Merit-based recruitment process

Language Requirements

How to Apply

Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those applicants whose first language is not English must submit standardised English language test scores (see the table of accepted tests below). Students who have taken the TOEFL or IELTS should request a copy of their results to be sent directly to the GSSR Admissions Office. The TOEFL institution code for the GSSR is 7962.

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

Non-native applicants who have obtained their first degree from an English-medium university in a country where English is one of the official languages may be exempt from the language testing requirements.

The GSSR reserves the right to request evidence of English language proficiency


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The Graduate School
for Social Research,

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