University of Bielsko-BialaWillowa 2
phone.: +48 (33) 8279 356
phone./fax: +48 (33) 8279 447
ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
|WINTER SEMESTER||03.10.2016 - 31.01.2017|
|WINTER EXAMINATION SESSION||01.02.2017 - 14.02.2017|
|Christmas Break||23.12.2016 - 02.01.2017|
|Winter Break||15.02.2017 - 20.02.2017|
|SUMMER SEMESTER||21.02.2017 - 14.06.2017|
|SUMMER EXAMINATION SESSION||15.06.2017 - 30.06.2017|
|Easter Break||13.04.2017 - 18.04.2017|
|Summer Break||30.06.2017 - 30.09.2017|
The Orientation Days for Erasmus+ students
(exact dates - to be confirmed each semester):
The Polish currency is the: zloty (PLN). One zloty is divided into 100 grosz-es. Coins come in denominations of 1 grosz to 5 zloty (in turn: 1 gr, 2 gr, 5 gr, 10 gr, 20 gr, 50 gr, 1 zl, 2 zl, 5 zl). Bank notes go from 10 zloty to 200 zloty-s.
The value of 1 PLN is: 1 EUR = 3.8 - 4.5 PLN (you can check a current rate at Polish National Bank webpage).
Do not exchange currency on the street! Instead, go to any place marked: currency exchange office (kantor). These are the legal exchange agencies. You may also exchange currency in some banks. As in most countries, do not change money at the airports: the rate is terrible there.
the academic year - the winter semester - starts on 1st October. The proposal date of checking in the dormitory starts from 29th of September. The only available dormitory - this academic year - is on Spółdzielców Street 11.
The summer semester starts on 22nd of February. The proposal date of checking in the dormitory starts from 20th of February.
The information regarding: a number of room, character of a room (single or double) aren't still know because of the fact that the accommodation commission will have the meeting at the end of moth.
The University of Bielsko-Biala tries to provide accommodation for every foreign student at the university's dormitory. Rooms can be reserved in Dom Studenta (DS).
There is an opportunity to live together with both Polish and international students, so it should be a very stimulating experience, offering a possibility to get to know students from different countries!
In order to book a place at the dormitory, one needs to send the Housing Request Form. If this applies to the winter semester it should be sent along with the other applications; if this applies to the summer semester: it ought to be sent soon as possible after the nominations at the home university: in July, August.
Although the university cannot guarantee a chosen room (marked in HR form), since there is a limited choice of room type (especially single-bed rooms), we still try to distribute rooms according to students' requests.
The room reservation is made for the duration of studies/traineeship (this means for example a study period in the winter semester: from the first day of the winter term, unless it is preceded by Orientation days, till the last day of the main winter examination session). The extension of accommodation at a dormitory or moving in before the period of study/traineeship starts is possible, but has to be approved and confirmed by the dormitories' manager and the Departmental Coordinator in advance (the decision depends on the free places available at the dormitory).
Student’s dormitory (Dom Studenta)
Spódziełców Street 11
Telefon: +48 (33) 82 79 650
In student’s dormitory there are modern single, double and triple rooms. Inside each room there are: a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, refrigerator and bed linen (changed every 3 weeks). There is Internet access in every room.
Big kitchens have two sinks, two cookers and they are fully equipped. Bathrooms are shared by people of 4 rooms (towels provided by students themselves).
There is a common room with a TV and table football (foosball). A laundry room with two washing machines is available free of charge on the ground floor. Students just need to provide their own washing powder.
There is a telephone on each floor, on which one can receive calls from the family and friends.
The cost of a room is about:
single – 400 PLN (zloty) per month,
double – 370 PLN per month,
triple – 340 PLN per month.
(exact cost is known in September each year).
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.
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.
Housing Request Form - study
Housing Request Form - traineeship
Regulations of the dormitory in English - in preparation
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