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The basic requirements for a non-EU foreigner to go to a university in PL


Davey 13 | 388  
25 Jan 2008 /  #1
Does anyone know what the basic requirements are for a foreigner(non EU) to go to university in Poland? And also would you have to be fluent in Polish or are there a lot of courses offered in English?

Thanks.
noimmigration  
25 Jan 2008 /  #2
state of the art british institutions that contribute hugely to scientific and technological advances VS an eastern european shack in warsaw or krakow. ?
OP Davey 13 | 388  
25 Jan 2008 /  #3
Ummm
I'm from Canada.....and going to Britain for university would not help me out in my career path....
Sadek 4 | 136  
25 Jan 2008 /  #4
? And also would you have to be fluent in Polish or are there a lot of courses offered in English?

there are courses in English ...
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
25 Jan 2008 /  #5
Davey,ignore Noimmi,he's a loser that pretends to be a Law student in Glasgow........
atlantic 14 | 57  
25 Jan 2008 /  #6
Does anyone know what the basic requirements are for a foreigner(non EU) to go to university in Poland? And also would you have to be fluent in Polish or are there a lot of courses offered in English?
Thanks.

As far as I know, you do need to be fluent in Polish. But I guess it also depends on the school. I'm thinking of doing my master's in either the U.K. or Poland.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
26 Jan 2008 /  #7
uw.edu.pl/en/page.php/admiss/bwz_info.html
(University of Warsaw)

uj.edu.pl/dispatch.jsp?item=studia/obcokrajowcy.jsp&lang=en
(Jagiellonian University in Cracow)

guide.amu.edu.pl/amu/index.htm
(Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

umk.pl/en
(Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń)

- I think you get the idea now? ;-)
Michal - | 1,865  
27 Jan 2008 /  #8
There will be plenty of courses in Poland. They are desperate for foreign money but beware, a lot of these Eastern European courses are not up to scratch. I was in Kraków once, years ago and there were plenty of Americans having polish Language tuition. The lessons were not very good and they were just given certificates which entitled them to credit transfers in the united States.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
27 Jan 2008 /  #9
I was in Kraków once, years ago and there were plenty of Americans having polish Language tuition. The lessons were not very good and they were just given certificates which entitled them to credit transfers in the united States.

yeah and that was about a 100 years ago. the guy is asking about Polish universities - not some dodgy Polish tuitions. why dont you stop responding to all these things you have no idea about? youre such a loser!
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
27 Jan 2008 /  #10
Ditto. Christ i don't get this guy. The Poland of 1956 is different from the poland of 2008! Can i write it any simpler?

Davey, what do you want to study? If it's medicine, then you could study in poland in english and probably find work in western countries. In krakow there are hundreds of med students from west euro countries like norway, so apparently the degree is transferable. Engineering would be ok as well(uni of warsaw, politeknika wroclawska, gdansk), but if its business/economics you're interested in then you would be better off staying in canada (try UWO or crap i forget the name, its a reputable uni out east in nova scotia). Or a good school is the UK.

If it's just the experience you're looking for then why not try going abroad for 1 year? A buddy of mine recently did that and he had a great time.
Michal - | 1,865  
28 Jan 2008 /  #11
I was reffering to an experience of mine at the Jagiellonski University summer school programme in 1986.
Jabwaw 8 | 48  
28 Jan 2008 /  #12
Does anyone know what the basic requirements are for a foreigner(non EU) to go to university in Poland? And also would you have to be fluent in Polish or are there a lot of courses offered in English?

well Devey, Ive studied myself here in a private institute in Waw and the studies were all in English. So you don't have to bother with learning Polish before starting your studies. As far as most public universities are concern then from last couple of years they have started offering some courses in English. So you may check with public universities. Anyway if it wont help then there are hand full of private institutions which you can chose from who are offering variety of courses being taught in English. If you need any recommendation of any private school in Warsaw then let me know :)
OP Davey 13 | 388  
28 Jan 2008 /  #13
Davey, what do you want to study?

Linguistics...I want to be a translator so my goal would be to learn Polish anyway eventually
Michal - | 1,865  
28 Jan 2008 /  #14
You would have to be very good to be a translator.
OP Davey 13 | 388  
28 Jan 2008 /  #15
Like you?=)
Michal - | 1,865  
28 Jan 2008 /  #16
I would very much doubt if you will ever reach my high standards and would never hold it against you if you fail. I will do anything to help you, though and am always prepared to correct your mistakes should you want me to.
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240  
28 Jan 2008 /  #17
my high standards

ha ha your what?

am always prepared to correct your mistakes should you want me to

no we dont want you to, its always your mistakes that need to be corrected. you bring shame on all people who you translate on here, the standard of your translations is very, very poor.

You are no match for me flower, so im not surprised seing you back away.
OP Davey 13 | 388  
28 Jan 2008 /  #18
Ummm Michal high-jacked my thread....
but anywayy, I was thinking University of Silesia....any comments?
El Gato 4 | 351  
28 Jan 2008 /  #19
summer school programme in 1986.

Here's an idea. Don't reply to anything about current events, seeing as your stuck living in 1980s Poland. Just go find a busy intersection and play catch the car bumper, okay?

Much appreciated :]
OP Davey 13 | 388  
28 Jan 2008 /  #20
Ummm Michal high-jacked my thread....

Here's an idea. Don't reply to anything about current events, seeing as your stuck living in 1980s Poland. Just go find a busy intersection and play catch the car bumper, okay?

Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
29 Jan 2008 /  #21
University of Silesia....any comments?

I don't remember the UŚ being particularly famous for its linguistics... The most trumpeted would be Poznań (the UAM), especially in the German/English Studies, and then of course Warsaw University - regarding translation you would probably want to have a look at the Institute Lingwistyki Stosowanej - Institute of Applied Linguistics. As an English Studies student, I had lots of friends over at the ILS and "shared" some of the teachers with them, so I know the ILS was a veritable factory of good translators/interpreters. You would have to have a language pair though - English/Russian, English/German or such. At most (used to be all, but standards are falling) universities, many language studies are conducted in the language of choice, so English Studies were all done in English etc. This of course cannot be true in case of Oriental or African language studies, where you have to learn the lingo from scratch ;-) In the case of German, English, French, Russian, maybe others - the authorities assume you have *learnt* the language at secondary school and want to use it to study the culture, linguistics, history of said country(ies).

Check out the ILS. I think it's worth it.
OP Davey 13 | 388  
29 Jan 2008 /  #22
Magdalena

Thanks Magda!
I was particularly thinking Silesia because it's extremely cheap and residence is cheap as well....I cannot find tuition prices on any other of these university websites?
Magdalena 3 | 1,837  
29 Jan 2008 /  #23
I would email them to find out. The thing is... these are state universities, and I'm not totally sure that there are any fees for day students. I have no idea how that would work out for foreigners, but again, the easiest way is to e-mail the faculties you are interested in and get going :-)

rekrutacja.uw.edu.pl/index.php?display=english/recruitment2

this is what I found regarding fees at Warsaw University.

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