Study Masters on Cheapest Tuition in Poland: Application Process and Cost of Living

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Poland is currently one of the largest countries in Eastern Europe. The size of Poland is the same with Italy and it borders Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Russia. It also has a population of more than 38 million people, which makes it the sixth most populated EU member country. Studying abroad on low tuition in Poland is just like living  in the heart of Europe. With only a few hours and you will be in another country.

Poland has the popular Baltic Sea, plus the Masurian Lake District, the Tatra Mountains, vibrant cities, lovely towns, picturesque villages. Infact, in Poland everything is handy! Natural, cultural and historical diversity collectively make Poland a unique country for all. Warsaw is the capital, financial and political centre while Cracow is home to Polish history with wonderful monuments and Gdansk a city where you can taste not only the city life but also chill on the beach.

Great (north) Poland was founded sometime in 966. The tribes of southern Poland combined and formed Little Poland. Poland merged with Lithuania by royal marriage in 1386. The Polish-Lithuanian state attained the peak of its sovereign powers between the 14th and 16th centuries by achieving tons of military successes against the (Germanic) Knights of the Teutonic Order, the Russians, and the Ottoman Turks at the time.

How to Apply to a Master’s in Poland

If you’ve decided to study a Master’s course at a university in Poland, you will have to put together the right documents to prove that you satisfy the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, prior qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement in addition.

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What documents do I need to provide to apply in Poland?

Inorder to apply to a university in Poland you have to provide the following documents:

  • birth certificate;
  • recent photos;
  • international passport or national identity card;
  • one or two reference letters from previous employers or teachers;
  •  Past copies of your diplomas or certificates, including your graduated Bachelor’s degree;
  • academic transcripts;
  • letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Proof that you can support your stay in the country during your program.

Based on the nature of your chosen Master’s program, you may be required to provide scores for standardized tests such as the GRE, GMAT or LSAT. So do well to check and see  if your programme requires any of these, or others.

The list of documents required depends on the specific requirements of universities in Poland so you may be required to include additional documents. It’s equally possible that you’ll have to provide official English translations of your documents, or translations in the local language.

Prove your English skills

Since you’ll study an international degree in English, you’re expected to present a language certificate. Some popular options for international students are IELTS, TOEFL or C1 Advanced language certificates. You’re required to meet a minimum language score set by the university, and your test scores must not be older than 1-2 years. If you are unable to meet the minimum language requirements, you will have to improve your skills and scores by sitting for an English preparation course.

Application deadlines for Poland

The deadline for applying to a Master’s program in Poland are usually during summer (June-July), or in winter (January-February). Bear in mind that some universities operate rolling admissions, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.

In order to avoid delays or missed deadlines, submit your required documents well in advance.

Accommodation

There are a variety of options for arranging student accommodation in Poland. They vary based on the city and the university you choose. Many Polish HEIs operate their own dormitories, which are usually very cheap. However, most Polish students tend to rent a room in a private apartment.

 Health insurance

Do remember  that healthcare in Poland is available for students who come from EU/EEA countries, provided that they have a valid medical insurance in the national insurance system of their country. Typically,a valid passport, student identity card or doctoral student identity card and a valid European Health Insurance Card (Europejska Karta Ubezpieczenia Zdrowotnego)will entitle you to medical care free of charge in Poland.

Cost of living in Poland

Compared to other European countries, Poland is quite a cheap place to live and study. Prices depend greatly on the city, but a student can survive on EUR 300 at their monthly disposal. Average costs of student living goes from EUR 350 up to EUR 550.

List of Cheap Tuition Universities

Kazimierz Wielki University Bydgoszcz

UTP University of Science and Technology 

University of Economy in Bydgoszcz

Gdansk University of Technology

University of Gdansk

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice 

University of Silesia in Katowice

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