Here we are talking about both public and private universities.
Here we are talking about both public and private universities.
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The growth rate of the popularity of Polish education is astounding, although it is natural
There are more Ukrainian students in Poland
Ukrainian students are desirable and very important for Poland, which attracts them with a number of advantages.Anna Kuzma, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine on Scientific and Educational Cooperation, provides official statistics on the number of Ukrainian students in Polish universities: in the 2009/2010 academic year – 2,400 people, in 2010/2011 – 3,800 , in 2011/2012 – 6,500, and in the 2012/2013 academic year, according to preliminary data – about 8 thousand students.Thus, in the last three years, the number of Ukrainian students in Poland has tripled. This growth is due to the openness of the Polish educational market for Ukrainian students, the similarity of cultures, as well as the fact that paid tuition in Poland and Kiev is about the same.According to Anna Kuzma, Ukraine is a priority for Poland, as Ukrainian youth have proven themselves very well in Poland, there are no problems with students and they are well acclimatized in Poland.Olesya Shahrayuk, director of Domar Travel Education, says that the reason for such popularity is also the fact that Polish universities are constantly improving their curricula for foreign students, providing all the new opportunities. Ukrainians are also attracted by the opportunity to study in both Polish and English.In addition, the Polish education system guarantees a European-style diploma, which has much more prospects. It is also worth taking into account the cultural closeness of the peoples and the mentality that is clear to Ukrainians.Oksana Lozenko, director of the educational agency A-priori Education Abroad, explains the increase in the number of students in Polish universities by the possibility of enrollment immediately after graduating from Ukrainian school, which is almost impossible for the European education system. Also, according to the expert, Ukrainians are attracted by the relatively low price with the European quality of education. The cost of one-year training in Polish-language programs from 1,200 euros, English-language from 2,500 euros.It should be noted that Polish universities offer attractive internship options, a simple admission system, the possibility of enrollment before receiving a certificate, as well as intensive Polish language courses at school and obtaining a residence permit.The most popular areas of study are international relations, business, economics, and in 2012 there was an increased demand for IT and programming.Olesya Shakhrayuk says that in order to attract Ukrainian students, representatives of Polish universities often come to Ukraine with presentations of their programs, very actively promote Polish educational brands, especially in the West of Ukraine.Polish educational institutions are very interested in attracting Ukrainian students, as evidenced by the recent announcement by Polish universities together with the Polish government of certification of Ukrainian agencies that can provide advisory services on education in Poland.Agencies operating in the education market abroad, with in-depth knowledge of higher education in Poland, will be able to pass certification and enroll students in Polish universities.Poland’s interest in increasing the number of Ukrainians in the country’s universities is confirmed by the fact that in some Polish universities the cost of education for Ukrainian students is lower than for other foreigners.Counselor of the Polish Embassy says that most Ukrainian students study in Polish. Of course, there are English-language programs, but, firstly, they are paid, and secondly, universities in Polish often even offer free places. The offer of programs in Polish is much more diverse and attractive than in English-language programs. However, Olesya Shahrayuk adds, some programs make it possible to combine training in two languages.The ratio of students in public and private universities is approximately equal. However, Ukrainian students more often prefer private universities, because, according to Oksana Lozenko, applicants and parents choose those educational institutions where there are Russian-speaking curators, internship and employment centers.Most international students study in Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, and other academic centers such as Gdansk, Poznan, and Lodz.If we talk about the regions from which Ukrainian students come, then before most applicants came from Western Ukraine, but now the situation is changing. Currently, many students come from Central and Eastern Ukraine.Oksana Lozenko confirms this trend and notes that residents of Crimea, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa have recently become more active.Studying in Poland gives you the opportunity to feel like a real European student. These are intercultural communication, European academic exchange programs, scholarships from foundations, inexpensive flights, unlimited travel in Europe.Olesya Shahrayuk adds that some Polish universities, with the accreditation of British or North American universities, offer the opportunity to receive not only a diploma from their university, but also a diploma from one of the educational institutions of these countries. This significantly expands the opportunities for master’s studies, as well as in other developed countries.Pavel Petrichenko, Osvita.uaYou can get professional advice on studying at Polish universities, obtaining a Polish visa and a Polish card, as well as studying the Polish language in Ukraine and Poland, by calling OsvitaPol – (044) 334-53-72.
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Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine on the system of Polish higher education
Higher education in Poland
We are talking about higher education in Poland with Anna Kuzma, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine for Scientific and Educational Cooperation
In Poland, according to data for 2009/2010, there were 132 public and 326 private universities – what are their main differences?In public universities, students have the right to study for free. This applies to Polish citizens and persons who have a Polish Card (persons of Polish origin). For them, education at a public university is free. The Ministry of Education, of course, makes sure that the country’s largest public universities provide good quality teaching, a scientific base, professors, and international contacts. The largest universities often have a good level of education. Here we are talking about both public and private universities. There are very good public universities (they are called public) and there are good non-government universities (not public). To determine the position of the university you need to look at the ratings. The high competition of candidates for one place is also an expressive indicator that the university is good and worth studying.
Over the last ten years, the number of higher education institutions in Poland has quadrupled – how can an applicant distinguish a university that provides quality training from a newly established university that only uses the reputation of Polish higher education?New universities do not always have to be bad, but it is usually better to choose universities that have been around for some time and have proven themselves. First, it is worth looking at the ratings of Polish universities: there are both public and private universities, and secondly, it is worth asking the Ukrainians themselves who studied or are studying in Poland. Now Ukrainians are experiencing an incredible interest in studying in Poland, this academic year 6,500 Ukrainians are studying in Poland, so they are the best information base for future students.
What exactly do you mean by ratings?You need to know Polish to see the ratings on the site perspektywy.pl, or you can go to the page of the Weekly “Vprost” to compare ratings.The importance of working with foreign students, among whom Ukrainians are a priority group, is also evidenced by the recent creation by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education of a special program that promotes education in Poland.What is the status of a Polish diploma in Europe and the world?The Polish diploma is a European diploma – it is recognized throughout Europe and in most countries around the world.Is it possible to enter Polish universities immediately after graduating from Ukrainian school?Yes. There is an intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and Poland on the mutual recognition of academic documents on education and academic degrees. You only need to have a high school diploma, notarized in Polish and a medical certificate. After preparing these basic documents, you can look for a place at a Polish university. When you manage to pass a qualifying interview or exam, the university gives confirmation of enrollment, with which you can get a visa at the consulate of the Republic of Poland, which is in seven cities of Ukraine.And what are the requirements for the average score of the certificate?There are no such requirements. There just has to be a certificate. Of course, it is better to have good grades in it. To assess the future student is most often used or a qualifying interview, or tests, or exams. It all depends on the field of study that the future student chooses, or on the university, because in Poland universities are very autonomous and they themselves establish the course of cooperation with the future student, as well as the requirements for him.How should a Ukrainian schoolboy start preparing for admission to a Polish university?The main thing that a future student will need is knowledge of the Polish language. In most universities, education is in Polish, and you need to know it well enough. Even if the training is conducted in English, communication with people who live in a dormitory or city still takes place in Polish. Therefore, preparation for study at a Polish university should begin with the study of the Polish language.