Poland is a country with a history that dates back many centuries and the Polish people are some of the outstanding and hardworking in the world. The Polish culture lays special emphasis on attention to detail and innovation, as a result it is not surprising to see the standard of education in Poland is very high & the reason for international students interested to study in Poland.
Why study in Poland
With so many options available for overseas education, many students completely overlook Poland as a choice. However there are many reasons why pursuing your higher education in Poland can prove beneficial
1. Quality of Education
The Polish education system is recognized as one of the best in Europe. Special emphasis is laid on innovative methods of teaching and research from Poland has traditionally been the best in the world. Some of the world’s greatest scientists such as Copernicus have come from Poland. Moreover a degree from Poland is recognized in Europe and across the world.
2. Advantage of EU
As Poland is a member of the European Union, pursuing your higher education in Poland can put you at an advantage for career and immigration opportunities at each of the other twenty eight immigration countries. Moreover as Poland is part of the Schengen group you can travel to any of the other twenty six countries while you are in Poland. You can also use the ECTS or European Credit Transfer System to continue your studies in any other country of the European Union.
3. Extend Your Stay
It is possible to extend your stay after completing your graduation and look for a suitable employment, without having to go back to your home country and applying for a work visa. Upon getting a job you can apply for a blue card which will enable you to settle permanently in the country.
4. English Language Instruction
All courses are taught in English and the quality of education is on par with the best in the world. One more advantage is that, for some universities in Poland as long as your prior education has been in English medium, you do not have to submit results of IELTS, TOEFL or similar tests. However this advantage does not extend to all universities and its best that you check before applying.
5. Scholarship Opportunities & Financial Aid
A number of Scholarships are available on both merit as well as need basis for students who qualify for studying at universities in Poland. These scholarships are offered by both government bodies as well as corporate groups and universities. Many banks also offer easily repayable loans to students who wish to study in Poland to students whilst studying such as GE Foundation, etc.
6. Internship Opportunities
There are many internship opportunities for students who study in Poland. Companies and corporate partner with colleges to select suitable students for interning in positions related to their field of study.
7. Affordable education and low costs of living
Compared to some countries such as USA, UK, Sweden and Canada the cost of education as well as the cost of living in Poland is very less. Moreover you will be completing your under graduate degree in three years instead of four, which is the norm in other countries. As such the effective cost of your education comes down