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BA Program
Full time (tuition-free) and part time (paid) students
Transfer students


Internet Registration of Candidates (IRK): https://irk.uw.edu.pl/?change_lang=en

The minimum number of points needed to be qualified for studies is 40

  • Limit: 199 - full time (tuition-free program), 60 - part time (paid program)
  • Registration: June 5th-July 4th, 2018
  • Announcement of ranking list in IRK: July 13th, 2018
  • Reception of documents
    at the American Studies Center, Aleja Niepodległości 22, Warsaw:
    First round: July 17th-18th, 2018
    Second round: July 19th-20th, 2018
    Third round: July 23rd-24th, 2018

How to contact the ASC Admissions?

  • Head of the admissions committee: dr Anna Sosnowska-Jordanovska
  • Secretary: mgr. Aleksandra Gniadzik-Smolińska

E-mail: rekrutacja.osa@uw.edu.pl
Tel. (+48 22) 55 333 26



Admission procedure

Admission procedure for candidates with Polish new maturity exam (since 2005)

Obligatory subject

Polish language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics, History of Art, Portuguese, Spanish

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
weight = 5% weight = 10% weight = 80% weight = 5%

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W - the final result;
P - result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level;
M - result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J - result of the English language exam on the advanced level;
X - result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d - weights



Admission procedure for candidates with old maturity exam

Obligatory subject

Polish language
Obligatory subject

Mathematics
Obligatory subject

English language
Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Civics, History of Art, Spanish
weight = 5% weight = 10% weight = 80% weight = 5%

Important information for candidates with Polish "old" maturity exam. >> Check! <<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W - the final result;
P - result from the Polish language exam;
M - result from the Mathematics;
J - result of the English language exam;
X - result of the additional exam
a, b, c, d - weights.

Grade will be converted to percentages in the following way:

Old Matura, after 1991

grade 6 = 100 %
grade 5 = 90 %
grade 4 = 75 %
grade 3 = 50 %
grade 2 = 30 %

Old Matura, before 1991
grade 5 = 100 %
grade 4 = 85 %
grade 3 = 40 %



Admission procedure for candidates with European Baccalaureate

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
L1 language*
basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Economics, Art, Portuguese, Spanish

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
weight = 5% weight = 10% weight = 80% weight = 5%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language.
Candidates with English language as the language L1 with the result of English will count twice, that is, with a total weight of 85%.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results and how their are counted in the qualification process >> Check! <<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W - the final result;
P - result from the Polish language exam at the basic or advanced level
M - result from the Mathematics exam at the basic or advanced level;
J - result of the English language exam at the advanced level;
X - result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d - weights

The EB results will be converted to Polish Matura results according to the table below:

9.00 - 10.00 = 100%
8.00 - 8.95 = 90%
7.00 - 7.95 = 75%
6.00 - 6.95 = 60%
5.00 - 5.95 = 45%
4.00 - 4.95 = 30%



Admission procedure for candidates with International Baccalaureate

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
A1 language from group 1/A language*

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1
Obligatory subject

Mathematics

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1
Obligatory subject

English language

advanced level x 1
Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Psychology, Anthropology, Business and Management, Economics, Politics, Subject from group "The Arts", Portuguese, Spanish
standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1
weight = 5% weight = 10% weight = 80% weight = 5%

* If the candidate has not passed Polish language.

Candidates with English language as the language A1/A with the result of English will count twice, that is, with a total weight of 85%.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results and how their are counted in the qualification process >> Check! <<

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W - the final result;
P - result from the Polish language exam at the SL or HL
M - result from the Mathematics exam at the SL or HL
J - result of the English language exam at the HL
X - result of the additional exam at the SL or HL
a, b, c, d - weights

The IB results will be converted to Polish Matura results according to the table below:

7 = 100%
6 = 90%
5 = 75%
4 = 60%
3 = 45%
2 = 30%



Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
Original language of the maturity (high school) exam
Obligatory subject

Mathematics
Obligatory subject
English language
Obligatory subject

One subject chosen from the list:
Philosophy, History, Geography, Art, Economics, Portuguese, Spanish
weight = 5% weight = 10% weight = 80% weight = 5%

* Candidates who passed English language as original language of the maturity exam will have their result counted twice, with a total weight of 85%.

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W - the final result;
P - result from the Polish language exam;
M - result from the Mathematics exam;
J - result of the English language exam;
X - result of the additional exam
a, b, c, d - weights



Frequently asked questions

BA program
  1. How to register?
    You need to set up an account in the IRK system (https://irk.uw.edu.pl/), choose the programs you to be admitted to and pay admissions fees by the required deadline

  2. Is this a paid program?
    BA program is free for Polish nationals and for EU students: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/en/index.php/admission-on-equal-terms-with-polish-citizens/

  3. What is the tuition for one semester in the paid program?
    3,000 PLN, in case of a one-time payment. For details go to: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/index.php/oplaty-za-studia/

  4. What are the deadlines of registration?
    The online registration for the BA program of the year 2018/2019 starts June 5th, 2018. Here's the link to the registration platform https://irk.uw.edu.pl/. The registration will be closed on July 4th, 2018. Registration for the paid program will also be closed on July 4th, 2018.

  5. How difficult it is to be admitted to the American Studies Center?
    The ranking list is based on the results of the secondary-school-leaving exam. Candidates undertaking studies on different terms than applicable to Polish nationals are also admitted on the basis of the ranking list base on results of the secondary-school-leaving exam.

  6. How competitive is the selective entry admission at the ASC?
    It's usually 3.5 candidates per place.

  7. What are the required English language qualifications?
    B2 is absolutely necessary and C1 is highly recommended

  8. Are there any "native speakers" among the faculty, i.e., faculty members for who English is their mother tongue?
    Yes, among the ASC faculty members are American academics.

  9. Is all instruction in English?
    Correct; all the classes at the ACS are in English.

  10. When should I apply for housing?
    Applications for housing should be filed within 10 days after you file your admissions documentation at the ASC. For more go to: http://bss.uw.edu.pl/

  11. What is the most important factor in the admissions process?
    To be successful, the candidate must have a high grade from English at the HL level.

  12. Are there any limits imposed on the number of places offered this year?
    We are allowed to admit 199 candidates, 7 candidates undertaking studies on different terms than those applicable to Polish nationals. We have also 4 places for students studying for two different degrees and 2 places for students transferred from other universities.

  13. What are the differences between the program offered by the ASC and that of the English Institute of the University of Warsaw?
    Both programs are very different. The ASC offers an American Studies program. It does not teach English, the methodology of teaching foreign languages, linguistics or translation. ASC's is an English-language program whose objective is the study of the culture, politics and economy of the United States.

  14. Can one become a translator after graduating from the ASC?
    The American Studies Center does not offer any practical translation skills classes. That said, many of our alumni, who learned their translation skills elsewhere, specialize in translations of American text, that is, text requiring good knowledge of American culture and society.

  15. What are the requirements for BA dissertations?
    You will find a full answer to this question here: http://www.asc.uw.edu.pl/programs/ba_program/ba_examinations.html

  16. What is the program's full curriculum?
    The curriculum is described here http://www.asc.uw.edu.pl/programs/ba_program/ba_detailed_curriculum.html

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