On the one hand, it includes graduates, who had completed secondary school education no more than 5 years before the competition was announced. On the other hand, it is addressed to pupils of schools which issue a certificate, or any other document which entitles them to start higher education.
No other documents are required. There is no need to send translations. It is sufficient to send scanned documents and diplomas by electronic means of communication.
However, after the end of the competition and the announcement of the results, the recruitment process should start as soon as possible. During this process, it will be necessary to provide the apostille of the graduation diploma and its sworn translation into Polish, which can be done in Poland.
The second stage does not require physical presence of the candidate – interviews may be held in the form of a videoconference.
The winners of the competition, on request, shall receive all the documents, which the University can issue, and which help to receive a visa. Such requirements shall be consulted with each successful candidate on an individual basis. The candidate can apply for a visa in their country of origin. They can also apply for a temporary residence permit upon arrival in Krakow. EU citizens do not need visas to study in Poland.
The entire application procedure is carried out through the form available on the website. In case of any problems and doubts during the application process, the candidate can contact us by e-mail at the following address: stypendium.mertensa[at]uj.edu.pl
An individual course of studies means that student, in consultation with their academic supervisor, can choose any courses they wish. Student is obliged, however, to obtain a required number of ECTS credits, which means they cannot complete fewer courses than other students. In practical terms, an individual course of studies gives students great feedom.
The scholarship regulations guarantee participation in a language course in the first semester of studies, but if students are interested in extending the course, the current practice shows that it is possible.
Often, the tutors initially conduct meetings in English and gradually switch to Polish according to the student's language abilities.