FAQ

ADMISSION

 

How can I apply?

Please check admission procedure details here: click

 

Can I apply in your office?

Please know that it is impossible to apply for studies at the University of Wroclaw in person; depending on your citizenship and language of studies that you choose, you should apply via https://international-applications.uni.wroc.pl/ or https://rekrutacja.uni.wroc.pl/

 

Can I apply to several programmes?

Yes, but please remember that you should pay the registration fee (20 euro) for each application.

 

I want to study medicine/dentistry/environmental engineering…

Please know that the University of Wroclaw offers studies in English in the humanities, social sciences, law, business, biotechnology, and chemistry. We do not offer studies related to medicine or engineering. In Poland there are usually universities specialising in those areas, so you can try to find a technical university or a medical one.

 

What are admission requirements?

Please check all the details here: click

 

I am attaching to this e-mail my diploma, English certificate, CV, recommendation letters, etc. Please send me the acceptance letter.

Please be informed that we do not accept applications for studies via e-mail, please check the admission procedure here: click and register in our admission system IRC (https://international-applications.uni.wroc.pl/) and submit your application there.

 

I will receive my diploma in summer/autumn. Can I apply now?

Please know that we can only assess an application that is complete – so it must include your diploma/degree certificate.

 

Do you have spring/summer enrolment?

Please know that we do not offer spring/summer enrolment. Studies at our University always start at October. 

 

Can I start my studies in the next semester?

Please know that it is not possible at the University of Wroclaw. Studies can be started in autumn/winter semester only.

 

How much is the tuition fee?

Please check tuition fee details here: click

 

Am I eligible if my GPA is n?

Please know that we do not make a decision whether you are eligible to start your studies. The International Office team checks if the documents that you hold are sufficient to take up studies at the University of Wroclaw. The final decision is made on the basis of your grades, cover letter (if required), and English proficiency by the Faculty Committee.  Please know that there is no exact GPA required, but please remember that it is always better to have good grades in courses that are related to your future programme of studies.

 

I have had n year gap. Can I apply?

Yes, study gap is not a problem.

 

When will the results of admission be announced?

Please know that each application is evaluated individually and the result is given within two weeks from the submission of a complete application and registration fee.

 

Do you have any entrance exams?

Please know that there are no entrance exams for studies in English, besides Master in Data Science and doctoral schools.

 

Can I postpone my admission for the next academic year?

Please know that it is possible, but you need to remember that there is a risk that rules can be changed in the next years and postponing your application does not mean that you will be automatically admitted.

 

 

DOCUMENTS

 

Which documents are required?

Please check the list of required documents here: click

 

What are the CV requirements?

There are no special requirements – your CV should include informations about you, your interests, previous education, work experience, etc. Show us your best side!

 

How can I legalise my documents?

Please know that there are two ways, but it is not your or our choice how you will do it. The procedure depends on the country the document was issued in. If your certificate/diploma has been issued in the country that is a part of Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (details here) you should apply for Apostille. In other cases your documents must be legalised by a Polish Consul in your country (if there is no Polish Embassy/Consulate General in your country you should check which the Embassy/Consulate General of Poland that is responsible for this country). Please bear in mind that this is a procedure separate from applying for a visa and it is not going to be done automatically with your visa application, even if the visa procedure requires showing a diploma/certificate from you.

 

I have my diploma legalised from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is that enough?

No, it is not enough, but it is a good first step – usually it is needed to legalise it in a Polish Embassy.

 

Do I need to legalize my documents before admission?

No, you do not need to do it before. You can apply for studies without legalization on your educational documents however you will be obliged to provide us legalized documents after your arrival to Poland - during personal registration in the University.

 

When will I receive final documents?

Please know that the final documents (Final Acceptance Letter and Visa Supporting Letter) are issued immediately after your acceptance of offer form has been signed and we have registered your payment for the first year of studies. Please note that international transfers can take more time than domestic ones, so do not be worried if you will not get the letter right away.

 

I need insurance for my visa/temporary residence card. How to do it?

