MA Application

Prospective students should carefully review the application procedure outlined below. Please also review the application deadline timetable

When applying online, prospective students must register for one specialisation. Students may change their specialisation once accepted, if necessary.

Applicants have 20 minutes to complete the online application. The Statement of Purpose form is available in the "See Also" column, so that applicants may plan their response.

Please be advised that an applicant must apply as an EU citizen in order to qualify for the lower tuition fee (6,200 euro). If you are  a non-EU citizen, but are of Polish heritage, please contact the CES office before filling out your application in order to consult your eligibility for the lower rate. Once an applicant declares his/herself as a non-EU citizen, this will be binding and the student will be obliged to pay 8,400 euro (the tuition for non-EU students).

MA IN EUROPEAN STUDIES

PLEASE SEND SCAN COPIES IN ONE PDF FILE. 

  • Scanned online OAS application signed by the applicant,
  • Scan of the most recent diploma obtained*
  • Scan of the applicant's passport (photo page) or EU national ID card,
  • Scan of the candidate's Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) completed in the Europass CV format,
  • Scan of the candidate's Foreign Language Skills document completed in the Europass Language Passport format, 
  • Scan of official transcript, which includes a full list of completed courses and final marks (grades), or copy of the Diploma supplement (if applicable),
  • Sworn translation into English or Polish of all documents submitted if they were issued in a language other than English or Polish.

*Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland  are required to submit  additionally the following documents: higher education diploma obtained outside of Poland is required to be authenticated with apostille or legalised.

 

BY POST:

  • Two confidential letters of recommendation sealed and signed across the envelope flap (Go to "See Also" column for recommendation form template). Scan of recommendation letters will be accepted under a condition that original document will be delivered by post. 
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All official transcripts and recommendation letters must be sent directly to the Centre for European Studies:

Centre for European Studies
ul. Garbarska 7A
Krakow, 31-131
Poland

BY BANK TRANSFER:

  • Application Fee of 18,00 EUR / 24,00 USD / 75,00 PLN (non-refundable).

Documents Required Upon Enrolment

Once admitted, the applicant will be required to provide the following additional documents:

  • Hardcopy of the OAS application submitted, printed and signed by the candidate,
  • One passport photos (35 mm x 45 mm) taken against a white background without a hat or head covering (These cannot be printed photos or xeroxed copies of photos),
  • Certificate verifying language proficiency (if applicable),
  • For enrolment by post: declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment for inspection by no later than 28 September 2018—under the pain of board denying admission.

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

  • 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 declaration of taking out the insurance in the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) immediately upon beginning of the first semester—in case of enrolling by post, written declaration to submit this document by no later than 28 September 2018 has to be enclosed to the set of documents submitted for enrolment—under the pain of board denying admission,
  • photocopy of medical certificate confirming lack of health conditions disqualifying the candidate from undertaking study programme (together with the original document available upon request—or, if the candidate does not have this document yet upon enrolment, or in case of enrolling by post, written declaration to submit this document by no later than 28 September 2018 has to be enclosed to the set of documents submitted for enrolment—under the pain of board denying admission.

Documents Required Upon Arrival

Once the student has confirmed his/her registration at CES, a few documents will be required upon arrival. Students should ensure that they collect these documents before their departure to Poland. The deadline to submit (depending on the application round). 

JOINT MA PROGRAMMES

Applicants for the IMESS (University College of London), IMRCEES (University of Glasgow) and European Studies/European and Global Governance (University of Kent) should apply to the respective Consortium coordinator.