Medical University of Bialystok. Requirements.
  • Updated 26.02.2024 by Administrator UMB

    Requirements

     

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    In order to qualify for admittance to the Medical University of Bialystok, each candidate must complete the official admission process via an online registration system (please register with your valid email address which will be used during the entire admission process). In the event of any issue arising from the registration process, please send a message via our online registration system (-->report a problem) or to: admission@umb.edu.pl

    For your application to be evaluated, you have to complete all required steps and press the APPLY button. Application not submitted will not be considered. If you submit your application and will not receive any response within a few days, please write email to admission@umb.edu.pl.

     

    The Medical University of Bialystok does not offer 4-year MD programs taught in English.

     

    6-Year English-Language MD Program Admission Requirements:

    The 6-year MD program is offered for High School graduates who:

    • possess a School Leaving Certificate; the certificate must contain a statement that its holder has the right to apply for a position within a University or Institution of Higher Education. Positive grades in two out of four subjects - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics - must be shown on the certificate.
    • or have passed the Matura Exam (High School Final Exam) in two out of four subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

    Each candidate for a first year is responsible for providing proof of his or her qualifications for admission. Applicants are admitted on the basis of their position on the ranking list of candidates. The position on the ranking list is based on the total amount of points achieved in the following:

    · Part I:

    The number of points calculated from their grades recorded in the official high school transcript/maturity certificate and on the candidate request, grades recorded in other certificates (SAT II subject test exam or other post-graduate university courses). The basis for the conversion will be an internal evaluation system based on public information made available by High School or Ministry of Education from the candidate's country of origin. The minimum number of required points recalculated from the grades must be at least 100*. Two grades out of the following four subjects are required and taken for evaluation: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

    In the event of the applicant being in the final year of study at high school, he or she should provide an official high school transcript showing grades achieved during the winter semester or final grades expected issued by the school authorities. Upon receipt of a high school diploma, the candidate is also under obligation to provide this to the University.

    * in the event of the maximum number of placements not being reached, extended recruitment with a lower point threshold come into operation.

    · Part II:

    The number of points achieved during an interview* based on the candidate's knowledge from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and knowledge of the English language for medical studies and the medical profession - a maximum of 100 points.

    *The candidate may be interviewed by means of electronic communication, provided that all the required documents are presented and the admission fee is paid.

     

    ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

    1. COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM

    An application form should be completed via our online registration system, printed out during the "required documents" step and signed with a hand written signature. It should have candidate’s photograph attached.

    Statement of the legal representative.doc*

    *applies only to candidates for studies who will not be of legal age by the date of the commencement of the academic year to which the recruitment relates.

    2. ORIGINAL SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE/HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, MATRICULATION EXAMINATION

    On your school leaving certificate you need to have at least two out of four subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

    Documents must be presented as originals or true certified copies with legalization or Apostille stamp.

    Apostille

    In case of diplomas issued by school operating in the system of a country which is party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents concluded on 5th October 1961, candidate should submit an Apostille attached to that document issued by the competent authority of the country from which the certificate originates:

    Information on competent authorities 

    The apostille can be placed on original diploma/certificate or on its duplicate, or on a copy of the certificate whose faithfulness to the original has been confirmed by a notary.

    www.hcch.net – valid list of countries – parties to the Hague Convention

    Legalization

    In the case of certificates issued by school operating in the education system of a country which IS NOT a party to the Hague Convention you need to submit the original or a duplicate of a foreign certificate legalised by:

    • a consul of the Republic of Poland based in the county where or in whose education system the certificate has been issued, or;
    • the education authorities of the country where or in whose education system the certificate has been issued, or;
    • a diplomatic representation accredited in the Republic of Poland or in another member state of the European Union, in a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFRA) – party to the contract of European Economic Area (EEA) or in a member state of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    Usually, documents must be authenticated by the competent local authority before you present them to the consul. In most countries authentication is made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice or another central authority of the document's country of origin. The consul will refuse to legalise documents without prior superlegalisation.

