Required documents EU

List of submission documents:

Candidates are requested to submit following documents:

  1. Completed application form to be filled on-line after registration with ASK application system
  2. Certified copy of BArch / MArch Diploma with apostille or legalization (see ad. 2)
  3. English language certificate or min. 2 years of studying in English (more information in Proficiency in English article)
  4. Statement of Objectives
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Two academic references
  7. Official transcripts from academic institution last attended by applicant
  8. Design Portfolio
  9. Proof of payment – all EU candidates must pay standard application fee (150 PLN)

All above documents have to be easily identified with the candidate. Please do not forget to put your name on documents like CV or portfolio.

ad. 1. Application form has to be filled on-line during application process. All citizens of EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland fill the application form in ASK application system

ad. 2. Depending on the country diploma candidates are required to provide legalization of the certificate or diploma together with its copy. The certificate can only be obtained in the country where the document was issued, usually through designated for the Ministry. If the document comes from a country which is not party to the Hague Convention must provide verification. Verification can be achieved only at the Polish Embassy in the country where the document was issued. See details here.

For Bachelor degree studies finished this year the acceptance will be conditional. The certified copy of BArch diploma may be submitted no later than August, 31th, 2017 (27th of Sept for September candidates). In case the certified copy is not submitted the next candidate from the ranking list will take this place.

ad. 3. Applicants from a country where the primary language is not English must demonstrate a certificate confirming knowledge of English language at least on level B2. A passing score must be received by the admission office before the deadline date. Candidates with minimum of two years of university program in English might receive spacial consideration. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make the final decision after the interview of the candidate. More details about English language requirements are available here.

ad. 4. Statement of objectives should be written in prose and shall not exceed one A4 page. It should clearly identify the reasons of studying architecture on the MArch level as well as choosing ASK program and Warsaw Faculty of Architecture. CV should indicate educational, professional, scientific, travel, organizational and any other relevant experience deemed important and appropriate for ASK application process.

ad. 5. STandard CV incl. academic and professional experiences is required.

ad. 6. The applicant must send min. two letters of reference which support the application. At least one of the referees should hold academic position and be well familiar with candidate educational background and suitability. References should be completed in English (if not – appropriate certified translation is required), scanned and sent during application process, also delivered in sealed envelope after acceptance to ASK program.

ad. 7. The applicant must send official transcripts from previous post-secondary institution. If the applicant is currently completing a degree, any acceptance will be conditional on the successful completion of the degree with requirements as noted. However, current transcript of already completed part of program is required. If the academic records are in a language other than English or Polish, the appropriate certified translation is required.

ad. 8. Portfolio should demonstrate candidate’s ability and experience in design appropriate to received degree. It may consist of architectural/urban design course works, other university works, graphic skills, interests, professional practice (if any). The spectrum of presented work may be very wide, the aim is to present the Admission Committee current achievements and thus also premises for future successful studies in the field of architecture. As visual communication is one of the most important skills of architect, the Committee will also pay attention to the form of portfolio in terms of communicativeness and aesthetics. Candidates are encouraged to present architectural/urban projects in the way allowing the reviewers to evaluate the idea of design. While the portfolio can include evidence of digital skills, the uncritical eye-catching renderings or „eye candies” would not be useful.  All work done in collaboration or in university or professional teams should clearly indicate the candidate’s contribution and role.

Portfolio should be prepared in the electronic form as pdf file, A4 page horizontal format. The file size should not exceed 20 MB.

ad. 9. The proof of payment should be scanned and also supplied after preliminary acceptance as original.

All the documents must be submitted via electronic application system, but they have to be delivered as originals at the end of admission process.

In case of any questions please contact us via e-mail: ask.arch@pw.edu.pl