University of Bialystok

The University of Bialystok was established in 1997 from the Branch of Warsaw University after 29 years of its existence. Today UwB is one of the largest and strongest academic centres in North-Eastern Poland due to its scientific standards and potential.

 

The University consists of nine faculties, including one located abroad in Vilnius. Classes and lectures are delivered by approx. 850 academic teachers (nearly 200 are independent research scholars). At present the University educates approx. 17.000 students in almost 30 fields of study. It offers about 100 different postgraduate courses. The student movement is thriving: there are about 70 student research clubs at the University.

PhD degree studies are carried out within five University units: The Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics and Management, the Faculty of Philology, the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry and the Faculty of History and Sociology. UwB is entitled to confer 11 university degrees of doctor and 4 postdoctoral degrees.

VISA Requirements


  • A filled-in and signed Poland Student Visa Application form
  • Valid passport
  • Official Letter of Acceptance to a college or university in Poland
  • Resume
  • Certificates and Diploma
  • IELTS or TOEFL Certificate
  • Proof of Funds (At least 3 – 6 months in the bank)
  • Health insurance
  • 3 passport size photos
  • Visa application fee
  • Proof of accommodation in Poland (provided by the school)
  • Flight ticket
  • Certificate from school with Government Official Letterhead




Eligibility and Requirement


  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 60%
  • You must have an academic support from school (Support Letter) to study abroad
  • High School Diploma or A level diploma (at least 3 subjects)
  • English Proficiency Requirement
    • IELTS (>=6.0 points, academic level), or
    • TOEFL (>=87 points)IELTS




Courses Available


BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM

  • Physics; Medical Physics

  • Philology: English Philology

  • Computer Science

  • Pedagogy: Creativity, Art, Media

MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM

  • International Economic Relations

  • Philology: English Philology

  • International Relations

  • Computer Science: Internet and Mobile Technologies

  • Pedagogy: Cultural Animation




Job Prospect


According to the Law on Foreigners, all full-time foreign students are entitled to work in Poland without any work-permits. We do advise our students to start working only if they can combine work and study without hampering their study process




Online Procedure


1. Register in the System of Online Registration for Studies (IRK. Fill in (enter) only personal data - choose field of study, - pay recruitment fee (PLN 85)

Send scan of:

  • secondary school graduation certificate – candidates to first cycle (BA) studies (original document together with apostille and their translation*) or

  • higher education diploma (MA, BA or long-cycle) – candidates to second cycle (MA) studies (original document together with apostille and their translation*)

2. Wait for information on the candidate’s account from the recruitment office on the acceptance or refusal of the submission




Documents to Submit once accepted


  • A personal questionnaire (printed from the IRK System of Online Registration for Studies),
  • An application for the issue of Electronic Student ID (printed from the IRK,)
  • a foreign language declaration (printed from IRK) – only when a foreign language course is obligatory from the first year of study,
  • A secondary school graduation certificate - candidates to first cycle (BA) studies – original document (together with apostille and their translation*) to present during an inspection,
  • A higher education diploma (MA, BA or long-cycle) - candidates to second cycle (MA) studies – original document (together with apostille and their translation*) to present during an inspection,
  • An ID (e.g. passport or residence permit) – to present during an inspection,
  • Copy of document certifying candidate's knowledge of English language at B2 level, except for candidates whose English proficiency has been confirmed during the exam – original document to present during an inspection,
  • A health certificate only if specifics of study it requires (the original document together with its translation*) stating that there are no objections to study a selected field of study/specialization,
  • Copy of document certifying candidate's possession of:
  • Health insurance for the period of studies in Poland, or
  • European Health Insurance Card, or
  • General health insurance (Polish National Health Fund—NFZ), or
  • confirmation from the insurer that they would cover medical costs of at least 30 000 EUR
  • Original document to show during inspection (if the candidate does not have such document, he enclosed a declaration of its submission before start of first classes).
  • Authorization of candidate’s representative to submit documents in case he cannot do it himself,
  • Documents should be translated by a Polish sworn translator registered in the list of sworn translators of the Polish Ministry of Justice, or by:
  • A sworn translator registered in any Member State of European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the European
  • Economic Area Agreement, or Member States of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), or
  • A Polish consul in the country where the documents were issued, or an accredited in Poland embassy or consulate of the country which issued the documents or in which the relevant educational system operates




Duration


BA Programs - 3 years

MA Programs - 2 years





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