International Relations Office

Terms of Studying in Poland

1.International Students can study at full-time programmes on the same terms as Polish citizens if they are:

  • holders of a valid Polish Card (Karta Polaka) or holders of decision on validation of his/her Polish origins;
  • holders of a permanent residence permit or holders of a European Community long-term residence permit issued in Poland;
  • holders of a refugee status in Poland or granted temporary or complementary protection in Poland;
  • holders of a certificate confirming his/her command of Polish language at minimum C1 level, issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language;
  • residing in Poland and being EU/EFTA citizens or their family members;
  • holders of a temporary residence permit (fixed-term residence permit) issued:
    • for the purposes of family reunification;
    • due to the fact that he/she is a holder of a European Community long-term residence permit issued in another EU country;
    • due to the fact that he/she is a member of the family of a holder of a European Community long-term residence permit issued in another EU country;
  • residing in Poland and being a spouse, ascendant (parent) or descendant (child) of a Polish citizen.

Article 324 section 2 of the Law on Higher Education and Science (Dziennik Ustaw [Journal of Laws] of 2018, item 1668, as amended)

At the University of Lodz, the decision about admission is made based on the results and, sometimes, on an interview in the subject related to their field of study. If a candidate chooses to study in Polish, the interview is held in Polish.

Full-time studies at public Higher Education Institutions are free of charge for Polish citizens and European Union citizens in Poland. EU and EFTA citizens can enroll for either full-time or part-time studies in the same way as Polish citizens and usually may study without being charged (only full-time BA or MA studies) or pay tuition fees applicable to Polish students, whose amount depends on the field of study.

(Candidates who hold two citizenships: Polish and that of another country, will be considered as Polish citizens).

2.On the basis of the Rector’s decision – a tuition fee basis

If you are a citizen of non EU/EFTA country or a holder of a temporary residence permit you can take up studies only on tuition fee basis. The tuition fee per one academic year is 2000 – 3000 EUR (depending on the study programme). The application fee is 85 PLN (~17 EUR) for one study programme.

3.On the basis of the Minister’s decision – for those who were granted scholarships

Programmes for foreign students offered by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange – NAWA (

  • Polish scholarship holders/ Scholarships for the Polish diaspora;
  • The Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme;
  • The Ignacy Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme;

Polish and foreign scholarship holders are admitted according to the rules stated in appropriate Polish or international agreements.

For every candidate, admission procedure includes analysing the results on certificates or diplomas obtained in another country and language proficiency. In any case, candidates are advised to contact the International Relations Office prior to their admission to UL via email

Here you will find the list of courses delivered in foreign languages.

The Rules of Study at the Unviersity of Lodz can be found here: UL Rules of Study [Regulamin Studiów UŁ] 2019

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