Poland My First Choice NAWA – the call for applications is now open!

Poland My First Choice NAWA – the call for applications is now open!
We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Poland My First Choice NAWA programme, which enables young people from developed countries to study at Polish universities with a scholarship.

The programme offers the opportunity to undertake full-time, second-cycle studies with a monthly NAWA scholarship. In addition, the programme will make it possible to study for free at public universities.
The offer is addressed to candidates applying to Polish university-type higher education institutions supervised by the Minister of Education and Science (check which universities you can choose). Within the Programme interested persons can choose any course taught in Polish or English.
The call is open for:
  • citizens of 44 countries and territories: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Uruguay, USA
  • who are studying a bachelor's degree programme in one of the aforementioned countries and territories or have graduated there no earlier than 2021 and
  • are planning to start second-cycle studies in Poland in the academic year 2023/24.
Application deadline: by 15 June 2023 at 15:00 (Warsaw time).
Do you have any questions? Contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Previous editions of Poland My First Choice in short:
In the two previous editions of the programme, students from 19 countries received scholarships, with the largest number coming from France, Italy, the United States, Spain, South Korea and Lithuania.
The 19 universities were chosen by the scholarship holders as host institutions.
The programme's scholarship holders were most likely to choose courses in the fields of
  • international relations,
  • management, economics and finance,
  • philology and cultural studies,
  • data science

Blended Intensive Programmes - Summer School in the University of Maribor

A message from the University of Maribor:

The University of Maribor is pleased to invite  to our Summer Schools 2023. 

We are organising several different Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs) for students in various academic fields. The details about the summer school programmes are available on our new website.

Each module includes lectures, workshops, local visits and an attractive social programme.

All modules are free of charge. Students should check the procedures for obtaining an Erasmus+ BIP financial grants.

We will be grateful if you can share this message with your students and colleagues. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Modules of the University of Maribor Summer School 2023:

  1. ICT in Support of Precision Agriculture
    Date: 5 June–9 June 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    Venue: Hoče, Slovenia
    ECTS: 4
  2. Solution Design
    Date: 27 August–8 September 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture
    Venue: Maribor, Slovenia
    ECTS: 3
  3. 10th International Logistics Summer School – Sustainable Travel: Re-Defining the World of Travel
    Date: 28 August–5 September 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Logistics
  4. Renewable Energy Sources
    Date: 4 September–8 September 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Energy Technology
    Venue: Institut of Energy Technology, Krško, Slovenia
    ECTS: 3
  5. 3rd International Summer School “Organization, Management & Society”
    Date: 4 September–9 September 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Organizational Sciences
    Venue: Kranj, Slovenia
    ECTS: 3
  6. Simulation and Games in Nursing Education
    Date: 11 September–15 September 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Health Sciences
    Venue: Maribor, Slovenia
    ECTS: 3
  7. University of Maribor Open Science Summer School
    Date: 11 September–15 September 2023
    Organisation: University of Maribor Library
    Venue: Maribor, Slovenia
    ECTS: 3
  8. International Summer School »Sustainability in International Business«
    Date: 11 September–16 September 2023
    Organisation: Faculty of Economics and Business
    Venue: Maribor, Slovenia
    ECTS: 3

University of Bielsko-Biala Welcome Point website

Attention all international students, prospective students, and researchers!

Are you looking for a reliable source of information about the University of Bielsko-Biala and its latest happenings? Look at the Welcome Point's new website!

Our website features up-to-date information on current events, news, and announcements, ensuring that you stay informed about all the latest happenings on campus. We understand that it can be challenging to navigate a new university, especially in a foreign country. That's why we've designed our website to be user-friendly, so you can easily find the information you need.

The Welcome Point is part of the International Relations Office, and we are dedicated to helping international students and researchers adjust to life at the University of Bielsko-Biala. Our new website is just one of the many resources we offer to make your transition to our campus as smooth as possible.

Welcome to the Welcome Point's website:

Music from all around the World event

The International Relations Office invites you to participate in the Culture Day: Music from all around the World event, which will take place on April 25th at our university. On this day, we will have the opportunity to get to know and experience various musical forms, typical of different countries' traditions. Moreover, we will have the pleasure to listen to a solo concert by Mr. Jaume Vidal, a lecturer from the Institute of Neophilology.

If you are interested in music and would like to share your passion with the academic community of ATH (present a specific genre, performer, or band), please submit your topic by April 21st to Mr. Bartosz Dębowski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject: music).

The event is organized by the Welcome Point as part of the project Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna w Bielsku-Biała – your Friendly Space.

We warmly invite you to join us!

