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Biology, studia stacjonarne I stopnia

Organizational unit Wydział Nauk Ścisłych i Przyrodniczych
Field of studies Biology
Form of studies Full-time
Level of education First cycle
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Office opening hours informacje na stronie głównej programu IRK
WWW address https://wnsp.uph.edu.pl
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Study field description

 Studies in biology are aimed at people interested in discovering the secrets of life at all levels of the organization. During the three years of studies ending with obtaining a bachelor's degree, the undergraduate will acquire knowledge in the field of basic biological sciences: botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, animal physiology, plant physiology. Students learn the legal basis of nature protection in Poland and Europe, including the principles of the operation of the network of nature protection Natura 2000 as well as the methods and techniques of biodiversity protection. They also will learn to identify and inventory important habitats in European Community and threatened as well as invasive species of plants, animals, and fungi. They will use various methods and techniques used in field and laboratory research and will become familiar with the operation of advanced research equipment.

 The acquired knowledge, skills and competences will allow the undergraduate to work in research laboratories, in state and local administration offices, in institutions and enterprises whose activities are related to the protection and shaping of the natural environment. After obtaining a bachelor's degree, it will be possible to deepen your knowledge in the second degree of biology studies.

The University reserves the right not to open a department  or specialty when the number of accepted candidates is too low.

Terms of recruitment

Candidate’s final result is a sum of points obtained during secondary school final examinations in two subjects chosen from the following list: biology, chemistry, physics, geography, IT, foreign language, maths. On registering in the IRK system (the Internet Recruitment for Candidates System) the candidate indicates subjects which should be considered for calculating points.

Admission procedure for candidates with ‘new’ matura examinations certificate (from 2005 to 2022)

Admission is based on the result from the written examinations calculated  into points as follows:

• percentage points gained from the subject taken at a basic level where 1% equals 1 point or

• percentage points gained from the subject taken at an extended level and multiplied by 2.

In relation to the above, a candidate may obtain no more than 200 points from one subject. The ‘zwolniony’ (‘exempt’) record on the matura certificate obtained in the external examinations equals to a maximum number of points.

Admission procedure for candidates with "old" matura examinations certificate 

Admission is based on the marks from the written and oral examinations calculated  into points as follows:

- 6,0 – 100 points

- 5,0 – 90 points 

- 4,0 – 70 points 

- 3,0 – 50 points 

- 2,0 – 30 points 

A final result is the sum of points obtained by calculating the marks on a matura examination certificate from a chosen subject. Thus a candidate may obtain no more than 200 points from one subject.

Admission procedure for candidates with foreign secondary school (maturity) certificate 

After candidate’s submission of required documents, the admission board calculates the points/results from the chosen subject taken during the maturity examination, separately for each candidate on the basis of the grading system used valid in the candidate’s country of origin.

The way of calculating the points obtained during the foreign maturity examination is adjusted to the assessment and points calculation system of candidates who took the examination in Poland 

Exemptions from admission procedure 

Central level laureates and finalists of the following contests, i.e  olimpiadas are exempt from admission procedure:

• Olimpiada Biologiczna

• Olimpiada Chemiczna,

• Olimpiada Fizyczna,

• Olimpiada Informatyczna,

• Olimpiada Wiedzy Ekologicznej.

Announcement of results

The results of the recruitment will be available in the IRK account of each registered candidate.

Required documents 

A list of documents required can be downloaded here.

A candidate is obliged to submit all the paper-based documents by the due date. Failure to do so will be understood as a resignation from applying for the study  programme. The documents need to be submitted to Centralny Punkt Obsługi Kandydata- Central  Service Point for Candidates; time and date as specified on the IRK website.


Additional information for candidates 

A tuition fee is required.