A student card is your University Identity Document.
In order to have it issued, you have to pay 17 PLN to the account number given to you at the International Students Office of the University of Lodz. You need to bring the payment confirmation to the Students` Office at out Faculty and then you will be able to pick up your student card.
Your student card enables you to travel with the 50% discount and also to buy cheaper tickets to the cinema, theatre; some pubs and restaurant also offer lower prices to students. It is very important that you have it and not lose it!
Examination session regulations
of the Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz
(in effect from academic year 2015/2016)
According to the Rector`s decree No. 63 from 14.05.2015 about the division of the academic year 2015/2016 the examination sessions are as follows:
Winter examination session – from 18.01 to 31.01.2016
Winter make-up examination session – from 8.02 to 14.02.2016
Summer examination session – from 9.06 to 30.06.2016
Summer make-up examination session – from 8.09 to 21.09.2016
The deadline to complete all the course requirements for students who finish their studies in summer semester is 30th of September 2016.
The deadline of completing the course requirements for students who finish their studies in winter semester is 14th of February 2016.
Absences can be made up for only during the first week of every exam session.
A. Obtaining course credit
Conditions and deadlines of obtaining course credit
More information is available on www.eksoc.uni.lodz.pl
The two exams should be at least 7 days apart. The exam dates and places are set by the examiner in agreement with students. Students cannot sit two exams on the same day.
B. Completing a semester
the Dean credits the passed courses and grants the appropriate number of ECTS points. The decision is made based on the compatibility of effects of teaching, the form of classes, the number of classes, the form of getting credit for the course as well as the didactic process requirements.
On the day of BA/MA thesis submission, students` office issues a Clearance Slip. I cycle students can continue to use their student cards until 31st of October of the year when they graduated. After this day students are obliged to return their student cards to the students` office.
Elective classes and Bachelor seminars Token registration
for students of Economics (I cycle)
and Economics and international business (II cycle)
For academic year 2017/2018
Token registration is compulsory and is done through University of Lodz Internet system (USOS), which is available on:
To log into the system a student is required to have an USOS login and an individual password. Token registration is the registration carried out according to the principle "first come, first served". Students registering for the selected classes "pay" for the chosen classes with granted tokens.
Groups of students that are obliged to do token registration and types and number of tokens granted:
06-JO-Z-17/18 – 30 tokens for an elective lecture in winter semester,
06-JO-L-17/18 – 30 tokens for an elective lecture in summer semester.
06-JO-Z-17/18 – 30 tokens for an elective lecture in winter semester,
06-JO-L-17/18 – 30 tokens for an elective lecture in foreign language in summer semester.
06-SL-Z-17/18 – 1 token for Bachelor Seminar.
06-JO-Z-17/18 – 30 tokens for an elective lecture in winter semester,
06-JO-L-17/18 – 30 tokens for an elective lecture in summer semester,
06-WK-Z-17/18 – 30 tokens for an optional lecture bound up with field of study.
Please check if you have the required tokens in your account in USOS before the registration begins. If you find that you do not have any tokens, write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or come to room E-006.
Limits of participants for the courses are as follows:
Bachelor Seminar – from 8 to 15 students
Lecture – from 15 to 90 students.
After the registration’s deadline students are required to check whether the classes they registered for will be launched. If the chosen class is not launched, the student should report this fact to the room E-006, until the 7th of April 2017 in order to make changes. After this date, registered students will be assigned automatically to running classes.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT REGISTER FOR CLASSES DURING THE TOKEN REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY ASSIGNED TO LECTURES AND SEMINARS WHICH MAY RESULT IN FAILING TO GET AN ENTRY TO THE NEXT SEMESTER.
If you have problems logging in USOS, problems with tokens or registration, contact:
or come to room E-006.
TOKEN REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Economics – I cycle
06-RZSB-17/18 – Token registration for Bachelor Seminar – from 28th of March 2017, 08:00 a.m. to 2nd of April 2017, 11:59 p.m.
06-RZZWB-17/18 – Token registration for elective lectures – from 28th of March 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 2nd of April 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Economics and International Business – II cycle
06-RZZWC-17/18 – Token registration for elective lectures – from 28th of March 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 2nd of April 2017, 11:59 pm
ELECTIVE LECTURES AND BACHELOR SEMINAR OFFER FOR 2017/2018
Student apprenticeship for students of Economics in English
The aim of doing student apprenticeship is gaining new knowledge, experience and social skills as well as putting the knowledge acquired during the time of Bachelor studies into practice.
