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Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej

  address: pl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 5,
20-031 Lublin, Poland
phone: +48 81 537 29 26

General information about the university

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University is the largest public university in Eastern Poland. Over 216 thousand students have graduated from UMCS, about 4 thousand individuals earned the academic degree of Doctor, and over 900 individuals completed habilitation. At present, over 22 thousand students attend over 60 programmes (including over 200 specialisations) in 12 faculties.

UMCS also runs Foreign Languages Teaching Centre, Academic Sports and Physical Education Centre, Botanic Gardens, University Centre for Open Courses, Polish Language and Culture Center for overseas students. The standard offer of the Polish Language and Culture Centre is adjusted to diversified needs and requirements of participants and includes supplementary trips to major Polish cities, social events and visits to museums and theatres. The Centre offers a variety of tailor-made courses for foreigners who want to improve their language skills and broaden their knowledge on the history and culture of Poland. Other important education institutions include the Main Library with a network of faculty libraries.

Educational Offer

The concept of education at our university is based on scientific research conducted by highly qualified specialists. The concept is aimed at providing the students with practical skills. It takes into account world trends in scientific development, as well as the needs of the diversified job market. The university continues to extend the range of its educational offer so as to be appealing for both Polish and foreign students. The programmes most often chosen by foreigners include: International Relations, Tourism and Leisure Studies, Journalism, English Studies, Economics, Information Technology, and Management.

The University’s educational offer is directed mainly to young people from the Lublin and the neighbouring regions as well as at the candidates from abroad. The university and its offer is promoted through such activities as participation in Study in Poland and Study in Lublin programmes and constant international cooperation with foreign research canters. Furthermore, the university provides numerous Polish language and culture courses, which are organized by The Polish Language and Culture Centre and addressed to foreigners and Polish people living abroad.

Scientific Base

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University provides its students with professional research staff and constantly modernized scientific and research facilities. The impressive buildings of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Development and the Information Technology Institute, both built with the support of European funds, constitute the showpieces of our university.

The university can also boast the Arts and Media Incubator equipped with radio and TV studios, an artistic stage, as well as media laboratories for conducting classes. It has a unique university campus, located in the centre of the city, where various educational facilities, dormitories, sports and cultural centres as well as a network of student clubs are located.

Cooperation and Academic Research

For many years, the university has been cooperating with business and academic institutions in Poland and abroad. The activities aiming to internationalize the university, to intensify students’ exchange schemes and invite famous lecturers from all over the world to deliver their lectures at our university are being implemented constantly. In order to assist foreign students the International Students Office has been established.

Our main priority is to maintain high quality of academic research and didactic activity. The university is becoming more visible in business activities and more active in its cooperation within the socio-economic and business surroundings.

The international cooperation encouraged by the University also includes growing numbers of foreign students and academic teaching staff. The University is a member of the European University Association, Copernicus Campus and other international organizations. Its professors are experts for the United Nations, the State Committee for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Education and many other Polish and international institutions. Its institutes and departments are valued highly in the ranking charts prepared by the State Committee for Scientific Research.

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University cooperates closely with the local government and enterprises; the vice Rector for Research represents the University in the Council of a Sci-Tech Park in Lublin. Through its Foundation the University offers project development services to large companies, SMEs and the local community.

Student Activities

A university cannot function without the active participation of its students. Through their participation in the Self-government of Students and Doctoral Students and their involvement in the activities of more than 100 scientific circles and student organizations, music and dancing groups, sports teams, they fulfill their passions and contribute to a very high position of the university on the national level in the areas of culture and sport. The student cultural life revolves around the Academic Cultural Centre “Chatka Żaka”, and the Media and Art Incubator. Students have regular access to the Physical Culture Centre where they can find: a swimming pool, gyms, pitches and courts. Sportspersons form the UMCS achieve very good results in Academic Championships of Poland and national leagues. Students can choose among classes in around 30 sports sections which is the largest academic offer in the region.

Facts & figures

  • Established in 1944
  • 1800 academic staff
  • 22 000 students
  • about 1 200 foreign students


The The International Studies and Students Office:
Langiewicza 20 Street, Dormitory "Femina", Room 11, 20-035 Lublin, Poland
phone +48 81 537 29 26