Study in Poland is always an interesting option for international student. The option is inexpensive and affordable for many international students. Poland offer more than 400 English taught programs for international students.
Tuition Fees in Poland Universities
Students belonging to EEA states, do not need to pay any tuition fees to study in Poland. Whereas all other foreigners are required to pay tuition fees that on average are the following:
EUR 2000 per year for first, second and long cycle studies,
EUR 3000 per year for doctoral, postgraduate and medical postgraduate internships as well as scientific, arts, specialist and post-doctoral internships,
EUR 3000 per year for vocational courses and apprenticeships,
EUR 2000 per year for an annual preparatory Polish language course to commence studies in Polish
Tuition fees at public and non-public HEIs are established by the institution itself. The tuition fees range from EUR 2000 to 6000 per year and depend on the institution and study program. For MBA programs they cost is about EUR 8000-12,000 per year.
Work During Studies in Poland
As an international student outside EEA area, you are allowed to work legally in Poland. In some cases however your employer must apply for you for a work permit. For full-time students, work permission is always granted.
No doubt Poland is much cheaper as compared with other European countries. However living cost in Poland does change from city to city.
Some examples of average prices per month:
Rent in a shared flat (or dormitory) – EUR 80-150
Transportation (in big cities) – EUR 15-20
Telephone/mobile, Internet, TV – EUR 12- 75
Bread: EUR 0.50 – 1.50
Water 1.5l: EUR 1
Milk: EUR 1
Coffee: EUR 2 -3 EUR
In the cheapest and affordable places you can eat a one-course meal for EUR 2–4, on the other hand in standard restaurants you will pay EUR 12 or more for a three-course meal.
Cinema tickets will set you back by EUR 3–7. Theatre, opera or concert tickets are more expensive: about EUR 7–23.
The cost of accommodation in a dormitory (universities offered accommodation) ranges around EUR 60-80 monthly for a shared room and between EUR 100-150 for a single room.
Private accommodation is also an option for international students. Average monthly rent of the room ranges EUR 150 and 200. Do not forget that Cost of the apartment rent depends on a city, its location and size. For example, average monthly rent of the small one-room flat is around EUR 300/350 in Warsaw.
Student Visa Requirements
1. Travel document (Passport)
2. Completed and signed visa application form (Online visa from)
3. Biometric photo4. Visa fee
5. Health insurance
6. Supplementary documents confirming:
– the purpose of the visit,
– possession of sufficient funds to cover the cost of entry, stay and departure from the territory of Poland;
– the necessity of staying in the territory of Poland for more than 90 days within a half-year period.
7. University admission letter