Poland is a modern and dynamic member of the European Union where education really counts. Over the last year, the country has grown more popular among international students and its universities have been developing international curricula, contributing to the rise of foreign students to more than 70.000. Poland - with its over 400 universities, more than 800 programmes taught in English, its safety, fast-growing economy and modern cities, its good education and lifestyle - can no longer be overlooked when deciding where to study abroad.
Reasons to study in Poland
No matter the city or the course, choosing to study in Poland is a great idea. Here are just a few reasons why.
So many options
In Poland there are 1.5 million students studying at more than 400 universities, study programmes (in English or Polish), and hundreds of language classes. There is also an abundance of art colleges to choose from, as well as faculties of humanities and polytechnics, complete with fully equipped laboratories and supercomputers. While studying in Poland, you will have a chance to enter a competition with NASA, or become part of a prestigious scholarship programme for those interested in the humanities (such as ancient and modern languages, literature and philosophy). Polish business schools deliver world-class education in management and finance (also as double-degree programmes) and are internationally accredited. See for yourself – one and a half million students can’t be wrong, can they?
Study in the centre of Europe
Poland is the place where you can earn a diploma that will open the door to the best companies in Europe, even some of the best in the world. The country has many other advantages, such as the fact that its medical schools are accredited in the US and that, while studying in Poland, you have access to the EU’s study programmes and can do internships or traineeships abroad. With top-quality, internationally recognised degrees, almost no other region in the world can set your career off to such a promising start.
Live in a student city that’s bursting with different cultures
Study in the European Capital of Culture Wrocław, artistic Kraków, hipster Warsaw, multicultural Lublin, academic Poznań or coastal Gdańsk. There’s something for everyone in each city, from student pubs, to vegan restaurants and art galleries. Mingle with the crowd at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, explore Kraków’s Wawel Castle, go skiing in the Tatra Mountains or sail in the Masurian Lake District.
Ideal for a student budget
If you dream of being independent and going abroad, but worry about the cost, Poland is ideal for student on a tight budget. Dormitories start from €60 a month per student, cinema ticket starts from €2,50, and a lunch in the cafeteria starts from €2. No wonder Warsaw is the most affordable European student city according to 2016 QS Best Student Cities index.
More perspectives after graduation
Studying in Poland is just the beginning. Those wanting to start their own business, or find a job in an international company would benefit from a longer stay. Foreign companies operating in Poland prefer graduates from Polish universities. Academic Incubators of Entrepreneurship is a community that will help start your business, and the Technology Parks are also at your disposal. Additionally, there are the Warsaw Innovation Days, where start-ups can attract the attention of foreign investors. And did you know that in 2018 Poland became the first country from the former Soviet bloc to be ranked a 'developed market'?
If you wish to learn more about our long and rich tradition of university education, which offers opportunities for young people aspiring to get a European degree recognized throughout the world, we invite you to visit the website of the official campaign promoting the Polish higher education system: Ready, Study, GO! The campaign is managed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). NAWA is a new institution that has been set up to coordinate state activities driving the process of the internationalization of Polish academic and research institutions. The NAWA funding framework enhances the potential of science and higher education through mobility and international cooperation. NAWA programmes are aimed at fostering individual academic mobility as well as enabling the funding of international institutional cooperation.
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