UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!

Cost of living

In this section, the approximate cost of living in Bielsko-Biala will be calculated.

Undoubtedly, the below mentioned cost of living will be somewhat averaged, as needs and desires vary depending on economic and social needs.

Accommodation:

The University provides a place in a comfortable and modern university dormitory, provided that the application is completed. (Please take a look at the "Accommodation" tab, which is at the top of the page).

Cost of living in the furnished rooms:
Place in a 3-bed room - 460 zł
Place in a 2-bed room - 490 zł
Place in the room for one - 530 zł

It is also necessary to make a deposit of PLN 150, which will be returned upon departure from the dormitory.

Movement:

There is a convenient transport network in the city (Please take a look at the "Life in Bielsko"). The cost of a student's one-month ticket for all bus lines costs 50 zł.

Food:

Bielsko-Biala food chains give a huge selection of products at low prices. A weekly balanced set of products (including dairy products, minced meat / chicken / other meats, certain types of vegetables) will cost 60/70 PLN. Thus, a monthly meal will cost the student from 300 to 550 zł, depending on preferences.

Social life:

The University and the Center of International Exchange always invite students to join free excursions and events. We are proud to announce that apart from traveling to Krakow, Zywiec and other nearby cities, we also carry out international trips.

However, if the student wants to lead an active life, visit restaurants, clubs and cinemas, then the calculation is given below.

The movie will cost 20/25 zł per session
Lunch in one of the best burgers cafe- up to 35 zł
Going to the club - from 40 zł
 


Thus, a student living in the University dormitory, having a balanced diet, as well as a leading social-active life, will spend 1200 zł per month. This amount is one of the lowest in Poland due to the attractive prices of the developing region.

Bielsko-Biala is an economically smart choice!

Polish Intensive Language Course

The Univeristy of Bielsko-Biala offers the INTENSIVE 600-HOUR COURSE OF POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE!

The primary objective of the course is preparing foreigners to study in Polish at the University of Bielsko-Biala.
The program covers all skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), learning vocabulary and grammar, includes also diverse topics 
(from basic: Polish alphabet, questions about age, origin, etc., to more advanced: travel and tourism, history, culture etc.). 
 
Finishing the course should allow future students to handle both basic situations (in shop, restaurant), as well as more complex issues (roadside inspection, official letters).
Moreover the course’s objectives are concentrated on presenting the history of integration process in Europe after Second Word War, moreover to familiarize students with
the most important and difficult historical and political aspects of Polish  integration with Euro-Atlantic structures.
 
The course covers 600 hours of lectures:
- 480 hours of Practical language course (view details),
- 60 hours of Polish culture, art and tradition (view details),
- 30 hours of The situation of Polish political and socio-economic background (view details),
- 30 hours of Interpersonal communication, self-presentation (view details).
 
The course costs 4 000 PLN for two semesters.
 
Contact details: Dagmara Mika PhD
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +48 33 82 79 434



More Polish courses:
The Department of Foreign Languages (Studium Języków Obcych) of the University of Bielsko-Biala offers: Read more: www.sjo.ath.bielsko.pl

International Management

Faculty: Management and Transport
Level of studies: Master studies
Language: English

Diploma of graduate of following studies in English language will be proof of skills in management area and language references, that could be strong attribute for employers.
 
Example of lectures:
 
Management concepts
Macroeconomics
Ethics in management
Mathematical statistics
Civil law
Intellectual and industrial property protection
Foreign language II
Strategic management
Management accounting
Commercial law
Logistics
Sociology of organization and management
Psychology in management
Foreign language II
Business process management
International marketing
Entrepreneurship
Brand management
Innovation management
European competition policy
Business process management in the EU
Commercial contracts
Business environment of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
Seminary
Economic mediation
Management of international companies
International economic relations
Economic Lobbing
Seminary
 

Admission Procedure

Start registration process using the electronic system:
https://rekrutacja.ath.bielsko.pl/


Attention! Please, notice that The Admission Procedure may differ depending on the country of your origin, previous education and other circumstances.

