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how much does a polish citizen pay to go to school in poland?

7 Aug 2008 /  #1
I have a dual citizenship, and I was wondering how much it costs to go to a university in poland? Also, when does the semester start there for the fall?

Thanks for all your help
7 Aug 2008 /  #2
i found some info but tell me which university you have in your mind because it varies ...for example, University of Economics in Krakow - from 1700 zł to 3000 zł per semester
Switezianka - | 463  
7 Aug 2008 /  #3
If you are a Polish citizen, you can study free.
7 Aug 2008 /  #4
you can study free.

yes, in theory...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 Aug 2008 /  #5
when does the semester start there for the fall?

brazilii 8 | 97  
8 Aug 2008 /  #6
yes, in theory...

NO!! Why in theory? My husband never paid for his studies.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
8 Aug 2008 /  #7
"Studia dzienne" at the public universities are for free but It means that you don't have to pay for classes, however you have to pay for books, some penalty exams and obviously for accomodation, food etc. so although It's "for free" many people can't afford It anyway. Studies at private univs. or wieczorowe/zaoczne (classes in evenings/weekends) cost more or less like pgtx wrote - except medical and few other cases.
Switezianka - | 463  
8 Aug 2008 /  #8
I haven't bought a single book connected with my studies throughtout three years. I've got everything I need in my institute library. It's enough to spend some time in the reading room. However, I have to spend some 30-40 zł a month for various photocopies.

, some penalty exams

Why do you assume every students needs to re-take exams?! If you f**ck around all year and remember that you're a student 3 days before the exam - then, yes, you have to pay. But you can study regularly and pass everything on zero and first terms.

and obviously for accommodation, food etc.

You pay for food and accommodation whatever you do, not only when you study.

What's more, if you've got a high średnia (something like GPA), you get a scholarship. In my uni it varies from 250 to 400 zł, depending on your średnia. You can also give private lessons in the subject you study or foreign languages (25-35 zł per hour) and get some odd jobs while you're a full-time student, without the fear that you will be overwhelmed with too much activities.

The conclusion is: the lazier you are, the more you have to pay.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
8 Aug 2008 /  #9
Why do you assume every students needs to re-take exams?!

I don't.
Siegfried 1 | 100  
8 Aug 2008 /  #10
First of all: hello everyone!
My first post here ;)

You can study in poland as a full time student - then you don't have to pay anything. Every half year you have two opportunities to pass the exams: first session, and then if you fail is secondary session. both free. If you fail both, then come the troubles: you may get fired(?) or you may have to pay for extra exam (if you are on 2nd+ year, on first year they just kick you out).

Additional costs are: books (if you don't like to go to library), accomodation, food.
You don't really have to buy books - your notes should be enough in most cases.

If you are good student with high grades you can get some small amount of money as reward every month- depends on the uni.

If you study as part-time student, you have to pay about 2500+ zl per semester. But if you are good, they can cut down your payment - to half or sth like this.

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