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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

German, Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Humanities

Sosnowiec

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Programme’s characteristics:

The programme is addressed to the candidates willing to learn and study German. The studies combine language learning by means of modern teaching methods and techniques with getting knowledge and building social skills and competences in communication, the culture and literature of the German-speaking countries, language theory and translation. The studies enable the student to learn about phenomena from various areas of socio-economic life and Polish-German relations, and acquire competences in languages for specific purposes in various disciplines. The programme includes, inter alia, the obligatory intensive course in a second additional modern language, selected according to the student’s interest. In addition, the students are able to have an impact on the education programme, choosing from among elective courses. The graduates of all majors have a high level of competence in German and represent a great knowledge in the general humanities, which makes them more qualified.

Majors’ characteristics:

German Studies: Specialised Translation is addressed to the candidates willing to speak German at the B2/C1 level. The students get the competence in languages for specific purposes, inter alia, technical and medical languages; translation practice; and in elements of marketing and German and Polish law. The graduates will have the knowledge of business language, commercial correspondence, basic legal-economic terminology, theory of language, and  literature and culture  of the German-speaking countries. They will also have the skills and competences in communication in standard business situations.

Professional prospects (the graduate’s profile):

  • Work as a translator of specialist texts; work in translation offices;
  • Work in the tourist industry and the service sector, in international cooperation departments;
  • Work in magazine editor’s offices and cultural institutions, in particular those requiring the advanced knowledge of German;
  • Work in German-speaking customer services in companies using outsourcing strategies.

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

Competitive admission based on diploma grades, which takes into account the result in the written part of Matura exam in German (as a modern foreign language), converted to ranking points.

The rules of converting the results of Matura exam expressed in percent to ranking points:

  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the basic level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1 point.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the advanced level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the bilingual level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2.5 points.

The rules of converting the results of Matura exam expressed in percent to ranking points in German as an ethnic minority language:

  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the basic level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1 point.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the advanced level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.

In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains the exam results at different levels, and when the candidate improved the Matura exam result, the result which gives the higher number of points after conversion (more favourable for the candidate) is taken into account.

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

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM:

Competitive admission based on diploma grades, which takes into account the result in the written or oral part of Matura exam in German. In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains the exam results in the written and oral part, the result which gives the higher number of points after conversion (more favourable for the candidate) is taken into account.

The results of Matura exam will be converted to percentage points in following way:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

 

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 90 %

4 — 85 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 50 %

3 — 50 %

 

2 — 30 %

The percentage result in the written or oral part of Matura exam achieved by the candidate will be converted to ranking points according to the following rules:

  • Percentage in the written or oral Matura exam is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1 points.
  • Percentage in the written or oral Matura exam in a bilingual school or school with German language is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.

Admissions criteria for candidates with International Baccalaureate

For candidates with INTERNATIONAL MATURA EXAM — IB DIPLOMA:

The exam result in German as a foreign language (Language B) will be converted proportionally to the new Matura scale as follows:

IB diploma

Basic level (SL)

Advanced level (HL)

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%

The percentage result achieved by the candidate will be converted to ranking points according to the following rules:

  • Percentage in the written IB Matura exam at the basic level (SL) is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1 points.
  • Percentage in the written IB Matura exam at the advanced level (HL) is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1.5 points.

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.

Admissions criteria for candidates with a document obtained outside of Poland

For the candidates — Polish citizens who graduated from high school abroad or foreigners — the possibility to conduct an exam in German is allowed in the situation when a candidate has a secondary school-leaving certificate which does not include “German language” as a subject. A written exam will correspond in level to Matura exam in German at the advanced level. The exam results expressed in percent, on a scale of 30% - 100%, will be converted to ranking points in accordance with the same rules as for candidates with the new Matura exam.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Olimpiada Języka Niemieckiego 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

PLN2,850.00

Tuition paid in 3 installments

  • PLN990.00
  • PLN990.00
  • PLN1,020.00

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Humanities

ul. Grota Roweckiego 5
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 364 09 05

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

filologia.germanska.wh@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