UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!

Bielsko-Biala


Bielsko-Biała is a city in Southern Poland at the foot of the Beskids [Polish Beskidy], upon the Biała River separating for centuries the historic Silesia from Lesser Poland [Polish Małopolska]. It is the capital of the region called Podbeskidzie [region at the foot the Western Beskids] with 175 thousand inhabitants. This mainly associated with motor and electro-technical industry as well as until recently the 2nd textile centre after Łódź, is with regard to the development potential listed in the first ten of Polish cities.

For many people Bielsko-Biała is just a place they go through when travelling to Slovakia and Hungary or Czech Republic, Austria and further to the South of Europe. Whereas others, particularly the inhabitants of Upper Silesia [Polish: Górny Śląsk], pass it on their holiday trips to the Beskids. However, to those who stay here for longer the city can tell its history; not this great history from textbooks, but the history that still is equally interesting, that some may even find surprising and arising reflection on transience and variable fortune. Read more

Tourist attractions

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Services for Students with Disabilities



University of Bielsko-Biala takes all the necessary precautions to ensure a life withouth barriers for our physically challenged students by offering:
- the opportunity of availing of the help of a teaching assistant
- the opportunity of changing the form of participation in classes (e.g. by participation in a videoconference or increasing the permissible number of hours of absence from classes with the option of making up for them in a manner agreed with the teacher)
- possibility to change a given place / date of sitting exam
- extension of the time of examination / graded assignment.

Classes and exams take place in venues free of architectural barriers. On the premises of the University of Bielsko-Biala there are marked parking spaces, as well as appropriate facilities for wheelchairs: elevators (except for building "B"), thresholds, ramps, toilets adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. In addition, on the basis of an agreement between the University authorities and the Bielsko-Biała City Hall, students with physical disabilities are transported to and from the University.
The library facilities are adapted to the needs of the disabled. The Library and Reading Room are located on the ground floor of the L building. You can park your car near the entrance. The lack of thresholds and carpeting make it easier for people in wheelchairs to move around. On the ground floor, next to the reception desk, there is a toilet adapted for the disabled.

The Reading Room has a workstation for the disabled, provided with a 23-inch screen that enables easy enlargement of the text, a keyboard adapted for the blind and partially sighted (contrasting colours, capital letters and Braille characters), as well as headphones. IVONA Text-to-Speech software has also been installed.
The library has an on-line Prolib catalogue containing bibliographic descriptions of all collections available in the library. Books available at the Lending Department can be ordered remotely. In the university network, the Library's readers have access to full-text Polish and foreign-language databases. You can log in to the databases on the EBSCO platform from outside the university network. The access password can be obtained by the readers by phone from Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (telephone number 33 82 79 272) or by sending a request to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Disabled readers are served first. Library staff are available to assist in finding and delivering library materials. Authorised persons can collect books from the library on behalf of a disabled person. An appropriate document template can be downloaded from the Library website.

The support system of the University of Bielsko-Biala meets the needs of students with disabilities in terms of architectural accessibility, adaptation of forms of education and supporting technologies.The Rector's plenipotentiary provides consultations for students with disabilities. If you have a question, call us on +48 33279434 or write to us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More info in Polish: http://niepelnosprawni.ath.bielsko.pl/

Student Housing




The University of Bielsko-Biała offers you offers single, double and triple rooms in the Student Dormitory. Each room is equipped with a wardrobe, a table, a chair, a refrigerator and bed linen (to be changed every 3 weeks). Wi-Fi is included in the price.

Common spaces:
The spacious kitchens have two sinks, two slabs and they are fully equipped. Bathrooms are common for residents of 4 rooms. Every morning, special personnel cleans the common areas and corridors. A shared laundry room with two washing machines is available on the ground floor. There is a telephone on each floor.

For price list click here.

Information for Erasmus+ students
The winter semester starts on 1st October. Checking in starts from 29th of September. 
The summer semester starts on 22nd of February. Checking in starts from 20th of February.
Note that number of rooms is limited. Do not delay the application process.

Method of Payment 
All charges should be paid into following account:

FUNDUSZ POMOCY MATERIALNEJ STUDENTÓW
ATH ul. Willowa 2, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała
70 1240 4142 1111 0010 3219 4112


Payment should be made in cash before the 15th day of each month.


Deposit 
At the beginning foreign students are asked to pay a refundable deposit for accommodation in the amount of about 150 PLN. The deposit will be returned to the students before their departure if there is no necessity to pay for any damage caused.
Download file: 
Housing Request Form - studies
Housing Request Form - internship


Contact:
Student Dormitory (in Polish: Dom Studenta)
ul. Spółdzielców 11
43-303 Bielsko-Biała
Phone:  
+ 48 33 827-96-50
+ 48 604-087-842
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to get to the dormitory from the main train station (Bielsko-Biała Główna) or from the main bus station
Bus number: 16 (direction: Wapienica Zapora)
From bus stop: Warszawska Dworzec
To bus stop: Cieszyńska Hulanka
 
You can buy tickets in the kiosk (next to the train station or at the bus stop) or from the bus driver. Please note that tickets bought from the bus driver are more expensive. Remember to clip your ticket in the bus.

