The admission procedure


The procedure of applying in short:  

1. You register in our Internet system for candidates (IRK - details below), upload some documents (see the [Required documents] section and pay the application fee (details below).

2. We look at your high school results and then calculate your score based on your highschool diploma.

3. If you get accepted, you will have to deliver some other documents (see the [I'm in!] section).

 

Deadlines for 2019/20 admissions:

The procedure starts: the IRK system will be open for registration from 05 June 2019 till 05 July 2019.

Last day of paying admission fee:  on 06 July 2019.

Last day of uploading the scanned documents to IRK:  on 10 July 2019.

Results are posted: on 16 July 2019 at 14:00 on the candidate's IRK account. 

 

Deadlines for second turn of 2019/20 admissions: 

The procedure starts only if there are free places left after first round of admissions process! 

We will post information about September admissions in the middle of August 2019.

 

 

Internet Registration System (IRK) 

All candidates are required to register in the IRK system www.irk.uw.edu.pl and need to specifically select the studies they apply to. Selecting the specific studies is crucial, as otherwise the system does not know to which program you are applying. So:

  1. You first need to create your own IRK account
  2. Then you have to find the psychology in English program and
  3. Register for it.

Without signing up specifically for Psychology in English, we will not see you as a candidate to our studies in the system, and as a consequence cannot process your application. The IRK will let create accounts from ca. May, but registration for specific fields of study will be open from 05 June. It is your IRK account where you will be able to communicate with the admissions officer and find the results of admission process.

 

Application fee 

The application fee for applying to one program of studies in 2019/2020 admissions is 85 PLN.

Application fee payment should be made no later than on the day after the deadline for registration to specific field of study. When making the payment, it is advisable to use system that guarantees the quickest transfer of money.

Candidate makes the application fee payment in PLN or foreign currency using individual bank account number, generated for each candidate by IRK system.

When the payment is noted at the University of Warsaw account, it is visible at candidate’s individual registration account. Candidate is obliged to check whether settings of priorities and payments are correct.

For more information about payments please consult the University of Warsaw Admissions Offices’ page.



 

Info about admissions:  study@wisp.uw.edu.pl or (+48) 22 55 49 845.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Admissions

Q:

When is the deadline for applying in 2019?

A:

It is usually 5 July, 2019 23:59 CEST. We confirm all the deadlines and announce them on our website in March of every year.

Q:

When is the system for candidates (IRK) open?

A:

It is open in June (detailed dates are published every year in March). It is possible to create your own account in the system earlier, but signing up for different fields of studies will be open only in June. If you create an IRK account earlier, don't forget to sign up for our program in June! If you don't do that, we will not be able to treat you candidate.

Q:

Will there be an interview this year?

A:

No, in 2019 we are not organising the interview for our candidates. The admission process will be based on your Secondary education diploma.

Q:

I have created an account in the IRK system , but I cannot see anything - I don't know where I should pay the application fee.

A:

First please make sure that you have registered for psychology in the IRK system. If you don't do that, we will not be able to see you in the system and therefore we will not be able to treat you candidate. Creating an account is not enough - you need to register for a program for studies. After you have registered, the IRK system will ask you to pay the application fee and you will be able to find bank details there.

Q:

Do I have to bring any additional documents?

A:

Yes. Some documents need to be delivered till the end of June (before the interview). If you get accepted, you will have to deliver some other documents. Go to the [how and when to apply] section for details.

Q:

Do I have to have a certificate in English?

A:

It is strongly recommended. Besides, the interview is in English, so the commission will know how advanced your English is. If you don't speak the language well, you will most probably have problems with understanding the commission's questions and expressing your mind freely. If you are from outside of the EU/EFTA, we will require you to show us any of the [certificates from the list].

Q:

It's after the deadline, I didn't register on the registration site, I didn't pay the application fee, I didn't read any book and I don't have any documents. Can I still apply?

A:

Yes - during the next recruitment period, but only if you are on time, you register on the registration site, pay the application fee, read one of the books and deliver the papers.

About ECTS Points and Psychology Classes

Q:

Where do I sign up for courses from our Faculty (the psychology ones)?

A:

For electives and specialization courses you use the [USOSul website]. Through the [USOSweb website] you can sign up for obligatory courses taught in groups. Before registrations start, we announce the dates of registrations on our website.

Q:

Do I sign up for obligatory courses?

A:

The office will automatically do that for you in case of almost all of the obligatory classes. You may be asked to sign up yourself in case of obligatory courses taught in groups.

About Payments in USOS

Q:

The USOS shows me the day of payment, for example 25 Oct 2013. It means that I can pay on 25 Oct 2013, right?

