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Title: Recruitment of international students


1
University of Warsaw Admissions Office
Recruitment of international students for
long-term studies
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Admissions Office
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Admissions Office
  • Establishment
  • February 2006
  • Team
  • 11 staff members
  • Structure
  • 4 sections (informal division)
  • Information promotion section
  • Legal administrative section
  • International students section
  • IT section
  • Status
  • is a central administrative unit coordinating
    admission procedure for degree (1st-, 2nd-cycle
    and uniform-master) studies at UW
  • provides administrative support to the
    Vice-Rector for Students Affairs and Quality of
    Teaching and Learning as well as for the
    University Central Recruitment Committee
  • actively and efficiently supports and cooperates
    with all UW recruiting units (faculties/other
    scientific and didactic units)

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Admissions Office
  • Aims and tasks
  • drafting and implementing legislation on
    admission procedure
  • organisation of admission procedure
  • preparation of admission documentation
  • assisting students in on-line registration within
    the
    system of Internet Registration of Candidates
    (IRC)
  • assisting the faculties admission committies in
    the process of enrollment
  • providing information for candidates on
  • admission procedure and requirements
  • programmes of study and faculties
  • course of studies
  • social and living conditions

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Internal communication
Admissions Office
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Admissions Office
  • Internal communication
  • Office for Students Affairs
  • International Section
  • scholarships for foreign students
  • tuition fees for foreigners
  • legality of stay on territory of Poland of
    foreign students
  • Premedical Course for Saudi Arabian and Omani
    students
  • Welfare Section 
  • financial support for students
  • dormitories
  • health insurance  

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Admissions Office
  • Internal communication
  • International Relations Office
  • Erasmus Mundus students for long-term studies
  • Communication
    and External Relations
    Office
  • promotional activities at the UW (UW Open Days)
  • participation in Polish and international
    educational fairs
  • Centre of Polish Language and Culture
    for Foreigners POLONICUM
  • Polish language courses
  • courses on Polish culture and history

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Admissions Office
  • Internal communication
  • Faculties and other didactic units
  • recruiting international students
  • admission requirements for particular programmes
    of study
  • information exchange
  • legal advice (e.g. on recognition of foreign
    diplomas)
  • protocols, candidates ranking lists, decisions
    on admission
  • recruitment reports and statistics

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Admissions Office
  • External communication
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • Bureau for Academic Recognition
  • and International Exchange
  • Schools of Polish language and culture for
    foreigners
  • especially Cracow, Lublin, Lodz, Rzeszow,
    Wroclaw
  • Embassies and consulates
  • Education Office in Warsaw (Kuratorium)
  • Other higher education institutions in Poland
  • Projects Study in Poland and Study in Warsaw
  • Educational fairs organizers
  • Individuals (high school students, their
    teachers, parents)

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Study offer
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Study offer in Polish and other languages
  • about 100 fields of study in Polish and other
    languages in areas
  • humanities
  • social sciences
  • natural (exact) sciences
  • interdisciplinary studies
  • 1st-, 2nd-cycle and uniform-master degree studies
    in full- and part-time forms
  • over 400 programmes in total
  • over 2.000 single courses in foreign languages
  • over 30 PhD studies
  • wide choice of post-diploma studies

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  • Selected fields of study
  • Adult education
  • Applied linguistics
  • Archaeology
  • Astronomy
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Cultural studies
  • Eastern studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Protection
  • Ethnology
  • and cultural anthropology
  • European studies

Study offer in Polish and other languages
  • History
  • Informatics
  • Internal security
  • International relations
  • Journalism and Social Communication
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • modern languages (e.g. Baltic, English, German,
    French, Iberian, Italian, Russian)
  • Musicology
  • Nanostructure engineering
  • Nuclear power engineering

    and nuclear
    chemistry
  • Oriental studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Polish philology
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology and more

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Growing study offer in English
  • 24 degree programmes in English
  • 6 programmes for undergraduate students
  • 11 programmes for graduate students
  • 7 international doctoral studies
  • approximate tuition fee
  • 2.000 5.200 per academic year

