Not all students are in the position to have their entire education paid for by a fat inheritance from Grandpa Joe. As an international student, you will likely have to source a good chunk of cash to pay for your studies, albeit not as much as if you were attending university in most other developed countries.
There are many outlets offering scholarships for international students wishing to attend university in Poland, and here are a few of them:
- Erasmus+ – along with offering student exchange services, Erasmus+ offers many scholarships to international students.
- Eastern Partnership and Post-Soviet Countries Scholarships – many scholarships that are geared for students from ex-Soviet countries.
- Fulbright Programme – grants for American citizens studying in Poland and vice versa.
- National Agency for Academic Exchange – more information and scholarships through the Polish government.
Scholarships aside, as an international student in Poland, you are entitled to work without having to apply for a separate work permit. Word on the street, though, is that it can be very difficult to find a job if you don’t speak Polish. Knowing a second language from one of neighboring countries, such as German or Czech, could help in your search. Research ahead of time to see if your qualifications may be able to score you part time work whilst studying in Poland.