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Applying STEP by STEP

Send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state which degree programme you would like to apply to. Please attach a digital version of your secondary school-leaving certificate and if you are applying to a 2nd cycle (graduate) programme attach also your 1st cycle (undergraduate) diploma (please note that the documents must be in Polish or in English language version). If we reply to you saying that your academic qualification makes you an eligible candidate of our University please proceed to Step 2 and start collecting all necessary application documents.

In this step you are expected to collect all  necessary application documents:

  1. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    if you are applying to 1st cycle (undergraduate) degree programme:
    please submit your secondary school leaving certificate giving you a right to apply to a university level education:
    • Legalisation: your certificate must be legalised or have an apostil attached,
    • Translation: your certificate must necessarily be translated into Polish language by a Polish sworn translator, an EU/EFTA/OECD sworn translator, or its translation must be certified  in a Polish consulate in the country where the certificate was issued or in a consulate of the country where the certificate was issued in Poland (if you are applying to a degree programme delivered in English it will be sufficient if you submit an English language version of your certificate providing that the translation was made/ certified by entities described above)
    • Formal recognition of your certificate in Poland: if your certificate was issued in a country with which Poland does not have an agreement on mutual recognition of academic qualifications, you should submit an application to secondary education supervising office to have your certificate formally recognised as a document attesting in Poland that you have completed secondary education and giving you a right to apply for admission to a Polish higher education institution – this must be accomplished by the end of 1st semester at the latest (we will inform you whether you will have to have your certificate formally recognised)
    • Official confirmation of your right to access higher education: if on your secondary school-leaving certificate there is no formal statement that it gives you the right to apply for admission to higher education institution in the country in which it was issued, you are obliged to provide us with an official confirmation of such right together with a list of types of higher education institutions you can apply to (the confirmation should be issued /validated by education authorities or the school which issued the certificate)
  2. if you are applying to 2nd cycle (graduate) degree programme:
    please submit 1st cycle (undergraduate) diploma:
    • Legalisation: your diploma must be legalised or have an apostil attached,
    • Translation: your diploma must necessarily be translated into Polish language by a Polish sworn translator, an EU/EFTA/OECD sworn translator, or its translation must be certified  in a Polish consulate in the country where the diploma was issued or in a consulate of the country where the diploma was issued in Poland (if you are applying to a degree programme delivered in English it will be sufficient if you submit an English language version of your diploma providing that the translation was made/ certified by entities described above)
    • Your diploma must give you the right to continue higher education in the country in which it was initially issued. Otherwise it must be officially recognised as giving you the same rights in Poland either through nostrification procedure or on the basis of an international agreement (we will inform you on eligibility of your diploma in Poland)
    • Diploma supplement: a document enclosed to your diploma which contains detailed description of 1st cycle (undergraduate) degree programme you completed i.e. a list of courses taken, duration of each course, your final grades, grading scale explanation and rights the diploma holder is thereby granted. If in your country diploma supplements are not issued you are obliged to obtain and submit any official documents to prove all the items mentioned above - the most important question however is the information whether the diploma allows you to continue higher education  in your country and if so, what type of higher education institutions you may be admitted to.
  1. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
    medical certificate confirming that there are no health-related barriers to your studying a given field of study:
    • applicants to "Sea-going" degree programmes  (i.e. navigation, mechanical engineering and mechatronics) are required to submit Medical Fitness Certificate for Seafarers  - a standardised document which can be obtained in your country of origin OR after arriving at our University following detailed medical examination and tests (they are free of charge for all applicants and take 3 days))
    • applicants to "non-sea-going" degree programmes  submit a health certificate issued by a doctor in your country of origin - please note: such certificate should be issued on our standard form if however the doctor chooses to use any other form it should clearly state  there are no health-related barriers to your studying a programme you chose. If the certificate is in any other language than Polish or English, translation is obligatory. You can also obtain such document from our university doctor (free of charge) if you arrive here during the admissions window.
  1. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY QUALIFICATIONS
    • Applicants to programmes delivered in POLISH  language:
      You may be admitted to programmes with Polish language of instruction only under the condition that:
      1. you hold a certificate confirming the command of Polish issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language,
      2. you have completed a 9-month preparatory course run by entities defined by the Minister of Higher Education,
      3. you submit a Polish Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Matriculation Certificate) attesting to your success in the examination part on Polish language
      4. you submit Polish language competence certificate obtained from our University in recent years
      5. you pass a Polish language exam at our University and thereby obtain a formal confirmation that your command of Polish is sufficient to be admitted to a degree programme
    • Applicants to programmes with English language of instruction:
      if you are a non-native speaker of English you are required to present any of the official documents confirming your proficiency in English at least B2 level (the most common options are an official language certificate or secondary school leaving certificate, university-level or postgraduate diploma confirming that the completed programme of studies was delivered entirely in English). If you do not hold any of the required language qualifications you may take a standard TOEIC or LCCI examination at our University (the cost is ca. PLN 310) - make sure you inform us early enough to organise the examination for you.
  1. FORMAL DOCUMENTS
    1. Applicants to programmes delivered in POLISH  language: please apply online by means of our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Once you click SUBMIT (Wyślij), a PDF will be generated with the form completed by you. Please print and sign it.
    2. Applicants to programmes with English language of instruction: print, fill in and sign: Admission application for non-national applicants,
    3. Applicants to programmes delivered in English language: please submit also your most up-to-date CV  
    4. three paper photographs, size 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (plus one in a digital format) 
    5. photocopies of pages containing personal details in applicant’s passport
    6. photocopy of a visa (if applicable)
    7. photocopy of a Polish Card (Karta Polaka) or permanent stay permit (if applicable); any of these documents entitle you to Take up studies on the same terms and conditions as Polish applicants – no tuition fees)
    8. photocopy of a medical insurance (if you have one) – all foreigners studying in Poland are obliged to have a medical insurance or/and personal accident insurance during the whole period of studying in Poland or to join Polish National Health Fund (NFZ) immediately after receiving the admission decision – recommended option! (cost of ca. PLN 50 / month). Students of Polish origins (confirmed with a Polish consul’s decision) or Polish Card holders will be insured by the University. EU citizens are required to have a European Health Insurance Card.
    9. Applicants to the Faculty of Economics and Engineering of Transport submit also  Second language choice declaration (i.e. a declaration which second language the applicant chooses to learn during her/his studying period in our University 
    10. Applicants to sea-going degree programmes (i.e. navigation, mechanical engineering and mechatronics) are required to submit Parents’ commitment to cover the cost of a uniform (PL) in case the admitted applicant fails to take up studying or, due to her/his own academic failure, is removed from the registry of students
    11. Any other documents attesting to your non-academic achievements in the area related to the field of study you have chosen or to your general personal potential (e.g. when applying to sea-going programme make sure you indicate any marine experience / training you have had)
    12. Underage applicants (in Poland age of majority is 18 years of age) should also submit Parents’ consent for a minor to undertake studies (PL) and Parents’ consent for medical examination/treatmen.
  1. Application processing fee  
  • Application processing fee (PLN 85) may be paid in the following ways:
    • in the cashier’s office at the University
    • to the bank account of the Maritime University of Szczecin via bank transfer:
      Bank’s name: Bank Pekao SA VII O/Szczecin
      Account No: 16124018641111000022055615
      (IBAN: PL16124018641111000022055615, SWIFT: PKOPPLPW),
      Reference: Application fee, Applicant’s NAME and SURNAME
Once you collect all the required documents, you should then submit the application to our University:
 - if you apply to a programme delivered in Polish your documents must be submitted in hard copy (paper version)
 - for programmes with English language of instruction you may deliver the application either in a traditional or in digital way.

