American Studies, full-time, second cycle

In power from: 1 Dec 2020

Registration criteria

Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas

Admission to the first year of the second-cycle program is available to individuals who have obtained a BA diploma, an engineer diploma, an MA diploma, or an equivalent.

The basis for qualification to study is a written exam, which is a test of predisposition to study in English.
Candidates should be able to use English at the B2 level at least.


The entrance exam consists of 100 questions. Every question is followed by four answers to choose from, of which only one is correct.

The questions are developed in order to measure:

1. language skills. The test requires knowledge of English at the B2 level.

2. intellectual ability to study:

2a. intellectual aptitude and ability to comprehend academic texts.

2b. basic knowledge about historical events, geographical objects and phenomena, political, and social phenomena, art movements, and ideologies key for cultures of the Western Hemisphere, with a focus on the United States of America..

In the course of the exam, the candidates are asked to read excerpts from popular-science and academic texts representing the five major disciplines comprising American studies--history, political science, sociology, cultural studies, literary studies. The assignments received by the candidates are supposed to test their ability to process the information contained in the texts: formulating conclusions, building opposition, retracing the sequence of events, and identifying emotional states, moral judgments, and political views of the author or the narrator. Linguistic comprehension of the texts requires knowledge of English at the B2 level, but it is not enough to complete the tasks. For this, intellectual predispositions and training, as well as general knowledge about the US and the Western Hemisphere are necessary.

Candidates receive 1 point for every correct answer and minus 0,25 point for every incorrect answer.

Candidates must receive at least 50 points out of 100. Those who received a smaller number of points are disqualified from admission.

Passing the exam in English confirms the candidate’s English language skills necessary to study in this language (in the case of candidates who do not have one of the documents confirming English language skills accepted by the University of Warsaw).

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Exemptions from the admission process

Laureates of the third stage of the „I Know America” contest, organized by the Rural Development Foundation with the American Studies Center’s participation, are exempt from the admissions process. These individuals are admitted ahead of all others.


Admission rules for candidates with foreign diplomas

Candidates are qualified on the same rules as applicable to candidates with Polish diplomas.



Date of the exam: 15th of July, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 26/28 Krakowskie PrzedmieĊ›cie str., Auditorium Maximum, Adam Mickiewicz Hall (optional rooms A, B, C, D)

Announcement of the results: 20th of July, 2021, at 10:00 AM

Reception of the documents: 



Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

The studies are payable for citizens of Non-UE/EFTA countries (EEA parties) and Switzerland - tuition fees


Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies


Additional information 

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