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Application Process

Before you apply into the program please check the instruction How to Apply?

 

Required documents for admission process in 2019/2020:

Candidates for the Transatlanitc Studies Programme must open and complete the application form in the Jagiellonian University Candidate Registration System: www.erk.uj.edu.pl

I . When applying for Transatlantic Studies all candidates in order to confirm their registration are required to submit the following documents:


1) Scanned copy of motivation letter.

2) Scanned copy of application form printed from the individual OAS account and signed by the candidate, Online application

3) Scanned copy of higher education diploma, entitling its holder to undertake second-cycle (graduate) programmes.
If the diploma does not provide information about holders eligibility to continue education in the country of issue, candidate is obliged to provide scanned copy of additional confirmation of their eligibility.
If the candidate does not yet have the document of diploma yet upon registration—scanned copy of certificate issued by the granting institution, providing information on their eligibility to apply for second-cycle (graduate) study programmes in the country of issue.,

4) Scanned copy of Curriculum Vitae (résumé) in the Europass format (available here)

5) Scanned copy of completed copy of the Europass Language Passport. Form and instructions can be found here

6) Scanned copies of documents sent upon registration must be merged in one file,

7) Every document issued in a language other than Polish or English has to be enclosed with a scanned copy of its certified translation into Polish or English.

Translation should be certified by:


person entered into the registry of sworn translators and interpreters kept by the Polish Minister of Justice

* person registered in an equivalent function to the Polish sworn translator ina Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland

*Polish consul for the document's country of issue, or for the document's country of education system

*diplomatic representation or consular office of the document's country of issue, or for the document's country of education system


8) Application fee of 20,00 EUR/ 22,00 USD/ 85 PLN ( non-refundable)

Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland are required to submit additionally the following documents:

the documents of higher education graduation obtained abroad are required to be authenticated with apostille (if the document is issued in one of the signatory countries of Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) or in other cases legalised.

II. Once admitted to the Transatlantic Studies Program, the candidate will be required to provide the following aditional documents:


Documents required upon enrolment
1) Original application form printed from the individual OAS account and signed by the candidate,

2) Copy of higher education diploma, entitling its holder to undertake second-cycle (graduate) programmes—with the original document available for inspection.

Diploma issued abroad of Poland should be attested with apostille or legalized, or enclosed with a a written declaration in which the candidate obliges themselves to submit apostille or legalization by 25 September 2019.

If the diploma was issued abroad of Poland and does not provide information about holders eligibility to continue education in the country of issue, candidate is obliged to provide an additional confirmation of their eligibility.

If the candidate does not yet have the document of diploma upon enrolment—certificate issued by the granting institution, providing information on their eligibility to apply for second-cycle (graduate) study programmes in the country of issue, and written declaration in which the candidate obliges themselves to submit the copy of the document, with the original document available for inspection, by 25 September 2019.

3) Photocopy of diploma supplement (with the original document available upon request), or original official transcript, or when the candidate does not have one yet upon enrolment, candidate's written declaration to submit the photocopy of the document (together with the original document available upon request) by given deadline – under the pain of board denying admission,

4) One photograph (35mm x 45 mm) taken without head covering, against light background (according to the guidelines for issuing identity cards),

5) Copy of document certifying candidate's English language command, with the exception of candidates whose English proficiency has been confirmed during the exam—with the original document available for inspection,

6) Upon enrollment, candidate presents their identity document for inspection. Candidate's representative presents their own identity document and a copy of the candidate's identity document for inspection,

 * * Sworn translation into English or Polish of all documents submitted if they were issued in language other than English or Polish.

***for enrolment-by-post: written declaration to submit the original documents required for enrolment by no later than 25 September 2019,

**** copies of all documents submitted electronically upon registration—with the original documents available for inspection.

 

Candidates who do not hold Polish citizenship are required to submit additionally the following documents upon enrolment:
7) candidates reffered for the study programme by Minister's decision: personal referral issued by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, or by other institution authorized by the Minister of Science and Higher Education.


If the candidate does not yet possess the document upon enrolment, they enclose a written declaration in which the candidate obliges themselves to submit the document by 25 September 2019, under the pain of undertaking studies on fee-paying basis,


8) copy of document cerifying candidate's possesion of:

* health insurance for the period of studies in Poland


* European Health Insurance Card


general health insurance (Polish National Health Fund—NFZ)


confirmation from the insurer that they would cover medical costs of at least 30 000 EUR
—with the original document available for inspection.


If the candidate does not yet possess this document, they enclose a written declaration in which the candidate obliges themselves to submitit by 25 September 2019.

 

Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland are required to submit additionally the following documents:

* nostrification certificate issued by the board of the faculty offering the given programme of a respective Polish higher education institution, or the applicants written declaration to nostrify the higher education diploma by the end of the first semester under the pain of withdrawal from the university - it does not concern documents that were issued by the authorized institution of the European Union country or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) country – a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the country – a party of The Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region signed in Lisbon on 11th April 1997 or countries with which Poland have signed an agreement on mutual recognition of education,

* the documents of higher education graduation obtained abroad are required to be authenticated with apostille (if the document is issued in one of the signatory countries of Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) or in other cases legalised.

 

Correspondence address:

Transatlantic Studies Office
Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora
Jagiellonian University
Rynek Głowny 34
31-010 Krakow
Poland

 
The application process is open from January 2019.

Thank you for your interest in MA in TransAtlantic Studies Program.