Application procedure for undergraduate (equivalent to BA) and graduate (equivalent to MA) degrees

To help make your application journey as simple as possible and in order to make a proper planning follow these steps.

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The candidate submits application. The selection process.
The Admission Committee assesses the documents and calculates the admission results.
If accepted, the candidate sends all documents as certified copies. If successful, he/she receives final letter of admission.

 

Details

kko1.jpg The candidate should prepare for the procedure beforehand. It is necessary to:
  • register online, enter personal data and information about education into the IRK system, choose the field of study. 
  • remit the application fee to the relevant bank account specified in the IRK System (the account number varies depending on the currency in which the payment is made - PLN, EUR or USD, the payment should be made online). 
  • upload required documents (see the list for each program below). The files should be uploaded into IRK system (Personal information>Documents).
Please mind the deadlines.





See the list of required documents for each program

BA in Finance, International Investment and Accounting

A complete application should contain:

  1. Copy (certified by a notary) of high school certificate/attestat with Apostille/Legalization and translation into English or Polish
  2. A confirmation that the document entitles to undertake further studies (from the Ministry of Education/ School or Polish Consulate)  download the form;
  3. Confirmation of proficiency in English - level B2 (list of accepted certificates);
  4. Proof of remittance of the application fee.

Use the checklist to facilitate completing admission application.

The required documents must be submitted in the IRK system no later than by the time of the deadline. If you intend to sit a test in proficiency in English to meet the entry requirement of language level, you should book the test early. By arranging to sit your test early, you'll be able to ensure that you meet our deadline for providing your qualification. 

 


MA in Quantitative Finance/International Economics/Data Science and Business Analytics

A complete application should contain:

  1. Certified copy of the undergraduate/BA degree diploma uploaded into IRK system with Apostille/Legalization and translation into English or Polish;
  2. Copy of official transcript(s) of records for the relevant undergraduate/BA studies with translation into English or Polish. Transcript should be accompanied by an official grade conversion table or explanation of the grading system (plus translation into Polish/English);
  3. Confirmation of proficiency in English - level B2 (list of accepted certificates);
  4. A confirmation that the diploma entitles to undertake MA/graduate studies  - download form;
  5. A form with the grades and number of hours available at IRK system;
  6. Scan copy of a cover letter demonstrating candidate's interests and predispositions to begin Master's degree studies (education, work/project experience, interests in economics/finance);
  7. Scan copy of two reference letters from lectures who know the candidate personally (PhD or higher, preferably academic advisors; we recommend adding information on academic projects or activities that the candidate took part of);
  8. Scan of a proof of remittance of the application fee.

Optionally applicants may attach:

  1. certificates of work experience and awards in the field of economics;
  2. copies of economic publications.

Use the checklist to facilitate completing admission documents.

The required documents must be submitted in the IRK system no later than by the time of the deadline. If you intend to sit a test in proficiency in English to meet the entry requirement of language level, you should book the test early. By arranging to sit your test early, you'll be able to ensure that you meet our deadline for providing your qualification. 


FAQ (Apostille/Legalization; level of English)

What does Apostille/Legalization mean?

  • Legalisation (authorisation):

    is the certification of a document’s formal conformity with the law binding in the place of its issue or of the authenticity of the seals and signatures placed on the document. Legalisation of educational documents may thus be significant for determining the country within whose education system a document was issued and whether it is necessary to verify its authenticity. In some countries, such as Poland, the internal laws oblige a qualification holder to legalise their document before taking it abroad. Legalisation of a document by the relevant authorities in the country in which it was issued increases its credibility.

    Certificates may be legalised (or receive an apostille – see below) by:

    • the consul of the Republic of Poland having jurisdiction with respect to the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, or
    • the educational authorities of the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, or
    • a diplomatic representation or consular office of the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, accredited in the Republic of Poland or in any EU, OECD or EEA member state, where the said certificates or documents confer an entitlement to apply for admission to a higher education program in the states in question.

    Apostille

    if a country in which a given document was issued is a party to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, concluded in The Hague, 5 October 1961, the document’s legalisation is replaced by an Apostille certificate attached to it. The list of countries – parties to the Convention and the institutions authorised to issue the Apostille is available here.

What level of English do I need to have? Which certificates does the Admission Committee accept?

