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Clearance slip [Polish karta obiegowa] - is an important document that you will need towards the end of your studies. Before we can let you go home, you have to pick it up from your Students Office and visit three places:

and collect the stamps and signatures of their staff. Once you gather them all and bring it back to International Relations Office at the Faculty, you will receive your Transcript of Records. Before you leave, you will also have to return your Student Card.

Conditional semester credit [Polish warunkowe zaliczenie semestru] – is a situation when a student has failed one or two subjects in a year/semester and they have successfully applied for having the semester credited even though they have not fulfilled all the requirements. The student is obliged to retake the failed courses in the following semesters. The conditional semester credit can only be given for two courses in a year. The student is charged 500 zl for each retaken course. In case a student failed more than two courses, they are obliged to apply for a repetition of a semester/year.

Course [Polish przedmiot] – is a set of classes carried out by one or two lecturers during one semester on a given topic.

Course coordinator [Polish koordynator przedmiotu] – is a lecturer who administers and records final course grades given based on course components.

Course credit [Polish  zaliczenie przedmiotu]– is a grade and a number of ECTS points a student gets when fulfilling course requirements.


Dean [Polish Dziekan] – is the head of a faculty. See who the Dean of our Faculty is.

Diploma examination, diploma exam [Polish egzamin dyplomowy] – is an exam finishing your studies, a student takes the diploma exam within a month after submitting BA/MA thesis. Read more.

Diploma seminar [Polish seminarium dyplomowe] – is a course you take to prepare your BA/MA thesis.

Diploma supplement [Polish suplement do dyplomu] – is an attachment to your Bachelor or Master diploma that lists all the courses, grades and ECTS points that you have received during the time of your studies.

Diploma thesis [Polish praca dyplomowa] is a dissertation you need to complete to obtain your BA/MA degree. Read more.


Examination  session  [Polish sesja egzaminacyjna] – is a time at the end of every semester when exams are held, it is divided into general examination session (usually two weeks) and make-up examination session (usually one week).

Extension of the deadline for submitting the diploma thesis [Polish przedłużenie terminu złozenia pracy dyplomowej] – is an extra time a student can get after their final semester to complete their BA/MA thesis. The time cannot be longer than 3 months.


First–cycle studies, also called Bachelor studies [Polish studia pierwszego stopnia] – first degree, three year studies.


Grade [Polish ocena] – is a mark you are awarded by a lecturer or examiner for your course performance or exam, the following grades are used in the Polish academic system:

                5 - very good

                4,5 (4+) – better than good

                4 – good

                3,5 (3+) – better than satisfactory

                3 – satisfactory

                2 – unsatisfactory (fail)


International students` office, [Polish Biuro Współpracy z Zagranicą] - it is an office that deals with Mobility and Erasmus+ incoming students, as well as with issues of students of our Faculty who want to participate in the exchanges.


Make-up examination session [Polish sesja poprawkowa] – is a period after the general examinations session when students who failed their exams in the first attempt can get a second chance to pass them. It takes place after the general examination session at the end of winter semester and in September after the end of summer semester.  Check exact dates of examination sessions in academic year 2015/2016.


Rector [Polish Rektor] – is the head of the University. See who the Rector of the University of Lodz is.

Rules of study [Polish Regulamin studiów] – is a set of rules that all the students have to follow


Second-cycle studies, also called Master Studies [Polish studia drugiego stopnia] – second degree, followed by three year Bachelor studies.

Students’ office, also called studies office , dean’s office, [Polish dziekanat] – is a link between the authorities of the Faculty and the students, you deal with all your administrative student’s issues there.

Student card, also called Studend ID card [Polish legitymacja studencka] – is your student identification card, you need to show up at the Students’ office after completing every semester to get an extension and a new hologram.

Student number, also called student card number, register number, [Polish number albumu] – is a 6-digit number of your Student card, you will be asked to state this number every time when dealing with administrative issues or submitting an application.

Supplement/diploma supplement [Polish supplement dyplomu] – is a document you get along with you BA/MA diploma, it lists all the courses, grades and ECTS points you have obtained during your studies.


Thesis supervisor [Polish kierujący pracą, promotor pracy] – is an academic teacher carrying out your diploma seminar and supervising your BA/MA thesis, this person will also be present at your diploma exam.



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