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ENROLLMENT for Academic Year 2018-2019


How to apply?


In order to join WSF please e-mail us at and attach to your message the following documents:




2. A Motivation Letter describing your educational background, work experience and interests; please include your works/websites/portfolios

3. A Work Sample 

- For film directors and cinematographers: an AV work of up to 5 minutes (film, music video, montage)  

- For video game designers and producers: a maximum of a 3-page Game Concept Document presenting your idea of a game, including: main concepts and goals of the game, alternatively 3 Unique Selling Points of the game; 3 main game mechanisms, a maximum of 5 secondary mechanisms, a half-page summary of the plot, description of target audience, list of competing game titles, ideas for monetisation, (facultatively) visual references.  

4. A Copy of your national ID or passport. The image must show your clear face picture and the document number

5. A Copy of  your matriculation document 



Please note that all international secondary school diplomas need to be certified with an apostille or legalised in the country where the document is issued, otherwise our School is not authorized to accept it.

Apostille is a stamp or a paper form required for international acceptance of official documents (e.g. certificates and diplomas), regulated by the Hague Convention  Abolishing The Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents of 5 October 1961 and can be used in countries which signed up to the convention.

An apostille is issued in the country where the document is produced. The Hague Conference website lists all countries participating in the Apostille Convention here: (

Legalisation is an official confirmation that a legal document (e.g. a certificate or diploma) is recognized by a foreign county’s legal system. You should legalise a document if your country is not a member of the Hague Convention. (

Legalisation is carried out by a Polish consul in the country where the document originates. Please contact the Polish consulate located in your country for guidance on the legalisation procedure.


The following documents will not need to be legalised or apostilled in accordance with the information provided by The Education Office in Warsaw:

  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 (at present: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, USA, Hungary, Great Britain, Italy).
  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).




  1. * If the international agreements do not provide otherwise, a certificate issued abroad can be recognised by means of an administrative decision as a document confirming the following levels of education in Poland: primary, lower secondary, upper secondary, basic vocational or the right to continue education, including the right to continue education at higher education institutions taking into consideration the scope of rights appertaining.


A list of countries which have concluded bilateral agreements can be found at:


6. A COPY of a certified translation of your matriculation document with grades 

 Documents not in Polish must be translated either by:

-        a Polish sworn translator, or

-        a sworn translator registered in any of EU, EFTA or OECD country

-        a Polish consul in the country where the certificate was issued

-        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


7. For non-native English speakers: DOCUMENTATION of English language proficiency, level B2 or higher: IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 72 / Cambridge FCE (grade A or B) 

(please view our available language courses)  


8. A Confirmation of payment for the application fee: EUR 50


Payment information:


Address: Warszawska Szkola Filmowa
Gen. Zajaczka 7 street
01-518 Warsaw, Poland
Account number: PL 27 1240 1040 1978 0010  6277 5282
Please type in "Application fee for BA [your chosen course][your surname]" in the subject line

In order to complete your admissions application you must print out the form, sign it and send it to the School with your two passport-size photographs and a DVD containing your work sample (see point 3). Only these three things need to be included in the hard copy of your application! 


Send your packages to:


Warsaw Film School 
International Studies Office
Gen. Zajaczka 7 
01-518 Warsaw Poland 

Upon receiving your application we will contact you to schedule an interview – at the School or online.  



Once you have submitted your application form, the confirmation of your application payment and all the necessary documents listed on our website, you will be contacted by the School to schedule an interview date. Interviews take place in person or via Skype.

The interview is usually hosted by one of our film directing professors, Mr. Marek Brodzki and a specialist in recruitment and international cooperation, Ms. Katarzyna Zadrużna. At the interview we will discuss your film inspirations, provided work samples as well as your knowledge of cinematography and story telling. All interviews are held in English.



You are required to pay an enrollment fee (non-refundable) of EUR1000 within 14 days after your recruitment interview has been accepted. You will then receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies to submit with your visa application.



Before the beginning of an academic year you will need to sign The Contract of Educational Service.

You will also be asked to fill out and sign your Contract and handed it to the School along with the required original documents.


- If you need a visa to come to Poland, please visit our Support Center   

Please find answers to your most frequently asked questions at FAQ  → 

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Application fee: 50 EUR

Enrollment fee: 1000 EUR (non-refundable)

Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per academic year


Our second and third-year students will have an opportunity to apply for the Chancellor’s Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded for academic achievements, involvement in school activities, creativity and leadership.
Scholarships are renewed each academic year.





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