Exchange students

The Poznań University of Economics and Business accepts foreign students from its partner Institutions to study for a period of time (1-2 semesters) as visiting students within the Erasmus programme or under the terms of a bilateral agreement. The period of studies at the PUEB is recognised by the students’ home Institution as integral part of their programme based on ECTS.

In this section exchange students will find all the vital information for arraning their study visit at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Interested candidates should first apply for the exchange at their home University. After the students have been nominated by their home Instititution next step is to follow the PUEB’s application procedure.

Exchange students are offered accommodation at the University’s halls of residence however, please note that the number of places is limited and we cannot guarantee that every applicant will get the room. Each student will also have a personal mentor – a local student who will familiarize the student with the new environment.

For additional information exchange students can contact the staff of the International Relations Office.

    Application procedure

    Students who wish to apply for exchange programme should at first contact their home university exchange coordinator to check whether a bilateral agreement with the PUEB has been concluded and if the proposed programme of studies will be approved. Coordinator of home University should send an email to Poznań University of Economics and Business with the names of students nominated for exchange programme. After nomination student will receive a message with application procedure and additional information.

    Documents required:

    1. Application form (completed online, printed out, signed by a student and confirmed by a coordinator of home University), link to application is sent only to nominated students,
    2. Learning agreement  (signed by a student and confirmed by a coordinator of home University). Recommended ECTS workload for selected courses is 30 ECTS (minimum 20 ECTS),
    3. Transcript of records – list of courses with ECTS points completed before application (English version, confirmed by home University),
    4. Digital photo (part of application form) – up-to-date, undamaged, in colour, 236 x 295 pixels, resolution 300 dpi, format .”jpg” or “.tif” with no compression, with good focus and clearly showing the eyes and face from the top of the head to the top of the shoulders, so it occupies 70-80% of the photograph. Please pay attention to photo requirements!

    There is no separate application form for accommodation. The main application form has a section in which students declare a selected accommodation option.

    The closing dates for application:

    •  15th June for autumn semester
    •  15th November for spring semester

    Person responsible for incoming exchange students

    Marta Pikies-Komorowska

    marta.pikies-komorowska@ue.poznan.pl

    International Relations Office

    Poznań University of Economics and Business

    Al. Niepodleglosci 10

    61-875 Poznań; Poland

    Feniks

    Postal address:
    Feniks
    ul. Dożynkowa 9F
    61-662 Poznań
    Poland

    Feniks is located on a student campus at ul. Dożynkowa 9, composed of seven housing buildings of three Universities (Poznań University of Economics and Business, Adam Mickiewicz University and Poznań University of Life Sciences). Just opposite Feniks there is PUEB’s sports centre with a sports hall and aerobics room. From the campus you can reach the University by tram (lines 12, 14, 15, 16, 26, 201) or by bus (68, 69, 71, 234, 235).

    Feniks dormitory has twin rooms linked in two-room segments (two twin rooms with a bathroom equipped with a shower, a sink and a toilet). The rooms are furnished but there are neither dishes nor computer equipment. The bedding and blankets are provided for free. There are no towels. Each room has an Internet cable connection available. There are two kitchens on each floor in Feniks. On the ground floor there is a TV room, recreational room and a laundry. There is also a gym in a basement.

    The accommodation costs 625 PLN per month (in 2022/2023). The rent is paid monthly. Payment details are given during registration in dormitory. The keys are available at a reception desk opened 24h. Refundable deposit of 500 PLN has to be paid on arrival.

    Dewizka

    Postal address:
    Dewizka
    ul. Dożynkowa 9D
    61-662 Poznań
    Poland

    Dewizka is located on a student campus at street Dożynkowa 9. From the campus you can reach the University by tram (lines 12, 14, 15, 16, 26, 201) or by bus (68, 69, 71, 234, 235).

    Dewizka dormitory offer twin rooms linked in two-room segments (two twin rooms with a bathroom equipped with a shower, a sink and a toilet). The rooms are furnished but there are neither dishes nor computer equipment. The bedding and blankets are provided for free. There are no towels. Each room has an Internet cable connection available. There are two kitchens on each floor. On the ground floor there is also a TV room, recreational room and a laundry.

    The accommodation cost is 575 PLN per month (in 2022/2023). The rent is paid monthly. Payment details are given at registration in dormitory. The keys are available at a reception desk which is open 24h. Refundable deposit of 500 PLN has to be paid on arrival.

    Atol

    Postal address:
    ul. Andrzejewskiego 11/7
    60-119 Poznań
    Poland

    Atol is located in a residential area in the southern part of Poznań. You can reach the University by tram (lines 5, 8 and 14).

    Atol dormitory offers twin rooms with a bathroom. The rooms are furnished but there are neither dishes nor computer equipment. The bedding and blankets are provided for free. There are no towels. Each room has an Internet cable connection available. There is a TV room and a recreational room on the ground floor.

    The accommodation cost is 650 PLN per month (in 2022/2023). The rent is paid monthly. Payment details are given during registration in a dormitory. The keys are available at a reception desk which is open 24h. Refundable deposit of 500 PLN has to be paid on arrival.

    Other accommodation options

    Poznań University of Economics and Business does not act as an intermediary in the rental of private accommodation and thus will not be responsible for the obligations of the parties!

    Sofa Akademik (private dormitory)

    Sofa Akademik is a private company providing accommodation for students. Sofa Akademik offers single and double/shared rooms in several locations in Poznań.

    Reservation is valid only with payment of a deposit. The deposit will be reimbursed to the student after the termination of the contract and settling all costs. If you cancel the reservation the deposit will not be reimbursed. Each student will sign a separate rental contract for a fixed term (at least one month).

    Website: http://www.sofaroom4you.pl/en.html

    To ask for more information in English or make the reservation please contact directly: biuro@sofahostel.pl 

    POLONEZ Academic centre (private dormitory)

    Website: https://studentdepot.pl/en/akademik-polonez-poznan

    Contact details available on website.

    Private flat searching

    Home Broker is a Polish chain-store company offering integrated consultancy service. They provide a wide range of estate agency services.

    Website: https://lp.homebroker.pl/lp/erasmus-09/

    ESN & Mentor system

    International exchange students can count on help and advice from Polish students. Local Erasmus Student Network assigns a mentor/buddy – a personal tutor for each foreign student. Mentors meet their fellow-students on arrival, help them to get settled and lead them through the administrative details which they encounter during their first steps in Poznań. They also help them to adapt to the new environment and integrate into the student life in Poznań.

    Throughout the year, there are a number of events prepared specifically for international students. Each semester starts with the orientation days, during which foreign exchange students receive all the vital information, get to know the University and other students. Students from ESN organise trips to other cities, theme parties, international days, sport activities and all kinds of events for international students.

    More information is available on the website of PUEB’s section of Erasmus Student Network:
    www.uepoznan.esn.pl

    Arrival to Poznań

    Getting to Poznań by plane

    Poznań airport, called Ławica, offers connections to major European airports.The airport offers flights operated by traditional airlines – LOT Polish Airlines, SAS, Lufthansa, British Airways, Jet Air and low cost airlines – Ryanair, WizzAir, Central Wings and Aer Lingus. The airport is 7 km outside the city centre. After arrival you can order a taxi at a Radio Taxi stand. You can also get into the city centre by buses number 59,  an express bus “L” (requires double fare) and a night bus 242.

    The list of destination airports and other information can be found at the airport website:www.airport-poznan.com.pl/en

    Getting to Poznań by train or by coach

    Poznań’s main railway station is located in the centre of the city. There are direct International trains to Amsterdam, Berlin, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hannover, Kiev, Mannheim and Moscow as well as domestic connections to Warsaw and all Polish cities. InterCity trains offer faster connections and greater service than the regular trains. It takes approximately 3-hour to travel to Berlin and 3 1/2-hour to get to Warsaw by an InterCity train.  After arrival to Poznań’s train station you can order a taxi at a Radio Taxi stand or use the public transportation system. The main railway station is located within 10 min walk from the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Next to the train station the city’s main coach station is located which offers coach lines to major European cities.

    Trains time-table in English is available at:
    www.rozklad-pkp.pl

    Getting to Poznań by car

    An international road, A2, provides direct travel to the European motorway network. Most roads are two-lane. In normal conditions, it is 4 hours by car from Poznań to Berlin.

    Driver’s licenses issued by other EU member states are recognized by Poland and remain valid until the expiry date indicated in the document. While driving in Poland you are obliged to have with you a driver’s license, a civil liability insurance and the vehicle registration certificate. Using a mobile phone while driving is banned, though a loud-speaking phone system is permitted. Seat belts must be used in both front and back seats. The children up to the age of 12 and up to 150 cm tall have to use special certified seats.

    Speed limits:
    town – 50 km/h
    open road – 90 km/h
    highway – 110 km/h
    motorway – 130 km/h
    with trailer – 70 km/h (on highways – 80 km/h)

    Drivers have to use day lights at all times. Front fog lights may be used only during fog or heavy rain. Rear fog lights may be used only when visibility is under 50 meters. The vehicle has to be marked with a sign indicating the country of its registration and should be equipped with a reflector triangle. Radar-warning systems are banned. Driving after drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden.

    Orientation Day and University registration

    Exchange students begin their semester at the University with an Orientation Day. During that day the students are registered and receive all the vital information concerning their studies at Poznań University of Economics and Business and living in Poznań. The students also receive a student card (legitymacja) which is a proof of student status and entitles to discounts on public transportation and entrance tickets in many places (cinemas, theatres, museums, ect.). The Orientation Day is usually accompanied by a social programme organised by students from ESN http://uepoznan.esn.pl 

    Health and insurance

    Students from EU-countries should bring the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) card from their home country which entitles them to free medical services in public medical centres in Poland.

    Non-EU citizens have to present in International Office a health insurance valid for the whole period of stay after their arrival to Poznan. Students have to cover the costs of private medical care and then apply for a refund of the payment from their insurance company.

    All international students are advised to get an accident insurance which should be arranged with their own insurance agencies before arrival to Poland.
    Legalising stay in Poland - Student with EU citizenship

    This registration is obligatory to all foreigners staying in Poland and is free of charge. Your mentor will help you in fulfilling all formalities.

     

    1)      EU citizen registration

    2)      registration of stay

    1) Students from EU-countries do not need a visa to study in Poland. You can enter Polish territory with a valid passport or other document that confirms your identity and nationality. If the student’s stay in Poland is longer than three months then they are required to apply for an EU citizen registration. Students who wish to do an internship in Poland or enter other kind of employment are also obliged to apply for this registration.

    You should submit the following documents:

    ·         completed and signed application form,

    ·         copy of passport or identity card,

    ·         confirmation letter in Polish from the PUEB (received at Orientation Day),

    ·         copy of a health insurance document (EHIC or other),

    ·         copy of the card from the dormitory (Karta Mieszkańca) or rental contract of a private flat,

    ·         proof of financial support to cover the costs of living in Poland (e.g. Erasmus+ grant confirmation, a bank statement for the last 3 months or personal statement of financial support etc.).

     

    You should also have your passport or other identity document with you. It takes around two weeks to obtain the document.

