Medical University of Lublin

Admission Requirements and Procedures

List of documents for your application:












  1. Signed personal questionnaire from the electronic system.

  2. Original or certified copy of High School Diploma and transcript of grades (if you do not hold IB diploma or EB diploma and your high school diploma was issued outside of EU, OECD or EFTA, please see the information concerning nostrification).

  3. Certified passport copy.

  4. 1 printed photograph.

  5. Health certificate. 


  7. Hepatitis B vaccination certificate.

  8. Health insurance policy.

  9. English Language Certificate (if required).



  1.  Complete and signed application form.

  2. Original or certified copy of High School Diploma and transcript of grades (if you do not hold IB diploma or EB diploma and your high school diploma was issued outside of EU, OECD or EFTA, please see the information concerning nostrification ).

  3. Certified passport copy.

  4. 1 printed photograph.

  5. Health certificate. 


  7. Hepatitis B vaccination certificate.

  8. Health insurance policy.

  9. English Language Certificate (if required).

  10. Original college transcripts (if applicable).

  11. Original or certified copy of college diploma                 (if applicable).

  12. MCAT score sheet not older than from 2017               (if applicable).

  13. BMAT score sheet not older than from 2017




All the submitted documents should be originals or certified copies (i.e. originally sealed and signed by the eligible institution/person).

 If the documents are not in English, translations must be attached (into English or Polish) certified by an approved institution (e.g. the issuing body or a sworn translator).


The MD program at the Medical University of Lublin can also fit students/candidates who have completed their pre-medical education at other Universities or Colleges. The decision about the advanced placement of candidates shall be made individually by the decision of the admission committee.

Direct application rules for admission

ONLINE APPLICATION  will open on April 24, 2020 and end on July 5, 2020


All scans of documents have to be uploaded until July 5, 2020 in order to be eligible for admission.

  The application process will start on April 24 and end on July 31, 2020

In order to be eligible for admission candidates must obtain at least 60% of all admission points [180 points]. After creating an account, making the payment of the application fee and uploading the documents please wait for the results or come for the entrance exam if needed. Please see the section ‘Do I take the entrance exam?’ below. All candidates have to upload the scans of their official high school diplomas with grades as it is the only way to check the authenticity of these grades. If you apply for two programs please note that you need to pay the application fee for both of them. The results will be published on July 17, 2020. There will be one list for all candidates.


In case of not filling all available seats the additional application process will take place between August 1 and September 30, 2020.

In order to be eligible for admission candidates must obtain at least 50% of all admission points [150 points]. Please see the section ‘Do I take the entrance exam?’ below.

Nostrification Information

Recognition of certificates or the level of education or rights to continue education or the right to continue education is not necessary in case of: 

  1. certificates or other documents issued by schools operating in educational systems of EU, OECD or EFTA members, which allow access to higher education institutions in those countries;
  2. IB diplomas (International Baccalaureate) issued by International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva
  3. EB diplomas (European Baccalaureate) issued by European Schools in accordance with the Convention drawn up in  Luxembourg on 21 June 1994;
  4. certificates issued in countries with which Poland has signed bilateral agreements concerning the recognition of education (certificates issued under the agreements which expired will still be recognized on the basis of those agreements).

More information at: Ministry of Science and higher Education  [Polish only]


All other high school diplomas have to be recognized in Poland, therefore you need to provide the university with: 

  1. Original certificate/diploma or its certified duplicate legalized by:
  • Polish consul in the country where certificate was issued or in the country in which educational system a school operates;
  • educational authorities in the country where a certificate was issued or in the country in which educational system a school operates;
  • an embassy or consulate of the country where certificate was issued or in the country in which educational system a school operates located in Poland or in other EU, EFTA or OECD country;
  • if a certificate was issued by a country – party to the Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, an original certificate, its duplicate or a certified copy with an Apostille placed on it or attached to any of those documents must be submitted.
  1. Translation into Polish of the certificate/diploma presented in a foreign language done by:
  • a Polish sworn translator, or
  • a sworn translator registered in any of EU, EFTA or OECD country, or
  • a Polish consul in the country where the certificate was issued, or
  • an embassy or consulate of the country which issued the certificate or in which educational system the school operates located on the territory of Poland.


