A degree awarded by an institution operating in the education system of one of the EU, OECD or EFTA countries, upon completion of:
- 3-year studies or first cycle studies with the nominal duration of min. 3 years - confirms possession of a first cycle degree in Poland
- second cycle studies - confirms possession of a second cycle degree in Poland
- long cycle studies with the nominal duration of min. 4 years – confirms possession of a second cycle degree in Poland
The same applies to the degrees awarded jointly by higher education institutions operating in these countries.
Diplomas confirming the completion of higher education abroad cannot be recognised in Poland if:
Lagal basis: Article 326 Act of 20 July 2018 on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668).
If you need a recognition statement, e.g. to present it to your employer or to continue your study at Polish university, you can use the KWALIFIKATOR system, or apply for an individual statement to NAWA.
The fact that your foreign degree confirms possession of first cycle or second cycle degree in Poland does not mean that it is equivalent to a given Polish degree (e.g. magister, inżynier, licencjat etc.).
A foreign degree may be recognized as equivalent to a Polish one either on the basis of an international agreement or (if there are no such agreements) by way of nostrification.