Poland Student Visa

Poland Student Visa

poland student visa

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Capital : Warsaw

Languages : Polish, English, German, Romani.

Official Currency : Polish Zloty (PLN)

Major Cities : Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Wroclaw, Pozanan, Lublin.

Poland at Glance

Poland is the largest of the East European countries which joined the EU in May 2004. Poland is comparable in size to Italy or Germany (in USA larger than New Mexico) and with a population of approximately 39 million (e.g. more than California) it ranks among the most influential and remarkable countries in central and Eastern Europe. Poland is a stable democracy with a truly fascinating history, great cultural heritage and several areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Poland is currently enjoying its second “economic miracle”. Twenty-one years after Solidarity leaders gambled successfully on the “big bang”, ushering in free market capitalism overnight on New Year’s Day 1990, the economy they created has beaten the odds. Alone in the whole EU it continued to grow through the recession of the past two years. Last year the economy grew by nearly 4%, and is projected to do even better this year. The country has EU investment to thank, as well as a construction boom driven by the need to prepare for the 2012 European football championships.

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Geography

The characteristic feature of Poland’s relief is the division into a number of distinct parallel regions, which extend horizontally. In the very north there is a wide strip of plains of various width along the Baltic Coast, stretching from Germany to Kaliningrad region in Russia. It is mainly occupied by the general region of Pomerania (Pomorze), which comprises smaller subdivisions. In this area numerous types of seaside landscapes may be found, such as dunes, deltas, lakes and bogs as well as seaside cliffs. Moreover, the region includes pre-valleys, lying 100 m below sea level. The coastline is rather smooth and regular; nevertheless, it has two major bays: the Pomeranian (Pomorska) Bay in the west and the Gulf of Gdansk in the east. The former cuts two major Polish islands Wolin and Uznam off the Szczecin Lagoon, into which the Oder river flows. With the latter, in turn, the Vistula (Wisla) river connects, forming a large delta, on the outstanding sandbars of which, the winds have raised

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Climate

Poland lies in the area of a transitional climate due to the influences of the oceanic currents from west, the cold currents from Scandinavia and Russia and warm and wet ones coming from the Mediterranean sea, which are greater than the former (46% to 38%). This result in distinguishing six different seasons and half-seasons as well as the great changeability in the weather patterns; that is why, the climate can significantly vary every year. Winters can be sometimes mild or sometimes cold, in the same way, the summers can be either cool and rainy or hot and dry. The early springs tend to be dramatic because of the floods, supplied by the melting snow. The dry and subtropical continental masses of air bring pleasant temperatures at the end of the summer and the beginning of the autumn. In November begins the transition into winter – a period of rainy, colder late autumn weather. The longest growing season is in the southwest, whereas the shortest one is in the northeast.

The spatial distribution of air temperatures and precipitations in Poland depends especially on the altitude and the distance from the Baltic Sea. The average temperature of the year is 9°C in the southwest, 6°C in the northeast and 4°C in the mountains. The coldest month is January with average temperatures ranging between -5 °C and -1,5 °C and the warmest is July with average temperatures from 17 to 19 °C. The last ground frosts occur in Poland around May 15 th and the first ones may be expected in the second decade of October. Average annual precipitation for the whole country is 600 millimeters, but isolated mountain locations receive as much as 1,300 millimeters per year.

Reference: Climate of Poland

Culture

Poland’s national culture emerged as a synthesis of Latin and Byzantine influences and was further engendered by the numerous European occupations, throughout its history. Customs, traditions and mores display a diverse mix of the East and the West – a colorful cohabitation of the vibrant Eastern ornamental style and the somber Islamic influence.

Paper cut outs from Poland is renowned throughout the world for their artistic ingenuity. Folk cut outs is one of the indigenous art style and practiced widely in non-urban centers. The cut outs are used specially for Christmas and Easter home decoration. An interesting off shoot of this art is the wafer cut outs. Flour and water are the basic raw material out of which Polish women, devoid of any fine art training, shape designs of astonishing beauty.

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Food

Polish cuisine and dining table etiquette is a perfect reflection of the warmth in the Polish character. Having a meal with one’s family is not just consumption of food – it is celebration. Guests are always welcomed. Breakfasts are generally heavy with vegetables and cold cuts of meat. Dinners, even more so. Only suppers are a tad lighter, perhaps, keeping in toe with the universal proverb: After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile. The Poles are the original potato eaters and potatoes have been the darling of the Polish kitchens through centuries. Meat is also a mainstay (cold cuts and sausages mainly) and is grilled more or less ceremoniously at the country home, in the garden, or on the front lawn.

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Polish university education system has a history of 650 years of educating high profile professionals. It resulted with a profit not only for Poland, but also for many countries all over the world, where the Poles brought their professionalism and the spirit of innovation. Ignacy Domeyko established the geology research in 19th century Chile. Between 1872 and 1876 Ernest Malinowski built the world’s highest located railroad in Peru.

THE STRUCTURE OF STUDIES

Since 2007/2008 academic year Polish higher education system has been divided to three stages, which are: Bachelor (Licencjat, Inzynier), Master (Magister), and Doctor (Doktor). This system applies to all fields of education except Law, Pharmacy, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry, which are still based on two-stage system (Master and Doctor).

HIGHER EDUCATION IN POLAND

Poland’s higher education system is comprised of is made up of State (public) and non-State (non-public) institutions. Non-State higher education institutions are established on the basis of a permit issued by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, and acquire legal personality upon their entry into the register of non-State higher education institutions kept by the Minister. In addition to existing university-type institutions, State and non-State higher vocational education schools have been established since 1998. A major component of training in these schools is a compulsory 15-week practical placement.

