International students

Dear International Student,

The information below is intended to lead you through the application process and help you prepare for an Erasmus stay at the West Pomeranian University of Technology.

 

STEP 1. – CHECK THE STUDYING POSSIBILITIES

If you would like to spend a semester or an academic year in Szczecin, Poland and you are considering our University as the place for your Erasmus stay, please make sure that your home university has signed an Erasmus bilateral agreement with us. This information is usually provided by the Erasmus coordinator at your home university (central and/or faculty level). Please check also the areas of study for which the agreement is valid – generally student flows are realised within the areas specified in the agreement. However, if you are interested in courses in a study area not included in the agreement, we will try to do our best to make your stay possible. In that case you can send your inquiry to the Department of Educational Matters, e-mail: incoming@zut.edu.pl

Before you submit your application, please check the availability of courses taught in English at the hosting faculty. Should you have any doubts or questions, please contact our faculty coordinators.

For important dates organising the academic year please chech our academic calendar.

For general information about Szczecin, getting to the town and living costs see our Guide for international students (PDF, 45 MB) .

 

STEP 2. – SUBMITTING APPLICATION

Once you made sure your stay is possible (there must be an agreement between our institutions) and the course offer is suitable for you, please fill in the application form together with necessary enclosures including the learning agreement agreed upon with home and host coordinator and the transcript of record (i.e. a list of courses completed at your home university prior to you departure). If you wish to be accommodated in one of our student dormitories, please enclose also the reservation for accommodation.

The application deadlines are as follows:

•    31 May – winter semester or full academic year
•    30 November – summer semester

Complete applications should be sent to:

West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
Department of Educational Matters – International Cooperation
“Erasmus+ Programme”
Al. Piastów 17, 70- 310 Szczecin, POLAND

 

STEP 3. – RECEIVING CONFIRMATION

After your application has been processed and the availability of courses confirmed by the host faculty, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your e-mail address indicated in the application form as well as your home Erasmus+ office, unless agreed otherwise. Each student is individually informed about acceptance.

 

STEP 4. – CONFIRMING ACCOMMODATION AND BUDDY DETAILS

At a later date (2 weeks before your arrival at the latest) you will be notified about the address of your dormitory and contact details of your student buddy.
Student buddies are local students registered at the host faculty (if possible) ready to offer you their assistance upon arrival. You can ask them to pick you up from the station, show you around the hosting faculty, university and town, help with necessary formalities etc. They will also answer any questions about studying conditions and student life that may arise before your arrival.

Erasmus Student Network

 

STEP 5. – AFTER ARRIVAL

After your arrival you are asked to visit:

  • Coordinator at the host faculty
  • Dean’s Office at the host faculty (you will be given your student card there)

Department of Educational Matters will notify you about the date of an integration meeting for all incoming Erasmus students – you are kindly asked to attend this event.

All incoming students are offered a free Polish language and culture course (4 ECTS).

If you have any questions or problems during your stay, please contact the Department of Educational Matters – International Cooperation, al. Piastów 18, room 10, tel. 91 449 4780, e-mail: incoming@zut.edu.pl

Our staff will do their best to help you solve the problem. 

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The information below is given for general information. For dates organising a given academic year have a look here.

  • 1 October – mid February - winter semester (ca. 4,5 months)

classes (1. October – end of January)

Christmas break (ca. 1 week)
examinations (end of January – mid February)

  • mid February- intersemester break (1 week)
  • end of February – 30 June - summer semester (ca. 4,5 months)   

classes (end of February – mid June)
Easter break (4-5 days)
Examinations (mid-June – 30 June)
National and religious holidays:
6 January
Easter – Sunday and Monday (March or April)
1 May
3 May – Constitution Day
Corpus Christi (May or June)
15 August
1 November
11 November – Independence Day
25, 26 December - Christmas

We are looking forward to seeing you in Szczecin and wish you a nice and fruitful stay!