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.

 

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