Study In Poland - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Poland as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Poland as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Poland

Why study in Poland

Cost of studying in Poland

Universities in Poland for international students

Cost of living in Poland for international students

How to get a visa to study in Poland

How to apply and study in Poland

Tuition fees to study in Poland

Applying to study in Poland


Polish higher education lasts for three years at undergraduate (bachelor’s) level and one and a half or two years at master’s level. In order to apply, you need to provide proof of having successfully completed the previous level of studies, along with proof of English language proficiency (unless you are a native speaker). Some courses may require that you sit an entrance exam or present a portfolio of work. You can also choose to study in Polish, in which case you’ll either need to submit proof of proficiency in the language or enroll in a year-long language course to prepare.

Applying to universities in Poland


Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.


Cost of studying in Poland for international students



The cost of studying in Poland actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Poland have different tuition fees.

The cost of studying in Poland for international students is not too expensive. Fortunately for Polish citizen the government of made higher institution education free for them. To benefit from this privilege you have to be willing to write all the entrance examinations conducted by the government and also know how to speak Polish language because all courses will be taught in spanish.


 To study in English,you will have to pay the standard international students tuition fee which is always between US$2,300-4,530 per year at public universities in Poland.


Tuition Fees at private universities in Poland will be more expensive than the public universities depend on the university you want to study in and the course you want to study.



There are financial aids such as scholarships for international students who intend to study in Poland and also when applying to the universities of your choice also check if they have financial aids available for international students.

Cos of living in Poland for international students.

The costs of living in Poland as a student is low compared to the UK. You will need about US$320-670 per month to cover all your  living costs which includes accommodation,food,transport etc. Note that this depends based on the students lifestyle and spending habit.

 Living in the school accommodation is cheaper,it costs about US$110-160 per month but if you want to live outside campus you can pay between US$270-430 per month.


Cost of living in Poland according to expatistan



Housing           [Edit]

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

4,381 zł

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area

3,304 zł

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat

333 zł

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area

2,708 zł

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area

1,966 zł

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

246 zł

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)

42 zł

            40” flat screen TV

1,815 zł

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)

389 zł

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

25 zł

            Hourly rate for cleaning help

21 zł

Clothes            [Edit]

            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

295 zł

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)

140 zł

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)

279 zł

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes

367 zł

Transportation [Edit]

            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

78,392 zł

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

4.68 zł

            Monthly ticket public transport

110 zł

            Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

29 zł

Personal Care  [Edit]

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)

15 zł

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)

33 zł

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)

114 zł

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)

13 zł

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)

14 zł

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)

12 zł

            4 rolls of toilet paper

5.00 zł

            Tube of toothpaste

7 zł

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city

38 zł

Entertainment  [Edit]

            Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub

65 zł

            2 tickets to the movies

52 zł

            2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)

234 zł

            Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert

123 zł

            1 cocktail drink in downtown club

25 zł

            Cappuccino in expat area of the city

11 zł

            1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)

9 zł

            iPad Air 2, 64GB

2,585 zł

            1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

0.24 zł

            1 month of gym membership in business district

152 zł


Visa to study in Poland


To study in Poland as an international student, you will require a visa. Below are the requirements and process of getting a Poland visa.


Documents required for a  Schengen visa application

1. Travel document:

- valid at least three months after your planned departure from Poland/Schengen territory;

- with at least 2 blank pages;

- issued within the last ten years.

2. Completed and signed visa application form.

3. Biometric photo.

4. Visa fee.

5. Health insurance of at least EUR 30000, valid in the entire Schengen territory.

6. Supplementary documents, confirming:

- the purpose of the visit,

- possession of accommodation;

- possession of sufficient funds to cover the cost of entry, stay and departure from the Schengen territory or Poland;

- willingness to leave Schengen territory after expiry of the visa.

The types and number of supplementary documents may differ depending on the consular office. In this connection we advise you to contact the relevant consulate to obtain full information concerning the documents needed when submitting a visa application.


List and ranking of all the universities in Poland



This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Poland. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Poland and their ranking




Rank    University        Location

1          Uniwersytet Warszawski


2          Uniwersytet Jagiellonski


3          Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza


4          Politechnika Warszawska

Warsaw ...

