Your degree gives access to second cycle programmes if it fulfils at least one of the below listed criteria:

  • gives access to second cycle programmes in the country where it was obtained
  • confirms completion of a joint programme provided by foreign higher education institutions and gives access to second cycle programmes in at least one of the country in the education of which it was provided
  • is recognised on the basis of an international agreement.

NOTE:

Diplomas confirming the completion of higher education abroad do not give access to further studies in Poland 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.

Legal basis:  

  • Article 326.2 in the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668 with amendments)
  • international agreements

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