All further details concerning the nostrification can be found at:,Recognition-of-certificates.html

Regulations by the Rector and Resolutions of the Senate of the Medical University of Lublin

Do I take the entrance exam?

Requirements for EU, OECD, EFTA graduates and holders of IB/EB diploma

If a candidate has graduated from high school in one of the countries belonging to EU, OECD, EFTA or is a holder of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma, they do not take entrance exam to the Medical University of Lublin. Evaluation is performed on the basis of their high school diploma or the confirmation of the final secondary examination. The subjects required for admission are Biology and two subjects out of the following: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The grades/results for these subjects will be calculated into admission points as per the information attached below. The maximum number of points for all three subjects taken into consideration is 300. 

Tables presenting how to calculate points required for the admission on the basis of high school results from different countires


Requirements for graduates from out of EU, OECD, EFTA

If a candidate has graduated from high school in a country not belonging to EU, OECD, EFTA and is not a holder of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma, they need to take entrance exam to the Medical University of Lublin. The subjects required during the exam are Biology and two subjects out of the following: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. The grades/results for these subjects are not required on the high school diploma. The maximum number of points for all three subjects taken into consideration during the exam is 300.

 EU OECD EFTA - the list of countries

Entrance exam – general information



Each candidate should arrive at the examination venue at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the examination.

 To be allowed into the exam, candidates need to have a valid ID with photograph (passport, driver’s license, etc.) and be included in the list of reviewed candidates.


No additional time will be granted for late comers.

 Please make sure before the exam that you know how to find the exam venue.

 1. The entrance examination consists of 100 MCQ questions:


  • biology – 40,
  • mathematics– 30,
  • physics – 30,
  • chemistry – 30.

2. Each question has 5 answers, but only one is correct.

3. The maximum number points amounts to 300 - every correct answer gives 3 points.

4. The examination lasts 45 minutes for each subject:

5. A candidate who is late more than 15 minutes for a particular part will not be allowed to sit for examination.

6. Candidates are permitted to take the following items into examination:

- pens and pencils

- water

basic calculator

 7. Candidates are not permitted to take the following items into examination:

- advanced calculator

- bags (including handbags)

