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 191a Act of 27 July 2005 on Higher Education (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 2183 with amendments).
If you need a written statement regarding recognition of your foreign degree in Poland you may submit an application for recognition of a foreign diploma to the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.
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.).