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Warsaw School of Economics

The Warsaw School of Economics [Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, SGH] is the oldest university of economics and management in Poland. As it seeks to impart a European dimension to its academic activity, SGH combines an over century-long tradition with engagement in the contemporary world and the pursuit of future challenges. In its educational endeavours, the School seeks to provide students with the latest knowledge, solid working skills and a sense of responsibility to society. In its research activities, the School is guided by respect for the truth and usefulness to society. The School conducts both its educational and research activities in the field of economics and managerial sciences drawing on the achievements of other social sciences. Graduates of SGH, equipped with the latest general and specialized knowledge, are making a significant contribution to economic, social and political life in Poland and abroad. Together with academic and administrative staff, students and representatives of milieus connected with the School, they create the image of SGH, promoting its achievements and realizing its mission together.

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Bachelor

Course Location Price Fee per semestr
BA Global Business, Finance and Governance (3 years) Warsaw 12000 € 2000 €
BA International Economics (3 years) Warsaw 12000 € 2000 €
BA Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems (3 years) Warsaw 12000 € 2000 €
BA Management (3 years) Warsaw 12000 € 2000 €

Master

Course Location Price Fee per semestr
MA Advanced Analytics - Big Data (2 years) Warsaw 7200 € 1800 €
MA Finance and Accounting with ACCA Qualification (2 years) Warsaw 10200 € 2550 €
MA International Business (2 years) Warsaw 7200 € 1800 €
MA International Tourism, Hotel Industry and Leisure Services (2 years) Warsaw 7200 € 1800 €
MA Global Business, Finance and Governance (2 years) Warsaw 7200 € 1800 €

PhD

Course Location Price Fee per semestr
Canadian Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) (1,5 year) Warsaw 13140 € 4380 €
Doctoral Programme in Management and Economics (price for EU students - 22 000 PLN) (3 years) Warsaw 13200 € 2200 €

About school

The Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, SGH) was founded in 1906 as the first public university of economics and management in Poland.

Why SGH?

  • The leading business school in Eastern and Central Europe.
  • Innovative doctoral program based on the best European practices with strong research methodology orientation.
  • Teaching and doctoral supervision provided by renowned Polish and European scholars.
  • Close links with business community that facilitate conducting research projects.
  • Extensive network of partner universities from all around the world.
  • Excellent infrastructure and friendly atmosphere.
  • Low costs of living in Warsaw as compared to other large European cities.

Get the facts about us:

  • Warsaw School of Economics was founded in 1906 by August Zieliński as Poland´s first university of economics.
  • Over 10000 students are enrolled at our School in bachelor and master degree programmes, 1400 are studying at the doctoral level and over 5000 are completing other postgraduate courses. SGH employs over 1500 staff members, of whom 900 are teaching and research staff.
  • In the opinion of journalists of the Polish edition of Newsweek, among all Polish universities it is SGH that gives its graduates the greatest chance of finding good jobs.
  • SGH students represent almost 60 countries.
  • Since the beginning of the economic transition in 1989, 11 out of 21 finance ministers of Poland were SGH graduates.
  • The main negotiator of the Polish membership in the European Union, from 5 December 2001 until the end of negotiations, was Jan Truszczyński - an SGH graduate and current lecturer.
  • Professor Leszek Balcerowicz - an SGH graduate and lecturer, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former President of the National Bank of Poland, is considered to be the main architect of the Polish economic transformation after 1989.
  • Professor Danuta Hübner, the first Polish commissioner in the European Commission (for Regional Policy), previously the Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration and the Secretary of the State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, is an SGH graduate and current lecturer.

Admission

LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM FOREIGNERS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO FIRST-DEGREE STUDIES AT THE SGH UNDER RULES OTHER THAN BINDING FOR POLISH CITIZENS

Admission to first-degree studies requires the submission of the following documents:

