Poland has one of the oldest higher education systems in Europe. Some of its universities are more than 650 years old. Nine of Poland’s universities figure in the top 100 universities in the world. The degrees are internationally accepted. The tuition fee is much lower than many countries. The cost of living is very low compared to other European countries with similar standards. This coupled with part-time work rights allowed for students to make Poland as an attractive study destination. There is no requirement of IELTS / TOEFL if education has been in English.
Student dependent visa is also available, so your family can accompany you.
One year of Post-Study Work Visa enables you to search for a job in Poland. If you get a job and work permit in Poland, then you can work in any of the 27 EU countries.
Poland being a member of EU and Shenzhen, there can be seamless movement between 27 European countries.
Poland is an emerging economy with its economy mainly dependent on manufacturing, food processing, and shipbuilding. Its unemployment rate is 5.5% while the average for Europe is 8.8%.
There are 135 scholarships exclusively for Indian Students, besides scholarships offered by the government of Poland which also covers living expenses. The universities also have their own scholarships.
List of Universities
- Adam Mickiewicz University
- Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University
- Casimir the Great University
- Jagiellonian University
- Jan Kochanowski University
- John Paul II Catholic University
- Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
- Nicolaus Copernicus University
- Opole University
- University of Bialystok
- University of Gdansk
- University of Rzeszów
- University of Silesia
- University of Szczecin
- University of Warmia and Mazury
- University of Warsaw
- University of Wroclaw
- University of Zielona Góra
- University of Lódz
Documents needed for visa:
- Hand written application form filled in by the applicant.
- Current Passport.
- Passport should be valid for at least three months from the date of expiry of Polish visa obtained by the applicant; Passport must contain at least two blank pages for visas.
- All previous passports.
- Acceptance letter.
- Confirmation of the fee payment at least for one year (long-term study) or one semester (in case of short term).
- Certificate of educational qualifications (class 10th Mark Sheet & Certificate, Class 12th Mark Sheet & Certificate, Graduation Mark Sheet & Certificate – in case of PG Course), all must be authenticated by MEA.
Documents confirming sufficient financial resources for study in Poland: Bank account in the name of the applicant, if have. (Minimum Rs. 8 -10 lakhs required to show). A letter from the host or sponsor (i.e., sponsorship letter) confirming support to the applicant during the stay in Poland including bank statements, bank certificates, income tax returns and Fixed Deposits.
- Insurance policy for 30,000 euro for 1 year.
- Photographs with Specification on photo for visa.
- CA REPORT (if available).
Documents needed for the Admission:
- Academic Documents.
- Financial Documents.
- IELTS / TOEFL Score if previous education is not in English Language.
Student Dependent: Student Dependents can visit their partners but cannot stay for the entire duration.
- Submit documents + IELTS to universities.
- Get conditional offer.
- Pay 1 year fee at once + University application fee of 200 Euros for acceptance.
- Get fee receipt.
- Apply for student visa by booking online slot for visa interview and have to show living expenses of Euros 10000.
- Visa fee is INR 3600.
- Get the Visa after Interview.
- During education, we need to find an employer to sponsor you in order to get a Work Visa.
Visa Embassies in India: Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata.
A student can work part time while studying in Poland.
The student can work 20 hours per week part time and 3 months full time during vacation.
Students who are not nationals of EU members require a residence permit.
Statement Of Purpose (SOP):
SOP is the heart of the application and it should demonstrate the intentions of the student and it should cover all the points mentioned below.
- It should express the reasons for undertaking the particular course?
- Why you have chosen Australia over other countries?
- Why you have chosen that particular university?
- Why you have chosen that particular course?
- What are your future career plans?
- How this course will be useful for your future career plans?
- What is your complete educational background?
- What is your family background? How many are in your family, what they do?
- Your sponsor financial capacity?
- How your sponsor is related to you and why he/she is sponsoring your education?
Who can be the Sponsor?
- A close Relative (may provide 60-70% of the required funds)
- 3rd party sponsor (only 30% of the required funds)
The sources of funds (annual income) can be in the form of:
- Salaried Income
- Business Income
- Agriculture Income
- Rental Income
- Pension Income
- The liquid funds (1 year expenses) to be shown for the visa purpose should be from some of the following sources:
- Fixed Deposits (more than 3 months old)
- Savings (more than 3 months old)
- Educational Loan
- Insurance Policies (surrender value)
Under Student visa subclass 500 the student must follow below mentioned rules:
- The Student needs to maintain 80% of attendance.
