Admission Step by Step

The path to success to your dream education with UPWr!


1. Choose your study programme;

2. Check the entry requirements and tuition fees;

3. Check the application process and key dates;

4. Register in the application system, either in IRK (if you're a Polish citizen) or in Dream Apply (if you're not). If using Dream Apply, please upload the scans to your application (you may get more information in our registration manual).

Required documents at this point:

  • passport (or ID if you are a citizen of the European Union);
  • for undergraduate and uniform master’s degrees: your secondary school diploma with the list of grades, for postgraduate master’s degrees: your bachelor’s degree with a full academic transcript;
  • language certificate (except for native speakers).

   Acceptable language qualifications for courses taught in English:

  • IELTS, at least level B2;
  • TOEFL, at least level B2;
  • Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (former FCE, CAE, CPE);
  • an IB or EB diploma;
  • a document from your high school/college certifying the language of instruction was English;
  • others considered individually.

   Acceptable language qualifications for courses taught in Polish:

  • an official Polish language certificate issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, at least level B2;
  • the final diploma of a one year long preparatory Polish language course organised at an officially designated institution;
  • a final secondary school certificate obtained within the Polish education system or with Polish as the language of instruction;
  • a university degree obtained with Polish as the language of instruction;
  • results of the internal Polish language test administered by the UPWr Admissions Office – please contact us for details.

If the documents confirming your education are not originally issued either in English or in Polish, their translation should also be included along the original version. The final version of your documents that you are going to submit as hard copies will need to be an official translation made by a sworn translator, translated from the original language into either Polish (acceptable for all courses) or English (acceptable for courses taught in English). You can submit regular translations in the system and later replace them with sworn translations in the final stage.

5. Wait for feedback from the Admissions Team;

6. Make the payment for your application fee (the Admissions Team is going to send you an invoice with all necessary details).

7. For applicants for Veterinary Medicine in English: take part in an online interview scheduled for you by the Admissions Office. More information for you is available in the tab about the interview.

8. Wait for the results.

ATTENTION! In order to be accepted, you will need to submit your final set of paper documents (original or notarized copies, legalized/apostilled and translated by a sworn translator) within a given time frame, which is usually quite short. They need to reach the university before the deadline. Even if you are not yet sure you will be accepted, please start preparing the documents now so that you can send them to us right away if successful.


1. Wait for confirmation from the University that you have been offered a place;

 2. Make the payment for your first semester tuition fee and your student ID card (you will receive invoices);

3. Validate your secondary school certificate or your bachelor’s diploma with an apostille or legalize it in the embassy of Poland, order sworn translations into Polish or English

4. Submit a set of paper documents within deadlines specified for each program on the website:

List of documents you should submit, in person or by post:

  • Passport for inspection if submitting in person, a personal data form if submitting by another means;
  • your application form printed out from the application system and signed;
  • a consent form from your parents'guardians if underage;
  • transfer details of payment for your fees (application, tuition, student ID);
  • your language certificate or another document serving as such;
  • eligibility statement if you were asked to provide it;
  • for undergraduate programs: your secondary school diploma with a list of grades, for postgraduate programs: your Bachelor’s diploma with a full academic transcript. These documents should be legalized/apostilled and presented together with a certified translation into Polish or English made by a sworn translator.

5. Receive confirmation of final acceptance from the university.

6. Apply for accommodation in one of university dormitories if needed (please contact the Admissions Office for help)

7. Get your health insurance coverage or the European Health Insurance Card, consider other kinds of insurance if needed, e.g. travel insurance, accident insurance;

8. Apply for the Polish national visa if you need it to study in Poland.


1. Make arrangements to arrive a few days before the start of the semester, let us know your planned date of arrival. If you need to submit any remaining documents, please take them with you.

2. Please visit the Admissions Office to collect your letter of acceptance and other documents.

3. If applicable, collect your referral to the doctor's office, make an appointment and receive a health certificate confirming that you are fit to study in your chosen area. This certificate has to be issued by an occupational medicine office in Poland. Please submit it either to the Dean's Office or to the Admissions Office.

4. Make some time to get to know the city and start feeling at home!

Formal recognition of diplomas

If you're applying to undergraduate programs or veterinary medicine and your secondary school diploma was issued in a country other than those listed below, it's likely your education will need to be formally recognised in a separate procedure, which will require additional documents. In that case, please refer to the tab with information about the formal recognition of education.

Countries whose qualifications do not need to be formally recognised:

 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK, and the USA.