Accommodation in Poland

There are many different options for arranging student accommodation in Poland. They vary depending on the city and higher education institution you choose. Many Polish Universities have their own dormitories, which are usually the cheapest option available.

 

Depending on the purpose of your stay, You need to consider different accommodation types in Poland. The purpose of your stay , its length and your budget may determine what option you go for

 

HOSTEL

This sort of accommodation has been designed with students in mind. If you come to Poland to pursue higher education, your university will be able to offer you a room in a dorm. It sounds tempting not to deal with formalities and conducting the search on your own, but if you are a fan of high standards, do check on the dorm you are offered. There are many great living facilities for students in Poland, but there are also some which desperately need renovating. It is certainly a cheap way of getting a roof over your head, but usually you get to share a room with someone else. Choose a dorm if you are generally a sociable and laid-back person.

APARTMENT

Renting an apartment is in many ways the most comfortable ways  of accomodation in Poland , but first you need to overcome some formal obstacles. Everyone can enjoy living in a flat as it may vary from a tiny studio for an exchange student to a luxurious loft with a view of the city. Before renting, set some criteria for your flat hunt;

  • Price range – how much are you willing to spend on your rent per month ?
  • Location – what proximity to work/school is acceptable?
  • Standard and size – determine how much space you will need and how it should be arranged.
  • Period – how long are you going to stay in Poland?
  • Sharing – do you need an entire apartment or can you just rent just one room while sharing kitchen and bathroom?

 

Once you decide on these crucial aspects, give your search a try on the internet. There are lot of websites in English which are dedicated to foreigners looking for a place.

 

It is quite common in Poland to rent a room in a bigger apartment. The cost varies between cities and it depends greatly on the location of the apartment as well as the size and quality of the room. The monthly rent is usually between EUR 150 and 200. Some landlords may require a deposit of a similar amount. Don’t worry if you don’t have friends to live with. Sharing a flat with locals is an amazing opportunity: The rent for the smallest, one-room apartment starts from about EUR 300 (in Warsaw).

 

    If you prefer to have things done by professionals, you can always use real estate agency. You will not have to worry about one thing , you will however have to pay service fee.

 

   There is also the possibility of joining a Facebook group dedicated to expats and students helping one another out. It is easier to work in a team , so many foreigners appreciate this solution.

 

    After finding the best possible match, it is time for signing a contract. Never skip this point. It is vital that there is a written agreement between you and the owner of the flat and that you are in possession of its copy signed by both parties.

 

A well-designed contract contains;

 

✔ Identity information and permanent address

✔ Rental period ( the exact dates from….to)

✔ Terms and of rental and contract termination ( especially the period of notice before moving out of the flat earlier)

✔ Monthly costs ( Whether they include water, heating and electricity bills as well as administrative cost)

✔ Deposit information ( how much it is and whether it is returnable) ……………..and signatures

 

The pricing of the student houses depends on the particular HEI. Usually the cost of accommodation in a dormitory ranges is around EUR 60-80 monthly for a shared room and between EUR 100-150 for a single room. However, the standard of the dormitories may differ greatly even between various student houses of the same HEI, so it’s good to do some research before the final decision. What doesn’t differ is the friendly and helpful atmosphere in the student houses.

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.