Background

Poland

STUDY IN POLAND


OVERVIEW OF POLAND

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, it is located in Central Europe; it is bordered to the west by Germany; to the south by Czech Republic and Slovakia; to the east by Ukraine and Belarus; to the north by Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania. Poland is a unitary state comprising of 16 administrative subdivisions. The capital and largest city in Poland is Warsaw. Poland is known for its medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. Six universities in Poland feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016/17.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT POLAND

  • "Poland" was named from the name of the tribe "Polanie" which means "people living in open fields".
  • Poland has a total area of 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi) with a population of over 38.5 million people.
  • Poland is the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe by total area.
  • Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world.
  • Approximately 35% of the 60 million Poles live abroad.
  • The people of Poland are well educated, with 90% of Poles having completed at least a secondary education.
  • “Burek” is the most popular dog’s name in Poland which means a brown-grey colour.
  • White-tailed eagle is Poland’s national symbol.
  • Most Poles are Roman Catholics.

WHY STUDY IN POLAND?

There is increasing number of international students that are choosing to study in Poland every year. Poland serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe because it is located at the center of the Northern European plain. Here are few reasons why students are drawn to study in Poland:

  • The majority of universities in Poland provide some kind of student accommodation at low cost.
  • The quality of Polish higher institutions is very high.
  • The cost of living in Poland is significantly lower than in most of the EU countries.
  • Poland is a safe country for international students of all races, beliefs and origins to live and study.
  • Polish culture is well known in the world, for both historical heritage and present achievements.
  • It is cheaper to study in Poland than doing so in other parts of Europe.
  • Polish cuisine is delicious and affordable.
  • Extraordinary hospitality is deeply rooted in Polish culture.

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to apply for selected study programme starting in October for fall semester and February for spring semester, a candidate should contact the admission office of the selected University directly by e-mail (phone/fax) or through one of its foreign recruitment offices.

  • Undergraduate degree requirements
  • A translated degree high school graduation
  • Official academic transcripts with translations
  • A completed application form
  • Four passport-sized photographs
  • A copy of your ID/passport
  • A certificate that proves your English proficiency
  • Proof of admission fee payment.
  • A medical certificate that states your ability to study
  • Postgraduate degree requirements
  • An undergraduate recognised degree with translation
  • A CV with more information about the university you graduated from and your skills
  • An academic reference and a personal reference
  • A completed application form



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