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VTPoland 1 | 1    
11 Sep 2007  #1

I am moving to Gdansk in the end of Oct and I was looking for general information about Gdansk University from a native speaker that has attended there. I am thinking about taking some courses there and I would like to know more about the instruction in English.

any general coments about tricity, teaching and the univerisity would be great,


RJ_cdn - | 269    
21 Sep 2007  #2

Let me know what you want to know. I did attend University of Gdansk a while ago, but if I can't help I might be able to get you in touch with somebody who can.
OP VTPoland 1 | 1    
25 Sep 2007  #3

Thanks for the feedback. What did you study there? Was the instruction decent? Did you study Polish or was the intruction in English(Grad. School)

****Do you teach ESL? I have a friend that is in need of a an immediate teacher in Sopot.

Michal - | 1,865    
25 Sep 2007  #4

In actual fact there are lots and lots of universities in Gdansk as well as many medical schools. I did visit once or twice the University of Gdansk Language department that is or at least used to be at Oliwa in those days. It seemed a nice place and some of the students dropped out of their studies. Apparently, as it was the university of Gdansk the certificate was not recognized overseas and had therefore limited value. Mind you, I am talking about the days during communism in the mid 1980's. In those days there were considerable numbers of Poles learning Russian in order to become language teachers in Polish state schools. I do not know of classes held in the English Language but I would have thought that you would be better off searching for English spoken classes in England. Why Poland?
giraffe27 - | 9    
8 Mar 2008  #5

Merged:I'd like to study something in Gdansk

Hi, i'm living and working in Gdansk and i'd love to study something at the weekend or a few nights in the week, does anybody know of any courses in English that i could do?

Grzegorz_ 52 | 6,248    
9 Mar 2008  #6

Here is something...
giraffe27 - | 9    
9 Mar 2008  #7

Excellent thank you so much for your help :)
Harry 67 | 12,851    
9 Mar 2008  #8

How about Polish? The Polish language school in Sopot is supposedly one of the best in Poland.

Alternatively, the Gdańsk fencing school (AWFiS Gdańsk) is one of the best in Europe. Almost all of their trainers have fenced across Europe so I guess they'll speak a bit of English. The women from the Gdańsk school are among the best in the world, people travel from all over Europe to train with them.
giraffe27 - | 9    
14 Mar 2008  #9

Thank you Harry. Do you know anywhere that teaches Dutch as i am moving to Holland at the end of this year. I would like to learn Polish too so that school sounds interesting.

Do you have any contact details for the fencing or an address?

Cheers :)
andysterdam 3 | 45    
18 Mar 2008  #10

Could anyone let me know the academic dates for Polish universities? I mean, when does the school year begin, Christmas break, any other breaks for reading week, summer vacations, etc? Thanks :)
Chiclets - | 4    
18 Apr 2008  #11

I have question can't find answer for it , I'm studying in High institute of social works at Alexandria university and i want to complete my studying in the finale year here in Gdańsk ,Is that possible? What documents i need and how to forward my application for them? If anyone have any kind of info I'll be grateful.

21 Apr 2008  #12
giraffe27 - | 9    
19 Jun 2008  #13

Merged: Looking for First aid courses in Gdansk in English

Can anybody help me, i need to do a basic first aid course for a new job, are there any courses that i can do in Gdansk and where can i find out about them?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Claire :)
19 Jun 2008  #14

I'm not sure. Perhaps you should contact your doctor surgery, they could probably tell you? Or ask in a hospital?

Maybe someone else will have a better idea?
benszymanski 8 | 465    
19 Jun 2008  #15

You could maybe get a Polish speaking friend to contact the Polish Red Cross and see if they can advise. I would imagine if anyone would know, they would.
giraffe27 - | 9    
19 Jun 2008  #16

Thanks for all your help, I will try those options :)

Ok, I have tried the hospital, the Polish Red Cross, The Medical University of Gdansk and I am still not having any luck whatsoever :(

I don't even know where to try next, the course I need to do has to be classroom based so I can't even do the online courses that are available.

Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks Claire
27 Jun 2008  #17

if you can't find it in Gdansk, you have to try somewhere else...

i found this contact.... call them and ask about classes in English... they are located in Piła and Warszawa...

