Study Medicine in Poland - Bydgoszcz

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Welcome to our 6-year M.D. Program in English.


Medical Poland gives students from Ireland and the UK the opportunity to study Medicine in the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Bydgoszcz. The university has grown in popularity with international students over the last couple of years. Currently, there are more than ca. 50 Irish and British and 250 Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and American students on the programme.

For one reason or another students might not have the chance to study medicine in their home countries.They also choose Poland for education quality. Irish and UK students have a clear idea of the advantages of studying abroad.

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

For more information please contact:


Study Medicine in Poland

Centre for Medical Education in English in Nicolaus Copernicus University Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz

Medical Poland  admission  office



These are the minimum requirement that is needed in order to be considered for the 6 year medical programme in Poland.


Six passes at Leaving Cert including HC3 in two from Biology, Chemistry and Physics


3 A-Levels, including two from Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Entrance Exam:




Personal Statement:


Applications Open:

01 November

Application Deadline:

28 August
Stage 1: Completed and signed application form
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Stage 2: Medical Health Certificate, completed and signed by a doctor.
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Stage 2: A copy of vaccination records.

Stage 1: Leaving certificate – original or a copy certified by a Notary Public or a Polish Consulate, and with an Apostille (Ireland - Department of Foreign Affairs; UK - here)

Stage 1: If you complete Secondary School/College this year, please send an official Secondary School/College transcript from your school, with your subjects and grades from your 5th year result as well as 6th year mocks if possible. 

Stage 2: Photocopy of valid passport.- will be certified after your arrival to Poland.

Stage 2: 4 recent passport-size photographs signed on the back (no head cover).
Stage 2: Health insurance – valid in Poland. (e.g. European Health Insurance Card)

Recommended documents

Stage 2: Letter of recommendation from school principle/Head Teacher/ etc.

Stage 1: Personal comments / motivation letter
We recommend that you write a short letter about your background and experience and your motivation for the medical programs. Why do you want to study at Collegium Medicum and in what ways are you prepared to live and study in Poland for six years. This may be expressed in your application form (V, 5 Personal Comments) or in a separate and signed document.

Job certificates
We recommend that you also send certificates documenting your most important/relevant work experience, especially if you have worked in the health sector.
Send your application by mail to the Medical Poland Admission Office (not directly to the university):



In October, the same year, the Rector, Prof. dr hab. Jan Domaniewski inaugurated the first year of functioning of the youngest medical university in Poland.
In 2004 the Medical University in Bydgoszcz was incorporated into the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń as the Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz and since then has been providing academic education as part of NCU.

Currently, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz provides students with education in the Polish language in three faculties:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

and at the following levels:

  • Master’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Doctoral studies (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences)

Education can be pursued in 13 fields of study (medicine, biotechnology, pharmacy, medical analytics, cosmetology, physiotherapy, emergency medicine, dietetics, nursing, midwifery, public health, electroradiology and audiophonology) and a few specializations within these fields.

Dr. Antoni Jurasz University Hospital No. 1 in Bydgoszcz and Dr. Jan Biziel University Hospital No. 2 in Bydgoszcz function at Collegium Medicum as the base for educating, carrying out scientific research and providing highly specialized diagnostic, medical and rehabilitation services. Except for these, the organisational units of Collegium Medicum function also on the basis of:

  • Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz
  • Hospice in Bydgoszcz
  • Kujawy and Pomerania Pulmonology Centre in Bydgoszcz
  • Provincial Infectious Diseases Hospital in Bydgoszcz
  • Provincial Polyclinical Hospital in Toruń
  • Provincial Children’s Hospital in Toruń

Additionally, Collegium Medicum’s didactic activity is based on the Military Teaching Hospital No.10 with a Polyclinic in Bydgoszcz.


2014 Student’s House is now available for international and Polish students in single and twin rooms.

The construction of Student House No. 3 of the Nicolaus Copernicus University Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz is drawing to an end. The new modern building, located at al. Powstańców Wielkopolskich 46 in Bydgoszcz, makes a tremendous impression.

The building is divided into two parts: the public and the residential part that offers 252 places:

  • 108 single rooms
  • 72 double rooms

and assembly room, offices and sanitary facilities.

How to get to our Student’s House?

  • from the center (Rondo Jagiellońskie) by bus number: 55, 59, 64;
  • from the railway station by bus number : 67, 93.

Standard furnishings of the rooms:

  • Bed with storage,
  • Wardrobe,
  • Bookcase with two drawers,
  • Desk with drawers and swivel chair,
  • Standing rack,
  • Hanging shelf,
  • 4-drawers chest,
  • Armchair (only in single rooms),
  • Window blinds.

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). It is equipped with:

  • Electric stove with oven,
  • 3 hanging cabinets,
  • Refrigerator,
  • Telescopic hood,
  • Washing machine,
  • Worktop.

