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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Humanities

Sosnowiec

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Slavonic Studies: Language and Culture with a Western European Language

Programme information: https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wh/kandydat-wh/kierunki-studiow/studia-i-stopnia/filologia-slowianska/

Programme description:

Slavonic Studies in the University of Silesia is a programme which includes three foreign languages (two Slavonic ones and one Western European).  The candidates choose the first programme language from among the Slavonic languages on didactic offer in the Slavonic Studies programme, e.g. Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovak and Slovenian. Opening a given language group depends on the number of students interested. In the second year, students start learning the second programme language — a Slavonic language. The languages on offer will depend on the established groups with the first programme language. In addition, from the first year on, there will be Western European language classes conducted throughout the whole programme.

The students study the history, literature and culture of selected Slavonic countries, attend written translation and interpreting classes and get solid philological foundations. They may test their knowledge and skills (especially linguistic ones)  participating in numerous projects, summer schools, internships, scholarship programmes and educational trips. The courses of practical knowledge of language and translation are conducted by native speakers and sworn translators.

Professional prospects (the graduates profile):

Having got the linguistic knowledge and skills, and communicative and translatoric competences, the graduate of the Slavonic Studies programme will be able to work:

  • in Polish companies and businesses cooperating with foreign companies, in Southern and Western Slavonic countries, or in companies extending their activity to Western and Southern Europe.
  • in the representative office of companies or institutions of Southern and Western Slavonic countries,
  • in foreign companies operating in Poland,
  • in cultural, educational and research institutions,
  • in tourism industry, services and contact centres,
  • in diplomacy,
  • in generally understood services,
  • in translation agencies,
  • in publishing houses,
  • in creative and audiovisual industry,
  • in local government, state administration and NGOs cooperating with Southern and Western Slavonic countries.

Additional information significant for the candidate:

In the academic year 2022/2023, groups may be open, in which the first programme language will be one of the following: Croatian, Czech or Slovak. Opening a given language group depends on the number of students interested, in accordance with the University of Silesia regulations. To learn about the possibility to study other languages included in the programme, ask the Faculty Admission Commission.

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 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.

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.

There are plans to launch several groups under Slavonic Studies, in which the first degree programme language is:

- Croatian,

- Czech,

- Slovak.

The choice of the primary language in the degree programme should be declared in the documents submitted during enrolment (declaration).

The secondary language in the degree programme will be chosen by the student among other languages included in the didactic offer (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovenian).  Learning the secondary language in the degree programme begins at the 2nd year of studies.

Each language group is launched under the condition that the appropriate number of candidates apply in accordance with the regulations effective at the University of Silesia.

If the number of candidates for a specific language group exceeds the limit of places, it is possible to launch two groups with the same primary language in the degree programme.

In the case when a specific language group has not been created due to an insufficient number of applicants, a candidate may be transferred to another language group, where the limit of places has been filled or is close to be filled.

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 a modern foreign language. 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 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

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 point.
  • Percentage in the written or oral Matura exam in a bilingual school or school with Bulgarian / Croatian / Czech / Macedonian / Serbian / Slovak / Slovenian language as native 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 a modern foreign language (Language B) will be converted proportionally to the new Matura exam 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 point.
  • 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 a modern foreign language is allowed in the situation when a candidate has a secondary school-leaving certificate which does not include a modern foreign language as a school subject. A written exam will correspond in level to Matura exam in a modern foreign language 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.

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 08 19
32 364 08 41

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

filologia.slowianska.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