For applicants from the European Union/EFTA
If you are interested in enrollment at University of Lodz, you would have to sign up through IRK on-line platform.
ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014:
Full-time first cycle or long cycle studies:
- Registration into the IRK online enrollment platform, and the application fee payment - from 6 May to 3 July 2013.
- Online publication of the lists of applicants qualified for studies – 11 July 2013.
- Submitting the documents from 12 July 2013 to 18 July 2013.
Documents send by post can be submitted till 23 July 2013 (the post stamp date counts – 18.07.2013).
Full-time second-cycle studies
- Registration into the IRK online enrollment platform, and the application fee payment - from 6 May to 17 July 2013 (from 5 August to 11 September)*.
- Entrance exams/Interviews 23-24 July 2013 (17-18 September 2013)*
- Online publication of the lists of applicants qualified for studies – 25 July 2013 (19 September 2013)*
- Submitting the documents from 26 July 2013 to 2 August 2013 (20 September to 24 September)*
Documents send by post can be submitted till 7 August 2013 (the post stamp date counts – 02.08.2013, 24.09.2013*)
Prolongation of the list of admitted applicants (of the first deadline), and submitting the applicants’ documents related to admission prolongation. Till 9 August 2013, 30 September 2013*.
*optional second deadline – the decision is made by the Institutional Recruitment Committee on the motion of a departmental recruitment committee: in the case of falling to reach the admission limits for the first deadline, there is a possibility for a second recruitment session.
For applicants from outside the European Union
DEADLINE FOR SENDING APPLICATION – 15th JULY 2013
The academic year 2013/2014 starts on 1st of October 2013
There are two ways of applying for the studies:
- ADMISSION BASED ON THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS – the candidate brings the required documents to the International Students Office (ISO).
- ADMISSION BASED ON COPIES OF DOCUMENTS – the candidate emails the scans of the documents or sends them via regular post. When the candidate is admitted, he/she is obliged to deliver original documents after arriving in Poland. Please note, that this procedure is followed by a risk of not receiving the pre-paid tuition back if the original documents are not delivered.
The candidate is required to complete a set of documents:
- an application form
- copies of certificates and diplomas,
- a copy of transcript of records,
- an English language certificate,
- a cover letter, (how to write a cover letter)
- a copy of the passport with a picture,
and send them to the International Students Office. These may be copies/scans of the documents, since students need to bring the original documents with them after being admitted to the university. If the documents are in a foreign language, they need to be translated into English or Polish.
The documents are considered on their merits.
After the positive decision is made, the candidate is given bank account information to pay the application fee and the tuition fee for the first year of studies. A proof of payment must be returned to the International Students Office. The candidate is sent a Conditional Acceptance Letter and asked to legalize their documents. In some cases, candidate is asked to contact the Polish Embassy in their country to legalize the documents first or bear the stamp of Apostillie.
In order to receive a visa, the student needs to contact the Polish Embassy or Consulate in their country. The documents needed to get a visa are similar or correspond with those needed for the enrolment process into the university. Usually the Embassy asks to see the proof of the tuition payment and the financial statement of the funds needed to study in Poland.
Students wishing to obtain a room in the university dormitory need to fill in the Accommodation request (a place in the university dormitory in a double room costs about $100-120 a month).
Upon arriving in Poland, a student is required to present all the original documents listed above.
Unless the candidate holds a grant of his/her government, there is a tuition fee that applies to different studies, both in Polish and English. Candidates who present a proof of Polish origin, pay 30% less. Members of the EU are treated like Polish citizens. For more updated details on tuition fees, please contact the International Students Office.
If the students apply for the studies using the copies or scans of the documents, they will be asked to sign the statement agreeing to provide the University of Lodz with the original documents on their arrival to Poland. Failing to comply with this requirement will result in a removal from the students’ list.