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Social and Public Policy, full-time, first cycle

Details
Code S1-SPP
Organizational unit Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
Field of studies Social and Public Policy
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education First cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 12
Admission limit 30
Duration 3 years
Recruitment committee address admission.wnpism@uw.edu.pl
tel. (22) 55-22-986
WWW address https://wnpism.uw.edu.pl/
Required document
  • Maturity or equivalent document
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Social and Public Policy is a unique 3-year undergraduate degree program designed for students who want to make a real impact in the world. Taught entirely in English, this full-time program is perfect for creative, motivated individuals who thrive in a multicultural environment.

Throughout the six semesters, students will dive into over 20 courses and a diploma seminar to prepare for their bachelor thesis and individual focus. The first two semesters will introduce students to the major concepts and theories of social and public policies, while the remaining semesters will have students exploring how to design, implement, and evaluate policies related to social and public issues.

What sets the Social and Public Policy program apart is its interdisciplinary approach, exposing students not only to social and public policy but also to diverse fields such as law, economics, history, and culture. The University's prime location grants students access to an array of academic and extracurricular activities, including captivating open lectures by distinguished professors from all corners of the globe. Moreover, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme, offering them a wide perspective on social and public issues through a semester abroad.

Program students can use the opportunity to apply for the Dual Diploma Program with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Upon acceptance, they will begin studying for their Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship program at PolyU. This unique program enables students to earn diplomas from both the University of Warsaw and PolyU. Students who qualify for our Dual Degree Program will receive a scholarship from PolyU during their stay in Hong Kong.

Employment prospects

Upon completion of this program, graduates will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to embark on diverse career paths in both the public and private sectors, as well as in non-governmental and international organizations. They will develop a profound understanding of social and public policy and will be well-prepared to pursue roles in public policy analysis, public administration, community development, education, and healthcare.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw is Poland's oldest and largest political science Center. It has been recognized as the best in the country in various rankings. With its rigorous academic standards and commitment to providing students with a multicultural learning environment, the Social and Public Policy programme at the University of Warsaw offers students a unique and rewarding educational experience.

More information about the programme: click here

Faculty website: www.wnpism.uw.edu.pl/en

 

 


Admission rules

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Polish new maturity exam 2005 – 2024

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Obligatory subject

Polish language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

One chosen foreign language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Swedish, Slovak

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject*

One of the following subjects: History, Social studies, Geography, Philosophy, Modern foreign language*, Latin and ancient culture, Greek and ancient culture, Computer science, Physics and astronomy/ Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of music, History of art

advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 25%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*The languages in columns 3 and 4 must be different

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from Polish language;
M – result from Mathematics;
J – result from foreign language;
X - result from additional subject;
a, b, c, d – weights.

Important information for candidates with the foreign language exam result at bilingual level. >> Check! <<

Information on documents certifying knowledge of the English language. >> Check! <<

Candidates whose result in the English language at the advanced level in the Polish maturity exam („new maturity diploma”) is lower than 60% are obliged to upload on their registration account in the IRK system (section “Education” – “Certificates and other documents required to start studies”) one of the documents accepted by the University of Warsaw certifying their competence in English (see the above list) and contact the Admissions Commission.

 

Old maturity exam

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Obligatory subject

Polish language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject

One chosen foreign language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

Obligatory subject*

One of the following subjects: History, Social studies, Geography, Philosophy, Modern foreign language*, Latin and ancient culture, Computer science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History of music, History of art

advanced level x 1
or
undefined level x 0,8

weight = 20%

weight = 25%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*The languages in columns 3 and 4 must be different

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from Polish language;
M – result from Mathematics;
J – result from foreign language;
X - result from additional subject;
a, b, c, d – weights.

Maturity exam after 1991

grade 6 = 100 %
grade 5 = 90 %
grade 4 = 75 %
grade 3 = 50 %
grade 2 = 30 %

Maturity exam until 1991

grade 5 = 100 %
grade 4 = 85 %
grade 3 = 40 %

Important information for candidates with Polish old maturity exam. >> Check! <<

Information on documents certifying knowledge of the English language. >> Check! <<

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
language A*
or
literature and performance*

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

standard level (SL) x 0,6
or
higher level (HL) x 1

Obligatory subject**

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Latin, Classic Greek, Management, Economics, Psychology, Politics, Anthropology, Information technology in a global society (ITGS), Subject from a group "Art"

higher level (HL) x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 25%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*In case of lack of Polish language; the languages in column 1 and 3 must be different
**In column 4 candidate cannot indicate language from columns 1 and 3

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from Polish language;
M – result from Mathematics;
J – result from modern foreign language;
X - result from additional subject;
a, b, c, d – weights.

The IB results will be converted according to the table below:

7 = 100%
6 = 90%
5 = 75%
4 = 60%
3 = 45%
2 = 30%

Important information for candidates with IB and EB. >> Check! <<

Information on documents certifying knowledge of the English language. >> Check! <<

 

European Baccalaureate (EB)

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
L1 language*

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

Mathematics

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject**

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language, Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer science, Latin, Classic Greek, Economics, Arts, Music, Sociology

advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 25%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*In case of lack of Polish language; the languages in columns 1 and 3 must be different
**In column 4 candidate cannot indicate language from columns 1 and 3

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from Polish language;
M – result from Mathematics;
J – result from foreign language;
X - result from additional subject;
a, b, c, d – weights.

The EB results will be converted according to the table below:

9,00 - 10,00 = 100%
8,00 - 8,99 = 90%
7,50 - 7,99 = 75%
7,00 - 7,49 = 60%
6,00 - 6,99 = 45%
5,00 - 5,99 = 30%

Important information for candidates with IB and EB. >> Check! <<

Information on documents certifying knowledge of the English language. >> Check! <<

 

Foreign diploma

 Minimum number of points needed to be qualified: 50

Obligatory subject

Polish language
or
original language of maturity (high school) exam*

Obligatory subject

Mathematics**

Obligatory subject

Modern foreign language

Obligatory subject***

One of the following subjects: Modern foreign language, History, Social studies, Management, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Politics, Geography, Philosophy, Latin, Classic Greek, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Computer science, History of art, History of music, Sociology

weight = 20%

weight = 25%

weight = 30%

weight = 25%

*The language in column 1 may be repeated in column 3
**In case of lack of Mathematics one subject to choose: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Physics, Geography, Computer science, in such
case the subject in columns 2 and 4 can be counted twice
***In column 4 candidate cannot indicate foreign language from columns 1 and 3

Points are calculated as follows:

W = a * P + b * M + c * J + d * X

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from Polish or original language;
M – result from Mathematics;
J – result from modern foreign language;
X - result from additional subject;
a, b, c, d – weights.

Calculation of candidates high school diploma results. >> Check! <<

Information on documents certifying knowledge of the English language. >> Check! <<

 

Checking candidates' competence to undertake studies conducted in the English language 

Candidates are obliged to hold one of the documents accepted by the University of Warsaw, certifying their competence in the English language at least at the B2 level.

Information on documents certifying knowledge of the English language. >> Check! <<

 

Deadlines

Announcement of results: 22nd of July, 2024

Reception of documents: 

  • I round: 23rd-25th of July, 2024
  • II round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during I round): 26th, 29th of July, 2024
  • III round (in case of not fulfilling the limit during II round): 30th-31st of July, 2024
  • additional rounds will be announced in case of not fulfilling the limits

 

Payments

Application fee

Student's ID payment (ELS)

The studies are payable - tuition fees

 

Required documents

List of required documents submitted by candidates qualified for studies

 

Additional information

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