Centrum Szkoleniowe MEDSUPPORT Szymon Kozłowski

NIP: 764-23-42-786
REGON: 300161923

ul. Bluszczowa 9
64-920 Piła

+48 603 391 888

GG: 623648

Oddział w Warszawie

Kajetan Ginter

+48 602 713 718
27 Jun 2008  #18

i have just found this link on the net via google

also this link

check it out claire chick .. hope this helps :) or can send you in right direction
giraffe27 - | 9    
30 Jun 2008  #19

Thanks i will try those suggestions and let you know how I get on :)
Grzegorz_ 52 | 6,248    
30 Jun 2008  #20 -pomorskie.html

But probably in Polish only...
Jonno - | 1    
10 Apr 2009  #21

Apr 10, 09, 21:29 - Thread attached on merging:
Medical University of Gdansk - What's it like?


I am an English student looking to study medicine in Poland.

Can any one comment on these questions in relation to courses taught in English at the Medical University, Gdansk, Poland?

1. How good is the library?
2. What size are the classes?
3. How good is the IT?
4. How good are the lecturers?
5. How many British students enroll each year?
6. What are the halls of residence like?
7. How long does it take to get from the halls of residence to the lecture theatres?
8. What percentage of the exams are oral, not written?
9. What’s it like overall?


herbslady 1 | 3    
4 Jun 2009  #22

Merged: How can I find out the course time at the University of Gdansk?

Hey there.
I am planning to apply for the University of Gdansk, faculty of International Business.I have one small problem though - I will be working since 3 PM on weekends and it is very important for me to know at what time do the courses at the university take place.

Does anyone know something about this? Do international students mostly study in the mornings or in the evenings? Any information would help, since I wasn't able to find anything about this on their website.

And in addition, could anybody help me with information about Gdansk acommodation? How much money would I need for renting an apartment with one room?

gumishu 10 | 4,188    
4 Jun 2009  #23

if you state that you are going to work on weekends then there should be no obstacles cause there are no lectures and no excersises on weekends (well this is valid for home students - but I guess its the same for foreign students)

one room appartment in Gdańsk will cost you at least 600zl a month (usually it gets more expensive) depending on many factors - well this may change in a couple of months due to the closure of some big businesses in the Tricity
herbslady 1 | 3    
4 Jun 2009  #24

Ooops, sorry. Don't know what I was thinking about when I wrote the message.
What I meant is that I will work since 3 PM on weekdays, from Monday to Friday.

And about the apartment, I hope that I will find something which would cost about 1000 zl. Do you think the prices might become higher soon?
gumishu 10 | 4,188    
8 Jun 2009  #25

all right - anything around 1000 zl is fairly easily available (but looking further can get you a bit cheaper accomodation)

this can turn quite problematic for you - working in the afternoons - most universities don't bother to arrange things in this way so that students can work in the afternoons

but you may be lucky to find your schedules to fit your needs

so you have to wait and see 'til you're already there - schedules aren't usually prepared much in advance in Polish higher education institutions - but inform yourself at the source - I can be for a surprise here
Grzegorz_ 52 | 6,248    
8 Jun 2009  #26


I am planning to apply for the University of Gdansk, faculty of International Business.

You mean this ?

I checked the Polish version of their website and there isn't any schedule either but most probably there will be classes until 4PM (or even later) at least 1-2 days a week. This is normal in Poland.
2 May 2013  #27

Merged: How hard is the International Business degree at Gdansk University?

Math isn't my strong point. I'm 28 but will have my first degree in Business from an American University in October. I'm enrolling in their Bachelor program for the first year and will then switch to their masters of international business the following year. I'm going this route because the enrollment period is May-July and I won't have my degree by then. I'd eager to start at the school and don't mind taking a year of undergraduate studies. I'm wondering if I can even transfer credits in to avoid a majority of class this first year. I'm not familiar with the process.
Monitor 14 | 1,832    
3 May 2013  #28

As far as I know when university doesn't have special agreement with other university, then it's hard to transfer credit. Especially when it's uni from out of EU. Some professors may be so kind to let you not attend classes and copy mark from your previous course.
Towarzysz - | 31    
19 Apr 2017  #29

[moved from]

Anyone know the Polish school in Sopot?

I am thinking of spending 6 months studying there next year.

Is the area really as expensive as I'm told? Rents seem like 15-20% more than in Krakow.
DominicB - | 1,688    
19 Apr 2017  #30


Sopot is a popular resort town, so the prices will be rather high, particularly during the summer, when tourist flock there for holidays. If this is beyond your budget, you can stay in nearby, but less touristy, Gdynia and take the train to Sopot. This won't be a major inconvenience because the school you are talking about is in or next door to the train station in Sopot. The connection is very good. If you want to stay in Sopot, the farther you are from the shore and Monte Casino Street, the less expensive things will be. But there is no cheap place in Sopot.

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