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Doodle Nandi

Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.


24 Feb 2017 2.1K Book icon 2 mins Share

Cost of studying in Poland – How to get your head round it!

Poland is the flavour of this year! As many students leave their native land to head towards the country, they need to learn the cost of studying in Poland so that they can plan better.

24 Feb 2017 2.1K Book icon 2 mins Share
Doodle Nandi

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Cost of studying in Poland

With nearly 38 million population, Poland is home to over 500 higher education institutions. Ever since communism gave way in 1989, Poland has gained momentum in almost every field – education being one where there are massive opportunities available for international students.

Poland’s education system ranked 10th best in the world in a short assessment conducted in 2012 by the Programme for International student Assessment (PISA).

If you have considered this option as your career dream, you should also plan the cost of studying because that’s what will determine if it is worth to make such investments.

Tuition costs for international students

Bachelors and masters – nearly EUR 2000 per year

Vocational courses – nearly EUR 3000 per year

Annual preparatory Polish language course to study Polish-speaking courses – nearly EUR 2000 per year 

Living costs for international students

Living costs could vary from EUR 300 to 600 per month depending on the city where you live in. You will spend nearly EUR 500/month if you wish to live in a bigger city like Warsaw. The most expensive city in Poland is Pulkowice where you will spend nearly EUR 600 per month. If you find on-campus accommodation, you will need to spend nearly EUR 270 per month.


As an international student, you will be spending nearly EUR 100–150 per month for food. A mid-range restaurant will cost you nearly EUR 5, and a three-course meal in an average restaurant for two will cost nearly EUR 24.

There are many reasons why it’s hard to beat Poland as an emerging study abroad destination for students across the world – its low cost of living, cheaper tuition fees, sheer beauty and quality of life that is offered and so on. There are many universities in Poland that offer English-speaking courses; thus, drawing students from all over the world.

There is a lot under the umbrella that you can grab while studying in Poland. From exploring its exciting travel spots to meeting new people, a life that will give you a holistic education.   

Some of the #1 universities in Poland where you must apply:

  1. University in Warsaw*
  2. University in Krakow
  3. Warsaw university of Technology
  4. AGH university of Science and Technology
  5. Gdansk university of Technology
  6. University of Lodz
  7. University of Silesia in Katowice

*University in Warsaw offers seven English-speaking courses.

A list of B-schools in Poland where you must apply:

  1. University of Warsaw – Faculty of management
  2. SGH – Warsaw School of economics
  3. Poznan University of Economics and Business
  4. Nicolaus Copernicus University – Faculty of Economics Sciences and Management
  5. Wroclaw University of economics
  6. Vistula university – Faculty of Business and International Relations

Please follow this link to know about various English-speaking courses at the University of Wroclaw.

A list of low-tuition universities in Poland:

  1. Academy of Economics in Katowice
  2. Agricultural University of Cracow
  3. American Academy of English
  4. Catholic University of Lublin
  5. Fine Arts Academy at Gdansk
  6. Gdansk Technical Academy
  7. Kozminski University*
  8. Lodz Technical University
  9. Music Academy Cracow
  10. Poznan School of Banking
  11. School of Banking and Management in Cracow
  12. Technical University of Lublin
  13. University of Management and Marketing
  14. University of Opole
  15. University of Wroclaw

Moreover, According to a report of the eurostat statistics, the number of tertiary students in poland in 2013 was nearly – 12.2% in the UK, 11.9% in France, 10.0% in Spain, 9.7% in Poland, 9.5% in Italy, followed by 3.4% in the Netherlands.

You can also see here for prices.

So do you have the skills and confidence to make it to Poland? Speak to our advisors to know about your study options in the country.

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