Hard copy (applicants to programmes delivered in Polish language):
All documents from part A (previous qualifications) as well as all documents signed by you or your parents are to be delivered to our University as originals or as a copy certified by a notary public. Other documents may be provided to us as regular copies however you will be obliged to present their original versions on enrolment (i.e. once you are admitted and arrive in Szczecin before the beginning of the academic year). 

Your application package may delivered by you in person or via traditional post to the address:

Maritime University of Szczecin / Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
International Students and Mobility Office
ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2

70-500 Szczecin
POLAND / POLSKA


Digital version (only for applicants to programmes delivered in English):
All application documents may be sent to us via electronic mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as very good quality digital versions. If you are admitted to our University, you will receive a conditional admission decision which may be then replaced with a final admission decision once you present us original application documents when you arrive in Szczecin to complete your enrolment.


Please note – if you are planning to come to Szczecin during the admissions period and you will apply for visa in your country, please contact our Office beforehand to receive your visa application support letter from our University. To receive this you must send us  via email  (to international(AT)am.szczecin.pl) evidence of payment of the application processing fee, a digital version of your secondary school –leaving certificate or your 1st cycle (undergraduate) diploma as well as your number in the ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM or, for programmes in English only – an application form with a questionnaire, filled in and duly signed.
Here is a check-list of all the application documents required at our University

If you have any question, check our FAQ - it may have already been answered there.