5          Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza

Poznan ...

6          Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu

Torun ...

7          Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach

Katowice ...

8          Politechnika Slaska w Gliwicach


9          Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kosciuszki


10        Politechnika Wroclawska


11        Uniwersytet Gdanski


12        Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Lublinie


13        Uniwersytet Warminsko-Mazurskie w Olsztynie


14        Szkola Glówna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie


15        Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku

Bialystok ...

16        Uniwersytet Wroclawski


17        Wyzsza Szkola Bankowa w Poznaniu

Poznan ...

18        Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie

Lublin ...

19        Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawla II

Lublin ...

20        Uniwersytet Lódzki


21        Politechnika Swietokrzyska w Kielcach


22        Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie


23        Uniwersytet Kardynala Stefana Wyszynskiego w Warszawie


24        Uniwersytet SWPS

Warsaw ...

25        Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna


26        Politechnika Lódzka


27        Politechnika Rzeszowska im. Ignacego Lukasiewicza


28        Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy


29        Politechnika Gdanska


30        Politechnika Bialostocka


31        Politechnika Lubelska


32        Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny


33        Politechnika Poznanska


34        Politechnika Czestochowska


35        Akademia Leona Kozminskiego


36        Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie


37        Polsko-Japonska Akademia Technik Komputerowych

Warsaw ...

38        Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach


39        Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy w Bydgoszczy


40        Wyzsza Szkola Informatyki i Umiejetnosci z siedziba w Lodzi


41        Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu


42        Szkola Glówna Handlowa w Warszawie


43        Uniwersytet Rzeszowski


44        Politechnika Koszalinska


45        Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu


46        Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna


47        Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny

Gdansk ...

48        Uczelnia Lazarskiego


49        Slaski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach


50        Akademia Finansów i Biznesu Vistula

Warsaw ...

51        Uniwersytet Medyczny w Bialymstoku


52        Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach


53        Uniwersytet Opolski


54        Akademia Pomorska w Slupsku


55        Akademia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Lodzi


56        Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Pilsudskiego w Warszawie

Warsaw ...

57        Uniwersytet Zielonogórski

Zielona Góra

58        Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie


59        Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wroclawiu


60        Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu - National-Louis University

Nowy Sacz ...

61        Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej w Warszawie


62        Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie


63        Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie


64        Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lodzi


65        Wyzsza Szkola Zarzadzania i Bankowosci w Krakowie


66        Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu


67        Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna

Lodz ...

68        Uniwersytet Rolniczy w Krakowie im. Hugona Kollataja


69        Akademia Sztuk Pieknych im. Wladyslawa Strzeminskiego w Lodzi


70        Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wroclawiu


71        Politechnika Opolska


72        Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Warszawie


73        Uniwersytet Szczecinski


74        Uniwersytetu Technologiczno - Humanistycznego im. Kazimierza Pulaskiego w Radomiu


75        Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu


76        Akademia Muzyczna im. Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie


77        Akademia Muzyczna im. Grazyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Lodzi


78        Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Jerzego Kukuczki w Katowicach


79        Zachodniopomorska Szkola Biznesu w Szczecinie


80        Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach

Katowice ...

81        Wyzsza Szkola Informatyki Stosowanej i Zarzadzania


82        Akademia Morska w Gdyni


83        Górnoslaska Wyzsza Szkola Handlowa im. Wojciecha Korfantego w Katowicach


84        Akademia Morska w Szczecinie


85        Wyzsza Szkola Zarzadzania i Administracji w Zamosciu


86        Wyzsza Szkola Zarzadzania w Gdansku


87        Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Piastów Slaskich


88        Chrzescijanska Akademia Teologiczna w Warszawie


89        Wyzsza Szkola Lingwistyczna w Czestochowie


90        Miedzynarodowa Wyzsza Szkola Logistyki i Transportu we Wroclawiu


91        Bielska Wyzsza Szkola im. J. Tyszkiewicza


92        Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Informatyki i Przedsiebiorczosci w Lomzy


93        Wyzsza Szkola Pedagogiczna im. Janusza Korczaka w Warszawie


94        Akademia Muzyczna im. Ignacego Jana Paderewskiego w Poznaniu

Poznan ...

