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Maria Curie Sklodowska University

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Description of Maria Curie Sklodowska University

  • Location: Lublin, Poland
  • Year of foundation: 1944
  • Language of instruction: Russian, Polish, English
  • Number of students: more than 20 000
  • Type of education: mixed.

Maria Curie Sklodowska University is one of the leading, largest educational institutions in Poland. The university was founded as a competitor to the Catholic University of Lublin in 1944.

Maria Curie Sklodowska University has 11 faculties:

  • Art
  • Biology, biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Philosophy, sociology
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics
  • Earth science, engineering improvement
  • Political science, journalism
  • Pedagogy, psychology
  • Jurisprudence, administration.

About 20,000 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral students study here in 250 specialties.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Maria Curie Sklodowska University

Program name
All year round
from 1700.00 $ / year
from 1700.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 2100.00 $ / year
from 2100.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The residential town includes 9 dormitories located near the educational buildings. The monthly cost of living depends on the room (individual/ double), size (small / large), equipment (with bath and bathroom / without).

Price range per month of stay:

  • Zana: 86-102$
  • Grześ: 97-115$
  • Babilon: 110-135$
  • Kronos: 115-177$
  • Amor: 96-113$
  • Jowizs: 115-151$
  • Ikar: 98-126$
  • Helios: 98-126$
  • Femina: 120-150$.

All rooms have furniture, some have a kitchen with appliances, bathrooms, a separate toilet. Each room has internet access. The buildings are equipped with rooms for "quiet learning", recreation areas: TV rooms, event rooms, laundries, canteens.

Students can eat in the canteens of the university, dormitories, as well as visit city supermarkets, restaurants, cafes.

Activities Maria Curie Sklodowska University

The university has organized more than 150 scientific circles, student organizations of various directions: music, dance, sports, intelligence.

University groups have made important historical discoveries:

  • Treasure of Chermna (winner of scientific voting by National Geographic readers)
  • Malaria antigen studies (3rd place in voting).

The institution has representative offices of international, all-Polish organizations: AEGEE, AISEG Lublin, ESN, NZS, etc.

The Society of Student Self-Government organizes large-scale events: days of student culture, integration trips, courses and education.


  • Awards of the projects "University friendly to employers", "Blacksmith of leaders"
  • Active research work: treasure from Chermna – scientific discovery of 2011 according to the results of voting by readers of National Geographic
  • More than 1800 foreign students
  • About 200 international treaties with partners of different countries.

Facilities and equipment at Maria Curie Sklodowska University

The main campus is located in Lublin. On its territory there are:

  • Faculty buildings: auditoriums, laboratories
  • Library
  • Analytical and software center of advanced technologies, implemented in the project "Ecotech-Complex: man, environment, production"
  • Medial and art incubator equipped with radio, television equipment, art stage, media rooms
  • Medical center
  • University Cultural Center "Jacques' House"
  • Center of Physical, Sports Culture
  • Canteens, cafeterias
  • Recreation areas, sports.

Polish language and culture courses are held at the Centre for the Study of Polish Culture.

The branch of the university is located in Puławy: there are classes in the direction of technical chemistry, postgraduate education.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year contains two semesters with two examination sessions. Education begins in September, ends in May-June.

Additional costs include:

  • Accommodation, meals
  • Medical care
  • Transport
  • Books, consumables
  • Personal expenses.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

The sequence of admission to the university is determined by an important factor - the presence of the Pole's Card. This is a document confirming the belonging of a foreign citizen to the Polish people. Applicants who do not have a Polish Card can enter the university by passing an interview with the commission.

Minimum requirements for future bachelors:

  • Application for admission, consent to enrollment
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Official transcript
  • Average minimum score required by the program
  • Certificate of Knowledge of Polish/English
  • Registration fee – 22$.

Requirements for future masters, doctoral students:

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree
  • Official transcript of courses taken
  • Certificate of Knowledge of Polish/English
  • Registration fee – 22$
  • Individual achievements: publications, research papers, etc.

Scholarships Maria Curie Sklodowska University

  • Scholarships of the UMCS Foundation for achievements in studies, scientific research
  • Scholarship of the Government of Poland
  • Lublin Mayor's Scholarship
  • Wspólnota Polska Society Program for Students of Polish Origin
  • Nominal awards.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.

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