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Biotechnology (Studies in English), full-time, second-cycle studies

Code W2-S2BTA19
Organizational unit Faculty of Natural Sciences
Field of studies Biotechnology
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education Second cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Admission limit 10
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Required document
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Past phases in this registration:
  • Phase 1 (01.06.2023 12:00 – 25.07.2023 23:59)


information on degree programme

Faculty of Natural Sciences

statistics from previous years

number of candidates for 1 place

admission fee:

PLN 85

Semester fee
for Poles and foreigners
entitled to
full-time studies
in Polish
with no tuition fees


 No semester fees

Semester fee
for foreigners applying
for studies
on tuition basis


regulations and deadlines for paying tuition fees, account number

- more information on the website 



 Useful information:


 Admission process schedule

STAGE 1 - before the qualification procedure

Making recruitment applications in the Online Application System (IRK), entering diploma grades, uploading scans of documents and paying admission fees

from 1 June 2023 from 12 p.m.

until 25 July 2023 until 11:59 p.m.

The last day of booking the admission fees paid by candidates on the last day of registration in the system 27 July
Uploading a document confirming the knowledge of the language of instruction (Polish / English)

by July 27 

Stage 2 - announcement of the results of the qualification procedure.

Enrolment and submission of documents

Announcement of accepted candidates lists  1 August
Submission of documents and enrolment

2 - 3 August

Wednesday: 8.00- 14.00
Thursday: 8.00- 14.00


Faculty of Natural Sciences

ul. Jagiellońska 28, p. B-10 , 40-032 Katowice

tel. 32 200 95 65, dorota.bronny-wozniak@us.edu.pl


Deadline for enrolment for candidates accepted from the waiting lists

Deadline for enrolment from the waiting list

4 August

Friday, 8.00- 14.00

Admissions criteria

Based on an admission procedure, persons with a bachelor's degree, master's degree or equivalent (i.e. recognised with a Polish diploma in the case of completion of studies abroad) obtained in any study programme shall be admitted to the study programme within the limit of places.

In the case of candidates from other faculties than biotechnology, the decision on admission to the recruitment procedure shall be made by the examination committee based on the analysis of the curriculum and the obtained learning outcomes of the completed studies.

Admission for studies shall be a two-stage process.

Stage 1:

Submission to a Faculty Admission Committee (Polish acronym WKR) a language knowledge of at least B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

In the absence of documents confirming language skills of at least B2, the applicant's language skills will be checked during the interview to check the level of language skills.

The interview shall be scored on a scale of 0 to 20 points. A positive result from the interview shall be a minimum score of 10 points.

The receipt by the candidate of fewer than 10 points or the absence in the test shall disqualify the candidate from the entire admission procedure.

Stage 2:

Candidates admitted to stage two shall be qualified based on the sum obtained from the final grade on the diploma and grade point average (according to the place on the ranking list).

The candidate shall be required to submit an appropriate medical certificate for the absence of a medical contraindication to study this study programme.


  Faculty of Natural Sciences International Admissions Office Faculty Recruitment Committee
you can ask questions about

matters related to studies: study program, class registration, student ID, tuition fees, password reset in USOSweb, etc.

issues related to recruitment: the IRK system, the recruitment process for studies, required documents, etc. issues related to recruitment: the IRK system, the recruitment process for studies, admission criteria, qualification for studies, required documents, etc.
 opening hours   Mo–Fri, 7.30–15.30   pn-pt 8.00-14.00
phone 32 200 95 65

 32 359 22 72, 32 359 22 73

  32 200 95 56
e-mail  dorota.bronny-wozniak@us.edu.pl




ul. Jagiellońska 28

40-032 Katowice

ul. Bankowa 12,
pok. 3.8
40-007 Katowice
Katowice, ul. Jagiellońska 28