Students of I cycle of Economics in English are obliged to do their work placement after the fourth semester of their studies at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology (during their summer holiday).
Work placement should last 4 weeks.
What to do to begin student apprenticeship?
Faculty of Economics and Sociology helps students find apprenticeship opportunities. Contact your Faculty Apprenticeship Manager and check our Faculty Centre for Apprenticeship and Internship website.
After you do the apprenticeship
The apprenticeship manager for Economics in English is Natalia Szubska - Włodarczyk, MA (replacing Ms Katarzyna Piłat, PhD). The manager will carry the verification process of the effects of teaching and when assessed positively, award grades in USOS system to students who have done their apprenticeship.
You can have the internship or work done aboard credited as your apprenticeship. To do that you need to provide the Faculty Student apprenticeship manager with complete documentation previous work or internship:
- Confirmation with the name of the company, your name, description of the work, time and hours of your work or a contract signed with the company, translated to Polish (or if agreed by Student apprenticeship manager, to English).
- Verification form filled in, signed and stamped by the employer.
These two documents along with the application form (download application form) should be presented to the Faculty Apprenticeship Manager.
2. Submit your documentation at the Students` Office.
A student who has completed their apprenticeship period should submit the apprenticeship documentation to their Students’ Office (Room D5)
Apprenticeship manager for Economics in English
Natalia Szubska - Włodarczyk, MA
Katarzyna Piłat, PhD - temporary leave
Student Apprenticeship officer in Students’ Office
Sylwia Mokwińska, MA
The Head of Training and Apprenticeship Centre / for difficult and impossible cases
dr Zbigniew Przygodzki. PhD
All the first year (I cycle) students are obliged to choose the langugage they want to learn and the level they want to study. Mind you that you cannot learn a language from the beginning. You need to have A2/B1 level of language knowledge. Please read the letter from the Head of Foreign Languages Centre, do the level test and the come to the Students Office (D5) to fill in your Language Declaration.
On 2 April 2012, Resolution No. 458 of the Senate of the University of Lodz became effective. This is on the rules of knowledge and practical use of a modern foreign language by students at the University of Lodz.
Pursuant to § 1 section 1 of the resolution, graduate of the first-degree studies conducted at the University of Lodz should demonstrate foreign language skills meeting requirements specified for level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Section 2: "Graduate of the second-degree studies and 5-year MA studies conducted at the University of Lodz should demonstrate foreign language skills in the scientific fields and disciplines relevant to the study course, pursuant to the requirements specified for B2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
§ 3 of the resolution informs about the obligation to take the test specifying level of knowledge of the modern foreign language chosen by student "... In the event of obtaining a number of scores corresponding to the level of language knowledge - B2 for first-degree studies and B2+ for 5-year MA studies, relatively, a student is exempted from foreign language classes and only sits for the final exam.”
To adopt provisions of the resolution, we have designed the diagnostic tests in six languages (English, German, French, Russian, Spanish and Italian). The tests are available on the university platform for distance learning (https://moodle.uni.lodz.pl) as the courses called … Language Test [Test z języka …] To take the test, you should log into the platform and enroll for the course. You may log into the platform from any computer with Internet connection and any browser. (Mozilla FireFox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrom)
First-year students have already used the platform (courses on Health and Safety in the Workplace [BHP] course and Use of the Library). We would like to remind you that the National Identification Number PESEL is the user’s name.
After logging into the platform you should find an appropriate course on the list, i.e. German Language Test [Test z języka niemieckiego]. After choosing the course you will be asked to give the access code. It is the same as for the BHP course (the code is available at the Faculty Dean’s Office). Remember that each Faculty has a different code so you must use only your faculty code!
EACH STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO TAKE ONLY ONE LANGUAGE TEST
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENROLL FOR SEVERAL TESTS!
