If you’re looking for a high-quality, well-respected education at a cost of living which is cheaper than any other European country, then Poland could be a great option for you. A fantastic place to study, it succeeds in creating a seamless blend of tradition and modernity to create a memorable and worthy academic experience.

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Discover Poland

Located in Central Europe, Poland has a rich history and boasts one of the oldest universities in Europe. Founded in 1364, the Cracow Academy, as it was back then, is today well known as the Jagiellonian University.

Today, about 50,000 people study in Poland, making it the fourth most popular academic destinations in Europe.

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Winter semester starting October, and Summer semester starting mid April




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€9000 to €100000

Average Tution Fees


€6000 to €10000

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Top Universities

  • Jagiellonian University
  • University of Warsaw
  • Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan
  • AGH University of Science & Technology
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • Gdansk University of Technology
  • Lodz University of Technology
  • Nicolas Copernicus University
  • Cracow University of Technology
  • Poznan University of Technology


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  • Economics
  • Business studies
  • Management
  • Arts
  • Engineering

Why Study in the Poland

Polish higher education is monitored at every stage of delivery and there are institutions in charge of quality assurance such as the Polish Accreditation Committee, the General Council of Higher Education and the Conference of Rectors of the Academic Schools.

  • Over 800 degrees are offered in the English language

  • Much cheaper tuition fees compared to other EU countries

  • Internationally recognized degrees

Student Life in Poland

Student Life

Since the inclusion of Poland in Bologna Process (a ministerial level agreement between various member countries of the European Union to standardize quality and content in higher education), Poland has become an attractive destination for international students. With the introduction of the three cycles of education—bachelor, master’s and doctoral—and the European Credit Transfer System, students studying in Poland enjoy good mobility in the European Union and exposed to the best of higher education in terms of quality and facilities. Diplomas and degrees are recognised not only in the European world but across the globe as well.

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Cost of Living

Student’s will typically require around £10,000 - £12,000 per year to pay for accommodation and living costs, with students in London paying significantly more than this.

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Work and study in Poland

Full-time students are allowed to work alongside their studies whilst in Poland without the need for a work permit. However, if you are studying part-time a work permit will be required before you can accept a job. You should also be aware that you will only be granted a permit should it not be possible for the job you are applying for to be filled by an EU student or citizen.

After graduation if you feel that Poland is a country you want to work in, you can apply for a job as long as you have a temporary residence permit.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s programme

School leaving certificate corresponding to upper or higher secondary or an equivalent.

Master’s Programme

A professional degree such as an engineer’s A master’s degree or an equivalent one

Language Requirements

Shortlist each university will have their own requirements of specific language tests and scores, you will also need to meet the minimum requirement of the UK Border Agency in order to secure your student visa if you need one

  • If you are going to a college where the medium of instruction is English, you will require high school level English 6, which corresponds to IELTS 6.5 band with no section (listening, speaking, reading and writing) below 5.5.
  • If you are taking a TOEFL exam, you will require a TOEFL score of 4.5 in the written test, with a total score of 575.
Poland Scholarships


Applying for a scholarship or bursary can be a good way of making your budget go further whilst you’re studying in Poland.Scholarships are granted by the Polish government, in partnership with the governments of other countries. You can find out if the country you come from has an agreement with Poland regarding potential scholarships, you can visit the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange website.


If you are not citizen of an EU or EEA country, you will need a visa to enter Poland. Students from certain countries outside the EU and EEA will also be able to enter Poland without a visa providing you will be staying for less than 90 days. You can find out if your country is one of the Visa-free countries by checking the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland website. For visits of longer than 90 days, you’ll need to arrange a visa.

UK visas are currently managed by the UK Visas and Immigration, who have a comprehensive and easy to follow website which provides all the information you need to determine whether you’ll need a visa, and which one to apply for.

Type D is a long-term visa valid up to one year and allows you to travel in the Schengen area for up to 180 days. You can extend a visa only in an exceptional case.

As a student studying towards a degree, you will also need to apply for a residence permit.

Poland student visa requirements

  • Poland student Application form
  • Valid Passport
  • University acceptance letter
  • CV, School/Diploma certificates
  • Health insurance
  • Documents providing proof of your finances
  • Proof of accommodation in Poland
  • Documents concerning the purpose of your stay in Poland

Scholarships or Bursaries

If you want to talk to someone about what the best scholarships or bursaries may be for you, chat to one of our educational experts now.

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