Everything about student life in Poland: accommodation and finances

  • 15.2.2024
  • Written by Vladyslava Rykova
  • Category: News

учеба в Польше на магистратуреStudying at a university in Poland is economically profitable and prestigious. This is an excellent opportunity to get a quality education and build a successful career in the future.

The Bologna system is in force – division into bachelor and master. For students master’s degree studies in Poland is available after receiving a diploma bachelor’s degree This allows you to deepen your knowledge and master a related profession. It is recommended to study all the nuances before enrolling.

Student life in Poland: what you need to know?

Before enrolling in Polish universities, you should study information regarding issues such as accommodation, food, transportation, study features, etc.


The following options are available to choose from:

  • dormitory: the most affordable option. The cost of a place in a hostel usually ranges from 400 to 800 zlotys per month;
  • renting an apartment: a more expensive option, but also more comfortable. The cost of renting an apartment may vary depending on the city, the size of the property and its condition;
  • renting a room: a compromise between a hostel and an apartment. The cost of renting a room usually ranges from 300 to 600 zlotys per month.


These could be the following options:

  • cook yourself: the most economical option. There are many supermarkets in Poland where you can buy food at affordable prices;
  • canteens: universities and some other places have canteens where you can eat for relatively little money;
  • cafes and restaurants: a more expensive option that is not available to every student.


These can be public and private universities. Studying at public universities in Poland is slightly more expensive than at private ones. And private education depends on a number of factors, for example, the chosen specialty, city, etc.


Public transport is well developed in Poland. Large cities have metro, trams, buses and trolleybuses.

Bicycles are a popular form of transport in Poland. Large cities have many bike paths.

You can also travel by personal car, for example, if you plan to travel a lot.


There are many scholarship programs for Ukrainian students that can help cover tuition and living expenses. You can also find a part-time job to supplement your budget. You will need to open a bank account in Poland to receive a scholarship, pay expenses, etc.

Why do Ukrainians choose Polish universities?

Economically developed and safe Poland, university education for Ukrainians affordable attracts more and more applicants.

Other positive aspects include:

  • high level of education;
  • application of modern techniques and emphasis on the application of practical skills;
  • loyal attitude on the part of teachers;
  • international recognition of diploma;
  • opportunity to travel around Europe;
  • similarity of languages and traditions.

Today there are many Ukrainians studying at Polish universities, so finding support will not be a problem.

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Vladyslava Rykova

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Business degree “Master of Business Administration” (MBA).

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