If you want to get to know a Central European language and culture, or if you want to do your MA or PhD in Europe and if you want to communicate effectively in Polish and English in order to work in Europe or for a multinational company abroad, the Polish Studies are a good choice for you.
Why study in Poland?
It is a Central-European, well-developed, nice and picturesque country. You will have excellent airplane and train connections to other European destinations you can see during a weekend break (Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Paris, London, Rome, etc.).
The cost of staying in Poland is relatively low whereas the standards are high. The food is very good and mostly organic.
Why study in Opole?
Opole is a cosy, quiet, very safe, and friendly city where you will enjoy studying, with positive energy and enough opportunities to go out when you feel like doing it, but it is also a place where you can relax and rest if you want to focus on your studies.
Why study Polish?
It is the sixth language of the European Union by speakers as percentage of the EU population, spoken by more than 45 million people, where 38 million live in Poland.
It is expanding around the world. Poles have travelled and migrated for centuries, so you can meet them nearly everywhere.
The knowledge of Polish will open your eyes and ears to other related Slavonic languages, e.g. Czech and Slovak, Russian, Belarussian and Ukrainian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Bulgarian.
We have borrowings from Latin, Greek, Czech, German, French, Italian but also from Turkish, Mongolian, Hungarian, Romanian, Yiddish, etc. There are words in our vocabulary the Germans will recognize easily, e.g. dach, blacha, jarmark, gmach, ratusz. The Italians will have no problem with understanding such Polish words as gracja, pomidor, kalafior or autostrada, the French with bagaż, bilet, bukiet, romans, wizyta and the English: trener, komputer, biznesmen, folder, mikser, relaks, keczup, and many more.
Why study the Polish Studies at the University
We have a programme that you will definitely enjoy! You will learn the Central European culture and language; you will improve your English skills and will have a great opportunity to learn many other languages and meet interesting people from other countries.
You will have an opportunity to take an official state examination in Polish as a Foreign Language as we are among the few institutions that have the right to organize them. We are flexible. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary so you can easily choose some modules in other departments to develop your personal interests. Our team is open and friendly. We have professionally equipped and beautifully arranged environment. We love foreigners. We do care about every single person, as our aim is quality in education. Thus, we teach in small groups. Students pursue an intensive and individualized course of study with experienced professors who are committed to facilitating students’ linguistic, intellectual and social development.
The BA Programme in Polish Studies at the University of Opole, Poland, offers you a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge of both English and Polish languages, cultures and literatures, and also the knowledge about the European societies and realities.
The BA programme lasts for three years, though those who want to stay with us only for a year just to learn the Polish language, develop their English skills and get to know how to live in a European country – are also welcome. We have also many interesting offers for MA programmes both in Polish and English. If you decide to stay with us even longer, we can lead you also thorough a PhD programme.
Each year spent in Opole is a win
We wait for you, so don’t hesitate. Come to study the Polish Studies with us!
Admission Procedures and Requirements:
Applicants need to demonstrate their knowledge of English language at least at B1/B2 level. We can bring you to C1 in English and B2 in Polish. If you come with a better knowledge of the languages, we can offer to you more intense programmes, so you can develop your language skills and knowledge as fast as you like.
Admission Dates and Deadlines:
Registration at www.rekrutacja.uni.opole.pl/
Institute of English, Pl. Kopernika 11, Room 7, 45-040 Opole, Poland
Tel.: +48 77 452 70 700
Apartments for rent can be found in the city. At the university, we can host you in one of our modern halls of residence. For further details go to: http://hello.uni.opole.pl/accomodation/
EUR 1160 per year.
EU citizens can study free of charge.
Citizens of Poland and the Pole’s Card holders study free of charge.
English Summer School – www.englishsummerschool.uni.opole.pl