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Growing study offer in English
  • FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 3-year 1st-cycle (bachelor) studies
  • American Studies, spec. U.S. Cultural Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Finance, Investments and Accounting,
    spec. Finance
    and International Investment
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy, spec. Philosophy of Being, Cognition
    and Value
  • Europe and Economy
  • 5-year uniform MA studies
  • Psychology

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Growing study offer in English
  • FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • 2-year second-cycle (master) studies
  • American Studies, spec. U.S. Cultural Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics, spec. International Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance, Investments and Accounting,
    spec. Quantitative
    Finance
  • International Business Programme
  • International Relations
  • Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Philosophy, spec. Philosophy of Being, Cognition
    and Value
  • Political Science
  • Europe and Economy

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Growing study offer in English
  • 4- year doctoral studies
  • The Traditions of Mediterranean Humanism and the
    Challenges of Our Times the Frontiers of
    Humanity
  • International PhD studies at the Faculty of
    Physics
  • International PhD Studies in Chemistry
  • Mathematical Methods in Natural Sciences (MMNS)
  • Practical Approximation Algorithms (PAAl) PhD
    studies in Rome in cooperation with
    Sapienza University of Rome
  • Towards Advanced Functional Materials and Novel
    Devices Joint UW and WUT International PhD
    Programme
  • PhD Programme at the Institute of International
    Relations

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Admission and studying terms
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Admission and studying terms
  • All international candidates can undertake
    studies at the UW with the possibility
    to get a degree
  • Qualification procedure depends on
  • chosen field of study
  • document entitling to undertake studies
  • Polish maturity diploma, EB or IB
    diploma, foreign high school
  • diploma, Polish or foreign academic
    diploma
  • Language competence
  • if international student wishes to study in
    Polish, the
  • interview/exam is held in Polish
  • unless he/she submits certificate of
    competence
  • in Polish language or completes a 1-year
    course of
  • Polish language

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Admission and studying terms
  • First-cycle and uniform master-degree studies
  • Types of diplomas entitling to undertake studies
  • Polish maturity diploma
  • International Baccalaureate diploma (IB)
    issued by International Baccalaureate
    Organization in Geneva
  • European Baccalaureate diploma (EB)
  • foreign maturity diploma
  • Basis for admission for studies
  • results of maturity exam and/or
  • optionally additional entrance exam
    (e.g. written test,
    qualification interview in the subject related to
    the field of study )

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Admission and studying terms
  • Second-cycle (master-degree) studies
  • Types of diplomas entitling to undertake studies
  • Bachelor (licencjat), engineer (inzynier),
    master (magister) or equivalent (foreign)
    diploma
  • Basis for admission
  • fulfillment of requirements specified by the
    faculty, e.g.
  • final (diploma) grade as well as grades obtained
    during previous study course
  • certificates of competence in foreign languages
  • exam (e.g. written test)
  • interview in Polish, English or other languages
    in order to verify general knowledge in the area
    of future studies

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Admission and studying terms
  • Third-cycle (doctoral) studies
  • Types of diplomas entitling to undertake
    studies
  • master-degree or equivalent (foreign) diploma
  • Qualification for studies based mainly on
  • final grade of previous studies
  • submitted documents
  • interview concerning planned doctoral thesis

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Admission and studying terms
  • ADMISSION AND STUDYING
  • in compliance with the rules applicable to Polish
    nationals
  1. non-nationals who have been granted a residence
    permit
  2. non-nationals who hold refugee status as granted
    by Poland
  3. non-nationals who have been granted temporary
    protection in the
    territory of Poland
  4. migrant workers who are nationals of Member State
    of EU or
    EFTA-EEA and the members of their families if
    residing in the territory of Poland
  5. non-nationals who in the territory of Poland have
    been granted an EU long-term
    residence permit
  6. non-nationals who in the territory of Poland have
    been granted a fixed-term
    residence permit pursuant to some special
    circumstances
  7. non-nationals who have been granted subsidiary
    protection in the
    territory of Poland
  8. nationals of a Member State of the EU or EFTA-EEA
    and members of their
    families, having the right of permanent residence

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Admission and studying terms
  • ADMISSION AND STUDYING
  • Other non-nationals are admitted on the basis of

