Study in Poland - Wroclaw - Medical Poland

Next Open Day: 18 November 2017 (TBC), Dublin  

Welcome to 5.5 year (11 semesters) degree program of Veterinary Medicine in English.


Medical Poland gives students from Ireland and the UK the opportunity to study Medicine at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The university has grown in popularity with international students over the last couple of years - in 2017 almost a dozen Irish students joined - third year in a row.

This programme is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for registration to practise as a vet in the UK and by Veterinary Council in Ireland. In May 2016 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine received official EAEVE certificate of approval.

Send your application by mail to the Medical Poland Irish address (not directly to the university):
Applications that are sent to the university will be forwarded to the admission office, and this will cause delays


For more information please contact:


Study Veterinary Medicine in Poland

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

Medical Poland  admission  office

Medical Poland gives students from Ireland and the UK the opportunity to study Veterinary Medicine in the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The university has grown in popularity with international students over the last couple of years. Currently, there are more than 100 Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, American, UK and Irish students on the programme. In May 2016 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine received official EAEVE certificate of approval, in accordance with EAEVE standards and based on the educational requirements of the EAEVE Organization. There are ca. 15 Irish students currently studying.

The main objective of the Faculty is conducting scientific research at the highest level and the best vocational training of future veterinarians, hence great access to animals with onsite clinic admitting hundreds of animals every week.

For one reason or another students might not have the chance to study veterinary medicine in their home country, Irish and UK  students who are unable to access their preferred programme, or any suitable programme at all, in a university at home, as well as students who have a clear idea of the advantages of studying abroad.

Send your application by e-mail to





Deadline for submitting the documents August 31st

Enrolment limit - 40 students

Terms and Conditions:
Candidates for these studies have to possess a high level of knowledge on the subjects of: Chemistry, Biology and English.
This needs to be proofed by certificate or school reports.
All of these documents should be original or certified by the eligible institution.

Tuition fees:

8 000 EUR for 1st year

8 000 EUR for other years

Deadline for payment September 15th


The applicants are expected to submit the following documents (Stage 1 - to schedule an interview):

1. Stage 1: Application form (here)

2. Stage 1: High School Diploma with Apostille or a letter from school indicating predicted grades in Biology, Chemistry, Physics (whichever is applicable). High School Diploma (original certificate or its duplicate) with Apostille authorized by a Polish Consul in the country where the school is located.

 3. Stage 1: Motivation letter (1 page)

4. Stage 1: Application fee payment confirmation - 190 EUR


Apostille - if a school leaving certificate has been issued by an institution working in an educational system of the country participatingin The Hague Convention of 5th October 1961 (Law Gazette 112 of 2005 position 938 and 939), the legalization is carried out in a formof “Apostille” placed in the document or attached to it. “Apostille” may be placed on the copy of the certificate testified by the notarypublic or attached to it. Legalisation of documents of education in the recognition process.


Stage 2 of application process - after a successful interview:

A duplicate is a document issued in case of the loss of the original, NOT the copy of the certificate testified by the notary public.

Official confirmation that the school leaving diploma can be used for applying to any college or university in the country where the certificate hasbeen issued (if it’s not on diploma)
Such a confirmation can be originally placed on the certificate or issued by:

- Educational authorities of the country where the certificate has been issued, or

- A diplomatic mission or a consulate accredited on the premises of Poland, or

- A Polish consul in the country where the certificate has been issued;

5. Translation of high school diploma (into Polish or English) - if aplicable

6. English language certificate (FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, IELTS) or any other document that certifies reasonable proficiency in English - if education in language other than English

7. Medical Health Certificate (here)

8. Photocopy of European Health Insurance Card or a photocopy of any evidence of health insurance coverage or entitlement to healthcare services (here)

9. Photocopy of applicant’s passport

10. Recent passport photograph – 3,7 x 4,5 

11. Electronic photograph (for student ID)




The heritage of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences is deeply rooted in the traditions of two instutitions founded in Lvov: The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of Lvov Polytechnic in Dublany and the Veterinary School of Medicine, founded in 1881. The post-war chapter in the history of the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences was opened in the autumn of 1945, when the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine were founded at the combined University and Polytechnic, the only institution of higher education in Wrocław at that time. In 1951 these two Faculties were incorporated in the newly opened Higher School of Agriculture renamed the Agricultural University of Wrocław in 1972 and the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences in 2006.