- wallets

- food

- mobile phones, mp3 players and other electronic devices, watches

- books and any dictionaries

Topics for the entrance exam







  • The role of chemistry in biology (including biological macromolecules and lipids, the molecules of life, the energy of life).
  • Cell biology: cell structure and function, the fundamental units of life, cell membranes, cellular signaling, cellular messaging, cell respiration, mitosis  - the key roles of cell division.
  • The genetic basis of life: meiosis, mendelian genetics, chromosomes, nucleic acids and inheritance, expression of genes, the flow of genetic information (transcription, translation, mutations), control of gene expression, DNA technology, the evolution of genomes (different genomes; noncoding DNA; multigene families; duplication, rearrangement, and mutation of DNA as a contribution to genome evolution). 
  • Evolution: phylogenetic reconstruction,  microevolution, species and speciation, macroevolution.
  • Viruses: a virus - a nucleic acid surrounded by a protein coat, viruses replication in host cells, viruses and prions as formidable pathogens in animals and plants. 
  • Prokaryotes: structure and functions of prokaryotes; rapid reproduction, mutation, and genetic recombination - a genetic diversity in prokaryotes; diverse nutritional and metabolic adaptations in prokaryotes, diverse set of prokaryotes lineages; crucial roles of prokaryotes in the biosphere; an impact of prokaryotes on humans.
  • The origin and evolution of eukaryotes.
  • Fungi: fungi as heterotrophs feeded by absorption; sexual or asexual life cycles of fungi; diverse set of fungi lineages; roles of fungi in nutrient cycling, ecological interactions, and human welfare.
  • Invertebrates (sponges, cnidarians, lophotrochozoans, ecdysozoans, echinoderms and chordates).
  • The animal body - diverse forms, common challenges:
  • animal form and function are correlated at all levels of organization 
  • feedback control maintains the internal environment in many animals 
  • homeostatic processes for thermoregulation involve form, function, and behavior 
  • energy requirements are related to animal size, activity, and environment 
  • Chemical signals - the body’s long-distance regulators:
  • hormones and other signaling molecules bind to target receptors, triggering specific response pathways 
  • feedback regulation and coordination with the nervous system are common in hormone pathways 
  • endocrine glands respond to diverse stimuli in regulating homeostasis, development, and behavior 
  • Digestive system:
  • a diet must supply chemical energy, organic building blocks, and essential nutrients 
  • food processing involves ingestion, digestion, absorption, and elimination 
  • organs specialized for sequential stages of food processing form the mammalian digestive system 
  • evolutionary adaptations of vertebrate digestive systems correlate with diet 
  • feedback circuits regulate digestion, energy storage, and appetite
  • Transport system:  
  • circulatory systems link exchange surfaces with cells throughout the body 
  • coordinated cycles of heart contraction drive double circulation in mammals
  • patterns of blood pressure and flow reflect the structure and arrangement of blood vessels 
  • blood components function in exchange, transport, and defense 
  • gas exchange occurs across specialized respiratory surfaces
  • breathing ventilates the lungs 
  • adaptations for gas exchange include pigments that bind and transport gases
  • Excretory systems:
  • osmoregulation balances the uptake and loss of water and solutes
  • diverse excretory systems are variations on a tubular theme 
  • the nephron is organized for stepwise processing of blood filtrate 
  • hormonal circuits link kidney function, water balance, and blood pressure 
  • Animal reproductive systems:  
  • fertilization depends on mechanisms that bring together sperm and eggs of the same species 
  • reproductive organs produce and transport gametes 
  • the interplay of tropic and sex hormones regulates reproduction in mammals 
  • in placental mammals, an embryo develops fully within the mother’s uterus
  • Development in animals:
  • fertilization and cleavage initiate embryonic development
  • morphogenesis involves specific changes in cell shape, position, and survival
  • cytoplasmic determinants and inductive signals regulate cell fate 
  • Defenses against infection:
  • in innate immunity, recognition and response rely on traits common to groups of pathogens
  • in adaptive immunity, receptors provide pathogen-specific recognition 
  • adaptive immunity defends against infection of body fluids and body cells
  • disruptions in immune system function can elicit or exacerbate disease 
  • Electrical signals:  
  • neuron structure and organization reflect function in information transfer 
  • ion pumps and ion channels establish the resting potential of a neuron 
  • action potentials are the signals conducted by axons 
  • neurons communicate with other cells at synapses 
  • Neural regulation:
  • nervous systems consist of circuits of neurons and supporting cells 
  • the vertebrate brain is regionally specialized 
  • the cerebral cortex controls voluntary movement and cognitive functions 
  • changes in synaptic connections underlie memory and learning 
  • many nervous system disorders can now be explained in molecular terms 
  • Sensation and movement:
  • sensory receptors transduce stimulus energy and transmit signals to the central nervous system 
  • in hearing and equilibrium, mechanoreceptors detect moving fluid or settling particles 
  • the diverse visual receptors of animals depend on light-absorbing pigments 
  • the senses of taste and smell rely on similar sets of sensory receptors 
  • the physical interaction of protein filaments is required for muscle function 
  • skeletal systems transform muscle contraction into locomotion 
  • The ecology of life.
  • Biodiversity and communities.





Routine use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using integers, decimals and fractions, including order of operations.

Simple positive exponents.

Simplification of expressions involving roots (surds or radicals).

Prime numbers and factors, including greatest common divisors and least common multiples.

