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Orientation Day

The orientation sessions are conducted for newcomers at the beginning of each semester. Orientation Day is mandatory for all new students. In the 2020 academic year, Orientation Day will be conducted online.

Once you have confirmed your enrolment to the University, you will receive information from the University about registering for the Orientation Day.

The Orientation Day is designed to assist you, our new student, in settling into the university life at the Vistula Group of Universities. You will receive detailed information about security, health care, University departments and offices, USOS, email accounts, student ID, visas and residence permits, as well as student life. Our programme also aims to provide you with the opportunity to meet new people and settle into your life here.

The Orientation Day date:

16th of October 2020 – online

Welcome to Poland! Welcome to the Vistula Group of Universities!

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The orientation sessions are conducted for newcomers at the beginning of each semester. Orientation Day is mandatory for all new students. In the 2020 academic year, Orientation Day will be conduct…

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Meet us online

Do you have any questions regarding your studies at Vistula University?

We kindly encourage you to take part in our online meetings held every week at 15:00 on Wednesdays (in English) and at 16:00 on Thursdays (in Russian). You can ask all the questions to our International Office team.

We will help you with the admission process and answer all of your questions.

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Do you have any questions regarding your studies at Vistula University?

We kindly encourage you to take part in our online meetings held every week at 15:00 on Wednesdays (in English) and at 16:00 …

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If you are an English-speaking candidate please visit our conference at 15:00, Warsaw time by following this link:
If you are a Russian-speaking candidate please visit our conference at 16:00, Warsaw time by following this link:
and make sure to follow us on Instagram where we also have our Live Streams

Unibudy – chat with our students

Legalising your stay

Enrolment process for international students at the Vistula Group of Universities
Once you arrive you must bring the originals of the documents you have uploaded to the Application Form to the Recruitment Office in Room 28. Our staff there will review the documents submitted.

If anything is missing, you will receive a list of missing items to be submitted by a specified deadline. You will be further contacted by email.

If nothing is missing, you will sign the contract between you and the University and receive the official admission decision. You are now officially a student of the Vistula Group of Universities. Congratulations!

Documents to bring to complete enrolment

  1. 2 Copies of Application form
  2. 2 copies of Contract
  3. High School Diploma with supplement(Original + Copy)
  4. Sworn translation of High School Diploma and supplement into Polish (Original + Copy)
  5. Apostille of High School Diploma (with supplement) (except Ukraine and Belarus) (Original + Copy)
  6. Nostrification of High School Diploma (Original + Copy)
  7. Certificate of language proficiency
  8. Medical certificate in Polish (Original + Copy)
  9. Passport(Original + Copy)
  10. Visa(Original + Copy)
  11. Insurance (Original + Copy)
  12. Copy of confirmation of payment for studies
  13. Statement about accommodation.
  14. Photo (3,5 cm x 4,5 cm) – the photo is to be a headshot without sunglasses and facing the camera

  1. Copy of passport of one of the parents who signed the contract
  2. Copy of birth certificate

  1. Transcript of studies(Original + Copy)
  2. Sworn translation of transcript of studies(Original + Copy)

  1. Bachelor diploma and transcript (Original + Copy)
  2. Sworn translation of Bachelor diploma and transcript (Original + Copy)

Life in Warsaw

Why Poland

  • Good quality of higher education
  • Safe
  • Low cost of studying and living
  • Rapidly developing economy
  • Lively culture

Poland is a fascinating country that is at the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Today, there are 140 state (public) higher education institutions and 261 private (non-public) ones. The system divides them into university-type and non-university institutions. The university-type HEI offers at least one doctoral programme.

Students pursue their studies at universities, technical universities and academies from October to February and from February to June.

The first-cycle studies, as per guidelines of the Bologna Process in European higher education, last 3-4 years (180-240 ECTS) and give the student an equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree. The second-cycle studies, i.e. the Master’s degree programme, last 1.5 – 2 years (90-120 ECTS). Master’s degree holders may enter the third cycle studies, the doctoral programme.

Poland needs qualified employees.

Many Polish students work while studying. Foreign students can work part-time. Our Career Office offers professional assistance in finding part-time employment, paid and unpaid internships and help qualified students in finding appropriate employment after the end of studies.

Poland is an economy governed by free-market rules, additionally circumscribed by EU regulations. Current GDP is USD 27,700 and the current purchasing power parity is $1.052 trillion. The inflation rate in June 2017 was -0.8%.

Poland used to be an ethnically homogeneous place. International students change this: major educational centres of Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Cracow and other are becoming more culturally diverse.

Cultural events in Poland happen daily: concerts, shows, exhibitions, outdoor events and sports events. Sightseeing is excellent. Also, numerous cinemas, restaurants, cafes, recreation and wellness centres are waiting for you.

