Rules of admission for graduate studies

Rules of admission for graduate studies

Enrollment for 2021/2022 academic year (full-time in Polish or English, part-time only in Polish) will start on May 4th 2021.

 

Those who want to apply for Master Degree, must possess a BA or MA degree Diploma (graduation of artistic studies is not obligated).

The candidates, who haven't graduated from Art Faculties, will probably have some subjects from the bachelor studies programme to be completed during the Master studies.

 

Our recruitment process is based on a presentation and the qualifying interview.

 

Step 1 - Presentation

The enrolment process is based on the presentation (e.g. PowerPoint, max 5-10 minutes).
The presentation must include a portfolio.

The main purpose of the presentation is an introduction to the topic of your future Diploma Project. The presentation must be prepared in Polish or English depending on the language of the chosen course.

 

The presentation should include:

1- An introduction of the student (who are you and what experiences do you have?)

a. Previous experiences (artistic studies, other studies, etc.);
b. Portfolio presenting the design and artistic skills of the student. The portfolio may consist of the final Bachelor Diploma Project, selected paintings, drawings, photography or design works.

2- Your path choice

From practice to theory
This path is based on the assumption that an artistic project, related to the artistic practice of the candidate, is
the subject of research conducted from the point of view of a reflective practitioner (artist examining his own
creative process). An artistic project leads to theoretical research.

From theory to practice
This path is based on the assumption that the research project chosen by the candidate is the starting point of
the artistic project. Theoretical research leads to an artistic project.

3- Your project proposal

From practice to theory
If you choose this path you should define:
a. The research object (artwork);
b. The research context (the context of the creation of the artwork);
c. The objective of the research and its impact on the artistic development of the candidate;
d. Theory and practice articulation.

From theory to practice
If you choose this path you should define:
a. A research problem;
b. A research question;
c. The objective of the research and its impact on the artistic development of the candidate;
d. Theory and practice articulation.

 

Step 2 - Interview

The interview is based on the content of the presentation and portfolio, provided before.

During the interview, the foreign language proficiency, as well as technical competencies, is additionally verified. The candidate selects the specialization and diploma subjects.

 

The PJAIT Graduates:

The graduates of the New Media Arts faculty who received 4 or 5 points for the Bachelor Diploma Projects should prepare the presentation where they add some visual materials (artworks, drafts, sketches, collages, etc.) matched to the proposed project.

The rest of the requirements for the presentation are the same as for graduates from other schools (Step I points 2 and 3).

During the interview, the PJAIT graduates provide their presentation, talk about the future Diploma Project, choose the language and specialization of the course.

 


For a full description of our MA program guidelines, please consult this document: RECRUITMENT GUIDELINES

 

 

Steps of the recruitment process:

1. Online registration

2. Submission of documents

3. Qualifying procedure

4. Contract and admission fee

1. Online registration

Open an account at the enrolment portal: rekrutacja.pjwstk.edu.pl
You will get an activation link. Once your account has been activated you will get access to your profile. Fill in the forms and upload a photo. Remember to choose the field of study. If there is a qualifying interview, choose the date which is most convenient for you.

2. Submission of documents

Gathers the required documents and bring them to the Enrolment Office (Biuro Rekrutacji). You can also send them by post (registered mail) or courier.

Required documents: 

Graduates from PJAIT deliver only: 1, 2, 3 and 7

1. A signed application for admission:

  • You can get a copy from the Enrolment Office or
  • You can print it from Your individual account at Enrolment portal

2. A protocol form qualifying procedure;

a. Form for graduates of PJAIT
b. Form for graduates of other schools

3. Diploma:

a. Graduates of PJAIT - a confirmation from the Dean's Office
b. Graduates of other schools - A diploma confirming completion of studies of I or II degree with supplement – original 

4. Translation of the diploma (excluding documents in Polish or English);

5. Apostille or legalisation of the diploma (if necessary)*;

6. A copy of a passport (only for foreigners);

7. A digital version of photography (uploaded to the enrolment portal at the registration);

8. A copy of payment for the qualifying interview (75zł).

* Legalisation or apostille are made in the country of origin. Candidates coming from EU, EFTA countries, Australia, Belarus, Canada, UK, Ukraine and USA are exempt from that requirement.

 

3. Qualifying procedure

The recruitment process is based on a presentation and the qualifying interview (detailed description you can find at the top of the site).

 

1. The presentation should be sent at the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the title "Presentation MA in English". It must be sent not later than 2 days before the interview date.

The presented materials shall be reviewed and evaluated by a commission composed of: an IT expert, a Theoretician, a Designer.

 

2. Having completed the above part, the candidate may be directed to the Interview, or be offered a complementary course.

The interview is based on the content of the presentation and portfolio, provided before.

The objective of this interview is an assessment of the candidate's communication skills and their readiness to the selected program path.

During the conversation, we will ask you to declare:

— project proposal
— the way of implementation to a diploma/designing process — from an artistic project to a theoretical dissertation or from the foundation of a research problem and theoretical dissertation to artistic execution and a work
— language track (English or Polish)
— selection of specialization (assignment to a specific studio)
— selection of diploma subjects (from the program list)

 

4. Contract and admission fee

Within two weeks from the decision of the Committee, you need to sign the contract (which will specify mutual obligations between the school and you and vice versa) and pay a tuition fee

If you cannot come to us in person to sign the contract, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – we will send you the contract by e-mail. You will then print it, sign it and send back to us by post (registered mail), courier or scan.

In order to get an “Alien Certificate of Admission to a Higher Education Program” (the certificate which is required for legalization of stay in Poland or for a student’s national polish visa) you have to pay a tuition fee at least for the first semester of study in advance and send a proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The scanned copy of the “Alien Certificate of Admission to a Higher Education Program” will be sent to your email address. If you need a hard copy, we will send it by the registered mail, after receiving from you the response with the confirmation of full postal address.

If you are sponsored by the employer there is a possibility of signing a trilateral contract School-Student-Sponsor. please let us know in advance that you wish to sign this type of contract.

Fees should be paid to your individual account number visible on your profile in the registration portal (rekrutacja.pjwstk.edu.pl) or to the general PJAIT account:

Bank Millennium S.A.
Ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2A
02-593 Warszawa

Domestic transfers
account number: 41 1160 2202 0000 0003 5249 4962

International transfers
account number PL41 1160 2202 0000 0003 5249 4962
SWIFT: BIGBPLPW

In the payment title, please write your full name, type of payment and choose a field of study, e.g. Jan Nowak, graphic design.

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