Simple applications of ratio, percentage and proportion, linked to similarity.

Definition and elementary treatment of absolute value (modulus), ǀ a ǀ .

Rounding, decimal approximations and significant figures, including appreciation of errors.

Expression of numbers in standard form (scientific notation), that is, a ×10k , 1≤ a <10.


Sets and numbers

Concept and notation of sets, elements, universal (reference) set, empty (null) set,  complement, subset, equality of sets, disjoint sets.

Operations on sets: union and intersection.

Commutative, associative and distributive properties.

Venn diagrams.

Number systems: natural numbers; integers; rationals and irrationals; real numbers.

Intervals on the real number line using set notation and using inequalities. Expressing the solution set of a linear inequality on the number line and in set notation.

Mappings of the elements of one set to another. Illustration by means of sets of ordered pairs, tables, diagrams and graphs.



Manipulation of simple algebraic expressions involving factorization and expansion, including quadratic expressions.

Rearrangement, evaluation and combination of simple formulae. Examples from other subject areas, particularly the sciences, should be included.

The linear function and its graph, gradient and y-intercept.

Addition and subtraction of algebraic fractions.

The properties of order relations: <, ≤, >, ≥ .

Solution of equations and inequalities in one variable, including cases with rational coefficients.

Solution of simultaneous equations in two variables.



Angle measurement in degrees. Compass directions and three figure bearings.

Right-angle trigonometry. Simple applications for solving triangles.

Pythagoras’ theorem and its converse.



Simple geometric transformations: translation, reflection, rotation, enlargement. Congruence and similarity, including the concept of scale factor of an enlargement.

The circle, its centre and radius, area and circumference. The terms “arc”, “sector”, “chord”, “tangent” and “segment”.

Perimeter and area of plane figures. Properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, including parallelograms, rhombuses, rectangles, squares, kites and trapeziums (trapezoids); compound shapes.

Volumes of prisms, pyramids, spheres, cylinders and cones.


Coordinate geometry

Elementary geometry of the plane, including the concepts of dimension for point, line, plane and space. The equation of a line in the form y = mx + c .

Parallel and perpendicular lines, including m1 = m2 and m1 m2 = −1.

Geometry of simple plane figures.

The Cartesian plane: ordered pairs (x, y) , origin, axes.

Mid-point of a line segment and distance between two points in the Cartesian plane and in three dimensions.


Statistics and probability

Descriptive statistics: collection of raw data; display of data in pictorial and diagrammatic forms, including pie charts, pictograms, stem and leaf diagrams, bar graphs and line graphs.

Obtaining simple statistics from discrete and continuous data, including mean, median, mode, quartiles, range, interquartile range.

Calculating probabilities of simple events.


[source: IB Mathematics SL guide]





  • Units
  • Scientific notation
  • International System (SI) of units
  • Unit conversion


Vectors and scalars

  • Examples of scalar quantities
  • Graphic representation of vectors
  • Vector components
  • Vector addition and subtraction



  • Displacement, velocity, and acceleration
  • Fundamental kinematics equation
  • Free fall
  • Projectile motion
  • Motion graph


Forces and Newton’s Laws

  • Force, mass, and weight
  • Normal force
  • Friction
  • Tension
  • NET force
  • Newton’s first law
  • Newton’s second law
  • Newton’s third law
  • Free-body diagrams



  • Torque
  • Condition for static equilibrium


Work, Energy and Momentum

  • Work done by constant force
  • Work done by variable force
  • Power
  • Kinetic energy
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • Conservation of mechanical energy
  • Work-energy theorem
  • Momentum
  • Impulse
  • Conservation of linear momentum
  • Elastic and inelastic collisions


Simple Harmonic Motion

  • Ideal spring
  • Pendulum


Mechanical Waves and Sound

  • Characteristics of waves
  • Longitudinal waves
  • Standing waves
  • Speed of sound
  • Sound intensity
  • Sound level and decibels
  • Doppler effect



