University of Warsaw / Faculty of Psychology

Psychology

Level of study: uniform master-level Form of study: full-time Education profile: academic Duration: 5 years

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Fields of studies and specializations

Conducting units

Enrollment

from 2999-01-01 to 2999-01-01

Limit of students

44

Language

English

Description

 

Limit of places is common to paths P i C

 The minimum number of persons admitted (within all paths of qualifications) to being the subject of study start: 15

ATTENTION!

* This is a program with tuition fee!

* One of the steps of the recruitment process is an interview conducted in English as well as delivering a set of documents to the office till 9th of July. Details in sections below, almost at the bottom of this page.

WISP – the Warsaw International Studies in Psychology is a full 5-year master’s (in Polish: magister) program in psychology. We offer you the chance to experience a unique combination of personalized small-scale education in a very international environment. Current WISP students come from over 30 different countries, and mention this global mix as something they value very much.

With only 150 students in the entire program, class sizes are small with on average 20 to 25 students. This makes it possible for you to interact with professors and other students personally. WISP students appreciate this personal, pleasant and interactive climate because it invites and stimulates them to be actively involved in classes and in the learning process in general, instead of being a passive listener in a large group. A good illustration of the personal approach at WISP is that professors and administrative staff typically know all students by their first name.

Overall, about 120 professors are teaching at WISP, of whom nearly a third are visiting foreign professors, coming from countries like the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Australia, Sweden, Austria, Israel, etc.

Overall, WISP invites you to develop yourself and become a psychologist in a very stimulating academic environment that you may not find anywhere else. If you would like to know more about WISP and hear from our students directly, go visit www.psychology.pl

Admission rules

The minimum number of points needed to qualify for the predispositions exam: 30

The admission procedure consists of two stages.

Stage I: a ranked list of candidates created according to grades on the matriculation exam

Stage II: additional predispositions exam – an interview conducted in English.

The final list of qualified candidates is created only according to the interview results. Candidates who have not obtained at least 70% of points from the interview will not be listed.

Admission procedure for candidates with polish new maturity exam (since 2005)

STAGE I

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 foreign language chosen from the list: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish

basic level x 0,6
or
advanced level x 1

Obligatory subject:

One subject chosen from the list:, Modern foreign language (other than in the 3rd column), Biology, History, Civics, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and  Astronomics/Physics, Philosophy, Latin and ancient culture, Greek and ancient culture, Computer science, Language of national minorities, Language of ethnic minorities, Regional language-Kashubian


advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level
M – result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the language exam on the basic or advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d – weights

STAGE II – additional exam (predispositions exam)

For the interview the candidate needs to read ONE book chosen from a list published on the website of the Faculty of Psychology.

The interview can be conducted via teleconference (in case of candidates from abroad).

Points are awarded as follows:

1) understanding of the text,

2) independent thinking,

3) motivation to study psychology.

The result of the qualification interview is the sum of the averages of points awarded by commission members in each category. Qualification for the study will be based on the ranking list prepared on the base of results of the interview. On the ranking list will not be included candidates who received from the interview less than 70% of maximum points.

Admission procedure for candidates with old maturity exam

STAGE I

Obligatory subject:

Polish Language

Obligatory subject:

Mathematics

Obligatory subject:

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

Obligatory subject:

One subject chosen from the list:, Modern foreign language (other than in the 3rd column), Biology, History, Civics, Geography, Chemistry, Physics and  Astronomics/Physics, Philosophy, Latin and ancient culture, Greek and ancient culture, Computer science, Language of national minorities, Language of ethnic minorities, Regional language-Kashubian

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level
M – result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the language exam on the basic or advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d – weights

Grades will be converted to percentages in the following way:

„Stara matura” after 1991

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

„Stara matura” before 1991

grade 5 = 100 %
grade 4 = 85 %
grade 3 = 30 %

STAGE II – additional exam (predispositions exam)

For the interview the candidate needs to read ONE book chosen from a list published on the website of the Faculty of Psychology.

The interview can be conducted via teleconference (in case of candidates from abroad).

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

Points are awarded as follows:

1) understanding of the text,

2) independent thinking,

3) motivation to study psychology.

The result of the qualification interview is the sum of the averages of points awarded by commission members in each category. Qualification for the study will be based on the ranking list prepared on the base of results of the interview. On the ranking list will not be included candidates who received from the interview less than 70% of maximum points.

Admission procedure for candidates with European Baccalaureate

STAGE I

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 subject chosen from the list: Modern foreign language*, Biology, History,  Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Economics, Latin, Classic Greek, Computer science


advanced level x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language, the languages in the 1st and 3rd (and 4th – in case of candidates who submit a foreign language as the 4th exam) column must differ.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<<

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level
M – result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the language exam on the basic or advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d – weights

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

9,00 - 10,00 = 100%
8,00 - 8,95 = 90%
7,00 - 7,95 = 75%
6,00 - 6,95 = 60%
5,00 - 5,95 = 45%
4,00 - 4,95 = 30%

STAGE II – additional exam (predispositions exam)

For the interview the candidate needs to read ONE book chosen from a list published on the website of the Faculty of Psychology.

The interview can be conducted via teleconference (in case of candidates from abroad).

Points are awarded as follows:

1) understanding of the text,

2) independent thinking,

3) motivation to study psychology.

