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A Brief History of the Poland 2007

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Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland amongst themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II. It became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive. Labor turmoil in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union "Solidarity" that over time became a political force and by 1990 had swept parliamentary elections and the presidency. A "shock therapy" program during the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe, but Poland still faces the lingering challenges of high unemployment, underdeveloped and dilapidated infrastructure, and a poor rural underclass. Solidarity suffered a major defeat in the 2001 parliamentary elections when it failed to elect a single deputy to the lower house of Parliament, and the new leaders of the Solidarity Trade Union subsequently pledged to reduce the Trade Union's political role. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country largely completed, Poland is an increasingly active member of Euro-Atlantic organizations. Read More.

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Rector's Invitation

I cordially invite you to enroll the Medical University of Bialystok. It is very comfortable to study here. The university campus combines departments of basic sciences, university hospitals, dormitories, library, cafeteria and sport facilities in one area. They all are available in walking distance one from each other so that you don't have to loose your precious time for transportation. Our teaching departments provide you all opportunities to study on highest academic level needed for future physicians. You also have a possibility to do research in either department. The city of Bialystok houses, apart of the Medical University, the University of Bialystok, Polytechnic and a number of different colleges. It creates a real academic atmosphere where you can fully enjoy the academic and student life. There is a beautiful park next to the campus where you can stroll/jog. The huge forests and many lakes around also enable to spend your leisure time on hiking and sailing. Taking together, The Medical University of Bialystok offers you ideal conditions for studying and living. So, why not to come and study here?

Professor Jan Górski, M.D.,Ph.D.


There is more to studying at the Medical University of Bialystok than mere acquisition of knowledge, academic traditions, eminent scholars or well-designed and stimulating classes. Before all, it means aunique atmosphere of the place, both beautiful and ecological, meeting new people and making new friends.

Our campus, with its rich social and academic life enjoyed by the academic community, is an important asset encouraging prospective students to choose our school.


Students from all over the country and abroad study at our University. Admission is by entrance examination multiple choice test. Candidates can choose from a range of courses offered by the Medical Faculty with the Dentistry Division, Nursing Division, Physiotherapy and Rescue Medicine, or the Faculty of Pharmacy with the Laboratory Medicine Division and Public Health Division. The school consists of several modern buildings housing the departments of basic and clinical sciences, whose diagnostic, therapeutic and scientific equipment has been modernized or supplemented recently.

The total number of students is 2 500, taught by 600 academic teachers representing nearly all medical and pharmaceutical disciplines. A wide scheme of international co-operation has been developed lately, including not only scientific research but implementing new teaching models as well.


On campus accommodation for out-of-Bialystok students is provided in two dormitories, which allows for efficient studying as time is not wasted on commuting. Other facilities, such as cinemas, philharmonic hall, picturesque Branicki park, sports facilities, skating rink, stadium, pubs and clubs, are all within walking distance, which is a distinctive feature of our university among others in Poland.

Dormitory #1 was built in 1953. Its total floor area is 6489 sq m. It holds 42 double rooms and 91 rooms for three persons, which gives a total of 357 beds. In the same building, there are also the Sports Office, "Radiosupel", "Co Nie Co" Club, Students' Clinic and a canteen.

Dormitory #2 consists of two ten-storey buildings connected by a one-storey passageway. The floor area equals 9 640 sq m (60 double rooms, 100 rooms for three persons).


On campus boarding is offered by a variety of places, of which the student canteen located in Dormitory #1 is most frequently visited. Equally tasty meals are served in the Children's Teaching Hospital. In addition, one can find within easy distance numerous fast food bars selling meals on the spot or doing deliveries at reasonable prices.

Typical Polish cuisine abounds in potato and meat dishes, and salads, most of which contain cabbage as their main ingredient. Game consumption is typical of the Bialystok region as vast woodlands co-exist here with the hunting traditions of our ancestors.


The Teaching Hospital of the Medical University of Bialystok began admitting patients on 15th December 1962.

The hospital, fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has become a teaching and research centre for the university departments. In addition, it offers a wide variety of health services, ranging from simple procedures to highly specialized ones, financed by the Ministry of Health and Social Care.

The hospital is the largest health care setting in the north-eastern region. Holding 800 beds, it is capable of providing medical care for 24 000 in-patients yearly. Also, out-patient and day treatment is carried out there.

The modern and well equipped Operating Suite fulfills the needs of the operativesection of thehospital. Similar suites are found in the Cardiosurgical Department /set up in 1998/, where, among others, coronary heart disease procedures are performed /aortic-coronary by-passes/; in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and in the Gynaecological-Maternity Department. Our hospital is the only kidney transplantation centre in the entire region, operations being carried out by specialists from the Angiosurgery and Transplantation Department.

The Children's Teaching Hospital is the second biggest hospital in the city. Its most modern equipment and professional teaching staff make up an excellent teaching base for medical students. About 10 000 sick children are hospitalized here yearly. Another 120 000 are given consultations in out-patient departments.

Departments of clinical sciences and research centres are additionallylocated in the Regional Oncological Centre, the Regional Public Hospitaland the State Psychiatric Hospital.


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Each candidate should provide documents certifying his/her qualifications for the studies i.e. High School Diploma containing the clause clearly stating the applicant's right to apply for admission to higher education institutions in the country in which the diploma was issued. In case there is no such clause, the Diploma should be accompanied by a certification (stating the above mentioned right) issued by:

  • the high school itself,
  • the educational authorities of the country in which the diploma was issued,
  • an embassy or consulate of the Republic of Poland.

In case the applicant is a high school final year student, he/she should provide a transcript issued by the high school itself showing the grades achieved in the winter semester and expected final grades followed by the High School Diploma after receipt.

The applicants are admitted on the basis of their results stated in the High School Diploma (the grading scale should be provided). A good grade in chemistry, biology and physics is required since there is no entrance examination to the English Division of the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University of Bialystok.

Good knowledge of both written and spoken English is a prerequisite for admission. All the submitted documents should be originals or certified copies (i.e. originally sealed and signed by the eligible institution/person).

If the documents are not written in English, they must be accompanied by translations (into English or Polish) certified by an approved institution (e.g. the issuing body or a sworn translator).

The applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

  1. filled in application form
  2. filled in affidavit of citizenship
  3. High School Diploma (as described above)
  4. English language certificate (if applicable)
  5. photocopy of the applicant's passport
  6. health certificate
  7. six passport photographs 3.5 x 5.5 cm signed on the other side (no head cover please)

Applications should be submitted to the Agency (for Scandinavian students) or to the Dean’s Office till May 30 but not later than August 15.


Tuition and other fees are specified at least 6 months before the beginning of the academic year. A non-refundable deposit €500 is payable on approval of the candidate by the School as specified in the Certificate (Acceptance Letter) by May 30 for early applicants and immediatly for applicants (not later than a week after approval).

First tuition: €9 000
Next and consecutive years: € 8 500
Deadline September 1st

The fee for a room in the dormitory is about Euro € 2000 per academic year (9 months). It is necessary to pay a deposit equivalent to one month's payment.


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