• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

  • Polish higher education institutions offer a diverse range of study programmes in Polish and in foreign languages, mainly in English. The number of degrees in foreign languages is growing.


    Every institution publishes online information about the fields of study in which it offers education. At present, more than a half of the 119 existing fields of study are accessible in a foreign language.


    Polish university education system has a history of 650 years of educating high profile professionals. It resulted with a profit not only for Poland, but also for many countries all over the world, where the Poles brought their profesionalism and the spirit of innovation. For example, Ignacy Domeyko established the geology research in 19th century Chile. Between 1872 and 1876 Ernest Malinowski built the world's highest located railroad in Peru. Bronisław Malinowski was a creator of modern anthropology.  Ten Nobel Prizes were awarded to Polish artists, scientists and other public figures. Maria Skłodowska-Curie is one of only four laureates to receive a prize twice.


    Today, the Polish higher education system is developing dynamically. Poland holds fourth place in Europe (after the United Kingdom, Germany and France) in terms of the number of people enrolled in higher education. The total student population at over 450 higher education institutions numbers almost 2 million. Each year almost half a million young people begin their education at universities and colleges. Polish universities offer more than 200 high quality study programmes as an integral part of the European Higher Education Area. Most schools offer their courses also in foreign languages.


    Since 2007/2008 academic year Polish higher education system has been divided to three stages, which are: Bachelor (Licencjat, Inżynier), Master (Magister), and Doctor (Doktor). This system applies to all fields of education except Law, Pharmacy, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry, which are still based on two-stage system (Master and Doctor).


    Please have a look at the detailed presentation of the Polish  higher education institutions offering study in English:




    For more information about the options, requirements and possibilities, please visit the following websites:

    Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education:
    Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland:

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