University of Bielsko-BialaWillowa 2
Center of International Exchange
phone.: +48 (33) 8279 356
phone./fax: +48 (33) 8279 447
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 third floor in building L at the university's campus and welcomes you every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 - 11:00 am and 1:00 - 2.30 pm.
Buddy-student - before arrival foreign students get a Polish tutor - 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.
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.