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The Medical Poland Admissions Office is an application support service to medical universities abroad in the heart of Europe: Poland. The Medical Poland Admissions Office represents Polish public medical universities offering the opportunity to study Medicine (undergraduate & graduate programmes), Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing and Veterinary in English in Poland.

We provide comprehensive information on programmes in Poland, advice on choosing the programme that is right for you, assistance in organising university visits and support when you are living in Poland.

The Medical Poland Admissions Office has helped hundreds of international students embark on their medical journey in Poland. We guide students through the application process and help them gain access to medical schools, prepare them for the interviews and support them in starting their medical career (both in Poland and their home countries). We are unique, as our goal is to make sure that our students receive the best quality of education and support, and feel comfortable in Poland.

Let us invite you to visit and explore Poland based on a parent and student experience.

Recommended universities

Medicine - city: Bydgoszcz



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




  • Medicine (6-year),
  • Nursing,
  • Physiotherapy

Veterinary - city: Wroclaw



Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences


Wrocław, population: 638 364


  • Veterinary Medicine (5,5 years)

Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medicine (GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES) - city: Poznan



Poznan University of Medical Sciences


Poznan, population: 550 000


  • Medicine (6-year and graduate entry MD),
  • Dentistry,
  • Physiotherapy (postponed),
  • Pharmacy (postponed)

Medicine - city: Białystok



Medical University of Bialystok


Bialystok, population 270 000


  • Medicine (6-year)





The Medical University of Gdansk




  • Medicine (6-year)
  • Pharmacy (5.5-year)
  • Nursing (3-year)

The Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG) is the largest medical university in northern Poland, located in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, famous for its beaches and history. The MUG educates over 6000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at four Faculties, and a big part of them are students who have already decided to study medical sciences abroad.

International students constitute almost 16% of the MUG’s students and represent more than half of all international students in Gdańsk. Most of them come from Sweden, Norway, India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, the USA, Iraq, Germany and Spain. It proves Gdansk is the perfect choice for those who seek to study medicine in Europe in English.


Requirements: (2022/23 intake)

1. The number of points calculated from their grades is recorded in the official high school transcript/maturity certificate. Two grades out of the following four subjects are required and taken for evaluation: Biology (obligatory) and Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics. Each of the two required subjects has to be taught at the advanced level;

2. The number of points achieved during the obligatory entrance exam in biology and chemistry at the High School level which is organised by the University and conducted online.

3. The number of points achieved during the interview (online) based on English language proficiency, motivation, and predisposition for the medical profession and the knowledge of selected subjects.

Fees:(2022/23 intake)

Orientation week - approx. 700 EUR    Tuition fees - approx. 11 000 EUR per year





The Pomeranian Medical University


Szczecin, population 400 000


  • Medicine (6-year),
  • Dentistry (5-year)






The Medical University of Wroclaw




  • 6-year MD,
  • Dentistry (DMD)

Wroclaw Medical University is one of the most prestigious medical universities in Poland and also one of the most popular : over 6000 students overall, out of which over 800 are foreigners.The English Division was established in 2003. The studies are adapted to the common European programme.

The groups are small and every student has the chance to get to know the lecturers in person. This is a huge difference compared to the situation at Western European universities, and a great advantage for foreign students in Poland. Poland is one of the most inexpensive countries to offer high quality medical university programmes at well regarded universities such as Wroclaw Medical University. This is a great opportunity for those foreign students seeking medical universities in Europe.

Requirements: (2022/23 intake)

The admission process is based on High School Diploma/ Leaving Cert results/predicted grades contest i.e. ranking list Biology and chemistry + physics or mathematics at the Leaving Certificate (Higher)

approximate fees:(2022/23 intake)

Admission University Fee – 20 EUR Tuition fees: approx. MD 11 800 EUR pa


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The Medical University of Warsaw




  • 6-year MD

The English Division of The Medical University of Warsaw was created in 1993 with a Medicine course. Today there are 6-year MD and Advanced MD courses welcoming international students searching for the best university in which to study medicine in Europe. The diploma is globally recognized, and guarantees a great start to a medical sciences career. Studying medicine in Warsaw is a great medical education choice.





The Jagiellonian University Medical College




  • 6-year medicine (MD)
  • 5-year Dentistry (DMD)

The Collegium Medicum is the oldest medical university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe.It welcomes international students planning to study medicine or dentistry abroad. The School of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine was opened to its first students in 1994. These days, the community consists of citizens of over 20 countries, and most of the students believe that this medical school is the best place to study medical sciences in Europe.





