Study Medicine in Poland - Bydgoszcz

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18-20 September, The Irish Times, Higher Options, RDS, Dublin






Collegium Medicum is a part of one of the best universities in Poland, Nicolaus Copernicus University. It is its center for Medical Education where it runs Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy programs in English. CM is leading Medical University thanks to its constant development and growth, it is the most popular Polish medical school in Ireland with the number of Irish students incraising dynamically. With its group of international students growing year by year, Collegium Medicum keeps exceptionally low student-lecturer ratio keeping very high level of education quality.

It is now placed among the most popular and well-recognized developing Universities in this part of Europe.

The advantage of applying with Medical Poland Admission Office is constant support from the application to graduation.   

For more information please contact:

 2019 application deadline: 28th August but recommended deadline is 26th August.


Listen to Artur explaining how to apply to Collegium Medicum:


1. Biology + Chemistry/Physics on applicant's final exam (e.g. Leaving Cert/A-Levels*)
2. Application form
3. Personal Statement (1-page long, explaining applicant's motivation to study Medicine) 

4. Proof of Medical Poland Application Fee payment (non-refundable; 190 EUR to the following: Medical Poland, AIB, Howth Road, Dublin 5, Ireland, IBAN: IE79 AIBK 9323 4530 3420 40, BIC/SWIFT: AIBKIE2D; your name as a ref.)

Please send the documents listed along with the scan of confirmation of application fee payment to:

4. Interview (in Bydgoszcz/Dublin/London/via Skype – checking general motivation&attitude, 2-3 questions on Biology and Chemistry)

It is not required to sit or pass HPAT exams to study medicine in Poland.


*or mocks results/letter from school/teacher with applicant's predicted grades in those subjects if one applies before they have sat the final high school exam


Listen to Andrea and her parents to learn the first hand perspective on Collegium Medicum.

• Collegium Medicum is a part of Nicolaus Copernicus University, one of the oldest in Poland
• Programmes through English since 2009
• More than 300 international students
• Highly qualified, welcoming lecturers with an international educational experience
• State-of-the-art university facilities:

- Medical simulation centre furnished with the most advanced training equipment (students practice clinical skills on highly realistic phantoms or inside the ambulance)
- Library designed to meet foreign students' highest expectations with its modern equipment and easy access to wide variety of materials in English (offering, among others, an access to Ackland's anatomy multimedia resources or EBSCO Ebook Collection with over 10 000 medical ebooks inside)
- All the facilities within the walking distance



Collegium Medicum by Andrzej Romański


Applying to Collegium Medicum:

1. Application Fee – 190 EUR - guarantees Medical Poland Admission Office support throughout the admission process and whole time of study*
2. Guarantee fee – approx. 500 EURO **– fee for the applicants accepted on the basis of Rector's decision)
3. Preparatory Course – approx. 500 EURO ** – mandatory preparatory course for freshmen (September)
4. Tuition fee - approx. 10 500 EUR/year **

*The application fee guarantees that Medical Poland Admission Office:

• Advises on best options
• Guides through application
• Prepares for interviews
• Helps to secure the place from March
• Runs university tours
• Supports on the ground in Poland (cultural & language support, apartment search etc.)
• Helps to organize summer placement in Poland
• Provides other support

**) fees are charged in Polish currency (PLN); fees quoted based on exchange rate from 1 March 2018



• The international community of Irish, British & Scandinavian students is growing year by year and getting more and more active

• Irish group organizes Irish Days in town to promote their culture.

• They celebrate national holidays together. Check on the invitation they prepared for St. Patrict's day celebration.



Student's house no.3 welcomes international students:

• Each room has a private bathroom with toilet, sink, shower, toilet cabinet
• There is a kitchen for each pair of single and double rooms (i.e. shared by 2 or 4 students).
• Students have access to quiet study room and recreation room, where they can organize social events and meetings.
• The building has a wheelchair ramp and offers rooms with bathrooms for people with disabilities.
• Free Internet access (In each room there is an internet socket. Moreover, the building is connected to the wireless network)


Beautiful Bydgoszcz, located by Brda river in central Poland, is famous for its architecture and double 'M'; meaning Medicine and Music. Inhabited by more than 360 000 people, it is still very cosy and easy to move around, as the city bike system used here is the most popular one in the country. There's an airport with direct flights to Dublin and London, and it only takes 1,5 hour to travel to Poznan by train(and about 3 hours to Warsaw, the capital). All this makes Bydgoszcz just perfect for those who seek inexpensive and comfortable Polish city to study medicine.

Popular attractions:

• Mill Island
• Old Town
• Opera Nova
• Tightrope Walker - sculpture
• Museum of Soap
• Exploseum
• Myslecinek City Park (the biggest city park in the country)
• Brda river banks

 Bydgoszcz by Robert Sawicki





Leaving Cert Results: Irish Doctors & Vets Made in Poland


This Autumn a record 100+ Irish will join almost 300 colleagues studying already in Poland. Getting a medical or veterinary degree abroad is no longer an option but a necessity for many excellent Leaving Cert students as it becomes increasingly difficult to get a place at Irish medical (and only one veterinary) schools. University College Dublin will take around 80 Irish students for Veterinary Medicine and 90 for Medicine in 2019. This level of restriction on places leaves many taking courses that are not their first choice in the hope that on completion of their degree programme they will take an alternative route into medicine. 



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