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.Cities like Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk offerinternational students’ great nightlife and food, interesting history and access to some beautiful countryside. In recent years Poland has reformed its education system to improve standards and encourage international students to attend its universities.
There are several different types of institution in Poland that you can attend as an undergraduate.
- Public universities
- Private universities
- Music academies
- Agricultural university
Why study in Poland
Poland is a great country in which to study. Here, you will find a wide selection of courses you can take at low cost. Polish universities are eager to welcome foreign students, while Polish cities not only offer suitable conditions for studying but also boast plenty of attractions.
In almost every big city, there are public and private schools offering third level education. Course availability is rich and the schools are continuously expanding their offerings to suit the market demand. Polish diplomas are recognized in the European Union (EU) and worldwide, and in countries like the USA, Canada and Australia. Studying in Poland gives you a solid education and a better chance to find a good job in the EU and beyond!
The AQF has 10 levels and links school, vocational and university education qualifications into one national system. This allows you to move easily from one level of study to the next, and from one institution to another, as long as you satisfy student visa requirements. Australia has had a total of 22 Nobel Prize winners to-date. With few of the recent winners Martin Karplus (Chemistry 2013) and Elfriede Jelinek (Literature 2004).
The high quality of Polish education can be seen in the fact that many Polish scientists have built international careers.
For low costs of studying
- The average minimum rate is around 2000-5000 Euro a year (depending on the field of studies)
- around EUR 2000 per year for professional higher study, master’s and postgraduate master’s courses
- around EUR 3000 per year for doctoral, postgraduate and specialist courses and scientific, artistic, specialist and habilitation internships
- around EUR 3000 per year for vocational courses and apprenticeships
- around EUR 2000 per year for a language course, including a course preparing for study in Polish.
For high level of personal security
Poland is much safer than most of the European countries. Even the Nordic countries, considered as very safe, have much higher crime rate than Poland. It's perfectly safe in here for international students of all races, beliefs and origins.
Living in Poland
Although Poland undergoes through a process of rapid economic development, the cost of living is still significantly lower than in most of the EU countries. A total amount of 200-500 Euros is enough to cover the basic cost of accommodation, food and transport. The cost of entertainment and participation in cultural events are also much lower than EU average.
Working in Poland
In Polish cities it's easy for a student to find a part-time job. The wages increase systematically; so many Polish students choose paid studies and start working. Although permission to work in Poland depends on your country of origin.
Student enrolled as regular, full-time studies in Poland are allowed to work in July, August and September. For the rest of the year a work permit is needed.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate your English language ability.
- IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing