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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Foreign language course offered:       English    http://www.spnjo.us.edu.pl/?lektoraty,7

Web page of the Faculty:                            http://www.wbios.us.edu.pl/

 

Characteristics of the study: 

The aim of the BSc studies is to prepare the graduates to use wide biological knowledge and to deepen the knowledge by themselves, and apply in their professional activity. The student acquire the knowledge of the structure, function and development of organisms, molecular biology and fundamentals of biotechnology, as well as environmental biology (idea of sustainable development and ethics in environmental protection). This cognizance is linked with the knowledge gained during the courses of mathematics, physics as well as general and organic chemistry. Apart from the obligatory courses, which compose a main scaffold of the curriculum, versatile facultative courses are offered, enabling individual profiling of the educational path of the students according to their interests and preferences. Apart from various courses on biology, the modules related with  biotechnology and environmental protection are also offered.

After the 2nd year of the study the students are referred to the chosen departments/institutes where they prepare their BSc thesis.

Professional prospects:

Graduates can be employed in scientific institutions and production plants, analytical, control and diagnostic laboratories, museum natural departments, health care institutions, pharmaceutical and food industry, in plant growing and animal husbandry, in the environmental protection and economy institutions and agencies, in the custom offices (due to the convention about international market of wild animals and plants), in the offices of environmental protection of local governments. They are also prepared to continue their education on the Master’s degree programme in Biology and related fields of study.

Additional important information for candidates

Study programme, according to the assumptions of National Qualification Framework, is realized in the ECTS system which enables students to take part in international Exchange, study abroad and, as the result, look for a job abroad. Students can acquire the authorization for becoming teachers within the frames of educational programme offered additionally 

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the written part of Matura exam in the field of mathematics and natural sciences are taken into consideration: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics (physics with astronomy).

Two subjects (A and B) with the highest percentage result of the Matura exam are selected among them (*).

In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains a result in only one subject in the field of mathematics and natural sciences, the candidate receives 0 points in the second subject.

Subject A

Subject B

(basic or advanced level)*

(basic or advanced level)*

Weight: 50%

Weight 50%

)* - basic level result multiplied x 0.5;

)* - advanced level result multiplied x 1.

Method of calculating points:

W = 0,5 (A* + B*)

where:

W – candidate’s final result

A – result in subject A;

A – result in subject B;

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM (before 2005)

Admission based on secondary school diploma grades includes the following subjects taken in the Matura exam:

  • In the written part: one subject in the field of mathematical and natural sciences: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics or modern foreign language;
  • In the oral part: one subject in the field of mathematical and natural sciences: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics.

In both parts this may be the same subject.

The sum of grades (sum) in the chosen subjects is calculated. If a subject in the field of mathematics and natural sciences was taken, specified for the degree programme, the obtained grade is increased by 0.5 point.

The maximum sum may amount to 12.5.

The score which is the basis for admission is calculated according to the following formula:

L = 8 x Sum                         (Max. 100 points)

A study candidate is obliged to submit a relevant medical certificate confirming the lack of medical contraindications to take up studies in this degree programme.

International Baccalaureate

  • The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Ogólnopolski Konkurs na pracę "Chemia a ekologia" laureat
Ogólnopolski Konkurs "Fizyka się Liczy" laureat
Konkurs Międzynarodowy "Kangur Matematyczny" w klasie Student laureat
Ogólnopolski Konkurs Chemiczny laureat
Ogólnopolski Sejmik Matematyków laureat
Konkurs Wiedzy Technicznej laureat
Olimpiada Biologiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Chemiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy Ekologicznej laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Fizyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Geograficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Innowacji Technicznych i Wynalazczości laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Matematyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Przedsiębiorczości laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy i umiejętności Rolniczych laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Żywieniu i Żywności laureat lub finalista

Szczegółowa procedura uznania powyższych uprawnień dostępna jest na stronie https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/rekrutacja-na-studia-krok-po-kroku/olimpiady-i-konkursy/

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Tuition paid in full

PLN3,050.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN1,056.00
  • PLN1,056.00
  • PLN1,088.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Natural Sciences

ul. Jagiellońska 28
40-032 Katowice
32 200 95 65

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wnp

dorota.bronny-wozniak@us.edu.pl
elzbieta.h.ulbrich@us.edu.pl
elzbieta.soczawa@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

Bankowa 12, room 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl