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Low Tuition Medical Universities: Wroclaw Medical University in Poland




    The coveted Wroclaw Medical University has the following faculties viz: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Postgraduate Education with Medical (6 years) and Dentistry (5 years) all English programs. Wroclaw Medical University application for admission to study English taught courses attract thousands of International applicants annually. Wroclaw University of Medicine has a good number of students and teaching staff within the recognized framework of the Socrates/Erasmus program of the European Union, especially in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Netherlands and England. Medical studies are equally cheap and low for international students.

    Wroclaw as a city itself has a rich medical tradition. Its very first hospital was founded in the 13th century. Medicine was first introduced and taught in 1745 with the establishment of the Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum. This was the first medical school in the city. Several popular doctors lived and worked in Wroclaw such as Alois Alzheimer – neurologist and psychiatrist, who talked about his findings regarding degeneration of the brain cortex (Alzheimer’s disease), Robert Koch – the one who created modern bacteriology (Nobel Prize in 1905), Paul Erlich – the one who pioneered modern chemotherapy (Nobel Prize in 1908).

    At present, Wroclaw Medical University is popular for its high quality medical education. The method of teaching is modernized by their team of highly qualified specialists. The Medical University also performs a wide range of scientific activities and provides the whole region of Lower Silesia with highly specialised medical care.

    English programmes of medicine and dentistry run for five to six successive academic years where medical, preclinical and clinical studies are adapted and taught in accordance with the European admission standards for medical education.

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    Applicants are required to have excelled in basic science programs in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and English. The academic year formally begins on the 1st of October and is divided into two five-month terms (semesters), plus examination sessions. The student must successfully complete all of the course work of one academic year, before being approved for promotion to the next year.

    Wroclaw Medical University admission requirements

    Generally,admission is based on high school grades in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, without necessarily an entrance exam. Candidates are selected purely on merit on the basis of grades achieved in their high school certificate in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Also, prospective students must have internationally recognized English certificate.

    Wroclaw Medical University application documents

     Your application package to Wroclaw Medical University must includes the following documents:

    • Application form (including personal questionnaire) for admission to studies, stating the chosen field of studies,
    • Copy of high school leaving certificate and transcript of grades in English language or with a translation into Polish, legalized by apposition of apostille (depending on country), and the translations have to be made by a translator approved by the Polish Ministry of Justice.  In exceptional cases copies can be accepted but they have to be confirmed for authenticity by a notary office in the country of student`s origin,
    • Copy of passport or personal identity document,
    • Four (4) recent passport photographs passport size (35×45 mm) signed on the back,
    • Copy of certificate that proves a good command of both written and spoken English (e.g. FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, IELTS),  
    • Birth certificate.
    • Health certificate,

    Transfer student must add original college transcript of records from the University he is leaving.

    The deadline for the application is 25th July  of every year for the following academic year.

    Tuition Fees:

    General Medicine in English, 4 year entry medical programme: 12000 Euro/year,

    General Medicine in English, 6 year medical programme: 12000 Euro/year,

    Dentistry in English, 5 year programme: 12000 Euro/year,

    Preparatory courses in English

    There are optional preparatory courses in biology, chemistry and physics which takes place in September every year for 3 weeks. Note that the total amount of 500 EUR has to be paid by 31st August to the account individually assigned to the student.

    There is also an intensive program of Polish language which runs during September for approx.40 hours and takes place at the Department of Foreign Languages of Wroclaw Medical University. Do your best to study medicine on low tuition in this institution.

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