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Why Is Poland Attractive To International Students?
Are you looking to pursue your higher education somewhere in Europe?
Launch your career by studying in Poland.
For decades, Europe has been successful in attracting international students, especially from Asia. Poland is known to have attracted over 72,000 international students coming from 170 countries in a single academic year.
One of the surveys conducted at Marie Curie-Sklodowska University (previously ranked the top international university in Poland) help to explain the country’s appeal to international students to study in Poland.
Internationally Recognised Study Degrees in Poland
Education in Poland adheres to the standards of Bolognia and therefore, the study degree is internationally recognized.
However, the educational system in Poland may differ slightly from the other European countries, but no need to worry. We have summarised it for you:
- The academic year begins October 1 and ends around mid-June. All universities in Poland offer study programs divided across two semesters: winter and summer lasting for around 4-5 months each.
- Higher education in Poland is understood as through study cycles – First Cycle Study where you are awarded a professional academic degree (called a licencjat) after graduation, usually lasting for 3-4 years. It is the equivalent of obtaining a bachelors’ degree. Second Cycle Study may last for 1.5 to 2 years to obtain a Master’s degree program (called magister), whereas Third Cycle Study relates to doctoral programs which may last for 3 to 4 years.
In addition to passing the subjects prescribed in your study program, Poland also uses the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) to evaluate a student before awarding the professional degree.
Affordable Tuition Fees in Poland
If you are not from an EU country, studying in Poland requires you to pay tuition fees. However, the fees for higher education in Poland may usually range from around 2230 USD to 6700 per year.
It may even range between 9,000 to 14,000 USD per year depending on the institution and study program, like MBA programs.
Based on a crude market survey and our experience as a professional overseas education consultant, tuition fees for international students in Poland may be:
- 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
Additionally, international students are encouraged to study in Poland through various tuition fee waivers and scholarships, based on their academic merit. Get in touch with our consultants to know your eligibility.
Housing & Living Costs For Students in Poland
While some international students prefer to stay at university-offered accommodations, most prefer private housing in Poland. Market surveys in recent years the price and quality may vary depending on the city of choice. Usually, it is around 65-80 USD monthly for a shared room and around 110-170 USD for a single room.
We have complied yearly average prices for renting apartments in Poland:
- Bydgoszcz: 1227 – 2335 PLN
- Gdansk: 1882 – 3430 PLN
- Krakow: 1663 – 2834 PLN
- Lodz: 1157 – 2338 PLN
- Poznan: 1405 – 2550 PLN
- Warsaw: 2127 – 4495 PLN
- Wroclaw: 1731 – 2919 PLN
Ask our consultants for more details.
Experience Polish Culture
One of our clients who migrated to Poland on a study visa recently shares her experience of living in Poland. She advocates to experience the following while studying in Poland:
- Eating in a Bar Mleczny, especially since it serves amazing food and affordable prices with student discounts!
- Skiing, snowboarding, or wandering around the Tatra Mountains.
- Try to read your fate from the wax shapes poured in cold water on the Eve of St. Andrew’s Day (Andrzejki)
- Visiting a real Polish village like the Zalipie Painted Village!
- Visit the Wieliczka salt mine. Located within the Kraków metropolitan area, it reaches a depth of 327 meters and features underground chambers, chapels, and even an underground lake.
If the above reasons aren’t convincing enough to give you an outlook of studying in Poland, CanApprove is always open to students for career counseling and overseas education advice.
CanApprove is one of the leading consultants in the region for immigration, education, and related legal advice. Our team of licensed education consultants and dedicated support staff offer prompt, hassle-free service to all our clients.
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