August 22, 2013

University of Warsaw Master’s Degree Studies in Political Science for International Students

Master's Degree Studies in Political Science

Course(s) Offered: Political Science
Course Level: Master’s
Provider: University of Warsaw
Country to Study in: Poland

Course Description
The Institute of Political Science at University of Warsaw was founded in 1967 - initially as a part of the Philosophy Faculty.

Currently, the Institute operates in the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science.

The Master's Degree Studies in Political Science at the University of Warsaw are fee-paying (see Financial issues).

Entry Requirements:
In order to apply for admission, apart from fluent English, candidates should meet one of the following conditions:
  • hold the Bachelor's degree in any area of studies in Poland or elsewhere,
  • hold the Master's degree in any area of studies, in Poland or elsewhere
Please note that you do not need to submit language test certificates if you are a native speaker, English is an official language in your country, you received your education in English at some stage of your educational career, participated in the exchange program where courses were taught in English, English was the language of instruction at your academic or secondary institution, you are a Scandinavian student, or a European student who studied English successfully during the secondary and/or higher education. You must be able to document this accordingly.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries may apply

Participating Institutions
Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw; Poland

Fields of study
Master's Degree Studies in Political Science are addressed to persons with a Bachelor's degree awarded upon completion of a Bachelor's degree program (undergraduate studies) in Poland or elsewhere. They are second-cycle full-time (since 2012) graduate studies. The language of tuition is English.

The courses within the studies are both theoretical and practical (as "Political Communication" based on simulations and games).

Number of awards
Number of candidates to be admitted every year is thirty (30)

Course duration
The course lasts two years. In order to receive the Master's degree, the graduates will be required to write a Master's thesis and pass the examination.

Course benefits
The graduates will acquire in the intellectual qualifications necessary for analysing political problems from an international perspective. Thanks to skill building activities provided during course, they will be well trained in the art of communication, negotiation and persuasion. The particular emphasis is placed on issues concerning the European integration as well as Poland and East Europe.

The graduates will be fully qualified to take up the posts of analysts and specialists in public administration, universities, national or international institutions and organizations, and companies operating in international markets.

Method of Application
In addition to an Application form to be filled in by the candidate, many other several documents are to be supplied by the candidates prior to admission.

Documents to be submitted include your High school diploma, either your Bachelor's degree (in any area of studies in Poland or elsewhere) OR a Master's degree, your Copy of the passport/identity card page with the photograph, Four passport photographs, and many others. Please visit the official website via the link below for a complete list of these documents.

The documents should be sent by post until 20th September 2013 to the following address:

Institute of Political Science
Master's Degree Studies in Political Science
Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, room 6
00-927 Warsaw

The documents can be sent also in the electronic version - using IRK website or by e-mail ( In this case the admitted student must bring the original documents coming to Warsaw.

DEADLINES:Internet Registration of Candidates - IRK:
Candidates should register on-line until 20th September 2013 (, fill in an application form and pay a non-refundable application fee (80 PLN).

Candidates will be admitted on the basis on the documents submitted until all places have been filled. The decision made by the Institute of Political Science must be accepted by the Rector of the University of Warsaw in case of students outside the EU.

The final decision about the admission to the Program should be made by 25th September 2013. However, it is possible to receive the decision earlier when all requirements are met by a candidate. It does not concern candidates being admitted before 3rd July 2013.

The Recruitment Commission will notify the candidates of the admission results by e-mail and by post. In case of insufficient number of candidates the studies will not be opened.

For the general information about the recruitment 2013/2014 at University of Warsaw see:

Application Deadline: 20 September 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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