Second cycle (Master’s) programmes

Admission of part-time programme

Brief information

Second cycle programme (MA) lass four semesters, in order to obtain the degree students need to prepare and defend their Master thesis.

CUE offers the following part-timeMaster’s programme:

  1. Corporate Finance and Accounting
  2. Global Finance and Accounting
  3. International Business

Part-time (evening) program mes are held from Friday (after 3.30 pm) till Sunday – 3-day sessions (an average of 7-8 session during one semester)

The launching of the programme is conditioned by anappropriate number of candidates.

Main Building, rooms 107-108, phone: +48 (12) 293 56 28, 293 54 25, e-mail: The Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 14.00 (excluding Wednesdays).

Admission – general info

Applicants for Master’s program mes should hold the degree of Master’s, Bachelor’s, Engineer, or an equivalent degree.

Admission of candidates is based on average grades in examinations and credit obtained in the course of attending Bachelor’s (or equivalent) long-cycle programmes.

Candidates applying for admission to studies may apply to any number of major programmes, in accordance with the requirements set out below, but they may be admitted only to one major. Candidates are obliged to prioritise major programmes from the most preferred to the least preferred one. Admission to one of the programmes indicates that a candidate is not admitted to others.


Foreign candidates who hold the above mentioned degree from outside of Poland may apply for Master’s program mes at CUE Orly if their  diploma has been legalized and entitles to apply for Master’s programmes in the country of issue.

In order to verify if the above mentioned diploma issued outside of Poland entitles to apply for Master studies in Poland, it’s necessary to send the following documents to the Unit for Teaching Administration ( copy of the diploma and transcript of records translated into Polish.

Please note that the launching of the programme is conditioned by an appropriate number of candidates.

Any further information about admission process is available AT CUE’s Unit for Teaching Administration, Kraków, ul. Rakowicka 27, Main Building, rooms 107-108, phone: +48 (12) 293 56 28, 293 54 25, e-mail:

More information about studies held in English (description of major of study, programmes of study) is available at International Programmes Office, / – e-mail:

Application process/Required documents

STEP 1: from 06.06.2022 to 18.09.2022

1. open your account on Internetowa Rekrutacja Kandydatów IRK (Online Candidate Admissions)

2. send to the Teaching Department ( or the copies of the following documents:

  • diploma of completing first cycle studies, or a certificate of completing studies
  • diploma supplement
  • translation of the diploma and supplement into the Polish language (if you posses it)
  • a copy of your passport (page with a photo)
  • a copy of additional document – check what documents are required
  • English certificateit does not apply to citizens of EU memberstates, holderds of the Card of the Pole, holders of the permanent residenceorlong-term EU residence

3. make payment of the admission fee (amount and individual account number available on your IRK account)


Make sure you meet qualification requirements – remember that only properly completed and paid-for forms are considered in the admissions process!


After the announcement of the list of candidates eligible for admission on 23 September 2022, persons expressing their will to undertake studies at the CUE shall submit the following documents from 24 September to 27 September 2022 (Saturday, Monday, Tuesday):

Submitting following documents:

  1. Undergraduate (Bachelor) studies certificate (Legalised, translated) – original and copy
  2. Supplement or Transcript of Records for the whole period of Bachelor level studies (Legalised and translated) – original and copy
  3. The certificate confirming tha tthe candidate’s Bachelor’s Diploma allows him/her to undertake Master’s studies in the country of issue.
  • Such certificate may be issued by the equivalent of Ministry of Education („Ministerstwo Oświaty”) in a given country (in that case this dokument should be translated into Polish by a certified translator)
  1. A copy of additional document – check what document is required
  2. Proof of English language competence: English certificate (original and copy)  – it does not apply to citizens of EU member states, holderds of the Card of the Pole, holders of the permanent residence or long-term EU residence
  3. Printout of personal questionnaire – from Online Candidate Admissions
  4. Personal questionnaire (download the form)
  5. Copy of passport/ID Card (page with photograph)
  6. Statement about citizenship (download the form)

NOTE: Another person maysubmitdocuments on behalf of the candidate. In such a case authorisation is required (download the form)


By 14.10.2022, admitted persons shall deliver:

Student electronic card will be issued after submission of the documents required in the step 3.


Documents required at the second step should be delivered in a special file folder which a candidate receives upon submitting documents.

Failure to submit dokuments required in step 2 is regarded as a candidate’s resignation from undertaking studies, resulting in the removal of a candidate from the list of persons qualified for admission.

Rejection decisions can be appealed to the Rector.

A candidate who is a student of the second cycle programme of a given major at the Cracow University of Economics may not apply for admission to the same major programme.

More information is available at CUE’s Unit for Teaching Administration, Kraków, ul. Rakowicka 27, Main Building, rooms 107-108, phone: +48 (12) 293 56 28, 293 54 25,  e-mail: The Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 14.00 (excluding Wednesdays).

Application fee

Candidates shall make payment of application fees. In the academic year 2022/23 the fee is:

  • Application fee: 85 PLN for each chosen study programme

Depending on the number of study programmes, the system will calculate an appropriate amount of application fee.

