Study in English

Admissions

Undergraduate: The undergraduate programme lasts 3.5 years (7 semesters). After completion of this Bachelor programme, the graduate will be awarded the Professional title of inżynier (engineer) with a note that the programme was taught in English

Graduate: The graduate programme lasts 1.5 years (3 semesters) or 2 years (4 semester). We welcome the graduates from first degree programmes such as Bachelor (BA or BSc.) The programme concludes with Master Thesis leading to a Master degree with a note that the programme was taught in English.

Rules and mode of enrollment

Non-nationals can be admitted to undergraduatestudies disregarding the rules of enrollment applicable to Polish nationals, who:

  • hold a legalized or an apostille bearing certificate or other document obtained abroad which authorize them to seek admission to studies at universities of each type in the country within the system of which an institution that issued the certificate operates, recognized as equivalent to the respective Polish maturity certificate, according to the regulations on nostrification of school certificates and maturity certificates obtained abroad or recognized, under an international agreement, as authorizing to take up such studies in the Republic of Poland;
  • prove that they have specific aptitude for taking up studies in fields that require such aptitude.

Non-nationals can be admitted to graduate studies disregarding the rules of enrollment applicable to Polish nationals, who:

  • hold a legalized or apostille bearing diploma or other document of graduation from a university abroad authorizing them to take up second degree studies in the country where it was issued, recognized as equivalent to a respective Polish diploma of completion of studies according to the regulations on nostrification of diplomas of completion of studies obtained abroad or recognized, under an international agreement, as equivalent to a respective Polish diploma of completion of first degree studies or as authorizing to take up second degree studies in the Republic of Poland.

Non-nationals can be admitted to graduate studies disregarding the rules of enrollment applicable to Polish nationals, who:

hold a legalized or apostille bearing diploma or other document of graduation from a university abroad authorizing them to take up second degree studies in the country where it was issued, recognized as equivalent to a respective Polish diploma of completion of studies according to the regulations on nostrification of diplomas of completion of studies obtained abroad or recognized, under an international agreement, as equivalent to a respective Polish diploma of completion of first degree studies or as authorizing to take up second degree studies in the Republic of Poland.

In the case when certificates, diplomas or other documents obtained abroad, are subject to recognition in the mode of nostrification, a non-national shall present a certificate confirming the equivalence to a respective Polish maturity certificate or a diploma of completion of studies no later than until the end of the first semester of studies, and in justified cases beyond the non-national's control, also at a later date agreed by the rector or head of a scientific unit other than the university's organizational unit.
Non-nationals can be admitted to studies if:

  • they hold a visa or a residence card or a different document authorizing them to stay within the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • they are of good health documented by a doctor's certificate confirming no contraindications to take up education in their chosen major or form of education;
  • they hold an insurance policy against illness or consequences of accidents for the period of their education in Poland or a European Health Insurance Card or they take out insurance at the National Health Fund immediately after they start education.
  1. The following persons may enroll in and complete education pursuant to the rules applicable to Polish nationals:
    1. non-nationals who have been granted a permit to settle;
    2. holders of a valid Polish Charter;
    3. non-nationals who have the status of refugee granted in the Republic of Poland;
    4. non-nationals who have been granted temporary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
    5. migrant workers who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union, Swiss Confederation or a Member State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area as well as members of their families if residing in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
    6. non-nationals who, in the territory of the Republic of Poland, have been granted a permit for stay of a long-term resident of the European Communities;
    7. non-nationals who have been granted in the territory of the Republic of Poland a permit for fixed-term residence in connection with the circumstances referred to in Article 53, section 1, subsections 7, 13 and 14 of the Act of 13 June 2003 on Aliens (Journal of LawsNo. 128, item 1175, as amended);
    8. non-nationals who have been granted supplementary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland;
    9. citizens of Member States of the European Union, Members State of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or of Swiss Confederation as well as members of their families holding a permanent residence permit.

