Poland - Study & Work

  March 10, 2016
Poland - Study & Work

Unique Selling Points Of Poland

  • Poland - located in the centre of Europe and seventh biggest country in the continent.
  • Poland provides world class education at highly ranked universities at affordable cost.
  • Living expenses: Very cheap compared to many other European Countries. It costs around Rs.10, 000 per month.
  • Part-time job opportunities: International students are allowed to work for Part-time in the country for about 20 hours per week legally. They are also paid well.
  • Stay back option: Post graduation, the students are allowed to stay there in the Country for a minimum of 2 years. Graduates can stay back to find full time jobs.
  • Accommodation: Almost all the Universities have their own dormitories inside their campus and they provide Accommodation to the students with all the facilities built-in.
  • ERASMUS: European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. The students can easily transfer their second year of studies to the other European country, with no additional cost.
  • Internship: Students are allowed to take part in the Internship inside or outside the Country; they are even paid well.
  • SCHENGEN Visa: The students are allowed to travel to the Schengen Countries [26 EU Countries] without an additional Visa.
  • Research opportunities: Excellent research opportunities are available to the students, post their graduation.
  • Easy Visa: The student is required to maintain a minimum of 3.5 Lakhs in his or his parents Savings account for at least 10 days and go for Visa.
Capital and largest cityWarsaw
Official languagesPolish
GovernmentParliamentary republic
Upper house
Lower house
National Assembly
312,679 km2[a] (69th)
120,696.41 sq mi
30 June 2014 estimate
38,483,957 [4] (34th)
Per capita
2016 estimate
$1.051 trillion[6] (21st)
$27,654 (49th)
CurrencyZloty (PLN)
Time zone
Summer (DST)
Drives on theright
Calling code48

Student Visa Requirements

  •   A filled-in visa application form
  •   Valid passport
  •   Official letter of acceptance to a school in Poland
  •   A short CV
  •   Your school certificates, diplomas and degrees
  •   Evidence of proficiency in the language in which you wish to study
  •   Confirmation of having the funds for studying and living in Poland
  •   Health insurance
  •   A photo

Poland prides on top-class medical universities. Their popularity is confirmed each year by thousands of students from countries like USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others, who take up the challenge and enroll for medical and paramedical studies. Thus, they are sure to get high quality education and a diploma recognized worldwide at the same time paying much less than in Western Europe, America or Australia.

Polish medical universities boast state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff that assure globally recognized research achievements in many scientific areas.

If you choose to study in a medical university in Poland you will not need to worry about your qualifications being recognized anywhere else. Being part of the Bologna process, Polish universities will offer you a degree recognized in whole Europe. What is more, Polish medical universities are listed and accredited by the most important institutions across the globe, like International Medical Education Directory (IMED), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or an American reputable organization National Board of Medical Examiners.

About the University

The Medical University of Warsaw is one of the oldest medical schools in Poland. For over 200 years it has provided education and training in medicine and pharmacy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The university's programs meet the highest international standards of university-level education and are based on the principles of good clinical and pharmaceutical practice.

The academic staff at the Medical University of Warsaw have gained national and international reputations for their contributions to the science and practice of medicine. Many of them hold the prestigious posts of National Consultants in different specialties.

The Medical University of Warsaw provides specialist referral tertiary and general services as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in its five affiliated teaching hospitals, which are also involved in scientific and clinical research. The University also holds a number of clinical academic departments located in other hospitals in Warsaw.

According Webometric Ranking of World Universities from January 2015, showing the involvement of academic institutions in existence on the Web, the university occupies the first place in Poland among medical universities, and 1826 in the world among all types of universities.

Medical University of Warsaw is a member of several international organizations: UNESCO, the European University Association (EUA), the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - Medical Association (ECTS-MA).

Having completed the basic science part of the study programme, the students are eligible to sit for the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step I and for the USMLE Step II on completion of the clinical part of the programme.

