UNIVERSITY OF BIELSKO-BIALA - UNIVERSITY FOR YOU!

Our assistance:

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.


Health Care:

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.

 

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29 November 2020
The latest Covid-19 measures at the University of Bielsko-Biala
Dear International Students,

the Rector of the University of Bielsko-Biala issued an order to continue distance teaching and learning mode until January 10, 2021. This applys to all courses including specialist laboratories and exercises. Please check your mailbox at MS Teams for updates.

In order to ensure your safety, we wish to remind you of the key rules during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

If you feel sick, call a doctor and stay home! 24-hour telephone line will inform you 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).

If you feel worrid abut the coronavirus, contact your Erasmus+ coordinator and/or our IRO via e-mail: international@ath.bielsko.pl

Stay safe, everyone!  Wear a mask, wash and disinfect your hands, keep your physical distance!

Your IRO UBB

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24 November 2020
Solidary with Belarus - NAWA Scholarships
The University of Bielsko-Biala cordially invites academic staff and students from Belarussia!

Together with the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), NAWA is going to carry out three support measures dedicated to the Belarusians on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The measures are: ‘Solidary with Students,’ ‘Solidary with Scientists’ and ‘Solidary with Teachers'.

Please see the following information:

Information for scientists

Information for students

Please contact us, if you wish to work or study at the University of Bielsko-Biala!

Your IRO UBB
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