The cost of studying and living varies from one country to another. If you are planning to pursue your studies abroad, it’s very important that you consider the total cost that will be needed to complete your studies. In some countries the cost of tuition fees is very high and some people might not be able to afford it. In today’s article, I shall talk about the cost associated with studying and living in Poland.
Poland which is officially referred to as the Republic of Poland is a country situated in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. The country borders other European countries like Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania and the Russian province of Kaliningrad Oblast to the northeast.
Now let’s look at the cost of studying or the tuition fees charged by universities in Poland for international students.
Tuition fees in Polish Universities
Poland is very affordable country when it comes to tuition fees. Tuition fees charged by universities in Poland are one of the lowest in Europe. For programs in the fields of Engineering, Sciences, Arts , Humanities etc, international students are expected to pay between 1500 Euros to 3000 Euros per pear year. Tuition fees for Pharmacy and Medicine usually range from 8000 Euros to 15000 Euros per year. Note that you will be expected to pay part of this tuition fees in your home country before you start visa processing. You can contact your university or Polish embassy in your home country for more information.
Cost of living in Poland
Cost of living in Poland for students is equally low and affordable. In countries like the US, UK, Australia etc, students need about $1000 to $1500 per month for living cost, but in Poland, you only need a fraction of that. The cost of living in Poland ranges from 200 Euros to 400 Euros per month. This amount will cover the cost of transportation, feeding accomodation, buying of books, etc.
If you are applying for admission into a Polish university, please be mindful of the application times and deadlines. Universities in Poland only accept application twice a year which is usually between April to June for September/October start date and October to November for February/March start date. Ensure that you keep to this timing when sending your admission application to universities in Poland
How to apply for admission
Applying for admission into a Polish university is not difficult at all. You just need to have your computer and a good internet. All universities in Poland accept online application. Ensure that you have gathered all needed documents required by your university as these will be needed for upload during the application process. Once you have submitted, the school admissions department will contact you about the status of your application.