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Szczecin University


Address Al. Jednosci Narodowej 22a
70-453 Szczecin, Poland
Tel. No. (+48 91 ) 434 35 22
Fax No. (+48 91 ) 434 29 92
E-mail address
Faculties & Colleges
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Natural Science
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty of Law and Administration
  • Faculty of Transport and Communication
  • Type of courses Full-time and part-time
    Length of courses 5 years and 3 years or
    3 years + 2 years
    Date of commencement The academic year consists of two semesters , 15 weeks each. The winter semester starts on the 1st of October , the summer semester in the last week of February.
    Class size for seminars & laboratory work - up to 15 students
    Accommodation The University has four student halls of residence with total number of 1748 places 100 places in the student halls of residence of Szczecin Technical University, this, however , is far from satisfying the needs. Foreigners studying at Szczecin University receive places in the halls of residence only if they are given Polish Government grants (scholarships).
    Fees Full time studies for Polish students at Szczecin University are basically free of charge. The exception from this rule applies to students who prolong their studies, repeat subjects or are reactivated after being crossed out of the list of students, in such cases they are charged according to the prices set by the authorities of University.

    Depending on the way of financing their studies, there are three categories of foreign students:
  • students given a Polish Government grant - free of tuition fees;
  • students not given a grant, but not paying tuition fee;
  • students studying on terms of hard-currency payment.

  • Foreign students studying on terms of hard - currency payment are required to pay tuition fee in amount depending on the course of studies. The minimum tuition fee for university studies is 2000 USD per academic year. Students studying at doctoral courses pay a fee of 3000 - 4000 USD.
    The rector has the power to decrease tuition fees for foreigners of Polish origin.
    Person not being Polish citizens, entering studies, postgraduate studies and doctoral studies on terms of hard-currency payment also have to pay a one-off non returnable registration fee of 200 USD.
    Financial assistance Full-time Polish students in difficult material conditions can receive following financial support:
  • social grants
  • social grants for disabled persons
  • subsidised meals in the students’ canteen
  • subsidised accommodation
  • welfare

  • Students having very good grades receive grants for good academic records.

    Foreign students receive grants only if they are given Polish Government grants. Foreign students, who want to study in Poland can apply for a Polish Government grant awarded by the Ministry of National Education (Ministry of National Education, Foreign Education Office, ul.Smolna 40,oo-940 Warszawa,
    tel.(+48 22)826 74 34,
    fax (+48 22)826 28 23).
    Admission requirements The condition of enrolment for Polish citizens is finishing the secondary school, passing the maturity examination , and complying with the recruitment requirements (different on each course of studies). Further information about the recruitment can be obtained from the particular Dean’ s Offices.

    The candidates not being Polish citizens ,possessing the certificate of completion of the secondary school ,can address directly to the University or through the relevant Polish diplomatic agency to the Foreign Education Office of the Ministry of National Education. They do not have to pass the entrance examination. However , they have to submit the certificate confirming their knowledge of Polish language , or complete (before beginning studies) a course of Polish language for foreigners organised by some of the universities in Poland.

    The lectures and classes at our University are held in Polish. Some of the students, however (studying Computer Science in English and German language groups)realise 50% of the course in English or German. The University also offers courses in German and Slavic philology, and courses for future language teachers at the Foreign Language College (where classes are held in languages relevant to the course of studies - German, Russian, English and French.

    Student profile
  • Ratio of National / Overseas students: 99% : 1%
  • Men / Woman: 46% : 54%
  • Age range: 19 - 50 years


    Courses of studies at Szczecin University
    (licencjat or magister degree)

    1. Biology
    2. Economics (at the Faculty of Economics and Management and at the Faculty of Transport and Communication)
    3. Philology - with specialisations:
  • German Philology
  • Slavic Philology
    4. Polish Philology
    5. Finance and Banking
    6. Physics
    7. Geography
    8. History
    9. Computer Science and Econometrics
    10.English Language (at the College of Foreign Languages)
    11.French Language (at the College of Foreign Languages)
    12. Mathematics
    13. Pedagogy - with specialisations:
  • Early-School Pedagogy
  • Revalidation Pedagogy
  • Pedagogy of Care and Education
    14. Political and Social Sciences - with specialisations:
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
    15. Sociology - with specialisations:
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology of Human Behaviour
  • Psychosocial Consulting
    16. Law
    17. Physical Education
    18. Musical Education
    19. Technical Education
    20. Management and Marketing (at the Faculty of Economics and Management and at the Faculty of Transport and Communication)

