International Relations – Graduate Programme

 

„We have the opportunity to go abroad to renowned universities, as well as learn foreign languages such as Chinese or Arabic.”

Paula Sieracka, student of International Relations

Duration of study: 4 semesters (full-time and part-time).
Studies in Polish.
Tution fee: 1,500 PLN per semester (part-time) – see Tuition fees schedule.

Contact: Małgorzata Koralewska, tel.61 829 65 18,
e-mail: koralik@amu.edu.pl

 

For whom?

If you are an undergraduate in International Relations or related subjects, this is the ideal major for you! It will be a great opportunity to deepen your knowledge of international relations on unique specialisations such as The Middle East and Southeast Asia.

International Relations combine theory with practice, which will allow you to find yourself in a difficult and rapidly changing labour market. With the expertise, you will gain during the lectures and practical skills obtained during the workshops, exercises and internships will allow you to be mobile and competitive.

Prof. Przemysław Osiewicz, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

The AMU Faculty of Political Science and Journalism offers students an enriching experience where they will expand their horizons intellectually, culturally, and personally. In the classroom, International Relations students attend stimulating classes where they collaborate with peers, participate in engaging group discussions, and learn from experienced faculty. Both students and faculty bring their expertise into the classroom and onto campus, facilitating a learning environment that pushes students to constantly challenge big ideas with experience and practice.  What’s more, students, faculty, and staff regularly engage with the local community through learning, research, and service. Thanks to that students can attend events with speakers who come from the top of their fields, across all sectors of foreign affairs.

Career

After completing this course, our students can plan their future work in diplomatic and consular offices, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other public institutions. The broad spectrum of subjects will prepare you to work in both government institutions and international corporations. We focus on comprehensive development and your ability to work in the changing market. We will present you ways how to obtain European funds and open your own business.

Specialistations

Southeast Asia

“Made in China” – the region of South East Asia is becoming even more internationally significant, in culture, politics and economy. During these studies, you will learn about the specifics of socio-political and economic development in this region of the world, as well as political systems, business practice, religion and culture of contemporary Asia. Thanks to practical communication skills, as well as Chinese language classes, you will become an attractive candidate for companies doing business in this region of the world.

Middle East

We are the only faculty in Poland which runs this specialisation. The great advantage of this specialisation is the broad scientific contacts in the countries of the Middle East. Thanks to these contacts, you will be able to take advantage of the special scholarship offer. In addition, we have a very rich collection of the latest literature on the Middle East, both in Polish and English. Studies in this specialisation are a great opportunity to get to know the functioning conditions of the Middle East, meet fascinating people, participate in interesting activities and events with diplomats from countries from that region. A big plus of this course is Arabic language classes.

Diplomacy and Consular Relations

Working in diplomacy is a dream for many people. By choosing this specialisation you will find out how to develop relationships between people from different cultures and prepare diplomatic correspondence. You will learn the rules of diplomatic and consular law, get to know and practice the rules of diplomatic protocol, the rules of behaviour during official meetings, parties and informal business contacts. Learn how to operate modern foreign affairs ministries and with these practical skills, you will be able to independently prepare an official visit abroad, even in the farthest corners of the world.

The World Economy and International Business

In today’s globalised world, an increasingly important role is the transnational corporations and “big business”. By choosing this specialisation, you will learn how to draw up business contracts bearing the required clauses and get to know the rules of international trade law and trade in services. You will learn how to negotiate a contract in international business, as well as gain practical skills which will enable you to effectively expand a product in the foreign market. Thanks to the practical classes, you will understand the functioning of international financial markets and you will create a strategy to enter the foreign market.

 

Join us!

