Poland is uniquely located at the crossroads of eastern and western Europe, it is one of the most populous members of the European Union.
Poland is a member of the European Union. As a Schengen member country passport checks are abolished on Poland’s borders to Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Lithuania. It practically means that persons admitted to the Schengen Area can travel hassle-free between the countries of the Schengen Area without internal land and sea border controls, from Portugal to Poland and from Greece to Finland.
Poland’s education market has been the most dynamically developing one in Europe during the last twelve years. The number of higher education institutions has increased five fold while the number of students quadrupled.
Polish universities offer high quality studies and are an integral part of the European education space. All leading universities offer programs thought in English, these include medicine, engineering, humanities, business and finance. With ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) students can be fully mobile, and continue education in other countries. Poland holds fourth place in Europe (after the United Kingdom, Germany and France) in terms of the number of people enrolled in higher education.
1) High quality of education
The Polish higher education system is well developed. The quality of the education provided is monitored and regularly evaluated. The main Polish institutions in charge of quality assurance in higher education are: the Polish Accreditation Committee, the General Council for Science and Higher Education and the Conference of Rectors of the Academic Schools in Poland
2) Competitive costs of living and studying
Compared to other EU countries, the tuition fees in Poland are highly competitive and the costs of living are a fraction of what a foreign student would have to spend in other European cities
3) Mix of Modernism and Traditionality
Boasting of rich tradition of education from the 17th century to being one of the most populous European country. Poland combines a rich mix of history and modernism.
4) Open borders in Schengen areas
Poland is a member of the European Union. Being in the Schengen area passport checks are abolished on Poland’s borders to Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Lithuania. It practically means that persons admitted to the Schengen Area can travel hassle-free between the countries of the Schengen Area without internal land and sea border controls, from Portugal to Poland and from Greece to Finland.
5) Easier visa process
Poland is an attractive destination for mature students and career freshers. With higher visa approval rates it is popular for international students wanting to study in Europe.
Poland offers low cost of living and even the educational expenses are far less compared to any other university in Europe. It has enjoyed strong economic growth in recent years.
Modern-day Poland offers a wide range of sites and activities, catering to lovers of both natural landscapes and city life. Unique highlights include beautiful beaches beside the Baltic Sea, the Masurian Lake District, the Tatra Mountains, picturesque villages and of course the country’s many vibrant cities (Warsaw, Gdansk, Krakow). The cost of living is a great attraction. The local people are also known for their hospitality and friendly nature.
Working while studying in Poland
International students have the right to work while studying in Poland as long as they are enrolled in an Institution. Students from outside the EU/EEA must also hold a valid residency permit. The right to work applies to all students, including those who are enrolled in the first year of a university program, and those who are enrolled full-time in a language school, students are allowed 20 hours work during studies and 3 months of full time work during holidays. Residence card holders can work on full time basis.
Working after you finish study in Poland
Students from EU member states can continue to work without any restrictions once they graduate. Normally graduates can stay back for further 2 to 3 years as long as they can prove that they can financially support themselves without seeking any government benefits. Students who obtain a job or accept employment can obtain a Work Permit.
Poland has several hundred higher education institutions (HEIs) in Poland and most of them are accomplished centres of learning offering degrees from Aeronautics to Arts. It is home to one of the oldest film schools (Lodz Film School), there is also tie up with Japanese Institute of Information Technology. It also boasts of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw one of the largest in Europe and to date, it remains an important point on the map of the classical music world.
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