Definition of foreign student: A
person enrolled at a Polish higher education institution
who is not a permanent resident of Poland
Admission requirements: Candidates
must hold a Secondary School-leaving Certificate
entitling them to enter higher education in their
country. It must be officially recognized as being
equivalent to a Polish Maturity Certificate. There
are no entrance examinations for foreign students.
However, in the case of fields of study in which
special abilities are required, applicants must
prove they possess them.
Entry regulations: Students
must be in possession of a valid passport and
a student visa or other document entitling them
to stay in Poland. Polish diplomatic missions
abroad offer information on studies in Poland
(application forms) and assistance in applying.
Health requirements: Candidates
seeking to be admitted to higher studies should
submit a health certificate enabling them to study
in the selected discipline.
Language requirements: Candidates
must attend a Polish language course preparing
for higher studies organized by one of the institutions
recommended by the Minister of National Education
and Sport or obtain confirmation of the host institution
that their command of Polish is sufficient to
enrol. Some faculties also offer courses in foreign
langauges (mostly English or German).
Apply to individual institution for entry
to: All courses and programmes without
a scholarship obtained on the basis of a bilateral
agreement . on cultural and scientific exchange.
Candidates can also apply via Polish diplomatic
Apply to national body for entry to:
All institutions of higher education and all academic
programmes for those who are awarded a scholarship
obtained on the basis of a bilateral agreement
on cultural and scientific exchange
Biuro Uznawalnosci Wykstalcenian i Wymiany Miedzynarodowej
Bureau for Academic Recognition and International
Telephone: +48 22 826 74 34
Fax: +48 22 826 28 23
Application closing dates:
- For non-university level (technical/vocational
type) studies: 15 Jun
- For university level studies: 15 Jun
- For advanced/doctoral studies: 15 Jun