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Oriental Studies - Inner Asia: Mongolian and Tibetan Studies, full-time, second cycle

Details
Code S2-OR-MT-ANG
Organizational unit Faculty of Oriental Studies
Fields of studies Oriental studies, Oriental Studies - Mongolian and Tibetan Studies
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 3
Admission limit 5
Duration 2 years
Recruitment committee address rekrutacja.orient@uw.edu.pl
WWW address http://orient.uw.edu.pl/
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Upcoming phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (07.06.2021 00:00 – 10.09.2021 23:59)

Inner Asia, with Mongolia and Tibet, is a region of fascinating cultures. This is where the Mongol Empire and Tibetan civilization came into being. The interdisciplinary program of studies acquaints with the history of the region, languages used in the past and at present (Mongolian and Tibetan) as well as with many aspects of culture, including religion (Buddhism, Shamanism), literature and art.

The program has been based on many years of experience and practice in teaching and researching problems of the region of Inner Asia, particularly Mongolia and Tibet.

The program runs for two years (four semesters). All classes are offered in English.

Teaching staff consists of scholars who are experts in the field. Language classes are conducted by native speakers. Additionally, in order to upgrade their qualification and language skills, students have the possibility to travel to Mongolia for a language or research training.

The graduates will be qualified to take up posts in public administration, universities, national or international institutions and organizations, especially within the domain of culture.

In order to receive the Master's degree (official title, in Polish Magister), the graduates will be required to write a Master's thesis and pass the examination.

More detailed information on the program of the studies and the field can be found at: www.siap.uw.edu.pl

 


Admission procedure for candidates with Polish diplomas

Holders of Bachelor, Master, engineer degree certificates (diplomas) or equivalents may apply for admission to the first year of the second-cycles studies program.

At the first stage of the admission procedure a candidate must pass the English language proficiency oral exam. Only the candidate with positive result of the language exam will be qualified for further admission process. The candidate presenting an accepted by the University of Warsaw document confirming English language knowledge at least at B2 level is exempted from the exam.

At the second stage of the admission procedure:

1. Candidates holding a degree certificate (diploma) on completion of full-time or part-time Bachelor studies (first cycle) in the field of Oriental studies, specialization in Mongolian and Tibetan studies will be assessed on the basis of:

  1. overall grade point on the diploma
  2. grade point average (GPA) for the entire period of studies

2. Candidates holding a diploma other than mentioned in point number 1 will be assessed on the basis of:

  1. overall grade point on the diploma
  2. grade point in Mongolian or Tibetan language oral examination

Method of calculating the recruitment points:

The candidate may obtain maximum of 200 points, which is the sum of particular elements of the qualification procedure.

1. Method of converting grade points from the diploma and the grade point average (GPA) for the entire period of studies for candidates with a diploma of full-time or part-time first cycle studies in Oriental Studies, specialization in Mongolian and Tibetan studies:

  1. overall grade point on the diploma
  • very good (5) – 100 points
  • good plus (4+) – 92,5 points
  • good (4) – 85 points
  • satisfactory plus (3+) – 72,5 points
  • satisfactory (3) – 60 points

b. grade point average (GPA) for the entire period of studies

    • W p = Śo x 100 / 5

Where:

Wp – point result

Śo - the grade point average (GPA) for the entire period of studies

 

2. method of converting diploma grade points and oral examination grade points in Mongolian or Tibetan language for candidates holding a diploma other than those listed in point no. 1

  1. overall grade point on the diploma
  • very good (5) – 100 points
  • good plus (4+) – 92,5 points
  • good (4) – 85 points
  • satisfactory plus (3+) – 72,5 points
  • satisfactory (3) – 60 points

b. grade point in Mongolian or Tibetan language oral examination

  • very good (5) – 100 points
  • good plus (4+) – 92,5 points
  • good (4) – 85 points
  • satisfactory plus (3+) – 72,5 points
  • satisfactory (3) – 60 points

 

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

Rules of admission are the same as for candidates holding university diploma obtained in Poland.

 

Checking the Candidates' competences to undertake studies conducted in English language

Candidates who do not have an appropriate document (recognized by the University of Warsaw) certifying their English language proficiency at least at level B2 have to attend additionally an interview verifying their English language proficiency. In order to let assess the level of English language proficiency candidates shall attach scans of the necessary documents to the registration account and contact the admissions committee immediately after registration. Admissions committee approval of the required English language proficiency is a precondition for admitting the candidate to further admission procedure.

Areas of the interview: thematic scope of the interview corresponds with the subject of future studies.

During the interview, the candidate will be asked two main questions:

- regarding basic data on Mongolian or Tibetan culture and language (based on Ch. P. Atwood, Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, Facts On File, 2004; M. T. Kapstein, The Tibetans, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006);

- regarding basic data on religions of Mongolia and / or Tibet (based on Ch. P. Atwood, Encyclopedia of Mongolia and the Mongol Empire, Facts On File, 2004; M. T. Kapstein, The Tibetans, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006).

Assessment criteria are: grammatical, stylistic and linguistic correctness of speech, ease of understanding and speaking in English.

A candidate may obtain max. of 100 points from an interview verifying English language proficiency. Obtaining from the interview minimally 60 points entitles the candidate to participate in the next steps of the admission procedure.

Results of an interview verifying English language proficiency of the candidate are not included in the final score.

Date of the interview verifying English language proficiency (if applicable): September 17, 2021, from 11 a.m., (exam will be conducted online)

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Deadlines

Date of qualification interview: 17th of September, 2021, from 11 a.m., (exam will be conducted online)

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

Payments

Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

 

Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies

 

Additional information

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