Studies at UTP

Rector Directive

Legal basis and application procedures of non-national candidates in studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences Bydgoszcz

§ 1.

1. Persons who are not Polish nationals, here in after referred to as „non-nationals” can be admitted to 1st degree, 2nd degree, uniform master’s degree studies and PhD studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences Bydgoszcz if:

a) they hold a visa or a residence card or a different document authorizing them to stay within the territory of the Republic of Poland;

b) they are of good health documented by a doctor’s certificate confirming no contraindications to take up education in their chosen major or form of education;

c) they hold an insurance policy against illness or consequences of accidents for the period of their education in Poland or a European Health Insurance Card or they take out insurance at the National Health Fund immediately after they start education;

d) they meet the conditions of enrolment specified by University of Technology and Life Sciences.

2. Non-nationals can be admitted to studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences conducted in:

a) the Polish language if:

a) they complete a year-long preparatory course to take up studies in the Polish language in units indicated by the minister competent for higher education issues or

b) they hold a certificate of command of the Polish language issued by the State Certification Commission for Polish as a Foreign Language or

c) they obtain a confirmation from University of Technology and Life Sciences that their preparation or degree of command of Polish enable him/her to take up studies in Polish.

b) in a English language if:

they hold a document confirming their command of the foreign language in which studies are conducted, as specified in Appendix 2 to the ordinance of Chairman of the Council of Ministers dated 24 January 2007 on the manner of conducting a qualification procedure in civil service (Journal of Laws no. 13, item 82, as amended ).

The documents confirming the command of the foreign language also include certificates, diplomas and other documents that confirm the completion of post-elementary school abroad in which classes were held in the same foreign language in which the non-national will study in Poland.

3. Non-nationals who may enroll in and complete education pursuant to the rules applicable to Polish nationals:

a)citizens of Member States of the European Union, Members State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or of Swiss Confederation as well as members of their families holding a permanent residence permit;

b) non-nationals who have been granted a permit to settle;

c) holders of a valid Polish Charter;

d) non-nationals who have the status of refugee granted in the Republic of Poland,

e) non-nationals who have been granted temporary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland,

f) migrant workers who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union, Swiss Confederation or a Member State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area as well as members of their families if residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland,

g) non-nationals who, in the territory of the Republic of Poland, have been granted a permit for stay of a long-term resident of the European Communities;

h) non-nationals who have been granted in the territory of the Republic of Poland a permit for fixed-term residence in connection with the circumstances referred to in Article 53, section 1, subsections 7, 13 and 14 of the Act of 13 June 2003 on Aliens (Journal of Laws No. 128, item 1175, as amended);

i) non-nationals who have been granted supplementary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

4. Non-nationals who are not listed in item 3 may enroll in and complete education on the basis of:

a) international agreements, pursuant to the rules defined therein;

b) agreements concluded between foreign entities and University of Technology and Life Sciences pursuant to the rules defined there in;

c) decisions of the minister responsible for higher education or appropriate minister,

d) decisions of a Rector

and they may study:

a) as holders of scholarships awarded by the Polish party;

b) on a fee-paying basis;

c) without a fee and scholarship benefits;

d) as holders of scholarships awarded by the sending party, without paying tuition fees;

e) as holders of scholarships awarded by University of Technology and Life Sciences.

§ 2.

1. The following rules apply as regards tuition fees:

a) the way of arrangement and collecting charges for studies is regulated by separate directive issued by Rector , with consideration of rules quoted in § 17 of regulation, mentioned in § 5 point 2.

b) tuition fees are paid to the individual account at the University of Technology and Life Sciences Bydgoszcz(or to University of Technology and Life Science’s cash register), in Polish zloty or euro according to the average exchange rate for Euro of the National Bank of Poland as at the date of payment. The tuition fees are paid for the entire period of education by the date of commencement of education or examination.

c) non-nationals admitted to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences Bydgoszcz pay, in the first year of their education, tuition fees increased by an equivalent of Euro 200, regardless of the number of majors commenced.

d) the tuition fee is charged proportionally to the actual duration of education if the period of education taken up by a non-national lasts shorter than an academic year.

e) in justified cases Rector of UTP may prolong the deadline for paying a tuition fee or he may agree on making such payment in installments, separately for each academic year or semester.

f) statutory interest is charged on any fees paid after the deadline. In the case of arrears with payment for more than three months, a person is deleted from a list of students.

g) tuition fees are not reimbursable, subject to item h below:

h) tuition fees are reimbursable for the period during which a non-national does not study if he received a leave or resigned from educating due to health reasons confirmed by a doctor’s certificate or due to other important and documented ill-fated reasons, however the fee for the first year of studies, PhD studies and post-graduate studies will be reimbursed in the amount reduced by an equivalent of Euro 200.

i) in the event when a non-national is in a difficult financial situation or when he/she takes up a second major or education in other form on a fee-paying basis Rector of UTP may, at the request from the person concerned, reduce the tuition fee or exempt from it entirely.

j) non-nationals who are holders of scholarships awarded by the Polish party are exempted from an obligation to pay for their education.

§ 3.

The following rules apply as regards the circulation of documents:

1. all application documents of a candidate must be translated into English

2. candidate sends electronic copies of application documents by e-mail to the Center for International Studies.

3. a decision on admission to studies is taken by a Rector, after approval from a competent dean.

4. after the candidate receives a decision on admission to studies, he is required to send original application documents to the Center for International Studies by the day of commencement of studies at the latest.

5. a set of documents of a non-national student admitted to studies is transferred by the Center for International Studies to a relevant faculty.

§ 4.

A detailed manner of qualification to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree studies in Polish and in English is described in appendixes to this document:

Appendix 1 to the Legal basis and application procedures of non-national candidates in studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences, 1st degree studies in Polish for non-nationals;

Appendix 2 to the Legal basis and application procedures of non-national candidates in studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences, 2nd degree studies in Polish for non-nationals;

Appendix 3 to the Legal basis and application procedures of non-national candidates in studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences, 3rd degree studies in Polish for non-nationals;

Appendix 4 to the Legal basis and application procedures of non-nationals in BSc studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences, 1st degree studies in English for non-nationals;

Appendix 5 to the Legal basis and application procedures of non-nationals in MSc studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences, 2nd degree studies in English for non-nationals;

Appendix 6 to the Legal basis and application procedures of non-nationals in PhD studies at University of Technology and Life Sciences, 3rd degree studies in English for non-nationals.

§ 5.

To all matters not settled herein provisions of following regulations shall apply:

  1. act dated 27 July 2005, Law on Higher Education (Journal of Laws no. 164, item 1365 as amended),
  2. regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated 12 October 2006 on enrolling in and completing studies and training by non-nationals and on their participation in scientific research and development works (Journal of Laws no. 2006, no. 190 item 1406);
  3. act on the Polish language dated 7 October 1999 (Journal of Laws No. 190, item 140b, as amended);
  4. ordinance of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated 14 December 2006 on scholarships for non-nationals of Polish origin studying in the country of their residence (Journal of Laws no. 240, item 1743);
  5. ordinance of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy dated 16 December 2009 on minimum amounts required to be held by non-nationals enrolling at or continuing studies and conducting scientific research to cover costs of living within the territory of the Republic of Poland and their return home and on documents that may confirm the possibility of obtaining such funds (Journal of Laws, no. 222, item 1766).

 

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