To find out more click here.


Partner Institutions and Projects


Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay

The University of Bielsko-Biala cooperates with many academic centres and research institutes all over the world to build partnerships to help better the experience for students. The number of bilateral agreements is growing rapidly each year. Nowadays we have over 100 Erasmus+ agreements in EU and beyond, as well as about 50 bilateral agreements covering scientific and educational cooperation with foreign partners.

Erasmus+ agreements
Bilateral agreements



INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships  
YETI - Young Entrepreneurial Teachers Initiative
Innovations for Big Data in a Real World  iBIG World
NICE – Network for Inter-Institutional Cooperation in Entrepreneurial Education

PIETE – Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education

GPSV – Geometrical Product Specification and Verification as toolbox to meet up-to-date technical requirements
Find your inner inventor

E-courses for English Teachers

The POWER Structural Funds
Invest in yourself it is never too late. The model of increasing the access of people aged 50+ to various forms of lifelong learning

Visegrad Fund
Corporate social responsibility Academy in V4 – Universities for society
Cross-border Bees in V4 Countries – Building of Educational Entrepreneurship Start-ups in V4 Group


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Course Cataloge in Russian


Are you a speaker of the Russian language? This course catalog will help you to pick up a study programme that fits your interest. Bear in mind that the courses are held in Polish except for MA in International Business and MSc in Computer Science that are held in English. 

Instructions for the use of IT systems


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Erasmus+ Fact Sheet


University of Bielsko-Biala
Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Fact Sheet 2021/2022

COVID-19

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This information is intended for international exchange students studying at the University of Bielsko-Biala under the Erasmus+ programme and bilateral agreements, as well as for international students studying at full-studies to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus among the academic community of the University of Bielsko-Biala.

According to the Rules & Procedures No. 1563/2020/2021 of the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala of the 7th September 2021,
in the academic year 2021/2022, classes will be held stationary, at the university's premises, in accordance with the applicable sanitary requirements of the Chief Sanitary Inspector. This applies to first-cycle and second-cycle studies, uniform master's and doctoral studies, as well as doctoral schools and classes at courses and training organized within the university, post-graduate studies or in other forms.

Please read carefully the Rules & Procedures  No. 1563/2020/2021 of the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala.
 

More information:

Coronavirus: information and recommendations from the governmental website of the Republic of Poland
- General information
- Temporary limitations
- Questions and answers


Can I get vaccinated? YES!

Vaccination is carried out:

  • stationary in primary healthcare and outpatient healthcare facilities
  • in other stationary healthcare facilities
  • by mobile vaccination units
  • in vaccination centres set up in backup hospitals.
     
Map of all the vaccination centres is available at gov.pl/szczepimysie

In order to ensure your safety, you should follow the key rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All students and employees are asked to follow the recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspector, especially:
  •  covering the mouth and nose with a mask when going out
  •  pubs and restaurants open for take-outs only
  •  limitation of meetings, events
  •  gyms and swimming pools remain closed
  •  limited number of people in shopping malls and places of worship
  •  limited number of people in public transport.
More intormation about the coronavirus recommendations: here and about temporary limitations: here and here.

24-hour telephone line will inform everyone how to deal with SARS-CoV-2 virus: 800 190 590 (for Polish telephone cards) and for foreign telephone cards +48 800 190 590 (for English press 6).

We recommend to check daily updates regarding coronavirus disease outbreak at
World Health Organization.

Other usefu links:

https://reopen.europa.eu/en
The interactive tool that provides an overview of the health situation in European countries, based on data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The information is updated frequently and available in 24 languages. It enables you to follow the evolution of the coronavirus situation in your country and beyond. Re-open EU also provides information on the various restrictions in place, including on quarantine and testing requirements for travelers and mobile coronavirus contact tracing and warning apps.


 

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

 


Courses of the Polish language in the 2020/2021 academic year (sommer semester):

1) COMUNICATION IN POLISH FOR BEGINNERS (60 HOURS)
2) COMUNICATION IN POLISH FOR INTERMEDIATES (60 HOURS)
3) INTENSIVE 600-HOUR COURSE OF POLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

1. Communication in Polish for Beginners and Communication in Polish for Intermediates: the course will start as soon as the appropriate number of participants has gathered. The call is open!

More information: download attachment
Registration via the application form: 
kursj-polskiego.webankieta.pl – fill out the form

  • 1 meeting = 2 school hours = 90 min.
  • intensive course (2 sessions per week) or extensive course (1 session per week)
  • when? Monday – Friday, afternoons (between 4 pm – 8 pm) – the organizers will try to match the dates and hours of lessons to the group of participants
  • where? University campus (building L, 2 Willowa Street, 43-309 Bielsko-Biała)
  • how to apply?  https://kursj-polskiego.webankieta.pl
If the group is interested, it is possible to continue the course (+ 60 hours).
 
The courses are run by experienced academic teachers.
The program covers all skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), grammar issues and general vocabulary, thanks to which participants acquire adequate knowledge to build and understand oral and written statements for active communication.

