Poland is a country of ample opportunities. Its commitment to new ideas and technologies, its diverse natural landscape, rich culture and tradition, and, above all else, its people who are known for their hospitality and openness – these are arguably the country’s greatest assets. Would you like to see for yourself? Then come and study in Poland through SIEA



The continent of Europe is not only known for its ancient history, rich culture and millions of visitors from across the globe are also well known. The continent’s diverse culture is an electromagnet to students around the globe. Poland attracts a lot of International students every year because of the number of universities it holds. Therefore, if you choose to study in Poland, then it is worth the extra effort to select the best university and a soothing destination to live in. You can also share an apartment with your friends or classmates and enjoy the sceneries of Poland. Poland student visa consultants will explain Poland’s education system along with the lifestyle followed by most of international student living in the country. Following are 6 reasons why one should study in Poland.


General application documents

There is a list of minimum requirements that all students have to meet in order to get into a First degree and Master’s programme. This list includes:

  • High School Certificate
  • a Bachelor’s degree certificate and Transcript (Masters degree Applicant)
  • CV with the details about the school and professional career (optional)
  • one academic reference and one personal reference
  • filled-in application form (online on our website)
  • 4 passport-size photographs
  • copy of Passport
  • proof of English language proficiency (unless your previous degree was taught in English)
  • medical certificate with no contraindication for studying
  • payment of admission fee


Specific entry requirements

If you opt for a Master’s programme in the department of Arts, Physical Education, Teaching, Medical or Technical universities, you will have to take an additional aptitude test.

Also, depending on the programme, other documents might include:

  • certified secondary school certificate or an official replacement issued by the candidate’s high school
  • a supplement to the undergraduate diploma or a copy of your Bachelor’s thesis

University application deadlines in Poland

In most cases, the academic year at Polish universities consists of 2 semesters of 15 weeks each.

  • Beginning of October: Fall semester starts
  • Mid-February: Fall semester ends
  • Mid-February: Spring semester starts
  • End of June: Spring semester ends
  • Beginning of July – end of September: summer vacation

As far as application deadlines are concerned, they vary from university to university. Here are some common deadlines:

  • Application deadlines for EU/EEA students: mid-September (the latest)
  • Non-EU/EEA students: mid-July to mid-August (the latest)

Final steps after receiving the university acceptance letter

Firstly: Woo hoo! You got in!

Secondly: Let’s make a shortlist of things you should prepare and the errands you need to run once you get there.

  • As an EU/EEA student, you won’t need a VISA, but no matter what country you come from, you will need to apply for a temporary residence permit, as your first degree and Master’s degree will surely be longer than three months.
  • Don’t forget to call your university’s International Relations Office and get more information on the more practical aspects, like coming to Poland, medical care and insurances, your driving license, and more.
  • If you’re a non-EU/EEA student, for the VISA you’ll need (or at least it’s highly recommended) to get medical insurance in your home country or immediately after you arrive. If you don’t have this covered, you will have to pay every health service you will get and that will rack your bill to a substantial sum.
  • For EU/EEA students: you’re not off the hook: get your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), or else you won’t be eligible for free health insurance.


Studying in Poland is cheaper compared to other parts of Europe such as France, Germany, the UK or Scandinavia. You can save a good amount of money by studying at the Universities of Poland.


There are many different options for arranging accommodation in Poland. They vary depending on the city and higher education institution you choose. Many Universities have their own dormitories, which are usually the cheapest option available. However, most students prefer to rent a room in a private apartment.


The pricing of the student houses depends on the particular University. Usually the cost of accommodation in a dormitory ranges is around EUR 60-80 monthly for a shared room and between EUR 100-150 for a single room. However, the standard of the dormitories may differ greatly even between various student houses of the same HEI, so it’s good to do some research before the final decision. What doesn’t differ is the friendly and helpful atmosphere in the student houses.


It is quite common in Poland to rent a room in a bigger apartment. Most of the out-of-town students share flats in this way. The cost varies between cities and it depends greatly on the location of the apartment as well as the size and quality of the room. The monthly rent is usually between EUR 150 and 200. Some landlords may require a deposit of a similar amount. Don’t worry if you don’t have friends to live with. Sharing a flat with locals is an amazing opportunity: you can pay for the accommodation and get great friends for free! And if you really don’t like to share, you can find an independent apartment. The rent for the smallest, one-room apartment starts from about EUR 300 (in Warsaw).

Costs of living

Thanks to fast growing and stable economy low costs of living and studying, while enjoying high quality of teaching is like a trademark of Poland.

Poland is going through a process of rapid economic development, thanks to that costs of living are still significantly lower than in most of the EU countries. A total amount of €200-€400 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, which effects costs of studies to be very competitive.

The minimum rate for studies is 2000 Euro a year, which is a few times lower than the EU average. For rapid economic development Since 20 years Polish economy has significantly been growing. For high level of security and personal safety Poland is much safer than most of the European countries. Even the Nordic countries, considered as very safe, have much higher crime rate than Poland. It’s perfectly safe in here for international students of all races, beliefs and origins.