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The University of Gdańsk Studying at the University of Gdansk Courses for foreign students

Courses for foreign students

Foreign students can study at the University of Gdańsk either in the Polish or in the English language. The range of courses in Polish includes 69 fields of study (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) and 200 specializations in 11 Faculties.

The University of Gdańsk offers the following fields of study conducted entirely in English:

Bachelor’s degree studies (3-years):

  • International Business – Faculty of Economics
  • European Business Administration – Faculty of Law and Administration
  • Mathematics – Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
  • Physics – Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
  • Medical Physics – Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics

Master’s degree studies (2-years):

  • International Business – Faculty of Economics
  • Mathematics – Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
  • Physics – Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics
  • Medical Physics – Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics

Doctoral studies (doctoral degree - PhD):

  • English Language part-time doctoral studies in Economics, http://phdeconomics.ug.edu.pl/
  • Full-time: Life Sciences and Mathematics Interdisciplinary Studies (LiSMIDoS) in cooperation with the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics from UG and Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Health Sciences from Medical University of Gdansk, tel.: +48 58 523 63 20
  • Interdyscyplinary Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Modeling – IDSMM (Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics); tel.: prof. dr hab. Tomasz Szarek +48 58 523 21 62

Applications of foreign students who are from outside the European Union and who wish to study on the basis of payment in a foreign currency are dealt with by the Foreign Students’ Office of the University of Gdańsk. For a detailed range of options, together with information about the application procedure and the required documentation, please visit the following website: http://www.ug.edu.pl/en/en/non-eu_students/ or contact the Foreign Students’ Office: e-mail: fso@ug.edu.pl.

Post-graduate studies in English (non-degree):

  • International Business
  • Master of Business Administration

Courses in foreign languages (non-degree):

  • British Law School – in English  
  • German Law School – in German 
  • American Law School – in English 
  • French Law School – in French

 

Studying in Poland for foreign students

The following persons can undertake studies and participate in academic research and training sessions at the University of Gdańsk, on the same basis as Polish citizens:

  • foreign citizens with a legally regulated residence status on the territory of the Republic of Poland (e.g. foreign citizens who have been granted the right to settle or who possess refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland);
  • citizens of member states of the European Union, EFTA – parties to the European Economic Area Agreement - or the Swiss Confederation and members of their families possessing the right to permanent settlement, and foreign citizens possessing the so-called “Pole’s Charter”. These persons, however, do not have the right to social maintenance grants, special grants for handicapped persons, accommodation grants, or grants for food and assistance.

Other foreign citizens can study within the University’s regulations governing the numbers of foreign students:

  • as holders of Polish grants or as holders of grants from their home country,
  • by payment of fees as set by the Rector of the University of Gdańsk on the basis of the Higher Education Act of 27 July 2005, and on the basis of the directive of the Minister for Science and Higher Education of 12 October 2006,
  • on the basis of international agreements, and on the principles outlined in these agreements,
  • on the basis of agreements concluded with foreign institutions by the University, and on the principles outlined in these agreements,
  • on the basis of a decision by the appropriate Minister for Higher Education, or another minister as appropriate.

The principles for undertaking studies, research and placements by foreign citizens are regulated by the Higher Education Act of 27 July 2005, and by the directive of the Minister for Science and Higher Education of 12 October 2006, in the matter of the undertaking and conducting of studies and training sessions by foreign citizens, together with their participation in scientific research and development work.

Author: Beata Czechowska-Derkacz
Translator: Tadeusz Z. Wolański
Last updated: 03.03.2015