General Requirements


According to the Admission Rules for the English Pharmacy Division the following applicants may apply to the Medical University of Warsaw:


Applicants with IB / EB / EU / OECD / EFTA matriculation certificates,

Candidates who have obtained  the International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate or a matriculation certificate issued in the Member States of the European Union (EU), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will be qualified on the basis of the exam results converted into qualification points from the following subjects (there are no extra tests required):

  • Biology - written exam (Higher Level),
  • Chemistry - written exam (Higher Level),
  • Mathematics - written exam (Mathematical Studies Standard level or Mathematics Standard level or Mathematics Higher level) or Physics - written exam (Standard level or Higher level).

Rules for calculating grades for IB diplomas and certificates or other documents issued in countries listed above for qualifying points are set out in The rules for converting grades .

In the case of IB diplomas, the result of the mathematics exam will be converted into points qualifying according to the principle: Mathematical Studies Standard level using a multiplier of 0.25, Mathematics Standard level using a multiplier of 0.4 , Mathematics Higher level with using the multiplier of 0.5 and the result of physics passed at Standard level with using a 0.25 multiplier and passed at Higher level using a multiplier 0.5 .

Candidates of foreign nationality who have obtained the European Baccalaureate (EB) certificate will be qualified on the basis of the results of the matriculation examination of the above three subjects. Ratings from EB diplomas will be converted into qualifying points according to the formula: result x 10 - in the case of biology, chemistry taken at the extended level and result x 2.5 - in the case of mathematics or physics passed at basic level or result x 5 in the case of examinations in these subjects taken at the advanced level. Qualifying points will be calculated as 1/3 of the sum converted into grade points from the above-mentioned exams.


The Polish matriculation examination

Candidates who have obtained Polish matriculation examination (Matura) will be qualified on the basis of results converted into qualifying points from the Matura examination in the following subjects, in accordance with the The rules for converting grades:

  • Biology - exam (extended level),
  • Chemistry - exam (extended level),
  • Mathematics or physics and astronomy (or physics ) - exam (basic level or extended)

In the case of mathematics, physics and astronomy (or physics) the result of the exam taken on the basic level will be converted into points according to the rule: 1% = 0.25 point, and the result of the exam taken at the advanced level according to the rule: 1% = 0.5 point .

The deadline for the application for admission to English Pharmacy Division is according to Schedule.
Important: this is not applicable to foreigners enrolled to study in Polish at WUM by the Ministry of Health.


Another High School Diploma

Candidates who obtained their secondary school-leaving examination certificate after passing the secondary school-leaving examination or certificate / diploma / other document entitling to apply in the Republic of Poland for admission to the higher studies, issued outside of Poland in countries other than Member States: EU, OECD or EFTA will be qualified on the basis of the High School Diploma results from subjects:

  • Biology - written exam (Higher level),
  • Chemistry - written exam (Higher level),
  • Mathematics - written exam (Mathematical Studies Standard level or Mathematics Standard level or Mathematics Higher level) or Physics - written exam (Standard level or Higher level).

Ratings from certificates / diplomas / other documents will be calculated in accordance with The rules for converting grades. In the case of a different rating scale, a convert the rating to qualification points will be held according to a rule equivalent to the one used in tables. In the case of mathematics and physics, the result of the exam taken at the basic level will be converted into points according to the rule: 1% = 0.25 points, and the result of the exam taken on the extended level according to the rule: 1% = 0.5 point .

If the admission of a group of candidates with the same number of points would result in exceeding admission limit, the order in this group is determined by the number of points in the subject chemistry .

ther High School Diploma

Language requirements

English is the language of instruction at the English Division of Medical University of Warsaw, therefore you must be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing English. International students who are not native English speakers should provide the results of one of the below certificates:

  • IELTS exam passed with no less than 6,0 points,
  • TOEFL exam passed with no less than 90 points,
  • CEFR exam on B2 level,
  • TOEIC exam passed with no less than 700 points.
  • For candidates from Scandinavian countries taken English grades obtained on the secondary school certificate are taken into account. The minimum rating for candidates from the Nordic countries is as follows: minimum rating for candidates from Norway - 4, minimum rating for candidates from Sweden - C, minimum rating for candidates from Denmark - 7.

The present English text is for information purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding document is in the Polish language, available at: https://rekrutacja-info.wum.edu.pl/uchwala-rekrutacyjna-2020-2021


Visa requirements

Nationals of European Economic Area countries or from Monaco or Switzerland may move freely. They may travel to Poland on the strength of a national passport or identity card. All other nationalities should apply for a student visa (type D) with the Polish embassy or consulate in their current country of residence before leaving for Poland, if they want to stay in Poland for longer than 3 months. Exceptions to this rule may be possible if you hold a passport or a residence permit for a Schengen country. If this is the case, please contact the embassy or consulate for more information.

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