Candidates who are not citizens of Poland, hereinafter referred to as foreigners, can apply for undergraduate courses, graduate courses as well as doctoral or postgraduate courses if
- (1) they have been granted visa or a residence card or other document authorizing them to stay in Poland and
- (2) are insured against health risks or accidents for the time of their education in Poland or have obtained the European Health Insurance Card or insurance at the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) immediately after the start of education.
Foreigners are subject to the same principles of recruitment as those referring to candidates holding the old format of the secondary school leaving certificate (Stara Matura) according to the criteria of admission determined for the chosen programme. To apply for admission candidates should register in the Online Registration System (IRK), attend an entrance interview (if required for a chosen course) and submit all required documents within the deadline specified in the Admissions Schedule.
Place and date of document submission
After the registration in the Online Registration System (IRK), all foreigners applying for admission will find information concerning qualification on their internet accounts (no other information is sent to candidates). Candidates qualified for admission have to submit all the required documents to the relevant recruitment committees before the deadline specified in the Admissions Schedule
application form signed by the candidate (a printout from the Online Registration System (IRK)),
original of the secondary school leaving certificate obtained abroad (for more information concerning the recognition of foreign documents click here)
in the case of graduate courses: degree certificate confirming graduation from bachelor level studies or uniform master’s degree studies
certificate of nostrification of the secondary school leaving certificate or degree certificate
insurance policy against health risks or accidents for the time of education in Poland or the European Health Insurance Card
photocopy of passport, visa, residence card or other document authorizing the stay in the Republic of Poland – applicable only to candidates from outside the European Union, citizens of Switzerland or citizens of EFTA (European Agreement on Free Trade) member states
four photographs conforming to the format of photographs for identity cards (35x45 mm)
all the required documents issued in a foreign language should be translated by a certified translator into Polish
Opole University charges recruitment fee of 85 PLN (21 EUR) per registration for every programme. Payment must be made to a bank account generated by the online recruitment system (IRK).
Citizens of the European Union member states, the European Agreement on Free Trade (EFTA) member states or the holders of valid Pole’s Card who possess financial means indispensable to cover the costs of maintenance during studies can undertake and continue regular studies, doctoral studies, as well as other forms of education according to the principles relating to citizens of Poland, with the provision that the above-mentioned are not eligible for receiving social benefits, special benefits for the disabled, benefits to cover accommodation or boarding, and other financial grants (not applicable to students with the Pole’s Card).
Foreigners undertaking studies and trainings, not mentioned in section 2 above, are obliged to pay the annual tuition fee. The tuition depends on the type of the study programme chosen but is not lower than:
for undergraduate and graduate programmes € 1,160
for doctoral studies and post-graduate programmes, scientific and artistic traineeships, specialization trainings, and habilitation trainings € 1,200
Foreigners admitted to the first year of regular studies, doctoral and post-graduate studies at state-run institutions of higher education, on the basis of payment of fees, pay the rates higher by € 200 than those mentioned in Section 3, independent of the number of undertaken courses.
Payments should be made to the bank accounts generated by the Online Registration System (IRK).