Poland in the heart of Europe

Why study in Poland?

The Polish academic tradition dates back to 1364 when Jagiellonian Univeristy, the first Polish university, was established in Cracow, the then capital of Poland. It was the second university to be established in this part of Europe! At present there are nearly 2 million students in Poland. Each year Poland’s higher education institutions graduate around 400 thousand students. Among them are the graduates of the WSB Universities whose practical skills and good qualification are highly valued by employers.

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Poland in the heart of Europe

Due to its geographical location Poland is where the West and the East meet. Poland covers an area of 312,679 square kilometers (120,726 sq. mi). With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. It borders Germany, the Czech  Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Lithuania. The northern border (440km long) runs along the Baltic Sea coast. The territory of Poland extends from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Tatry Mountains in the south. In Poland you can find a variety of landscapes: beautiful sandy beaches, picturesque lake districts, woods, mountains, and even a desert. Poland with its 1000-year long cultural tradition has numerous UNESCO heritage cultural and historic sites. Throughout the seasons Poland always boasts a great number of attractions to visit. No wonder then that it is ranked high in terms of most attractive tourist destinations in Europe.


General information

  • Capital city: Warszawa / Warsaw
  • Population: over 38,5 million people.
  • Administrative division: 16 voivodeships (provinces)
  • Currency: Polish zloty  (divided into 100 grosz)
  • Political system: parliamentary democracy
  • Language: Polish
  • Member of the European Union(since 2004), the United Nations ( since 1945) and NATO (since 1999).
  • Location - Central Europe  - the 9ᵗʰ largest country in Europe


Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004 its political and economic role in Europe has substantially  increased. Since 2004 a lot of international companies have relocated their headquarters and subsidiaries to Poland.

Cost of living

Monthly expenses (avarage value):

rent in a shared flat (or dormitory) 80-130 Euro
food   100-150 Euro
transportation  15-20 Euro
telephone/mobile/internet/TV 20-30 Euro
other expenses (leisure/entertaiment) 30-40 Euro

Examples of other selected prices:

1 loaf of bread 0,80 Euro
1 liter of milk 0,70 Euro
lunch at a canteen 3 - 4 Euro
cinema ticket 5 Euro
coffe in cafe 3 Euro


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