The listed below documents are needed from candidates both from European Union and other parts of the world. To read about the admission procedure, please visit here.
Original school certificates and diplomas
A certificate confirming their graduation from the high school is required for candidates applying for Bachelor’s Degree Studies. For those applying for Master’s Degree Studies – a certificate proving graduation from Bachelor’s Degree Studies and the high school certificate.
All diplomas must be legalized in the country of their origin. If the country of origin is a part of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, the documents must have an Apostille.
Transcript of Records
The candidate is required to present a transcript of records – a grade sheet – showing the academic achievements at school (subjects, grades, credits). It is advisable to include an explanation of how the grading system works in the country the certificate(s) come from, which grades are the best e.g. 6 – excellent, 5- very good. The transcript of records needs to be legalized (or bear an Apostille).
Statement proving that the certificate/diploma allows the candidate to study at the university level in their country
For the process of nostrification (a validation of foreign studies and degrees), the candidate is also required to provide a statement that their certificates and diplomas allow them to study at the university level in the country they were issued. If such a statement is not already written on the certificate and diploma, the candidate is obliged to visit the Ministry of Education in the country where the documents were given, a consulate or a diplomatic post of that country in Poland. The statement should also bear the stamp of legalization.
Cover Letter (signed)
Some faculties require that the candidate writes a cover letter. Writing a convincing and well structured cover letter helps the candidate to clarify his/her own ideas on what they expect from the studies and give the reason why they want to start a particular field of studies. Moreover, it provides the university with some knowledge about the candidate’s interests, background and future plans.
Documents confirming the identity, country of origin and visit status
A first, the candidate will be asked to provide the Office with a scan of the first page of their passport, the one having the picture. Apart form the Application Form and school certificate(s) legalized by the Polish Consul, the documents confirming identity, country of origin and a visit status are required upon arriving.
A medical certificate stating that there are no factors that might prevent the candidate to studying at the chosen major is required.
Health insurance policy
Upon arriving in Poland, the candidate has to obtain a healthcare insurance policy.
3 passport photographs – can be delivered after the arrival to Poland
A certificate confirming the candidate’s level of English is required. Recognized certificates include: the CAE – Certificate in Advanced English; CPE – Certificate of Proficiency in English; BEC – Business English Certificates; LCCI – London Chamber of Commerce and Industry; TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language; GMAT – Master of Business Administration. The candidate who had his schooling in English, might not be required to present the language certificate.
English Language Certificate.
University of Lodz accepts the following English Language certificates:
- First Certificate in English (FCE),
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE),
- Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE),
- Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage,
- Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher,
- Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIBT),
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) more than 6 points;
- Test of an English as Foreign Language (TOEFL):
* at least 87 points in Internet-Based Test (iBT);
* at least 180 points in Computer-Based Test (CBT) supplemented with 50 points in Test of Spoken English (TSE);
at least 510 points in Paper-Based Test (PBT) supplemented with at least 3,5 points in Test of Written English (TWE) and with at least 50 points in Test of Spoken English (TSE).
For candidates from the EU the application fee is 55PLN, for candidates from outside the EU, 200EUR. It is a non-reimbursable application fee. Please note, that the bank account will be given to you only after you successfuly go through the first stage of the admission procedure.
Tuition Fee (if applicable)
The tuition fee for the academic year differs with each faculty and the field of studies. The average yearly fee is 2,500EUR – to find out the exact amount, please go here
Signed Statutory Obligation (a candidate can download it here, or receive it by e-mail), stating that in case the candidate is admitted to the studies he/she shall nostrify his/her documents by the end of the first semester.
Accommodation Request if needed
Students wishing to obtain a room in the university dormitory need to fill in the Accommodation request (a place in the university dormitory in a double room costs about 350PLN a month). The University has a limited number of rooms, so the accommodation will be provided to the students according to the date of submitting the Accommodation request.
In some cases University of Lodz may require CERTIFIED TRANSLATION of candidate’s legalized documents. Each candidate will be informed individually about such requirement.
Recruitment Office University of Lodz
21/23 Matejki Street
90-237 Lodz, Poland,
Office is open from 7.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Central European Time.