Higher education programs may be offered as full-time, part-time or extramural studies. Full time studies are the basic mode of study, unless the statutes of a higher education institution state otherwise.
The minimum requirement for access to a higher education institution is a secondary school leaving certificate. Procedures for admission to study programs are laid down independently by the higher education institutions.

Reference: Education system of Australia

Entry Requirement

For Undergraduate

  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.
  • IELTS requirement: 6.0 overall bands (Subject to change as per the prerequisite profile of the University/Institutions).

For more details on IELTS, please visit IELTS.
For Postgraduate

  • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary
  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful.
  • IELTS requirement : 6.5 overall bands (subject to change as per the prerequisite profile of the University/Institutions).

For more details on IELTS, please visit British Council IELTS and IDP British Council

Required Documents

  • Visa Application Form.
  • Valid passport
  • Official letter of acceptance to a school in Poland
  • Resume
  • Educational Documents.
  • Evidence of proficiency in the language in which you wish to study
  • Confirmation of having the funds for studying and living in Poland
  • Health insurance
  • A photo

Polish Language Requirement

Students do not need Polish Language because universities offer a large variety of study programmes in English. Nevertheless, you may learn Polish either for private everyday use for the time you stay in Poland, or for joining a university course in Polish.

Health Insurance Requirement

International students who study in Poland will need to obtain a doctor’s certificate confirming that they can freely undertake study in the field of their choice. You will also need to be insured for the duration of your stay in Poland. Health care in Poland is not free, so you should be insured in case of illness or an accident.

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Pay the visa fee by Demand Draft at the time of submission of the visa application. The Demand Draft should be made in favor of “Embassy of the Republic of Poland” payable in New Delhi. The Demand Draft should be drawn on a scheduled commercial bank in Delhi for the exact amount and must not be older than 3 months.
“In case of payment of visa fees for the applications lodged in General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai please contact them directly.”

Submit the application IN PERSON on the appointment date and time. A short interview will be conducted by consul on the same day.
Get Result in 15 Working days.
For more details please e-mail your Updated resume to info@yourwaymigrations.com
Please visit Visa Procedure of Poland or Poland High commission – New Delhi for detailed information on Visa procedure.

cost of education in poland

The majority of universities in Poland provide some kind of student accommodation. However, due to the low cost – which can be as low as £80 per month for a shared room – the demand for such accommodation is high. If you are interested in pursuing university housing, you should contact your university as soon as you receive your acceptance letter. Many students in Poland choose to live in shared apartments or houses, with costs ranging from £100-£200 per month, depending on the location.

For other detailed expense, please check Living cost In Poland

During your studies

Full-time studies in Poland are allowed to work in July, August and September. For the rest of the year a work permit is needed. A work permit can be granted but only if no EU citizen is found to fill the vacancy. Formalities must be done by the employer. International students are not allowed to work on a student visa basis only. Students who have residence permits in Poland are entitled to work without authorization.

Reference: Work While you study

After your studies (Work and Migration)

Non EU and EEA citizens must apply for a long term visa at their local Polish consulate. The certificate of enrollment is required. The visa is valid for no longer than 12 months and must be re-validated in a local Voivodship Office. The visa allows to stay in Poland, and, for the first three months also to visit the other Schengen Agreement member countries. The prolongation of visa may occur only in exceptional circumstances. The general rule is, in the case of the planned extension of the period of stay in Poland over the period specified in the visa, to apply for residence permit. In order to acquire the permit, international students must have a valid health insurance policy and enough money to cover the costs of stay and return travel to the country of origin. All international students must apply for a temporary residence certificate within 3 days from the date of crossing the Polish border.

Reference: Employment in Poland

How will Yourway Migrations Pvt. Ltd Help Me?

Yourway Migrations has been sending students to Poland and other countries since 7 years. YMPL has trained counselors who have got experience and expertise to assist students. All our offices provides students with

  • Counseling and information on various courses and institutions
  • Application forms – Brochures – Guides etc.
  • Admission Assistance
  • Visa Counseling
  • Travel and Accommodation arrangement assistance
  • Procuring Residential Facilities with Indians for students going abroad
  • Giving Orientation kit.

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Why Study in Poland?

More and more students each year are choosing to study abroad in Poland. These students are drawn to its high-quality education institutions, low tuition fees, and equally low cost of living. Located at the center of the Northern European plain, Poland serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Poland has been a nation of survivors since the foundation of the first Polish state more than 1,000 years ago. Today, Poland is the largest of the former Eastern European states and the most populous new member of the European Union.

How long does it take to complete bachelor and master studies in Poland?

In general, it takes 3 academic years to complete bachelor studies (6 semesters), whereas master studies, depending on the field of studies, last from 1,5 to 2 academic years (3 or 4 semesters accordingly).

Poland Visa Insurance Requirements

If you are an international student from a non-EU country, you should purchase health insurance before your trip to Poland. International students are required to present proof of adequate health insurance coverage when applying for a student visa.

Can the application be sent by post or courier?

The Consular Section does not accept applications sent by post or courier.

How can I appeal against the visa decision?

Every applicant has the right to file an application for review of consul’s decision to refuse/annul/revoke the visa within 14 DAYS from collecting the decision. The applications should be submitted (personally or by an authorized person) at the Consular Division between 9 and 10 am only. There is no need for online appointment. The fee is 4 700 INR.

Do I need to submit the application in person?
Visa applications should be submitted by the applicant IN PERSON.
What is the visa processing fee?
The visa processing fee for all types of visas is 4 700 INR. The fee is not refundable.
The Visa Processing Time.

According to the Schengen Visa Code the processing time can take up to 14 working days. In some exceptional cases the processing time can be prolonged up to 30 days.