Registration from 28 August to 4 September 2020

Admission of international students to programmes in English

Go to the Polish website to apply for programmes in Polish


  • Step 1: Register online by 4 September 2020

    1. Create your account in the online registration system (IRK)

    You will receive all messages related to the admission process into your IRK account. You should also use it to communicate with us and ask any questions you may have regarding the admission process.

    2.   Upload the required documents:
    –    diploma of higher education (at least Bachelor's level - check your qualification) with diploma supplement/transcript of records – one pdf file, max 3 MB
    –    English certificate, at least B2 level (check the list of acceptable documents)
    –    passport or ID (max. 3 MB)
    –    passport photo (max. 3 MB)

    3. Pay the PLN 100 application fee (into the individual bank account specified in your IRK account)

    Selected candidates will be invited to online admission interviews. 

  • Step 2: Upload your portfolio by 8 September 2020

    After you have registered and paid the application fee by 4 September, you will receive access to an online folder where you should upload your portfolio (one pdf file, max 3 MB - check the portfolio information).
    The upload will be possible from 31 August to 8 September 3 pm CET.

    Important: the individual link you will receive is for your use only. Do not disclose it to anyone.
    To upload your portfolio you must have a Google account. If you already have one, you can use it,
    or you can use the temporary Google account in the AFA domain that will be available for you during the admission process.

    Login: your
    Password: your PESEL
    *If you do not have a PESEL number, use your date of birth in the format: DDMMYYYY (D-day, M-month, Y-year).

    After you open the link you received through your IRK account, you can log into your temporary Google account using the credentials above.

  • Step 4: Online interviews 11 September 2020

    Make sure you have a stable Internet connection, and your camera and microphone are working properly. Prepare your ID.
    During the interview you will be asked to share your screen to show your presentation.

    Join the ‘waiting room’ videoconference 30 minutes before your scheduled interview; you will have a chance to test your connection and solve any technical issues before your interview starts.

    Check the interview requirements for your chosen programme.



  • Pay the tuition fee by 29 September 2020

    Submit the „Declaration to undertake studies“ (download from your account in the registration system)
    Pay the tuition fee for the semester in the amount of PLN 11,500.00 into the individual bank account specified in your registration account.


  • Enrolment 15-29 September 2020

    After you are admitted, on your arrival in Katowice you will need to present the following original documents (uploaded previously):

    1. declaration to undertake studies
    2. your higher education diploma; the diploma must be translated into Polish or English and legalized or apostilled (except for documents issued in the EU, EEA, OECD countries);
    3. authorization to submit the documents - if your documents are submitted by someone else
    4. your English certificate

  • Medical certificate by 1 October 2020

    Before the classes begin, you must submit a doctor's certificate that your health does not prevent you from studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.
    The medical check must be done in a specific clinic in Katowice; please collect your referral to the doctor from the Faculty of Design office as soon as you arrive.

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