- Good quality of higher education
- Low cost of studying and living
- Rapidly developing economy
- Lively culture
Studying in Poland
Poland is a fascinating country that is at the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Today, there are 140 state (public) higher education institutions and 261 private (non-public) ones. The system divides them into university-type and non-university institutions. The university-type HEI offers at least one doctoral programme.
Students pursue their studies at universities, technical universities and academies from October to February and from February to June.
The first-cycle studies, as per guidelines of the Bologna Process in European higher education, last 3-4 years (180-240 ECTS) and give the student an equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree. The second-cycle studies, i.e. the Master’s degree programme, last 1.5 – 2 years (90-120 ECTS). Master’s degree holders may enter the third cycle studies, the doctoral programme.
Working in Poland
Poland needs qualified employees.
Many Polish students work while studying. Foreign students can work part-time. Our Career Office offers professional assistance in finding part-time employment, paid and unpaid internships and help qualified students in finding appropriate employment after the end of studies.
Poland is an economy governed by free-market rules, additionally circumscribed by EU regulations. Current GDP is USD 27,700 and the current purchasing power parity is $1.052 trillion. The inflation rate in June 2017 was -0.8%.
Social and cultural life
Poland used to be an ethnically homogeneous place. International students change this: major educational centres of Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Cracow and other are becoming more culturally diverse.
Cultural events in Poland happen daily: concerts, shows, exhibitions, outdoor events and sports events. Sightseeing is excellent. Also, numerous cinemas, restaurants, cafes, recreation and wellness centres are waiting for you.
Perhaps Poland is your place in the world
Poland offers a great opportunity to experience living in another country and culture. Vistula Group of Universities offers you a chance to study in the heart of Europe in a lively, international environment, close to national and international business.
is the capital and largest city of Poland, a major international tourist destination and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. This amazing city is full of contrasts and surprises. It will inspire you.
How to reach Warsaw and where to stay
Warsaw is easily accessible by convenient international plane and train connections and a motorway network. Warsaw offers accommodation for all budgets – from exclusive apartments to youth hostels. Vistula Group of Universities does not have its own dormitories but it cooperates with student hostels.
Basic facts about Poland
Location: Central Europe
Distance to neighbouring countries from Warsaw
- Belarus 416 km,
- The Czech Republic 790 km,
- Germany 467 km,
- Lithuania 103 km,
- Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 210 km,
- Slovakia 541 km,
- Ukraine 529 km
Capital city: Warsaw
Major cities: Lodz, Cracow, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw
Population: close to 38 500 000
Total area: 312 685 sq km
Local time: GMT + 1 hr
Currency: zloty (PLN)
Climate: Summers are warm and on average around 19°C, but at times temperatures can be over 30°C. Winters are relatively cold and normally the temperature is below 0°C, but sometimes it can be quite mild.
Director of International Marketing and Recruitment
tel. +48 501 294 962
(cooperation with recruitment agencies and institutions)
International Admission Coordinator
tel.: +48 502 603 174
(cooperation with recruitment agencies)