Faculty of Biology

Level of studies: second-cycle studies
Type of studies: full-time
Duration: 2 years
Language of instruction: Polish
Professional title: master (magister)
Educational profile: general academic

Joint programme conducted by Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poznań University of Medical Science, Poznań University of Physical Education and Poznań University of Life Science

About the programme

Admission to the programme

Admission schedule

Admission procedure has not started yet.

Enrollment start date

Detailed admission rules

Variant 1

for graduates of first-cycle studies in neurobiology

Elements of selection procedure Minimum
Weight of
1) grade point average obtained during the studies - 5 7.5 37.5
2) grade in diploma examination - 5 2.5 12.5
Maximum number of points to be scored during the selection procedure 50

Variant 2

for graduates (at least with a bachelor's degree) in any programme. Persons admitted to studies who are not graduates of biological or medical sciences will be obliged to supplement the missing learning outcomes in the form of classes worth a maximum of 15 ECTS points.

Elements of selection procedure Minimum
Weight of
1) interview 26 50 1 50
Maximum number of points to be scored during the selection procedure 50

Ad 1. Additional information:

An interview, assessed on a scale of 0-50 points, checking the candidate's level of knowledge in the field of biological basis of the functioning of the nervous system, proficiency in the use of English and the candidate's motivation to undertake studies.The interview takes place before the recruitment committee of the Faculty of Biology of Adam Mickiewicz University with the participation of examiners from the Faculty of Medicine of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences,  the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Physical Education and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the Poznań University of Life Sciences.Successful completion of the interview means obtaining a minimum of 26 points.

Topics for the interview:

1. Basics of cell biology.

2. Basic issues in the field of genetics.

3. Basics of the structure and function of nerve cells.

4. Basics of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.

5. Basic issues regarding the structure and functions of sense organs.

Selection procedure steps

Variant selection

Selection procedure steps depend on admission variant.

List of documents

Set of documents

  • photo file which will be used when generating the personal questionnaire
  • a scan of university diploma
  • scan of the diploma supplement or certificate from university including information on grade average calculated in accordance with the granting institution regulations (applies to recruitment in variant 1)
  • scan of the supplement to the higher education diploma, or — if the candidate does not have the document yet upon registration — scan of certificate issued by the granting institution, confirming passing the final examination (diploma examination), including information on their final examination grade (applies to recruitment in variant 1)

Medical certificate

In the case of this programme the candidate must present a medical certificate on lack of health-related contraindications to study, certified by an occupational medicine physician.

The medical certificate is required only from candidates admitted to the programme and should be submitte in the dean’s office at the beginning of the academic year. Referral to the medical examination is sent via the AMU Department of Education upon the candidate’s admission to the programme.

Preparation of the documents

During the recruitment process, candidates do not submit any paper documents.

Each of the required documents should be scanned to a separate file in PDF format. A document (e.g. certificate or diploma) that has more than one page should be scanned into one multi-page PDF file.

Scanning documents can be carried out on its own with the use of a scanner or with the use of dedicated applications for devices with Android or iOS. The document scanning service is also available at most copy shops.

Attestation of documents

Document attestation is a process in which an employee of the University confirms the compliance of the attached scans of documents with their original (paper) version. Attestation of the document by AMU consists in submitting (for inspection) the original document at the Student Office at the Faculty at the beginning of the academic year.

Polish language command (B2 level)

Foreigners applying for admission to this field of study are required to attach a document confirming knowledge of the Polish language at the B2 level (see the list of accepted documents).

A candidate who does not have an appropriate document is obliged to take a Polish language proficiency test (online test).

Documents obtained abroad

Candidates with documents obtained abroad also provide:

  • a scan of a foreign document, which is legalized or accompanied by an apostille, entitling the candidate to take up higher education studies in the country where the document was issued
  • a scan of translation of the document into the language of the studies undertaken by the candidate, performed by a sworn translator entered into the list of sworn translators maintained by the Polish Minister of Justice, or certified by a Polish consul in the country where the document was issued
  • a certificate of recognition of a foreign certificate as equivalent to Polish Matura certificate issued by a competent Board of Education – if the foreign certificate is not recognized, by virtue of law or under international agreements, as a document entitling to commence higher education studies in Poland
  • a scan of a document confirming the entitlement to study tuition-free – in the case of the foreigners concerned

Online Admissions System 2024/2025