Perhaps Poland is your place in the world

Poland offers a great opportunity to experience living in another country and culture. Vistula Group of Universities offers you a chance to study in the heart of Europe in a lively, international environment, close to national and international business.

Warsaw

is the capital and largest city of Poland, a major international tourist destination and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. This amazing city is full of contrasts and surprises. It will inspire you.

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Warsaw

is the capital and largest city of Poland, a major international tourist destination and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. This amazing city is full of contrasts and surpr…

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How to reach Warsaw and where to stay

Warsaw is easily accessible by convenient international plane and train connections and a motorway network. Warsaw offers accommodation for all budgets – from exclusive apartments to youth hostels. Vistula Group of Universities does not have its own dormitories but it cooperates with student hostels.

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How to reach Warsaw and where to stay

Warsaw is easily accessible by convenient international plane and train connections and a motorway network. Warsaw offers accommodation for all budgets – from…

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Basic facts about Poland

Location: Central Europe

Distance to neighbouring countries from Warsa

  • Belarus 416 km,
  • The Czech Republic 790 km,
  • Germany 467 km,
  • Lithuania 103 km,
  • Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 210 km,
  • Slovakia 541 km,
  • Ukraine 529 km

Language: Polish

Capital city: Warsaw

Major cities: Lodz, Cracow, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw

Population: close to 38 500 000

Total area: 312 685 sq km

Local time: GMT + 1 hr

Currency: zloty (PLN)

Climate: Summers are warm and on average around 19°C, but at times temperatures can be over 30°C. Winters are relatively cold and normally the temperature is below 0°C, but sometimes it can be quite mild.

The Mentoring Programme

The Mentoring Programme is about connecting mentor student-volunteers with incoming international students, in order to provide you – the international students – a helping hand at the beginning of your stay, and give you the opportunity to practice a foreign language, and meet students from abroad.

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The Mentoring Programme is about connecting mentor student-volunteers with incoming international students, in order to provide you – the international students – a helping hand at the beginning of…

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The Mentoring Programme offers you the possibility to request a local mentor before you arrive in Warsaw.

What is the Mentoring Programme?

The Mentoring Programme is about connecting mentor student-volunteers with incoming international students, in order to provide you – the international students – a helping hand at the beginning of your stay, and give you the opportunity to practice a foreign language and meet students from abroad.

How can a Mentor help me?

Your mentor should be there for you, to answer any questions you might have regarding your studies or your stay in Warsaw. He/she should pick you up at the airport/train station, or at least, explain how the public transportation works. Your mentor should give you some tips on where to go and what to see in your first days. After that, it is all up to you, but the Mentoring Programme is known for making great friendships happen!

How can I get a Mentor?

To get a Mentor, you need to register for our Mentoring Programme at vistula.broaddy.com/register/

We highly recommend writing something about yourself in the registration form, as it increases your chances of getting a local mentor. You can view your profile and make changes, anytime you want. When a local mentor volunteers to help you, you will receive an e-mail with his/her contact information. You should contact one another as soon as possible. Sometimes, the selection process takes a while. The sooner you sign up, the higher the chances are that you will get a mentor before your arrival.

We want to kindly inform you that this is a volunteer-based activity of local mentor students, and there might not be a volunteer for everyone, but we will do our best for you. Moreover, be advised, that this registration is not an official university information system. The official registration will take place upon your arrival.

If you have any questions about the Mentoring Programe, please contact us at: mentor.secretary@vistula.edu.pl

Ambassador Program

Dear students,

Thank you for being a part of Vistula University. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the University. Do you want to enrich your study experience and become an ambassador to help new students? This is the perfect opportunity to join our Ambassador Program. The main purpose of the program is to help new students get familiar with our university and the admission process, to chat with new candidates and to become their first help as a student, to assist and support visits of the new candidates at the Vistula University in order to represent the institution

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Dear students,

Thank you for being a part of Vistula University. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the University. Do you want to enrich your study experience and become an…

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 If you want to: 

  1. Be a representative to new students of our university.
  2. Want to make new friends in the academic environment.
  3. Gain a unique experience.
  4. Share your experience about study and life in Poland.
  5. Provide a real insight into your university experiences through chats, blogs and videos.

Come and join us! We are waiting for you.

