STUDIES IN ENGLISH

Medicine (in English)

Requirements for Candidates

The basis for admission to Medicine in English are the following criteria:

  • results of secondary school-leaving exam in either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics or a module composed of at least of one of these three subjects;
  • documented command of English at B2 level, according to the standards specified by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The secondary school-leaving exam result of 30% or higher is sufficient to take up the studies.

If the number of candidates meeting the criteria is lower than the limit of places granted to the University, other candidates not meeting this criterion may be admitted on the basis of the Rector’s decision made at the request of the Recruitment Commission.

The command of English may be confirmed by the following:
a) the results of the secondary school-leaving exam (candidates with the new secondary school-leaving exam and a secondary school-leaving exam taken abroad)
b) the result of the secondary school-leaving exam (candidates with the old secondary school-leaving exam)
c) entrance exam (foreign candidates whose secondary school-leaving exam did not include English or included only an oral exam in English)
d) one of the tertiary education diplomas or language certificates mentioned below

The documented command of English includes:
For candidates with the new secondary school-leaving exam the basis for admittance are the results of the written part in English – 60% or more at the advanced or bilingual level.
For candidates with the old secondary school-leaving exam, a good grade (4.0) or higher is required for the written part covering the advanced  English teaching programme.
For the holders of the IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization based in Geneva, the admission requirement is the IB exam in English at the Higher Level (HL) – 4 points or more – which pertains to programmes with the language of instruction other than English.

The language qualifications necessary for studying are also recognised for candidates holding the IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization based in Geneva, for whom English was the language of instruction and examination – provided that this fact is documented by the school from which the candidate has graduated. It also pertains to candidates holding the EB (European Baccalaureate) diploma or a secondary school-leaving certificate issued abroad.

For candidates holding a secondary school-leaving certificate issued abroad, the basis for admission is a written secondary school-leaving exam in English confirming the command of English at B2 or higher level.

If a foreign secondary school-leaving certificate does not specify the level of command of English according to the CEFR, the candidate is obliged to present a certificate from the school or examination centre informing about the level achieved in the exam according to the CEFR.

The entrance exam conducted at the university or at examination centres may be taken by candidates whose secondary school-leaving exam abroad did not include English as an obligatory or additional subject or whose secondary school-leaving exam in English included only the oral part.

The list of diplomas of graduating from:

  • philology studies in the subject area of English Philology or Applied Linguistics,
  • foreign language teacher training colleges,
  • higher studies abroad, where English was the language of instruction.

Language Certificates

Application process

Candidates applying for admission to the medical programme are obliged to submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:

1. Application for admission to the University, using the standard University form (available upon electronic registration).

2. Photocopy of secondary school leaving certificate, defined in the legal provisions on education (with the original certificate to be presented on request). If the certificate is non-Polish, a legalisation (apostille) is required as well as translation by a sworn translator from the list of sworn translators certified by the Polish Ministry of Justice. In some cases, nostrification of the certificate is necessary, depending on the binding provisions on education. Information on the legal provisions and lists of countries exempted from nostrification based on international laws or agreements can be verified here: Apostille and legalization

3. ID card or passport (foreigners) – with the original document to be presented upon request; notarized copy in case of using the power of attorney

4. Medical certificate, issued in accordance with the provisions on occupational medicine, testifying to lack of medical conditions which might affect the Candidate’s participation in the course of studies.

5. Valid medical report certifying that the Candidate is able to work under conditions which may lead to transmission of infection or infectious disease, issued in accordance with the provisions on sanitary and epidemiological services.

6. Confirmation of payment of the recruitment fee.

7. 1 current photo (colour photo sized 35x45mm, taken against a uniform bright background, with the face constituting 70-80% of the frame, presented frontally, without headgear and tinted glasses, with the eyes looking straight ahead and not covered by hair).