    The University also provides post-graduate courses. The list of post-graduate studies is dependent on requirements and currently consists of the following courses:

    Faculty of Humanities
  • Library Science and Scientific Information
  • Improving Management Skills in Education
  • European Integration
  • Leadership and Management of Human Teams
  • Management of Health Care
  • Ancient Literature and Tradition
  • Speech Impediment Correction
  • Pedagogy
  • Early-School Pedagogy
  • Pedagogy of Care and Education
  • Post-Graduate Studies of Philosophy and Ethics
  • Post-Graduate Polish Philology Studies for Graduates of Master Studies in Humanities
  • Post-Graduate Linguistic Studies for Masters of Polish Philology
  • Psychology of Interpersonal Relations
  • Musical Education
  • Sexual and Family Education

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • Modern Mathematics with Computer Science

  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Financial Analysis of Enterprises
  • Banking
  • Foreign Trade
  • Computer Science in Business
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Administrating Accounting and Controlling
  • Real Estate Market

  • Faculty of Natural Science
  • Biology
  • Ecology and Environmental Protection
  • Physiotherapy and Massage in Biological Revitalisation and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Education

  • Faculty of Law
  • Post-Graduate Studies of Revenue

  • Faculty of Transport and Communication
  • Marketing in Transport
  • Marketing in Telecommunication
  • Marketing in Polish Rail (PKP)

  • About the University

    The Szczecin University has its origins in the Academy of Commerce (founded in 1946), the Faculty of Economics and Engineering of the Szczecin Technical University and the Higher School of Pedagogy. The University is the state - owned school. Since its founding the University continuously increases its research capabilities and the scale and range of education. In 13 years of its existence the number of students has risen from 5000 to 25 000 , taking courses at the following faculties:

    1. Faculty of Humanities
    2. Faculty of Economics and Management
    3. Faculty of Natural Science
    4. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
    5. Faculty of Law and Administration
    6. Faculty of Transport and Communication

    Nestled between Poland, Germany and Scandinavia Szczecin University pays more and more attention to European integration and the issues concerning the Baltic Sea.

    One of the basic goals of teaching at the Szczecin University is preparing the graduates for living in multicultural European Community and in the society of the information age, and also training specialists able to operate in united Europe. The co-operation with foreign universities also contributes to this goal.

    The natural (because of the proximity) and largest partners of the Szczecin University are German universities: Ernst Moritz Arndt University in Greifswald, Technical University in Berlin, Christian Albrecht University in Kiel, Viadrina European University in Frankfurt on the Oder, University in Rostock, Technical University in Dresden, Higher Vocational School in Dortmund, and Higher Vocational School in Wismar - with all these schools we have signed bilateral co-operation agreements. We also co-operate on bilateral basis with the University in Antwerpen (UFSIA), University in Caen, Marie and Pierre Curie University in Paris, University in Genoa, University in Riga, Odessa State University and South-Ukrainian Pedagogical University in Odessa. Within the framework of the TEMPUS Programme (six Joint European Projects overall, including three currently in progress) our partners are: University in Antwerpen, University in Athens, Higher Economic School in Amsterdam, Coventry Technical College, Metropolitan University in Manchester, Stirling University, Higher Business School in Lisbon, Passau University and Giessen University.

    An average of 250 academic workers and 200 students travel abroad every year for foreign practices, scientific scholarships and international conferences, and about 150 foreign scientists come to our University. Students take part mostly in semester studies and diploma practices (about 50 persons a year), but also in summer courses organised jointly with our foreign partners.

    Starting from the academic year 1998/1999 Szczecin University will participate in SOCRATES/ERASMUS Programme
    The Scientific University Publishers print scientific papers and teaching materials. The publications vary from dissertations and monographies to textbooks and extra teaching materials for students. They amount to 100 publications per year. The University also publishes its own periodical „The University Review".

    The Main University Library is the largest and richest humanistic academic library in the region. The Library has extensive holdings of materials relevant to all University programmes. There are 1.111.325 volumes.


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