The amount of application fee paid by a candidate must comply with the number of chosen study programmes! Otherwise, unpaid study programmes will not be considered in the admissions process.


  1. Payments should be made into individual account numbers generated in Internetowa Rekrutacja Kandydatów/ IRK – Online Candidate Admissions/.
  2. Only admission fees should be paid into an account generated in the IRK system. Payments for tuition, student residence halls or student IDs shall be made into another account. No application fee payments should be made into an IRK account belonging to another candidate.
  3. We advise you that the confirmation of the payment of your application fee will be displayed on your IRK account within 3 working days after the date of the transfer of funds.
  4. It is recommended that due amounts be transferred via a system that guarantees a prompt transfer of funds. Payments made on the last day of registration shall be considered eligible for the admission process.
  5. You are requested NOT to use cash deposit machines on CUE campus – they will not be paid into individual accounts or displayed in the IRK system!


Fees for Bachelor’s and Master’s studies held in English

All students enrolled in the studies held in English at a Bachelor’s and Master’s level are liable to payment of tuition fees. The tuition fees are the same for Bachelor’s and Master’s level.


Full-time studies:

· Tuition fee: 5500 PLN per semestr

The total fee is payable for the first semester, while payments in instalments are accepted for subsequent semesters.

· Student electronic card: 22 PLN


Part-time studies:

· Tuition fee: 5500 PLN per semestr

The total fee is payable for the first semester, while payments in instalments are accepted for subsequent semesters.

· Student electronic card: 22 PLN


Please state the title of payment: your name, surname and your individual application form number.

Important information

Legalisation of foreign documents of education

Legalisation is the certification of a document’s formal conformity with the law binding in the place of its issue or of the authenticity of the seals and signatures placed on the document. Legalisation of a document by the relevant authorities in the country in which it was issued increases its credibility.

1. Legalisation with Apostille

If a country in which a given document was issued is a party to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, concluded in The Hague, the document’s legalisation is replaced by an Apostille certificate attached to it. The list of countries – parties to the Convention and the institutions authorised to issue the Apostille is available here:

2. Normal Legalisation

If a country in which a given document was issued is not a party to the aforementioned Convention, the document’s legalisation remains the responsibility of a Polish consular office in that country. Depending on the type of a document, Polish consular offices will use one of the three categories of legalisation clauses: full legalisation, standard legalisation, authentication.

More information about legalization or apostille is available here:

The list of Poland’s missions abroad is available at:

 Translation by a sworn translator

All official documents issued abroad should be translated into Polish by:

  • a Polish sworn translator registered on the list of translators published by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Poland

The list of Polish sworn translators may be found here:

  • the consul of the Republic of Poland in the country in which documents were issued
  • a person registered as a sworn translator in an EU member state, an EFTA member state, an EEA member state, or an OECD member state.
  • an accredited diplomatic representative to Poland, or the consular office of the country in whose territory, or within whose educational system the documents in question were issued

More information about the Recognition of Academic Qualifications may be found:

– on the website of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education:

– on the ENIC-NARIC network website:

Health insurance:

All foreign students should have an insurance policy for sickness and accident in Poland. Such a policy should cover at least the first year of studies, amounting to 30,000 EUR for medical treatment throughout the insured period.

An insurance policy can be confirmed in the following way:

    1. an insurance policy with Narodowy FunduszZdrowia NFZ, ul. Wadowicka 8W Kraków (the National Health Fund)
  • The holders of the Card of the Pole admitted to studies should sign a contract with NarodowyFunduszZdrowia, and submit its copy to DziałNauczania(Unit for Teaching Administration) and DziałSprawBytowych (Unit for Student Living Issues).
  • Persons who are not holders of the Card of the Pole may sign a contract with NarodowyFunduszZdrowiaand make premium payments on their own. A copy of a contract along with payment confirmations should be submitted to DziałNauczania.


To sign a contract with NFZ (the National Health Fund), a student needs the following documents: a certificate confirming admission to studies, PESEL number, a document confirming a student’s residence (e.g. a residence hall).

In the case of the holders of the Card of the Pole or the decision confirming Polish descent, an NFZ premium can be paid by the university.

Prior to a visit to NarodowyFunduszZdrowia, please check what documents are required for applying for an insurance policy.

The necessity to check required documents applies, in particular, to persons under age!

  1. An insurance policy covering the costs of medical treatment in Poland in the amount of 30,000 EUR.

An insurance policy issued abroad must be translated into the Polish language.

  1. A certificate issued by an employer, confirming the payment of a premium.
  2. European Health Insurance Card (in respect of EU citizens)

Legalization of stay:

All foreign students who wish to study in Poland are required to legalize their stay.

–  The citizens of the EU and Switzerland are only required to register their stay;

–  Non-EU foreigners must hold an entry visa or a temporary stay permit.

Online Candidate Admissions/Internetowa Rekrutacja Kandydatów