Foreign high school diploma/secondary education certificates may be recognized on the basis of:
- by the power of law (member countries of European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
- international agreements
- decision of the Educational Office (KURATORIUM OŚWIATY).
Certificates issued in foreign education systems on the basis of which candidates apply for admission to bachelor programmes must be recognized as documents confirming secondary education in Poland and the right to apply for admission to higher education.
RECOGNISTION BY THE POWER OF LAW - these certificates are not subject to the recognition procedure in a Polish office, thus they may be submitted directly to the university. Recognition by force of law concerns certificates entitling to apply for admission to higher education, issued by a school or educational institution operating in the educational system of a member state of the European Union, a member state of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area.
This applies to educational documents issued in the educational systems of the following countries:
AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, CHILE, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GREECE, SPAIN, IRELAND, ICELAND, ISRAEL, JAPAN, CANADA, KOREA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, LATVIA, MALTA, MEXICO, THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, NORWAY, NEW ZEALAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, TURKEY, THE UNITED STATES, HUNGARY, GREAT BRITAIN, ITALY.
The deadline for delivery of a certificate of recognition of a certificate issued abroad results from the Rector's decision.
DEGREE DIPLOMA obtained abroad may be recognized on the basis of:
- international agreeements
- art. 326 par. 1-3 of the Law on Higher Education and Science,
Applicants who hold a provisional certificate of completion of studies may be admitted to studies by a conditional decision of the Rector specifying the date of presentation of the official diploma.
If the candidate has any doubts or questions concerning his/her diploma he/she can submit them for initial verification by electronic correspondance to firstname.lastname@example.org