General admission requirements

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



Admission requirements vary depending on the selected programme and the candidate's citizenship. Please refer to one of the sections below for admission requirements applicable to the 2022/23 intake:

MEDICINE - international (non-Polish) candidates (CLOSED)

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).

Application period (opening – closing date):

  • Session 1: 20 April – 29 May 2022 (registration in this session is closed)
  • Session 2: 8 June – 3 July 2022 (registration in this session is closed)
  • Session 3: 13 July – 7 August 2022 (registration in this session is closed)
  • Session 4: 18 August – 11 September 2022 (registration in this session is closed)


See the full schedule for exam and interview dates for each session.
IMPORTANT: Please mind that if you don't finalise your application within the deadline for a specific session, it will not automatically move to the next session! The system is designed in such a way that your application in that session will be closed and you will have to create a new one when the next session opens.
For example: You start submitting your application during Session 1, but you don't upload all the documents and/or pay the application fee within the deadline of 29 May. As a result, your application is closed on 29 May and you have to start a new one on 8 June (when Session 2 opens).

Recruitment process - step by step:

  1. you register in the online admission system: Internetowa Rejestracja Kandydatów - IRK - we recommend following our video guide to the system;
  2. you submit the required documents through your personal candidate account;
  3. if your documents are approved by the Qualification Commission, you take the online written test in English;
  4. if you pass the written test (min. 50% of correct answers), you are invited for the admision interview (if you fail the test, your admission process ends at this point);
  5. your test and interview results are summed up;
  6. if you receive a minimum number of points required, you become admitted.

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: (1) Biology and (2) Chemistry or 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)13.51 KB
  3. a valid medical certificate confirming your ability to take up studies: docxMedical certificate - template (optional)13.23 KB
  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.

The written test:

The test will be a multiple-choice test (1 correct answer per each question), consisting of 50 questions: 30 in biology, 12 in chemistry, and 8 in physics. Each correct answer is awarded 1 point, so the total number of points to be obtained is 50. You need to obtain at least 25 points in the test in order to go through to the next stage of the admission process - the interview. If you receive 24 points or less, the admission process ends for you and you cannot get admission.
The test is held online, using a dedicated testing platform. You will get access to the platform on the day of the test. Please note that the platform uses an anti-cheating tool (proctoring software) which will automatically disqualify you if you switch from the test platform to e.g. browser.

The interview:

The interview includes questions concerning knowledge in the field of natural and exact sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) at the level of secondary school (max. 25 pts.), as well as motivation to study the selected programme (max. 25 pts.). It also aims to check the candidate’s proficiency in English (max. 25 pts.). The total number of points which can be obtained during the interview is 75. The interview is conducted online.

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The result:

Your overall candidate score is calculated using the formula: W = W1/2 + W2
Where: W - total score, W1 - score for the written test, W2 - score for the interview.
In order to become admitted, you need to obtain no less than 70 points in total (W ≥ 70). 

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.

NURSING / PHYSIOTHERAPY / PHARMACY - international (non-Polish) candidates (CLOSED)

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).

Application period (opening – closing date): 20 April - 14 August 2022

Recruitment process - step by step:

  1. you register in the online admission system: Internetowa Rejestracja Kandydatów - IRK - we recommend following our video guide to the system;
  2. you submit the required documents through your personal candidate account;
  3. if your documents are approved by the Qualification Commission, you are invited for the admision interview;
  4. if you receive a minimum number of points required, you become admitted.

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,
  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)13.51 KB
  3. a valid medical certificate confirming your ability to take up studies: docxMedical certificate - template (optional)13.23 KB
  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.

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 (max. 50 pts.), as well as motivation to study the selected programme (max. 25 pts.). It also aims to check the candidate’s proficiency in English (max. 25 pts.). The total number of points which can be obtained during the interview is 100.The interview is conducted online.

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The result:

In order to become admitted, you need to obtain no less than 65 points (for Nursing and Physiotherapy) or no less than 60 points (for Pharmacy) for the admission interview.

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.