The Medical University of Silesia




  • 6-year MD

The Medical University of Silesia was established in 1948 as the Medical Academy in Rokitnica Bytomska.

Now the Medical University of Silesia provides education to over 9000 students, PhD and postgraduate students. The University also conducts classes in English (English Program) for students from all over the world.

Over the years, members of the SUM research staff have received prestigious awards and are widely recognized for the excellent quality of their work, research and teaching.





The Medical University of Lublin




  • 6-year medicine (MD),
  • 5-year Dentistry (DMD),
  • 5-yearh Pharmacy

The Medical University of Lublin is well recognized around the world and has been listed on FAIMER's International Medical Education Directory (IMED). At MUL students are provided with top-quality education by highly qualified staff. Facilities like the Center for Medical Simulation are another reason why this school's leading position in medical education is so strong. Another advantage is that medical studies are provided within five programs: American, Asian, Dual Degree Programme, Middle East and International.





The Medical University of Lodz




  • 6-year MD,
  • Advanced MD,
  • Dentistry (DMD),
  • Nursing,
  • PhD programme,
  • Foundation year

The Medical University of Lodz is the largest public medical university in Poland. It is one of the best universities in which to study medicine in Europe. The English Division was initiated in 2003/04. Its group of international students is constantly growing. At the moment there are over 77 foreign students from various countries studying medical sciences in Lodz. The 6-year MD, Advanced MD and 5-year DMD programmes already have over 450 graduates, and this number is also growing.



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Why should you study in the heart of Europe: Poland?


Poland was ranked 2nd in OECD’s Better Life Index in Education only. Today's universities continue the glorious traditions and offer top quality programmes. E.g. Warsaw University is leading the Top Coder international IT ranking. Polish specialists are highly appreciated by recruiters worldwide: especially Polish doctors, engineers, architects and IT specialists are acclaimed.

There are over 5000 programmes available in Poland. All of them were certified by Polish Accreditation Committee. According to its control results, over 80% of the Polish universities have outstanding and good rankings.

What else needs to be considered when contemplating studying medicine abroad?

Degree recognition

Bologna Process:

  • three-stage education modeled after Bachelor/Master/Doctor (PhD)
  • European Credit Transfer System
  • diploma awarded to them upon graduation is recognized not only Europe-wide but also in most countries of the world

Would you like more reasons to study abroad in the heart of Europe: Poland?

Realistic Entry requirements

It is very important to emphasize that Polish universities are well recognised in Europe and all over the world. The quality of the Polish education system was valued by OECD’s Better Life Index and ranked 2nd.

Requirements for medical universities vary from programme to program and from university to university. In general, entry requirements to top Polish universities are significantly lower, than those being set by Irish and UK universities. This is not a reflection of quality, but their admission policies.

In Ireland and the UK an education system is mainly based on points and additional examinations (HPAT, BMAT, UKCAT). The third-level education systems are under pressure, as more and more students chase a small number of places at Irish and UK universities.

Most of the Polish public universities do not require applicants to sit HPAT, BMAT, UKCAT. They opened their English divisions for international students and determined that interview is of key importance to find successful students and gives a chance to meet candidates personally to verificate their entry knowledge. It is also an opportunity for candidates to demonstarte their passion and determination to achivie their dream.

Medical Poland represents only public universities which have excellent reputation and their qualifications are internationally recognised.

Tradition and Modernity

Polish higher education system is 650 years old and has educated many high profile professionals. It has benefited Poland, Europe and most of the countries all over the world, where the Poles brought their profesionalism and the spirit of innovation. E.g. Maria Skłodowska-Curie is one of only four laureates of Nobel prize to receive it twice.

Polish academic traditions reach back to 14th century when the oldest Polish university (in Kraków) was established in 1364 as the second university in Central Europe. Poland is the fatherland of people who changed the world: Mikołaj Kopernik, Fryderyk Chopin. Among them Nobel Prize winners: Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Lech Wałęsa, Wisława Szymborska.

Are there anu other reasons why you could consider studying medicine abroad in Poland?

Poland has:

  • the fourth place in Europe (after the United Kingdom, Germany and France) in terms of the number of people enrolled in higher education (almost 2 million)
  • as an integral part of the European Higher Education Area most schools offer their courses in foreign languages
  • modern infrastructure (lecture halls, laboratory equipment, libraries, dormitories)

Higher education in Poland

  • over 400 universities (Poland has the largest number of higher education institutions in Europe)
  • over  1.5  million  students  (Poland has one of the highest enrollment rates in the world)
  • over 40 thousand PhD candidates
  • nearly 36  thousand  foreign  degree  students  (their number is significantly increasing every year) + 11 thousand incoming Erasmus students

Are you concerned with safety when studying abroad?

