About Poland

Poland is an incredible country with a diverse and rich education history. Studying in Poland will give you a high quality European degree, recognizable all around the World at a low cost! Not only you will enjoy high quality of teaching, but also have a chance to pursue your future career in EU.

Poland is a medium-sized nation located in central Europe with a history and culture shaped by a millennium of conflict across the European continent. Poland’s economy is the largest in Central Europe and was the only economy in Europe to avoid a recession during the 2008-2009 global economic downturn.

Poland is a great country in which to study. Here, you will find a wide selection of courses you can take at low cost. Polish universities are eager to welcome foreign students, while Polish cities not only offer suitable conditions for studying but also boast plenty of attractions.

Polish education has a long and impressive academic tradition with its roots going back as far as the Middle Ages! Jagiellonian University in Kraków was founded in the 14th century and is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Today we are proud to offer education on a par with the European standards.

In almost every big city, there are public and private schools offering third level education. Course availability is rich and the schools are continuously expanding their offerings to suit the market demand. Polish diplomas are recognized in the European Union (EU) and worldwide, and in countries like the USA, Canada and Australia. Studying in Poland gives you a solid education and a better chance to find a good job in the EU and beyond!

The high quality of Polish education can be seen in the fact that many Polish scientists have built international careers. Did you know that the first full face transplant in the USA was done by a team of surgeons lead by a Polish doctor, Maria Siemionow who graduated from Poznan Medical Academy?

 

The country’s free-market economy is dominated by the agricultural and mining sectors. Politically, Poland is perhaps best representative of the right-leaning populist and nationalist moods that grew across Europe in 2017.

Poland’s culture is rich with major contributions in the arts and sciences. Notable scientific figures include Nicolaus Copernicus and Marie Curie. The 19th-century classical composer Frédéric Chopin is one of the country’s most well-known artists, while Academy Award-winning film director Roman Polanski is internationally renowned for his work..

Poland is a member of major international and regional organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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Why Poland?

  • Studying in Poland will give you a European degree at a low cost. Polish schools compete with each other not only to provide a wide variety of high quality courses, but also in offering attractive tuition fees.
  • Polish schools are subject to the regulations of the Bologna Process that unifies education in the European Union and in program partnering countries. This means that your degree obtained in Poland is recognized internationally and opens doors to your further education in all the countries participating in the Bologna Process.
  • Choosing Poland as your study destination, you not only go for a broad selection of courses, majors and specializations but most importantly you get the opportunity to join the best! Polish Information Technology graduates are twice over world champions in group-programming. Our astronomers and chemists also belong to the world league.
  • Poland is a European country, yet the living costs are still lower than anywhere else in Europe. This means lower tuition fees and cheaper student life!
  • Poland is a dynamic country. In the second half of 2011 Poland will take over the Presidency of the European Union. In the following year, it will host the European Football Championships, commonly referred to as Euro 2012. This will provide a boost to the Polish economy, attracting foreign investors and creating new employment opportunities.
  • Poland is a country where the cultures of East and West cross. On one day, in Podlasie Region, you can find the traces of the eastern cultures of the Tartars, Crimean Karaites, Russian Orthodox Old Believers, while on another you can enjoy western culture in the cities like Wroclaw or Krakow.
  • The geographical positioning of Poland makes it an interesting place for explorers. If you would like to combine your studies with traveling, Poland is a perfect home base for you! It takes only two hours by plane to visit Rome, Oslo, London or Moscow, and a bit longer to reach Paris or Athens.
  • Poland is a safe country. We have one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. As in every place in the world, you need to use your common sense, yet you can be assured there are always municipal police and city guards to help you if need be.

 

Low costs of studying and living

Although Poland is going through a process of rapid economic development, the cost of living is still significantly lower than in most of the EU countries. A total amount of 200-400 Euros is enough to cover the basic cost of accommodation, food and transport. The cost of entertainment and participation in cultural events are also much lower than EU average. The basic cost of studies is also very competitive. The minimum rate is 2000 Euro a year, which is a few times lower than the EU average. For rapid economic development Since 20 years Polish economy has significantly been growing. According to Central Statistical Office’s data, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2008 was in real terms 4.8 per cent higher than in 2007. In 2007 GDP recorded 6.7 per cent growth. The rate of the value added growth for whole economy in 2008 was 4.9 per cent (6.6% in 2007). According to the latest European Commission’s forecast, in 2010 the GDP growth may dip to 2.0 per cent. Taking into account, however, international crisis and -1.8 per cent GDP growth forecast for the EU-25, Poland’s result is a symptom of Polish strong economy. The unemployment level decreases very quickly, falling from almost 20% in 2004 to 9,5 % in 2009.

For high level of security and personal safety  

Poland is much safer than most of the European countries. Even the Nordic countries, considered as very safe, have much higher crime rate than Poland. It’s perfectly safe in here for international students of all races, beliefs and origins.

What happens after I submit the form?

The on-line application is a step-by-step process. After filling out and submitting the initial form with your choice of study program and interview location, as well as your contact information, you should:

1) Receive an e-mail with login information to the applicant profile interface. If the e-mail will not reach your mailbox within 3 working days, please check your e-mail spam folder. If it’s not there either, contact our admission staff for assistance.

2) Log in in order to:

  • fill out a questionnaire regarding your education, aptitude tests taken and personal statement,
  • upload scanned copies of the required certificates and documents,
  • pay a processing fee in amount of 85 PLN, using the on-line payments module.

3) Having done that, submit the application by clicking on the green “Submit” button and an admission officer will assess your eligibility for the selected program. This will take up to one week. Our staff will contact you to request additional documents/information, if necessary.

4) If found eligible, you will receive an automated confirmation e-mail to inform you that you have been qualified for an entrance interview. You should transfer your interview fee at this point, choose your preferred date and place for the interview. The full list of available interview sessions can also be found HERE. Once this is done, conclude this step by clicking on the “Submit” button.

5) An admission officer will verify, if there are still spots available for your chosen interview session and you will receive a follow-up e-mail to set your interview appointment. After this is done, you will have the option to download and print out an official interview invitation from the system, should you need one for visa application, etc.

6) The interview is the final step of the process. You can read about it HERE. Please bring all the hard copies of your application documents along to submit them during your interview.

7) You will receive an e-mail with a provisional outcome of your interview within 7 working days from the date of the interview. The official admission decision letter will be mailed to you within 6 weeks from the date of your interview.

Don’t hesitate to contact our admission team anytime during the process, if you have any additional questions or if you would like to consult your individual application.

You can contact our admission staff at the following phone numbers/e-mail addresses:

tel. +48 61 854 72 20
e-mail: admissions@ump.edu.pl

Processing fee

The processing fee in the amount of 85 PLN is one of the requirements of the application process at PUMS. It covers the costs of:

  • on-line admission system maintenance,
  • interview preparation – access to sample admissions self-assessment quizzes that will give you a notion of what types of questions to expect on the science quiz as well as during the oral part of your interview.

Please note that Przelewy24.pl is the official on-line payment service provider authorized by Poznan University of Medical Sciences.

Interview fee

The interview fee is one of the requirements of the application process at PUMS. It covers the costs of your personal interview and entrance examination, as well as the costs of all related administrative services.

The fee is dependent on the admission office processing your application.

Please note that Przelewy24.pl is the official on-line payment service provider authorized by Poznan University of Medical Sciences.