Poland, situated in Central Europe, is a land of diverse population and home to 57,000 students from all over the world. The European Education standards followed by the Polish educational institutions make it easier for graduates to get recognition in not just Europe but also other countries. The quality of higher study in Poland is streamlined and monitored by the quality assurance governing bodies. More than 800 programmes are offered in the English language to international students across 400 universities. Let’s look at some of the reasons what make Poland a choice of countless students for higher education.

Accredited courses
Polish Accreditation Committee ensures the quality of higher education delivered through 5000 courses available for students. Polish education system follows three-cycle study pattern whereby the first-cycle study is equivalent to bachelor’s degree, second-cycle to Master’s degree and the third-cycle to doctoral degree.

Some of the accredited courses popular amidst international students are-
• Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering
• Bachelor’s in Business and Management
• Master’s in International Relations
• Masters in Computer Engineering

Education Institutions
The Higher Education Institutions in Poland are segregated into public and private universities and non-universities. Among 118 university-type HEIs, few universities of Technology are-
• AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow
• Warsaw University of Technology
• Lodz University of Technology

Some of the recognized Medical and Life Sciences Universities are-
• Warsaw University of Life Sciences
• Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
• Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow
• Medical University of Lodz
• Medical University of Warsaw
• Medical University of Silesia

‘Vistula University’ is one of the oldest private universities in Poland accredited by the State Accreditation Committee, situated in the city of Warsaw. It imparts industry-oriented courses at an undergraduate and postgraduate level and partnered with top employers like IBM, Microsoft, Aster and Oracle to bridge the gap between education and employment.
If you’re looking for some of the world’s best study abroad universities, then look no further. The top 5 universities in Poland as per the QS World University Ranking for the academic year 2020 are-

• Jagiellonian University
• University of Warsaw
• Warsaw University of Technology
• Adam Mickiewicz University
• AGH University of Science and Technology

Cost of Education and Living
The cost of education in Poland is relatively low than in many other European countries. For an international student studying in public universities, the annual cost can vary between 2,000 and 3,000 Euros. The monthly cost of living in Poland is 400-500 Euros at the most whereas room at a private apartment costs from 150 to 300 Euros.

Many Poland universities offer scholarships to meritorious students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degree. The scholarships are funded by either Polish or foreign partner’s government.

Internships and Work Permit
International students can support themselves financially by working part-time in parallel with the degree program. A maximum of 20hrs of work is permitted during studies and 3 months for full-time during holidays.
Upon completion of graduation, non-EU international students with temporary residence permit can stay back and work if a work permit is approved. Such graduates can work post-study for as long as their work permit is valid.

Many universities have the facilities of dormitories at a cheaper rate. Besides, international students can stay in an apartment or can share rooms with 2-3 students. In the capital city, Warsaw, the rent for a single room apartment starts from 300 Euros.

Given the scope of employment after graduation, scholarships and the globally recognized degrees, pursuing higher studies in Poland is a golden chance for students. For information on how to apply for courses and universities, fee of courses, scholarship schemes and other queries, seek the best overseas education consultants in India. Apply for studies in Poland before it’s too late. Good luck with future efforts!

Author's Bio: 

I am an overseas education consultant, having ten years of experience in Study Abroad Consultancy. I am interested in writing articles on careers and education abroad for students wishing to study abroad.