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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

  1. These Regulations present the ways and deadlines of getting course credit in summer and winter semester of academic year 2015/2016.
  2. The following terms used in the Regulation shall have the following meaning:
    1. examination session – winter or summer examination session
    2. make-up examination session – winter and summer make-up examination session
    3. Students are obliged to do two obligatory trainings during the first semester of their studies at the University of Lodz.
      1. Occupational Safety and Health training
      2. Library training

More information is available on

  1. The Faculty presents the elective courses offer and enables students, at the specified periods, to register for those classes through Token Registration. A student is obliged to register for the number of elective classes specified by the study programme of the field of studies. Elective courses cannot repeat during the course of studies.
  2. Conditions and ways of getting course credit are presented by a lecturer during the first class. The presented conditions cannot violate the Rules of Study and the Examination Session Regulations.
  3. Exams are to be sat during the examination sessions which is divided into the general examination session and make-up examination session. Two dates shall be set for every exam:
    1. First – during the primary examination session
    2. Second – during the make-up examination session

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.

  1. Students` offices create electronic protocol forms at least one month before the beginning of the examination sessions and set the protocol return deadlines.
  2. The course leader records students` grades into course credit or exam protocol in USOSweb platform, based on which the course coordinator records grades in general protocol. The grades should be recorded in USOSweb immediately after the exam takes place but not later than 14 days after the exam. The final deadline for filling in the protocols is the last they of make-up examination session, or in the case of a year-crediting period – the 30th of September.
  3. The Rules of Study at the University of Lodz state that should the student fail to appear at the test or exam at the time envisaged for the general exam session, the course leader shall register an unsatisfactory (failing) grade into USOSweb platform not later than the last day of the make-up examination.
  4. Students are obliged to verify their grades in USOSweb after the grades have been recorded by course leaders and courses coordinators and to report any incompatibilities to the course leader.
  5. A student who did not obtain a course credit until the day of the exam loses their first exam attempt which is equivalent of obtaining a failing grade for the first exam term in USOSweb.
  6. In case the student received a failing course grade, they have a right to appeal within 7 days to the Head of the Organisational Unit which organised the course.
  7. In case the student is awarded a failing grade from the exam, the Dean – on the student`s request, grounded on circumstances pointing to improper administration of the exam, submitted not later than 7 days of announcement of exam scores – may order to administer an exam conducted before an examination board. The exam shall take place not later than 10 days of the Dean`s decision. The Dean may also order to administer an exam conducted before an examination board from their own initiative.
  8.  In case the students is not granted permission for an exam conducted before an examination board or should the student fail the exam, the student can apply for a conditional semester credit or apply for a repetition of a semester or a year.
  9. The grade awarded after the exam conducted before an examination board shall replace the grade the Student appealed from.

B. Completing a semester

General regulations

  1. A Student who fulfilled criteria for completing a semester/study year, as stipulated by the Faculty Council, shall be registered for the following semester/ study year.
  2. In case the Student failed to pass all the courses and exams until the end of the make-up examination session the Student may apply for a conditional semester credit or apply for repetition of a semester or a year.
  3. Completing the conditionally credited courses should be closely connected with the study schedule of a given field of studies. The winter semester subjects should be re-taken in the winter semester and summer semester subject should be re-taken in summer semester. As an exception, the courses of the fifth (I cycle studies) or third (II cycle studies) semesters can be taken during the sixth and fourth semester accordingly.
  4. The student who repeats a semester or a year has a right, at the Dean`s approval, to take courses included in the programme of a higher year of their field of studies (with the exception of the BA/MA seminar). The student has to make the choice at the beginning of a semester/ year, not later than seven days from the first day of a semester or a year. The student repeating a semester has the previously passed courses credited by the Dean.
  5. Not later than 7 days before the end of a long-time leave, a student is obliged to inform the Faculty in writing about the decision to resume the studies. Failing to meet the deadline will be equivalent of not resuming the studies.
  6. Students coming back from long-terms leaves are obliged to complete the missing requirements that appeared in the programme due to changes in the programme of their field of studies, the missing requirements have to be completed in the time decided by the Dean.
  1. The student has to submit an appropriate application form for conditional semester credit or repetition of a semester or year until 22nd February 2016 (after the winter semester) and until 30th of September 2016 (after the summer semester).
  2. The student can apply for conditional semester credit:
    • of one subject – in case when the students already has already applied for one subject conditional semester credit,
    • of two subjects – in case when the student has not got any other failed courses.
  1. In cases of:
    • repeating a year,
    • changing the field of studies,
    • resuming the studies,
    • continuing studies following a long-term leave,
    • taking part in an accredited by the University student exchange programme,
    • taking up studies in a different field of studies,
    • having courses credited in a different field of studies or at a different university,

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.

  1. The IOS application should be submitted no later than on the 7th day of the semester/year. First year students of I and II cycle studies cannot apply for IOS. The IOS schedule should be submitted within 14 days for getting IOS application approval.

Finishing studies

  1. In case the students has not obtained credit for diploma seminar because of failing to submit the diploma thesis until the end of the make-up examination session, the student may apply for postponing the deadline of submitting the diploma thesis for a period of no more than three months. The application should be submitted within 7 days after the end of the make-up examination session. The application should bear the thesis supervisor`s approval (it is necessary to state the predicted diploma exam along with the supervisor`s approval).
  2. The resumption of studies in case of failure to submit the Diploma Thesis before the deadline(s) shall be pursuant to the rules stipulated in §22 of the Rules of Study at the University of Lodz. The Dean may give exemption from making up for missing requirements to the student, and limit their obligations to the preparation of Diploma Thesis, should the break in studies have not been longer than one year.
  1. Before the exam, a student is obliged to provide the students` office with:
    • a filled in and stamped Clearance Slip,
    • four ID photos (4,5 cm x 6,5 cm) with student’s name, surname and student number written on the back of the photos, the photo should be done professionally (colour or black/white) and should reflect the up-to-date image of the student,
    • confirmation of the payment for the English version of the diploma – 60 zł (payable to this account: UNIWERSYTET ŁÓDZKI Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S. A. II Oddział w Łodzi 07 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 4436),
    • Student card (only II cycle students),

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.

