Regular students

Regular students International students applying for first-degree programmes (BA), for second-degree programmes (MA) and for Doctoral Programmes (PhD) take part in entrance examinations under the same conditions as Polish citizens. International students may be admitted to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw provided they:

  • have a visa or a residence card or other document authorising them to stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland,
  • hold a medical certificate stating there is no impediment to the student in question undertaking the programme of study they have selected,
  • hold an insurance policy in case of sickness and accident insurance for the period of study in Poland, or have applied for and received the European Health Insurance Card,
  • hold a certificate in Polish language (B1 Level)
  • have successfully completed the entrance examinations.

Candidates ought to submit the following application materials:

  • personal questionnaire with a photo (the filled-in form should be put in the portfolio with all the required documents and the form e-mailed to the appropriate Faculty (deadlines are available in and the form can be downloaded from our web site – the Entrance Exams tab),
  • the original (or certified copy) of their certificate of secondary education
  • legible photocopy of ID,
  • four 35 x 45mm photos,
  • digital colour photo 2 x 2,5 cm (e.g. 236 x 295 pixels for 300 dpi); the file (.jpg or .tif) should be e-mailed to the appropriate Faculty together with the application form,
  • two self-addressed stamped envelopes, written declaration that submitted artwork will be collected at times set by appropriate Dean’s Office (please collect a form at the Dean’s Office),
  • receipt for the examination fee,applicants to the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art need a Colour Vision Certificate,
  • following their admission students will be required to have a medical examination; if they already have an appropriate certificate, this can be submitted with application materials.

Important: The certificate of completion of secondary education should be officially recognised or endorsed by the apostille at the Polish Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin. The certificate should be certified in Poland by the educational authority or the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, if the student’s school provided an arts-based education. The certificate may also need to be officially recognised – using a procedure known as “nostrificaton”. For more information, please visit www.buwiwm.edu.pl . Documents in foreign languages should be translated into Polish by a sworn translator. MA degree courses are open to graduates of the first degree programmes in Poland as well as graduates of universities abroad who hold a valid diploma entitling them to study on Master’s programmes. Doctoral programmes are open to graduates of the second degree programmes who hold a valid diploma entitling them to study on Doctoral programmes. Important: The valid diploma should be officially recognised or endorsed by the apostille at the Polish Embassy or Consulate in the country of origin. The diploma may also need to be officially recognised – using a procedure entitled “nostrificaton”. For more information, please visit www.buwiwm.edu.pl Documents in foreign languages should be translated into Polish by a sworn translator. Details of the entrance examinations at particular faculties are available on our website www.asp.waw.pl All enquiries regarding entrance examinations and required documents should be sent to the Student Affairs Office: dn@asp.waw.pl Information on government scholarships is available in Polish embassies, consulates or the Ministry of Education/Culture in the country of origin of the candidate (please be aware that application procedures last approximately one year). More useful information can be found on the website of the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange: www.buwiwm.edu.pl

Tuition fees Citizens of the European Union and EFTA countries, holders of a valid permanent residence card, holders of “Karta Polaka” and Polish Government scholarships may study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw under the same conditions as Polish citizens. In accordance with the decision of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw citizens of other countries, incur fees for their study programmes, as follow: Full-time first-degree and second-degree programmes, uniform Master’s programmes: 10 000 Euro per year + 200 Euro registration fee. Part-time first-degree and second-degree programmes: 8 000 Euro per year + 200 Euro registration fee. Doctoral programmes: 7 000 Euro per year + 200 Euro registration fee.

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