Kiedy/When: 25/4/2023
Gdzie/Where: Budynek L/Building L
Sala / Lecture room L318

11:00 – 11:30
Zofia i Helena Kliś 

11:30 – 11:45
Mirosław Kordos

11:45 – 12:00
Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk

12:00 – 12:20
Rafał Majzner

12:20 – 13:00
Jaume Vidal



ATH Welcome Point movie workshop in Science Point

Dear international students,
if you have not yet visited the ATH Science Point in the Gemini Park Shopping Centre, there is an excellent occasion upcoming to do so. Next Thursday, on 23rd March 2023, the ATH Welcome Point organises there a Thematic Event: moviemaking workshop. Besides of visiting an interesting and inspiring exhibition of the Science Point (currently, they still host three exhibitions under a common title: “To see. To touch. To understand.”: “Machines of Leonardo da Vinci”, “A mind caught” and “Colours”), the participants of the event will have a chance to acquaint themselves with a specific job in front of a camera ant take part in the process of making a Welcome Point promotional movie.
We are awaiting you at the ATH Science Point, on the first floor of the Gemini Park Shopping Centre, in Bielsko-Biała, Leszczyńska Street 20, at 13 o’clock.

Winter International Day: Holidays Across Cultures

ATH WELCOME POINT invites all students and teachers for a culture exchange meeting.

Winter International Day: Holidays Across Cultures
Kiedy/When: 19/1/2023, 11.30–14.00
Gdzie/Where: Budynek L/Building L, sala / lecture room L331
Program / Programme
1.    Powitanie gości / Welcoming address: dr Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk (Kierownik Projektu Welcome Point / Welcome Point Project Coordinator), mgr Aleksandra Hasior (Uczelniany Koordynator Programu Erasmus+ / Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator)
2.    Quiz na temat polskich zwyczajów świątecznych i noworocznych i prezentacja polskich tradycji świątecznych / A quiz on Polish Christmas and New Year customs and presentation about Polish Christmas and Easter cusotms: mgr inż. Bartosz Dębowski (pracownik Welcome Point / Welcome Point staff member)
3.    Panel dyskusyjny na temat tradycyjnych świąt religijnych i świeckich w krajach pochodzenia gości z zagranicy / Discussion panel on traditional religious and secular in the foreign guests’ countries of origin
4.    Zwiedzanie wystawy LITMAG w Galerii Akademickiej / Visiting LITMAG exhibition in the Academic Gallery
5.    Zakończenie i bufet / Ending and a buffet lunch

You are welcome!

Happy new year

The International Relations Office and Welcome Point ATH wish everyone a happy 2023.

Opening Hours during the Winter Holiday Period

Between Christmas and the New Year, the International Relations Office will be opened in following days and hours:

27.12. (Tuesday)        office closed
28.12. (Wednesday)   7.30 – 15.30
29.12. (Thursday)       7.30 – 12.30
30.12. (Friday)            office closed

Online lecture of the LITMAG project

Dear Students and Teachers!
You are kindly invited to the second online lecture of the LITMAG project, which focuses on a survey of East European literary magazines that expressed opposition to authoritarian and totalitarian regimes in the post-World War II period and had a significant impact on democratization and accession to the European Union.
The lecture, with the participation of top experts and specialists in the field, will shed light on the situation in the context of East European literary magazines in Poland and Lithuania. The lecture will be held in English.
The lecture will take place on Monday, 19 December 2022, at 1.00 PM (CET) via ZOOM. The official invitation is attached to this message.
Please forward this invitation to all those who might be interested in the lecture.
Agnieszka Będkowska-Kopczyk
Project Coordinator at ATH University of Bielsko-Biala


Erasmus+ project FAAI: Kick-Off Meeting has been conducted at the University of Bielsko-Biala in Poland

Applied Artificial Intelligence addresses concerns in applied research and applications of artificial intelligence (AI). During 2022-2024 the University of Bielsko-Biala will be the coordinator of the EU co-funded project on applied AI.
The receiving of the grant was by virtue of the comprehensive policy of the Rectorate of the University of Bielsko-Biala and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science focusing on international cooperation, innovations, and grant financing of the research in the areas of science, education, and engineering.

The main goal of the Erasmus+ project “The Future is in Applied Artificial Intelligence” (FAAI) 2022-1-PL01-KA220-HED-000088359  is for students to get acquainted with the possibilities of AI systems for solving problems in management, industry, engineering, administration, and education; evaluations of existing AI systems and tools, emphasizing comparative studies and user experiences; and the economic, social, and cultural impacts of AI.

On November 7-8, 2022 Kick-off meeting was held in Bielsko-Biala (Poland). The Meeting was conducted on the basis of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Bielsko-Biala
The first transnational project meeting has served as the kick-off meeting for the project. The project's framework was re-presented and finalized, and also project management, communication, quality assurance, publicity and administrative matters were discussed.

The participants from the University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland (UBB), University of Library Studies and IT, Bulgaria (ULSIT), the University of Nis, Serbia (UNi), the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia (UCMT), University of Montenegro, Montenegro (UoM) took an active part at the meeting.
In conclusion, the participants of the meeting have declared the most important expected result as the establishment of the long-term strategic partnership and cooperation in education, research, business, and innovation of applied AI.
27 July 2021
Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Bielsko-Biala takes all the necessary precautions to ensure a life withouth barriers for our physically challenged students by offering:
- the opportunity of availing of the help of a teaching assistant
- the opportunity of changing the form of participation in classes (e.g. by participation in a videoconference or increasing the permissible number of hours of absence from classes with the option of making up for them in a manner agreed with the teacher)
- possibility to change a given place / date of sitting exam
- extension of the time of examination / graded assignment.

