Study in Poland

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Terms of enrolment for international students

Admission on equal terms with Polish citizens

Following groups of candidates are eligible to undertake and pursue higher education on the terms applicable to Polish nationals:

  • Polish citizens
  • Polish citizens who also hold a citizenship of another country
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who have been granted a permanent residence permit (settlement permit)
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who hold refugee status granted by the Republic of Poland
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who have been granted temporary protection in the territory of Poland
  • migrant workers who are citizens of the European Union or European Free Trade Association, countries and the members of their families if residing in the territory of Poland
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who in the territory of Poland have been granted a long-term residence permit of the EU.
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who in the territory of Poland have been granted a temporary residence permit (residence permit for a fixed period) pursuant to some special circumstances, referred to in Articles: 127, 159 section 1, or Article 186 section 1 subsections 3 or 4 of the Act of 12 December 2013 on foreigners (legal basis given in the decision on issuance of a temporary residence permit)
  • non-Polish nationals (foreigners) who have been granted subsidiary protection in the territory of Poland
  • citizens of EU or EFTA countries and members of their families, having the right of permanent residence

Admission procedure for other candidates

Following candidates may undertake studies on different terms than applicable to Polish nationals:

  • candidates from non-EU/EFTA member countries, who do not meetthe requirements mentioned above to undertake and pursue studies on the terms applicable to Polish citizens
  • citizens of EUor EFTA countries and members of their families, who decided to undertake studies in Poland on other terms than applicable to Polish citizens,
  • holders of the valid Polish Charter (pol. Karta Polaka), who resigned from study on the terms applicable to Polish citizens.

The candidates may study:

  • on a fee-paying basis
  • as Polish scholarship holders
  • free from charges and scholarships
  • as free-from-fee holders of scholarship from their country of origin
  • as holders of scholarship from an educational institution or a natural or legal person

on the basis of:

  • decisions of the Rector of the Warsaw International Business School
  • international agreements
  • agreements concluded between higher education institutions and foreign entities
  • decisions of the minister competent for higher education or other competent minister

Required documents

All students should have upon arrival the following documents:

  • application form for admission, printed and signed
  • 4 photos (35 x 45 mm)
  • 1 copy of passport
  • 1 copy of recent visa
  • copy of legalization or apostille of secondary school certificate
  • sworn translation into Polish of secondary school certificate with attachment
  • certificate of language proficiency (study in English)
  • health insurance
  • copy of confirmation of payment for studies
  • 2 signed contracts between Student and Warsaw International Business School.

Legalisation of foreign documents of education

In order to be enrolled as a student of Warsaw International Business School, you must provide a document of education (certificate of completing secondary education) entitling you to undertake university level education in your country of origin.

Legalisation (authorisation)

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. Legalisation of educational documents may thus be significant for determining the country within whose education system a document was issued and whether it is necessary to verify its authenticity. In some countries, such as Poland, the internal laws oblige a qualification holder to legalise their document before taking it abroad. Legalisation of a document by the relevant authorities in the country in which it was issued increases its credibility.

Certificates may be legalised (or receive an apostille) by:

  • the consul of the Republic of Poland having jurisdiction with respect to the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, or
  • the educational authorities of the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, or
  • a diplomatic representation or consular office of the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, accredited in the Republic of Poland or in any EU, OECD or EEA member state, where the said certificates or documents confer an entitlement to apply for admission to a higher education program in the states in question.


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:


Recognition of a certificate or a level of education or the right to continue education is not necessary in case of:

  1. certificates or other documents issued by schools operating in educational systems of EU, OECD or EFTA members, which allow access to higher education institutions in those countries (at present: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Hungary, Great Britain, Italy).
  2. IB diplomas (International Baccalaureate) issued by International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva
  3. EB diplomas (European Baccalaureate) issued by European Schools in accordance with the Convention drawn up in Luxembourg on 21 June 1994;
  4. certificates issued in countries with which Poland has signed bilateral agreements concerning the recognition of education (certificates issued under the agreements which expired will still be recognized on the basis of those agreements).

The list of bilateral agreements can be found at:

If the international agreements do not provide otherwise, a certificate issued abroad can be recognised by means of an administrative decision as a document confirming the following levels of education in Poland: primary, lower secondary, upper secondary, basic vocational or the right to continue education, including the right to continue education at higher education institutions taking into consideration the scope of rights appertaining.

More information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education. Recognition of foreign school certificates and diplomas in Poland.

Tuition fees

Semester fee / study in English
admission fee        250 EUR
full-time study      1300 EUR
part-time study      1300 EUR

The rules and deadlines for payments 

The admission fee and fee for full semester payable during recruitment process.
Full semester fee for winter period due by 15 September.
Full semester fee for spring period due by 15 February.

The admission fee and tuition fees must be paid to bank account for payment in EUR

PL38 1600 1462 1839 4970 5000 0003


Warsaw International Business School

Faculty of Economics and International Business

Podwale  Street 13/15, room No. 114
PL00252 Warsaw
(at Castle Square in the Old Town)

Tel. (+48) 500 010 226

Opening Hours

Monday: 10.00 – 18.00
Tuesday: 10.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 18.00
Friday: 10.00 – 18.00

Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00