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Polish universities for economics that teach in English

Canadia 2 | 19
10 Sep 2012 #1
Hello all, I am new to this forum, I have read it for a long time, but now I've decided to get involved :).

So I'm from Canada as you may have guessed, and I go to university for economics. I'm curious about schools in Poland for economics, I have heard of two, Krakow University of Economics, and one in Warsaw, I forget the name. So anyway's I'm wondering if there are any other schools of economics in Poland that teach in English, as those two seem to be out of my price range. Also does anyone know how being an international student in Poland is ?

Anyways I would enjoy talking to someone going to university in economics, or any other foreigners who are going to school abroad anywhere, or just anyone for that matter :D

Thanks !
istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #2

I am Turkish and I ve been in Poland for 1 month, and studying Int. Economic Relations or with another name International Business in Gdansk which is taught in English, but it's master degree. The price is 2500 euro for per year. And if I am not wrong, for bachelor 3500 euro is required for per year.

I suppose you can look at Uni of Poznan though, the price is quite similar as I remember.

About education quality, I can say it is fair in UG, but of course it's been 1 month and it's too early to give a definite opinion:) My first choices were UK and Ireland, as you may guess they want so much money, then I wanted to study in Krakow or Warsaw but they were expensive for me, so Gdansk seemed to be the best choice. Lecturers are well intentioned and helpful, but if you are able to afford much more, you'd better choose Warsaw or Krakow I think. If you have any questions more, I ll be happy to help.
13 Oct 2012 #3
Istannbulli, if you intend living and working in Poland for an extended period, you might consider learning Polish as well:-) It's a lot less regular and predictable than Turkish, but you'll be respected no end by your colleagues!

istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #4
Lyzko thanks for the advice :) Yes, in here the biggest problems for me first language, second the weather. If you do not know the language, you feel like a real alien here:) Of course it is the same if you decide to go to any country as being a foreign person.

I opened the windows at home to get some fresh air and to smoke, now my bones are freezing:P I cannot imagine how it is gonna be in winter:))))))

As you guessed correctly, I intend to stay here for a couple of years if I can find a job, but I am not sure if I will be able to learn Polish properly:) I could just learn some basic things in one month, but as same as Turkish, Polish seems to be a hard language. I gotta take some course maybe, but I am not sure if I could afford to take some.
13 Oct 2012 #5
Again, Turkish was a breeze for me (the little I managed to learn!) compared with Polish with which I continue to strugglelol
istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #6
Yeah, if you compare them Polish seems extremely difficult, I don't know what I could do if I chose the courses given in Polish :)
13 Oct 2012 #7
Hope and pray that any English courses are given by English, NOT Polish native speakers!!
istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #8
What I meant about the courses was lectures in university:) (just not to be misunderstood:)

The classes are given by Polish natives, but most of them speaks with a clear accent, so we don't have any problems:P
13 Oct 2012 #9
I once on a lark did the same in Berlin!

Course was advertised as "Germany and The Future of the Euro", more a lecture style in Germany (Vorlesung) than a "class" or seminar. Fine, I thought. I hadn't seen the name of the professor, but figured them to be either a Yank or a Brit. Instead, a rather young (thirtyish), professorial-looking German fellow ascends to podium and, to a room full of other German native speakers (except for me) launches into the following talk:

"My dames and gentlemen! There gives an German speakword "Morning hour has gold in the mouth".
You are all standing in front of such an opportunity, to grasp, to take, uhhm, this time in our history. I
speak about the money of Europe and the break of a new age...."

The young audience was sitting at the edge of their seats, taking in this absolute Germanlish bilge as though it were gospel truth.
I had to leave at that point (it was free) or risk a laughing attack.
istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #10
Ahah professorial looking huh:))))))

If I heard that words from a professor-to-be, I would be so curious about what he was going to say after, he speaks like he is gonna write the new history in economics:)

I think you made a mistake leaving the course :)))))

Joking apart, it is really a hard decision to go abroad for school, a man should consider so tough before doing it. You are spending your money, your time, and you expect to add something to yourself. And some personal problems come with it also, like culture, food, people, language:) It would take some courage:) Of course these are my ideas, my story is a little bit different:)
OP Canadia 2 | 19
13 Oct 2012 #11
Ah thanks for your replies, I got a lot of good advice from this :)

Also, do you know if its true that studies in Poland are free if you are a Polish Citizen? To be honest, it has been a long time since I wrote this post, and I am actually considering switching for something else, but I just don't know what yet :p. And as far as language goes, I don't speak any other than english, although I'm trying to get a start in Polish on my own first.
istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #12
You're welcome,

As I know, if you are a Polish citizen, you still have to pay but I think what you gonna pay is an acceptable amount. You can look at some universities websites for tuition fees.

For instance in our website it says (for master degree)

Non-EEA (European Economic Area): 2500 EUR per academic year.

