Application Process

Information

Registering and Applying through the Online Application System

Clicking on the link above will navigate you to the page as shown at left.  This is the Elektroniczna Rejestracja Kadydatrów (Online Application System) for Jagiellonian University.  You will need to register in this system in order to submit your application.

To switch the page to English, click on the British flag in the upper righthand side of the page.

Now that the page is switched to English, you can go and take a look at the program application requirements.  Feel free to click around and check out the various resources and information the site has to offer.

To go on to see the TAS program requirements, click on the "Programmes in Foreign Languages" link on the lefthand side of the page and then select the relevant designation, either for Polish nationals or for Non-Polish nationals. 

Here I have clicked on the "Non-Polish Nationals" option.  This is the page that will come up at that time.  In order to look at more detailed information about the TAS program, you will need to click on "2nd Cycle" across the top and then select "MA in Cultural Studies" from the links shown beneath.
Once you have clicked on "MA in Cultural Studies", this page will appear.  The rounds for rolling enrollment will show up; this year there are three.  Each one corresponds to a different date range; more information will come up once you select one.
At least, you will come upon the "Study Card" page.  There is a different one for each enrollment cycle, as mentioned above.  Clicking around on this page will provide further details on which documents need to be provided to TAS and the deadlines when such things are due.  Application materials will primarily be submitted through this portal, excepting cases where hard copies are required. 

 

Required documents for admission process in 2017/2018:

Candidates for the Transatlanitc Studies Programme must open and complete the application form in the Jagiellonian University Candidate Registration System.

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 application form printed from the individual OAS account and signed by the candidate, Online application

2) Scanned copy of the higher education diploma or other document of graduation from higher education programme obtained abroad, certifying the holder's right to apply for second-cycle programmes in the country of issue, considered to be equivalent to respective Polish higher education diploma of at least first-cycle programme, and when the candidate does not have one yet upon registration, scanned copy of a certificate issued by the granting institution confirming completion of higher education final examination (diploma examination) and including information of holder's right to apply for second-cycle programmes in the country of issue, together with final examination grade, diploma dissertation grade and higher education diploma grade and grade average established in accordance with granting institution regulations,

3) Scanned copy of diploma supplement or official transcript and if the candidate does not have it yet, scanned copy of student's record book (indeks), or other document including a full list of courses completed and grades received,

4) Scanned copy of both sides of identification card and in case of non-Polish citizens scanned copy of passport photograph page,

5) Two confidential reference letters, each must be submitted in an envelope signed across the seal by the referee ( at least one must be academic and the other should be either academic or related to the application, i.e. not a general character reference). Should be sent directly to TAS Office

6) Curriculum Vitae (résumé) in the Europass format (available here )

7) Application fee of 18,00 EUR/ 20,00 USD/ 75 PLN ( non-refundable)

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

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

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) Photocopy of the higher education diploma or other document of higher education graduation obtained abroad, certifying the holder's right to apply for second-cycle programmes in the country of issue or considered to be equivalent to the respective Polish higher education diploma of at least first-cycle programme (together with the original document available upon request), or when the candidate does not have one yet upon enrolment, certificate issued by the granting institution confirming completion of higher education final examination (diploma examination) and including information of holder's right to apply for graduate programmes in the country of issue, together with final examination grade, diploma dissertation grade and higher education diploma grade, and together with written declaration to submit the photocopy of the document (with the original document available upon request) by given deadline—under the pain of board denying admission,

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

5) Photocopy of a proficiency certificate in the language of instruction of the study programme (foreign language)—together with the original document available upon request—or a document issued by the university unit responsible for the study programme certifying that candidate's command of language is sufficient for undertaking studies (does not apply to native speakers of the language of instruction and candidates who had completed secondary school education in this language of instruction),

Type of certificates:


TOEFL (Paper-based - 550, Internet-based - 79, Computer-based: 213),
Cambridge IELTS written version - 6.5,
CAE - B grade,
CPE - C grade
(does not apply to native English speakers and candidates who completed their higher education in English),

6) Photocopy of both sides of identification card and in case of non-Polish citizens scanned document of a passport page containing the photograph (together with its original available upon request),

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

***** in case of enrolment by post: declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment for inspection by no later than 30 September 2016—under the pain of withdrawal from the university.

Candidates who do not hold Polish citizenship are required to submit additionally the following documents upon enrolment:

7) Photocopy of document certifying candidate's possesion of health insurance or casualty insurance for the period of studying in Poland, or photocopy of the European Health Insurance Card (together with the original document available upon request), or a declaration of taking out the insurance in the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) immediately upon start of first semester—if you enrol by post, subsitute this document with a signed written declaration that you will submit this document by no later than 30 September 2016—under the pain of withdrawal from the university,

8) Photocopy of document that certifies the candidates legal stay in the territory of Poland, i.e. visa or a temporary/permanent residence permit or other document that allows for stay in the Republic of Poland (together with the original available upon request),

9) Photocopy of medical certificate confirming lack of health conditions disqualifying the candidate from undertaking study programmes (together with the original document available upon request)—if you enrol by post or do not possess this certificate at the moment of enrolment, substitute this document with a signed written declaration that you will submit this document by no later than 30 September 2016—under the pain of withdrawal from the university.

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  December 2016.

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

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