University of Bielsko-BialaWillowa 2
Center of International Exchange
phone.: +48 (33) 8279 356
phone./fax: +48 (33) 8279 447
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The academic year is divided into two terms. The winter semester starts in October and last until mid-February (Exams in February). The summer semester starts in mid-February and last until mid-June when examination session starts. There are short breaks at the end of December and during Easter.
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):
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.
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.
This event will take place from January 19th to February 3rd and will consist of a series of webinars. We will start with a general webinar to get you acquainted with the research landscape in France and the basics of doctoral studies, including funding opportunities. 4 thematic webinars will follow, on the following topics: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Health and Life sciences and Artificial Intelligence applied to Environment.
During these webinars, you will be able to listen to, meet and ask questions to representatives of Doctoral Schools in French universities, Campus France, Alumni and other important French stakeholders. If you want to know more about research in France, are considering enrolling in a PhD Program abroad or simply spending some time abroad for your research project, this event is for you! France is a world leader in scientific research and we will give you all the information you need to experience it!
The programme of our first webinar, "The basics of research and doctoral studies in France", January 19th at 5pm, will include:
• A presentation and tips on doctoral schools, enrollment, research opportunities, funding, etc. by Aude Chanson, head of the Research Unit at Campus France and Melike Riollet, International Affairs Manager at Association Bernard Gregory
• An interview of Veronika Leláková, who recently graduated in the frame of a PhD joint supervision between France and the Czech Republic
• A question and answer session
We strongly advise you to attend this first session before joining any of the thematic webinars.
To attend the webinars, please register by filling this form (at least one day prior to the date the chosen webinars are taking place): https://bit.ly/3b5QB6h
We are looking forward to e-meeting you!
Responsable de Campus France Pologne, antenne à Cracovie et France Alumni Pologne