Application procedure:

  • option available to candidates who are eligible to study under the regime applicable to Polish citizens
  • option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens

Application criteria – option available to candidates who are eligible to study under the regime applicable to Polish citizens– studies pursued in Polish (https://rejestracja.amu.edu.pl/Strona/Matrix/kandydaci/cudzoziemcy) you can choose this option if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • you are in possession of a valid Polish Citizen Card or
  • you are a citizen of an EU member state, EFTA member state (party to the EEC Agreement or Swiss Confederation, i.e. Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland) or you are a family member of such citizen or
  • you hold a valid permit to settle in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you have a valid refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland or
  • you are under temporary protection scheme in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you are a migrant employee and citizen of an EU member state, EFTA member state (party to the EEC Agreement or Swiss Confederation, i.e. Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland or Switzerland or you are a family member of such person on condition that such person lives in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you hold a long term resident permit of European Communities in the territory of the Republic of Poland or
  • you hold a temporary residence permit issued in the territory of the Republic of Poland in connection with the circumstances stipulated in Article 53(1)(7, 13 and 14) of the Act on Foreigners of 13 June 2003 (Dz.U. <Journal of Laws> No 128, item 1175, as amended), or
  • you have been granted subsidiary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland

Candidates eligible to apply under this procedure must submit recruitment documents as stipulated in the AMU Senate Resolution on the application procedure – first year full time and extra mural studies and register at System Internetowej Rekrutacji by the deadlines stipulated in the recruitment time table for a given academic year and also pay the admission fee. Results of final examinations taken and passed abroad and expressed in the grading scale used by the foreign educational institution are converted proportionally to the grading scale applied in Poland at the new final examination (matura) and in compliance with the admission criteria of a given faculty.

NOTE:

  • Foreign candidates can apply to study any courses offered at bachelor and master degree programmes on condition that they have a command of Polish (the language of instruction). Candidates who do not have the command of Polish can enrol in a year-long intensive Polish language course (http://www.schoolpl.amu.edu.pl/go.php/en.html)
  • Studies in English under the regime applicable to Polish citizens are possible on condition that the candidates register at System Internetowej Rekrutacji, where a selection can be made from a list of available options (https://kandydaci.amu.edu.pl/Site/UtworzKonto/Oczekiwanie)
  • Studies in a foreign language
  • Foreigners wishing to take up a different course in a foreign language must take the option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens
  • Full-time study is tuition free. If foreign students take part in other forms of study, which are not tuition free, e.g. extra-mural studies, post-diploma studies, courses taught in foreign languages, they pay fees in the same amount as those paid by citizens of the Republic of Poland

Holders of valid Polish Citizen Cards and citizens of member states of the EU, EFTA-EEC and Switzerland, who have decided to study in Poland, are free to choose the application procedure.

B. Application criteria – option available to candidates who are not eligible to study under the regime applied to Polish citizens you can choose this option if you are:

  1. a holder of scholarships granted by Poland
    Candidates for scholarships granted by Poland are nominated, as stipulated in international agreements, by Polish or foreign diplomatic missions or respective institutions in their countries responsible for international academic exchange. Candidates of Polish origin applying for scholarship granted by Poland report to a consular office in their place of residence.
  2. a holder of a scholarship granted by the sending party; tuition free studies
  3. not eligible for scholarship and want to pursue tuition free studies
    Option available to foreigners of countries with which Poland signed inter-government agreements or aid programme agreements. Candidates apply through relevant institutions of their countries or Polish diplomatic or consular offices. Foreigners pay the tuition but receive no scholarship from the Polish government. They pay all the costs related to their study in Poland, which amount to more than 300 euro a month.
  4. if you want to pursue tuition paid studies
    The admission decision is made by the end of July by the Deputy President for Student Affairs upon the examination of the submitted documents and when a recruitment fee of 50 euro has been paid by the candidate.
    Tuition fees depend on the degree programme followed and range from 2500 to 4000 euro per year. Foreigners of Polish origin commencing studies taught in Polish are granted a 30% discount.
    Students taking courses taught in English or other languages pay a fee.

Dział Nauczania UAM
ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1
61-712 Poznań
Room 25, ground floor
Tel.+48 61 829 4366, +48 61 829 4375
E-mail:
Ms. Natalia Kondziela: knatalia@amu.edu.pl;

Ms. Katarzyna Blaszka: katbla@amu.edu.pl