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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

Foreign language classes offered: English, French, German, Russian

Characteristics of the degree programme:

Philosophical Counseling and Coaching is the study of practical philosophy mixed with learning about the methods, techniques, and tools of the coach's work. It is aimed at people interested in using philosophy in development and support activities in deepening self-awareness. In addition to philosophical and psychological knowledge, they also provide many practical skills. These skills are acquired, among others, during workshop-type classes (mediation workshops, interpersonal skills workshops, coaching workshops) conducted in small groups. Students learn how to conduct coaching and consulting talks in the area of life philosophy.

Career prospects (graduate profile):

  • Coaching and personal development services;
  • Services in the area of philosophical and/or ethical counselling for companies and individuals;
  • Mediation services;
  • Professions such as information brokers, image designers;
  • Professions requiring communication and high interpersonal skills, e.g. press officer.

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 below-indicated written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:

Polish Language

 

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

Modern foreign language

 

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

 

Elective subject

basic or advanced level x 1;

 

in the case of selecting:

Philosophy

basic level x 1

or

advanced level x 2

weight = 20% (a)

weight = 20% (b)

weight = 60% (c)

If the candidate took the subject during the Matura exam at both levels, the result which is more favourable for the candidate is taken into account.

Method of calculating points:

W = a * JP + b * JO + c * X

where:

W – candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language;
JO  – result in a foreign language;
X – result in the third (elective) Matura subject;
a, b, c — weights.

"Old" Polish maturity exam

In the case of the candidates who took the “old” Polish maturity exam, the results of particular subjects taken orally or in writing (specified in the relevant programme admission criteria for candidates who passed the “new” Polish maturity exam), placed on the certificate of secondary education and certificate issued by Regional Examinations Board, are taken into consideration.

The method of converting results of the Polish maturity exam is adjusted to the evaluation system for the candidates who took the “new” Polish maturity exam.

The maturity exam grades will be converted to percentage points as follows:

Maturity exam to 1991

Maturity exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

In the case when there are programme entrance exams, both the results of these exams and the results of maturity exams are taken into consideration.

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 Negocjacyjny Mała Diploma laureat 3
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Muzyki laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Plastyki laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Astronomiczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Filozoficzna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Fizyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Historyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Matematyczna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Medialna laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Polsce i Świecie Współczesnym 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. Bankowa 11
40-007 Katowice
32 359 12 17

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

mateusz.gebka@us.edu.pl
magdalena.wolek@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