5 reasons to study in Poland in 2021

Eager to start your educational journey in Europe with your Polish passport? Why not consider studying in Poland? From high-quality universities to affordable cuisine, Poland has become one of the best study destinations in the EU. Here is a list of five reasons you should invest in Polish education.

1. Universities ranking in the top 500 in the world

Two Polish universities are among the best 500 in the world, according to the most recent studies of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The University of Warsaw saw its position improve, moving into the band of institutions ranked between 301st and 400th, while Jagiellonian University moved up to the band ranked between 401st and 500th .

2. Free or very affordable tuition fees

The cost of living in Poland is significantly lower than in most other EU countries, with competitive cost of accommodation, food, public transport and tuition fees.

A Polish passport makes it possible to access 27 different countries of the EU with free or very affordable tuition fees. Across the EU-27, the most popular subsidised degrees include social sciences, journalism, IT, business, administration and law.

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3. Rich in culture and fun activities

Being a student is much more than reading books and attending classes. Thanks to Poland’s fast economic growth in recent years, the cultural offerings in the country are exponentially increasing, with dozens of museums and hundreds of musical acts, clubs and restaurants and some of the oldest architecture in Europe.

According to Poland’s official travel website, the country is home to more than 180 musical groups, including performance groups, opera companies and ballet troupes. The National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw ranks among the most well-known in the world.

4. International networking and career development

Poland has been participating in the Erasmus programme since 1998. Its purpose is to support international cooperation between universities and allow students to travel abroad to pursue partial studies and traineeship. It is also a chance to improve their language skills, gain self-confidence and independence, and immerse in a new culture.

5. Delicious cuisine

Would you like to find a place where you can try the best traditional Polish food? In every region of Poland, you can find an authentic dish which is genuinely delicious.

Polish food is mostly known for its comforting and fulfilling dishes like pierogi and kiełbasa but don’t forget that nowadays Poland is also full of vegan, vegetarian and alternative cuisines. If you want to start your Polish culinary adventure, consider exploring some of the most trending gastronomic regions such as Pomerania (Gdańsk) and Silesia (Katowice), and the cities of Kraków, Łódź, Poznań, Warsaw, and Wrocław.