Information for refugees from Ukraine
NB – find useful links and contacts below the text
If you are fleeing the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, you will be admitted to Poland.
If you do not have a place of stay in Poland, go to the nearest reception point.
At the reception point: you will receive more detailed information about your stay in Poland, we will provide you with temporary accommodation in Poland, you will receive a hot meal, drink, basic medical assistance and a place to rest.
If you are escaping from an armed conflict in Ukraine, do not worry that you do not have documents allowing you to enter Poland. You will be admitted to Poland. Take the most important documents with you - internal passport, foreign passport (if you have one), birth certificates of children traveling with you, medical documentation.
Border crossings can also be crossed on foot.
If you travel with animals - dogs, cats, ferrets must have a microchip and vaccination, the rest (rodents, rabbits, amphibians, reptiles, ornamental aquatic animals, invertebrates) without restrictions, but the decision will be made when crossing the border by the National Revenue Administration.
Decisions related to the transported movable property (e.g. a car) are taken by the National Revenue Administration when crossing the border.
Poland has no influence on the border procedures applicable when crossing the Ukrainian border.
Stay in Poland
If you do not have accommodation in Poland, you will get the necessary information at the reception points near the border.
You have access to the Polish health care.
If you are already in Poland, don't worry about ending your legal stay. We will make sure that your legal stay is extended.
Note: registration at the reception point is not obligatory.
If you have not found the information you need, call the hotline: +48 47 721 75 75.
If you need information on the detailed rules of crossing the border, please contact the Border Guard: +48 82 568 51 19.
There are information points and helplines in the largest Polish cities.
Below, you will find the links with essential and helpful information. The links will be updated and multiplied.
Under the honorary patronage of prof. Arkadiusz Mężyk, chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (KRASP).
It is the twelfth time that we are concluding the Interstudent competition, in which we award the best foreign students studying at Polish universities. We are looking - as every year - for ambitious people, good students, but most of all for active, committed people who build bridges between cultures. And every year, thanks to cooperation with universities, we find many excellent candidates. Although in the last two years this task has become more difficult, we have managed to show foreign students who, despite the fears and difficulties resulting from the epidemic, stayed in our country.
On April 26, as part of the conference "Foreign students in Poland 2021", an online gala was held, during which the best foreign students in Poland were awarded. This is the eleventh edition of the competition for the best foreign student in Poland "INTERSTUDENT 2021". It is organized by the Perspektywy Education Foundation as part of the "Study in Poland" program, carried out jointly with the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (KRASP). Despite the pandemic, this year the organizers received a record number of applications from universities all over Poland - 140. We present the profiles of the winners.
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.
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.