    Registrations are conducted by the Department for Foreigners of the Voivodship Office:

    „Urząd Wojewódzki Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudoziemców”
    Plac Wolności 17, 4th floor,
    Monday 9.30 – 18.00

    Tue- Fri 8.15 – 15.15

     

    2) You are also required to register within 30 days from your arrival to Poznań at the Office for Registration of Foreigners. You will need EU citizen registration, a stamped form from the dormitory or a rental contract for a flat.

     

    The address is:

    ”Urząd Miasta Poznania – Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich”, ul. Libelta 16/20; Poznań

    Office is open on:

    Monday       7.30 – 17.00

    Tue- Fri       7.30 – 15.30

    Legalising stay in Poland - Student with non-EU citizenship

    This registration is obligatory to all foreigners staying in Poland and is free of charge. Your mentor will help you in fulfilling all formalities.

    1)      visa

    2)      registration of stay

     

    1) Students coming to Poland are required to obtain a visa in their home country from a Polish embassy or a consulate (it is also obligatory for students who have a Shengen visa issued by another EU country). For more information about obtaining the visa contact the Polish diplomatic and consular establishment in your country. The visa should be issued for the whole period of your stay. It is not possible to extend the visa in Poland. If your visa expires before the end of your stay in Poland you will be required to apply for a temporary residence permit. When you obtain the visa please send us by email a scanned copy.

     

    2) You are also required to register preferably within 4 days from your arrival to Poznań at the Office for Registration of Foreigners. You will need a stamped form from a dormitory or a rental contract for a flat.

     

    The address is:

    ”Urząd Miasta Poznania – Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich”, ul. Libelta 16/20; Poznań

    Office is open on:

    Monday       7.30 – 17.00

    Tue- Fri       7.30 – 15.30

     

    Temporary residence permit

     

    If your visa expires before the end of your stay or you have a residence permit of different EU country you should apply for a temporary residence permit in Poland (zezwolenie na pobyt czasowy).

    All information how to apply for a temporary residence permit is provided by Wielkopolska Voivodeship Office in Poznań, Citizen’s Affairs and Foreigners Department at Wolności 17 street. Issuing residence permit requires paying a fee. The procedure can take even 2 months depending on the workload.

    Please read carefully all information on the following website:

    http://www.poznan.uw.gov.pl/en/contact-en

    Food Services at PUEB

    There are three student cafeterias in the University: in the basement of Building A, on the ground floor in Building B (entrance from the backyard) and in Altum on the first floor (Pomarańczarnia).
    They serve a variety of hot and cold meals and drinks. There is also the cafe on the 9th floor of Altum.

    Cost of living

    The average monthly cost of living for a student varies from 1,000 to 2,000 PLN (Polish zloty) and depends on the type of accommodation and the expenditures for leisure.

    Library and online database

    Library is located in Collegium Altum – books on 2nd floor, periodicals on 3rd floor
    Mon- Fri 8.00 – 20.00

    Sat 10.00 – 18.00
    Sun CLOSED

    Library online training in English is available at:

    www.biblioteka.ue.poznan.pl

    PUEB’s Library provides access to books, periodicals and electronic databases. You can find complete information about the resources ande services of the library at:

    www.biblioteka.ue.poznan.pl/eng/

    Banks

    There are many banks in Poznań. They are open from Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and sometimes on Saturday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. In all Poznań’s main streets you can also find cash machines recognising a variety of credit card networks including VISA, EUROCARD, MASTERCARD. You only need your passport to open a bank account in Poznań.

    Cafeterias and restaurants

    The most popular places among students are:

    • “Spaghetteria AVANTI” – ul. Stary Rynek 76
    • „Bar-a-boo” – ul. Taczaka 11/2, ul. Gołębia 6, ul. Jana Pawła II 14
    •  „Piccolo”- Spaghetteria – ul. Ratajczaka 37, ul. Wrocławska 8
    • „Krowarzywa Vegan Burger”-ul. Kantaka 10
    • „Para Bar”- dim sum dumplings- ul. Kościuszki 70
    • „Sphinx” – oriental meals, large area – ul. Święty Marcin 66/72
    • „Ptasie Radio”– a nice restaurant located near the University, with student friendly prices – ul. Kościuszki 74
    • „Elite”– offers cakes, pastries and coffee – ul. Strzelecka 2
    •  „Kebabistan Wielka” – Kurdish&Turkish restaurant, ul. Wielka 19 –  10% discount on meals with ESNcard
    • “The Mexican” ul. Kramarska 19
    • „Manekin” – pancake restaurant, ul. Kwiatowa 3, ul. Mickiewicza 24
    • „Kulka Cafe”- Towarowa 41

    A meal in a good restaurant cost around 40 zł. Tipping in restaurants is customary. There are no fixed rules, but a 5% to 10% tip is usually expected.

     

    Recommended restaurants with Polish food:

    • “Gospoda pod Koziołkami”- delicious dishes of Polish cousine – ul.Stary Rynek 95
    • „Chłopskie jadło” – polish food – ul. Fredry 12
    • “Pyra bar” – most dishes made from potatoes – ul.Strzelecka 13
    • “Ratuszowa” – traditional Polish food at the Old Market Square
    • „Pierogarka” – traditional polish „pierogi” dumplings – ul. Garncarska 2
    Bookshops

    Poznań is a city where you can find bookshop on almost every main street. Larger bookshops sell foreign language books. There are also many bookshops selling only foreign  books and literature.

    Some examples:

    – “American English Society Ltd. Księgarnia”, ul Grunwaldzka 11.
    – „EMPIK” large bookstore chain with sections of foreign books and good choice of international magazines, music and films:
    – EMPIK Megastore Poznań, ul. Ratajczaka 44
    – EMPIK Poznan Plaza, ul. Kaspra Drużbickiego 2
    – EMPIK King Cross, ul. Bukowska 156

    – EMPIK Stary Browar, ul. Półwiejska 42

    – EMPIK Poznań City Center, ul. Matyi 2
    – “Omnibus” Św. Marcin 39, a foreign language bookshop with a large section of books in English; they also order books on request
    – “Polanglo” ul. Kościuszki 71/73

    Cinemas
    Students generally have discount tickets for cinemas. You will find a cinema programme and other cultural programmes in the daily newspapers. The cinema ticket costs from 12 to 23 zł. The films are usually not dubbed, run in the original language with Polish subtitles. The best cinemas are:

     

    • Cinema City and Imax (Poznań Plaza)
    • Cinema City Kinepolis (ul. B. Krzywoustego 72)
    • Helios (Pleszewska 1)
    • Multikino (ul. Królowej Jadwigi 51)
    • Multikino Stary Browar (ul. Półwiejska)
    • Multikino Malta (ul. Abpa Baraniaka)
    • Muza (ul. Św. Marcin 30)
    • Malta (ul. Rybaki 6A)
    • Rialto (ul. Dąbrowskiego 38)
    Clubs and Pubs

    Some interesting addresses:

    • “SQ Club” (Stary Browar ul. Półwiejska 42)
    • „Hola Hola” (ul. Wrocławska)
    • “Prywatka” (ul.Taczaka 10)
    • „Blue Note Jazz Club” (CK Zamek, ul Kościuszki)
    • „Kultowa” (ul. Wrocławska 16)
    • „Cuba Libre” (ul. Wrocławska 21)
    • „Czekolada” (ul. Wrocławska 18)
    • „The Dubliner” (al. Niepodległości 19)
    • „Proletariat” (ul. Wrocławska 9)
    • „W Starym Kinie” (ul. Nowowiejskiego 8)
    • „Ślepe ryby” (ul. Murna 3)
    • „Nocny Targ Towarzyski” (ul. Kolejowa 23)
    • „Czarna Owca” (ul. Jaskółcza 13)
    Driving

    Driver’s licenses issued by other EU member states are recognized by Poland and remain valid until the expiry date indicated in the document. While driving in Poland you are obliged to have with you a driver’s license, a civil liability insurance and the vehicle registration certificate. Using a mobile phone while driving is banned, though a loud-speaking phone system is permitted. Seat belts must be used in both front and back seats. The children up to the age of 12 and up to 150 cm tall have to use special certified seats.

    Speed limits:

    • town – 50 km/h
    • open road – 90 km/h
    • highway – 110 km/h
    • motorway – 130 km/h
    • with trailer – 70 km/h (on highways – 80 km/h)

     

    Drivers have to use day lights at all times. Front fog lights may be used only during fog or heavy rain. Rear fog lights may be used only when visibility is under 50 meters. The vehicle has to be marked with a sign indicating the country of its registration and should be equipped with a reflector triangle. Radar-warning systems are banned. Driving after drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden.

    Emergency numbers
    • Medical emergency – 999
    • Police –  997
    • Fire department – 998
    • Emergency number for mobile phones – 112
    Gardens

    Poznań is known to be one of the greenest cities in Poland. There is an abundance of gardens, parks or woods that occupy 30% of its area. Close to the city there are Wielkopolska National Park and Zielonka Forest. Several of 40 parks merit particular attention:

    • The Botanical Garden (ul. Dąbrowskiego 165) which is open from spring to autumn;
    • The New ZOO – Zoological Garden (ul. Krańcowa 53), was built in 1974, is Poland’s biggest zoo, and situated in the park in an area of 114 hectares with 2.000 animals representing 150 species. There is a scenic route getting there by a narrow -gauge railway called “Maltanka”;
    • The Old ZOO –  Zoological Garden (ul. Zwierzyniecka 19), was built in 1874;
    • The Sołacz Park – a very pleasant park with two ponds; it’s located in the calm Sołacz district between Litewska and Małopolska streets;
    • The Citadel – large, green area not far from the student halls of residence of the PUE; it is located between the streets Szelągowska, Winogrady and Armii „Poznań”;
    • Palm House (Palmiarnia) Wilson Park (ul. Głogowska) is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and is the only one in Poland. There are over 17.000 species of plants. It has also accommodated exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and graphic art.
    Medical Care
    Medical Clinic (for those having Polish public health insurance):

    Uniwersytecka Przychodnia
    Lekarsko-Stomatologiczna
    UNIMEDYK

    Grunwaldzka 6

    60-780 Poznań

    registration for students:  +48 690 442 722
    e-mail: przychodnia@unimedyk.pl  

    Private Medical Clinic:

    Renovatio-Med 
    Milczańska 50A/3
    61-248 Poznań
    Registration:
     722 226 636
    Home visits:
    607 788 444
     
    If you need contact to a specialist please contact the International Relations Office directly – we will guide you to those specialists who speak English:
    by phone at: + 48 61 854 39 05
    by e-mail:
    alicja.ciesielczyk@ue.poznan.pl
    joanna.phillips@ue.poznan.pl
    Money

    The currency unit in Poland is the złoty, it is abbreviated as zł or PLN. The Złoty is divided into smaller units called groszy, abbreviated as gr (1zł = 100 gr). The banknotes are: 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200. Coins are: 1, 2, 5zł and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 gr.

    Money can be exchanged in banks or exchange offices called “kantor”. Traveller’s checks and Eurocheques are other options. Traveller’s checks can be exchanged at the banks or major post office (where you can get up to 500 zł at once).  You can also pay by credit card in many shops and restaurants.

    Museums

    There are many museums in Poznan and a lot of them are located in the area of the Old Town. Usually they offer free entry for permanent exhibitions on Saturdays. Most museums are closed on Mondays. Here are the addresses of some of the museums:

     

    • National Museum Gallery of Art and Sculpture, Al. Marcinkowskiego 9
    • Museum of the History of the City of Poznań, Stary Rynek 1
    • Museum of Archaeology, ul. Wodna 27
    • Museum of Applied Arts, Góra Przemysława 1
    • Museum of Musical Instruments, Stary Rynek 45
    • Museum of Etnography, branch of Poznań National Museum, ul. Grobla 25
    • Museum of Pharmacy, Al. Marcinkowskiego 11
    • Poznań Bambers’ Museum, ul. Mostowa 7
    • Muzeum Komunikacji (Museum of Transport), ul. Głogowska 131/133
    • Wielkopolska Military Museum, Stary Rynek 9
    • Museum of Arms, Al. Armii Poznań/ The Poznań Citadel
    • Tank Artillery Museum, ul. Wojska Polskiego 84
    • Museum of the Wielkopolska Uprising of 1918-1919, Odwach, Stary Rynek 3
    Pharmacy

    If you don’t need a doctor, but simply medication, you should find an “Apteka”. In Poland you can also find a number of pharmacies, which supply homeopathic and other appropriate medicines. Some medicies you can get only with a prescription. Opening hours: weekly 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (or 8 p.m.), on Saturdays – depending. Here are the pharmacies open 24 hours:

    • ” Apteka całodobowa DOZ” ul. 23 lutego 19
    • Apteka „Dom Leków” ul. Gwarna 5/2
    • „Ziko Apteka” ul. Św. Marcin 158
    • Apteka „Fontana” ul. Św. Marcin 23
    • Apteka „Pod Złotym Lwem” ul. Stary Rynek 75
    Post offices

    If you want to send a postcard, letter or package home, you must find a  “Poczta”. The stamps for postcards and letters cost about 2 zł depending on the destination. Unfortunately, you can buy a stamp only at the post office, not in a kiosk. Usual opening hours are weekly: 8 a.m. (or earlier) – 7 or 8 p.m..

    A post office nearest to the University:
    ul. Kościuszki 77, Mon – Fri 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sat. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    A post office open 24h:
    ul. Głogowska 17 (near the railway station “Dworzec Zachodni”)

    Public Holidays
    Polish national holidays may differ slightly from what you are used to. On these days most commercial businesses are closed, no newspapers are printed and public transport has different schedules.
    • New Year’s Day – January 1st
    • Epiphany –  January 6th
    • Easter – variable
    • Labour Day – May 1st
    • Constitution Day – May 3rd
    • Corpus Christi – variable
    • Assumption Day – August 15th
    • All Saints Day – November 1st
    • Independence Day – November 11th
    • Christmas Day – December 25th
    • Boxing Day – December 26th
    Shopping
    • „Poznan Plaza” – ul. Kaspra Drużbickiego 1
    • „Galeria Pestka” – corner of Al. Solidarności and ul. Księcia Mieszka 1
    • „Old Brewery (Stary Browar)” – corner of ul. Półwiejska and ul. Kościuszki
    • „M1” – ul. Szwajcarska 14
    • „King Cross Marcelin” – ul. Bukowska 156
    • „Kupiec Poznański” – pl. Wiosny Ludów 2
    • „Posnania” – Pleszewska 1
    • „Galeria Malta” – ul. Maltańska 1
    • „Avenida” – ul. Matyi 2

    Galeria Pestka, Poznan Plaza and Tesco are easily accessible by fast tram (12, 14, 15 and 16) respectively 1, 2 and 4 stops away from the halls of residence of PUEB.

    You will find many small and medium-size shops in all parts of Poznań, however the city centre offers the widest choice. The most renowned shopping district is the area around Półwiejska street.

    Opening hours of shops:

    • grocery shopping – from 6 a.m. to 6 or 8 p.m.; some shops are open 24 hours.
    • non-food stores open around 10 a.m. and close about 6 p.m.; on Saturdays to 2 p.m. (shops are closed on Sunday). Shops located in the large shopping centres are usually open longer and also on weekends.
    • supermarkets – are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (plus/minus one hour) on weekdays and less on Saturdays. On Sundays the shops are closed.
    Sports in Poznań

    In Poznań you can find many interesting facilities for sports and recreation. Please find some examples below:

    Lake Malta Centre
    A place which you have to visit! It is situated in the eastern part of Poznań, constitutes one of the most attractive sports and recreational areas in the city. Such events as: rowing, canoeing and motorboat races, as well as swimming, triathlon and long-distance swimming competitions can be held there. There is a walking path around the lake which can be also used for cycling or roller-skating. There is a park with The New ZOO.

    The Malta Ski Centre is also situated in this area. It is open all year. It possess two slopes: 150 and 30 meters long. You can hire the skiing equipment on the spot. There is also a sledge track, a bike hire, miniature golf course, restaurants and cafeterias.

     

    Swimming pools

    There are several indoor swimming pools and three outdoor in Poznań.
    The most popular are:

    • “Poznań Centre of Sports and Recreation”, ul. Chwiałkowskiego 34,
    • “Posnania – Gem Set Mecz” ul. Słowiańska 78
    • “Atlantis”, Os. S. Batorego 101
    • “Olimpia”, ul. Reymonta 1
    • “Termy Maltanskie”, ul. Termalna 1

    Tennis Courts: there are at least 8 tennis courts in Poznan, for example:

    • “Top Tennis Club”, ul. Bukowska 53 A,
    • “Olimpia”, ul. Warmińska 1,

    There are also other recreational places like: fitness clubs, aerobic clubs, bowling alleys, etc.

    • „Centrum Rekreacji NIKU”, ul. Piątkowska 200
    • „Gravitacja” Posnania – shopping mall, I floor
    • „MK bowling”, ul. Święty Marcin 24
    • Skating Rink  “Bogdanka”, ul. Księcia Józefa/Północna 9
    • Skating Rink „Chwiałka” ul. Żelazka 1
    • Gym „Mcfit” – plac Andersa 7
    • Gym „Fabryk Formy Bałtyk” – ul. Roosevelta 22
    Taxi Service

    There are a number of taxi agencies operating in Poznań.  Currently, taximeters usually begin charging at 5 zł and charge according to kilometres travelled and time spent travelling. At present, each kilometre costs roughly – 2-3 zł. Taxi drivers will charge higher tariffs after 10 p.m. and at weekends.

    It is better to use radio taxi agencies, here are numbers to some of them: 8216-216, 8222-333, 8515-515, 8515-515, 9191, 96 26.
    Telephones

    The card phones can be bought in a kiosk or at the post office in several options, starting from 15 units (1 unit = 3 min in local zone). You can also get special cards for inexpensive international calls (“telepin”, “telegrosik”, etc.) which give you up to 20 minute call to European countries for 10 PLN.

    In Poland there are four cell phone operators T-MobileOrangePlus and Play. You can use your cell phone in Poland in two ways – you can use your home number through roaming or you can get SIM card with a local number of one of the prepaid cards network. To use these networks you have to subscribe.

    Theatres

    Poznań is one of Poland’s finest theatre centres. The city is home to 7 state or city theatres and numerous small stages subsidised by the city, foundations or universities. Every year at the end of June, Poznań experiences an explosion of theatre. The Malta International Festival attracts thousands of spectators, including many tourists. Over the course of a few days, open-air performances are held at venues all around the city: in the Old Market Square, in Poznań’s squares, streets but primarily by the beautiful Lake Malta. If you study at The Poznań University of Economics in spring semester – you must see it!

    Tourist Information

    Cultural Information Center

    F. Ratajczaka 44, 61-728 Poznan
    www.cik.poznan.pl
    e-mail: cik@wm.poznan.pl

    CIK is open:

    Monday – Friday 10:00-18:00

    Saturday 10:00-17:00

    Sundays and public holidays are closed.

    Transportation

    Car traffic in downtown Poznań is heavy and there is a lack of parking within the University area, so the easiest way to get to the university is by using public transport. It consists of trams and bus lines. There are also special lines which run at night. In Poznań, one 15 min ride will cost you 4 PLN but half if you are a student (2 PLN). It is worthwhile to buy a semester ticket for reduced fees on trams and buses. There is a double fare on express buses. You can easily recognise the fast bus by a large capital letter (not number). The semester pass (150 days) costs 202 PLN (for students). It is also a ticket for 120 days, which costs 172 PLN.

    You can have a ticket on your student ID card or you can apply for PEKA card www.peka.poznan.pl/web/portal.

    To check trams and buses timetables visit www.mpk.poznan.pl/?lng=en
    To find out how to get from one point in the city to another iyou can use this website: www.jakdojade.pl/poznan/trasa/   

    Weather

    Extreme weather conditions are rare in Poznań. The average day-time temperatures in winter range between 0°C and -10°C whereas the average day-time temperatures in summer may range between +14°C and +32°C.

Studies

Academic calendar – Academic year 2024/2025

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025

Pre-semester Intensive English Course: 16 – 27 September 2024

Autumn Semester 2024/2025

Recommended arrival days: 27 – 29 September 2024

 Orientation Day  30 September
 Lectures  1 October – 2 February
 Christmas break  23 December – 6 January
 Examination period  3 – 16 February
 Resits  17 February – 2 March
 Additional free days  31 October

12.11.2024 – following Monday’s class schedule
8.01.2024 – following Monday’s class schedule

Spring Semester 2024/2025

Recommended arrival days: 19 – 20 February 2025

 Orientation Day  21 February
 Lectures  24 February – 22 June
 Easter break  18 – 22 April
 Examination period  23 June – 6 July
 Resits  7 – 20 July (Bachelor 3rd  year)
15 – 28 September
 Additional free days  28 – 30 April, 2 May, 20 June

18.06.2025 – following Friday’s class schedule


 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024

Pre-semester Intensive English Course: 18 – 28.09.2023

Autumn Semester 2023/2024

Recommended arrival days: 26 – 28 September 2023

Orientation Day  29 September
Lectures  2 October – 4 February
Christmas break  23 December – 7 January
Examination period  5 February – 18 February
Resits  19 February – 3 March
Additional free days  30-31 October, 2-3 November

 

Spring Semester 2023/2024

Recommended arrival days: 21 – 22 February 2024

Orientation Day  23 February
Lectures  26 February – 23 June
Easter break  27 March – 2 April
Examination period  24 June – 7 July
Resists  8 July – 21 July (Bachelor 3rd  year)
16 September – 29 September
Additional free days  2 May, 31 May

 

Other

    Intensive English Course

    Each academic year exchange students coming to Poznań University of Economics and Business have a chance to participate in pre-semester Intensive English Course.

    The course concentrates mainly on developing communication skills and business language knowledge.

    Basic information about the course:

    – course takes place before the autumn semester,

    – 40 teaching hours of classes during 2 weeks,

    – certificates of completion,

    – fee required,

    – additional activities.

    More information about edition 2024/2025 in the attachment (downloads).

    Language courses during the semester

    Polish language courses

    Poznań University of Economics and Business offers a free Polish language course for beginners in both semesters. In spring semester there is also a second part of the course for students who stay at the PUEB for the whole academic year. Each course consists of 4 teaching hours per week and gives 6 ECTS credits.

    The PUEB does not offer advanced courses of Polish language but several schools in Poznań have them in their offer. The information about Polish language schools, types of courses available and fees is given to the interested students at the beginning of each semester. Erasmus+ students can apply for a partial refund of the costs from the PUEB.

