Diploma recognition

You can apply for university admission in Poland if you have one of the documents listed below:

  1. upper secondary school certificate issued by a school operating within the education system of a member state of the European Union, of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, entitling the holder to seek university admission in the country where it was issued;
  2. International Baccalaureate issued by the International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva
  3. European Baccalaureate issued by a European School according to the Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools, made in Luxembourg on 21 June 1994;
  4. upper secondary school certificate recognized in Poland on the basis of an international agreement.

The documents listed above do not need to be legalized or apostilled.

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If you have a different school certificate(not mentioned above) issued by a non-Polish school recognized by the country in whose territory or in whose education system the school operates, you must apply to an Education Board (Kuratorium Oświaty) in Poland to have the certificate recognized for the purpose of university admission.

If you live in Poland, you should submit the application to the Kuratorium Oświaty in the place of your residence.

If you do not live in Poland, you should submit the application to the Kuratorium Oświaty in Katowice (the city where our university is located).

You must obtain the certificate of recognition by the end of the first semester of your studies.

At the stage of applying to the University of Economics in Katowice, you must submit the following documents together with your secondary school certificate:

  • apostille (in case of countries which are signatories of the Hague Convention) or legalization*
  • information that the certificate entitles you to seek university admission in the country where it was issued; the information should be issued or confirmed by the school which issued the certificate, or by the education authorities of the country in whose territory or in whose education system the certificate was issued.

*The legalization can be done by:

  1. consul of the Republic of Poland in the country in whose territory or in whose education system the certificate was issued, or
  2. education authorities of the country in whose territory or in whose education system the certificate was issued, or
  3. consul or diplomatic representative of the country in whose territory or in whose education system the certificate was issued, accredited in the Republic of Poland or other member state of the European Union, in a member state of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), or in Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.