High-quality education, low tuition fees, and low cost of living in Poland, are the obvious reasons international students often take a study trip to Poland. Poland is an active European member state. The Republic of Poland is one of the largest countries in Central Europe, bordering Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Apparently, there are over 400 higher-education institutions in Poland. Tuition fees are also below what is obtainable in Europe. Studying in Poland comes with huge benefits. See below reasons why you should consider studying in Poland:
Tuition and Cost of Living
Compared with other EU Countries, Poland offers inexpensive and sometimes free tuition to EU students. For example, English language courses offered at the University of Warsaw cost between £1,300 and £2,500 per year. The majority of courses in Poland cost significantly less than in the UK, with the notable exception of medical courses, which have fees of around £10,000 per year.
While Polish citizens don’t pay for tuition fees in public universities, international students are charged fees established by the universities. The cost are as follows :
- 2,000 EUR for Bachelor’s, Master’s degree courses and professional studies
- 3,000 EUR for Ph.D., specialised and vocational courses
Private universities have average tuition fees of 50,000 EUR/year, depending on the level of education and specialization.
Universities in Poland with affordable tuition fees
- Warsaw University of Technology;
- University of Information Technology and Management;
- Poznan University of Life Sciences;
- Poznan University of Technology;
- Medical University of Lodz.
Student living costs in Poland
Poland, to a large extent has a stable economy. The living costs vary. Larger cities such as Krakow or Warsaw require 450 – 550 EUR/month.
In smaller towns such as Radom, Sochaczew or Stalowa Wola, you will need a total of 300 – 350 EUR/month. The most expensive city in Poland is Pulkowice, where you will spend around 600 – 650 EUR/month.
Students’ Accommodation Cost in Poland
International students may find options in university residence halls or private rental apartments that can also be shared. Also, universities have services dedicated to students who seek to live off-campus.
The costs of accommodation in Poland are a bit above the European average of 200 – 300 EUR/month. However, private rental apartments have high standards. Below you will find the costs of housing in most of the Polish cities.
- For students who live alone: 368 EUR/month
- Students living on university campuses: 269 EUR/month
On-campus housing is not too accessible to students. Only 12% of them live in residence halls and 57% of them are satisfied with the services and the housing itself. A one-bedroom apartment in Krakow costs around 290 – 390 EUR/month, while Warsaw has prices of 380 – 501 EUR/month.