    Other language courses

    Students can take part in intermediate and advanced business language courses of French, German, Spanish and Russian. Each course is composed of 2 hours of teaching per week and gives 2 ECTS credits. These courses are available free of charge for exchange students. Students apply for the courses at the beginning of semester. No general schedule is available, students choose a group taking into consideration their individual schedule and language level.
    Foreign language certificates

    The PUEB has an authorised examination centre for foreign language certificates which offers the following examinations and preparation courses for additional fees.

    Examinations and preparation courses:
    English – LCCI – English for Business 3rd and 4th level, BEC Vantage/Higher,
    French – Certificat de français professionnel Affaires, Diplôme de français professionnel juridique B2
    Russian – Everyday Russian, Business Russian
    German – Prüfung Wirtschaftsdeutsch International (PWD)

    Examinations only:
    French – Diplôme approfondi de français des affaires
    Certificat de français du tourisme et de l’hôtellerie
    Certificat de français du secrétariat
    Certificat de français scientifique et technique

    Study organisation

    Our academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester consists of 15 weeks of studying. The examination period starts right after the lecture period and lasts two weeks. Courses are offered as lectures, in some cases accompanied by separate practical classes or labs. Teachers use several forms of assessment – written tests, oral exams, essays, projects and presentations. In many courses the attendance and participation in class discussions will be considered in calculating of the final grade.

    Choosing study path

    Exchange students make a choice of course units/modules in one of the application documents – „LEARNING AGREEMENT”. LA is a contract between three parties – a student, Home University and Host Institution (PUEB). The document is designed to guarantee full recognition of the undertaken programme of studies.

    The chosen programme of study may have to be modified after the arrival of a student at the PUEB. In such cases, the student can make the changes to his/her original Learning Agreement by completing a form „CHANGES TO LEARNING AGREEMENT” which also has to be signed by all three parties. The students who wish to modify their study path are obliged to inform the Research and International Relations Office about the changes during the first two weeks of the semester. After that time further modifications are not allowed.

    Student ID Card

    Each exchange student receives a Student Identity Card which proves the student status and entitles to a wide range of student discounts (e.g. public transportation in Poland). According to the national regulations the students are required to return the ID to the University at the end of their study period at the PUEB.

    Transcript of Records
    For each student the PUEB prepares “Transcript of Records”. It is a document in English which lists all the courses taken, the ECTS credits, the obtained grades – in Polish grading scale and ECTS grading scale. Scanned copy of the document is sent to a student and Home University coordinator in about two-three weeks after closing the study period at the University. The original of transcript of records is sent by post only on request of a student or home coordinator on address of Home University.

    Poznań University of Economics and Business uses the following convertion scale:

    PUEB grade ECTS grade
      5.0 (bdb) – Very good A
      4.5 (db pl) – Good plus B
      4.0 (db) – Good C
      3.5 (dst pl) – Satisfactory plus D
      3.0 (dst) – Satisfactory E
      2.0 (nd) – Fail F
    ECTS

    The ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) facilitates the academic recognition of studies abroad. ECTS enables measurement and comparison of the results achieved by a student as well as transferring these results between universities. ECTS credits indicate the workload of study programmes and individual course units. 60 ECTS credits equal the workload of full academic year. Respectively 30 credits represent the workload of one semester. Credit transfer and accumulation are facilitated by the use of the standard ECTS key documents (Course Catalogue, Student Application Form, Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records). Poznań University of Economics and Business implemented the ECTS system in the acacemic year 2000/2001.

    ECTS Coordinators

    Field of studies: Economics

    E-mail: lukasz.kryszak@ue.poznan.pl
    dr Łukasz Kryszak

    Field of studies: Finance, accounting, auditing and investement

    E-mail: wojciech.swider@ue.poznan.pl

    dr Wojciech Świder

    Field of studies: International Business 
    E-mail: grzegorz.mazur@ue.poznan.pl

    dr Grzegorz Mazur

    Field of studies: Informatics and Quantitative Economics 
    E-mail: michal.konopczynski@ue.poznan.pl

    dr hab . Michał Konopczyński, prof. UEP

    building CEUE, room 4.7

    Field of studies: Quality Science
    E-mail: krzysztof.jus@ue.poznan.pl

    dr inż. Krzysztof Juś

    building B, room 1

    Field of studies: Management
    E-mail: maciej.koszel@ue.poznan.pl
    dr Maciej Koszel

    room1119 building Collegium Altum

    Field of studies: Accounting and corporate finance

    E-mail: marek.kawacki@ue.poznan.pl

    dr Marek Kawacki

    Structure of studies

    The PUEB offers programmes on all academic levels – first and second cycle programmes, doctoral studies, post-master studies and MBA programmes.

    The University used to offer integrated 5-year Master’s degree programmes. From the academic year 2006/2007 the programmes have been restructured into 3-year Bachelor’s degree and 2-year Master’s degree programmes. The structure of some programmes of the Faculty of Commodity Science can be different and require 3.5 year for Bachelor’s degree  and 1.5 year for Master’s degree programme.

Poznań and Poland

  • Poznań

    Poznań is inhabited by over 550 000 people. It is an exciting city with many faces – a major business and academic centre as well as a place rich in historical heritage, varied cultural life and leisure opportunities. Poznań is located in Western Poland and lies halfway between Warsaw and Berlin. It is the capital of the region of Wielkopolska – the historical cradle of polish nationality and a major region of Poland today. Poznań has its own international airport. It can be also easily reached by train from Berlin or Warsaw in 3 hours.

