Admission rules for candidates with Polish diplomas
Admission to the second-cycle studies program may be granted to persons who holds a bachelor's degree, master's degree, engineer's degree or an equivalent degree.
The qualification is based on the results achieved during the completed first-cycle of studies.
Each grade S obtained by the candidate during the completed studies entitling to take up the second-cycle program will be converted into recruitment points PR in accordance with the following formula:
PR = 0,1 / (Smax-Smin) * SUM [w_i * h_i * (S_i - Smin)]
Smax, Smin - denote respectively the highest and the lowest grade in possible scale of grades (e.g. from 2 to 5)
w_i - weight of the subject as indicated below
h_i - number of hours of the subject (in accordance with the diploma supplement or the transcript of studies)
S_i - the actual grade obtained by the candidate (in the case when the candidate has more than one grade in a given subject, eg. partial grades, multiple exams etc., only the highest grade counts.
i - an index of subjects taken into account in the calculation (only subjects passed with grade are taken into account in the calculation of recruitment points).
The recruitment points for each candidate are calculated as the sum of the converted grades of the courses passed during the completed study cycle, whereby each grade is multiplied by the number of hours of the subject and by the weight depending on the type of subject.
The weights depend on the type of the course as follows:
for lectures, discussions/recitations and laboratories in the field of physics/astronomy/mathematics: 2.0
for courses in programming and numerical methods: 1.5
for lectures, discussions/recitations and laboratories in the field of chemistry/biology: 1.0
for remaining subjects: 0.0
For multidisciplinary courses, the highest possible weight should be used.
The PR result is rounded down to an integer number.
The candidate is admitted to second-cycle studies if the following two conditions are met:
1) the total number of recruitment points is greater or equal to 50
2) the candidate’s position on the ranking list is within the applicable limit.
According to the above formula, there is no upper limit for recruitment points.
The candidate is required to provide as attachments in the IRK system:
- scan of the diploma supplement or transcript of studies, with grades and duration of the classes, issued or certified by the collage or the university of the candidate,
- scan of the statement signed by the candidate, with self-performed calculations (according to the above rules) in the form of a table containing items from the supplement or the transcript of studies for the courses of weights greater than zero
Name of the subject
Number of hours
Grade obtained by the candidate
scale from … to ...
Weight of the subject
- a scan of the document certifying knowledge of English.
Additional document is required from candidates: Statement of the participant of the project, completed in the presence of members of the recruitment committee.
Admission rules for candidates with foreign diplomas
Admission rules are the same as for candidates with Polish diplomas.
Confirmation of candidates' English language knowledge
The candidate should hold a certificate confirming her/his command of English at least at the level B2 according to the European System of Language Description of the Council of Europe.
In the absence of such a certificate document, the candidate may apply for an interview with a representative of the recruitment committee, after reporting such a need by the IRK system.
The interview is conducted entirely in English.
The interview is not graded, but the positive result of the interview is a prerequisite for the next stages of the recruitment process.
At the request of the candidate submitted in the IRK system, the interview may take place through devices allowing simultaneous transmission of image and sound, with a quality allowing in particular for determining the identity of the candidate.
Scenario of the interview:
Candidate's presentation and identity check.
Presentation by the candidate of general information about the field of study, which diploma is the basis for the candidate's application for admission to the second-cycle studies program (about 5 minutes).
The candidate's oral presentations on two topics from the list selected by the representative of the recruitment commission conducting the interview. In this part of the conversation, the representative of the recruitment commission may, in particular, ask additional questions clarifying the statement and discuss with the candidate. (about 5 minutes on each subject).
End of the interview.
List of topics for the interview
a) Angular momentum and its conservation.
b) Basic laws of electromagnetism.
c) Complex numbers: basic properties and applications in physics.
d) Dynamics: Newton’s laws of motion.
e) Energy: its forms and conservation.
f) Fundamental conservation laws in physics.
g) Geometrical interpretation of derivatives and integrals in one and more dimensions.
h) Harmonic oscillator: basic equation and examples of physical systems.
i) Integrals: basic properties and examples.
j) Joule’s law of heating.
k) Kepler’s problem: properties of planetary orbits.
l) Lagrangian formulation of classical mechanics with basic examples.
Information on documents certifying knowledge of English language. >> Check! <<
Date of the interview checking knowledge of English language (if applies to a candidate): 20th of September, 2021
Announcement of results: 24th of September, 2021
Reception of documents:
- I round: 27th-28th of September, 2021
- II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 29th-30th of September, 2021
Student's ID payment (ELS)
List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies
Find us on the map: Faculty of Physics