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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

College of Individual Interdisciplinary Studies

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Characteristics:

College of Individual Interdisciplinary Studies (ISM College) is a unique place at the University of Silesia. A candidate applying for admission to the College can choose almost any field of study from the University of Silesia's didactic offer, and enrich his choice with classes conducted at various faculties. As a result, a student of the College has the opportunity to significantly broaden his knowledge and graduate with mre than a one diploma. The studies are personalized, which means that the ISM student independently arranges his study plan, deciding which classes he will participate in. Throughout the study period, the student is also under the supervision of tutors (selected research and didactic employees). Their main task is to suport students in creating individual paths during education process.

Career prospects:

An ISM graduate gets a diploma in the chosen field of study (or fields of study), and has equal competences and qualifications as other graduates n regular programme. In addition, he has the skills and competences gained during a number of additional activities. The nature of studies at ISM means that the graduate is well prepared for both independent work and group activities.

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

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

Stage I - admission based on secondary school diploma grades

The results obtained in the subjects taken in the written part of the Matura exam will be taken into consideration:

Polish language

mathematics

or

modern foreign language

selected third subject

basic or advanced level

(more favourable result)

basic or advanced level

(more favourable result)

advanced level

100% - 91% - 10 points

90% - 81% - 9 points

80% - 71% - 8 points

70% - 61% - 7 points

60% - 51% - 6 points

50% - 41% - 5 points

40% - 30% - 4 points

100% - 91% - 10 points

90% - 81% - 9 points

80% - 71% - 8 points

70% - 61% - 7 points

60% - 51% - 6 points

50% - 41% - 5 points

40% - 30% - 4 points

100% - 91% - 10 points

90% - 81% - 9 points

80% - 71% - 8 points

70% - 61% - 7 points

60% - 51% - 6 points

50% - 41% - 5 points

40% - 30% - 4 points

max. 10 points

max. 10 points

max. 10 points

Maximum: 30 points.

Stage II – INTERVIEW

A kind of interview for which the candidate will prepare speeches on two individually selected topics, reflecting the candidate’s interests. The candidate selects the topics, providing reference literature (at least 3 sources) for each of them, within the deadline specified in the admission process schedule (available on the ISM College website).

The committee chooses one topic at the beginning of the interview.

The interview is evaluated in points: from 0 to 40 points. To achieve a positive result of the interview, the candidate must obtain at least 15 points.

Achieving less than 15 points or being absent at the test disqualifies the candidate from the entire admission process.

The maximum number of points to obtain at both stages: 70 points.

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

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Stage I - admission based on secondary school diploma grades

The results obtained in the subjects taken in the written or oral part of the Matura exam (the more favourable result) will be taken into consideration:

  • Polish language;
  • mathematics or modern foreign language;
  • third subject chosen by the candidate.

Method of converting secondary school-leaving grades to points:

Secondary school-leaving certificate grades will be converted to points according to the table for new Matura exam.

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 90 %

4 — 85 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 40 %  

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

Maximum 30 points.

Stage II – INTERVIEW

A kind of interview for which the candidate will prepare speeches on two individually selected topics, reflecting the candidate’s interests. The candidate selects the topics, providing reference literature (at least 3 sources) for each of them, within the deadline specified in the admission process schedule (available on the ISM College website).

The committee chooses one topic at the beginning of the interview.

The interview is evaluated in points: from 0 to 40 points. To achieve a positive result of the interview, the candidate must obtain at least 15 points.

Achieving less than 15 points or being absent at the test disqualifies the candidate from the entire admission process.

The maximum number of points to obtain at both stages: 70 points.

The order of admitting candidates is specified on the ranking list joint for the old and new Matura exam, created on the basis of the above-mentioned admission criteria.

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
Konkurs "Olimpiada Wiedzy o Górnym Śląsku" laureat 3
Olimpiada Języka Angielskiego laureat
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Muzyki laureat
Olimpiada Artystyczna Sekcja Plastyki laureat
Olimpiada Astronomiczna laureat
Olimpiada Bibliologiczna i Informatologiczna laureat
Olimpiada Biologiczna laureat
Olimpiada Chemiczna laureat
Digital Olympiad laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Ekologicznej laureat
Olimpiada Filozoficzna laureat
Olimpiada Fizyczna laureat
Olimpiada Języka Francuskiego laureat
Olimpiada Geograficzna laureat
Olimpiada Historyczna laureat
Olimpiada Informatyczna laureat
Olimpiada Innowacji Technicznych i Wynalazczości laureat
Olimpiada Języka Białoruskiego laureat
Olimpiada Języka Łacińskiego i Kultury Antycznej laureat
Olimpiada Lingwistyki Matematycznej laureat
Olimpiada Losy Żołnierza i Dzieje Oręża Polskiego laureat
Olimpiada Matematyczna laureat
Olimpiada Medialna laureat
Olimpiada Misyjna Znajomości Afryki laureat
Olimpiada Języka Niemieckiego laureat
Olimpiada Przedsiębiorczości laureat
Olimpiada Literatury i Języka Polskiego laureat
Olimpiada Prawosławnej Wiedzy Religijnej laureat
Olimpiada Języka Rosyjskiego laureat
Olimpiada Spedycyjno-Logistyczna laureat
Olimpiada Statystyczna laureat
Olimpiada Teologii Katolickiej laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Biznesie i Innowacjach laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Bezpieczeństwie i Obronności laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Ekonomicznej laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Elektrycznej i Elektronicznej laureat
Olympiad of Film and Social Communication laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Geodezyjnej i Kartograficznej laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Górniczej „O Złotą Lampkę” laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Historycznej laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Prawie laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Prawach Człowieka w Świecie Współczesnym laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Polsce i Świecie Współczesnym laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Państwie i Prawie laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Planowaniu i Zarządzaniu Karierą Zawodową laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Rodzinie laureat lub finalista
Olimpiada Wiedzy o III RP laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Społeczeństwie laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy Technicznej laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy i Umiejętności Budowlanych laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Unii Europejskiej laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy i umiejętności Rolniczych laureat
Olimpiada Wiedzy o Żywieniu i Żywności laureat

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

To be announced

Semestral fee will be announced at a later date.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

College of Individual Interdisciplinary Studies

ul. Bankowa 12
40-007 Katowice
32 359 13 05
32 359 20 59

ism@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