Poland is a special country with its rich and eventful history. Located in the very heart of Europe, it connects the East and the West not only in the geographical sense but also in the cultural one.
Each year, the number of people visiting Poland seems be a clear testimony to its natural and cultural values. There are thousands of reasons to come here, and it would be enough to mention only the most spectacular ones, such as the Baltic Sea and its amber, the picturesque Tatra mountains, the Masurian lake area, Lesser Poland with its sites connected to Pope John Paul II, or the Masovian province – teeming with life.
Poland is a place that – probably more than any other – connects tradition and innovation. Festivals and concerts attracting experts in contemporary world cultural trends take place right next to long-cultivated folk customs and religious celebrations.
Our guests are always warmly welcomed – as a well-known proverb says, “A guest in the house is God in the house”. Tables laden with food and drink, and endless visits are only a small part of our great hospitality. Even today, many new-weds organise wedding parties lasting two or three days.
Polish academic traditions date back to 1364, when the Jagiellonian University was founded. It is one of the oldest universities in Central and Eastern Europe, second only to the Charles University in Prague. Studying in Poland is an opportunity to receive one’s degree from one of the 470 universities and colleges. A total of almost 2 million students gives Poland one of the highest gross enrolment ratios and the highest number of institutions of higher education in Europe. Students can choose between nearly 200 courses. Foreign companies are happy to employ Polish graduates, particularly engineers, architects, and IT specialists.
Poland can also be attractive economically, especially to foreign students. The cost of studying and accommodation is much lower than in other European countries. Additionally, students are offered discounts in places such as museums or sport facilities. In comparison to other countries, the costs of entertainment addressed to students are much lower in general, and many festivals and other cultural events are free of charge.
Studying and conducting research in Poland will surely be an interesting and inspiring time – both in terms of academic and everyday life. To get to know Poland better, one simply has to visit our country and experience all the things that cannot be described in mere words. See you soon!