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National Information Centres

Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej
National Agency for Academic Exchange

Polna 40

00-635 Warsaw

Phone: 00 48 22 390 35 60
Fax:
E-mail: dyplom@nawa.gov.pl
Web Site: https://nawa.gov.pl
Contact person: Hanna Reczulska

National education bodies

Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej
National Agency for Academic Exchange
Link(s): Polish, English
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Higher Education

This ministry is responsible for higher education and scientific research issues

Link(s): Polish
Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej
Ministry of National Education

This ministry is responsible for primary and secondary education affairs

Link(s): Polish
Polska Komisja Akredytacyjna
Polish Accreditation Committee

This committe is responsible for various activities related to the accreditation of all Polish civilian state-owned and non-state owned institutions of higher education, academic and vocational.

Link(s): English, Polish
Konferencja Rektorów Akademickich Szkół Polskich
Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland

A voluntary association of rectors representing Polish institutions of higher education which have the right to award the doctor's degree (or equivalent) in at least one scientific discipline.

Link(s): Polish, English

System of education

Education system in Poland
Link(s): English

University education

Higher Education System - general description
Link(s): English
Education system in Poland - publication
Link(s): English

Quality Assurance in Higher Education


Polska Komisja Akredytacyjna (Polish Accreditation Committee)

Link(s): Polish, English

Post-secondary non-university education

Education system in Poland
Link(s): English

Recognised higher education institutions


List of Polish higher education institutions

Link(s): Polish
List of recognised higher education institutions
Doctoral schools
Link(s): Polish
Programmes offered by Polish HEIs
Link(s): Polish
Branches (including foreign branches) of Polish HEIs
Link(s): Polish

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications


Policies and procedures for the recognition of foreign qualifications

Link(s): Polish, English
System KWALIFIKATOR

KWALIFIKATOR is a database that allows you to automatically check general information about selected types of higher education diplomas obtained abroad. It allows to assess the level and status of qualifications in the country of issue and to learn how a given foreign diploma or degree is recognised in Poland. It also indicates the rights of the diploma holder and their legal basis.

Link(s): Polish, English

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Recognition of refugees’ qualifications
Link(s): English, Polish

Qualifications Framework

Framework

Polska Rama Kwalifikacji
Link(s): Polish, English

Self Evaluation Report

Raport
Link(s): Polish

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Higher Education

ul. Wspólna 1/3
00-529 Warszawa
Poland




Phone: +48 22 52 92 384
E-mail: sekretariat.dsw@nauka.gov.pl
Link: Polish, English

Additional information:
Since 1st January 2005 Diploma Supplement is obligatory for higher education institutions in Poland. The current format of Diploma Supplement is defined in the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 27 September 2018 on higher education studies.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)


The Diploma Supplement has a state format. 

Link(s): Polish

Access to higher education


The maturity certificate (świadectwo dojrzałości) gives general access to firts cycle and long-cycle studies in Poland. The certificate has a state format.


It is awarded to those who pass the maturity (or matriculate) examination. 


Detailed information on maturity examinations may be found at the website of the Central Examination Board.


Admission to first cycle and long-cycle programmes is based on the results of the maturity exams. Additional entrance examinations may be conducted by HEIs only  in the following cases:

  • for candidates with foreign certificates, where the grades from the required subjects are not indicated in the certificate;
  • to assess knowledge and / or skills which are not assessed by the maturity exam (e.g. specific aptitudes, artistic skills or physical fitness).