    Poznań is located in Western Poland and lies halfway between Warsaw and Berlin. It is the capital of the region of Wielkopolska – the historical cradle of polish nationality and a major region of Poland today. Poznań has its own international airport. It can be also easily reached by train from Berlin or Warsaw in 3 hours.

    Poznań with the surrounding area is one of the most economically developed regions in Poland. It is home to many local companies and local branches of international concerns such as Nivea, Unilever, Bridgestone, SABMiller, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Kimball Electronics, Volkswagen and Wrigley. The city is well-known for Poznań International Fair which 50 international fair events in a variety of fields and industries every year. Poznań has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Poland.

    Poznań is a truly academic city. There are 25 higher education institutions (8 public Universities and 17 private school). The largest of them is Adam Mickiewicz University. Poznań University of Economics and Business is one of the most important schools in the city. They altogether educate 140 000 students – (including one thousand foreign students). Apart from the Universities, there are nearly 50 other institutions dedicated to scientific reaserch. Poznań is a truly academic city. There are 25 higher education institutions (8 public Universities and 17 private school). The largest of them is Adam Mickiewicz University. Poznań University of Economics and Business is one of the most important schools in the city. They altogether educate 140 000 students – (including one thousand foreign students). Apart from the Universities, there are nearly 50 other institutions dedicated to scientific reaserch.

    Poznań has a lively cultural scene with many theatres, clubs, museums, galleries, an opera house and The State Philharmonic Hall. All over the year there is a number of unique events held here including Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competitions, Contemporary Dance Workshops, Contemporary Music Festival and The Malta International Theatre Festival – the second largest theatre festival in Europe.

    One can find a number of interesting historical sites in Poznań. In the centre of Poznań there is the Old Market Square with a picturesque Town Hall surrounded by old merchant houses. Near the Squre there is the Parish Church with one of the most splendid baroque interiors in Poland. On Ostrów Tumski – an island between Warta and Cybina river – there is the Cathedral which was first built in 10th century and holds the tomb of Bolesław Chrobry, the first Polish king.

     

    Poznań can be called a “green city” since forests and parks cover 18% of its total area. There are 40 parks in the city, beautiful botanic gardens, two zoos and the largest Polish Palm House (Conservatory). There are also four lakes in the city, that are used for water sports and leisure activities. Not far from the city centre there is a dry ski slope.
  • Poland

    The Republic of Poland is situated in Central Europe. In terms of area Poland ranks 9 place in Europe. It shares land borders with Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast). The Baltic Sea coast line streches for 440 km as Polish northern border.

    Political system: multi-political republic with two-house parliament (Lower Chamber Sejm with 460 seats and Upper Chamber Senat with 100 seats) elected to a four-year term of office; the President is elected once every five years

    State structure: 16 voivodships (provinces) województwo, which are subdivided into 315 districts powiat and districs into 2500 municipalities (primary level units) gmina; additionally the 65 largest cities, which are separated from districts, hold the rights of both municipalities and districts

    Useful links

    Internet portals about Poland in English:
    www.poland.pl
    https://study.gov.pl/
    www.msz.gov.pl website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consular information
    www.rozklad-pkp.pl/en Polish trains timetable

    Basic facts about Poland

    Language: Polish

    Population: 38 million

    Capital city: Warsaw (1.7 million citizens)

    Currency: 1 zloty (PLN) = 100 groszy

    Weights and measures: metric

    Time: GMT plus one hour

    Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz AC

  • Studying in Poland

    Here is a promotional video of studying in Poland within exchange programme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tkiDCNaek

    The websites with information for foreign students about studing in Poland:
    www.studyinpoland.pl

    Studying in Poznań website:
    http://www.poznan.pl/mim/studia/en/

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Contact

International Relations Office
Poznań University of Economics and Business
Al. Niepodległości 10
61-875 Poznań
Poland

International Relations Office

The office is mainly responsible for managing international exchange programmes and facilitating the cooperation with international partners of the PUEB. The following staff members are involved in international programmes:

Head of the office
Agata MAĆKÓW-WOJCIECHOWSKA (room 224 A)
E-mail: agata.mackow-wojciechowska@ue.poznan.pl
Tel.: +48 61 856 94 37

Deputy head of the office
Maria BRENDEL (room 120 A)
E-mail: maria.brendel@ue.poznan.pl

Tel.: +48 61 854 39 05

Contact for incoming exchange students

Marta PIKIES-KOMOROWSKA (room 218 A)
E-mail: marta.pikies-komorowska@ue.poznan.pl

Tel.: +48 61 856 93 66

Assistant responsible for incoming exchange students
Gabriela HRECZANY (room 218 A)
E-mail: incoming.exchange@fnc.ue.poznan.pl
Tel.: +48 61 856 93 66

Contact for outgoing Erasmus+ students (studies and traineeships)

Kamila skowrońska

kamila.skowronska@ue.poznan.pl

tel. +48 61 856 93 64

Contact for international agreements and mobility within bilateral agreements
Monika MAŁEK (room 221)
E-mail: monika.malek@ue.poznan.pl
Tel.: +48 61 856 93 64

Contact for Erasmus+ KA107 project and international agreements
Katarzyna JAKUBIAK (room 218)
E-mail: katarzyna.jakubiak@ue.poznan.pl
Tel.: +48 61 856 93 65

Contact for teacher exchange
Lucyna RADWAŃSKA (room 218 A)
Tel.: +48 61 856 93 65

DUTY HOURS:

Monday – Friday 11:00 -13:00

Candidates interested in admissions for degree programmes (Bachelor or Master) should contact Center for Studies in English:
tel. + 48 61 854 39 05

Candidates interested in Doctoral Seminars in English should contact the DSE Secretary:
mgr Maria Brendel 
e-mail:  dse@ue.poznan.pl
tel. +48 61 854 36 12
www.dse.ue.poznan.pl

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