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Application documents

In order to be admitted to UMCS, an applicant shall meet the entry requirements of the programme. In addition, throughout the application process the applicant might be asked to send us additional documents to support his/her application. 

  • Scanned copies of all documents listed below should be uploaded to the Online Registration System.
  • The applicant should contact the UMCS Admissions Office.
  • If the candidate qualifies for study, original legalised documents should be submitted to the University short after the arrival.

List of Documents:

1. Personal questionnaire generated by the Online Registration System  (after admission).

2. Confirmation that the applicant has a fluent command of English language (you can find more specific information in the language requiremets tab).

3. Original/duplicate certificate of:

  • secondary/higher secondary education together with the transcript of records (in the case of applying for bachelor studies) as well as a recognition certificate issued by a Board of Education in Lublin or any other board of education adequate for the place of residence of the person applying for the recognition certificate;

The recognition procedure could be done:

a. as an automatic recognition
According to recognized international treaties between Republic of Poland and other individual countries, if a foreign certificate of secondary education (Applicable to candidates for Bachelors) is Legalized and recognized as equivalent to Polish certificate of secondary education or the applicant holds International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or the European Baccalaureate Diploma (EB). In this case, the recognition process is not required, provision of the IB or EB or certificate, with an Apostille affixed thereto is sufficient. 

b. by the Board of Education in Poland.

More information about recognition of foreign school certificates and diplomas in Poland is available at the Ministry of Education and Science website.

  • bachelor diploma together with the transcript of records (in the case of applying for master degree  studies).


Legalization of documents is mandatory for all applicants intending to study at UMCS, Applicants can acquire legalization through  2 channels (Applicant picks anyone of the two that is applicable):

a. International applicants get documents legalized in a 2 phase process i) Legalization by their Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education in their country and then followed by ii) Legalization by the Polish  Consulate in the country. 


b. If Applicants documents was issued in a country which is a member of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961, the legalisation process is performed in a form of Apostille located on or enclosed within the document. Please check if the country is a part of Hague Convention at the HCCH website.

*You can legalize your education documents during the started application procedure.

4. It is obligatory for students to purchase a health insurance policy. A student can choose a health insurance policy of their choice; European Health Insurance Card or the candidate’s declaration to join a health insurance in National Health Fund. Immediately after starting education at UMCS.
According to repatriation regulations, a foreigner of Polish origin can be insured by UMCS.

5. Medical certificate (clean bill of health) attesting that there are no hindrances for the candidate to start education at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology or Faculty of Chemistry.

6. A copy of a passport Bio page (Clear  photograph and passport details), visa or temporary residence card or other document qualifying the candidate for staying within the territory of the Republic of Poland.

7. One current ID card-style 35×45 mm photographs.

8. Confirmation of registration fee payment.

Note: Education documents have to be translated into Polish by a sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators kept by the Polish Ministry of Justice (for documents, certificates, diplomas obtained abroad only).
Database of sworn translators maintained by the Polish Ministry of Justice: