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Welcome to Poland, a modern and dynamic member of the European Union where education really counts. Poland’s popularity is growing among international students not only from Europe.

Over 38 million people, almost 400 universities and higher education institutions, 1,2 million students enrolled in 2020. One of the oldest academic traditions in Europe.

According to the latest Study in Poland Report (2021) by Perspektywy Education Foundation in the 2020/21 academic year, 84,689 foreign students from 189 countries studied in Poland, i.e. 2,495 more than the year before. Foreign students currently constitute 6.95% of the total number of students in our country (twelve years ago, there were only 0.82%, and in the 2016/17 academic year - 4.88%).

The upward trend has continued since 2005, that is from the launch of the long-term “Study in Poland” program by Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and the Perspektywy Education Foundation.

The increase in the internationalization rate, amounting to 6.95%, results from the fact that more foreign students study at Polish universities. In the previous years it was also affected by the decline in the number of students in Poland, however, last year the number of students increased slightly. In the 2020/21 academic year, a total of 1,218,046 people studied in Poland - that's over 14,000 more than in the previous year.

So why choose Poland as your study destination?

  • Multiple study opportunities - almost 400 higher education institutions offering over 800 programs in English;
  • Heart of Europe - Poland is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area;
  • Second place with the lowest unemployment in the EU - 4,1 (Eurostat) 2022);
  • According to the Global Peace Index, Poland is ranked number 29 out of 163 of the safest countries in the world (United States ranks at number 121);
  • Economic stability and strong economy;
  • Relatively low cost of living among EU countries;
  • Affordable university programs (tuition fees starting from 2500 EUR per year);
  • A wide range of academic cities to choose from, e.g. Wrocław, Kraków, Warsaw, Lublin, Białystok, Rzeszów, Poznań, Gdańsk.