Admission Rules

Before setting up an account in IRK (Internet Requirement of Candidates) system, check essential information.

Candidates – foreigners for the first year of studies in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) participate in the recruitment process depending on their citizenship and status in the Republic of Poland.

The recruitment process is based on two sets of rules concerning: 

I. Polish nationals and Non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who enroll pursuant to the rules applicable to Polish nationals.

II. Non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who enroll pursuant to the rules other than applicable to Polish nationals.

 

I. Polish nationals and Non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who enroll pursuant to the rules applicable to Polish nationals.

 

Applicants who hold multiple citizenships, including Polish, according to the Polish law are not foreigners and, in the recruitment process, are required to apply according to the rules for Polish nationals.

 

Candidates for the second-cycle studies in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) are selected on the basis of their placement on a ranking list defined upon their bachelor’s degree diploma grade in the first-cycle studies with reference to the selected or related field or their master’s degree diploma grade in related one-cycle studies: robotization and automation, building engineering, electronics and telecommunications, education in technology and information engineering, electrotechnology, technical physics, material engineering, mechanical engineering and machinery construction, mechatronics, metallurgy, ocean engineering, transport, aviation and aerospace science, agriculture and forestry engineering, information technology (engineering studies), management and production engineering, wood technology, information and communication technology. Candidates are obliged to confirm their competence in English on at least B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages with the final grade at least 4.0.

Admission limit: 36

  1. An application form completed according to UTP model in IRK system.

  2. Both a document of completion of studies and a transcript with the legend of range of marks.

    Important!
    Remember that your diploma obtained outside Poland needs to be certified with an apostille or legalized, which can take up to a month! You can also check upfront if you need a nostrification, otherwise the University cannot recognise your documents during recruitment. The apostille is a kind of certificate that allows for official documents issued in one country to be legally recognised in another. The Apostille has been introduced with the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents of 5 October 1961 (Journal of Laws of 2005, no. 112, item 938) and is applied in the countries which have signed the convention. The apostille is issued in the same country that has issued the document in question.
    Legalization is the process authenticating a document including diploma issued in another country. Legalization is required if it is impossible to obtain the apostille, because a country where the document has been issued has not signed the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents. A document confirming education issued abroad can be considered equivalent to a respective document issued in the country by virtue of international contracts, appropriate legal rules or through nostrification (procedure which leads to define the Polish equivalent of a foreign diploma). Check if this obligation relates to you. Usually, legalization of diplomas is conducted by the Polish consul in the country in which the document was issued. Take your diploma to the Polish consulate and ask about the procedure of its legalization.
    Apart from obtaining an apostille for your documents or legalising them, every document that has been issued in a language other than Polish needs to be translated into Polish. The translation should be certified (in Poland this is called ‘a sworn translation').
    In some cases, on arrival in Poland, diploma needs to be nostrified. You can conduct the nostrification before recruitment for studies and attach it to application documents or after initiating the studies – you have time until the end of the first semester of studies. If you have earned your higher education diploma on the appropriate level in a member state of the European Union, of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), or the diploma you have obtained gives you the right in the country it was issued in to pursue the second-cycle studies, then you do not have to go through the nostrification process.
    There is also no need to nostrify documents obtained in the countries with which Poland has signed the agreement about mutual recognition of documents. Check if your country is a member of at least one of the organisations mentioned above:
    European Union (UE): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy.
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech /republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, The United States of America, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy.
    European Free Trade Association (EFTA):Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
    Nostrification of a higher education diploma is only necessary if it has been obtained in a country not enlisted above with which Poland has not signed the agreement on mutual documents recognition.
    Applications for the nostrification of a higher education diploma shall be submitted the council of the organizational unit of a higher education institution (faculty) that is authorized to confer the doctor’s degree (PhD) in the field in which a diploma has been awarded. It can be represented by the unit of the UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz.

  3. Photocopy of a document confirming the candidate’s identity (passport).

  4.  Four recent photographs taken according to the guidelines for issuing identity cards.

  5. Confirmation of an application fee paid by the person applying for the first year of studies at UTP.

  6. Document confirming competence in English – certificates, diplomas, or other documents confirming completion of secondary school abroad, in which classes were conducted in English.

  7. Candidates with disabilities submit additional documents: medical information about a kind of disability and a disability degree certificate issued by the Regional Disability Evaluation Board (for the Voivodeship).

  8. Visa or a residence card or another document that allows for stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland during studies.
    A visa is not required for: citizens of the European Union countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. Before leaving their country, they should obtain the European Health Insurance Card thanks to which they will be provided with basic medical care services free of charge in Poland. Upon arriving to Poland, they should legalize their residence.
    Citizens of other countries should apply for a Polish visa before arrival. A visa is issued by Polish diplomatic representations (consulates) in the country of a foreigner’s residence. A visa in the form of a sticker is put in the foreigner’s travel document. Remember that visa is issued for a definite period of time, usually shorter than the duration of studies. Therefore, one should mind its expiration date or register the residence in the territory of Poland.