95        Akademia im. Jana Dlugosza w Czestochowie


96        Wyzsza Szkola Finansów i Zarzadzania w Bialymstoku

Bialystok ...

97        Akademia Sztuk Pieknych im. Jana Matejki w Krakowie


98        Uczelnia Techniczno-Handlowa im. Heleny Chodkowskiej


99        Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wroclawiu


100      Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomii i Informatyki w Krakowie


101      Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Eugeniusza Piaseckiego w Poznaniu


102      Akademia Humanistyczna im. Aleksandra Gieysztora


103      Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa w Chelmie


104      Wyzsza Szkola Informatyki i Zarzadzania w Olsztynie


105      Uczelnia Jana Wyzykowskiego


106      Akademia Sztuk Pieknych we Wroclawiu


107      Akademia Polonijna w Czestochowie


108      Szkola Wyzsza im. Pawla Wlodkowica w Plocku

Plock ...

109      Akademia Muzyczna w Gdansku


110      Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomii, Prawa i Nauk Medycznych w Kielcach


111       Wyzsza Szkola Handlu i Finansów Miedzynarodowych im. Fryderyka Skarbka

Warsaw ...

112      Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie


113      Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Gdansku


114      Staropolska Szkola Wyzsza w Kielcach


115      Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Katowicach


116      Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa im. Stanislawa Staszica w Pile


117      Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. Bronislawa Czecha w Krakowie


118      Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicach


119      Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa w Ciechanowie

Ciechanow ...

120      Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Lipinskiego we Wroclawiu


121      Uczelnia Warszawska im. Marii Sklodowskiej-Curie w Warszawie


122      Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Zawodowa w Walczu


123      Akademia Muzyczna im. Feliksa Nowowiejskiego w Bydgoszczy


124      Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola Teatralna im. Ludwika Solskiego w Krakowie


125      Wyzsza Szkola Spoleczno-Ekonomiczna w Gdansku

Gdansk ...

126      Europejska Szkola Wyzsza w Sopocie

Sopot ...

127      Nadbuzanska Szkola Wyzsza w Siemiatyczach


Un       Wyzsza Szkola Bankowa we Wroclawiu



Courses you can study at universities in Poland


Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine


List of items to pack while going to study in Poland


In your carry-on bag

           Cell phone and charger

           Boarding pass(es)

           Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

           Copy of birth certificate

           Copy of Social Security card

           Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

           Debit card


           E-reader or book

           Emergency contact list

           Face wipes


           Hand sanitizer


           Health insurance card


           Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

           School ID

           Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

           State ID

           Student visa

           Travel itinerary

           Travel pillow

           Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



           Acne medication/cream

           Face lotion/moisturizer


           Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

           Mouthwash (small)

           Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





           Bobby pins


           Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

           Glasses and glasses case

           Hair ties



           Nail clipper




           Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

           Downy Wrinkle Release spray

           Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

           Portable stain remover pen

           Travel sheet (for hostels)


           Athletic sneakers (1)

           Bathing suits (1-2)

           Boots (1-2)

           Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

           Casual dresses (2)

           Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

           Flats (1)

           Flip-flops (1)

           Formal outfit (1-2)

           Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

           Going-out outfit (3-5)

           Hat (1)

           Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

           Heels (1-2)

           Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

           Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

           Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

           Leggings (1-3)

           Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

           Pajamas (2-3)

           Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

           Purse (1-2)

           Raincoat (1)

           Scarf (1)

           Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

           Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

           Skirts (1-2)

           Socks (14)

           Sweaters (3-5)

           Sweatshirt (2)

           T-shirts (3-5)

           Tank tops (3-5)

           Underwear (14)

           Watch (1)

           Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

           Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

           Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

           Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

           Flash drive



           Laptop case

           Outlet adapters (2-3)

           USB cable


           Adhesive bandages

           Allergy medicine

           Birth control

           Cold and flu medicine

           Eye drops

           Motion sickness medicine

           Over-the-counter pain medicine



           Backpack (small)

           Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


           Language dictionary


           Playing cards

           Travel guide

           Umbrella (small)


Benefits of studying abroad in Poland or any other study abroad destination


1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.


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