STEP 1. CHOOSE LEVEL OF STUDIES, FACULTY, DIRECTION OF STUDY AND LANGUAGE. YOU CAN GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE LIST OF THE FACULTIES ON THE MAIN PAGE:

 
Polish: http://info.ath.bielsko.pl
Russian: http://rus.ath.bielsko.pl
Ukrainian: http://ua.ath.bielsko.pl 
 
 
STEP 2. VERIFY YOUR LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Minimum required level for Bachelor Programme in English is B1; for Master Programme in English is B2.

·               Foreign candidates should possess an international certificate
 for English (in case you are taking studies in English):(TOEFL 87+, IELTS 5.5, FCE- A,B,C etc.) proving that their knowledge of English is at a B1/B2 level or higher.
·               If you do not have an international language certificate then you will need to pass our internal English test when you arrive in Poland to prove that you are able to study in this language.
·               If you do not possess a certificate and are not sure that your language level is good enough, you can write our internal test and apply for the relevant prepratory language course. For more information about the test please contact our representatives.
·               You can also apply for The University Polish Language Course.
 
STEP 3 SUBMIT THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR PROGRAMS AT THE BACHELOR'S LEVEL:
  1. Copy of your passport (pages with name, surname and expiration date);
  2. Scan of original High School Diploma;
  3. Scan of original High School Transcript;
  4. Scan of High School Diploma translated into Polishby a sworn translator;
  5. Scan of High School Transcript translated into Polishby a sworn translator;
  6. Letter-request to the rector.
  7.  Medical certificatewith notification that you can attend all types of studies
  8. 2 photos 35*45 mm.
 
 
 
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR PROGRAMS AT THE MASTER'S LEVEL:
1.        Copy of your passport (pages with name, surname and expiration date);
2.       Scan of original High School Diploma;
3.       Scan of original Bachelor Diploma translated into Polish by a sworn translator;
4.       Scan of original Bachelor Transcript translated into Polish by a sworn translator;
5.       Scan of Bachelor Diploma translated into Polish with Apostillation or legalization from the Polish consulate or embassy in the country where the diploma was issued;
6.       Scan of Bachelor Transcript translated into Polish;
7.       Scan of a statement from a Polish consulate or embassy, that your diploma enables you to proceed to higher level of education in the country where the diploma was issued.
  1. Letter-request to the rector.
  2. Medical certificatewith notification that you can attend all types of studies
  3. 2 photos 35*45 mm.
 
 
STEP 4. RECEIVE THE FINAL DECISION ABOUT YOUR PLACEMENT
·Our consultants will verify your documents. If a positive decision is made regarding your application, then you will be informed and invoiced for the proper tuition and application fees.
·If your application is not accepted, then you will not be invoiced for any payment. 
 
STEP 5. VERIFICATION OF TUTION FEES PAYMENT
After you have paid the tuition fees please send us a scan of the confirmation of payment.
STEP 6. VISA PROCEDURE
After your payment is confirmed, you will receive the necessary documents to help with your visa application, if necessary.
STEP 7. ARRIVING TO POLAND.
When you come to Poland, please make sure you have submitted all of the necessary documents in their original forms.
 
List of the documents:
  1. a signed application form (original)
  2. if a candidate is younger than 18, the application form has to signed by one of their parentsa scan of your international language certificate(if you have one)
  3. a copy of your passport (pages with name, surname and expiration date)
  4. if a candidate is younger than 18, a copy of a parent's passport must be provided;
  5. high school diploma with transcript (original);
  6. high school diploma with transcript translated into Polish conducted by a sworn translator (original);
  7. high school diploma with apostillation translated into Polish by a sworn translator
  8. 2 photos 35*45 mm.
  9. a medical certificate
 
 

Academic Calendar

Erasmus+ Academic Calendar

Deadlines for Erasmus students:

  • for the WINTER SEMESTER - 1st June
  • for the SUMMER SEMESTER - 1st December

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

WINTER SEMESTER 01.10.2018 - 31.01.2019
WINTER EXAMINATION SESSION 01.02.2019 - 15.02.2019
Christmas Break 24.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
Winter Break 18.02.2019 - 22.02.2017

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 25.02.2019 - 14.06.2019
SUMMER EXAMINATION SESSION 17.06.2019 - 30.06.2019
Easter Break 04.2019 - 04.2019
Summer Break 30.06.2019 - 30.09.2019

 

The Orientation Days for Erasmus+ students 
(exact dates - to be confirmed each semester):

  • for the WINTER SEMESTER - at the begining of the winter term ---->
  • for the SUMMER SEMESTER - at the begining of the summer term ------>

----> Academic year 2018/2019
1-7 October 2018: Orienatation Days - "Let's meet" Days for International Students - winter semester - soon!

