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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Humanities

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Offered foreign language courses: English, French, German

Characteristics of the programme: This degree programme is addressed to people who link their future with working in press agencies or broadly-understood sector of media services (editing, online portals, advertising agencies, publishing houses etc.), and to those who are thinking about literary career.

The basis of the curriculum is formed by theoretical subjects that provide basic knowledge in the scope of history of literature and poetry, linguistics, latest culture as well as theory of media and practical subjects realised in the course of numerous workshops conducted both by scientists and artists. Thanks to them, the students gain the skills of creating useful texts, journalistic and artistic texts, whilst gaining knowledge concerning modern media, book market, literary life, functioning of various publishing objects and specificity of journalism in the age of the Internet. The curriculum covers issues related to the diverse forms and genres of statements, copyrights, rhetoric and techniques of persuasion.

Professional prospects (graduate profile):

  • employee of press agencies;
  • employee of the Internet portals;
  • employee of publishing houses;
  • employee of the media service sector;
  • press spokesman;
  • novelist;
  • author of stage texts.

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Polish language

written

(basic or advanced level*

weight: 100%

* Basic level result multiplied x 1.0

* Advanced level result multiplied x 1.5

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

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

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Grades in the Matura exam in Polish language will be converted to percentage points in the following way:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

5 – 150%

4 – 120%

3 – 75%
 

6 – 150%

5 – 130%

4 – 110%

3 – 75%

2 – 40%

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
„Punkt krytyczny” contest organized by the Institute of Polish Language laureat 1 laureat pierwszej nagrody
Olimpiada Literatury i Języka Polskiego 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. Uniwersytecka 4
40-007 Katowice
32 200 93 16

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

sztuka.pisania.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