Polish Ministry of Justice.
Certificates recognised by operation of law are not subject to the procedure of recognition by the Education Superintendent, thus they can be submitted directly at the university. Applies to certificates:
- Certificates, diplomas and other documents issued abroad by schools or educational institutions in accordance with the principles laid down in bilateral agreements on mutual diploma recognition - documents issued in: Belarus, Ukraine, China (gaozhong)
- IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva,
- EB (European Baccalaureate) diplomas issued by the European Schools in accordance with the Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools.
- Certificates, diplomas or other educational documents that confirm the completion of secondary education in the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA) or OECD member states as well as the right to apply for higher education programs in the country of issue shall be recognized in Poland by law (i.e. automatically).
This rule concerns the following countries:
Secondary school leaving certificate which are not recognized in Poland by operation of law or under an international agreement undergo obligatory the recognition procedure. Recognition procedure is done by the Polish Education Superintendent in a way of administrative decision.
Recognition of a certificate or the level of education is done by the Education Superintendent appropriate for the place of residence of the Applicant, and if there is no such place, for the official seat of the institution where the Applicant is going to submit the certificate.
Education Superintendent appropriate for the Warsaw University of Life Sciences is The Education Office in Warsaw. Recognition procedure is described at: http://www.kuratorium.waw.pl/en
Before you apply for certificate recognition, make sure it is legalized or has the seal of apostille -> READ MORE
In cases of high school leaving certificates recognized under the administrative decision of the Polish Education Superintendent, legalization is required.
Legalization is carried out by:
1) Polish consul in the country where certificate was issued or in the country in which educational system a school operates;
2) educational authorities in the country where a certificate was issued or in the country in which educational system a school operates;
3) an embassy or consulate of the country where certificate was issued or in the country in which educational system a school operates located in Poland or in other EU, EFTA or OECD country;
If a certificate was issued by a country – party to the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, an certificate must be submited along with the Apostille attached to it. Check if the country in which the certificate was issued is a party to the Hague Convention: