Universities in Poland offer qualitative education at a reduced and affordable cost. No wonder why many international students now chose to study in Poland. The cost of living is still significantly lower than in most of the EU countries. A total amount of 200-400 Euros is enough to cover the basic cost of accommodation, food and transport. The cost of entertainment and participation in cultural events are also much lower than EU average. Tuition fees ranges from €2000 to €10,000 per year depending on the program. Today I’m going to talk about some of these low tuition universities with tuition fees ranging from €2000 to €4000 per year.
University of Warsaw
University of Warsaw (UW), founded in 1816, is the best university and a leading research centre in Poland. The high level of scientific research, its connection with the education of students and the diversity and attractiveness of our teaching determines the position of the University in the country and worldwide. University of Warsaw is listed among top 4% of the World-Class Universities and recognized by prestigious international rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AKA Shanghai Ranking), the QS Top Universities, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the CHE Excellence Group 2010 (subjects: chemistry, physics).
UW educates over 53,500 students. It employs over 6,300 people, including 3,250 academic teachers. Currently, there are 20 faculties and 30 other units, including the Centre of New Technologies, Centre for Preclinical Research and Technology and University Technology Transfer Centre. The University collaborates with ca 1,000 foreign institutions, including 420 partnerships within the boundaries of more than 1,100 Erasmus agreements and 240 partners from 52 countries within the boundaries of university agreements on direct collaboration.
Tuition fees: €3000 to €4000 per year
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
The structure of the Jagiellonian University is unique in Poland. Among the 15 faculties, there are three which comprise the Collegium Medicum: The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health Protection. These three were separated from the University in 1950, following the Soviet model, and reincorporated in the Alma Mater in1993. Until recently, the Jagiellonian was the only Polish university with medical faculties, although currently the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń also has them.
The Jagiellonian University educates on the three levels: Ordinary, Masters, and Doctoral, following the principles of the Bologna Process. There are well over a hundred degrees and specialties available in Polish, as well as over a dozen in English. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been implemented in all courses and specialties, enabling trouble-free linking of studies at UJ with studies in other European countries. Together with the development of co-operation with a number of universities worldwide, this has enabled a great increase in student mobility.
Tuition fees: Starting from €2200 per year
Kozminski University, founded in 1993, is a private institution of higher education with full academic rights. The university has obtained Polish and international accreditations, as well as excellent results in global and national educational rankings which shows the high quality of its programs and services. Due to these qualities KU diplomas themselves have become coveted. The university’s offer includes various bachelor, master’s, MBA’s as well as Ph.D. programs. All of these are also offered in English. Kozminski University holds three international accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only 5% of business schools from around the world hold all three accreditations. The AACSB accreditation is awarded to such prestigious universities such as Yale and Harvard.
Tuition fees: €2074 to €2230 per semester.
University of Silesia
University of Silesia, is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Europe. The University has 12 faculties: Fine Arts and Music; Biology and Environmental Protection; Ethnology and Educational Science; Philology; Computer Science and Materials Science; Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; Earth Sciences; Social Sciences; Pedagogy and Psychology; Law and Administration; Theology; and Radio and Television, which faculty has been named in honor of one of the most eminent of Polish film directors, Krzysztof Kieślowski. Owing to the flexibility of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), within the frames of which the University works, inter-faculty and general studies degrees are also available. The University has almost 40,000 intramural and extramural students at the BA, MA, postgraduate and Ph.D. level students following 46 undergraduate and postgraduate programs subdivided into over 130 specializations. All courses are recognized by the ECTS, which facilitates international student exchange.
Tuition fees: €2000 to €4000 per year