Want To Study In Europe? These Are 10 Of The Best Schools In Poland

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Poland is located in the centre of Europe with a population of almost 38 million people. Poland is a beautiful and fascinating country that serves as a geographical and cultural crossroads between Eastern and Western Europe. Poland has a total of 501 universities and colleges with 131 being public government funded and 326 being private. All its leading universities offer programmes thought in English, these include medicine, engineering, humanities, business and finance.

There are 57 119 international students from 157 countries studying in Poland in 2015/16, currently international students make up 4.1% of the total student body in the country (studyinpoland.pl).  Poland has become a popular study destination for Nigerian international students; this is due to relatively low living costs, relatively affordable university tuition fees of about €2000 – €5,000 per year and over 400 degree programmes taught in English.

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In order to apply for a selected bachelor or masters program in Poland, the general admission requirements for international students are as follows:

BA or BSC (Bachelors) Candidates:

  • Notarized secondary school certificate or an official duplicate issued by the candidate’s high school,
  • A completed admissions application form,
  • 4 passport-size photographs,
  • Copy of candidate’s ID (passport) or international passport
  • Certificate of the English language proficiency optionally (unless the high school courses were taught in English), this include IELTS
  • Medical certificate
  • Admission fee payment receipt.

MA (Master) candidates:

  • Undergraduate program diploma certificate or an official duplicate issued by the university,
  • Candidate’s CV with the details about the school and professional career optionally,
  • One academic reference and one personal reference optionally,
  • A completed admissions application form,
  • 4 passport-size photographs,
  • Copy of the candidate’s ID (passport) or international passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency (unless the first degree was taught in English), e.g. IELTS
  • Medical certificate
  • Admission fee payment receipt
  • Notarized secondary school certificate or an official duplicate issued by the candidate’s high school (when applying for master program),
  • A supplement to the undergraduate program diploma or a copy of the bachelor thesis,
  • Universities transcripts

To commence your application process to a polish university, a prospective international student should contact the admission office of the selected University directly by e-mail (phone/fax) or through one of its foreign recruitment offices. Admissions application period begins in October for fall semester and February for spring semester.

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If you would like to study in a prestigious university located in Poland, look no further, I have listed 10 of the best Polish universities for you to consider.

  1. University of Warsaw 

This is a polish public university located in Warsaw. The University offers some 37 different fields of study in 18 faculties and over 200 specializations in Humanities, technical, Earth, Social and Natural Sciences.

Programmes and courses link: http://en.uw.edu.pl/education/degree-programmes/

Admissions application link: http://rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/en/

  1. University of Wrocław

This is a public research university located in Wrocław, Poland. The university is organized into 10 faculties that provide 44 areas of study, with only some courses taught in English.

Programmes and courses link: https://international.uni.wroc.pl/en/study-english/programs-english, https://international.uni.wroc.pl/en/courses

Admissions application link: https://international.uni.wroc.pl/en/study-english

  1. Warsaw University of Technology

This is a public institute of technology located in Warsaw, Poland. The institute is divided into 19 faculties which offer courses in the fields of science and technology.

Programmes and courses link: https://www.pw.edu.pl/engpw/Faculties

Admissions application link: http://www.students.pw.edu.pl/#home

  1. Jagiellonian University

This is a public research university situated in Kraków, Poland. The university is divided into 15 faculties with programmes of study offered in 48 disciplines and 93 specializations.

Programmes and courses link: http://www.en.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/about-university/faculties-and-other-units

Admissions application link: http://www.rekrutacja.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/http://www.en.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/studying/education-at-ju

  1. University of Gdańsk

This is a public research university located in Gdańsk, Poland. It is divided into 11 faculties.

Programmes and courses link: http://arch.en.ug.edu.pl/?id_cat=16&lang=en, http://arch.en.ug.edu.pl/en/courses_for_foreign_students/

Admissions application link: http://arch.en.ug.edu.pl/en/non-eu_students/

  1. Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University is the largest public university in Eastern Poland. The university offers undergraduate (BA and BSc), graduate (MA and MSc), and 5-year Master programmes in 70 undergraduate and 60 graduate programmes, including over 250 specializations in 12 Faculties.

Programmes and courses link: http://www.umcs.pl/en/departments.html

Admissions application link: http://www.umcs.pl/en/applicant,1507.htm

  1. Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

This is a public university located in Toruń, Poland. It currently comprises of 17 faculties, including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz, offering education in over 80 fields of study, 100 specializations and 50 postgraduate courses.

Programmes and courses link: http://www.umk.pl/en/university/faculties/

Admissions application link: http://www.umk.pl/en/admissions/in_english/

  1. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

This is a public university located in the city of Poznań in western Poland. The university comprises of 15 faculties offering BA, MA and PhD programs.

Programmes and courses link: http://international.amu.edu.pl/study-offer-degree-programs/foreign-students-at-polish-universities/b.a.-degree-programs, http://international.amu.edu.pl/study-offer-degree-programs/foreign-students-at-polish-universities/m.a.-degree-programs

Admissions application link: http://international.amu.edu.pl/study-offer-degree-programs/foreign-students-at-polish-universities

  1. University of Łódź

This is a public university situated in in Łódź, Poland. The 12 faculties of the University provide programmes in 76 fields of study, 60 postgraduate and 160 specializations courses.

Programmes and courses link: http://iso.uni.lodz.pl/informacje/faculties/

Admissions application link: http://iso.uni.lodz.pl/study-in-english/

  1. Opole University of Technology

This is a public university located in Opole,Poland. It comprises of seven faculties with concentration not only in the areas of technical science but also in fields of management, tourism, sport and physiotherapy.

Programmes and courses link: http://www.po.opole.pl/en/

Admissions application link: http://iro.po.opole.pl/index.php/en/

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