Courses in Poland

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Population: 38,100,000
# of Students: 1,800,000*
# of Int. Students: 25,000*
# of Institutes: 450
Education Expenditure: 52‰ of GDP
Academic Year: Runs from October to June
*= Approx. total

Study in Poland

LEARN POLISH LANGUAGE

Polish belongs to West-Slavic group of the Indo-European family of languages. Due to its structure, it is classified as an inflected and synthetic system. As an individual language, Polish evolved in the 10th century and played an important role in the establishment and development of the Polish state. Until the 14th century, Polish existed only in the form of several regional spoken variations. As a literary, superregional language, Polish was distinguished in the 15th and 16th centuries, which is demonstrated by the extensive collection of Renaissance literary works written in the language. The number of people speaking Polish as their mother tongue exceeds 45 million, of which 38 million live in Poland. Large groups of Poles and ethnic Poles have been living outside Poland for many generations, mainly in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, UK, France, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and Ukraine. Today, Polish is gaining popularity as a foreign language taught at language schools and in academic centers across Poland and worldwide.

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Information provided by FRSE -Foundation for the Development of the Education System which serves as Poland’s National Agency for the Lifelong Learning Programme, the National Structure of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, and the National Contact Point for Tempus. Since its founding in 1993, FRSE has administered the main European education programmes and been involved in
national efforts to modernise the education system, particularly with regard to quality and competitiveness. It has also promoted the Polish higher education system abroad.

All information regardign studying in Poland you can find at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland.
If you need to know more information about available scholarships just visit Erasmus or Erasmus Mundus page.

Practical Information

ARRANGE A VISA

Students from countries outside the EU and EEA area can enter Poland on the basis of a valid travel document (passport) and visa (if required). A student of a non-EU country should generally file an application for visa at the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in his/her country of legal residence. A short-term visa entitles the holder to stay in
Poland for up to three months, a long-term visa for up to one year. It is possible to extend a visa only in particularly justified cases. The visa can be extend only once.
We recommend contacting the Polish Consulate in your country for a complete list of documents required for a visa application. As a rule, you will be asked to present:

  • a valid travel document,
  • 2 up-to-date photographs,
  • documents which confirm the purpose of entry,
  • sufficient means of subsistence,
  • health insurance.

There are many countries whose citizens can visit Poland as tourists without a visa. These include all EU/EEA countries, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore (for the complete list, visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: www.msz.gov.pl). A visa is still required for a stay exceeding three months or when entering the country to take up paid employment. Detailed information on the rules covering entry and stay in Poland can be obtained from the Polish embassies and consular offices. For the complete information visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

TUITION FEE

Full-time studies (in the Polish language) at the state Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are free for Polish students and foreigners who commence studies in Poland on terms applicable to Polish citizens. These include citizens of EU/EEA and students who hold the Polish Charter (Karta Polaka). All other foreigners are required to pay
tuition fees of no less than:

  • EUR 2,000 per year for vocational higher studies,

Master’s and postgraduate programmes,

  • EUR 3,000 per year for doctoral, postgraduate and specialist courses as well as scientific, artistic, specialist and habilitation internships,
  • EUR 3,000 per year for vocational courses and apprenticeships,
  • EUR 2,000 per year for a language course, including the course preparing for studying in Polish.

The fees at private higher education institutions are established by institution itself. The tuition fees range from EUR 2,000 to 6,000 per year and depend on the institution and study programme (for medical schools and MBA programmes: about EUR 8,000 – 12,000 per year).

Regulations & Advice

FIND HOUSING

There are several options for arranging accommodation and these differ from one HEI to another. Housing costs depend on the location and quality of the accommodation but the prices per month usually range from EUR 50 to EUR 200 in the dormitories to 100-500 EUR in private apartments. Many Polish HEIs have their own dormitories managed by the administration. The dormitories may differ in standard. The cost of accommodation in a students’ dormitory ranges from EUR 100 to EUR 200 per month for a single room and from EUR 50 to EUR 100 for a shared room, depending on the standard.

It is common for international students to share bigger apartments in the city centre. Rental prices in the centre may be a bit more expensive but one can cut costs and time on transportation. Splitting the rent amongst friends may offer an opportunity to fi nd great accommodation at an affordable price.

MONTHLY EXPENSES

Prices very depending on the city. Monthly living cost of an average student in Poland ranges from EUR 300 to EUR 600.
Rent in a shared fl at (or dormitory) 80-100 EUR
Food 100-150 EUR
Transportation (in big cities) 15-20 EUR
Telephone/mobile, internet, TV 20-30 EUR
Study materials 30-50 EUR
Other expenses (leisure/entertainment) 70-100 EUR
Examples of other selected prices:
bread (1 loaf) 0,80 EUR
milk (1 litre) 0,70 EUR
lunch at a canteen 3,00 EUR
coffe in a café 2,50 EUR
cinema ticket 5,00 EUR

About Poland

Studying in Poland will provide a solid education which will thoroughly prepare you for work in the most advanced labour markets of the world, at the same time stimulating your own personal development. You will also have the unique opportunity of meeting outstanding specialists and renowned intellectuals in your chosen field. Pursuing your studies in Poland, a country of great historical significance and continued aspiration, will undoubtedly be a fascinating, even life changing, adventure.

If you are already convinced that studying abroad is indeed worth it, you are welcome to study in Poland. Poland is a country located in the very heart of Europe. Throughout the ages of its tumultuous and difficult history, Poland had a big impact on the history of Europe, being the main player in demolishing the iron curtain thanks to the eff orts of the Solidarity movement under the lead of Lech Walesa, resulting in the series of major changes in other countries of Europe, abolishing communism and entering the road to democracy and market economy. Ever since its accession to the EU in 2004, dynamically changing Poland plays a growingly important role in the modern united Europe.

Among European countries, Poland has one of the most stable, dynamically developing economy and its young society is open for changes and new challenges. Foreign students are warmly welcomed to come to Poland to study.

Institutes in Poland

1 Short course in Czestochowa


2 Short courses in Katowice


2 Short courses in Kraków


1 Short course in Lódz


1 Short course in Warsaw


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