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Minor candidates

A ccording to Polish law, a minor candidate is a person who is under 18 at the time of enrollment. The enrollment process in their case is analogous to that of adult candidates, but for enrollment in studies they must provide an additional document - a statutory representative’s declaration of consent (most often it is a parent, in exceptional cases another legal guardian) about the consent to study by the student / ward . On the basis of this document, a minor candidate may sign a personal questionnaire, a statement of knowledge and acceptance of payment conditions for studies, and at the next stages apply for a place in the dormitory or granting financial aid.

ATTENTION! The attachment to the declaration is the minor candidate's birth certificate. If the document is issued in a language other than Polish, it must be translated by a Polish sworn translator.

Who should be present at the enrollment of a minor candidate?

To enroll in studies, a minor candidate should come with a parent / legal guardian who, in person, next to an employee of the University, will sign a declaration of consent to undertake studies.

On the basis of this document, the candidate may personally sign a personal questionnaire and a statement of knowledge and acceptance of payment conditions for studies.

Can a parent / legal guardian enter a minor candidate without his presence?

Yes. In this case, the parent / legal guardian also signs a declaration in the presence of the University employee, and then a personal questionnaire and a statement of knowledge and acceptance of payment conditions for studies

Can an underage candidate come alone to enroll in studies?

Yes. He must then have a declaration signed by one of the parents, and the signature must be certified by a notary public. If it is not a Polish notary, the notary clause must be translated by a Polish sworn translator.

Important! In the case of enrollment for more than one study, a separate declaration is required for each of them

What if neither the candidate nor the parent / legal guardian can come to enroll in studies?

In such a situation, the parent / legal guardian may appoint a representative, who will submit a declaration of consent on his behalf (with the parent's signature certified by a notary public). The representative must have a power of attorney signed by the parent / legal guardian, with the signature certified by a notary public. On the basis of this document, the representative may sign a personal questionnaire and a statement of knowledge and acceptance of payment conditions for studies.

Important! In the case of enrollment for more than one study, a separate declaration and a seperate power of attorney is required for each of them.

Enrolment in person

Files to download

Declaration from a legal representative on the consent to undertake studies by the minor:

  • in Polish;
  • in Polish and in Ukrainian;
  • in Polish and in Russian;
  • in Polish and in English;

Enrolment made by candidate in person - without a parent/legal guardian

  • declaration from a legal representative on the consent to undertake studies by the minor - to be presented during enrolment. The signature of a parent/legal guardian must be certified by a notary public. In the case of international notaries, the notarial clause must be translated by a sworn translator.
  • personal questionnaire - to be signed during enrolment by candidate.
  • declaration of knowledge and acceptance of the conditions for the payment for studies - To be signed during enrolment by candidate
  • birth certificate of a minor candidate - to be presented during enrolment. If a document was issued in a language other than Polish, it must be translated by a Polish sworn translator.
  • power of attorney - not required

Enrolment made by a parent/legal guardian of a candidate - without a candidate

  • declaration from a legal representative on the consent to undertake studies by the minor - to be signed during enrolment by parent/legal guardian
  • personal questionnaire - to be signed by parent/legal guardian during enrolment .
  • declaration of knowledge and acceptance of the conditions for the payment for studies - to be signed by parent/legal guardian during enrolment
  • birth certificate of a minor candidate - to be presented during enrolment. If a document was issued in a language other than Polish, it must be translated by a Polish sworn translator.
  • power of attorney - not required

Enrolment made by a candidate with a parent/legal guardian

  • declaration from a legal representative on the consent to undertake studies by the minor - to be signed during enrolment by parent/legal guardian
  • personal questionnaire - to be signed by candidate during enrolment.
  • declaration of knowledge and acceptance of the conditions for the payment for studies - To be signed by candidate during enrolment
  • birth certificate of a minor candidate - to be presented during enrolment. If a document was issued in a language other than Polish, it must be translated by a Polish sworn translator.
  • power of attorney - not required

Enrolment made by a representative designated by a parent/legal guardian of a candidate

  • declaration from a legal representative on the consent to undertake studies by the minor - To be brought. The signature of a parent/legal guardian of a candidate must be certified by a notary public. In the case of international notaries, the notarial clause must be translated by a sworn translator
  • personal questionnaire - to be signed by representative during enrolment.
  • declaration of knowledge and acceptance of the conditions for the payment for studies - To be signed by representative during enrolment
  • birth certificate of a minor candidate - to be presented during enrolment. If a document was issued in a language other than Polish, it must be translated by a Polish sworn translator.
  • power of attorney - A representative must have a power of attorney signed by a parent/legal guardian of a candidate with a signature certified by a notary public.

Power of attorney:

  • in Polish;
  • in Polish and in Ukrainian;
  • in Polish and in English;
  • in Polish and in Russian.

Correspondence enrolment

Enrolment made by candidate itself by sending scans of document on the given e-mail adress

  • declaration from a legal representative on the consent to undertake studies by the minor - A scanned copy to be sent. A signature of a parent/legal guardian must be certified by a notary public. In the case of international notaries, the notarial clause must be translated by a sworn translator. An original document together with other documents to be submitted in person.
  • personal questionnaire - A scanned copy of a document signed by a candidate to be sent. An original document together with other documents to be submitted in person.
  • declaration of knowledge and acceptance of the conditions for the payment for studies - A scanned copy to be signed and sent back by a candidate upon receipt of a document via e-mail. An original document together with other documents to be submitted in person.
  • birth certificate of a minor candidate - a scanned copy to be sent. If a document was issued in a language other than Polish, it must be translated by a Polish sworn translator. An original document together with other documents to be submitted in person.
  • power of attorney - not required

Doctor of occupational medicine

During classes in some fields of study, students come into contact with factors harmful to health - devices, chemical and biological agents, radiation to a limited extent (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacy, medicine, etc.), some fields require a lot of physical effort (hiking mountains in geography). To ensure the safety of students, the university directs candidates for studies to a doctor of occupational medicine, who checks whether the candidate's health condition allows them to participate in classes where such harmful factors occur.

Information on medical care for minor patients can be found here (in Polish Language only).

Medical Health insurance

Each student who does not have Polish citizenship at the time of undertaking studies must have a health insurance policy valid for a minimum of one year of study or sign an agreement with the National Health Fund (NFZ), which provides medical care, both for general practitioners and specialists, and, if necessary, hospital treatment. To get access to such benefits, you must sign an agreement with a branch of the National Health Fund and pay a monthly premium. Foreigners with a valid Pole's Card or documented Polish origin may be insured by the university if they sign a contract with the National Health Fund and register it with the Department of Student Affairs (Czapskich 4 street, room 8) in the same month.

Address of the NHF branch in Krakow:

Wadowicka 8W
30-415 Kraków
phone no. +48 12 298 84 04

An insurance policy or a contract with the National Health Fund for a minor must be signed by a parent / legal guardian.

Medical care

Information on medical care for minor patients can be found here (in Polish lanuguage only).

Dormitories

Administrators of the dormitory may require a declaration of the legal guardian of a minor student regarding the data of an adult person who will be taking care of the student in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Apartment

If, during studies, a minor student will live in an apartment rented on the free market, the rental agreement must be signed by his parent / legal guardian.

Bank account

During your stay in Poland, you should think about opening a bank account. Many of them offer students discounts and benefits. Setting up an account is associated with signing a contract that must be signed for a minor by a parent / legal guardian.

The card of the Polish mobile operator

If an underage student has a subscription to a Polish telephone number or Internet access, the agreement must be signed on his behalf by a parent / legal guardian. In the case of prepaid phones, the number can be registered by a person over 13 years of age.