Advantages of Studying in Poland
• Cost of living is low in Poland as compared other European countries. An amount of 200-250
EURO is enough to cover accommodation charges, food and travel expenses.
• Tuition fee in Polish universities is also low as compared to that of other places in the EU.
Yearly tuition fees are around 1000 – 4000 EURO. Hotel management course fees might go above
5000 USD which is however balanced out by the salary which the students earn during their
• Poland offers easier access to other European countries such as Germany. Germany offers
handsome job opportunities in various sectors and thus many pass outs from Polish universities
apply to German companies for work. The culture and environment in the two countries is similar
and thus students will not find it difficult to adjust. Poland acts as the entry point of Germany and
other European countries since it is also easy to get visa for these places from Poland.
• Opportunities for entertainment and relaxation are ample in Poland. There are great cinema
theatres, museums, gyms and swimming pools, clubs and pubs. The entry fee to these places is not
always high either. There are discounts for students in most places too.
• Polish universities have tie ups with many noted universities and organisations in different
parts of the world thus allowing students the opportunity to explore internship facilities at such
places. Polish universities have their partners in countries like the United Kingdom, the United
States, Australia, Switzerland and Greece. These opportunities are great for the development of
students and also allow them to earn some cash to cover their cost of living.
LIST OF UNIVERSITY
- Academy of Business in DąbrowaGórnicza
- Bialystok University of Technology
- AGH University of Science and Technology
- Cracow University of Economics
- Collegium Civitas university
- Czestochowa University of Technology
- Cracow University of Technology
- Kozminski University
- Gdansk University of Technology
- Katowice School of Economics
- Jagiellonian University in Kraków
- Kielce University of Technology
- Lodz University of Technology
- Lazarski University
- Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
- Medical University of Lodz
- Medical University of Gdansk
- Medical University of Warsaw
- Opole University of Technology
- Nicolaus Copernicus University
- Poznan University of Economics
- Poznan University of Technology
- Poznan University of Medical Sciences
- Silesian University of Technology
- Pultusk Academy of Humanities
- The Gliwice Academy of Entrepreneurship
- University of Bialystok
- The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education
- University of Ecology and Management
- University of Lodz
- University of Economics in Katowice
- University of Lower Silesia
- University of Social Sciences
- University of Physical Education and Sport in Gdansk
- University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS)
- University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw
- University of Warsaw
- Vistula University
- (formerly University of Economics and Computer Science in Warsaw)
- Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW
- Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)
- Warsaw University of Technology
- Wroclaw University of Technology
- Wroclaw University of Economics
How can you study a degree in Poland?
Immigration and visas
Accommodation and living costs
What to do next
Find universities in Poland and study in Poland, our guide for international students to study abroad. Poland is fast developing a reputation as a centre of excellence in European education. With cheap tuition fees, more than 400 courses offered in English and a reputation for excellence in medical and dental education, Poland is a great place to study an undergraduate degree.Study a degree in Poland
Poland is also a great country in which to be a student. Cities like Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk offer international students great nightlife and food, interesting history and access to some beautiful countryside. Poland is truly a country on the up.
In recent years Poland has reformed its education system to improve standards and encourage international students to attend its universities.How can you study a degree in Poland?
There are several different types of institution in Poland that you can attend as an undergraduate.
- Public universities
- Private universities
- Music academies
- Agricultural universities
If you want to study a degree in Poland, it will generally take between three to five years to complete and many degrees are taught in English.
Tuition fees in Poland are cheaper than many other European countries. Fees vary wildly depending on the institution, type of course and mode of study you choose. As a guide, expect to pay between £1,300-£2,500 a year for most courses, but some can range up to £10,000 plus.
Immigration and visas
International students from the EU can study a degree in Poland without issue providing they fulfil the following:
They have a valid passport
They are studying for more than three months at the institution
They have sufficient income to support themselves during their studies
Have comprehensive health insurance
However, EU students who are living in Poland for more than three months will need to register for a residency permit which is valid for up to two years.
In most cases, non-EU students will have to get a study visa in order to come and study in Poland. Your chosen university should be able to help, but you will need to speak to the Polish embassy in your home country.
Accommodation and living costs
International students coming to live and study a degree in Poland can choose from three different types of accommodation:
University accommodation – such as halls of residence or dormitories
Private accommodation – House and flat rentals
Shared accommodation – Renting rooms in a shared house or flat
Living in university accommodation is often the preferred option for most international students, as you’ll have somewhere to stay straight on arrival and often not have to worry about bills. It’s also a great way to meet other students and get support.
Living costs/rent: Poland is a relatively cheap country to live if you are used to the costs of countries such as the USA or UK. However, it is one of the more expensive eastern European countries in which to study. Average rent per month is as follows:
1 bed city centre apartment – 1,500 zl
1 bed outside city centre apartment – 1,200 zl
3 bed city centre apartment – 2,600 zl
3 bed outside city centre apartment – 2,000 zl
How safe is Poland?
Poland is a relatively safe country to be an international student in compared with other EU states. Violent crime in Poland is rare and is getting rarer – Poland has been singled out as one of the European countries where crime has fallen the most since 2006.
Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. They can do this by:
- Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
- Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
- Not making valuables obvious
- Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
- Being wary of strangers
- Being careful of traffic
Staying in touch
Staying in touch when your child is studying on the other side of the world might seem daunting – but there are ways you can talk regularly that don’t have to involve long distance phone calls and a nasty bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips:
Skype – the free video calling service can be downloaded within seconds, and will allow you to talk face to face anywhere you have an internet connection
Blogging – maybe encourage your child to keep a blog of their adventures overseas, so that other families members (such as grandparents) can keep up to date
Local sim cards – it is also a good idea for your child to buy a phone with a local pay as you go sim card when they arrive so that they can text and call home without running up a bill
What to do next
Thinking of studying abroad but not sure about where? Check our country guides. Alternatively, if you would like more information about studying in Poland, you can sign up for our Free Application Service and we’ll get back in touch with you promptly.