  • Polish maturity exam in English language at advanced level („new maturity diploma”) – result at least 60% (in case of first-cycle or long-cycle MA studies)
  • A document issued abroad recognized to be equivalent with a high school diploma – the language of instruction shall be recognized providing it was exclusively English (in case of first-cycle or long-cycle MA studies)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (in case of first-cycle or long-cycle MA studies)
  • European Baccalaureate Diploma (in case of first-cycle or long-cycle MA studies)
  • A document certifying graduation from University abroad or in the Republic of Poland – the language of instruction shall be recognized providing it was exclusively English (in case of second-cycle studies)
  • Certificate on completion of Foundation Year at the University of Warsaw – at least B2 level
  • Certificates confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR):
    • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations:
      • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) – grade A or B,
      • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – grade A, B or C,
      • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - grade A, B or C.
    • Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, USA:
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – at least 75 points in Internet-Based Test version (iBT)
    • British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment IDP IELTS Australia:
      • International English Language Testing System IELTS – at least 5,5 points
    • University of Warsaw’s Coordination Board for Language Proficiency Certification – at least B2 level

See the rules of calculation of the results

BA in Finance, International Investment and Accounting

The admission results will be calculated based on High School Graduation Certificate (with grades). Candidates will be ranked by means of the following mechanism:

W = Px0,05 + Mx0,75 + Jx0,10 + Ax0,10
where:
W - the final result
P - result from the Polish/native language on the standard or higher level 
M - result from the Mathematics on the standard or higher level
J - result of the foreign language on the standard or higher level;
A -  result from an additionally chosen subject.

According to the admission rules the results of high school certificates at ordinary level require additional element in the formula: multiplication by 0,6. Based on the Admission Committee’s interpretation of the regulations which refer to equal chances for all candidates the rule refers not only to Polish high school graduation certificates (świadectwo maturalne), but also foreign ones. In case of advanced level certificates the formula stays untouched.

Candidates with a foreign high school graduation certificate (including foreigners) 

The ranking list of candidates is prepared based on the maturity exam/attestat/arbitur/final high school certificate results or equivalent exam that grants the access to higher education. Ranking points are calculated as the weighted average of the following subjects: the original language of the maturity exam (weight 5%), mathematics (75% weight), a modern foreign language (other than the original language of the exam, 10% weight), an additional subject (10%).

Maturity exam results are expressed in percentage points as a ratio of grades obtained by the candidate to the highest grades obtained in the country. In the case of the latter expressed ratings they are converted into a numerical scale by successively assigning positive grade numbers, ranging from 1. Lack of the result of the maturity exam subject = 0 points. 

Candidates with a Polish maturity exam (2005 - 2019)

Compulsory subject
Polish
Mathematics
One modern
foreign language
One subject
of candidate's choice
Basic level x 0.6
or
Advanced (enhanced) level x 1
Basic level x 0.6
or
Advanced (enhanced) level x 1
A choice among:
English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish

Basic level x 0.6
or
Advanced (enhanced) level x 1
A choice among all subjects:
also Mathematics and languages
(Polish or foregin) 
Weight = 5%
Weight = 75%
Weight = 10%
Weight = 10%

Candidates with International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Compulsory subject
Polish or a language A1
from group 1*
Mathematics
One modern
foreign language
One subject
of candidate's choice
Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
A choice among:
English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Russian

Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
A choice among all subjects:
also Mathematics and languages
 
Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
Weight = 5%
Weight = 75%
Weight = 10%
Weight = 10%

* In case of a lack of Polish language; the languages in columns 1 and 3 have to be different

7 points– 100%
6 points– 90%
5 points– 75%
4 points– 60%
3 points– 45%
2 points – 30%

Candidates with European Baccalaureate (EB) 

Compulsory subject
Polish or a language
from L1*
Mathematics
One modern
foreign language
One subject
of candidate's choice
Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
A choice among:
English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Russian


A choice among all subjects:
also Mathematics and languages
 
Standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
Higher level (HL) x 1
Weight = 5%
Weight = 75%
Weight = 10%
Weight = 10%

* In case of a lack of Polish language; the languages in columns 1 and 3 have to be different

9,00 – 10,00 = 100%
8,00 – 8,95 = 90%
7,00 – 7,95 = 75%
6,00 – 6,95 = 60%
5,00 – 5,95 = 45%
4,00 – 4,95 = 30%

Candidates with the old polish abitur (till 2004)