    IMPORTANT: If you graduated from school that follows for example the national curriculum of United Kingdom (you received A-level certificate) but the school is located in other country, e.g. Tanzania, then you must have an Apostille from United Kingdom. Similarly, if you graduated from school that follows Indian curriculum (India is a country from which an Apostille is required) and you studied at that school in UAE (a country from which legalization is required), then you must apply for an Apostille from India, not legalization from UAE.

    4. ELIGIBILITY DECLARATION (if School Leaving Certificate does not contain a statement that its holder has the right to apply for a position at a Higher Education Institution) is a declaration clearly stating that the relevant certificate (School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma) entitles the holder to apply for admission to the university or any other higher education institution which grants academic degrees in the country where the certificate was issued.

    This document should be completed and certified (with a signature and official seal) by:

    · the higher educational authorities (e.g. Ministry of Education) of the country, where the certificate was issued, or

    · a consul of the Republic of Poland in the country where the certificate has been issued, or

    · your country's diplomatic mission institution located in Poland

    This document does not apply to prospective students whose School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma already includes such a statement.

    5. HEALTH CERTIFICATE

    This must be submitted on an original health certificate form accessible in online registration system ("required documents" step). SHORT INSTRUCTION TO DOWNLOAD

    This document may be delivered after passed interview.

    6. PHOTOCOPY OF THE APPLICANT'S PASSPORT (page with the picture and personal data)

    7. PHOTOCOPY OF THE APPLICANT'S MEDICAL INSURANCE

    Note: MCAT exam is not a requirement of admission.

    RECOGNITION OF THE DOCUMENTS AT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (KURATORIUM OŚWIATY) IN BIALYSTOK

    Some documents need to undergo nostrification process at the department of education.

    Documents which don’t need to be recognised at the Department of Education issued in the system of education of the following countries:

    Recognition of a certificate or a level of education or the right to continue education is not necessary in case of:

    1. certificates or other documents issued by schools operating in educational systems of EU, OECD or EFTA members, which allow access to higher education institutions in those countries (at present: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia*, Costa Rica**, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America);
    2. IB diplomas (International Baccalaureate) issued by International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva;
    3. EB diplomas (European Baccalaureate) issued by European Schools in accordance with the Convention drawn up in Luxembourg on 21 June 1994;
    4. certificates issued in countries with which Poland has signed bilateral agreements concerning the recognition of education (at present: China, Ukraine); certificates issued under the agreements which expired will still be recognized on the basis of those agreements.

    *Colombia – for documents issued since 27.04.2020

    **Costa Rica – for documents issued since 24.05.2021

    Documents issued in the education system of other countries (not listed above) need to be recognised at the Department of Education. It is mandatory to translate school leaving certificate and eligibility statement into the Polish language.

    The translation into Polish of documents, shall be done or confirmed by:

    a) a person entered on the list of sworn translators by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Poland, or

    b) a person registered as a sworn translator in any EU, OECD or EEA member state, or

    c) the consul of the Republic of Poland having jurisdiction with respect to the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, or

    d) a diplomatic representative or consular office of the state in the territory of which, or in the education system of which, the given certificate was issued, accredited in the Republic of Poland.

    e) If the translation of the documents into Polish causes substantial difficulties, the education superintendent may agree for the applicant to present a translation performed by another entity, provided that the credibility of such entity is beyond reproach.

     

    Our University helps students in submitting the documents to the Department of Education. It is necessary to submit 3 additional original documents: application for recognition, statement and authorisation. They can be downloaded from the website: https://www.umb.edu.pl/en/s,9099/Recognition-Nostrification.

    After the candidate receives the Promissory Letter of Enrollment he or she is under obligation to deliver an original or true certified copies of documents to the Admission Office at the International Cooperation Department.

    Applications or other documents submitted via email will not be considered.

    All documents submitted must be originals or true certified copies. If the documents are not written in English, they must be accompanied by translations (into English or Polish) certified by an approved institution (e.g. the issuing body or a sworn translator). School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma and/ if apply Matriculation Examination originals must be delivered to the Admission Office at the International Cooperation Department prior to the beginning of the preliminary course.

    The true certified copy with an Apostille and originals must be in the same language.

    Attention: The applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered.