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Admitted To Warsaw University Of Technology (Politechnika Warszawska)


Polandandpakist 1 | 2
13 Aug 2010 #1
Hey guyz , i am admitted to to electrical engineering and i will be starting from 1 OCT 2010. Please Tell me a bout the reputation and how can my german and english skills would help me in poland. I am also looking for private accomodation since the dormitory is full. Please advise me where can I find accomodation for 100 euro per month and it should be good town. Regards
Harry
13 Aug 2010 #2
Please advise me where can I find accomodation for 100 euro per month

You can't. Not for that much.
OP Polandandpakist 1 | 2
13 Aug 2010 #3
Thanks Harry for your prompt reply. Please also enlighten me about the prestige of Warsaw University Of Technology. Please tell me the minimum amount required for accomodation @ per month ? University dormitory was offering EUR100 per month but unfortunately i missed it.
ukpolska
13 Aug 2010 #4
My sister-in-law is starting University in Warsaw and what I gather is that quite a few people share flats.
So it maybe an idea to go to the University, or if they have a website, to see if people need an extra person to share.
pgtx 30 | 3,159
13 Aug 2010 #5
if they have a website, to see if people need an extra person to share.

a message board at the campus is a good place to find a roomie...
Midas 1 | 571
13 Aug 2010 #6
lease advise me where can I find accomodation for 100 euro per month

- in Wrocław?

Nowhere.
zetigrek
13 Aug 2010 #7
- in Wrocław?

he said Warsaw not Wrocław...
Midas 1 | 571
13 Aug 2010 #8
Right, Warsaw ( sorry for not reading it right, had a long day ).

This does in fact make it worse. For 100 euro per month it might be tough to rent a toilet cabin on Centralny Train Station these days.

I used to own a small bachelor's pad in downtown Warsaw ( near Intraco ) which I sometimes rented and the market rent on this little piece of heaven was 1200 zł/per month ( without bills ).
zetigrek
13 Aug 2010 #9
he will rent a room for a lil bit bigger price I think (but not sure). It depends where.
If you choose the suburbs check the metro stations where you will have a nice connection with PW. If not don't even try to go by bus to school... it's better to rent a room downtown and pay twice.
OP Polandandpakist 1 | 2
14 Aug 2010 #10
Thankyou guys !!! All of you. !! :) I am seriously considering somethings now ..... Please also tell me about the reputation as you are locals and no more than PW than me ?? Are people friendly and nice to talk to in Warsaw? will I be discriminated because i am a Pakistani ? what is the scoop of sports in Warsaw ? I am gettin some language lessons here in my country and I hope i will have good command of polish language in some days !

I once again thank all you guys for your support ! God bless you always !
Midas 1 | 571
14 Aug 2010 #11
Please also tell me about the reputation as you are locals and no more than PW than me ??

Good technical school by Eastern European standards, half-decent by U.K./U.S./European standards.

Are people friendly and nice to talk to in Warsaw?

Some are, some aren't.

will I be discriminated because i am a Pakistani ?

Discriminated - unlikely, most people in educational institutions are above that.

Still, the local thugs/skinheads/football hoolies might whoop your ass for being a Paki. Chances of that happening are much lower than they were in the 1990's though.
bawneet - | 2
21 Oct 2010 #12
Hi Polandandpakist

I am really confused by reading these posts.
U must b in Poland ryt now.
I am also an aspirant of WUT in Power Engineering.
Can u plz help me about the real scene i.e cost of living & work..
Manazir - | 13
21 Oct 2010 #13
Yes please do tell us how are you doing right now? As i have plans to apply there for next year in civil engineering!
Torq 32 | 2,897
21 Oct 2010 #14
A question to all the people from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria and so on, who want to study
in Poland: Why Poland? I mean, most of you speak English, why not go to an English speaking
country? It will be possible for you to communicate with people, without having to learn one
of the most difficult languages in the world, the wages are better, if you want to study and work
at the same time. Really, people, why Poland? It makes so little sense, so VERY little sense,
that it makes me suspect that 90% of posters, who introduce themselves as Pakistani, Hindu,
Nigerian etc. future students in Poland, are in fact nothing but trolls.
Teffle 22 | 1,321
21 Oct 2010 #15
Yeah, was thinking that too. It's strange.

Better universities in Britain & Ireland too.

Mind you, I did meet a Nigerian guy who studied in Poland before coming to Ireland.
zetigrek
21 Oct 2010 #16
Torq

Teffle

The answer is simple - Polish Unis are much more cheaper than British or Irish. Also the cost of living are lower (but I agree it's difficult task to find a work here in Poland when someone is a foreigner).
Bolle 1 | 147
21 Oct 2010 #17
Not everyone can study in Britain, Ireland, USA etc. All schools have limits and standards that must be met before entrance into the institution.

These pakis coming to poland were probably not accepted to these better known english unis so they chose Poland - i'm sure plenty of others chose czech rep, hungary, germany, austria etc...

They go where they are accepted. Anywhere in Europe is better than pakistan or nigeria. And poland is in the EU so i'm sure they will try to make their way over to western europe eventually.
Manazir - | 13
21 Oct 2010 #18
@ Torq:

When I joined this forum, I introduced myself in a seperate thread under the title "introducing myself" and I answered that question about why I wanna come to Poland before anyone asked.