Tests evaluate language competencies at A1, A2, B1, B2, and B2+ levels, relatively. Each test comprises 20 one-choice questions (only one answer is correct). Each test must be done in 10 minutes! You may sit for the test only once! You should start from A1 level. If you have over 70 per cent of correct answers, you can go A2 level test and then B1, B2, B2+ successively. Thus the test comprises 100 questions divided into 5 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, B2+. The test is progressive: if you do not get minimum 70 per cent of correct answers at the specific level (14 scores at the level), the next level “will not open.” If you find the next questions too difficult, skip them and finish doing the test. After completing the test (even when the time limit is over), the score will be displayed and depending on a number of scores another test may be opened. Test scores are also available for the Deans’ Offices and Foreign Languages Centre.
The prerequisite for being exempted from foreign language classes (but not from exam) and being entitled to choose another language at any level (including the starter level) is at least 70 per cent of correct answers at B2 or B2+ levels.
Please note! It is in your interest to do the test on your own and fairly – your foreign language competencies will be accurately evaluated and a proper foreign language course selected. The test will provide an objective evaluation of the foreign language competencies level when you do it on your own and do not use any scientific aids (textbook, dictionary and the like).
If your test score corresponds to A1 or A2 levels, you should take appropriate steps to catch up. We would like to recommend you to contact the Foreign Languages Centre of the University of Lodz where you will receive the professional advice.
If you receive the score entitling you to be exempted from foreign language classes (B2, B2+), we would like to ask you to make a rational decision as passing the test shall not exempt you from sitting for the B2 or B2+ exam and it includes professional language for the specific field of study. We would like to recommend you to contact the Foreign Languages Centre of the University of Lodz 161 Pomorska St 90-236 Łódź, Phone:(42) 635-52-72 (High School Building).
Please note! Pursuant to the decision made by the Didactic Commission on 8 May 2014, the diagnostic test for academic year 2015/2016 is obligatory for all students of the first-degree daily and extramural studies who enrolled in this academic year. You must do the test to enroll for the language class.
In the event of technical problems associated with the platform operation, you should contact the platform administrator.
Wojciech Bachliński, MA
Head of Foreign Languages Centre
Rules concerning recognition of ECTS points
gained during International Summer School programmes.
Individually arranged study schedule and programme (IPS) enables outstanding students to enrich their knowledge within the studied programme or similar programmes. It may also enable the student to change chosen courses or shorten the study period.
IPS is available for students of:
who achieved a grade average not lower than 4.0 during the realised course of studies.
The decision on granting IPS to a student is made by the Vice-dean following student’s application. A student wishing to apply for IPS should submit an application form along with the IPS schedule approved by IPS tutor appointed by the Dean.
A student who fails to fulfil IPS requirements might be asked to continue their studies according to the regular schedule. The student may also resign from continuing IPS on their request. The Vice-dean specifies the deadlines for fulfilling the missing requirements of the regular schedule.
Preparing a bachelor/master thesis
Students are obliged to submit one copy of their bachelor/master thesis in their students` office. The copy should fulfil the following requirements:
The version of the thesis for the supervisor and the reviewer should fulfil thesis requirements presented during the bachelor/master seminar.
The student will receive a Clearance slip on the day of submitting the thesis to the Students` office.
Formal requirements of writing a thesis
The structure of a thesis
The deadline for submitting the thesis at the students` office.
The bachelor/master thesis approved by the supervisor with the date of the approval should be submitted no later than ten days before the date of the bachelor/master exam and no later than the 30th of September.
On the student`s request the deadline of submitting the bachelor/master thesis can be prolonged for a period no longer than three months. Student must submit an application form for prolonging the deadline of submitting the thesis in the students` office before the end of the re-take session of student`s last semester at the University of Lodz.
The rules of organising a bachelor/master exam.
Before the exam
Before the exam, a student is obliged to provide the students` office with:
I cycle students can continue to use their student cards until 31st of October of the year when they graduated. After this day students are obliged to return their student cards to the students` office.
Bachelor/Master exams may take place during the summer semester, starting from the beginning of the summer exam session until the 15th of July and later from 15th of September to 15th of December. During the winter semester the exams may be organised from the 1st of January until the end of the winter exam session.
In order to ensure flow between Bachelor and Master studies, it is advised that students who wish to continue their studies at a masters level should have their bachelor exam before 7th of July.
List of questions for Bachelor Exam - Economics in English