- The Student needs to maintain 50% of marks in all subjects.
- The Student is allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight basis.
- The Student cannot change the University for 6 months upon enrollment.
- The Student must have a valid health insurance for the entire duration of stay in Australia.
- The Student must have to notify to university/DHA if he/her change the address/Contact details within 7 working days.
- From 1 July 2016, family members of Student visa holders (subclasses 570,576) will need to apply for a subclass 500 visa if they want to join a family member in Australia.
Problems or Mistakes in writing SOP:
- High Professionals Help: Students take high professionals help in writing their SOP. We should have a good command over English but not very high-end or over-board English & do not need great writing skills to write SOP. University admissions team gauge the student’s level of English with their IELTS/TOEFL/PTE exam and will clearly know if the students have taken the professionals help in writing the SOP. Good simple English with clear & concise meaning is required to write SOP.
- Copy SOP: Most students copy the contents of other student’s SOPs or copy from the internet. This should never be done because SOP should be extremely personalized & unique.
- Grammatical mistakes: Students tend to make lot of grammar & spelling mistakes in their SOP, because of their bad English which results in Admissions Team declining the application. So they should be extra careful with the grammar & spellings.
- Too Lengthy: Students think that the SOP is lengthy, they have more chances of getting an Admission. This is not correct. They should always keep in mind that SOP is not an essay or an exam to write very lengthy. SOP should be simple, clean, straight forward & honest.
- Unnecessary Issues: Students write all unnecessary things in the SOP which puts off the Admission Team. They should mention only important & relevant issues of their life which impresses the Admissions Team. They should clearly elaborate the main purpose to study in that country & in particular that university & course. They must give proper & correct reasons for choosing that university & course and also emphasize academic & future career goals after completion of the course. They should prove to them that they are good and fit for their university & will be an asset to the university.
- Random Events: In the SOP, the students mention the events in their life in random order. This is totally wrong. The events mentioned must always be in order like building blocks in their own life’s journey from schooling through till the present part of life.
- Flattery: The students in the SOP always flatter the university & program with the words like your university is the top/best/wonderful/fabulous/fantastic etc., etc., This unnecessary flattery will do more harm than good to their chances of approving their application because the university clearly knows its own status very well so it prefers honest & straight forward reviews of it.
- Only Positives: The students always mention only the positive issues about them & highs in their life in the SOP, which is not right. They should always mention their failures, negatives, weaknesses & lows in their life’s journey & how they overcame all those with their inner strengths, abilities & knowledge.
- Only Academics: The students boast about their academics & achievements in the SOP. This should not be done. They should not boast about anything in the SOP but only mention it. Not only academics, they should also give details about the extracurricular activities they have participated and mention about their talents & traits they have.
- Perfect SOP: Students try to write perfect SOP thinking that a top-level SOP will guarantee an admission into the university which is totally a wrong notion. A good simple, clean, specific, truthful, straight forward & honest SOP will impress the Admissions Team.
How many hours student can work in Poland?
A standard working for a week is 40 hours within 5 working days, which amounts to 8 hours on an average per day.
Is college Admission free in Poland?
Poland’s full-time education at state institutions of higher education is free for Polish citizens. It is also free for foreigners who commence studies in State Higher education institutes on terms applicable to Polish citizens.
Is Poland good for studies?
Ranked in the fifth position to study in Europe. Poland is a low expenditure country, where one can simply find its accommodation at low cost, with high quality education.
Can an International Student work while studying in Poland?
International students have the right to work while studying in Poland as long as they are enrolled in an Education Institution.
How much can I earn in Poland?
A student can earn about 10-15 PLN (2.5 – 3.75 euro) per hour. The minimum wage in Poland is 317 euro per month.
Do I still require an IELTS / TOEFL score even though my medium of instruction was in English?
Generally No. However, in some cases, a Skype interview is required to be attended.
Can I legally work in Poland on my student visa?
Yes, if you have enrolled in a full time, daytime course in an University.
What are the restrictions on working hours?
If you find time, you can work up to 40 hrs. per week.