    Nationals of Member States of the European Union, Swiss Confederation or Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and members of their families and persons who hold a valid Polish Charter, who have funds necessary to cover the maintenance costs during the period of study may enroll in and complete studies:

    • either pursuant to the rules applicable to Polish nationals, with no entitlement however to a maintenance grant, special grant for disabled persons, accommodation grant, meals grant or aid payments, or
    • pursuant to the rules applicable in third states as specified below.

  2. Non-nationals who do not have the rights to study on conditions applicable to Polish nationals, may enroll in and complete education on the basis of
    1. international agreements, pursuant to the rules defined therein;
    2. agreements concluded between higher education institutions and foreign entities, pursuant to the rules defined therein;
    3. decisions of the minister responsible for higher education or the respective minister;

    In such case non-nationals may enroll in and complete education:

    1. as holders of scholarships awarded by the Polish party;
    2. on a fee-paying basis pursuant to § 17 of the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated 12 October 2006 on enrolling and following studies and training by non-nationals and on their participation in scientific research and development works (J.L. of 2006, no. 190, item 1406);
    3. without a fee and scholarship benefits;
    4. as holders of scholarships awarded by the sending party, without paying tuition fees;
    5. as holders of scholarships awarded by higher education institutions.

Recruitment process:

Fees:

The candidates are requested to pay enrolment fee of 18 EUR
Tuition fee: depending on the programme ,the tuition fee varies from 2 000 – 3 500 EUR per year

After registration for studies (filled application form) foreigners are required to pay enrolment fee of 18 EUR to the following bank account: PL 93 1060 0076 0000 3210 0022 5395 at Alior Bank SA, BIC(SWIFT): ALBPPLPW. Please, add the information for the beneficiary: admission fee, name and surname of the candidate.
After acceptance for studies foreigners are required to pay tuition fee to the following bank account: PL 93 1060 0076 0000 3210 0022 5395; at Alior Bank SA, BIC(SWIFT): ALBPPLPW.. Please, add the information for the beneficiary: tuition fee, name and surname of the candidate.

Necessary documents:

  • printout of the online application in the University system
  • confirmation of admission payment
  • documents confirming possessed education with apostille (more)
  • certified translation of the documents to the English language done by a sworn translator
  • document certifying the knowledge of English
  • medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to undertake education in a chosen field of study and form of education
  • document that certifies the candidate's possession of health insurance or casualty insurance for the period of studying in Poland
  • four photographs (35mm x 45 mm) taken according to the guidelines for issuing visa
  • the copy of the first page of passport with personal information and photo.

Visa and residence legalisation

Students from the EU / EFTA

Citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area do not need a visa to enter Poland. However, after beginning your studies you have to apply for a temporary residence permit after arrival in Poland. The residence permit is valid for one year and can be extended every year until the completion of your studies. This permit also entitles you to work in Poland.
You will find more information here or here

Students from outside the EU / EFTA

Non-EU citizens should obtain a visa before their arrival in Poland. Candidates receive an acceptance letter from the University which can be issued once all the application documents are submitted. Visa policies can vary depending on the country and an acceptance letter might not be sufficient to obtain a visa in some countries.
More information can be fund on: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/visa

Accommodation

University of Agriculture guarantees a place in a student residence for each foreign student who went through admission process. Monthly fees for a place in student residence are set each year (usually about 90 EUR per person per month). Rooms are usually twin, triple or quad (two, three of four single beds in a room) and the kitchen and bathroom are shared between several rooms (this arrangement may be different in different residences). Rooms have basic equipment: a bed, bed linen, a night lamp, a table, a wardrobe. There is no cutlery, tableware, pots or pans in the kitchen. All residence halls offer student canteens. After filling out the on-line form, it has to be printed out, signed and sent to a respective unit.