Students will have access to the following facilities:

  • quiet study room,
  • recreation room, where you 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.

pdfRegulations of the Student’s House

The charge for accommodation in the Student’s House:

Monthly accommodation charges
(prices per person)

Single Room 820 PLN
Double Room 615 PLN

docDirective no. 59 of the Rector of NCU in toruń of 7th May 2012 on amending the Sirective no. 62 of 29th May 2009 on the conditions of accommodation and prices and terms of payments for accommodation in the Student’s House

docAnex to the Directive no. 59

pdfStatement of accepting the Internal rules of conduct within the academic community of the Nicolaus Copernicus University

docApplication form


Bydgoszcz – eight largest city in Poland

Collegium Medicum – Where we are

Collegium Medicum constitutes part of the Nicolaus Copernicus University and consists of 3 faculties: Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences, located in Bydgoszcz.

Bydgoszcz, the capital, and also the largest city of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province, is the eighth largest city in Poland with about 360 thousand residents and over 665 years of history. The city is beautifully situated on the Brda and the Vistula Rivers and the Bydgoszcz Canal.

Bydgoszcz impresses tourists with the Brda River and canals that intersect the city centre. It is in the immediate vicinity of the Brda River that most of the everyday, cultural, sporting and business life of the city goes on. The Old Market, Mill Island, the eighteenth-century granaries, the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin and St. Nicholas, Opera Nova, the modern Sports and Entertainment Hall “Łuczniczka”, almost all the important monuments and symbols of the city are situated by the river.

The centre of Bydgoszcz is full of restaurants, pubs, clubs and cafes. While strolling through the old town, you should try some of the several kinds of beer that are brewed in the interiors of one of the premises located beside the Mill Island.

Bydgoszcz is proud to have some very interesting museums. One should certainly visit the European Centre of Money, the so-called Leon Wyczółkowski’s House, both on the Mill Island, Exploseum situated in the Bydgoszcz Primeval Forest and the Museum of Land Army Forces in Gdańska Street.

The city boasts great musical traditions and has a lot to offer to music lovers. A concert in the Pomeranian Philharmonic Hall, performance in the Opera Nova or an evening in one of the many music clubs in Bydgoszcz are perfect ways to spend some free time in the city. When planning an evening in Bydgoszcz, do not forget about the well-recognised in the country Teatr Polski – the Polish Theatre.


The city’s history in brief
Although the first written records of the city on the Brda River date back to 1238, and Bydgoszcz received its city rights from the hands of Casmir the Great on 19 April 1346, a fortified settlement on the area of today’s Bydgoszcz had existed as early as in the 11th century. The centuries following the granting of city rights and particularly the 15th and 16th centuries, marked a period of dynamic development of the city. During that time, Bydgoszcz became one of the largest cities in Poland. The years 1655-1657, and also the beginning of the 18th century, brought about the greatest disaster in the history of the city. Bydgoszcz was almost completely destroyed by the Swedish invasion of Poland (the so-called Swedish Deluge). The city irretrievably lost very many of its oldest monuments, especially the powerful castle built by Casmir the Great. In 1772, as a result of the First Partition of Poland, Bydgoszcz was incorporated into Prussia. The Prussians ‘invested’ a huge amount of money in the city. In the years 1773-1774, by the order of King Frederick II the Great of Prussia the Bydgoszcz Canal was built. In 1851 Bydgoszcz had a railway connection with Berlin, in 1896, electric trams appeared on the streets of Bydgoszcz. During that period many magnificent public buildings were constructed in the city. All this translated into a time of intensive development of the city, whose population at the beginning of the 20th century reached 100 thousand. On 20 January 1920, as a result of the agreements after World War I, Bydgoszcz returned to Poland. Urban and economic development of the city on the Brda continued. On September 5, 1939, German troops entered the city and began a period of extremely bloody German occupation. The Nazis carried out mass executions of city residents. At the same time they started the construction of a factory to produce high explosives “DAG Fabrik Bromberg,” in which hundreds of forced labourers worked. Bydgoszcz was liberated in 1945 and in the same year the city became the capital of the Pomorskie Province. The years after the war were characterised by a further spatial development of the city. New city districts were established, and in 1973 the town of Fordon was incorporated into the city’s boundaries. In 1999, Bydgoszcz became a co-capital of the newly created Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province. In 2004, in connection with Poland’s accession to the European Union, Bydgoszcz gained a new symbol of the city, the sculpture called “Man crossing the River”. The year 2004 was also the time of the establishment of the Diocese of Bydgoszcz, when the Gothic parish church was raised to the rank of a cathedral. A year later the first university in Bydgoszcz was formed – Kazimierz Wielki University.

Despite many wars, plagues and scourges that swept through the city, Bydgoszcz boasts numerous monuments: very old ones – e.g. the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin and Nicholas, unique ones as the Bydgoszcz Canal, extremely valuable ones as the well-preserved 19th and early 20th century Art Nouveau buildings, monumental ones as the Vincent de Paul Basilica., and post-industrial historic sites like the old German dynamite factory “Bromberg DAG Fabrik” (now an open-air museum of industrial architecture – “Exploseum”).



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We are delighted to invite you to our very anticipated, Medical Poland Open Day! The event will take place on Saturday, 18 November, 11:00-12:30 at Polish Weekend School SEN (Colaiste Mhuire, Ratoath Road, Dubln 7, map).



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