Study In Poland

ABOUT POLAND

Poland is a fascinating country that serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe.

Poland is located in the very centre of Europe. With the total area of 312,679 km² (120,728 sq mi) it’s the seventh biggest country on the continent. Polish population is over 38,5 million people. The capital city is Warsaw (around 2 million inhabitants).

Poland borders 7 countries: Germany on the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia on the south, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania on the east, and Russia on the north.

The weather in Poland is characterised by transitional periods between the four seasons of the year.The weather in Poland is rather unpredictable and varied. Spring is often changeable. There are rather moderate temperatures. The summertime can be too hot, even 35 °C. Autumn is usually sunny. Winters can be really cold, with the chance of snow from November till March. The temperatures from December to late February usually fluctuate around 0 °C to -10

WHY POLAND?

According to the EF English Proficiency Index, Poland ranked 11th on the scale that ranks countries and regions by English skills. This means that the Polish people have above-average proficiency in English, making it easy to make yourself understood everywhere you go.

Cost of living in Poland – 2020 guide. It’s no secret that living in Poland is much cheaper compared to other European countries (about 50% less than most other European cities). Affordable prices of food, rent and entertainment are usually one of the main reasons why people choose Poland to be their home (you will be looking at about €315-500/month)

Poland plays an active part in the Bologna Process. Owing to the introduction of three-stage education modelled on Bachelor/Master/Doctoral studies as well as the European Credit Transfer System, both Polish students and international students studying in Poland stay fully mobile and can continue their education elsewhere in the European Union without any problems.

STUDY IN POLAND

Poland plays an active part in the Bologna Process. Owing to the introduction of three-stage education modelled on Bachelor/Master/Doctoral studies as well as the European Credit Transfer System, both Polish students and international students studying in Poland stay fully mobile and can continue their education elsewhere in the European Union without any problems.

There are 72743 foreign students from 170 countries studying in Poland which hints that education in Poland is sought after by many

Students from Ukraine and Belarus are the dominant group at Polish universities. Wide offer, a wide range of courses and programs as well as a high level of teaching staff are the most important for other nationalities that decide to study in Poland. Among them there are students from India, who rank third in the list of foreigners studying in Poland.

There are over 5,000 courses available in Poland and each of them has had to gain the Polish Accreditation Committee’s approval. Among them there are several  fields of study that have received the grade: excellent. The list of excellent fields of study is available at the Polish Accreditation Committee website: http://www.pka.edu.pl

FEES:

Compared to other EU countries, the fees to study in Poland are really competitive.

The fees normally range from around 2230 USD to 6700 per year and depend on the institution and study program (for MBA programs: about 9000 – 14,000 per year).

If you are an EU/EEA student you are not required to pay tuition fees for courses taught in Polish but you compete with Polish students for admission spots.

If you are not from an EU country, studying in Poland requires you to pay tuition fees:

  • 2230 USD per year for first, second and long cycle studies
  • 3350 USD per year for doctoral, postgraduate and medical postgraduate internships as well as scientific, arts, specialist and post-doctoral internships
  • 3350 USD per year for vocational courses and apprenticeships
  • 2230 USD per year for an annual preparatory Polish language course to commence studies in Polish

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) used in Poland is the standard for all universities in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which means after you pass a subject, in addition to the grade you get a certain amount of ECTS points.

The structure of the educational system in Poland differs a bit from that in other European countries. Here is all the information you need:

In Poland, there are only 11 fields of study that offer long-cycle programs:
  1. Acting
  2. Art conservation and restoration
  3. Canon law
  4. Dentistry
  5. Law
  6. Medical analysis
  7. Medicine
  8. Production and photography
  9. Pharmacy
  10. Psychology
  11. Veterinary medicine
This Master’s degree program lasts 4.5 to 6 years and leads to the professional title of Master (magister). To obtain this degree, you must earn 270-360 ECTS credits.

Otherwise known as doctoral-level programs. This degree normally lasts 3 to 4 years and it is accessible after graduating from a Master’s degree program. All doctoral colleges are tution-free, also for foreigners.

A Master’s degree program lasts 1.5 to 2 years and follows the first cycle studies. After graduation, you will gain the professional title of Master (magister or an equivalent degree depending on the course profile). To obtain this degree, you must earn 90-120 ECTS credits.

After getting your Master’s degree you are free to enter a doctoral program (third-cycle studies).

Open to holders of an upper secondary school certificate (Matura certificate) or an equivalent entitling the holder to enrol in such programs in Poland. Additional entrance examinations may be conducted by HEIs only if this is necessary to assess knowledge or skills that are not assessed by the Matura examination or the applicant holds an upper secondary school certificate obtained abroad.

After finishing the first-cycle studies (3 to 4 years) you get the professional title of a licencjat or inżynier (Engineer, in the field of engineering, agriculture or economics). This is the Polish equivalent of the Bachelor’s degree. To obtain a licencjat degree, you must earn 180-240 ECTS credits during your studies.



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