Please, check it out here.

 

What kind of medical insurance will i need?

You should provide us your health insurance that confirms the coverage by the insurer of medical costs in the territory of Poland for the amount of minimum 30 000 euro. Document should be provided in english or polish (if you plan to apply for temporary residence card you will need it in polish) and be valid for at least first year of studies. 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL-APPLICATIONS WEBSITE

 

I submitted application yesterday, but did not receive any response…

Please know that we have two weeks to check your application from the day we receive the complete application and the registration fee payment.

 

I cannot attach a photo. Can you do it for me?

Please know that we cannot do it for you. Please use Paint/Picresize to change the size. Please remember that we cannot use a picture that is taken against the background of sea/fridge/couch/beach/mountains, etc. We can only accept passport size photos against white/light background.

 

I attached missing documents, but I still see them on the TO-DO list.

Please know that now is the time for us to check it, if your documents are okay they will disappear from the list.

 

When will my application be checked?

Please know that the applications are checked in order from oldest to newest and we have two weeks to check each. If your application is complete and you paid the registration fee payment we will check it soon.

 

Can I submit my application without a diploma/transcript/English certificate?

Please be informed that of course we cannot stop you, but you need to know that we will not be able to assess your application.

 

Is there any update on my application?

Please check your application status in the IRC system: https://international-applications.uni.wroc.pl/

 

What is the exact meaning of my status?

New - you made your application but we can't see it as long as you will not fill our all needed information, pay registration fee and click the button to submit the application

Submitted - your application was submitted but we can proceed only after receiving confirmation of your payment on our bank account it can take up to 14 days (depends on country, in some cases even longer)

Incomplete - there are missing documents in your application, probably you received e-mail with all instruction on what to do now so read it carefully, also the information is shown after login, in the system

Expired - if you passed the deadline to complete some steps on your application this information will be shown, please contact us in case you want to refresh your application and continue with admission, we will help you if it will be still possible

Coordinator - we are waiting for the assessment of your application 

Refused - your application was refused, probably your education was insufficient for this programme

Letter of Offer - you received an offer yo study at the University of Wroclaw, the time to make decision is stated in the system 

Accepted - you accepted the offer, but you didn't pay the fee yet

Tuition fee paid - you paid the fee but we can't proceed as long as the amount didn't reach our account

Final Acceptance - you were accepted to the University of Wroclaw, please read e-mail which you received - now you need to apply for visa (if required), legalize your documents and apply for dormitory (if you wish) - all instructions are in the system e-mail, please fill out information about arrival

Refund - you applied for refund, if the documentation is complete we will proceed, if not - you will receive an e-mail with instructions

Refunded - we forwarded your forms to authorities to receive required acceptances and proceed with transfer by our Financial Department, the refund will be done within few days (up to 14 days)

 

 

LANGUAGE

 

What language are the lesson taught in?

Lessons from programmes in following list (click) are lectured in English.

 

What are English language requirements?

Please find all the details here: click

 

I had few courses in English, can I use it as my confirmation of English language proficiency?

Please know that only previous education fully taught in English can be used as a form of confirmation. That as well must be stated on your educational documents (either transcript or diploma).

 

I was on exchange programme for one semester and my lessons were conducted in English. Can I use it as my confirmation of English language proficiency?

That is not possible. Please know that only previous education fully taught in English can be used as a form of confirmation. 

 

Do you have a preparatory English/Polish course?

Please know that the University of Wroclaw units offer intensive language courses, but graduating from those does not guarantee admission for studies in English or Polish. If you want to learn more about the courses, please check http://sjpik.uni.wroc.pl/en for a Polish and http://elc.uni.wroc.pl/en for an English language course.

 

I have IELTS, but I lack a few points. Am I eligible?

Please know that you can apply, but you need to remember that the Faculty Committee can reject your application because of that.

 

I do not have IELTS, TOEFL, etc…. What should i do?

Please check all the English requirements here  and choose the best option for you.

