Admissions

To seek admission to the American Studies BA program, you have to have your high-school education completed and a good grade or score for your high-level English. Getting accepted to the MA level requires a BA diploma and a good score for the entrance exam. For a lot more details, see below.

BA Program (1st degree)

ADMISSION OVERVIEW

  1. Registration ends on July 5th, 2019 (starts June 5th)
  2. The limit of students to be admitted is 197.
  3. Announcement of ranking list online in Internet Registration of Candidates (irk): July 19th, 2019
  4. Reception of documents at the American Studies Center, aleja Niepodległości 22, Warsaw:

First round: July 22nd–24th, 2019, 10am – 3pm

Second round (the waiting list): July 25th–26th, 2019, 10am – 3pm

Third round (the waiting list): July 29th–30th, 2019, 10am – 3pm

CONTACTS

Aleksandra Gniadzik-Smolińska

Administrative Officer

rekrutacja.osa@uw.edu.pl

+48 22 55 333 26

Room 302

dr hab. Anna Sosnowska-Jordanovska

Head of the Admissions Committee

aksosnow1@uw.edu.pl

+48 22 55 333 25

Room 306

A library. Photo by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash

MA Program (2nd degree)

ADMISSION OVERVIEW

The basis for qualification to study is a written exam, which is a test of predisposition to study in English. The test consists of questions checking reading comprehension and ability to work with written text.

  1. Number of students to be admitted is up to 70
  2. Registration ends on July 5th, 2019 (starts June 5th)
  3. Entrance exam: July 11th, 2019 @ 10:00–12:00, American Studies Center, Al. Niepodległości 22, Warszawa
  4. Announcement of results: July 19th, 2019
  5. Reception of documents: July 22nd–24th, 2019, 10am – 3pm
  6. Reception of documents by the candidates admitted from the waiting list: July 25th-26th, July 29th-30th, 2019, 10am – 3pm

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Entrance tests from the previous years:

Frequently Asked Questions

BA PROGRAM (1ST DEGREE)

  • How to register?
    You need to set up an account in the IRK system (https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/pl/home/), choose the programs you to be admitted to and pay admissions fees by the required deadline.
  • Is this a paid program?
    BA program is free.
  • What are the deadlines of registration?
    The online registration for the BA program of the year 2019/2020 starts June 5th, 2019. Here’s the link to the registration platform https://irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl/pl/home/. The registration will be closed on July 5th, 2019.
  • How difficult it is to be admitted to the American Studies Center?
    The ranking list is based on the results of the secondary-school-leaving exam.
  • How competitive is the selective entry admission at the ASC?
    It’s been lately 2.2 candidates per place.
  • What are the required English language qualifications?
    B2 is absolutely necessary.
  • Are there any “native speakers” among the faculty, i.e., faculty members for who English is their mother tongue?
    Yes, among the ASC faculty members are four American academics.
  • Is all instruction in English?
    Correct; all the classes at the ASC are in English.
  • When should I apply for housing?
    Applications for housing should be filed within 10 days after you file your admissions documentation at the ASC. For more go to: http://bss.uw.edu.pl/
  • What is the most important factor in the admissions process?
    To be successful, the candidate must have a high grade from English at the HL level.
  • Are there any limits imposed on the number of places offered this year?
    We are allowed to admit 197 candidates and there are 5 more places for students transferred from other universities.
  • What are the differences between the program offered by the ASC and that of the English Institute of the University of Warsaw?
    Both programs are very different. The ASC offers an American Studies program. It does not teach English, the methodology of teaching foreign languages, linguistics or translation. ASC’s is an English-language program whose objective is the study of the culture, politics and economy of the United States.
  • Can one become a translator after graduating from the ASC?
    The American Studies Center does not offer any practical translation skills classes. That said, many of our alumni, who learned their translation skills elsewhere, specialize in translations of American text, that is, text requiring good knowledge of American culture and society.
  • What are the requirements for BA dissertations?
    You will find a full answer to this question here: http://www.asc.uw.edu.pl/programs/ba_program/ba_examinations.html
  • What is the program’s full curriculum?
    The curriculum is described here http://www.asc.uw.edu.pl/programs/ba_program/ba_detailed_curriculum.html

MA PROGRAM (2ND DEGREE)

  • What is the limit for the number of places available in the year 2019-2020 in the MA program?
    We can admit 70 candidates and have reserved 3 places for students transferred from other universities.
  • Do I have to register for the exam, besides registering in the IRK online system?
    No, there is no need to do that. By registering in the IRK online system, you automatically register for the exam.
  • If I can’t show up for the exam for whatever reason, is there a way for me to take the entrance exam online?
    No, to be admitted to the MA program, you have to show up in person and take the exam on July 11, 2019 or–provided we hold the second round of admissions–on September 17, 2019. Please note that the second round is not guaranteed and will not be held if we fill all the places in the July round.
  • The entrance exam predates my BA diploma exam. Can I take the entrance exam anyway?
    Yes. Just be sure to file your diploma or a certificate attesting to the completion of the BA exam by September 30, 2019. The diploma is necessary for the admission to become complete; only after you submit all the required documents, the diploma included, will we be able to issue an official decision.