  9. Medical certificate that confirms the lack of health conditions disqualifying  candidates from undertaking study programmes in the chosen field and form of study.

  10. Sickness and accident insurance policy which remains valid throughout their stay in Poland or the European Health Insurance Card or obtaining insurance in the National Health Fund immediately after commencing education in Poland

 

For all the first-cycle and second-cycle studies offered, regardless of which application rules you follow, it is required to pay the application fee for each registration that you make. The application fee for the academic year 2015/2016 is 85 PLN. Upon registering for a field of study (study programme) through IRK (Internet Recruitment of Candidates), you will be provided with an individual bank account number, valid for the specific registration only which you should use to pay the application fee. The account is valid for paying the application fee only and cannot be used more than once or for making any other payments. It is submitted to one person only.

The application fee should be paid by the required deadline according to the admission schedule. To ensure smooth processing of your application fee, you are recommended to make the payment through an online bank transfer or directly at the bank PEKAO S.A. account number 03 1240 2092 9570 300800000001

Candidates will need to pay all handling costs related to the bank transfer. In case of return the excess or payment made incorrectly, all handling costs related to the return or money transfer are paid by the candidates.

 

Submission of documents: from june 5 to September 22, 2017.

Announcement of the application results: September 28, 2017.

 

Candidates applying for studies according to the rules applicable for Polish nationals do not pay the tuition fee for their first full-time programme conducted in Polish. They pay the same tuition fee as Polish nationals for part-time programmes and for programmes in foreign languages. After enrolling, they have the same right to motivational scholarships (Rector’s scholarship for the best students, Minister’s scholarship for exceptional research, artistic or sports achievements). Some candidates can also apply for social financial aid (social allowance, disabled students’ aid and other benefits)

Note! All foreign documents are required to be translated into English!

II. Non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who enroll pursuant to the rules other than applicable to Polish nationals.

 

Candidates for the second-cycle studies in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) are selected on the basis on their bachelor’s degree diploma grade in the first-cycle studies with reference to the selected or related field or their master’s degree diploma grade in related one-cycle studies: robotization and automation, building engineering, electronics and telecommunications, education in technology and information engineering, electrotechnology, technical physics, material engineering, mechanical engineering and machinery construction, mechatronics, metallurgy, ocean engineering, transport, aviation and aerospace science, agriculture and forestry engineering, information technology (engineering studies), management and production engineering, wood technology, information and communication technology. Candidates are obliged to confirm their competence in English on B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages with the final grade at least 4.0.

Admission limit: 36

 

  1. An application form completed according to UTP model.

  2. Both a document of completion of studies and a transcript with the legend of range of marks.

    Important!
    Remember that your diploma obtained outside Poland needs to be certified with an apostille or legalized, which can take up to a month!  You can also check upfront if you need a nostrification, otherwise the University cannot recognise your documents during recruitment. The apostille is a kind of certificate that allows for official documents issued in one country to be legally recognised in another. The Apostille has been introduced with the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents of 5 October 1961 (Journal of Laws of 2005, no. 112, item 938) and is applied in the countries which have signed the convention. The apostille is issued in the same country that has issued the document in question.
    Legalization is the process authenticating a document including diploma issued in another country. Legalization is required if it is impossible to obtain the apostille, because a country where the document has been issued has not signed the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public documents. A document confirming education issued abroad can be considered equivalent to a respective document issued in the country by virtue of international contracts, appropriate legal rules or through nostrification (procedure which leads to define the Polish equivalent of a foreign diploma). Check if this obligation relates to you. Usually, legalization of diplomas is conducted by the Polish consul in the country in which the document was issued. Take your diploma to the Polish consulate and ask about the procedure of its legalization.
    Apart from obtaining an apostille for your documents or legalising them, every document that has been issued in a language other than Polish needs to be translated into Polish. The translation should be certified (in Poland this is called ‘a sworn translation'). In some cases, on arrival in Poland, diploma needs to be nostrified. You can conduct the nostrification before recruitment for studies and attach it to application documents or after initiating the studies – you have time until the end of the first semester of studies. If you have earned your higher education diploma on the appropriate level in a member state of the European Union, of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), or the diploma you have obtained gives you the right in the country it was issued in to pursue the second-cycle studies, then you do not have to go through the nostrification process.
    There is also no need to nostrify documents obtained in the countries with which Poland has signed the agreement about mutual recognition of documents. Check if your country is a member of at least one of the organisations mentioned above:
    European Union (UE): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy.
    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech /republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, The United States of America, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy.
    European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
    Nostrification of a higher education diploma is only necessary if it has been obtained in a country not enlisted above with which Poland has not signed the agreement on mutual documents recognition. Applications for the nostrification of a higher education diploma shall be submitted the council of the organizational unit of a higher education institution (faculty) that is authorized to confer the doctor’s degree (Ph.D.) in the field in which a diploma has been awarded. It can be represented by the unit of the UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz.

