It is located in the centre of Europe and situated between Eastern and Western European cultures with rich cultural heritage. It attracts 17.5 million tourists every year and it is the 16th most visited country in the world. Poland ranks in the top 20 percent of the most peaceful countries in the world.
It is a developed marketed and becoming an emerging world power. It is the Eighth largest and one of the most dynamic economies. It is achieving High rank on the Human Development Index.
Companies chose to invest in Poland because of it’s Highly qualified labour force, presence of universities and Research Centres, Support from Government authorities, Stable Government and the largest market in East-Central Europe. According to World Bank, It maintains a High Income Economy and very high standards of Living with Quality Life , Safe and Secured Life, Quality Education and Economic Freedom.
It is a major European exporter of coal and continuing to use coal as the primary raw material in production of their energy.
|Languages Spoken||Polish is the official language but English is the most common second language studied and spoken|
|Area||312,679 Square Kilometres|
|Population||38.5 million which is the sixth most populous in the European Union|
|Major Cities||Warsaw, Gadansk, Wroclaw, Krakow, Lodz, Poznan,Szczecin|
|Climate||Summer :18 to 30 °C Winter - 3 °C in the northwest and −6 °C in the northeast.|
Poland is recognised as a regional economic leader within Central and Eastern Europewith 40 percent of the 500 biggest companies in the region.Multinational companies such as ABB, Delphi, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Hewlett–Packard, IBM, Intel, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Motorola, Siemens and Samsung have their presence.
PKO Bank Polski, PKN Orlen, PGE Energy, PZU, PGNiG, Tauron Group, Lotos Group, KGHM PolskaMiedź, Asseco, Plus, Play, LOT Polish Airlines, PocztaPolska, Polish State Railways (PKP), Biedronka, and TVP
Poland's tertiary education institutions, Traditional Universities , Technical, Medicaland Economic institutions employ around 61,000 researchers and staffs. There are around 300 research and development institutes with about 10,000 researchers. In total, there are around 91,000 scientists in Poland today.Over 40 research and development centers and 4,500 researchers make Poland the biggest research and development hub.
In Poland, there are 500 university-level institutions, 18 fully accredited traditional universities, 20 Technical universities, 9 Independent medical universities, 5 Universities for Economics, 9 Agricultural academies and 3 pedagogical universities, A theological academy, 3 maritime universities, and 4 national military academies. Also, there are a number of higher educational institutions dedicated to the teaching of the arts—amongst these are the 7 academies of music.
There are wide range of education opportunities in Poland for foreign students with high European standard of education like medicine, biotechnology or engineering, Art and business etc. The awarded degrees are well recognised not only in Europe Union but also in other top countries in the world. Next to UK, France and Germany, Poland holds 4th position in Europe where more number of students are enrolled for higher education. The Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Poland are divided into State and Private institutions
The Quality of Polish higher education is monitored and regularly evaluated. Polish Accreditation Committee, the General Council for Science and Higher Education and the Conference of Rectors of the Academic Schools in Poland ensure that the quality of higher education is of good quality. More 5000 courses are available in Poland which has gained Polish Accreditation Committee’s approval.
Poland plays an active role in the Bologna Process. Due to three-stage education modelled for UG/PG/PhD studies and the European Credit Transfer System, students including international students studying in Poland can continue their education in the other European Union countries. Under the Erasmus Program, more than 43,000 foreign students have come to Poland while nearly 100,000 students from Poland have gone to other European Union countries for Education.
Fall semester :October - Mid February
Spring semester : Mid February-June.
Bachelor’s & Master’s courses : AproxEUR 2000 per year
Specialist Postgraduate/PhD : AproxEUR 3000 per year
Vocational courses : AproxEUR 3000 per year
Languagecourses : AproxEUR 2000 per year
The students are advised to carry 2 to 3 photocopies of each document along with the original copies for verification.