Dear international students,

The outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic made that you faced many challenges. Government authorities, educational institutions and programs supporting foreign students undertake a wide range of activities so that none of you will feel abandoned in this difficult time.

Professor Wojciech Maksymowicz, secretary of state at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education assured foreign students who remain in Poland during the pandemic that they can always count on our help.

CORONAVIRUS causes fever, cough, breathing difficulties.

It is spread by droplet transmission, i.e. when coughing, sneezing, but also by touching the eyes, nose and mouth with the hands.

There are 78 259 foreign students from 174 countries studying in Poland, over 5 516 more than a year ago (over 7,5% increase) in the academic year 2018/2019. Foreign students currently make up 6.37% of the total number of students in the country (eleven years ago the figure was only 0.71%, in the academic year 2017/2018 - 5.63%). The upward trend has been maintained since 2005, i.e. since the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and Perspektywy Education Foundation launched the long-term “Study in Poland” program.

On January 17, 2019 at Aula Kryształowa of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, there was a prize ceremony for the winners of the competition for the best international student INTERSTUDENT 2019. The ceremony was part of the "Foreign Students in Poland 2019" conference.

There are 72 743 foreign students from 170 countries studying in Poland, over 6 950 more than a year ago (over 10% increase) in the academic year 2017/2018. Foreign students currently make up 5.63% of the total number of students in the country (ten years ago the figure was only 0.71%, in the academic year 2016/2017 - 4.88%). The upward trend has been maintained since 2005, i.e. since the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and Perspektywy Education Foundation launched the long-term “Study in Poland” program.

Aigerim Balkhashbayeva from Kazakhstan (SWPS University), Safoura Reza from Afghanistan / France (Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences), Włodzimierz Lewoniewski from Belarus (Poznan University of Economics), Justyna Pordzik from Germany (Warsaw Medical University), Snehalbhai Patel from India (Silesian University of Technology) ) and Yasser Faraj from Saudi Arabia (Medical University of Silesia) are the winners of the eighth edition of the Competition for the Best Foreign Student in Poland INTERSTUDENT. The ceremony of awarding the prizes took place on January 29 during the evening gala as part of the conference "Foreign students in Poland 2018", which took place at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.

There are 65 793 foreign students from 166 countries studying in Poland, over 8,500 more than a year ago (15% increase). Since 2005, Polish universities have consistently increased their numbers. Foreign students currently make up 4.88% of the total number of students in the country (eight years ago the figure was only 0.61%, in the academic year 2015/2016 - 4.07%). The influence on the growing number of foreigners at Polish universities is, among others, active participation in the "Study in Poland" program, other activities at the central level and marketing activities of universities.

Warsaw is in the lead of European cities, as the best place to live and study in the Erasmus program - the results of a poll among students were presented by the Italian daily “La Repubblica”. The newspaper notes that many Italians highly evaluate studies in Poland.

Arriving in Warsaw from near or far away, you will soon appreciate the vast opportunities of receiving education in the city situated at the very heart of Europe and open and friendly to visitors from all over the world.