International Relations Office

Qualification recognition

As a candidate, you will be asked to sign a statement that you have been informed of the obligation to finish the process of recognition of your certificate (or other education document) or of confirmation of qualification, or the right to continue education, acquired with foreign diploma(s), not later than the end of the first study semester, under the following regulations:

  • Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 12 October 2006 regarding undertaking and undergoing studies and courses by foreigners and their participation in research studies and development (Polish Journal of Laws of 19 October 2006);
  • Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 9 September 2009 amending the previous Regulation regarding undertaking and undergoing studies and courses by foreigners and their participation in research studies and development (Polish Journal of Laws of 2009, no 175, item 1365).
  • Regulation of the Minister of National Education of 25 March 2015 on procedures for recognition of certificates or other documents, or confirmations of qualifications or rights to continue education, acquired in a foreign educational system (Polish Journal of Laws, year 2015, item 447).

Statutory Obligation BA

The recognition of the high school certificate takes place in Kuratorium Oswiaty in Lodz. For the purpose of recognition, the student needs to have his/her documents translated into Polish by a certified/sworn translator.

Kuratorium Oświaty w Łodzi (Board of Education in Lodz)

Address: Al. Kościuszki 120A, room 7 map

Required documents:

1. Legalised original (or duplicate) of relevant education certificate(s).

Note: The original or a duplicate of a foreign certificate should be legalised by:

– A consul of the Republic of Poland based in the country where the certificate has been issued

In the case of certificate issued by an institution operating in the education system of a country which is party to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Journal of Laws of 2005 No. 112, item. 938 and 939), there is no need for legalisation. Instead, one can submit an additional Apostille issued by the competent authority of the state or country from which the certificate originates. The Apostille can also be placed on the certificate.

2. Statement stating that the submitted certificate entitles to apply for admission to higher educational institution of each type in the educational system of the country where the certificate has been issued (unless the certificate itself contains such information).

when applying for recognition of certificates as equivalent to the Polish Matura certificate

Note: The subjects who are entitled to issue the statement include:

– The educational authorities of the country where the certificate has been issued,

– An accredited diplomatic representative in Poland or a consular office of the country where the certificate has been issued

– A consul of the Republic of Poland based in the country where the certificate has been issued

3. Documentary evidence of learning containing a list of classes, number of hours, and grades received

when applying for recognition of foreign certificates as equivalent to the certificates of

completion of the Polish schools of the following types:

vocational school,

high school,

upper secondary school,

vocational high school,

post-secondary school.

4. Polish translation of the certificate (diploma), and other such documents made by a sworn translator included in the list of sworn translators held by the Minister of Justice or by the Polish consul to the country where the document was issued.

5. Passport

The nostrification of the BA diploma is held at the faculty at the university, related to the field of studies from which the student graduated. There might be additional costs.

More information you can find on the Ministry of Science and Higher Education website
http://www.nauka.gov.pl/en/recognition-of-academic-qualifications/


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