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Admission and studying terms
  • Citizens of the EU and EFTA Member States
  • Citizens of Member States of the EU or EFTA
    and members of their
    families
  • can be admitted on the same rules as Polish
    citizens
  • provided that they have financial
    funds necessary
  • to cover the maintenance costs during
    the period
  • of their studies
  • They are not entitled to
  • maintenance grant
  • special grant for disabled persons
  • accomodation grant
  • meals grant
  • aid payments

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Admission and studying terms
  • Poles Card holders
  • can be admitted and study on the same rules as
    Polish citizens, or other rules
  • Poles Card (pol. Karta Polaka)
  • also translated as Polish Charter or Polish Card
  • is a document confirming belonging to the Polish
    nation, which may be given to individuals who
  • cannot obtain dual citizenship in their own
    countries while belonging to the Polish nation
    according to conditions defined by a law and
  • do not have prior Polish citizenship or
    permission to reside in Poland
  • was established by an act of the Polish
    parliament in September 2007, came into force in
    March 2008

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Admission and studying terms
  • Tuition fees
  • international students enrolled for either
    full-time or
  • part-time studies on the same conditions
    as Polish
  • citizens may study
  • free of charge (only full-time studies), or
  • pay fees applicable to Polish students,
    depending on
  • the study programme (part-time or in
    English)
  • other non-nationals pay tuition fees, which
    are not
  • lower than the equivalent of
  • 2000 euro per year for first-cycle, uniform
    master-
  • degree and second-cycle studies
  • 3000 euro per year for doctoral,
    postgraduate and

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Enrolment step by step
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Enrolment step by step
  • On-line registration of candidates
  • 2. Qualification procedure
  • 3. Submitting required documents
  • by a qualified candidate
  • 4. Formal decision on admission

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Enrolment step by step
  • On-line registration of candidates
  • at www.irk.uw.edu.pl
  • obligatory for all candidates for long-term
    studies at the Universtiy of Warsaw
  • registration for most programmes of study
    starts in Spring (February
    June)
  • includes
  • creation of a candidates individual registration
    account
  • registration for the programme of study
  • application fee payment (80 PLN for one field of
    study)

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Enrolment step by step
  • Internet Registration of Candidates
  • contains catalogue of fields of studies offered
    by UW, which includes
  • descriptions of particular studies
  • detailed information on qualification procedure
    for candidates with every type of
    educational documents
  • deadlines for registration and admission
  • constitutes effective tool of communication
    between candidates and recruiting units

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Enrolment step by step
  • Internet Registration of Candidates
  • is a useful source of information
    for candidates on
  • admission schedule
  • stages of admission process
  • results of the qualification procedure
  • (announced on candidates individual
    registration account)
  • required documents
  • is a useful source of information for UW didactic
    and administrative units
  • candidates educational and contact details
  • paid/unpaid application fee payment
  • promotion of UW educational offer
  • reports, statistics
  • possibility to transfer students details
    directly to the University Study-Oriented System
    (USOS)

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Enrolment step by step
  • Qualification procedure
  • A registered candidate takes part
  • in the qualification procedure
  • Qualification is based on
  • calculating high school/academic diploma results
  • entrance exams, qualification interviews
  • language skills certificates/exams
  • Detailed information on qualification procedure
    is available at the Internet Registration of
    Candidates in the catalogue of particular fields
    of studies.
  • At the end of the qualification procedure, every
    facultys admissions committee provides the
    protocol of its course to the Admissions Office.

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Enrolment step by step
  • Submitting required documents
  • applied only to candidates qualified for studies
  • it is necessary to submit all the required
    documents directly to the appropriate faculty or
    institute
  • non-submitting required documents by specified
    deadline is equal with resignation from
    undertaking studies
  • in justified cases the faculty or institute may
    extend the deadline for submitting documents
  • each faculty/institute provides copies of the
    documents of international students admitted by
    the Rector to the Admissions Office

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Enrolment step by step
  • Required documents
  • the most important are
  • original of high school diploma/higher education
    diploma with sworn translation into Polish
    language
  • legalization or apostille of diploma
  • if need be, certificate of recognition, issued
    by
  • a local educational authority (kuratorium
    oswiaty) having jurisdiction over the applicants
    place of residence in case of high school
    (maturity) diplomas
  • a faculty council, which is authorized to launch
    the recognition procedure and issue such a
    document in case of academic
    diplomas

