Wednesday, 20 September 2017, even week (38)
The Faculty of Economics and Sociology of the University of Lodz



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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 2016/2017)

Winter examination session – from 23.01 to 05.02.2017

Winter make-up examination session – from 13.02 to 19.02.2017

Summer examination session – from 12.06 to 30.06.2017

Summer make-up examination session – from 11.09 to 24.09.2017

The deadline to complete all the course requirements for students who finish their studies in summer semester is 30th of September 2017.

The deadline of completing the course requirements for students who finish their studies in winter semester is 19th of February 2017.

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 2016/2017.
  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
      3. Copyright course

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.

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:

  • ECONOMICS IST CYCLE STUDIES – 2nd year in academic year 2017/2018

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.

  • ECONOMICS IST CYCLE STUDIES – 3rd year in academic year 2017/2018

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 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.


If you have problems logging in USOS, problems with tokens or registration, contact:

or come to room E-006.


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



Economics, I cycle, 2nd year in 2017/2018 - Elective lectures list

Economics, I cycle, 3rd year in 2017/2018 - Elective lectures list

Economics, I cycle, 3rd year in 2017/2018 - Bachelor seminars list

Economics and International Business, 2nd year in 2017/2018 - Elective lectures list

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.
  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 Training and Apprenticeship 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 D5; 
Mon., Thu., Fri 8:00 - 13:00
Tue. 10.00 – 15.00
Wed. 8.00 – 10.00

The Head of Centre of Training and Apprenticeshi

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

  1. To complete the last year of your studies, you need to: receive passing credit from all required courses, submit approved by your supervisor thesis (printed from APD system) and then defend your thesis (take the diploma examination).
  2. When you decide on the title of your Thesis and the deadline to write it with your supervisor, supervisor will send an e-mail to Student`s Office containing:  your name and surname, student`s number, major (Economics in English or Economics and International Business), the title of your thesis in English and in Polish, name of the supervisor and the reviewer (if one is already assigned).
  3. When the Student`s Office employee receives the data, he/she will enter it to USOS system and then the operation process in APD system will begin (APD - Archiwum Prac Dyplomowych - Archive of Diploma Theses). The APD system is available here: - and here is the - INSTRUCTION
  4. In APD system a student enters:  the title of your thesis in English and Polish (same as the ones you sent to the Student`s Office earlier), summary of your thesis in English and Polish, key-words in English and Polish.
  5. Student uploads the thesis to the APD system. The whole thesis (eg.: first page, introduction, chapters, contents page, bibliography, tables, charts, questionnaires etc.) need to be uploaded together as one file in PDF format. Other attachments (such as statement that you written your Thesis by yourself etc.) you need to pack into RAR, ZIP or 7Z). IMPORTANT – The single PDF file with your thesis should NOT contain other appendices, because it will increase the similarity score of anti-plagiarism verification (you want it as low as possible).
  6. Your thesis supervisor will receive a notification from APD system that you uploaded the files, and they will accept the data and anti-plagiarism score (if acceptable), then together with the reviewer will upload their  reviews, and finally approve the thesis. APD system will notify you automatically when it is all done.
  7. You should then print the thesis from APD (duplex print - on both sides). This version will contain control numbers on all pages.
  8. To the version of your thesis printed from APD system, you should add two signed appendices:  first,  statement that you prepared your thesis independently and that its electronic version is compatible with the paper version you signed (appendix 1 - andthe second appendix – titles of your thesis in Polish and English signed by you and the supervisor (appendix2 - You should also add summary of your Thesis in Polish (just before the two said appencides). Reminder - you do NOT attach these appendices in your PDF file uploaded in APD system.
  9. Next, you need to frame your thesis in soft covers and bound it (no spiral). You can do it in Copy Room in our Faculty (its located in Building D, downstairs, next to the cloakroom – they will do everything for you).
  10. On the back cover (inside) you should stick an envelope with a CD. The CD should contain a PDF file of  your thesis (the same one that you uploaded to APD) and your name, surname, student number and title of your thesis written on it (use a permanent marker).
  11. You should get your supervisor`s signature on the first, title page.
  12. You should submit a complete copy (at the latest) 7 days before appointed diploma exam date – to the Student`s Office. You will receive a Clearance Slip when you do so.
  13. The format of the theses given to your Supervisor and the Reviever should fulfil requirements presented during the Bachelor/Master seminars.


> Instruction for Students on how to proceed with the Thesis in the APD system


> The outline of the first page of the thesis


> The structure of a thesis

> Rules for organizing a diploma exam



The deadline for submitting the Thesis to the Student`s Office

Thesis approved by the Supervisor with the appointed exam date should be submitted no later that 7 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 Thesis can be prolonged for a period no longer than three months, only in exceptional (long-term illness, childbirth etc.) and well-documented situations.

Before the exam

Before the exam, a student is obliged to provide the Students` Office with:

- A filled in and stamped Clearance Slip

- Five 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 Diploma – 100 zł - paid into the bank 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 organized 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 Masters level should have their Bachelor exam before 7th of July.


> List of questions for Bachelor`s Exam – Economics in English

> List of questions for Master`s Exam – Economics and International Business



Informations about grades, average of grades and diploma number can be found in Diplomas tab on USOSweb account. This information will be required for continuing your studies on the next level.

In the same place there will be information whether the diploma is ready to be collected,

Diploma should be collected personally in room D1 (bring your personal IDs). If you do not speak Polish, please ask the Students` Office employee to help you deal with collecting your diploma and receiving the original documentation you submitted while applying for studies.

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