  1. signed personal questionnaire;
  2. application to the SGH Rector for admission to studies;
  3. Photocopy of passport or other administrative identification document certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland;
  4. photocopy of a visa or a residency card or another document entitling its holder to remain within the territory of the Republic of Poland, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland;
  5. photocopy of the insurance policy in case of illness or a personal accident insurance policy for the period of education in Poland or a European Health Insurance Card, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH, a declaration of a foreigner applying for admission to studies that he/she will take out an insurance with the National Health Fund immediately upon commencing education;
  6. medical certificate confirming lack of contraindications to undertake studies together with a certified translation into Polish, prepared by a certified translator entered in the list of translators by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland or certified by a consul of the Republic of Poland;
  7. 2 current photographs with the size of 37 x 52 mm and 1 full-colour photograph in digital form;
  8. a Polish secondary school-leaving certificate or a certificate or other document obtained abroad, entitling them to apply for admission to studies at universities of all kinds in the country in whose system the institution granting the certificate operates, such certificate being considered equivalent to the Polish secondary school-leaving certificate pursuant to the regulations on nostrification of school certificates and secondary school-leaving certificates obtained abroad or considered equivalent to the Polish secondary school-leaving certificate or considered as entitling its holder to undertake such studies in the Republic of Poland under an international agreement;
    1. legalised or endorsed with an apostille (the legalisation requirement does not apply to the International Baccalaureat and European Baccalaureat diplomas)
    2. certified translation of the certificate into Polish, prepared by a certified translator entered in the list of translators by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland or certified by a consul of the Republic of Poland in office in the country where the document was issued;
    3. certificate confirming the equivalence of the foreign certificate with the Polish secondary school-leaving certificate, issued in conformity with the regulations on the nostrification of school certificates and secondary school-leaving certificates obtained abroad (the above certificate should be submitted within the deadline not exceeding the end of the first semester of studies).

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR STUDIES IN ENGLISH
Foreingers applying for admission to studies conducted in the English language submit a document confirming the knowledge of the English language (one of the listed):

  1. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIB);
  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - at least 87 points in the Internet-Based Test (iBT) version or at least 180 points in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) version;
  3. Spoken English Test (SET) for Business: Stage C "Mastery" level;
  4. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI): English for Business Level 3, English for Business Level 4.
  5. International English Language Testing System IELTS - over 6 points
  6. Certificate, diploma or another document confirming graduation from institution at least on secondary level where classes were conducted in Enligh.
All accepted documents confirming the knowledge of the English language are listed in Annexe no. 2 to the Ordinance of the President of the Council of Ministers dated 16 December 2009 on the mode of conducting the qualification proceedings in civil service (Journal of Laws (Dz.U.) No. 218, item 1695). The above mentioned documents may be submitted in the form of a photocopy of the document, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR STUDIES IN POLISH
Foreigners applying for admission to studies conducted in the Polish language, except the persons referred to studies, submit one of the documents confirming knowledge of Polish:

  1. certificate of completion of a year-long preparatory course for commencing education in Polish, conducted at entities identified by the minister competent for higher education,
  2. holding a certificate of the knowledge of the Polish language, issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language,
  3. qualification test on the knowledge of the Polish language taken at SGH before a commission appointed by the SGH Rector,
  4. Polish secondary school-leaving certificate where studies were conducted in the Polish language,
  5. higher education diploma from university where studies were conducted in the Polish language,
The above mentioned documents may be submitted in the form of a photocopy of the document, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland.
Foreigners holding a Polish Card [Karta Polaka] submit a photocopy of the said document, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or by a consul of the Republic of Poland.
Foreigners of Polish origin pursuant to Article 5 sec. 1-3 of the Act on Repatriation dated 9 November 2000 (uniform text Journal of Laws (Dz.U). of 2004, No. 53, item 532 as amended) submit a photocopy of the decision confirming their Polish origin, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or by a consul of the Republic of Poland.
In the case of foreigners who are to undertake studies on the basis of a referral addressed to the SGH from institutions (the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange (“BUWiWM") or a head of the entity in which the foreigners referred by BUWiWM undertook the preparatory course in the Polish language, authorised by the minister competent for higher education) it is required to submit:
  1. referral from the entity where the foreigner underwent a preparatory course in the Polish language (drafted in conformity with the template established by BUWiWM) together with a photocopy of the letter from BUWiWM to the said entity, confirming the qualification of the foreigner for studies in Poland, or
  2. direct referral from BUWiWM addressed to the SGH.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FROM FOREIGNERS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO SECOND-DEGREE STUDIES AT THE SGH UNDER RULES OTHER THAN BINDING FOR POLISH CITIZENS

Admission to second-degree studies requires the submission of the following documents:

  1. signed personal questionnaire;
  2. application to the SGH Rector for admission to studies;
  3. Photocopy of passport or other administrative identification document certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland;
  4. photocopy of a visa or a residency card or another document entitling its holder to remain within the territory of the Republic of Poland, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland;
  5. photocopy of the insurance policy in case of illness or a personal accident insurance policy for the period of education in Poland or a European Health Insurance Card, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH, a declaration of a foreigner applying for admission to studies that he/she will take out an insurance with the National Health Fund immediately upon commencing education;
  6. medical certificate confirming lack of contraindications to undertake studies together with a certified translation into Polish, prepared by a certified translator entered in the list of translators by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland or certified by a consul of the Republic of Poland;
  7. 2 current photographs with the size of 37 x 52 mm and 1 full-colour photograph in digital form;
  8. a Polish secondary school-leaving certificate or a certificate or other document obtained abroad, entitling them to apply for admission to studies at universities of all kinds in the country in whose system the institution granting the certificate operates, such certificate being considered equivalent to the Polish secondary school-leaving certificate pursuant to the regulations on nostrification of school certificates and secondary school-leaving certificates obtained abroad or considered equivalent to the Polish secondary school-leaving certificate or considered as entitling its holder to undertake such studies in the Republic of Poland under an international agreement;
    1. legalised or endorsed with an apostille (the legalisation requirement does not apply to the International Baccalaureat and European Baccalaureat diplomas)
    2. certified translation of the certificate into Polish, prepared by a certified translator entered in the list of translators by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland or certified by a consul of the Republic of Poland in office in the country where the document was issued;
    3. certificate confirming the equivalence of the foreign certificate with the Polish secondary school-leaving certificate, issued in conformity with the regulations on the nostrification of school certificates and secondary school-leaving certificates obtained abroad (the above certificate should be submitted within the deadline not exceeding the end of the first semester of studies).
  9. a copy of the higher education diploma drafted by a Polish university issuing the said diploma, or a photocopy of the said diploma´s original certified by the SGH or a foreign diploma or another university graduation document authorising its holder to undertake second-degree studies in the country of its issue:
    1. legalised or endorsed with an apostille (original);
    2. certified translation of the foreign diploma into Polish, prepared by a certified translator entered in the list of translators by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland or certified by a consul of the Republic of Poland in office in the country where the diploma was issued;
    3. nostrification certificate or copy of the resolution of the SGH Senate on exempting the foreigner from the nostrification procedure on account of applying for admission to a specific field of second-degree studies at the SGH: in the case of a foreign diploma or document which is not acknowledged under an agreement on mutual recognition of education documents binding on the Republic of Poland (the abovementioned nostrification certificate or copy of the resolution of the SGH Senate should be submitted not later than by the end of the first semester of studies).

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR STUDIES IN ENGLISH

Foreingers applying for admission to studies conducted in the English language submit a document confirming the knowledge of the English language (one of the listed):

  1. Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Certificate in English for International Business and Trade (CEIB);
  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - at least 87 points in the Internet-Based Test (iBT) version or at least 180 points in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) version;
  3. Spoken English Test (SET) for Business: Stage C "Mastery" level;
  4. London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI): English for Business Level 3, English for Business Level 4.
  5. International English Language Testing System IELTS - over 6 points
  6. Certificate, diploma or another document confirming graduation from institution at least on secondary level where classes were conducted in Enligh.

All accepted documents confirming the knowledge of the English language are listed in Annexe no. 2 to the Ordinance of the President of the Council of Ministers dated 16 December 2009 on the mode of conducting the qualification proceedings in civil service (Journal of Laws (Dz.U.) No. 218, item 1695).
The above mentioned documents may be submitted in the form of a photocopy of the document, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR STUDIES IN POLISH

Foreigners applying for admission to studies conducted in the Polish language, except the persons referred to studies, submit one of the documents confirming knowledge of Polish:

  1. certificate of completion of a year-long preparatory course for commencing education in Polish, conducted at entities identified by the minister competent for higher education,
  2. holding a certificate of the knowledge of the Polish language, issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language,
  3. qualification test on the knowledge of the Polish language taken at SGH before a commission appointed by the SGH Rector,
  4. Polish secondary school-leaving certificate where studies were conducted in the Polish language,
  5. higher education diploma from university where studies were conducted in the Polish language,
The above mentioned documents may be submitted in the form of a photocopy of the document, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or a consul of the Republic of Poland.

Foreigners holding a Polish Card [Karta Polaka] submit a photocopy of the said document, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or by a consul of the Republic of Poland.

Foreigners of Polish origin pursuant to Article 5 sec. 1-3 of the Act on Repatriation dated 9 November 2000 (uniform text Journal of Laws (Dz.U). of 2004, No. 53, item 532 as amended) submit a photocopy of the decision confirming their Polish origin, certified for conformity with the original by the SGH or by a consul of the Republic of Poland.

In the case of foreigners who are to undertake studies on the basis of a referral addressed to the SGH from institutions (the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange (“BUWiWM") or a head of the entity in which the foreigners referred by BUWiWM undertook the preparatory course in the Polish language, authorised by the minister competent for higher education) it is required to submit:

  1. referral from the entity where the foreigner underwent a preparatory course in the Polish language (drafted in conformity with the template established by BUWiWM) together with a photocopy of the letter from BUWiWM to the said entity, confirming the qualification of the foreigner for studies in Poland, or
  2. direct referral from BUWiWM addressed to the SGH.

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