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Medical education in Poland. How much does it cost?

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Medical education in Poland. How much does it cost?

Medical specialty is quite popular among students. If someone dreams about getting medical education abroad, Poland is a great choice. Polish educational institutions offer students high quality of education, diplomas of European recognition and reasonable prices.

Here are advantages of getting medical education in Poland:

  • Great amount of practical classes;
  • Modern laboratory equipment;
  • High proficiency level of professors;
  • Opportunity of having an internship in other European countries;
  • Opportunity of getting employment abroad.


The first step to build a career of doctor is to enter a medical university in Poland. In collaboration with the information portal KudaPostupat we have found out how much money does a foreign student need to get medical education.

Polish medical universities are very popular among foreigners because of cheap price of education (comparing to other European countries). Twelve Polish medical universities issue diplomas that are recognized in all European countries and also in the USA, Australia and Canada. If a foreigner has a Pole’s Card, he/she don’t have to pay for education in Poland. To enter a university it is required to pass two exams in Polish.

Another option is to get education on a paid basis. In this case applicants don’t pass exams, but have an interview instead. A foreigner provides an Admission Board with his/her secondary school diploma and supplement. It should be mentioned, that secondary school diplomas with high grades are in priority.

If an applicant wants to study in English, Polish universities offer specials curricula in English. To enter a university an applicant has to certify the level of language. After passing language tests and getting passing scores, an applicant becomes a student of a Polish medical university.

Together with the portal KudaPostupat we have checked the cost of extramural form of study in Dentology for 2019-2020 academic years. Prices for students are different in each university. One year of studying costs about 40,000 PLN. Let’s check some universities in details.

Medical university of Lodz is the state medical university in Poland. It offers students full-time, part-time and extramural forms of studying. There are curricula in English. It positions itself as a great research center. Every year it obtains about a hundred of grants for conducting medical researches. One year of studying “Medical Practice” or “Dentology” costs 39,000 PLN.

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń is one of the best educational institutions in Poland. It accepts students from 29 countries worldwide. Due to highly qualified professors its graduates receive a huge bundle of knowledge and experience. It is located not only in Torun, but also in Bydgoszcz, where you can also get medical education. One year of studying for future doctors costs 32,000 PLN.

Medical University of Warsaw is one of the biggest and oldest educational institutions in Poland. It has five medical departments. It is also known as a great research center. Practical researches are conducted in many different spheres of medicine. The cost of studying here is 43,000 PLN.

Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin is a State higher educational institution in Poland. There are curricula in English for students of medical department. It cooperates with European hospitals, clinics and medical schools. It also offers student and professor exchange programs for competence development. It costs 43,000 PLN to study here.

The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice takes part in several European programs, which provides getting international experience for students. It has its clinics for conducting scientific medical researches. Studying at a department of general medicine a student has to pay 33,500 PLN annually.  If he/she chooses Dentology – 40,000 PLN.

Medical University of Bialystok is a prestigious educational institution in Poland. It is famous for its professional staff and high level of education. It has two clinic hospitals. Studying at a department of medicine costs 34,000 PLN, dentology – 38,000 PLN.

Jagiellonian University Medical College  is a prestigious educational institution. It has three departments:

  • Medical;
  • Pharmaceutical;
  • Healthcare science.

The college provides students with effective studying, comfortable accommodation, and opportunities for self-improvement. Those who entered this university in 2019-2020 will spend 40,000 PLN for studying.

Medical university of Gdansk and Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences have everything you need for getting high level of education. Students get theoretical basis, practical skills using brand new equipment. Future doctors have to pay 32,000 PLN annually for their education. Future dentists have to pay 36,000 PLN.

Wroclaw medical university trains specialists demonstrating skills and experience in different spheres of healthcare, working to improve European medicine. There are five departments:

  • medical;
  • dentological;
  • pharmaceutical;
  • public health;
  • advanced training.

One year of full-time studying costs 40,000 PLN. Extramural form of studying at medical department costs 36,000 PLN.

Rzeszow University is a modern Polish educational institution. It provides students with theoretical and practical skills. It is famous for professional staff, research, sports and socials bases. Annual payment for education is 32,000 PLN.

Jan Kochanowski State University in Kielce. It has eight departments, including medical one. It focuses on research work and is involved in different research activities. Extramural form of studying at a medical department costs 35,000 PLN annually.

Zelenogursk University is the biggest educational institution in Lubusz Voivodeship. It has a medical department with the following specializations:

  • Medicine;
  • Nursing;
  • Physical training.

The cost of studying here is 29,500 PLN.

Kazymyr Pulavsky TechnicalHumanitarian University is the only educational institution in Radomsko region. It offers a great variety of departments and specializations. To get medical education on extramural basis, a student has to pay 30,000 PLN a year. The same cost of education is in State University of Opole – the biggest and the most important university in Opole.

A year of extramural studying at a medical department in Silesian University of Technology in Katowice costs 48,000 PLN. This university is one of the best state Polish universities.

Medical education in Poland occupies a rightful place in the world. Its cheap cost, high quality of education and diplomas of European recognition attract students from different parts of the world.

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