Merit-based recruitment process

Language Requirements

How to Apply

Language Requirements

Good command of English is a basic condition for admission to GSSR. If English is not your native language, as part of your application package (see Documents checklist) you must provide the results of a standardized English language proficiency test (see table below for acceptable tests and scoring).

During the interview, 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 English.


Test Type Required Minimum Score/

CEFR level  

(TOEFL) Test of English as a Foreign Language 80
(IELTS) International English Language Test 6.5
 C1 Advanced, formerly (CAE) Cambridge Advanced English Test B
B2 First, formerly (FCE) First Certificate in English B2
C2 Proficiency, formerly (CPE) Cambridge Proficiency Test C
Certificate from university examination B2


If you take the TOEFL or IELTS, please request a copy of your results to be sent directly to GSSR’s Admissions Office. The TOEFL institution code for GSSR is 7962.

If you have completed your studies in English (Bachelor’s or MA degree), you are exempt from providing results of a standardized tests.










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Fax: (+48) 22 826 48 21

The Graduate School
for Social Research,

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