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Why In Poland?

COST OF LIVING AND TRANSPORTATION

WHY STUDY IN POLAND

Poland in the heart of Europe

  • Lots of business possibilities and business partners
  • Polish university education system has a history of 650 years of educating high profile professionals.
  • It is a 38 million country in the heart of Europe.
  • Pole know English very well and are proud of their hospitality for foreigners.
  • Poland offers high level of personal security, outstanding culture and entertainment offer

Cost of living

  • The cost of living is still significantly lower than in most of the EU countries (200-500 Euros is enough to cover the basic cost of accommodation, food and transport)
  • Competitive cost of studies is very competitive (around 2000-5000 Euro a year)
  • The cost of entertainment and participation in cultural events are also much lower than EU average
  • Cheap and terrific public transport). It is entirely possible to function without a car.

Practical Information

Language of instruction .
There are more than 5000 courses in Poland taught in Polish language and more than 700 courses taught in foreign languages (mainly English). All courses in Polish are available here. All courses in English and other foreign languages are available through “Studyfinder” tool.
Typical course tuition fees.
Full-time studies (in Polish language) at public higher education institutions (HEIs) are free of charge for Polish students - plus international students who are citizens of the EU/EEA or who are from the countries that hold the Card of the Pole (Karta Polaka).
All other international students 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.

Fees at public and non-public HEIs are established by the institution itself under the condition that they cannot be lower than the costs of education process. The tuition fees range from EUR 2000 to 6000 per year and depend on the institution and study program (for MBA programs: about EUR 8000-12,000 per year).

Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Poland

  • Bachelor’s degree programme: 3 – 3.5 years
  • Master’s degree programme: 2 – 6 years
  • Doctorate/PhD: 3 year

Student Housing & Living Costs in Poland

Housing and cost of living in Poland are relatively cheap, especially when compared with other countries in Europe. To give you an idea of how much money you would need, here are some prices of food and utilities in Poland:

Meal USD $5.75
Coffee USD $2.19
Beer USD $0.75
Cinema Ticket USD $6.53
Monthly rent USD $490
Monthly Transport USD $26

Student Accommodation

Most universities in Poland offer accommodations to enrolled students. The price and quality may vary depending on the city and university of your choice. Normally you would pay around 65-80 USD monthly for a shared room and around 110-170 USD for a single room. It is important to know that the standard of the dormitories may vary greatly even between various student houses offered by the same university so you should do some research before deciding on one. One thing is for sure, whichever student house you pick you will be greeted by a friendly and helpful atmosphere.

While some students stay in student dorms during their course of studies, a lot of students prefer to rent private apartments. If you come from outside of Europe this might be a new experience, and one many Polish students would warmly suggest. You see, it is quite common in Poland to rent a room in a bigger apartment.

Since most students share flats in this way the student network is large and it is easy to find a roommate to split the costs. It is the ultimate deal, you pay for the accommodation and get new friends for free! The price range differs between cities and it depends on various factors: the location of the apartment as well as the size of the room you wish to rent.

Most monthly rents usually range between 160 and 220 USD. If you would rather be on your own, don’t worry about having to share! It is possible to find an apartment for one thought fair warning: the prices for one-room apartments are slightly higher. Regardless if you pick to stay in a dorm during the course of your studies or rent out a private apartment with a group of other students your options for housing are plentiful and depend solely on your preference!

Food costs

Food for an international student usually costs 100 – 150 EUR/month. You can save some money if you choose to buy groceries and shop from cheaper supermarkets. Some of the most common ones are Tesco, Auchan, Carrefour, Leclerc, and Lidl.

You can enjoy dinner in an affordable restaurant for only 5 EUR or pay 23 EUR for a three-course meal in an average restaurant for two. A light drink will cost you only 2 EUR.

Transportation costs

Public transport is the main option for students, who pay 50 EUR for a semester pass, which is available for 6 months. Many Polish cities have nice panoramic views and routes, so you can also walk by foot.

If you enjoy transportation by car, like 18% of the students in Poland, you will pay around 1 EUR/litre of gasoline.

Extra study materials

During your study programme, you will need to purchase books, research magazines, and other study materials. These are comment, in most cases, necessary and they can be purchased even from some universities. However, you are advised to buy them from book stores with old or used products, in order to save some money.

Culture

The culture of Poland developed as a result of its geography and connections to other countries, and it's rich thousand-year history. The Poland of today continues the traditions and customs of this history with origins in the Slavic culture. There were even Byzantine and Ottoman influences

  • FOLKS COSTUMES
  • ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS DAY
  • CHRISTMAS TRADITION
  • EASTER TRADITION
  • THE BLACK MADONNA (POLAND HOLIEST RELIC)