 

 

CITIZENSHIP / VISA / RESIDENCE PERMIT

 

I have Polish citizenship, but I want to study in English. How can I apply?

Please know that it is not a problem for us, you can still study in English, but you need to go through another procedure to get the acceptance letter. Please check it here: click

 

I have two citizenships: Polish and American/German, etc. How can I apply?

In that case you should apply for your studies via https://rekrutacja.uni.wroc.pl/?re=letnia&st&po&tr&an=on  If one of your citizenships is Polish, you should know that in Poland you cannot be treated as a foreigner.

 

The embassy has asked me to provide them with the original acceptance letter from the University. Please, send it to me ASAP.

Please be informed that we can send it to you, but we can only use the Polish Post and it can take up to 3 weeks depending on the country of destination. If you want to have it earlier you should order a courier service like DHL/FedEx/TNT, but you need to remember that we will not be able to cover the costs.

 

What if I do not receive a visa?

Please know that in that case you may apply for a refund of your fee according to our  refund policy: click. Please remember that you also have the right to appeal to a Polish Consul in your country.

 

Does the University help with an application for residence permit?

Please note that we will provide you with all required information, application form, and the documents confirming your status as a student (in the first semester, starting from the second semester you should ask for it in the Dean’s Office). Please know that we are unable to book an appointment in the Immigration Office for you and we do not have any influence on the process itself.

 

I can’t book appointment at Immigration Office and my visa is going to expire soon. What can I do?

Please know that you always have possibility to send the application with copies of documents by post. You must send them at the latest on the last day of your visa's validity (the date on the postmark counts). Don’t forget to take the confirmation from the Post Office. After around 2,5 month from sending it you should visit the Immigration Office to give your fingerprints and show your passport and another original documents. (you will have to receive a ticket from automat so be sure to go to the Office in the early morning as there is specific number of tickets).

 

How to fill the application form for Temporary Residence Card?

Each of our students receive from us set of informational pages, among others – the instruction how to fill out the temporary residence application together with needed words in Polish. The form by itself contains the instruction in English as well. Fill the form in Polish and do not leave any of the areas empty (if it do not apply to you just cross it out and give your little signature near). Remember that you can always visit our office and we will help you with the application form.

 

Immigration Office asks about confirmation of the stable and regular source of income sufficient to cover the costs of maintenance of myself and family members recognized as dependants. How much should be confirmed?

Please know that you should have:

  • 702,00zł for every month of stay (first TRC is given for 15months) for a person running household alone
  • the amount to cover the cost of return ticket to your home country 
  • the amount to cover the cost of your rent for every month of stay

 

 

PAYMENTS / SCHOLARSHIPS

 

What are the funding options?

There are no funding options offered by the University of Wroclaw, but remember that if you get good grades, you can apply for a Rector’s scholarship starting from the second year of your studies. Also you can check scholarship opportunities offered by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange: click and Go-Poland: click .

 

Can I pay in USD/PLN?

Please note that our bank account is in euro. If you pay in USD or PLN we will still receive euro, but due to the bank exchange rate you can lose some amount of money and it is not going to be equal to the amount that you paid.

 

Can I pay in installments?

Please know that it is impossible in the first year of studies.

 

I will apply for Visegrad Scholarship. Can I get Pre-acceptance Letter?

Please be informed that we do not issue Pre-acceptance Letters, but we can issue special confirmation for you. The document will contain information about that you applied for studies at the  University of Wroclaw and your application is in the admission process. In the last years such document was enough for Visegrad Fund. Please know that our system opens quite early, so if your documents will be complete at the very beginning of admission, you may be able to receive Letter of Offer from the University of Wroclaw, before the Visegrad Scholarship application deadline. To receive this document please contact us by e-mail after submitting your application in the application system: www.international-applications.uni.wroc.pl 

 

I will apply for Visegrad Scholarship, do I have to pay registration fee?

Students which are applying for Visegrad scholarship do not need to pay registration fee, but if they will be not granted scholarship but still want to continue with their admission (by covering cost of studies by themselves) will have to pay it together with tuition fee payment. 

