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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

French, Polish

Duration

3 years

Faculty of Humanities

Sosnowiec

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

The faculty of Romance philology is addressed to those who associate their professional career with the practical use of foreign languages in the sphere of business, administration, culture or tourism. Studies in the specializations of French language, Italian language, Spanish language, and applied languages: French and English, or Italian and English, each specialization with a translation program, develop linguistic and general humanistic interests in students and let the students acquire specific, practical professional skills. Apart from practical language learning, the curriculum contains also such subjects as linguistics, literary studies, life and institutions and translation. Such a selection of subjects allows  students to quickly master the chosen language, become proficient in various types of discourse, be able to use the most important translation techniques and learn new technologies of work on the written and spoken texts.

Career prospects:

In businesses cooperating with foreign partners or in foreign companies and their representatives in Poland
In cultural and research institutions
In administration, media and in publishing companies
In tourist agencies
In education and in schools – provided that the students acquire due teaching qualifications

Benefits
• Possibility of studying abroad for a one or more semesters and of internship training in institutions of culture, museums, non-governmental organizations or businesses  etc. (The European program Erasmus+ and the program Erasmus+ KA 107, the so called Erasmus outside the European Union),
• active cooperation with foreign research centers and international scientists environment
• active mobility program for students and PhD students (MOST)
• modern infrastructure
• well-equipped language and translation laboratories
• modern methods of education, including distance learning: e-learning (Moodle platform supporting education)

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.

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% = 4 points.
  • Percentage in the Matura exam in a bilingual school or school with a modern foreign language is converted to points as follows: 1% = 4 points.

Admissions criteria for candidates with International Baccalaureate

For candidates with INTERNATIONAL MATURA EXAM — IB DIPLOMA:

The result of the exam in a modern foreign language 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 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 taking up studies on terms applicable for Polish citizens — 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 41

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

filologia.romanska.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