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Nicolas Copernicus University

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Social Sciences (3)
Business & Management (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)



The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 25 000 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 65 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4039 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers. NCU alumni now number around 200 000.


The university participates in student and staff exchange programs at both international (the Erasmus+ program) and national (the MOST program) levels. It develops studies in cooperation with universities abroad and is currently collaborating with the universities in Angers (economics) and Moscow (history).


Promoting excellence involves creating an environment for research, training and career development of researchers as well as their mobility. We are sure that implementing regulations of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers will help to create the best environment for the researchers.

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Housing services

  • University Hotel
  • Student's Houses
  • Private accommodation

Library services

was officially established in September 1945, a fortnight after the establishment of NCU. Apart from 1000,000 books and almost 500,000 periodicals and regular publications, the Library has some 500,000 special items including 48,000 old prints (213 incunabulas) and 4,100 manuscripts. It also has valuable collections of drawings, charts, musical scores and other documents of social life. The total number of items amounts to over 2.5 million and places the University Library in Toruń amongst the largest in Poland. The collection of old books contains many scientific and literary works, including a collection of all the editions of the works of University's patron Nicolaus Copernicus. Among others it has the first and third edition of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.

Student Life

Student clubs

The official representative of all NCU students is the SAMORZĄD STUDENCKI - the Student Self-Government (each faculty has its representative). It cooperates with the authorities of the University and the faculties in matters relating to courses, students' social and material welfare, as well as in cultural matters. Its representatives participate in meetings of the Senate and on councils of individual faculties.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have been there with Erasmus+ Programme. The University has a satisfying education system for Erasmus students.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I learn a lot everyday, not only in terms of my major, but also in other academic areas. Of course, the curriculum is not perfect, and some teachers could be better, but many of them are great professionals.

I like NCU I guess
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

NCU is great in general. City of Toruń is ultimate for studying, not to big, full of students. Faculties are close to each other, most of them pretty new (old ones are about to be renovated). Yeah, I like it

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