The Education System in Poland
A large part of the Polish higher education market is made up of private colleges and universities. There are about 310 privately owned universities and colleges and 138 state schools of higher learning. This has resulted in a high level of competition that has given Poland lower prices for studying than in many other European countries. The higher education system is one of high quality and all leading universities offer programmes thought in English, within study areas such as medicine, engineering, humanities, business and finance. More than 100 higher education institution in Poland currently offer study programmes in English. Poland has taken active part in the Bologna Process. The ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) allows students to be geographically mobile and continue their education in other countries.
There is no central administration for admission. Instead, each institute is responsible for their own admission process. However, each applicant must generally hold a “maturity certificate” to qualify for admission in Poland.
Medical Studies in Poland
In a lot of countries you need high grades to enter an education of medical studies. If you don’t reach up to those criteria of high grades, or if you just want to have an experience of studying abroad, there is another option for you – medical studies in Poland.
The medicine programme is 7,5 years long. You study 6 years in Poland at the university and after that is the pre-registration period as house officer. You can choose to do your pre-registration period as house officer in your native country.
You can choose to do your pre-registration period as house officer in Poland or in your native country. A lot of international students choose to do it in their native country. You are responsible to find your own place for your pre-registration period as house officer.
The Medical Universities in Poland are adapted to the common European program, in keeping with the European admission standards for medical education.
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