If you want to know more and have any questions regarding the program, feel free to contact the coordinator of the program:

Anna Voronko
International Admission Officer
WhatsApp or Viber: +48 798 066 870
e-mail: ambassador@vistula.edu.pl

See you among our Ambassadors! 😊

Accommodation

Vistula Universities provide all students with an option to live in the Vistula dormitory. It is available from 18.02.2022 In order to get full information about our dormitory and book a room, please contact: accommodation@vistula.edu.pl

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Vistula Universities provide all students with an option to live in the Vistula dormitory. It is available from 18.02.2022 In order to get full information about our dormitory and book a room, pl…

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About our dorm

  • Room:  Clean, comfortable, safe, and providing an aesthetically appealing environment, the rooms are equipped with two single beds, two bedside tables, small chests of drawers by the beds, two wardrobes for clothes, two desks, two office lamps, an electric kettle, and two cups.
  • Kitchen: You also have mandatory kitchen equipment, which  include: kitchen furniture (top and bottom), two hobs/induction stove, and plates (8 burners), a built-in sink, two washing machines, two refrigerators with a freezer compartment, table and chairs, (6 pieces), and electric kettle.
  • Hallway: The hallway is completely decorated with a matt finish, and its safety equipment includes: smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, CCTV cameras,  and carbon monoxide detectors to warn of danger.
  • Bathroom: You have a bathroom for two people in each room, equipped with a towel hanger, shower soap holder, bath shelves, toilet paper holder, dustbin, and a floor mat.

Location:
Mangalia 1
02-758
Warsaw, Poland
https://maps.app.goo.gl/zsQLiuDznx3HWh1f6


Cost : 210 euros per month, per  person, in a double room.

Contact :
Mr. Mykola Andrushchuk
International Accommodation Officer
Vistula University
Stokłosy 3, 02-787
Email – accommodation@vistula.edu.pl
Phone no +48 798 066 870

We will be glad to help you.

Nostrifictation

A document certifying the level of education completed issued outside of Poland can be deemed equivalent with one of the documents issued in Poland on the basis of international agreements, legal regulation or by being nostrified. Nostrification is a procedure leading to establishing an equal certificate, diploma or academic title to one obtained abroad. Check below whether you need to nostrify your documents.
You can complete nostrification of your certificate or diploma before taking part in the admissions and enclose it to the documents submitted. But as the deadline for submitting nostrification is set to the end of the first semester of your studies, you may also take care of this obligation after you enroll.

Maturity certificates

Maturity certificates obtained abroad are deemed equal with a Polish maturity certificate on the basis of international agreements Poland has signed with other countries. Details on international agreements in the field of education can be found on the Ministry of Science and Higher Education website (in Polish only).

If a certificate equivalence is not a subject of any international agreements, its status as an equivalent of a Polish maturity certificate can only be confirmed with a nostrification.

Nostrification of maturity certificates applies to those candidates whose maturity certificates have been obtained outside of Poland, in a country with which Poland has not signed an international agreement or when the agreement signed does not include document equivalence as a subject. International Baccalaureate diploma and European Baccalaureate certificate are accepted by Polish universities without a nostrification.

Maturity certificates are nostrified by Polish voivodeship education offices (Kuratoria Oświaty)
appropriate based on the place of residence of the person applying for a nostrification or based on the
location of the institution for which the document is intended.

The closest voivodeship education office (Kuratorium Oświaty) you will find in Warsaw by address: ul. Aleje Jerozolimskie 32, office hours: 8:00-16:00, from Monday till Friday,
http://www.en.kuratorium.waw.pl/en/index.html

List of required documents for Nostrification:

  • Completed application form (in Polish).
  • High school diploma with apostille or legalized high school diploma (or any other document confirming graduation abroad).
  • The certificate from the Consulate of the home country in Poland (or from the Ministry of Education), confirming that your high school diploma gives you the right to study at the Universities of your country and / or abroad.
  • High school diploma supplement.
  • Translation of the above listed documents into Polish (high school diploma, its supplement
  • and the certificate issued by the Consulate (if it was issued not in Polish)).
  • Copy of your passport.
  • Other documents requested by the voivodeship education office.

Higher education diploma

If you have received your higher education diploma on an appropriate level in the European Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member state, or the diploma you have obtained gives you the right to pursue studies in the country of its issue on the level equivalent to the level in Poland, then you don’t have to go through with the nostrification process. There is also no need to nostrify documents obtained in the countries with which Poland has signed an agreement about mutual recognition of documents (the list of such agreements can be found on the Ministry of Science and Higher Education website (in Polish only)). See below if your country is a member of one of the organisations mentioned above:

European Union (EU) »

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) »

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America

European Free Trade Association (EFTA) »

Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

With the recognition or confirmation of education or the right to continue education are exempt:

Certificates and other documents issued by a school or educational institution operating in the education system of a Member State of the European Union, a member state of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, entitled to apply for admission to higher studies in these countries: (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States)

Nostrification of a higher education diploma is only necessary if it has been obtained in a country not enlisted above with which Poland has not signed an agreement on mutual document recognition.

Details on recognition of foreign qualifications can be found on the Ministry of Science and Higher Education website.

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