Poland attracts a large number of international students every year. According to the latest numbers from the Central Statistical Office (CSO), over 55,000 students from other countries enrolled at Polish universities last year.
While this proves the attraction of the academic system, some questions remain: can you study a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree taught in English in Poland? And which are the best Polish universities that offer English-taught courses?
Let’s find out!
How many English-taught universities are there in Poland?
We don’t know exactly how many universities in Poland offer degrees taught in English. But that’s not a problem, because we can tell you that on our portals alone, you can find:
- over 130 English-taught Bachelors in Poland
- over 270 English-taught Masters in Poland
- around 20 English-taught PhDs in Poland
- around 15 English-taught distance-learning (online) courses
Here are a few universities we recommend in Poland:
How do I know if a Polish university teaches in English?
All the study programmes listed on our portals are taught in English, so that’s a good start. You can also check more information about language requirements for each degree.
Polish universities (or other websites) might list additional English-taught programmes on their web pages.
In that case, you’ll have to do a bit of research to find out if those programmes are taught in English or if international students are eligible to apply. Should you struggle to find this information, don’t hesitate to contact the university directly.
To apply at English-taught academic institutions in Poland, you’ll have to pass one of the following widely accepted English language tests:
Learn more about IELTS vs TOEFL vs PTE Academic.
Is English enough to live and study in Poland?
English is enough to study at a Polish university. But when it comes to living in Poland, you might have to learn the local language, at least at a basic level. That’s because only around 30–35% of people living there speak English, and their language levels can vary a lot.
That being said, you might be able to get away only with English skills plus some words in Polish, especially if you live in one of the larger cities or closer to tourist attractions.
Things change if you decide to stay and work in Poland; in this situation, you’ll more than likely need to learn the national language. Here are a couple of free resources to get you started:
The best English-taught universities in Poland
Based on the latest QS Rankings, these are the best universities in Poland that offer study programmes taught in English:
- University of Warsaw
- Jagiellonian University
- Warsaw University of Technology
- AGH University of Science and Technology
- Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
- Cracow University of Technology (Politechnika Krakowska)
- Gdańsk University of Technology
- Lodz University of Technology
- Nicolaus Copernicus University
- Poznań University of Technology
Discover other top-ranked universities in Poland.
Affordable English-taught universities in Poland
To study an affordable degree in Poland, you should apply to public universities, which have much lower costs than private institutions.
In general, tuition fees at these public universities range between 500 and 8,000 EUR per academic year. If you’re not an EU/EEA student, costs can get even higher, which is why you should double-check what tuition applies to you.
Some universities even offer free study programmes; these are often at Master’s level, and the number is limited.
Application requirements at English-taught universities in Poland
Some of the most common application requirements include:
- Previous diplomas: high-school, Bachelor’s, or Master’s
- Academic transcript of records or grades
- Proof of English language proficiency
- Copy of ID or passport
- Up to 4 passport-size photos
- Health certificate
- Proof of financial support (if required)
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal essay or statement
- CV (only at some universities)
Check out our guide on how to correctly fill in a university application form.