Poland has been a member of the European Union since 1st May 2004, NATO since 1997. It joined the Schengen Area in 2007.

Have you calculated the cost of studying in Europe well? Have you checked the prices in Poland?

Living and studying in Poland

Poland offers very competitive costs of living and studying - it is a fraction of what a foreign student would have to spend in other European cities. Accomodation (including bills) typically costs < 200 EUR per month, food, local transport, books, going out and even an odd flight back home come to another 200 EUR per month.

Example prices (as of March 2016):

Single bus/tram ticket

1.5 PLN

0.35 EUR


1.5 PLN

0.35 EUR


4.30 PLN


1 liter of Diesel fuel

4.80 PLN

1.11 EUR

Lunch in student’s cantine

10 - 15 PLN

2.33 - 3.48 EUR

Cinema ticket

20 - 30 PLN

4.65 - 7 EUR



2.09 EUR

Orange juice (1 litre)

3 - 5 PLN

0.69 - 1.16 EUR

Mineral water (1.5 litre)

1 - 3 PLN

0.23 - 0.69 EUR


Why study in Poland?

Poland has a long history in third level education with its oldest University being over 650 years old, and has been offering medical programmes through English for over 23 years. Since Poland’s accession to the European Union in 2004, it has invested heavily in higher education system and have been ranked 2nd in Education in the 2016 OECD’s Better Life Index.

Comparing to western european countries, Poland is still cheap place to study, which gives international students an opportunity to keep high life standard while studying. This sounds reasonable, as along with the fees the living cost is sometimes an expense that is hard to afford. And all this for no less quality of education and globally recognized diploma. Also, Poland is a study destination easy to travel to, as the net of the airports is well-built and most of them run flights to and from the UK.

Studying abroad is always an opportunity. Along with the academic knowledge you easily gain life experience and empathy, which are this much valued in proffessional career in today's world.


Official Language: Polish

Capital city: Warsaw,

Population: 38 million, the sixth largest in the European Union

Capital city: Warsaw

Time zone: Central European time zone (GMT + 1 hour/ UTC + 1 hour)

Climate: moderate continental, with cold winters

Currency: 1 zloty (PLN

Watch the video and watch some of the most beautiful Polish sights.



How do I get to Poland?

Most of the university cities have an airport and most of them run flights to UK and Republic of Ireland. To travel around the country, the best way is the train transportation.

Is room in the dorms guaranteed to international students?

Applying early enough will secure applicant's place in the dormitory. There's usually a number of places dedicated to international students, but the availability depends on the time of application.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Poland?

Depending on the city and the apartment standards the prices vary. In Bydgoszcz you may find an offer to rent a bedsit in a good standard for 300 EURO, in Poznan the price for the same place would probably be a bit higher.

Medical Poland Admission Office provides their students with real-estate agents support. All the students need to do is to list their requirements.

How much does it cost to live in Poland comfortably?

The cost of living in Poland is considerably lower than in Ireland. In Bydgoszcz 400-450 EUR monthly is sufficient for accommodation in the dorms, food, books, transport etc. - comfortable life. In Poznan: 500-550 EUR monthly.

What courses are offered?
Medical Poland Admission Office represent the best Polish medical schools offering courses from across the medical sector including Medicine, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing all through English with three Polish Universities.

Is the application process difficult?

With Medical Poland Admission Office it is clear and comfortable. If you decide to apply with our admission office, we list all the documents you need to prepare, provide you with the answers you need and support any effort you are required to make, like interview preparation or organizing your trip to university if you decide to visit it before studies. All you need to do is provide Medical Polands with requested documents and then focus on your motivation. Send us an inquiry and we will come back with the answers as soon as possible.

How much does it cost?

The application fee for Medical Poland Admission Office is 245 EURO. This contains support with applying to 3 different universities and support throughout the wole time of studies.

At the time of admission, universities require the applicants to cover different admission fees, eg. For the interview. If you want to ask about what does the admission process look like at your chosen university, please contact us at

In some cases a paid mandatory pre-course training may be required. Programmes like this run classes of Bilogy, Chemistry and Physics and they are designed to make sure all the students start their studies at the same level.

What does Medical Poland do to support me?