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Enrolment step by step
  • Required documents
  • health certificate stating that there are no
    objections to undertake studies by a candidate
    (if the health certificate was issued in a
    foreign language, a sworn translation into Polish
    language is additionally required)
  • photocopy of an id (passport's personal data page
    and page with visa) certified by UW
  • in some cases confirmation of legalization of
    residence in the territory of Poland
  • in case of studies in Polish a certificate of
    competence in Polish language (in some cases the
    certificate may not be required)
  • in case of studies in English a certificate of
    proficiency in English language (in some cases
    the certificate may not be required)

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Enrolment step by step
  • Formal decision on admission
  • Issued
  • after submission all required documents
  • by the candidate
  • by admissions committee of the
  • recruiting unit (faculty or institute)
  • in case of the candidate being admitted on
  • the same rules as Polish citizens
  • or
  • by the Rector (Vice-Rector for Students
    Affairs
  • and Quality of Teaching and Learning) in
    case
  • of the candidate being admitted on other
    rules
  • than aplicable to Polish students (decision
    is
  • prepared by the Admissions Office)

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Recruitment statistics
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Recruitment statistics
  • Number of candidates
  • all candidates over 30 000 each year
  • international students over 1 000 (in
    20122013)

  • about 3 percent of all candidates
  • Number of registrations
  • all registrations app. 60 000 each year
  • registrations of international students
    app. 1 400 (in
    20122013)
  • Number of students admitted
    for the 1st year of study
  • all students over 15 00020 000 each year
  • international students app. 500 (in 20122013)
  • about 3 percent of all admitted

    students for the first year

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Recruitment statistics
  • 94 countries represented
  • most candidates from Eastern Europe
    and Post-Soviet states
  • UKRAINE
  • BELARUS
  • RUSSIA
  • as well as from other regions, e.g.
  • VIETNAM
  • TURKEY
  • CHINA
  • GERMANY
  • IRAN
  • NIGERIA
  • PAKISTAN
  • LITHUANIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • KAZAKHSTAN

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Recruitment statistics
  • The most popular fields of study among
    international students
  • International Relations
  • Economics
  • Finance and International Investment
  • Management
  • International Bussines Program
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • English Studies (philology)

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Recruitment statistics
Numbers and trends in admission
of international students for
long-term studies at the University
of Wasaw in last years
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Recruitment statistics
Numbers and trends in admission
of international students for
long-term studies at the University
of Wasaw in last years
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Prospects and challanges
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Prospects and challanges
  • Prospects
  • The University is one of the most popular Polish
    universities among international students
    (percentage of foreign students has increased in
    the last decade more than 2.5 times UW-2,4,
    average rate for Poland-1)
  • The University of Warsaws presence in world
    educational rankings
  • The 2nd place of the University of Warsaw in the
    PERSPEKTYWY ranking 2012 on internationalization
    of studies at Polish HEIs, according to several
    indicators
  • programmes of study in foreign languages
  • number of students within programmes in foreign
    languages
  • scope of study exchange
  • number of international students
  • number of academics from abroad
  • multicultural student environment
  • The UW visibility and attractiveness increase in
    international environment, determined by
  • growing awareness among UW staff of the need to
    open for international students
  • growing study offer in foreign languages (esp. in
    English)
  •   

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Prospects and challanges
  • Challenges
  • open more programmes in foreign languages
  • invite international students to learn and study
    in Polish language
  • simplify admission procedure for international
    students
  • increase the availability and quality
    of UW facilities
    (dormitories)
  • simplify entry procedures for international
    students coming to Poland

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Thank you for your attention!
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Contact
Admissions Office Website rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/
en/ e-mail address admission_at_uw.edu.pl phone
no. 48 22 55 24 041 fax. 48 22 55 24
050 Internet Registration for Candidates
irk.uw.edu.pl Kamila Cholawo-Sosnowska,
M.A. Deputy Director Admissions Office e-mail
address kcholawo_at_adm.uw.edu.pl phone no. 48 22
55 24 047
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