General admission requirements

Collegium Medicum admission
NCU Collegium Medicum currently offers the following programmes taught fully in English:

 

The 2021/22 intake is closed.
There will be no additional intake to academic year 2021/22. Also, there are no mid-year intakes to the summer semester (in January/February) – there is only one intake per year. Exact admission dates and requirements for the next intake to academic year 2022/23 are not determined yet (admissions usually open in mid-April and close in September). Please check our website for updates or contact us again before the next intake opens (e.g. around February).


Admission requirements vary depending on the selected programme and the candidate's citizenship. Please refer to one of the sections below:

Non-Polish citizens

The information and requirements below apply to candidates whose primary country of citizenship is other than Poland. Recruitment of non-Polish citizens is managed by the Centre for Medical Education in English. For detailed information concerning admission to a specific programme, please visit the page dedicated to this programme (access through home page).

Direct admission (opening - closing dates): 20 April 2021 - 20 September 2021

Recruitment process:

  1. you register in the online admission system: Internetowa Rejestracja Kandydatów - IRK (see the step-by-step guide to applying for international candidates)
  2. your create your account and submit the required documents;
  3. if your documents are approved by the Qualification Commission, you are invited for a recruitment interview;
  4. if you succeed at the interview, you become admitted.


The interview:

There is no entrance examination, only an admission interview. The interview includes questions concerning knowledge in the field of natural and exact sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) at the level of secondary school, as well as motivation to study the selected programme. It also aims to check the candidate’s proficiency in English. The interview will be conducted online. 

Topics for the interview: pdfTopics for the admission interview - 2021/2022137.04 KB

Required documents:

  1. your upper secondary school leaving certificate or diploma which:
    • is validated (legalised) or affixed with apostille,
    • gives the right to apply to all types of higher education institutions in the country where it was issued and is equal to the Polish upper secondary school leaving certificate,
    • includes the following subjects:
      • Medicine - two subjects: (1) Biology and (2) Chemistry or Physics;
      • Nursing, Physiotherapy - at least one subject: Biology or Chemistry or Physics;
      • Pharmacy - at least two subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics;
  2. a document confirming your right to apply to all types of higher education institutions in your home country - if this is not stated in your secondary school leaving certificate:docxEligibility statement - template (optional)12.5 KB
  3. a valid health certificate (optional template) confirming your ability to take up studies - available from the page of the selected programme;
  4. a valid passport.


Recruitment fee:

There is an application processing fee: PLN 85. Payment instruction will be provided in the online admission system. Payment is necessary in order for the application to be processed.

How to apply:

You register in the online admission system and follow the instructions given by the system.

After admission:

If your secondary school diploma was not issued by any of the EU/EFTA/OECD countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA) it needs to be officially recognized in Poland by province education superintendent (kurator oświaty).
The administrative procedure managed by kurator oświaty should be finished before the end of 1st semester of studies.

Polish citizens

The information and requirements below apply to candidates whose primary country of citizenship is Poland. Recruitment of Polish citizens is managed by the Recruitment Commission [Komisja Rekrutacyjna]. For detailed information concerning admission to a specific programme, please visit the page dedicated to this programme (access through home page).

Admission (opening-closing dates): 7 June 2021 - 8 July 2021

Recruitment process:

  1. you register in the online admission system: Internetowa Rejestracja Kandydatów - IRK
  2. your create your account and submit the required documents;
  3. you are invited to attend a recruitment interview and (in case of Medicine) written test;
  4. if you succeed at the interview (and test in case of Medicine), you become admitted.
     

The interview and test:

  • Medicine: The written test includes multiple-choice questions in the field of natural and exact sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) at the level of secondary school. It also aims to check the candidate’s proficiency in English. The interview includes questions concerning motivation to study the selected programme.
  • Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy: There is no entrance examination, only an admission interview. The interview includes questions concerning knowledge in the field of natural and exact sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) at the level of secondary school, as well as motivation to study the selected programme. It also aims to check the candidate’s proficiency in English.


Required documents:

  1. your upper secondary school leaving certificate or diploma which:
    • gives the right to apply to all types of higher education institutions in the country where it was issued and is equal to the Polish upper secondary school leaving certificate,
    • includes the following subjects:
      • Medicine - two subjects: (1) Biology and (2) Chemistry or Physics,
      • Nursing, Physiotherapy - at least one subject: Biology or Chemistry or Physics;
      • Pharmacy - at least two subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics;
    • is validated (legalised) or affixed with apostille if it was issued in a country other than Poland;
  2. a document confirming your right to apply to all types of higher education institutions in your home country - if this is not stated in your secondary school leaving certificate: docxEligibility statement - template (optional)12.5 KB
  3. a valid health certificate (optional template) confirming your ability to take up studies;
  4. a valid passport.


Recruitment fees
:

The application processing fee is PLN 85.

How to apply:

You register in the online admission system and follow the instructions given by the system.

After admission:

If your secondary school diploma was not issued by any of the EU/EFTA/OECD countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA) it needs to be officially recognized in Poland by province education superintendent [kurator oświaty].
The administrative procedure managed by kurator oświaty should be finished before the end of 1st semester of studies.

 

The above admission rules for non-Polish citizens are based on the following:

pdfResolution no. 8 of 2021 of NCU Senate - 2021-22 admission rules for international candidates471.47 KB


pdfOrder no. 101 of 2021 of NCU Rector - admission documents required from foreign nationals 2021-22324.83 KB
      Note: The grayed out sections of the Order do not apply to candidates applying to English-taught programmes at NCU Collegium Medicum.

 
 
 
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