The admissions points will be calculate based on the same mechanism as for Candidates with a Polish maturity exam (2005 - 2019) 

Compulsory subject
Polish
Mathematics
One modern
foreign language
One subject 
of candidate's choice
Basic level x 0.6
or
Advanced (enhanced) level x 1
Basic level x 0.6
or
Advanced (enhanced) level x 1
A choice among:
English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish

Basic level x 0.6
or
Advanced (enhanced) level x 1
A choice among all subjects:
also Mathematics and languages
(Polish or foregin) 
Weight = 5%
Weight = 75%
Weight = 10%
Weight = 10%

All grades from all subjects are taken into account (both written and oral exams). Grades will be converted to percentages in the following way:

Maturity till 1991
Maturity after 1991
5-100%
6-100%
4-85%
5-90%
3-40%
4-75%%
-
3-50%
-
2-30%

The result will be the arithmetic average of all grades which have been firstly converted into percentages. According to University of Warsaw Regulations on Admission the candidate may disagree with the result within seven days after the announcement in the IRK system.


MA in International Economics

Candidates will be ranked by means of the following mechanism:

  1. Two reference letters will be assigned 0-100 credits each;
  2. Cover letter will be assigned 0-100 credits;
  3. Results in selected subject from candidates undergraduate supplement:
  • Microeconomics (will be assigned 0-100 credits);
  • Macroeconomics (will be assigned 0-100 credits);
  • Mathematical Statistics (will be assigned 0-100 credits);
  • Probability Calculus (will be assigned 0-100 credits);
  • Econometrics (will be assigned 0-100 credits);
  • Mathematical Analysis (Mathematical Calculus) (will be assigned 0-100 credits);
  • International Relations/International Trade Theory (will be assigned 0-100 credits).


Subject grades will be weighted as 70% overall, reference letters as 20% and motivation letter as 10%. Each subject's weight is equal (max. 10%). The candidate may obtain maximum of 100 ranking points. For each subject both the number of teaching hours and the final grade will be considered. The data should be provided in the IRK system. 

 


MA in Quantitative Finance

Candidates will be ranked by means of the following mechanism:

  1. Two reference letters will be assigned 0-100 credits each;
  2. Cover letter will be assigned 0-100 credits;
  3. 7 selected subjects from candidates undergraduate supplement /transcript of records (the candidate may choose no more than 7 subjects out of 15 categories, 0-100 credits each):
  • Microeconomics;
  • Macroeconomics;
  • Mathematical Statistics;
  • Probability Calculus;
  • Econometrics;
  • Mathematical Analysis (Mathematical Calculus);
  • Finance;
  • Programming in R, Python, SAS language
  • Programming in C++, C#, Java
  • Data processing in SQL (or other language)
  • Time-series analysis
  • Mathematical subject different than mentioned above 
  • Commercial or academic project

Subject grades will be weighted as 70% overall, reference letters as 20% and motivation letter as 10%. Each subject's weight is equal (max. 10%). The candidate may obtain maximum of 100 ranking points. For each subject both the number of teaching hours and the final grade will be considered. Necessary data should be provided in the IRK system. 

 


MA in Data Science and Business Analytics

Candidates will be ranked by means of the following mechanism:

  1. Two reference letters will be assigned 0-100 credits each;
  2. Cover letter will be assigned 0-100 credits;
  3. 7 selected subjects from candidates undergraduate supplement /transcript of records (the candidate may choose no more than 7 subjects out of 14 categories, 0-100 credits each):
  • Microeconomics;
  • Macroeconomics;
  • Mathematical Statistics;
  • Probability Calculus;
  • Econometrics;
  • Mathematical Analysis (Mathematical Calculus);
  • Finance;
  • Programming in R
  • Programming in Python
  • Programming in SAS language
  • Programming in other languages
  • Data processing in SQL (or other language)
  • Time-series analysis
  • Mathematical subject different than mentioned above 

Subject grades will be weighted as 70% overall, reference letters as 20% and motivation letter as 10%. Each subject's weight is equal (max. 10%). The candidate may obtain maximum of 100 ranking points. For each subject both the number of teaching hours and the final grade will be considered. Necessary data should be provided in the IRK system. 