  3. Photocopy of a document confirming the candidate’s identity (passport).

  4. Four recent photographs taken according to the guidelines for issuing identity cards.

  5. Confirmation of an application fee paid by the person applying for the first year of studies at UTP.

  6. Document confirming competence in English – certificates, diplomas, or other documents confirming completion of secondary school abroad, in which classes were conducted in English.

  7. Candidates with disabilities submit additional documents: medical information about a kind of disability and a disability degree certificate issued by the Regional Disability Evaluation Board (for the Voivodeship).

  8. Visa or a residence card or another document that allows for stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland during studies. A visa is not required for: citizens of the European Union countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Switzerland. Before leaving their country, they should obtain the European Health Insurance Card thanks to which they will be provided with basic medical care services free of charge in Poland. Upon arriving to Poland, they should legalize their residence.
    Citizens of other countries should apply for a Polish visa before arrival. A visa is issued by Polish diplomatic representations (consulates) in the country of a foreigner’s residence. A visa in the form of a sticker is put in the foreigner’s travel document. Remember that visa is issued for a definite period of time, usually shorter than the duration of studies. Therefore, one should mind its expiration date or register the residence in the territory of Poland.

  9. Medical certificate that confirms the lack of health conditions disqualifying  candidates from undertaking study programmes in the chosen field and form of study.

  10. Sickness and accident insurance policy which remains valid throughout their stay in Poland or the European Health Insurance Card or obtaining insurance in the National Health Fund immediately after commencing education in Poland.

 

For all the first-cycle and second-cycle studies offered, regardless of which application rules you follow, it is required to pay the application fee for each registration that you make. The application fee for the academic year 2015/2016 is 200 EUR. The application fee must be paid on the bank account of the University. The application fee should be paid by the required deadline according to the admission schedule.

To ensure smooth processing of your application fee, you are recommended to make the payment through an online bank transfer or directly at the bank PEKAO S.A. account:

Name of the recipient UTP University of Science and Technology
Address of the recipient Al. prof. S. Kaliskiego 7, 85-796 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Name of the bank PEKAO S.A II O/Bydgoszcz
Address of the bank Plac Teatralny 4, 85-056 Bydgoszcz, Poland
IBAN PL93124034931111000042791256
SWIFT PKOPPLPW

Candidates will need to pay all handling costs related to the bank transfer. In case of return the excess or payment made incorrectly, all handling costs related to the return or money transfer are paid by the candidates.

 

Non-nationals (foreigners) who enroll pursuant to the rules other than applicable to Polish nationals are requested to send scanned documents mentioned in ‘required documents’ section to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Submission of documents: from june 5 to September 22, 2017.

Announcement of the application results: September 28, 2017.

Note! All the scanned foreign documents are required to be translated into English!

Upon admittance candidates – foreigners will be required to submit original documents by the set deadline – October 6, 2017, i.e. upon arriving in Poland for the undertaking study programme.

 

Candidates applying for studies according to the rules other than applicable to Polish nationals pay a tuition fee or all types of programmes. In the study field of CAE the tuition fee is 2217 EUR per year. A partial or full tuition waiver is possible.

If you have been referred for studies by the Ministry, or by the director of the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange, or by a director of a certified Polish language school, you can be granted a full tuition waiver if you enroll:

  • as a holder of a Polish government scholarship, or
  • as a holder of another country government scholarship, or
  • with a tuition waiver and without a scholarship.

These scholarships are managed by the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange (BUWiWM).

Holders of a Polish government scholarship receive a tuition waiver and a monthly scholarship. This scholarship may be granted on the basis of international agreements or as a part of the Polish Government Program for Cooperation with the Polish Diaspora and Poles Living Abroad. If you are of Polish origin, seek further information about this scholarship in the Polish consulate in your country.

Holders of another country government scholarship receive a tuition waiver and a scholarship. These scholarships are also awarded on the basis of international agreements, usually by the ministries or other government agencies responsible for international academic cooperation.

Enrolling with a tuition waiver and without a scholarship means that foreigners do not pay for education but they not entitled to a scholarship. This situation is sometimes possible on the basis of international agreements or aid programmes signed by the Polish government.

 

If you are of Polish descent and if you apply for admission according to the rules other than applicable for Polish nationals, and you do not have any other grounds for a tuition waiver (such as a referral for studies), you can apply to the dean of your faculty for a 30% tuition waiver. A partial tuition waiver is granted on the basis of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education ordinance of 12 October 2006 regarding non-Polish nationals undertaking and pursuing studies and trainings and their participation in academic research and development projects.