Medical University of Warsaw has:

  • 9,147 students, including 600 foreigners
  • 1,671 teachers, including 167 professors


Degree courses in 14 areas of study and 1 specialty.First-cycle undergraduate programs:
  • Audiophonology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Technology
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography
  • Dietetics
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic Science
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health
Second-cycle degree programs (post-diploma):
  • Dietetics
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health
Full-time degree programs:
  • Dentistry
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy

The English Division

The English Division of the Second Faculty of Medicine was established in 1993 at the Medical University of Warsaw for students interested in studying medicine in English.

The Division offers two programmes: a 6-year programme for high school graduates and a 4-year programme for college/university graduates. At the end of each program the graduates are awarded the MD degree and receive a medical diploma recognized in the European Union, USA, Canada and most other countries of the world.

The Medical University of Warsaw Premed College offers a preparation programme for medical school prospective students. The Medical School Preparation Programme (MSPP) includes an intensive English language course and a Polish language course followed by biology, anatomy, physics and chemistry preparatory courses.

More detailed information: http://2wl.wum.edu.pl/en

The Annually Cost Of Books And Other Equipment For Medical Students
Aprons, caps, gloves for dissecting-room200 PLN49 EUR
Stethoscope200 PLN49 EUR
Books, notebooks500-800120-193 EUR
Photocopying800193 EUR
Stationery, pens, crayons10025 EUR
TOTAL1800-2100 PLN434-506 EUR

About the University

Warsaw University of Technology is a technical research institution with traditions in education dating back to the XIXth century. It was founded in 1915. It is a forward-thinking institution where high-quality education meets world-class research and innovation. The Warsaw University of Technology is an academic institution of higher learning and shapes the future social elites.

It is one of the largest and best technical universities in Poland as well as in Central and Eastern Europe, as presented by prestigious Polish press rankings (“Wprost”, “Rzeczpospolita”). Warsaw University of Technology also takes 1st place in Poland in the "Ranking of Universities" among the technical universities published by the magazine "Perspectives".

According Webometric Ranking of World Universities from January 2015, the university is ranked 522 among all types of universities.

Some statistics:

  • 19 faculties and 1 college
  • 32 fields of study
  • 2,185 academic teachers
  • 37,020 students and graduate students
  • 13 of halls of residence with 5,428 of places
  • 1,131,706 volumes in WUT library; 4864 objects in WUT Digital Library
  • 536 projects research national and foreign
  • Top 3 fields of study: Computer Science, Administration, Management

The list of courses conducted in English:

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science at Electronics and Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer Science at Mathematics and Information Science
  • Mechatronics (spec. Photonics Engineering)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science at Electronics and Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Management
  • Computer Science at Mathematics and Information Science
  • Mechatronics (Photonics)
  • Photonics
  • Power Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Management and Production Engineering

All the detailed information is available at: http://www.students.pw.edu.pl/#choices

The cost of living in Warsaw
The main costsCost in PLNCost in EURO
Dormitories385-525 PLN for a month93-127 EURO
Monthly pass for Warsaw public transport for students55 PLN13,3 EURO
The cost of rent a room or flat800-1200 PLN for a room or a one-bedroom flat193-289 EURO
The minimum cost of daily alimentationabout 50 PLN a day12 EURO
Lunch in the restaurant20 - 30 PLN4,8-7,2 EURO
Taxi1,8 - 2,4 PLN for 1km +8 PLN flat fee0,43-0,58 EURO +1,9 EURO flat fee
Mobile phone pre-paid0,19-0,29 PLN per minute0,05 - 0,07 EURO
Ticket to the cinema18-25 PLN4,3 - 6 EURO
The cost of basic food productsbread (2 PLN), milk 1 l (2,5 PLN), mineral water 1,5 l – 2 PLNbread - 0,5 EURO, milk 1 l -0,6 EURO, mineral water 1,5 l - 0,5 EURO
Accommodation in a low budget hotel109-199 PLN per night26,3-48 EURO

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