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Application Process in Polish Universities

Dec 18, 2019

The application process in Polish universities is very simple! You just need to pay attention to the steps below, gather the necessary documents and prepare the document translations. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact your nearest Polish Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. 

1. Choose a program

The most popular disciplines for studies in Polish universities include information technology (IT), business management, logistics, psychology, economics and law. No matter which your inner passion is, choosing a study program is the initial step you should take in order to gain admission. Make a list with all the programs you are mostly interested in and check which universities offer these programs. 

2. Check the admission requirements 

Depending on the level of studies and the higher education institution, the admission requirements might differ. First of all make a detailed plan and then contact your nearest Polish Embassy or Consulate, as they can guide you through the university application process. In addition, contact the university student services of the universities of your choice, as they are there to assist you with queries related to study programs and the criteria you need to fulfill.

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3. Prepare the necessary documents

Alright, this is the least fun part, but it will lead you to your dream Polish university! Before you start, consult your university department and services and also the Polish Embassy for the document translations in Polish if necessary. Overall, this is a list of documents that you need to submit for gaining admission, although different rules might apply depending on the program and institution: 

  • A fully signed and filled application form. 
  • A valid passport and passport-size photographs. 
  • Previous high school diploma or degree certificates, depending on the level you are applying for. 
  • Sufficient English or Polish language proficiency provided through language test results. 
  • A curriculum vitae if you are applying for a Master’s. 

It is important to know that in order to be eligible for any academic studies in Poland, your degree must be officially certified. For additional information and in order to know if there is a bilateral agreement between your country of origin and Poland, contact your Polish Embassy before proceeding with your application. 

4. Submit your application

The most difficult part is done! Now that you have gathered, translated, filled and signed all the necessary documents, it is finally time to submit your application. In Poland you can either apply online, through an online application system, or via email. For online applications, you simply need to upload the required documents. For email applications, you need to scan and send the documents. In some instances you will have to pay the application fee as well. For more information you can also visit the Education Poland portal. 

5. Apply for a student visa

Well done! You made it and you are officially a student in Poland. After you have received your letter of admission from the university, you need to be fast and apply for your student visa as an international student. Contact and visit your nearest Polish Embassy or Consulate for guidance and in order to start the visa process as soon as possible. Before that, make sure what kind of visa you will need to apply for and start gathering the documents, preparing at the same time the translations in Polish language. 

6. Arrive in Poland

Since you got your admission letter and you hold your Polish student visa, you are ready to go! The next thing to do is to decide on the type of accommodation you wish to apply for. Is it a student dormitory room or a private or shared accommodation? Search online and also contact your university student services if you have difficulties finding a student accommodation. Learn some basic words in Polish, then pack your bags, book a flight and arrive in Poland!

Learn more about education in Poland:

Study in Poland - Overview

Over 45,000 international students choose Poland as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Poland? Both public and private universities follow the objectives and the standards set by the Bologna process.

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Poland to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status.

Housing & Living Costs

Housing and cost of living in Poland are relatively cheap, especially when compared with other countries in Europe.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Poland vary but education for international students is still far lower than in many other European countries.

Language & Culture

Poland is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!


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