Poland is a fascinating, culturally rich and, above all, modern country that boasts an extraordinary history, tradition and heritage – but also education standards equal to any in Europe. Located at the geographical and cultural frontier of Eastern and Western Europe, Poland is the largest of the former East European states and with 38.6 million inhabitants, is the sixth most populous member of the European Union (with Germany its biggest trading partner). It is probably best known for its medieval architecture, World War II history, Jewish heritage, massive Diaspora – and hearty cuisine. But it is quickly acquiring a reputation as a highly attractive international student destination. The dramatically lower cost of living here compared to other EU states is among its key draws.
1. University of Warsaw
2. Jagiellonian University
3. AGH University of Science and Technology
4. Adam Mickiewicz University
5. Warsaw University of Technology
6. University of Silesia in Katowice
7. Nicolaus Copernicus University
8. Cracow University of Technology
9. University of Lodz
10. Silesian University of Technology
11. University of Gdansk
12. University of Warmia and Mazury
13. Warsaw University of Life Sciences
14. Lublin University of Technology
15. The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
16. Wroclaw Medical University
17. Wroclaw University of Economics
18. Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
19. Wroclaw University of Technology
20. Poznan University of Economics
21. Poznan University of Medical Sciences
22. Poznan University of Technology
23. Cracow University of Economics
24. University for Ecology & Management
25. Vistula University
26. Clark University
27. University of Social Science 28. WSGE
Depending on your personal situation, lifestyle and habits you may have different needs. In practice, you will need at least 1200-2500 PLN per month in order to cover the cost of decent accommodation, pay for the local transport, and even go out occasionally. This amount should cover the costs of rent, food, clothing, personal hygiene, local transport, study materials, telephone and other expenses – not the tuition fee however.
There are a few similarities between the two tests. Firstly, they both are formalized tests for college admissions and scholarship purposes. Secondly, they both are predictable tests which can be cracked through sufficient study and practice.
Most students at the test will feel nervous. This is quite normal. In fact, it can actually be quite helpful in terms of motivation. It may make you alert and help you to focus. The aim is for you to try to perform at your optimum level.