  1. Within 30 days from the date of diploma exam, the student can apply for issuing a copy of their diploma or supplement in English. The application should be submitted along with the confirmation of payment of 40 zł and an additional photo (the same as submitted before).





Token registration is compulsory and is done through University of Lodz Internet system (USOS), which is available on:

To log in 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 them with granted tokens.


Types of tokens, which you need:

  •  06-JO-L-16/17 – 1 token for Master’s Seminar
  •  06-SM-L-16/17 – 30 tokens for a lecture.


Check if you have the tokens before registration begins on your account in USOS. If you find that you don’t have any tokens, write an e-mail to or come to room E-006.


Limits of participants for the courses are as follows:

Master  Seminar – up to 12 students

Lecture – from 30 to 90 students.

If the a seminar or lecture is fully booked, a student is obliged to choose a different class.


After the registration 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 the fact to the Section of Teaching Quality, room E-006, until the 16th of December 2016 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:Konrad Walkowski, phone number 635 51 32, email:, or come to room E-006.

Applications for the registration of classes will be accepted in room E-006 until the 22nd of December 2016. After this deadline no applications will be accepted.

Registration deadlines

06-RZSC-L-16/17 –   token registration for Master’s Seminar – from 1st of December 2016,  08:00 a.m. to 7th  of December 2016, 11:59 p.m.,

06-RZZW-L-16/17 –  token registration for lectures – from 1st of December 2016,  12:00 a.m. to 7th  of December 2016, 11:59 p.m.


The choice of Master Seminars and Lecures for the summer semester 2016/2017.

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.

  1. The programme of student apprenticeship for students of Economics (download)

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?

  1. Read all the information concerning student apprenticeship available on the Faculty’s website.
  2. Read the Regulations of student apprenticeship and internships at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology.
  3. Find a company or institution that will receive you for your student apprenticeship.
  4. Ask your supervisor if you have any doubts to make sure you do your apprenticeship in accordance to the programme for your major. (download Apprenticeship programme for Economics in English)
  5. Complete the apprenticeship schedule (download) and submit it in Room D5 to Ms Sylwia Mokwinska.
  6. Pick up your agreement, apprenticeship booklet and effects of teaching verification form from Room D5. (download verification form)
  7. Do your 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

  1. Prepare the documentation and meet with the apprecticeship manager.

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
room 315 
room A315

Student Apprenticeship officer in Students’ Office

Sylwia Mokwińska, MA
Room D6; 
Mon., Thu., Fri 8:00 - 13:00
Tue. 10.00 – 15.00
Wed. 8.00 – 10.00

The Head of Training and Apprenticeship Centre / for difficult and impossible cases

dr Zbigniew Przygodzki. PhD
room T-408




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.


Dear Students,

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 ( 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!



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.

Yours faithfully,

Wojciech Bachliński, MA

Head of Foreign Languages Centre


Rules concerning recognition of ECTS points

gained during International Summer School programmes.

  1. Students of the Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz have
    an opportunity to take part in International Summer School Programmes in Lodz (Poland), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Quito (Ecuador), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Ivanovo (Russia) and other summer school programmes organised by other universities.
  2. A student who takes part in classes of one of the above summer school programmes is granted 6 ECTS points.
  3. ECTS points granted following the student’s participation in the summer school can be used to cover the ECTS points required for an elective course which takes place in the given or in the following semester.
  4. In order to have the ECTS points used to cover an elective course, a student has to submit an application form to the Pro-Dean for Organization of Studies and Programs of Education along with a photocopy of the summer school certificate. The application form must be submitted in room E006.
  5. A student may only use ECTS points gained during one summer school programme in a given academic year.
  6. If a student has no elective course scheduled in a given semester, the points can be transferred to the next semester at the student’s request but only within the same cycle of studies.
  7. Lectures and ECTS points that are not used for crediting elective courses, will be listed in the Diploma Supplement in point 6 – additional information.




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:

  • second year students of I cycle studies
  • second semester of II cycle studies

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:

  • it should be printed double-sided;
  • it should be framed in soft covers and bound (no spiral);
  • the date of the supervisor`s approval and their signature should be on the front page;
  • it should include the following appendices:
    • author`s statement declaring that the thesis was prepared independently and that its electronic version is compatible with the paper version of the thesis (appendix 1)
    • a form that includes the title of the thesis in Polish and English signed by the supervisor and by the student (appendix 2)
  • it should include an envelope with a CD with the electronic version of the thesis in PDF format stuck to the inside of the back cover of the thesis. The CD should have the name, surname of the student and the title of the thesis written on it.

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.

The outline of the first page of the thesis

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:

  • a filled in and stamped Clearance Slip
  • four ID photos (4,5 cm x 6,5 cm) with student’s name, surname and student number written on the back of the photos
  • confirmation of the payment for the English version of the diploma – 60 zł (payable to this account: UNIWERSYTET ŁÓDZKI Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S. A. II Oddział w Łodzi 07 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 4436)
  • Student card (only II cycle students)

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

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



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