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Admission options – check your status

Depending on your legal status in Poland and the country you come from, you can be admitted to the Maritime University of Szczecin in one of the following options:

For whom?
Foreigners who:
  • have been granted permanent residence permit in Poland (before 1st May 2014 - settlement permit)
  • have been granted a refugee status in Poland
  • have been granted a temporary protected status in Poland
  • are migrating workers and nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein or family members of such workers and who reside in Poland
  • have been granted a European Community long-term residence permit
  • have been granted a temporary residence permit in Poland with regard to situations laid down in Art. 127 (a temporary stay permit to perform work in a profession requiring high qualifications), Art. 159.1 (a temporary stay permit to reunite with one’s family) or Art. 186.1.3 or 186.1.4 (a European Community long-term residence permit issued by another EU member state or being a member of such resident) of the Act of 12 December 2013 on Aliens (Journal of Laws 2013 item 1650)
  • have been granted a subsidiary protection in Poland
  • are nationals of an EU member state, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein and holders of a permanent stay permit
Advantages:
free education at the university (except for part-time programmes and programmes delivered in English – current fee rates are available in section on finance)
full access to financial support and scholarship benefits including academic/artistic/sports performance scholarship

Disadvantages:
  necessity to compete for admission to the university on equal terms with all Polish candidates within the admission quota set internally for each faculty
For whom?
Foreigners
from outside the European Union who are not referred to in the above section (A). Please note that foreigners who hold a residence permit with an annotation ‘access to labour market’ or Schengen visa/ national visa issued for the purpose of carrying out work in the Republic of Poland may only be admitted on a fee-paying basis.

Advantages:
applicants are not admitted according to admission rules binding for Polish citizens (applicants do not have to compete for admission with all Polish candidates)

Disadvantages:
tuition fee (current fee rates are available in section on finance)
For whom?
Foreigners who:
  1. hold a valid Polish Card (Karta Polaka)
  2. are nationals of an EU member state, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein and have sufficient financial resources to cover their maintenance costs during the period of studying in Poland
OPTION A selected: on terms applicable to Polish citizens
Advantages:
free education at the university (except for part time programmes and programmes delivered in English - current fee rates are available at in section on finance)
full access to financial support and scholarship benefits (for EU/EFTA/EEA the only scholarship available is the Rector's scholarship for the best students i.e. for academic, sports or artistic performance)

Disadvantages:
necessity to compete for admission to the university on equal terms with all Polish candidates within the admission quota set internally for each faculty

OPTION B selected: on terms applicable to foreigners
Advantages:
applicants are not admitted according to admission rules binding for Polish citizens (applicants do not have to compete for admission with Polish candidates)

Disadvantages:
education is tuition fee-based (current tuition rates are available at in section on finance)
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