  • Pressure and density
  • Pressure in static fluid column
  • Pascal’s principle
  • Buoyancy and Archimedes’ principle



  • Mole, Avogadro’s number
  • Ideal gas low
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Thermal process using ideal gas: isobaric, isochoric, isothermal, adiabatic



  • Elastic properties of solid
  • Stress, strain, and Young’s modulus


Temperature and heat

  • Common temperature scales
  • Thermometers
  • Thermal expansion
  • Heat
  • Transfer of heat: conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Heat and temperature change
  • Specific heat capacity



  • Zeroth law of thermodynamics
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Entropy



  • Electric charge
  • Conductors and insulators
  • Electric filed
  • Coulomb's law equation
  • Electric potential


Electric current

  • Current, voltage, and resistance
  • Ohm’s law
  • Electric power
  • Resistance in series and in parallel
  • Kirchoff’s laws
  • Capacitance of capacitor
  • Parallel plate capacitor



  • Magnetic Filed
  • Force that magnetic field exert on moving charged particles
  • Long, straight current –carrying wire


Electromagnetic Waves

  • Transverse wave
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Visible light
  • Color of light



  • Reflection and refraction of light
  • Index of refraction
  • Total internal reflection
  • Dispersion of light
  • Mirrors and images
  • Types of lenses
  • Images formed by lenses
  • Thin-Lens equation and magnification equation



  • decay
  • decay
  • decay
  • Law of radioactive decay
  • Half-life
  • Activity of sample



1 The composition of matter
The atom
Atomic number
Atomic mass
The structure of atoms
Atomic weight

The periodic table

2 Chemical bonding
The chemical bond
Covalent bonding
The molecule
Polar covalent bonds
Naming covalent compounds

Charges of ions
Ionic bonds

3 Compounds and chemical change
Formula or molecular weight of compounds
The mole
Chemical reactions
Balancing chemical equations
Interpreting equations
Calculations based on equations
Types of reactions
Oxidation-reduction reactions
Energy and chemical reactions
Reversibility of reactions
Rate of a reaction

4 Water
The structure of water
Kinetic theory of liquids and solids
Heat and the states of water
Surface tension
Water pressure


5 Solutions
Types of solutions
The process of dissolving
Solubility of solids
The solubility of liquids and gases
Concentration of solutions—percentage
Dilution of solutions


6 Acids, bases, and salts
Properties of acids
Properties of bases
The pH of acids and bases
Measurement of pH

Salts and hydrolysis

7  Organic chemistry—hydrocarbons
Reactions of alkanes

Reactions of alkenes
Aromatic hydrocarbons—benzene
Properties of benzene
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons

8 Oxygen derivatives of the hydrocarbons
Functional groups
Examples of alcohols
Reactions of alcohols
Reactions of ethers
Reactions of aldehydes
Reactions of acids
Reactions of esters

9 Other organic derivatives and polymers
Halogen derivatives
Sulfur derivatives
Nitrogen derivatives—amines
Reactions of amines
Nitrogen derivatives—amides
Heterocyclic nitrogen compounds
Nitrogen derivatives—alkaloids
Other nitrogen derivatives
Organic polymers
Addition polymers
Condensation polymers

10 Carbohydrates
Classification of carbohydrates
Open and closed forms of monosaccharides
Other hexoses—galactose and fructose
Reactions of carbohydrates
Optical isomers and carbohydrates

11 Lipids
Fatty acids
Soaps and detergents
Fats and oils
Properties of fats and oils


12 Proteins
The amino acids
Properties of amino acids
Primary structure of proteins
Secondary structure of proteins
Tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins
Examples of protein structure
Classification of proteins
Properties of proteins
Denaturation of proteins

13 Basic mathematics for chemistry
Fractions, decimals, and percent
Scientific (exponential) notation
Proportions and algebra
The unit-factor method
Metric system conversions
Conversions within the metric system


Campus maps

Campus maps



July 2020