Programme profile

Basic sciences

Basic sciences are represented by the Department of Animal Physiology and Biostructure together with the following Divisions: the Division of Animal Anatomy, Division of Animal Physiology, the Division of Histology and Embryology and the Division of Animal Biochemistry within the Department of Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Compulsory courses in basic sciences include: Anatomy of Domestic Animals, Topographic Anatomy, History and Deontology of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Physiology, Histology and Embryology, Cell Biology, Tissue Culture.

The Department of Animal Physiology and Biostructure offers trainings in domestic and wild animal anatomy for practicing veterinarians and animal breeders.

Preclinical sciences

Preclinical sciences comprise the following obligatory courses: Pathophisiology, Public Health Protection in a State of Disaster, Veterinary Immunology, Ethology and Animal Welfare, Technologies in Animal Production, Veterinary Prevention and Clinical Immunology, as well as Pathomorphology, Ecology and Wildlife Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Toxicology, Environmental Protection, Parasitology and Invasiology.

Clinical sciences

Compulsory courses in Clinical sciences include: General Surgery and Anesthesiology, Detailed Surgery, Orthopedics, Radiology, Surgery of Farm Animals, Horses, Dogs and Cats, Biology, Clinical Diagnostics, Fodder Hygiene, Parasitology and Invasiology, Dietetics, Internal Diseases, Diseases of Cats and Dogs, Forensic Veterinary Medicine. Obligatory courses also include General Epizootiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Veterinary Administration, Bird Diseases, Fur Animal Diseases, Fish Diseases, Bee Diseases, Marketing for Practicing Veterinarians and Breeding of Farm Animals, Horses, Dogs and Cats.

Qualification Recognition

This programme is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (check here) for registration to practise as a vet in the UK and by Veterinary Council in Ireland (check here). Please note, in some registers the university is still listed as Agriculture University of Wroclaw as this was the previous name. 

In May 2016 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine received official EAEVE certificate of approval, in accordance with EAEVE standards and based on the educational requirements of the EAEVE Organization.



Wrocław (pronounced Vrots-swaf; commonly known by its German and English name Breslau before 1945) is the largest city and capital of Lower Silesian VoivodeshipPoland. Wrocław is also the historic capital of Silesia. With a population close to 630,000 and a metropolitan figure well over a million, Wrocław is the fourth largest city in Poland, and is among one of the republic's major manufacturing, banking, industrial, tourist and cultural centers. Thanks to hosting events such as the Euro 2012 Championship and the 2016 European Capital of Culture, Wrocław is gaining a larger European and international profile, drawing in a growing amount of tourists for its historic city center, picturesque bridges and islands, and the city's relaxed liberal culture. The city is also known for its high quality of life.

Wrocław is historically divided into five boroughs. Most of the city's main tourist attractions are located directly in the center, though several major points of interest can be found further afield.

Wrocław's five historical boroughs.

Old Town (Stare Miasto) (Market Square, Town Hall, Salt Square, St. Elizabeth's Church, St. Mary Magdalena's Church, Racławicka Panorama, National Museum in Wrocław, Museum of Architecture.)}The commercial and tourist heart of the city, the highly picturesque Old Town (Stare Miasto) offers an array of attractions and cultural events, making it easily the central focal point for any visit to Wrocław.

Midtown (Śródmieście) (Cathedral Island, Tumski Bridge, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Botanical Garden, Słodowa Island, Centennial Hall, Wrocław Fountain, Szczytnicki Park, Japanese Garden, Wrocław Zoo.)
The main feature of the Downtown (Śródmieście) borough is Cathedral Island (Ostrów Tumski), a collection of picturesque islands making up the ancient core of the city. Away from its cobblestone streets and parks are grand boulevards, stately apartments and mansions, and an array of sites.

Psie Pole 
The northern borough of Wrocław is a mixture of residential and industrial buildings. Krzyki (Wrocław Główny, Sky Tower, Hydropolis, South Park.)
A mostly residential area south of the central core, Krzyki is home to many of the city's key rail and bus transportation centers, as well as features one of Poland's tallest structures.

Fabryczna (Tysiąclecia Park, Municipal Stadium, Wrocław-Copernicus Airport.)
The western area of the city, known previously as an industrial area, is today a quiet residential district. Wrocław's main stadium, as well as its international airport, are found in this borough.

The facade of Wrocław Town Hall.