The Center of International Exchange informs that it does not issue invitations or confirmations of admission for short language courses, i.e. Communication in Polish for beginners and Communication in Polish for intermediates (60 hours and 120 hours).

Such decision is provided only for full-year Intensive Polish Language Course (600 hours), which begins at the beginning of the academic year (see the offer below).

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

2. Intensive 600-hour course of Polish language and culture: the course will start as soon as the appropriate number of participants has gathered. The call is open!

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

Information Clause
According to art. 13 of the General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data of 27 April 2016 (Official Journal EU L 119 of 04.05.2016) The University of Bielsko-Biala informs that:

  1. the administrator of your personal data is the University of Bielsko-Biala with headquarters at ul. Willowa 2, 43-309 Bielsko-Biała (Organizer);
  2. contact with the Data Protection Inspector at the University of Bielsko-Biala is possible by phone 33 8279344 or email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  3. your personal data will be processed for the purposes necessary to organize the Polish as foreign language courses (courses) pursuant to art. 6 clause 1 lit. and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27 April 2016, including: lists of participants, preparation of course completion certificates, correspondence with course participants, recruitment for subsequent editions of the course,
  4. the recipients of your personal data will be: persons authorized by the Administrator to process data as part of performing their official duties, entities commissioned by the Administrator to perform activities that involve the need to process data (operator WebAnkieta.pl), entities authorized to obtain personal data on the basis of legal provisions,
  5. your personal data will be stored for a period of 12 months in the Organiser's IT systems. Due to the nature of placing personal data in the form of an image in the media, the storage period is not specified;
  6. you have the right to access the data content and rectify it, delete or limit processing, as well as the right to object, request to stop processing and transferring data, as well as the right to withdraw consent at any time;
  7. you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority;
  8. providing personal data is voluntary, however, refusal to provide data may result in refusal to participate in the course;
  9. the data provided by you will not be processed in an automated manner and will not be subject to profiling;
  10. the administrator does not intend to transfer personal data to a third country or international organization.

Additional offer

Courses of the Polish language offered by the Department of Foreign Languages (Studium Języków Obcych) of the University of Bielsko-Biala:

Read more: www.sjo.ath.bielsko.pl
15 March 2021
Faculty of Materials, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Adress:
ul. Willowa 2 
43-309 Bielsko-Biała
Poland

Dean’s office: 
building L, 1st floor 
tel.: +48 (33) 82 79 425 / +48 (33) 82 79 426 
e-mail: wimbis@ath.bielsko.pl

Homepage: www.wimbis.ath.bielsko.pl

MAIN FIELDS OF STUDY:

  • Textile Engineering
  • Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS:

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15 March 2021
Faculty of Management and Transport
 
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Address:
ul. Willowa 2
43-309 Bielsko-Biała
Poland 

Dean’s office:
building L, 2nd floor 
tel.: +48 (33) 82 79 207 / +48 (33) 82 79 223 
e-mail: dwzit@ath.bielsko.pl

Information: www.wzit.ath.bielsko.pl 

MAIN FIELDS OF STUDY:

  • Management
  • Transport
  • Sociology
  • International Business - in English

MAIN RESEARCH AREAS:

a) in the field of management:

  • Analysis of transport investment efficiency in the context of social and economic cohesion of the region.
  • Analysis of development trends on the market of goods and passengers transport.
  • Audits of logistics and quality system.
  • SWOT analysis in the range of marketing and logistic activities.
  • The optimization of supply levels.
  • Studying customer's satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Working out and implementing a quality management system, according to ISO 9001.
  • Markets and Marketing research.
  • Creating and maintaining market research, in the range of providing tourist and recreation service.
  • Procedures of human resources management, realized with reference to disabled people.
  • Risk management and calculating working costs.

b) in the field of transport:

  • Application of the Intelligent Transport Systems.
  • Prediction of the emission from the vehicles engines and fuel consumption.
  • Modelling of transport impact on the air quality in cities, both in micro and mezoscale.
  • Dynamics of multibody system, including those with flexible elements.
  • Application of the rigid finite element method
  • Measurements of traffic flow and traffic noise level.
  • Selected issues of machine control.
  • Modelling offshore devices.
  • Selected issues of safety in transport.

c) in the field of sociology:

  • Women on labour market in cities and country areas.
  • Space of women's lives.
  • Opportunities and hurdles of including the disabled in labour market.
  • The individual and new media in information society.
  • Metropolisation processes in polycentric regions.
  • Local government and innovative thinking.
  • Creating metropolitan class in urban areas.
  • Social and economic conditions of young people migrations from cities and country areas.
  • Creating civic society and the development of political culture.
  • Labour market research in the sector of services.
  • Creating corporate culture of enterprises, companies and public institutions.
 
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15 March 2021
Faculty of Health Sciences


Address:
ul. Willowa 2
43-309 Bielsko-Biała 
Poland

Dean’s office:
building L, 2nd floor
tel.: +48 (33) 82 79 403 / +48 (33) 82 79 408 
e-mail: wnoz@ath.bielsko.pl 

Information: www.wnoz.ath.bielsko.pl 
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MAIN FIELDS OF STUDY:

  • Nursing
  • Emergency Medicine
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