• Advises on best options

• Guides through application

• Prepares for interview

• 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 placements in Poland

• Provides other support

Do I need to know/learn any Polish to study in Poland?

Knowing Polish is not a requirement, as all the programmes offered by Medical Poland are taught through English. 100% classes are conducted in English. Basic polish classes are normally part of the courses.

How will I communicate with patients during clinical classes?

Each student will be assigned to a doctor who speaks good English, and each doctor is only assigned to 5 students. Students will also have a basic level of Polish classes. Moreover, English as language is increasing as a second language across Poland, therefore many patients speak English.
At the later stage it is possible to assign English speaking patients to English Student.

The doctor-patient communication is a key, so some universities even hire English speaking actors role-playing patients so the students have enough practice on this field.

What points or grades do I need in my Leaving Cert/ A Levels/ HPAT/ GAMSAT to study a medical degree?
For International students looking to Poland points and grades are not necessary. Medical Poland is only looking that you have studied at least two out of four subjects at Leaving Cert/ A level (Biology, Chemistry, Physics Mathematics). It is not required that you sit a HPAT/GAMSAT exam (except 4 year MD programme). For most programmes entry test or interview determines candidate’s suitability.

Are there any other entry requirements?
Yes, the candidate must submit a personal statement and be willing to go for an interview with the University. In some cases an entry exam may apply.

In the documents it states that I need my A Level/ Leaving Cert Results with an Apostille, What is this and where do I get one?
An Apostille is official stamp given by a state body confirming that the document presented to them is genuine and correct, this can be obtained at these addresses:

Consular Services SectionDepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeHainault House69 - 71 St Stephen's GreenDublin 2
Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The Legalisation Office, Norfolk House West; 437 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH.

Where do I do the interview?
Depending on the university, you can have the interview in the UK/Republic of Ireland or in the city where chosen university is. Sometimes also different locations are offered, or you can do they interview via Skype.

You also travel to Poland for the interview and see the University which we highly recommend as this is an opportunity to learn about the place, city, ambience that you will spend a few years in. From our experience, students who visit the University before the course starts, are impressed by the facilities and feel more comfortable and confident in Poland.

Will my diploma be recognized in my home-country?

The Polish universities we came across are recognised. They are part of Bologna process, and this guarantees diploma recogniton in Europe. Also, most of the universities are accredited and listed by most important medical institutions, such as International Medical Education Directory (IMED) or Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

The qualifications gained through studying at Polish medical universities are recognized all over the world. State-of-the-art educational facilities, small groups, the faculty with international experience and low living cost: these features make Poland a great place to start your medical career.

Students testimonials
  • Medical Poland changed my life! I have always dreamed of studying Veterinary Medicine and they have helped me from the very beginning and made the whole process very easy and stress free. I first met Adam and Artur in March 2018 and began my studies in Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in October 2018. I am now in my 3rd year and couldn’t be read more, please visit our Google review account  

    Sadhbh Moran

    The Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

  • My family experience with Medical Poland is astonishing; the support and response are second to none. The staffs are marvellous; they guide and monitor until your child is fully settling in. My conclusion is that if you want a rest assurance, University for your child with all the helpful information and rest of mind go through Medical read more, please visit our Google review account 

    Shola Arajuwa

    NCU Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz

  • My experience with Medical Poland began in 2019 when I first applied to veterinary school at Wrocław’s University of Environmental and Life Sciences (...) Medical Poland still plays an active role in the student experience far beyond the admissions process and is there to help all international students navigate daily life in Poland, read more, please visit our Google review account 

    Ashley Delmar

    The Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences

  • I began my experience with Medical Poland in 2019 just a few months before my leaving certificate. I have always wanted to medicine and was really motivated to become a future doctor. I reached out to them in order to get some support and they have helped me immensely with the application process, and still continue to do so 2 years later! read more, please visit our Google review account 

    Marek Pogorzalek

    The Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin

  • My experience with Medical Poland has been extremely positive since day one, starting all the way back in 2015. Six long years later and I’m weeks away from graduating. Medical Poland has been there every step of the way, and always been ready to help if anything has been difficult with the college or if the students have had other personal read more, please visit our Google review account 

    Ross McCabe

    NCU Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz


No more limits to university medical & veterinary education: Polish universities make a record number of offers to Irish applicants


Thousands of students aspiring to become doctors and vets are looking further afield for their education, as local institutions keep offering many places to overseas students. Poland’s 650-year experience in higher education and competitive living costs make it an increasingly attractive education destination for many.  


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