A:

If the USOS gives you a date eg. 25 Oct, remember to pay at least one day before. Usually, when you make an online transfer, especially in the evening, it is usually finalized by the bank on the next day. For instance, if you pay on 25 Oct in the evening, the transfer will probably reach the account on 26 Oct and the USOS will already count interest for being one day late!

Q:

So what happens if there are interest rates?

A:

You need to pay it as quickly as possible, because it will be more with every next day! If the USOS shows you interest rates , eg. 5 PLN, on for example 30 Oct, you need to pay it in a way that the USOS sees your payment on 30 Oct. If it sees the payment on 31 Oct, it will add new interest rates. That’s why it is best to make transfers in the morning to be sure that the money reaches the account on the same day when it is paid.

Q:

I had to pay 300 PLN, but I made a mistake and paid 301 PLN. I hope it is not a big mistake?

A:

No and yes. The USOS is able to recognize only exact payments, so if you need to pay 300 PLN, then exactly 300 PLN needs to reach the account. The USOS is able to link exact amounts. If amounts differ, the USOS will not link them and it will have to be done manually by the financial office. This will take time.

Q:

Will I be able to see the tuition fee in USOS as well?

A:

Right now no. The tuition fee is in EUR and this module is able to show only fixed payments in PLN. The tuition fee could be paid in PLN, but each day the amount of PLN is different, because it depends on the PLN-EUR course. However, maybe in the future it will be possible.

Q:

Will I be able to see there only conditional passes for courses not passed at the Faculty of Psychology or there will be also other conditions, eg. for PE classes?

A:

There will be also other conditions. You will be able to find PE classes there. Please make sure to always use a correct bank account. Payments for PE classes need to be paid to another bank account than those for courses belonging to the Faculty. Don’t worry if you don’t know the account, the USOS will show it to you.

About PE Classes

Q:

Where do I sign up for PE classes?

A:

You use this website: http://rejestracja.usos.uw.edu.pl/catalogue.php. It is also a part of USOS. The registration for PE classes starts with “WF”. If you see psychology courses on this website, don’t worry about them, because they are courses of the Polish psychology program, so they don’t concern you. Besides, the system will not let you choose them.

Q:

Can I choose whatever I like or are there some classes designed for our studies?

A:

You can choose whatever you like, although usually there are a few PE classes in English. If you don’t mind having PE classes in Polish, that’s ok.

About Specialization courses

Q:

What are specializations?

A:

On the 4th and 5th year students take part in specialization courses. A specialization is a set of courses connected with a chosen topic, eg. Psychotherapy, Business Psychology etc. To see specilizations we currently offer please see the [Courses] page of this website.

Q:

How to sign up for a specialization?

A:

Since there are not so many WISP students and there are no specilizations that would be extremely popular, we just ask students to send an email with their specialization preferences and then students sign up for appropriate courses themselves. At the end of the 5th year the office checks if all requirements of a given specialization are completed. If they are, a student receives a document confirming the completion of the specialization.

Q:

What are the requirements of specialization completion?

A:

A general rule in order to graduate is that each student needs to achieve at least 48 ECTS from specialization courses. They could belong to one concrete specialization or to different specializations (in this second case the student finishes the studies with a so-called "general specialization"). Most of the specializations require to achieve 48 ECTS from courses belonging to these specializations. Some might have some additional requirements, eg. preparing a poster or having some kind of practice. Most of the specializations will offer exactly 48 ECTS (so the student needs to complete all courses within the specialization), some will offer more ECTS than 48 (in this case the student needs to choose courses which could give at least 48 ECTS, more is possible, but not obligatory), some will offer less ECTS than 48. In this case the student is required to complete all courses within the specialization and take some courses from other specializations so that at the end of their studies he/she has at least 48 ECTS from specialization courses.

Q:

What do I need to remember about when signing up for specializations?

A:

Each student has 63 tokens for specialization courses. Use them wisely. If you need more, it is possible to switch up to 15 elective tokens for specialization tokens.

About Student ID card

Q:

I'm on the 1st year, when will I get my student ID card?

A:

You will get it from the WISP office from 01 October. Sometimes we distribute ID cards a day earlier.

Q:

I have lost my Student ID card. What can I do to get a new one?

A:

The procedure is as follows:

1) Write a request to the Dean asking for a new card. State why you don't have your card any more (eg. you lost it, it was stolen etc.).
2) Pay the fee for a new card. The Student ID account is: 56 1160 2202 0000 0000 7648 6236. The account owner is: Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28. The second and every next ID card costs 25,50 PLN.
3) Deliver the proof of payment to the WISP office.
4) After the office has the Dean's decision and the proof, we will order your new ID card. It usually takes ca. 1-2 weeks.
5) Pick up your new ID card from the office.

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