Poland is a wonderful, 
fast developing country in the middle of Europe. There are some good arguments to choose it!
The reality of Poland:
  • 38 million inhabitants 
  • very safe country, with low crime rate
  • splendid sightseeing, 16 million foreign tourists annually

The Economy of Poland:

  • sixth largest in the European Union 
  • twenty third biggest in the World
  • fastest growing in Europe 
  • avoided the recession in 2009 as the only country in Europe
  • to join the G-20 list by 2022
There are many reasons to come study in Poland.
Here are a few important ones:
  1. Fourth biggest European country in the number of students: 1.5 milion students at 400 Universities
  2. Polish degree recognized internationally
  3. Lower costs of living with high quality of life and studies
  4. Polish society – one of the best educated in the world

Potential recognized by Google, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft


  Why Bialystok?  

Bialystok with its nearly 300 000 inhabitans, is the biggest city of north-eastern Poland and the capital of Podlasian Province. It plays a role of administrative, scientific, economic and cultural centre of this part of Poland. Podlasie region is called "The Green Lungs of Poland" – it is ecologically clean and full of tourist attractions. Four national parks and three landscape parks are located within the city. Bialystok has been ranked number 1 as the best Polish city to live in! Its pecific character has been shaped by the coexistence of many nations, religions, cultures, customs and traditions.

  1. Interesting facts about Bialystok:

    • 32% of the city constitutes the green areas – „green city"
    • the Branickis` palace resides in the heart of the city
    • Ludwik Zamenhof, the creator of the international language - Esperanto, was born here
    Bialystok is located only:
    • 1 hour car ride from the lake district (Augustów) 
    • 1 hour car ride from the Belarus (Grodno)
    • 2 hours train ride from Warsaw (the capital of Poland)
    • 3 hour car ride from the Lithuania (Kaunas)
    • 5 hour train ride from the seaside (Gdańsk)
    • 6 hour train ride from the mountains (Tatra mountians)

    Bialystok is a lovely city with many sightseeing possibilities and a great place for living and studying. 

    You can also find many sources of entertainment of any kind including the opera house, theatres, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, shopping centers, concerts and it is just a foretaste of what Bialystok has to offer.

    Find out more about the city of Bialystok: 
    Discover Bialystok 
     University of Bialystok (UwB)

    is the largest institution of higher education in North-East Poland. It educates about 13 thousand students in 31 fields, including doctoral studies and postgraduate studies. UwB has been developing scientific cooperation with the largest institutions in the world and has conducted international research projects.

    The Campus

    The modern and well-equipped campus is where researchers of natural and exact sciences conduct their studies. The campus is also home to students of undergraduate, master's and doctoral studies. Modern architecture interweaving with nature, and excellent laboratory equipment give great development opportunities – this year physicists of UwB discovered a new ultrafast method of recording information, and earlier they took part in the international discovery of gravitational waves in space. 

    At UwB there is also a modern Computing Center, which serves as a research, development and implementation center. Moreover, there is a Center of Expertise, which specializes in commercialization of scientists' research.

    Key Faculties

    UwB consists of nine faculties, including one located abroad in Vilnius (Lithuania): Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of History and Sociology, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Faculty of Philology, and Faculty of Economics and Informatics in Vilnius.

    Biologists conduct field projects, as well as large scale intense microbiological and chemical research is carried out. UwB has its own Scientific Field Station in Gugny in the Biebrza National Park. The Station facilitates wide-scale studies of the precious fauna and flora of Biebrza marshes, creating the scientific basis for their protection, as well as popularization of the nature of Podlasie area in the country and abroad. In addition campus has its own University Natural Science Centre, which is visited by 16 thousand guests annually, with unique  exhibitions open to all visitors.

    UwB Faculty of  Law  is one of the best in the country – every year it ranks at the top of the  nationwide rankings.  Young people, who want to support others professionally, may benefit from a wide didactic offer of Pedagogy and Psychology Faculty.  Many interesting majors are also offered by the Faculty of Economics and Management, Philology Faculty and  History-Sociology Faculty. 

    International Center

    Students can develop their artistic interests at the University Culture Center, which has a chamber event hall and a room for workshops, conferences and meetings.