The result of the qualification interview is the sum of the averages of points awarded by commission members in each category. Qualification for the study will be based on the ranking list prepared on the base of results of the interview. On the ranking list will not be included candidates who received from the interview less than 70% of maximum points.

Admission procedure for candidates with International Baccalaureate

STAGE I

Obligatory subject:

Polish Language
or
A1 Language from group 1/A language*

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 subject chosen from the list: Modern foreign language*, Biology, History, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Business and Management, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, Latin, Classic Greek, Computer science, Politics


higher level (HL) x 1

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 20%

weight = 40%

*If the candidate has not passed Polish language, the languages in the 1st and 3rd (and 4th – in case of candidates who submit a foreign language as the 4th exam) column must differ.

Important information on equivalent levels of IB and EB maturity results  and how their are counted in the qualification process >>Check!<<

Points are calculated as follows:

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

where:

W – the final result;
P – result from the Polish language exam on the basic or advanced level
M – result from the Mathematics exam on the basic or advanced level;
J – result of the language exam on the basic or advanced level;
X – result of the additional exam on the basic or advanced level
a, b, c, d – weights

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

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

STAGE II – additional exam (predispositions exam)

For the interview the candidate needs to read ONE book chosen from a list (the list of books will be published on the website of the Faculty of Psychology).

The interview can be conducted via teleconference (in case of candidates from abroad).

Points are awarded as follows:

1) understanding of the text,

2) independent thinking,

3) motivation to study psychology.

The result of the qualification interview is the sum of the averages of points awarded by commission members in each category. On the ranking list will not be included candidates who received from the interview less than 70% of maximum points.

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign diplomas

STAGE I: calculating the GPA from all examinations (both oral and written) from the high school diploma (maturity diploma), converted into percentage points in proportion to the maximum results (if there are no maturity exams in a given country, the GPA from the last class of  high school will be taken into account).

STAGE II

The final qualification for studies is done on the basis of the interview conducted in English. For the interview the candidate needs to read one book chosen from the list announced by the Faculty of Psychology.

Points are awarded as follows:

Ÿ1) understanding of the text,

2) independent thinking,

3) motivation to study psychology

The result of the qualification interview is the sum of the averages of points awarded by commission members in each category. Qualification for the study will be based on the ranking list prepared on the base of results of the interview. On the ranking list will not be included candidates who received from the interview less than 70% of maximum points.

Date of exams

Interviews are going to take place on 10, 11 and 12 July 2018. Details (exact time, date, which room) will be shown on the candidate’s IRK account (somewhere in the “my exams” section) after receiving the application fee by the University. For the interview, a candidate is required to read one book chosen from the list below:
1. “Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.” Suzanne Corkin (whole book)
2. “The Noonday Demon” Andrew Solomon (chapters: "Depression", "Breakdowns", "Treatments", "Alternatives", "Populations")
3. “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” - Jonathan Haidt (whole book)
If you are from abroad and you would like to participate in the interview via teleconference, please contact the office of the studies: study@wisp.uw.edu.pl. Please report your book choice also to that email address.

Place of results' announcement

Results after the interviews will be announced on candidates’ IRK accounts. Date: 16 July 2018 at 14:00 (2 pm).

Tuition fee

The studies are payable - tuition fees

Additional documents

Each candidate is required to deliver a set of documents to the office of the program (room 423, Faculty of Psychology, ul. Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warsaw) till 29 June (in case of candidates who finished high school in previous years) or till 9 July 2018 at the latest (in case of candidates finishing high school this year). The list of documents:
  1. Completed Application Form – to be downloaded from our website www.wisp.uw.edu.pl in the ‘Admissions/Required documents’ section;
  2. Letter of Recommendation from the candidate’s teacher (or employer in case of working candidates);
  3. Photocopy of the identification pages of the candidate’s valid passport;
  4. Photocopy of the candidate’s diploma and lists of grades/marks and transcripts from secondary school [PLEASE NOTE: if on your diploma there is NO statement saying that your diploma allows you to start studies at higher education institutions in your country, you should provide us with a separate statement confirming your right to apply to higher education institutions in your country with your diploma, issued by for example your school or educational authorities in your country.];
  5. Documents proving English language proficiency. Photocopy of a certificate of fluency in English (TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, CEIBT or any other formal document confirming language proficiency, like advanced level of English on your high school diploma) will suffice for now. Language certificates will be required anyway later from qualified candidates from outside of the EU/EFTA who are not English native speakers and who have not finished a school in which English was the language of instruction;
  6. Medical certificate confirming that the candidate’s physical condition is adequate for studying – a sentence “The patient’s condition allows him/her to undertake full-time studies at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw” (or similar) signed by the candidate’s general practitioner is acceptable; this is required only from foreigners from outside of the EU/EFTA;
  7. Proof of payment of the application fee - if paid in USD or EUR;
  8. Photocopy of the recognition of high school diploma (“nostryfikacja”) – if already obtained (ONLY candidates who DO NOT have an IB/EB or Polish maturity exam or their diploma was not issued by EU/EFTA/OECD country or by a counry with which Poland signed an appropriate agreement).
If a candidate successfully goes through the interview, they will be asked to deliver additional documents. Detailed information will be given together with results, but it is already possible to read the list of needed documents on our website www.wisp.uw.edu.pl (Admissions/I’m in!)

Additional information

This is a program with tuition fee. Please visit our website www.wisp.uw.edu.pl, for details about our program.