Classes and exams take place in venues free of architectural barriers. On the premises of the University of Bielsko-Biala there are marked parking spaces, as well as appropriate facilities for wheelchairs: elevators (except for building "B"), thresholds, ramps, toilets adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. In addition, on the basis of an agreement between the University authorities and the Bielsko-Biała City Hall, students with physical disabilities are transported to and from the University.
The library facilities are adapted to the needs of the disabled. The Library and Reading Room are located on the ground floor of the L building. You can park your car near the entrance. The lack of thresholds and carpeting make it easier for people in wheelchairs to move around. On the ground floor, next to the reception desk, there is a toilet adapted for the disabled.

The Reading Room has a workstation for the disabled, provided with a 23-inch screen that enables easy enlargement of the text, a keyboard adapted for the blind and partially sighted (contrasting colours, capital letters and Braille characters), as well as headphones. IVONA Text-to-Speech software has also been installed.
The library has an on-line Prolib catalogue containing bibliographic descriptions of all collections available in the library. Books available at the Lending Department can be ordered remotely. In the university network, the Library's readers have access to full-text Polish and foreign-language databases. You can log in to the databases on the EBSCO platform from outside the university network. The access password can be obtained by the readers by phone from Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (telephone number 33 82 79 272) or by sending a request to the following email address: Disabled readers are served first. Library staff are available to assist in finding and delivering library materials. Authorised persons can collect books from the library on behalf of a disabled person. An appropriate document template can be downloaded from the Library website.

The support system of the University of Bielsko-Biala meets the needs of students with disabilities in terms of architectural accessibility, adaptation of forms of education and supporting technologies.The Rector's plenipotentiary provides consultations for students with disabilities. If you have a question, call us on +48 33279434 or write to us:

More info in Polish: read more>
24 February 2021
Partner Institutions and Projects

Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay

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. We currently have over 100 Erasmus+ agreements in the EU and beyond, as well as about 50 bilateral agreements covering scientific and educational cooperation with foreign partners.

Erasmus+ agreements
Bilateral agreements



Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships  
Social Skills in Blended Learning for Better Student Achievement

YETI - Young Entrepreneurial Teachers Initiative
Innovations for Big Data in a Real World –  iBIG World
NICE – Network for Inter-Institutional Cooperation in Entrepreneurial Education

PIETE – Partnership for Initial Entrepreneurship Teacher Education

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV)
LITMAG - Testing the Boundaries and paving the way to democratization. East European Literary Magazines 1945 – 2004

International Visegrad Fund
Cooperation in promoting the directions of cultural tourism and cultural heritage in Ukraine and the V4 countries

Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway grants

Citizen journalism for enhancement of regional development. Development of the interdisciplinary curricula and implementation of teaching innovations (1/3/2022 – 29/2/2024)


Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships 
GPSV – Geometrical Product Specification and Verification as toolbox to meet up-to-date technical requirements
Find your inner inventor

The POWER Structural Funds
Invest in yourself it is never too late. The model of increasing the access of people aged 50+ to various forms of lifelong learning

Visegrad Fund
Corporate social responsibility Academy in V4 – Universities for society
Cross-border Bees in V4 Countries – Building of Educational Entrepreneurship Start-ups in V4 Group

To find out more about projects contact Science and External Cooperation Office
that reports directly to the Vice-Rector for Science and External Cooperation. Its main tasks are:
  • cooperation with the university's basic units in the task of planning, coordinating and reporting on research and development and scientific cooperation with foreign countries
  • preparation of the research policy of the university
  • auditing the financial merit of scientific projects financed from the state budget and transfer them to the authorities of state administration
  • providing information on existing legislation, procedures and their changes in the field of science and about scientific conferences, courses, internships, scholarships and opportunities to participate in research projects
  • coordination of work related to the implementation of university's internal grants
  • collection of data for evaluation research units in terms of scientific, economic and development of information, analyzes and to report in this area
  • assistance in the preparation of applications for scientific-research projects' funds and projects financed by the Structural Funds
  • identifying and updating data on the research potential of the University in the area of international research collaboration,
  • assistance in establishing and maintaining relationships and collaborative research with foreign institutions (bilateral agreements besides Erasmus+ IIA)
  • coordinating the matters relating to staff visits abroad.
Contact information of the Science and External Cooperation Office:

     ul. Willowa 2
     43-309 Bielsko-Biała
     building L, room: 311 (3rd floor)
     tel.: +48 (33) 82 79 330 or 445
     fax: + 48 (33) 82 79 201

Katarzyna Dudek, MSc
head of the office

Ewa Sobiecka, MSc

Maria Kamińska, MA
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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