Anyways, ill say it here again, although 'Bolle' and 'zetigrek' answered half the question :)

First of all, I wanna study in EU, because in USA, Canada, or Australia, its quite expensive and getting in uni there is very hard! Plus, USA and Canada is on the other side of the world. anyways, so in EU, i searched for my program (architecture/ civil engineering) in english in Germany, Finland, Sweden et al. but unfortunately, there is no bachelors degree available in those places in english, but at WUT, i found my course in english, so which is a good option for me! Therefore, i chose Poland. plus, i got loadz of friends in Poland, so thats not bad :)

PS: I am a Bangladeshi but been living abroad for 12 years (i was in my country only for 5 years)
Torq 32 | 2,897
21 Oct 2010 #19
because in USA, Canada, or Australia, its quite expensive and getting in uni there is very hard
(...)
i searched for my program (...) in Germany, Finland, Sweden et al. but
unfortunately, there is no bachelors degree available

All right, that makes slightly more sense now. But still... Hungary, Czech Republic or Slovenia
are all in the EU, have equally good universities (if not better), wages are better and climate
is nicer there. Also, if you're looking for low cost of living and cheap education then Romania
or Bulgaria (both EU countries) would both be more logical choices.

You say that you have some Polish friends. That's OK, but most foreign students, when they
first come here, do not. So, why Poland? It is indeed strange. Especially that our country is
usually depicted abroad as not very friendly for foreigners, with xenophobic population,
aggressive skinheads etc. (of course, it's all bullcrap, but such image exists.)
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
21 Oct 2010 #20
So, why Poland?

A typically Polish attitude.
You seem to think Poland would always be anybody's last choice, made out of necessity or despair. Why so serious? ;-)

I personally think that Politechnika Warszawska is a kick-ass university, and would congratulate anyone who got admitted.

Wake up everybody, Poland is a beautiful country with fun people and a lot to offer! :-D
Teffle 22 | 1,321
21 Oct 2010 #21
Wake up everybody, Poland is a beautiful country with fun people and a lot to offer! :-D

I don't think anyone on the thread is saying it isn't.
Torq 32 | 2,897
21 Oct 2010 #22
You seem to think Poland would always be anybody's last choice, made out of necessity or despair.

Not at all. Simply - other choices that I mentioned are much more logical. That's all.

Poland is a beautiful country with fun people and a lot to offer!

Oh, absolutely. Actually, there is a banner saying exactly that, hanging over my bed ;)
Trevek 26 | 1,702
21 Oct 2010 #23
Polish Unis are much more cheaper than British or Irish. Also the cost of living are lower (but I agree it's difficult task to find a work here in Poland when someone is a foreigner).

Not wrong there. I once wrote a PhD thesis at a Scottish uni, defended and was asked to rewrite. For various reasons I never got around to doing so so it got shelved. I recently learned it was possible to finish and submit the rewrite (after 6 years) although it would cost me around 1500 pounds (this is just to submit and have it examined, no supervision etc). That works out at around 7500 zlots. To do a completely new PhD in Poland would cost only a bit more than that.

Another thing to consider is that there are a number of international funding programmes which might be applicable to people studying in EU/Poland which would make it financially easier than UK or US.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
21 Oct 2010 #24
work..

There is no work for foreign students that can't speak Polish, unless you count native English speakers moonlighting as English teachers.

If you do find work, it'll be for about 5zl an hour.
Manazir - | 13
21 Oct 2010 #25
Yep, i did search Hungary and they do have programes in english, however, Hungary turned out to be more costly (tuition fee, living isn't expensive tho) ..... and other countries like Czech Rep, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia etc, i'm not sure if they offer studies in english BUT even if they do, my dad would disagree sending me in those places lol

and about living life in Poland, well, let's just say, i'll have to get used to it :) ...... if might be strange and all to me in the beginning but will be fine later hopefully (altho i might find it hard to get a mosque to pray haha) ....

and about those people, well they r basically everywhere.
Torq 32 | 2,897
21 Oct 2010 #26
and other countries like Czech Rep, Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia etc, i'm not sure if they offer studies in english

I'm quite sure they do.

even if they do, my dad would disagree sending me in those places lol

?

altho i might find it hard to get a mosque to pray haha

You will find one in Warsaw, no worries.

Anyway - best of luck to you in your studies. I hope they will give you plenty of useful
skills, which later you will be able to use to make your home country a better place to live.
I'd say that Bangladesh, as a developing country, is in bad need of good engineers.
I am glad that Poland can help Bangladesh with giving education to its future elite.
Manazir - | 13
21 Oct 2010 #27
A typically Polish attitude.

Cheers! xD
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
21 Oct 2010 #28
Better universities in Britain & Ireland too.

10K per year and rising for tuition fees alone for foreign students, plus a crack down on foreign students work over their allowed limit - now do you understand why they applying to study in Poland? Plus there's added benefit if they manage to find a wife there when they've completed their studies they can move to the UK..

Also student visas are not as easy to get hold of for the UK as they were, so I'd say a great number of them studying in Poland are using fraudulent education quals or wouldnt meet the maintenance funds requirements to be able to study in the UK.

I wanna study in EU

You mean Europe?

Anyway - best of luck to you in your studies.

You think he's going back? He has a cheek to look down on the Czeph Republic..
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
21 Oct 2010 #29
We hardly see eye-to-eye, but in this case, you're bang on the money.

The only purpose for most of them coming here is to try and find a Polish wife or find the means to stay in the EU. The quality of most academic studies is usually extremely low by European standards, especially in private universities - why would they waste the money if it wasn't for the chance of staying in the EU?

I still can't figure out why many of them think that they can work here.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
21 Oct 2010 #30
We hardly see eye-to-eye, but in this case, you're bang on the money.

It's going to get a damn sight more expensive, since home student fees are set to rise to about 10K and immigration caps are tightening, Poland should brace itself for an influx..

I still can't figure out why many of them think that they can work here.

Because they think ALL European countries are just begging for their services? He would have discounted Germany straight away since they are not allowed to work. Im not sure why his father was so against the Czech Republic and thought Poland was better? Do you have any thoughts on this?


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