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An international candidate (a foreigner) is a person who does not have Polish citizenship.

 

In order to qualify for studies at AJP, international candidates must:

1. register online in the internet recruitment system https://ehms.ajp.edu.pl/standard/e-rekrutacja/ and print out an application form,

2. pay the enrollment fee,

3. submit the required documents:

- either by post to:

Akademia im. Jakuba z Paradyża

ul. Teatralna 25

66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski

with ref. “REKRUTACJA

- or in person to the Admissions Point in the Main Library (building no. 6) at: Chopina 52, 66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski, open from 22 June to 30 September, Monday to Friday, 10.00-16.00.

 

Decisions on admission will be issued following 15 August, 2020.

 

Qualification criteria and the recruitment procedure for the first year of studies at Jacob of Paradies University in the academic year 2020/2021 are laid out in Resolution No. 26/000/2019 of June 18, 2019 of the AJP Senate amended by Resolution No. 69/000/2019 of October 22, 2019 of the AJP Senate.

 

1. The qualification process is open to international candidates who can be admitted on the basis of:

1) international agreements, pursuant to the rules set out therein,

2) agreements concluded between the University and foreign entities, pursuant to the rules set out therein,

3) the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education,

4) the decision of the director of Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange with regard to its scholarship awardees,

5) administrative decision of the Rector of Jacob of Paradies University.

2. Documents required from international candidates for first-cycle and full-cycle (master’s degree) studies:

1) application form (questionnaire), filled and printed out from the candidate’s electronic registration account,

2) the original of secondary school (maturity) certificate, accompanied by a certified translation made by a sworn translator or a Polish consul residing in the state within whose system of education the certificate was issued (a copy with the original for inspection),

3) the candidate’s color photo size 20 mm x 25 mm, in line with ID format requirements,

4) proof of recruitment fee payment,

5) if applicable – copy of a document confirming the candidate’s entitlement to study as defined in item 1, from 1) to 4) (the original for inspection),

6) passport for inspection (or a copy when documents are sent by post).

A foreign secondary school certificate may be regarded as equivalent to the Polish maturity certificate on the basis of an applicable international agreement, or – when there is none – of a recognition (nostrification) procedure. The recognition of certificates issued abroad is granted by Lubuskie Superintendent of Education (Lubuski Kurator Oświaty) in Gorzów Wielkopolski or the superintendent competent for the candidate’s place of residence.

As a result of the recognition procedure, a secondary school-leaving certificate or a maturity certificate obtained abroad can be acknowledged as equivalent to the Polish maturity exam on condition that it entitles the candidate to undertake university-level studies at all kinds of higher-education institutions in the country whose system of education issued the certificate.

The results obtained for the foreign maturity exam are calculated proportionately into the results of “stara matura” (old maturity exam) or “nowa matura” (new maturity exam) in accordance with the recruitment regulations for particular programs, considering the grading scale of the country in which the certificate was issued.

3. Documents required from international candidates for second-cycle (master’s degree) studies:

1) application form (questionnaire), filled and printed out from the candidate’s electronic registration account,

2) diploma of higher education with a transcript of records (supplement); graduates of first-cycle studies abroad provide a sworn translation of these documents (a copy and the original for inspection),

3) the candidate’s color photo size 20 mm x 25 mm, in line with ID format requirements,

4) proof of recruitment fee payment,

5) if applicable – copy of a document confirming the candidate’s entitlement to study as defined in item 1, from 1) to 4) (the original for inspection),

6) passport for inspection (or a copy when documents are sent by post).

A foreign diploma of higher education may be regarded as equivalent to the Polish diploma of higher education on the basis of an applicable international agreement, or – when there is none – of a recognition (nostrification) procedure.

The recognition of diplomas of higher education issued abroad is granted pursuant to the regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 28 September 2018 on the nostrification of higher education diplomas obtained abroad and on confirmation of completion higher education studies at a given level of education (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1881).

 

For more information contact:

Aleksandra Piotrowiak, M.A.

International Relations Department

ul. Teatralna 25, 66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski

tel. +48 95 721-60-70, fax +48 95 721 60-05

email: apiotrowiak@ajp.edu.pl 

 

Residence in Poland

Foreigners starting studies in Poland are required to hold a visa, a residence card or another document proving your right to stay in Poland (as applicable). All matters relating to legalization of foreigners’ stay in our voivodeship are settled in the Citizen Affairs and Foreigners Department of the Lubuskie Province Governor’s Office, address: ul. Jagiellończyka 13, 66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski.

Health insurance for international students

I. Any student who is not a citizen of a member state of the European Union or European Free Trade Association can take out voluntary health insurance with the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia – NFZ). Insurance contract is signed on the basis of a written application, written confirmation of student status and the passport. A student who concludes the contract and pays contributions in due time is entitled to full healthcare coverage in healthcare facilities which have a contract with the NFZ. Within 7 days from signing the insurance agreement, the student is obliged to register it by submitting a “ZUS ZZA” form in the Polish Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych – ZUS). The contribution must be paid by the 15th day of the following month into the account specified by ZUS. The agreement is signed for an indefinite term. It is terminated on the basis of written notice of termination or after one month’s arrears in insurance contribution payment or when entitlement to compulsory health insurance arises, e.g. through contract of employment. A document confirming health insurance coverage is a copy of the contract or proof of payment of the contribution for the previous month (payment slip).

Insurance contract can be signed in the local delegation of the Lubuskie Regional Branch of National Health Fund in Gorzów Wielkopolski, ul. Pionierów 8, tel. +48 95 733 63 37 or +48 95 733 63 38.

Any student who is not a citizen of a member state of the European Union or European Free Trade Association and who is recognized as a person of Polish origin in accordance with the regulations on repatriation pursuant to consul’s decision, may take out voluntary insurance by signing an agreement with the National Health Fund. Contributions are paid by the University following the student’s request to be insured with the National Health Fund.

II. Any student who is a citizen of a member state of the European Union or European Free Trade Association is eligible for free-of-charge healthcare provided by healthcare facilities which have a contract with the NFZ on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card, or – if the student does not hold valid medical insurance in the national insurance system of their country – when he/she is declared for insurance by the University, in accordance with the rules applicable to Polish students.

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