Polish citizens and nationals of other EEA states: 2300 PLN per semester
(4350 per academic year).

Additional fee in the first year (only for non-EEA nationals) is 200 EUR.
The non-refundable application fee (only for EEA nationals) is 85 PLN.

So if you are a Polish citizen, you are to pay something around about 1100 euro
delphiandomine 88 | 18,177
13 Oct 2012 #13
As I know, if you are a Polish citizen, you still have to pay but I think what you gonna pay is an acceptable amount.

Wrong. It depends on the course and where.

So if you are a Polish citizen, you are to pay something around about 1100 euro

Wrong. Most courses in Poland for Polish citizens are in Polish, and are free in public universities (with some exceptions).
istannbullu34 1 | 100
13 Oct 2012 #14
What I told about 1100 euro is the price shown on website for Polish citizens who wants to join Int. business master degree in Gdansk given in English. That price is just an example:)

About the other subjects, you are right I might be wrong:)
OP Canadia 2 | 19
13 Oct 2012 #15
Yes thank you, i know exactly what you mean. For some universities i have seen things like this on the tuition fee pages:
single price enrolment fee for EU students
enrolment fee plus yearly tuition for students outside EU

So that would suggest that even non-Polish students can get free education at Polish universities.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,177
13 Oct 2012 #16
So that would suggest that even non-Polish students can get free education at Polish universities.

EU students pay the same price as Polish students. But if you don't speak a word of Polish, you're not going to get far in the Polish university system.

There are a handful of courses which are in English and free to PL/EU students - but - well, let's just be honest here and say that there is intense competition for entry into such courses.
14 Oct 2012 #17
The way foreigners, like that Geman professor fellow, butcher the English language, it's small wonder most non-native English speakers have such problems with English and repeat long-reinforced errors ad infinitum, like some computer virus which cannot be gotten rid of from the system.

But far be it from me either to judge your individual experience in Poland or caution you against taking a course taught in English by a non-native English speaker. Be advised however, that in the end, only the educated native English speaker is able to judge the aesthetic quality of English, and not a Turk, German, Pole, Russian etc.., no matter how fluent they think they are!

Powodzenia, Istanbullu34, a życzę Ci dużego wyniku oraz szczęśliwej przyszłości na uniwersytecie:-)
istannbullu34 1 | 100
14 Oct 2012 #18
Yeah, of course you are right about this, they may have some problems and they do have sometimes, but I feel lucky that I am also not a native English speaker :)))) If I were a native, I m sure that I would have the same ideas with you:)))))

I'd really wanna go to Ireland or UK for courses, I wish I had had money:) So it seems as the best for a person in my situation I think.

Thanks for good wishes, I had to use Google Translate:P

I hope so dear friend.

dzięki :)
15 Oct 2012 #19
I'd scarcely think myself unlucky for not being a native English speaker, Istanbullu34! Some non-natives out there'd give their right forefinger for the chance to pass themselves off as English native speakers:-) Were you though a native English speaker, you'd have been as annoyed as I was at the umpteen mistakes that professor bloke was making. Sort of reminded me a bit of that great old film "Being There" by Milos Foreman with Peter Sellers, in which Sellers plays this childish boob who utters idiotic, poorly-formed ideas, yet is considered a genius by everyone around him. At the end, he's worked his way into the confidence of the president of the United States who appoints this illiterate to become his right hand manLOL!!!

Very telling this movie!

If you have the chance, go to Britiain and learn some real English. It's not bad, but you still need lots of pratice!!
istannbullu34 1 | 100
15 Oct 2012 #20
Ahaha, I was kidding:) actually I would really wanna be a native speaker:)

Especially I love the London accent it's a little bit rough but it has always been interesting for me. I would like to go there, so if I have the chance, I do want to go for certain.

I've never heard of that film, but I will try to find it :) It's gonna be interesting:)
15 Oct 2012 #21
Oh and another small point. Only allow a NATIVE English speaker to correct your English. Otherwise, it'll just be one more case of the blind leading the blind!
Neilus 1 | 2
18 Feb 2014 #22
Merged: Which Polish universities offer Economics courses in English?

Hi guys. I am from Azerbaijan and i want to study at Polish universities. I dont know Polish language (but i want to learn) thats why i would prefer study in English. I field is Economics.

Which university is better to study Economics in English. Warsaw is preferred city.
26 Oct 2015 #23
Interesting conversation about Economics courses in Poland. Did anyone involved in the above discussions ever decide on an action?
satomoto 1 | 6
3 Aug 2017 #24

MA Economics in English

Hi guys, any recommendation for a good MA Economics that is taught in English?

jon357 74 | 21,935
3 Aug 2017 #25
Have a look at SGH; it's very well thought of.
satomoto 1 | 6
3 Aug 2017 #26

Warsaw School of Economics is reputable and a great way to start digging for courses :)


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