University admissions and the COVID-19 pandemic

In connection with the ongoing admissions at the Maritime University of Szczecin, please find below some vital information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to inform you that:

  1. the information on our website about the admissions period until 10th July 2020 applies only to the first admissions window. After its completion, the second admissions window will be open and it will last until at least 30th August 2020 (the exact date will be given after the end of the first admissions period). Therefore, if your secondary education certificate will be issued later than usually you will still be able to apply for studies at the Maritime University of Szczecin. However, with regard to the time needed to obtain a visa, we encourage you to assemble the remaining documents as soon as possible in your country. A list of necessary documents can be found here.
  2. Because secondary education certificates will be issued later than usual this year, you may have problems with obtaining an apostille or legalization of the certificate by the end of the admissions process. This deadline may be postponed in exceptional cases and only if we will be able to verify your certificate in another way. Please write to us as soon as you suspect you may have problems with meeting the deadline (please indicate where you come from and when you expect to receive the certificate or if there are problems with legalising your documents).
  3. Please remember that according to the current regulations, foreigners coming to Poland are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine after crossing the border. We will inform you on our website if this rule no longer applies.

    Please send scans (digital versions) of your documents and completed admission application form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If the quarantine does not apply to you and you plan to submit documents in person, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. beforehand and tell us when you would like to visit us - we will give you a proposal for a date and time. This way we will avoid many people gathering at the same time and you will avoid having to wait (important, especially if you would like to talk to us in Russian or English). We want to make the service of the candidates for studies as efficient as possible, but we need your help for that.

    If you are not sure if your application is already complete or you don't know how to fill in the documents, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help you prepare the application. If you already have all the other documents and you only lack the secondary education certificate, please send us the remaining documents by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and when you get the secondary education certificate you will send it to us to complete your application package.
  1. An important element of admissions to degree programmes on Navigation, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Inland Shipping is International Medical Certificate for Service at Sea/ Medical Fitness Certificate for Seafarers in accordance with STCW and MLC (international maritime conventions).

    Usually many candidates come to Szczecin and do these medical examinations for a fee in the university clinic - however, remember that such examinations may also be carried out in other places and countries, provided that they are carried out by an authorised doctor and the examination is conducted in accordance with the rules of the Maritime Labour Convention - the Maritime Labour Convention of 2016 (MLC 2016) and STWC'95. That means you don't have to come to Szczecin to do it.

    You can find a list of authorized doctors in Poland here

    In other countries, please contact your local maritime administration, Ministry of Transport or their equivalents to obtain a list of qualified doctors.