Studying in Poland: information for foreigners

Both Polish citizens and foreigners can study at Polish universities. The requirements which have to be met by foreigners who would like to start and continue studying in Poland are defined by Polish regulations. The requirements concern mainly:

  • legality of stay in Poland,
  • documents confirming graduation from a primary school,
  • knowledge of the Polish language, etc.

The requirements which concern admission to a Polish university and further education in Poland are the same for both EU and non-EU citizens. According to the regulations of the Polish higher education system a foreigner is everyone who does not have Polish citizenship. Apart from that, the Polish legal system provides some privileges for particular groups of foreigners, including the EU citizens.