Merit-based recruitment process

Language Requirements

How to Apply

Language Requirements

Knowledge of the English language is one of the basic conditions for admission to the doctoral studies at GSSR. During the individual interviews each candidate has to display a level of knowledge of the English language allowing them to conduct research and take part in classes held in that language.

Test Type Minimum Score Required
(TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language (internet-based) 80
(IELTS) International English Language Test 6.5
(CAE) Cambridge Advanced English Test B
(CPE) Cambridge Proficiency Test C


Exceptions from the Language Requirements

Candidates should have passed one of the following tests of language abilities in English:

Candidates who at the time of interview have not passed one of these tests may take a test of English arranged at the School. Applicants should bear in mind that this could take place on a different day from the interview, which for foreign candidates could mean a stay of several extra days.

The next English Entrance Examination will take place at the GSSR on: To be announced


Phone: (+48) 22 828 80 09

Fax: (+48) 22 826 48 21

The Graduate School
for Social Research,

Staszic Palace,
Nowy Świat 72,
00-330 Warsaw,