Located at the centre of the Northern European plain, Poland serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Poland has been a nation of survivors since the foundation of the first Polish state more than 1,000 years ago. Today, Poland is the largest of the former Eastern European states and the most populous new member of the European Union.
The number of higher education institutions in Poland has quadrupled over the past ten years, while the number of students increased fivefold. International students who choose to study in Poland will have the opportunity to receive a quality education in a quickly burgeoning academic environment.
Poland’s medical schools, in particular, are drawing an increasing number of international students. Many international students who have been unable to get into a medical program in their home country choose instead to study medicine in Poland. Although these courses are taught in English, Polish speaking skills are likely to become necessary by the end of the program, when students begin consultations with patients.
All leading universities in Poland offer high-quality programs taught in English, including medicine, engineering, humanities, business, and finance.
Studying in Poland is cheaper than doing so in other parts of Europe. Tuition fees start from less than 1500 EUR per year and rarely go higher than 3000 EUR. Compared to the average fees of private universities in France, Germany, the UK or Scandinavia, this might be a big saving at the start of your studies. For example, according to studyineurope.eu, Northern European countries ask students to pay approximately 10 000 EUR per year while in France tuition fees range from 2000 to 7000 EUR.
If your country does not belong to the Socrates-Erasmus network, there are still a handful of opportunities. Each year, a considerable number of scholarships for non-EU foreign students are launched. Almost everybody can find a scholarship for which he or she is eligible.
September & February
Varies from one university to another.
6 months beyond departure date.
In comparison to other European countries Poland is a relatively affordable place to live and study. Prices depend greatly on the city but a student can get by with about EUR 300 at their monthly disposal. Average costs of student living range from EUR 350 up to EUR 550.
Please remember, that to be able to study in Poland non-EU/EEA students have to possess sufficient means to cover the living costs.
Costs may vary depending on your needs, lifestyle and other factors. We request students to estimate their expense before travel, which might be helpful to plan and prepare budget for study and living period in Lithuania. Students are able to cut some expenses by using the Lithuanian student identity card, International student identity card or Erasmus Student Network (ESN) card for discounts.
Poland provides for two forms of indefinite duration residence permits for foreigners after they are fulfilled the minimum requirements.
Long-term EU residence: The residence card remains valid for 5 years, which means that it should be replaced every 5 years.
Permanent residence permit : A residence card remains valid for 10 years, which means that it should be replaced every 10 years.