 


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Selection process. Assessment of the documents:

  • The Admission Committee makes decisions based solely on the application submitted in the IRK system. No entry exams, nor interviews are conducted. Please note that the Committee will not consider any documents beyond the list of required ones (look at the check-list above, point 1.).
  • The Admission Committee calculates admission points in accordance to the rules stated above (point 1.) and announces a ranking list. Preliminary decisions on acceptance are made on the basis of academic merit (number of points) and the availability of places on specific programme. 
  • Preliminary admission decisions are announced in the IRK system. The candidate may disagree with the result within 7 days from the moment of the announcement in the IRK system. 




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After preliminary decision on acceptance the candidate should submit a full application to finalize the procedure:

  • Candidates who obtain positive preliminary decisions are requested to deliver necessary documents (enlisted below) 
  • The candidates who require visa are advised to contact Polish Embassy regarding visa only after delivering the full application and receiving at least a scan of a final decision on admittance. After receiving the decision the candidate will also receive an e-mail with individual bank account number to pay the fee and data to book a place in dormitory (please note that in case of a late finalization of the procedure dormitory is not guaranteed). The registration to courses is organized at the end of September each year. Non-EU candidates are obliged to submit student visa confirmations.
  • If the candidate does not deliver full application on time, he/she will not receive opportunity to study. 

The full application should be handed in or sent via traditional/fast post to the Office of Admissions at The Faculty of Economic Sciences, ul. Dluga 44/50, 00-241 Warsaw, Poland. 





BA - Accepted candidates submit the following documents
  1. the original of secondary school (maturity) certificate or another document (with a full list of final grades), entitling to undertake university-level study in country in which the certificate / document was issued
  2. a legalisation / authorisation of above-mentioned documents (or apostille if the document was issued by an institution operating in the educational system in a country that was a member of the Hague Convention of 5th of October, 1961 abolishing the requirement of legalizing foreign official documents) [read more]
  3. a document stating that the certificate / diploma entitles to undertake or continue university-level study in country in which the certificate / diploma was issued (such proof should be issued or certified by the school or educational institution which issued the certificate / diploma or by educational authorities of the country which issued the certificate / diploma or in which system of education the school operates) [a sample form]
  4. original sworn translations into Polish language (or English language if a candidate undertakes studies provided in English) of all the documents listed above or (in case of other than sworn translation) translation legalized by the Polish consul in the country where the documents were issued
  5. a certificate of recognition (nostrification) of secondary school (maturity) certificate / higher education diploma, if applicable [read more]
  6. a personal questionnaire printed out from candidate’s individual registration account in the Candidate’s Registration System and signed up by the candidate
  7. a photocopy of visa or other document proving legalization of stay in Poland
  8. an application for issuing student’s id printed out from candidate’s individual registration account in the Candidate’s Registration System (it is necessary to attach a digital photo first)
  9. a proof of student’s id payment [read more]
  10. a certificate of proficiency in English (equivalent at least to the level B2) /in the case of a proper diploma, a language certificate is not required/, [A list of documents certifying the knowledge of English, accepted in the process of recruitment]– applies to studies conducted in English
  11. authorization to submission of documents – in case of submission of candidate’s documents by the other person [a sample form]

Please note! Documents printed out from individual registration account at IRK system must be signed by the candidate.


MA - Accepted candidates submit the following documents
  1.     The higher education diploma (MA, BA, engineer diploma or equivalent) with a full list of grades obtained during the course of study, entitling to continue university-level study in country in which the diploma was issued.
  2.     a legalisation / authorisation of above-mentioned documents (or apostille if the document was issued by an institution operating in the educational system in a country that was a member of the Hague Convention of 5th of October, 1961 abolishing the requirement of legalizing foreign official documents) - [read more]
  3.     a document stating that the certificate / diploma entitles to undertake or continue university-level study in country in which the certificate / diploma was issued (such proof should be issued or certified by the school or educational institution which issued the certificate / diploma or by educational authorities of the country which issued the certificate / diploma or in which system of education the school operates) – [a sample form]
  4.     original sworn translations into Polish language (or English language if a candidate undertakes studies provided in English) of all the documents listed above or (in case of other than sworn translation) translation legalized by the Polish consul in the country where the documents were issued
  5.     a certificate of recognition (nostrification) of secondary school (maturity) certificate / higher education diploma, if applicable [read more]
  6.     a personal questionnaire printed out from candidate’s individual registration account in the Candidate’s Registration System and signed up by the candidate
  7.     a photocopy of visa or other document proving legalization of stay in Poland
  8.     an application for issuing student’s id printed out from candidate’s individual registration account in the Candidate’s Registration System (it is necessary to attach a digital photo first)
  9.     a proof of student’s id payment [see bank account numer]
  10.     a certificate of proficiency in English (equivalent at least to the level B2) /in the case of a proper diploma, a language certificate is not required/, [A list of documents certifying the knowledge of English, accepted in the process of recruitment]– applies to studies conducted in English
  11.     authorization to submission of documents – in case of submission of candidate’s documents by the other person [a sample form]