Founded sometime in the 900s, the city's distinctive name possibly originated from Vratislaus I, the Duke of Bohemia, or from a local Silesian chieftan. First recorded as Wrotizlava around 1000 as Silesia was brought into the first united Polish kingdom, the city switched hands between Poland, Silesia, Bohemia, and Hungary (and sometimes back and forth) in its first 400 years. Despite a devastating Mongol siege in 1241 and an earthquake in 1443, the city grew and flourished, attracting Germans, Poles, Jews and Czechs. German immigration grew to such heights that they soon outnumbered the city's Slavic population, gaining power in the city council and renaming the town Breslau. In 1526, the city was absorbed into the Austrian Habsburg monarchy. Having largely converted to Protestantism during the Reformation, Breslau was targeted by the Catholic Habsburgs during the Counter-Reformation after the Thirty Years War. Despite severe restrictions on the freedom of worship, Breslau culturally flourished under Austrian rule, as Baroque architecture and arts were actively pursued. The Austrians' legacy is still highly visible to this day, with sweeping Baroque buildings found throughout the Old Town.


The historic Church of St. Elizabeth.

Austrian rule over Breslau came to an abrupt end in 1741, when King Frederick the Great militarily seized and annexed Silesia for Prussia. Now under the Prussian kingdom, Protestantism and Judaism again flourished after years of Austrian Catholic suppression. During the Prussian (and later German) era, Breslau industrialized, becoming the largest German city east of Berlin, and a major center for the arts and sciences. As Breslau bordered the Slavic world, German nationalism was keenly felt in the city during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Following World War I, the city became a hotbed of anti-Polish and anti-Semitic sentiment after the creation of the neighboring Second Polish Republic, particularly after eastern regions of Silesia were forcefully annexed by Polish insurgents at Weimar Germany's expense. This strong nationalist sentiment partly enabled the rise of the Nazis throughout the 1920s and early 1930s, who made Breslau one of their chief support bases. In the 1932 elections alone, the Nazis gained 46 percent of Breslau's vote, their third highest percentage in all of Germany.

During the Nazi era, the city's Polish and Jewish communities were intimidated, suppressed, and ultimately liquidated. Most of Breslau's remaining Jews were sent to perish in the concentration camps, while all traces of Polish culture in the city were destroyed or removed through Germanization. During World War II, the city became a major center for refugees fleeing the Eastern Front, as Breslau was largely spared of Allied bombing and far from the battlelines. By early 1945, the Soviet Red Army had encircled the city for a siege. Declaring Breslau as a fortress city, Hitler ordered it to be defended at all costs. The resulting grueling siege resulted in mass destruction for infrastructure, buildings, and people alike. The last major city in the Third Reich to surrender to the Allies, Breslau capitulated on 6 May 1945, after nearly 100,000 civilian and military deaths. In the war's aftermath, Breslau was annexed by Poland and renamed to its former Polish name, Wrocław. The city's German majority was subsequently expelled, replaced by Poles who had been previously expelled from areas of eastern Poland now annexed by the Soviet Union.

In the post-war communist years, Wrocław was painstakingly rebuilt and rejuvenated. Despite the communists providing a degree a comfort and renewed economic productivity, agitation against the regime remained just below the surface. The rise of Solidarity in Gdańsk in the early 1980s and its suppression by martial law sparked the Orange Alternative, a peaceful protest movement which used public art, absurdist humor, and flash mobs to voice dissent in the city. The Orange Alternative's impact on Wrocław's culture was immense. The city's iconic and whimsical dwarf statues are a testament to that movement's memory. The collapse of communism in 1989 opened Wrocław to the world. As Poland rushes headlong into further integration with the rest of Europe, the city has increased its international profile and is quickly becoming a major tourist and business center, with a number Japanese and Korean businessmen and families now calling the city home. Additionally, a small yet growing Italian community congregating in the Little Italy neighborhood in the Old Town has grown considerably in the last decade.

By plane

Wrocław–Copernicus Airport is the city's main air gateway.

Wrocław is served by Wrocław–Copernicus Airport (IATA: WRO) a small yet modern airport, located west of the city center in the Fabryczna borough near the A8 motorway. Airlines flying into the city include LufthansaSAS Scandinavian AirlinesSprintAir, and Poland's national carrier LOT. Additional low cost airlines servicing the city include GermanwingsRyanair and Wizz Air.

Bus 106 operates from the airport terminal building to central Wrocław between 05:20 and 23:30 every 20 minutes. Night bus 206 is also available available Daytime single-ride ticket from Wroclaw Airport to the city center costs 3zł, (or 1.50zł for students or ISIC/EURO 26 Holders, with card in-hand).


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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