Accommodation Form

Scholarships

Scholarship to non-nationals who are holders of scholarship awarded by the Polish party and to non-nationals of Polish origin studying in the country of their residence
under Art. 43 section 3 item 1 and section 7 of the Act dated 27 July 2005, the Law on Higher Education (J. L. of 2005, no. 164, item 1365 as amended)
Scholarships are administered by:
Biuro Uznawalności Wykształcenia i Wymiany Międzynarodowej
(Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange)
ul. Ogrodowa 28/30, 00-896 Warszawa, tel.+48 22/826-74-34
www.buwiwm.edu.pl, e-mail: biuro@buwiwm.edu.pl

The Bureau also implements the tasks concerning:

  • recognition of education obtained abroad;
  • education of non-nationals in Poland and Polish nationals abroad;
  • administrative and financial service of the State Certification Commission for Polish as a Foreign Language and state examination commissions.

Scholarships are awarded for particular years of studies for the period not longer than the duration of studies specified by the university's senate. A scholarship can be also awarded for a period shorter than an academic year.
Applications from non-nationals for granting a scholarship for the first time, are handed over to the Bureau or directly to competent ministers by Polish or accredited in the Republic of Poland diplomatic or consular representations or by foreign institutions authorized to do so.
Applications for granting a scholarship for another year of education are submitted by non-nationals via the university where they study, not later than by 30 November, and in the case of applying for scholarship for a summer semester – by 31 March.

Scholarships are paid directly to scholarship holders by the units where these persons study. A scholarship is paid during months in which classes are held according to the course of studies, not longer than for 10 months within a calendar year. In justified cases a competent minister may make a decision to pay a scholarship in months when there are no classes.

In the case when a scholarship holder obtains a permit to prolong the period of education in the Republic of Poland, the minister may also award a scholarship for the remaining period of education. The minister may also prolong paying the scholarship after completion of education, however for the period not longer than 3 months.

A scholarship cannot be awarded for another year of education if a scholarship holder:

  1. repeats a semester of year of studies;
  2. does not hold a valid visa, residence card or other document authorizing him/her to stay within the territory of the Republic of Poland for definite time;
  3. stays, within the period other than inter-semester breaks, outside the Republic of Poland for a period longer than 30 days.

A non-national who has not been awarded a scholarship for another year of education, may seek a scholarship after the reason for non-awarding a scholarship ceased to exist.
Payment of a scholarship can be suspended if a scholarship holder did not timely pass the examinations provided for in the course of studies. The payment is restored when any outstanding examinations as provided for the course of studies are passed not later than by 30 November.

A scholarship can be cancelled in the case when a scholarship holder:

  1. provided false information on the basis of which he/she has been granted a scholarship;
  2. many times repeats a semester or year of studies or fails to fulfill a student's duties;
  3. has been disciplinarily punished or validly sentenced by a court for an offence committed intentionally or for an intentional fiscal offence.

Students who are scholarship holders can be granted once during their entire education within the Republic of Poland:

  • a relocation allowance at the first year of studies;
  • a hardship benefit.

Scholarship holders can also be granted a benefit in connection with preparation of their diploma thesis.

Living in Krakow

  • average cost of flat rent 700-1500 PLN per month
  • cost of accommodation in a student residence 350-490 PLN per month
  • city transport c.a. 60 PLN per month (student ID card entitles to discount)
  • food and other expenses c.a. 700 PLN per month

Health insurance

Non-nationals from the EU Member States or member states of the European Free Trade
Association (EFTA) – party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area can avail themselves of the services provided that they hold a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) issued in the country of origin.
Non-nationals from countries which are not the EU Members or from member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area may take out voluntary health insurance at the National Health Fund.
If a student has been recognized as a person of Polish origin in the meaning of the Act on repatriation and if he/she is not subject to obligatory health insurance for other reason, then a contribution is paid by the university.

More information about insurance can be found at:
https://www.ekuz.nfz.gov.pl/en/info_dla_uprawnionych_z_innych/general-information-concerning-access-health-care-during-temporary-st
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559&langId=pl/

More information about signing an agreement with the National Health Fund can be found :
http://www.nfz.gov.pl/new/index.php?katnr=2&dzialnr=1&artnr=1443 (in Polish only).

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