Temporary Residence Permit

EU/EEA citizens - for stay up to 3 months no legalization of stay will be necessary. For stays exceeding 3 months, an EU citizen will have to obtain a temporary residence permit (Karta tymczasowego pobytu obywatela UE). This document is issued by the Department of Citizens Affairs of the Voivodeship Office (province administration). 
Non-EU/EEA citizens - visa is required: the short-term visa entitles to stay in Poland up to 3 months, the long-term visa - up to 1 year. The visa can be extended only once. That is why it is necessary to apply for a visa in a consulate for the whole planned period of study/training in Poland.

Procedures upon arrival

Our assistance:

Coordinator/academic supervisor 
- the university provides assistance of a coordinator/academic supervisor for foreign students. The students will be guided through the learning/training process before and during the stay at the University of Bielsko-Biala.  It is advisable to contact a coordiantor from the faculty a students would like to appply at in order to settle a proper learning/training agreement.

Center of International Exchange - before student's arrival the officers from CIE help in all administrative issues and after arrival always suppors and guide foreign students through the necessary procedures.  The Academic Exchange Office is situated on the fourth floor in building L at the university's campus and welcomes you every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 - 14:00 am.

Buddy-student -  a student from the university's Buddy-system programme contacts him/her usually by e-mail in order to get to know each other and then assists in settling down and arranging necessary formalities. The students can also turn to their buddy-student for help and advice during the semester.

Temporary Residence Permit:

EU/EEA citizens - for stay up to 3 months no legalization of stay will be necessary. For stays exceeding 3 months, an EU citizen will have to obtain a temporary residence permit (Karta tymczasowego pobytu obywatela UE). This document is issued by the Department of Citizens Affairs of the Voivodeship Office (province administration). 

Non-EU/EEA citizens - visa is required: the short-term visa entitles to stay in Poland up to 3 months, the long-term visa - up to 1 year. The visa can be extended only once. That is why it is necessary to apply for a visa in a consulate for the whole planned period of study/training in Poland.


Health Care:

EU/EEA citizens - a student from a EU/EEA country is entitled to free health care on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). He/she will receive health services at health care providers who have concluded a relevant contract with NFZ Fund (NFZ - Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia. The National Health Fund - institution, which is responsible for assuring health services for insured persons).
Non-EU/EEA citizens - the students from the non-EU/EEA countries should purchase health insurance in their home country, before departure.
More useful information about medical care in Poland.


Student ID card

- (legitymacja studencka) is issued for every student by each Dean's Office. The card gives a discount for trains and bus tickets and for entrances (to museums, cinemas, galleries etc.) and it is valid for one semester, then it must be extended at the Dean's Office.

 

Presenatation about Our University


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17 May 2018
ATTENTION!
Dear future Erasmus+ students!

We are happy to see you soon in Bielsko-Biala! Please see the section "ERASMUS+ MOBILITY".

List of documents:
http://www.eng.ath.bielsko.pl/index.php/erasmus-programme/information-for-incoming-erasmus-students/erasmus-application-forms-for-study.html

Courses:
http://www.eng.ath.bielsko.pl/index.php/erasmus-programme/information-for-incoming-erasmus-students/courses-in-english.html

For your convinience, NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS NEEDED !

SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY TO INTERNATIONAL@ATH.BIELSKO.PL WITH TOPIC "ERASMUS 2019"

DO ZOBACZENIA!

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15 May 2018
Application for studies - changes! Dear guests of our page!

We are glad to confirm that our recruitment will start during the May, 2018! There is a small change in dates - the recruitment will start from 16.05.2018. We apologies for the inconvinience!

As it is meontined, the platform https://rekrutacja.ath.bielsko.pl/ will be opened for your convinience.

In case of any questions regarding the recruitment, do not hesitate to contact international@ath.bielsko.pl with topic "Rekrutacja". read more>