UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!

How to apply as Erasmus student?

for STUDY
  • First you should contact the Erasmus Coordinator or the International Relations Office at your home institution and take part in the Erasmus recruitment process.
  • Having been accepted as a Erasmuse xchange student by your own university, you should check courses are offered in English at the faculty you would like apply to (see: "Courses in English").
  • Next you should download and fill in the application forms: "Application Forms", collect signatures and stamps and then send all the paperwork to the Academic Exchange Office of the University of Bielsko-Biala. These application forms should be submitted to the AEO by the deadline of: for the winter semester - 1st June, for the summer semester - 1st December.
  • In order to receive relevant and up-to-date information about the courses you have chosen or other didactic issues, contact the Coordinator of the faculty at which you will be studying and the CIE officer in case you have any problems concerning administrative affairs (see "Contacts"). Note that we do not consider your application complete until we have received all the necessary documents together with some other paperwork (the copy of your ID document/passport - along with the documents, and the copy of the health insurance - before the arrival).
  • Once we have received your documents, they have to be formally approved on our part. 
  • When they are signed, we will send you a Letter of Acceptance. 
  • Once you have your Letter of Acceptance, you should make arrangements for your arrival as soon as possible.

for TRAINEESHIP

We would also like to invite you to undergo traineeship as part of the Erasmus programme at our university. The traineeship may take place in various organizational units (at the department/faculty or interdepartamental units).
The traineeship programme is adapted to the needs of each student, depending on the object of the traineeship and the field of studies.

  • Having been granted permission to undergo a traineeship programme abroad, you need to contact the Academic Exchange Office or directly the coordinator of a given faculty in order to arrange the training at our institution (see "Contacts").
  • Then a detailed training programme and schedule is prepared, involving all the elements required and necessary for performing the Learning Agreement for Traineeship.
  • Next you should download and fill in the application forms: "Application forms", collect signatures and stamps and send all the paperwork to the Academic Exchange Office of the University of Bielsko-Biala.
  • Once we have received your documents, they have to be formally approved on our part.
  • When they are signed, we will send you a Letter of Acceptance.
  • Then you should make arrangements for your arrival.

ERASMUS+ Academic Calendar

Deadlines for Erasmus+ students:

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

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

WINTER SEMESTER 01.10.2020 - 01.02.2021
WINTER EXAMINATION SESSION 02.02.2021 - 15.02.2021
Christmas Break 24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
Winter Break 16.02.2021 - 21.02.2021
SUMMER SEMESTER 22.02.2021 - 14.06.2021
SUMMER EXAMINATION SESSION 15.06.2021 - 28.06.2021
Easter Break 02.04.2021 - 06.04.2021
Summer Break 29.06.2021 - 30.09.2021

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 ------>

About University


The University of Bielsko-Biala (Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Bialej) was founded in October 2001 as an independent governmental academic institution. Previously, since 1969, it had been a branch of the Technical University of Lodz (Politechnika Lódzka). The machine-design, electrical and textile industries are traditional for the region so the main education areas have been long established. With the change in the economy, there have also developed other fields of study including management, humanities, environmental and computer sciences.

At present there are about 4500 students studying at five faculties of the University which employ experienced academic staff. The number of is constantly growing and currently there work about 400 people, with 200 professors and doctors. There are also several independent units at the University: the Department of Foreign Languages, the Department of Physical Education and Sport, the Main Library and the Centre of Postgraduate Studies.

The University of Bielsko-Biala is open to new ideas and opportunities to improve modern educational tools. Internationalization has become here the most important objective of the University being constantly promoted through its participation in various European network projects.

The University cooperates with institutions from all over the world and the number of agreements is growing rapidly each year - nowadays the University of Bielsko-Biala has agreements with over 100 institutions in more than 25 countries.

The virtaul tour - see the campus

University of Bielsko-Biala in a nutshell


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07 March 2021
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 
Accommodation can be paid for ATH cash desk (kasa) at Willowa 2, at the campus, the building B or at the post office (poczta).You can also pay at the dormitory’s administration office. 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 - study
Housing Request Form
 - traineeship

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: gblotko@ath.bielsko.pl

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.


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24 February 2021
Partner Institutions

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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. read more>
22 February 2021
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.  read more>
17 February 2021