Higher education documents
In order to apply for second-cycle studies in English at Lublin University of Technology you are required to submit the following higher education documents:
1. A document confirming the completion of higher education:
a) a diploma confirming the completion of higher education abroad which gives the right to continue education in the country in which it was issued
b) a Polish higher education diploma of first-cycle programme, second-cycle programme, long-cycle programme
c) a higher education diploma recognized as equivalent to the relevant Polish diploma under an international agreement determining the equivalence
d) a higher education diploma recognized as equivalent to the relevant Polish diploma under the nostrification together with a certificate of recognition (nostrification).
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2. Diploma supplement or other document containing the full list of obtained grades and completed courses (transcript of records) together with curricula content (if applicable).
3. Document informing about the grading scale (if not specified in other education documents – diploma or supplement) issued by the university which awarded the diploma.
Diplomas confirming the completion of higher education abroad do not entitle the candidate to enter the studies if:
1. institutions which issued them or institutions in which the education was provided:
a) were not accredited higher education institutions on the date of issuing the diploma or implemented a study programme which did not have accreditation on the date of issuing the diploma or
b) do not operate within a higher education system of any country or
2. a higher education programme or its part was implemented against provisions of the country in which the education was provided.
The higher education diploma or other document confirming completion of higher education has to be cerified through apostille or legalization. If the document was issued by a Polish higher education institution, the legalization/apostille is not needed.
If a country in which a given document was issued is a party to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, concluded in the Hague, 5 October 1961, the document’s legalisation is replaced by an Apostille certificate attached to it. The list of countries – parties to the Convention and the institutions authorised to issue the Apostille is available here.
Legalisation is the certification of a document’s formal conformity with the law binding in the place of its issue or of the authenticity of the seals and signatures placed on the document. If a country in which a given document was issued is not a party to the Hague Convention, the document’s legalisation remains the responsibility of the Polish consular office in that country. The list of Poland’s missions abroad is available here
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Annotation is a statement informing whether the higher education diploma holder is entitled to apply for admission to second-cycle degree programmes in the country within which education system the institution issuing the diploma operates. Annotation is included in the higher education diploma or other document confirming completion of higher education. It may also constitute a separate document issued by:
1. a higher education institution which issued the diploma, or
2. educational authorities of the country within which education system the diploma have been issued, or
3. accredited on the territory of the Republic of Poland diplomatic representation or consulate office of the country within which education system the diploma have been issued, or
4. a consul of the Republic of Poland being at the office in the country within which education system the diploma have been issued.
If the diploma holder does not possess an annotation, whether in the diploma or as a separate document, he or she should contact national information center ENIC-NARIC Poland, operating within the Department of Higher Education Organization and Supervision of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to receive a confirmation.
All the above mentioned original documents (higher education diploma, legalisation/apostille certificate, annotation, diploma supplement and grading scale) must be submitted together with original sworn translations into Polish language made by a Polish sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators maintained by the Minister of Justice or a sworn translator registered in any EU, EFTA or OECD country, or a consul of the Republic of Poland being at the office in the country within which education system the diploma have been issued.
The above mentioned documents uploaded as scans to the Electronic Student Registration System during the preliminary qualification procedure may be also issued or translated into English. However, during the enrolment procedure the candidate is required to submit original documents together with original sworn translations into Polish language.