MEDICINE - Polish candidates (CLOSED)

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], which works independently from the Centre of Medical Education in English. Any questions or queries should be addressed directly to the Recruitment Commission. More information: recrutiment of Polish citizens

Application period (opening – closing date): 6 June - 13 July 2022

Excerpt from Resolution No 43 of NCU Senate of 22 June 2021 on the conditions and procedure of admission to the first year of study in academic year 2022/2023 at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń:

Eligibility criteria:

Application process is open to candidates who hold the following:

  • a secondary school leaving certificate or an equivalent document entitling the holder to apply to study at any type of higher education institution in accordance with applicable regulations in force in the country of origin of the candidate,
  • two subjects listed in their secondary school leaving certificate:
    • Biology,
    • Chemistry, or Physics.


Qualification principles:

Candidates are qualified on the basis of a written test in English and an admission interview in English. Result of the qualification procedure (W) is calculated according to the formula: W = W1 + W2
where:
W1 – number of points obtained for the test,
W2 – number of points obtained for admission interview.

The requirement for admission is obtaining a minimum of 300 points at the entrance examination, that is the sum of points for the written test and the admission interview.

Written test

The written test in English verifies the candidates' knowledge and ability to use specialist terminology in the field of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The test is evaluated using a scale of 0 to 200 points.

Admission interview

The admission interview conducted in English assesses the candidates' motivation to study medicine, their experience in working for aid organisations, as well as their interpersonal and communication skills. The admission interview is evaluated using a scale of 0 to 200 points.

International /European Baccalaureate (IB / EB) holders

If a candidate holds an IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureate Organisation with a registered office in Geneva, or an EB (European Baccalaureate) diploma, which includes examination grades in two subjects taken at advanced level and in English:

  • Biology and
  • Chemistry or Physics,


such a candidate does not take the written test. When entering grades of the school-leaving examination, conversion should be made as follows:

  • IB HL level = EB Advanced level = Number of points
    • 7 = 8.00–10.00 = 100 pts.
    • 6 = 7.00–7.95 = 80 pts.
    • 5 = 6.00–6.95 = 70 pts.
    • 4 = 5.00–5.95 = 55 pts.
    • 3 = 4.00–4.95 = 40 pts.
    • 2 = 3.00–3.95 = 25 pts.
    • 1 = 1.00–2.95 = 10 pts.


Bilingual school certificate holders

If a candidate holds a Polish upper secondary school leaving examination certificate (maturity certificate) awarded for taking the school leaving examination within the bilingual education system with English as one of the languages of instruction, which includes examination grades in two subjects taken at advanced level:

  • Biology and
  • Chemistry or Physics,


such a candidate does not take the written test. When entering grades for the school leaving examination, conversion should be made as follows: 1 % = 1 point.

NURSING / PHYSIOTHERAPY / PHARMACY - Polish candidates (CLOSED)

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], which works independently from the Centre of Medical Education in English. Any questions or queries should be addressed directly to the Recruitment Commission. More information: recrutiment of Polish citizens

Application period (opening – closing date): 6 June - 13 July 2022

Excerpt from Resolution No 18 of NCU Senate of 29 March 2022 amending Resolution No 43 of NCU Senate of 22 June 2021 on the conditions and procedure of admission to the first year of study in academic year 2022/2023 at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń:

Eligibility criteria:

Application process is open to candidates who hold the following:

  • a secondary school leaving certificate or an equivalent document entitling the holder to apply to study at any type of higher education institution in accordance with applicable regulations in force in the country of origin of the candidate,
  • applies to Phyiotherapy and Nursing: one subject listed in their secondary school leaving certificate out of the following: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics,
  • applies to Pharmacy: two subjects listed in their secondary school leaving certificate out of the following: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.


Qualification principles:

Candidates are qualified on the basis of an admission interview conducted in English. For Nursing and Physiotherapy, the interview in English aims to assess the candidate’s motivation to study the selected programme, their experience in working for aid organisations, as well as their interpersonal and communication skills. The admission interview is evaluated using the scale of 0 to 100 points. A minimum of 60 points must be obtained in the admission interview in order to become admitted to the study programme.

 

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


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

 
 
 
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