 

Do you have scholarships for international students?

Please be informed that we do not offer scholarships that cover the tuition fee or more. As our student you can apply for a Rector’s scholarship for the best students starting from your second year of studies.

 

Should I pay the registration/tuition fee in euro?

Please know that our account is in euro, so that is the best option for you and for us.

 

What is the refund procedure?

You can find all the details here: click

 

I paid 3670 euro but received 3500 euro refunded. Why?

Please check our refund policy (click) before you pay and sign the acceptance of offer form.  The amount refunded is reduced by an administrative fee which is 150 Euro. Please remember that the registration fee (20 euro) is non-refundable.

 

Can you refund me money via Western Union/online, etc.?

Please know that we cannot do that. We can only make bank transfers.

 

I have submitted my refund form and I still did not receive any information…

Please know that we have two weeks to proceed it. To be sure that your refund will be made as soon as possible, please check if you did everything according to the refund policy: click. If we have a problem with proceeding your refund, we will contact with you by e-mail so be sure to check it sometimes :)

 

 

TRANSFERS / CHANGE OF PROGRAMME

 

Can I transfer from another university?

Please know that transfers are possible after the first year of studies, but there is no specific procedure for that. Please know that each Faculty can have rules for transfer, so the best option for you is to contact a coordinator (list of coordinators)  of the programme that you are interested in directly.

 

Can I change my programme of studies after being accepted?

Please know that it is not possible. Please think through carefully which program you want to study before you apply.

 

 

LIFE / STUDY IN POLAND

 

Will I have a place in a dormitory?

Please know that we offer accommodation in the University dorms. You can apply for it by the website of dorm administration (all informations will be provided to you during the application for studies process). You can book a place in a double or triple room. Please also know that it is not possible to book a single room in advance. Please know that we have no influence on the dorm or room that you will be assigned to. If you want to change it, you can try after your arrival directly in the administration office of the dorm. 

Please remember that you can also find accommodation by yourself using such websites as https://www.olx.pl/, https://www.otodom.pl/, https://www.gumtree.pl/ or check private dorms (e.g. https://studentdepot.pl/pl/dormitory-wroclaw, https://las.com.pl/)

Please know that during pandemic situation there is only possibility of renting single rooms. 
The booking of dorms for academic year 2021/22 will be open until 15th August. If you will sign for dormitory after that term you should contact with the International Office regarding the availiable place and request for accommodation - we will instruct you on further steps.

 

How much does accommodation cost?

Please know that all the details about dorm pricing are here: click

 

What are the living costs in Wroclaw?

Please check the details here: click

 

Can I work in Poland?

Please know that the basic National visa type D for studies gives the right to work, but you need to consider that studies should be your priority as this is the basis of your legal stay in Poland.

 

Will I have any job opportunities after graduating from University of Wroclaw?

Please know that Wrocław is one of the largest cities in Poland which is associated with a well-developed labor market. City organizes many job fairs during year. Our university offers help in searching for best option that fits your skills - students and graduates of Wocław University can contact in this matter with Career's Office: click.

 

I am a full-time student and I want to go on Erasmus. What should I do?

Check our website: click

 

OTHER

 

I received Final Acceptance Letter / Letter of Offer last year and due to something I couldn’t start the programme. Can I come this year?

Please be informed that all documents regarding admission, that you are receiving from us, are valid only for current intake. Their date of expiring is indicated at every stage of application. If you want to study on University of Wroclaw, even if you were already accepted before, you will have to reapply from the very beginning (but you can use your old account for that).

 

I have sent an e-mail and nobody answered…

Please know that we receive about 80-100 e-mails every day, so we need some time to answer them all. Please note that sending us 5 different emails in one day will not speed up this process :) 

 

I still have some additional questions...

Please know that we have an International Alumni Network and on our https://internationalalumni.uni.wroc.pl/ website you may find our Ambassadors from different countries. Don't hestitate to contact them to lear more about all the useful stuff.