Universities in Poland
A large country with a long history, Poland has many universities which could attract international students form all over the world. The country became even more attractive after joining the EU in 2004. After that, Poland demonstrated impressive economic growth which is a sign of bright future prospects of this country. Moreover, Poland's culture is history is rich: first university was founded in 14th century, and the traditions of higher education help to attract students seeking for well-established universities. Low living costs is also one of the reasons to choose Polish universities – it's much cheaper than pretty all other European countries, and tuition fees for international students rarely exceed 3000 euro per year.
There are more than 500 universities in Poland: some of them are public, but the majority of higher education institutions are private. The most famous Polish universities was featured in the QS University Ranking, as well as in the QS EECA Ranking – ranking of the top universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia.
Warsaw University is the largest university in Poland, with more than 50,000 students and 19 departments. It was founded in 1816 and currently occupies the 6th place in the EECA Ranking, as well as 165th place in the world in Natural Science.
Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe – it was founded in 1364 and gave education to numerous famous persons, including Polish kings, pope John Paul II and Nobel Prize winners. Nowadays Jagiellonian University is 7th in the EECA ranking and is one the most prestigious universities in Poland with more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university is situated in Krakow.
Warsaw University of Technology is the leader in technological education in Poland. With more that 35,000 students it is one of the largest Polish universities. Numerous businessmen and executives graduated from Warsaw University of Technology. It is on the 18th position among the top universities of Central Asia and Emerging Europe.
The University of Wroclaw is another old Polish university, which was founded in the beginning of the 18th century. Its main focus is scientific research and its alumni include nine Nobel Prize winners.