For MA candidates and supervisors

  • The subject of your thesis must be accepted by the Institute Board and entered into USOS no later than the beginning of summer semester. If the subject and date of the Board’s decision are not entered, you will not be able to fulfil any task related to your thesis.
  • When your thesis is ready:
    • you upload your thesis to APD
    • your supervisor sends your work to an antiplagiarism system
    • your supervisor accepts your thesis in APD

APD step by step – for students:

  • Log in to the APD system at (your login is your PESEL, your password is the same you used to register for courses) – you will see your individual homepage with things to do under MY TASKS
  • Click on the subject of your thesis – you will be redirected to the “Thesis details” page. You will see three editable fields, where you have to fill in the subject of your work in English and Polish, the summary and the keywords. Click “save.”

Attention! When you are filling in the editable fields, please be extra cautious when copying and pasting from another text processor, such as MS Word. Our system reads special characters (such as apostrophe, quotation marks or dashes) differently – even if everything looks perfect, when you click “save” a special character will change into a sequence of random numbers. In order to avoid this, please fill in the editable fields by typing directly into the space provided. At the very least, if you insist on copying and pasting your text, please re-type all special characters directly on your keyboard (even if they appear correctly).

Prepare your file according to the following requirements: 

Attention! Please save your entire work to one file.

  • After saving the changes in “Thesis details'” you need to upload your file. Click on “Browse” and choose the file from your computer, then click “Send.”
  • Once the file has been sent to APD, click “All files sent.” This will send your work to your supervisor’s ADP page.

The Office for Student Affairs will notify you of your set examination date by phone; the date will also be entered in USOS.


Picking up your diploma:

About a month after your exam, you will find a note about your diploma being ready in USOSweb. Before picking up your diploma, check USOSweb to see if your e-circular was ordered and if all fields have been filled. If your e-circular is not available, you must notify the Office at least one week prior to picking up your diploma.

The diploma can be given out to a third party only if a notarised authorisation is presented.

Formal requirements

Basic style guide for master’s theses:

  • MLAChicago or APA rules (as agreed with your thesis advisor);
  • paper format: A4, single-sided;
  • font: Times New Roman;
  • font size: 12;
  • spacing: 2;
  • left margin: 3 cm, other margins: 2.5 cm;
  • justified text;
  • pages numbered, starting with the first page of the text, at the bottom of the page.

The body of the thesis must be preceded by the following:

  • a title page with the title of your thesis
  • a summary and keywords in Polish

Sample pages 1 and 2 are available here.

Diploma fees 

  • for students who began their programme in 2018/2019 and earlier the fees are 60 zł for the Polish version, and 100 zł for both English and Polish. Payments should be made by 12.09.2021 via the USOSweb individual account.
  • Students starting their studies in 2019/20 and later:
    Diploma in Polish - free of charge (original and two copies in Polish + supplements),
    Diploma with an English version - free of charge (original and a copy in Polish and a copy in English + supplements). In order to receive a copy and supplement in the English version, an application in this regard should be submitted to the USOS (applications - other) on the day preceding the defense at the latest.
  • Additional copies of documents in English for a fee:
         • Copy of the diploma - PLN 20
         • Copy of the supplement - PLN 20
  • Account number for the transfer: 15 1160 2202 0000 0000 6232 5750
    Instytut Anglistyki, ul. Dobra 55, 00-312 Warszawa, "opłata za odpis dypl./suplem"