    Studying the cultural diversity of Podlasie and supporting the educational aspirations of our neighbors from across eastern border is integral part of the mission of UwB (students at UwB include a large number of Poles from Belarus, Belarusians, Ukrainians, and at the Vilnius Branch of UwB there are Poles from Lithuania and Lithuanians). 

    The number of foreign students from the Erasmus+ program studying at UwB is consistently growing. UwB was the initiator of the establishment of an international consortium of universities from Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, under the name of the Border University Network.

    "We have a modern, well-equipped University that can successfully compete with other research centers in Poland and Europe. Welcome to UwB!" – invites Prof. dr hab. Robert Ciborowski, Rector of the University of Bialystok.



    The University of Bialystok has been participating in the Erasmus Programme since 1999. Every year the institution improves the list of the courses taught in English, to make the educational offer more interesting for the incoming students.  Also, over the years, the University enlarged the number of the bilateral agreements, which now is consisted of over 200 agreements with 151 partners. University of Bialystok hosts between 50-80 foreign students yearly, and in the same time, sends over 100  its students to  study abroad.

    Foe full list of the partner universities, please click here

    The University of Bialystok provides education in following faculties: 

    • Faculty of Law
    • Faculty of Biology and Chemistry
    • Faculty of History and Sociology
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
    • Faculty of Physics
    • Faculty of Economics and Management
    • Faculty of Philology
    • Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology
    • Faculty of Economics and Informatics in Vilnius

     For more information, please click here


      International cooperation  

     is an important element in functioning of the University of Bialystok. It manifests itself in:

    • joint research,
    • exchange of academic teachers and research staff,
    • exchange of students,
    • co-participation in international scientific projects
    • co-organization of symposia, seminars and conferences
    • joint publications. 

    For more information, please click here.

    The University of Bialystok provides the accommodation for the students at the dormitory, based on the availability. The students are obligated to cover the cost of the accommodation.

    For more information about the dormitory, please click here.

    If you are interested in the exchange program, please fill out the following Application Form.
    This application must be completed in the ENGLISH language on the COMPUTER. Please send the signed copy of this application together with the page from your passport containing personal information and photo to the International Cooperation Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Please find the contact information to the International Cooperation Office below:

    University of Bialystok
    International Cooperation Office
    M. Sklodowskiej - Curie 14,
    15-097 Bialystok, Poland
    telephone: +48 85 745 70 21
    fax: +48 85 745 70 89
    e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


      Practical Student Information 
    Bialystok is well connected with other cities in the country and the region, including Polish capital – Warsaw. 

    You can get in and out of the city by car, bus and train. Within the city you can use the public transportation (buses) and city bikes.Taxi services are also available in reasonable rates.

    Living expenses:

    Bialystok  is a non-expensive city - comparing to other cities in Europe and in Poland.

    Price examples include:
    • dormitory room: 100 EUR/month                     
    • monthly bus ticket: 10 EUR
    • lunch at student canteen: 4-5 EUR                          
    • 1 l. of coca-cola: 1 EUR

    Student life in Bialystok: 
    You have big choice! We have many pubs, bars, discos, museums, theaters, cinemas and an opera house.

    The University of Bialystok offers international students comfortable accommodation in dormitories. 

    For more information, please click here.

    There are also plenty of rent possibilities throughout  the city.



  Academic Year Calendar  



1st October 2017 - 14th February 2018


1st October 2017 - 31st January 2018

Academic year inauguration

10th October 2017

Winter break

23rd December 2017 - 8th January 2018

Additional free days (national holidays)

1st November 2017, 4th November 2017
24th December 2017
25th December 2017
26th December 2017
1st January 2018
2nd January 2018
6th January 2018


9th January 2018 - 31st January 2018

Exam session

1st February 2018 - 14st February 2018


15th February 2018 - 30th September 2018


15th February 2018 - 28th March 2018

Exam resit session of winter semester

19th February 2018 - 4th March 2018

Spring break

29th March 2018 - 03rd April 2018

Additional free days (national holidays)

9th April 2018

30th April 2018

1st May 2018 - 4th May 2018

31st May 2018

01st June 2018


4th April 2018 - 17th June 2018

Exam session

18th June 2018 - 1st July 2018

Summer holidays

2nd July 2018 - 30th September 2018

Exam resist session of summer semester

1st September 2018 - 14th September 2018

Period for additional final decisions concerning the 2017/2018 academic year

15st September 2018 - 30th September 2018