Description of full procedure from registration till arrival:

  • The candidate registers to the program and uploads all necessary documents into the system
  • The Admission Committee announces preliminary admission results
  • The candidates who were accepted to studies deliver the full application (with hard copies and certified copies)
  • After positive verification of the application it is proceeded further and the official decision on admittance is issued within 10 working days - the scan copy is sent via e-mail, the hard copy is sent via post. In case of II round of admission the official decision on admittance is issued in the end of August.
  • The students system is opened after 5 working days - the candidate may book a place in dormitory and he/she receives bank account number which should be used to pay the tuition fee. The instruction on what to do next is sent by the Students Office via email, so keep an eye on your email.
  • The candidate applies for visa with the hard copy of the decision on admittance and confirmation about dormitory and payment of the tuition fee.
  • The candidate arrives to Poland
  • The candidate participates in workshops at the end of September and registers to courses directly through the students system
  • The academic year begins on 1st October - we do not recommend any delay. 

Other important information

Please also read other important information. 

Tuition waivers

Maximum 30% of students will be offered 70% tuition waiver based on their academic performance each semester (starting with 2nd semester). The decisions are made by the Vice Dean for Students Affairs at the end of each semester, after exam session. The tuition waiver does not refer to 1st semester of studies. 

WNE UW alumni may submit a letter of request for the scholarship (70% tuiton waiver) to the Vice-Dean for students affairs after being admitted to studies and no later than till 15th September. See more details.

Transfers from other universities 

The candidates who wish to transfer from another university and are interested in BA studies need to participate in regular admission procedure. After being accepted to studies and delivering all necessary documents they should submit additional forms to Vice-Dean for Student Affairs with a request to accept the courses (not all of them might be accepted):

There are no transfers possible in case of MA studies. 
Please compare and contrast your transcript of records. The decision on acceptance of the courses depends on number of hours, grade and its equivalence to the courses provided at WNE UW. 

Dormitories

Attention!  If you are interested in applying for dormitory please log into USOS and follow the instruction (access data to the students system is provided by the students office after finalizing the procedure):
1.    choose the website: 
https://usosweb.uw.edu.pl/
2.    log in
3.    choose ‘student’s section’
4.    choose ‘applications’ (the second one)
5.    fill in the form concerning accommodation

The application should be accepted by you (the last stage in USOS), printed, signed (with your hand written signature), sent via e-mail (to: my e-mail and 
AF[MxY\?}=zHChkV3{.a]#[z6OBn=swb'&=7qQ7&*yN) and to the office, room K3 (AF[MxY\?}=zHChkV3{.a+GD&1~R]#[%1KEhN@6w&n0{!cEs*~Y5&!y=o?). The decision about your accommodation will be made by Main Office for Students’ Affairs till mid-August and it will be visible in the USOS.

Student should submit the application for dormitories via system USOSweb within 10 days after receiving access to the system. Student should also provide an information about the distance between their home and the Faculty of Economics Sciences (we suggest to use google maps with option "directions").

Nostrification

Please also remember that BA students from non-Hague Convention countries will need to participate in the nostrification procedure till the end of the first semester. The procedure is held by Kuratorium Oświaty. To participate in the procedure the student needs to

  • fill out an application form
  • deliver hard copy of high school graduation certificate with apostille or legalization
  • deliver sworn translation of the certificate into Polish
  • if the high school graduation certificate does not indicate all subjects and grades from the whole education stage, time of study and information that the document allows to start studies on higher level, the candidate will need to deliver additional documents from his/her school or ministry of education. 
  • deliver copy of a passport

After finalizing the procedure the student will receive a document which states that his/her high school diploma is recognized as equal to Polish maturity exam. 

More questions?

Contact Office of Admissions

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+ 48 22 55 49 190, 145 

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