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Higher education system in Poland

In total, there are approximately 457 universities and collegiate-level institutions of higher education, including 131 government-funded and 326 privately owned universities. Poland is an active member of the Bologna Process, which allows every student to use its benefits, there are:

  •   All universities take part in various student exchange programs and projects like Erasmus+, Erasmus Mundus, Visegrad Fund, Horizon 2020, etc.
  •   Dual Degree Program is the academic program, which helps to obtain diplomas from two universities (polish and partner university) in the course of a single course of study.
  •   ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is a tool helps to evaluate student progress and simplify create an individual education program.
  •   After Bachelor’s degree in one course of study, student could to get master’s degree on another (within one branches: natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences etc)
  •   After bachelor’s degree students can officially take up full-time job at the company giving the possibility to get work experience and studying at the master’s studies
  •   Student’s Individual Plan is the study mode allows to combine and manage student’s work and study time. In other words, having an employment contract and accepted application by the dean’s office, student has the possibility to determine individual term and conditions with him lecturers for receiving credits for course.

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It is worth highlighting, the prices of higher education in Poland are much lower than in other European countries.

Polish university-level education system is consist of three cycles of studies:

  • Bachelor’s or Engineering Degree and lasts 3 or 3,5 years
  • Master’s Degree – 2 or 1,5 years
  • PhD – 4 years.

There are also uniform master’s studies lasts from 9 to 12 semesters (5-6 years). This special form of education involves with specificity these programs and no possible to divide studies into the first and second studies degree.

According to the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education following sciences field must be conducted exclusively as uniform master’s degree: medicine, dentistry, medical analytics, pharmacy, physiotherapy, veterinary medicine, law, pre-school and early school education, special pedagogy, psychology