The Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice (WNMK) was established under the Ordinance of the Minister of Health and Social Welfare of June 16, 1975 transforming one Faculty of Medicine of the Silesian Medical Academy into two faculties: the Faculty of Medical Sciences based in Katowice and the Faculty of Medical Sciences based in Zabrze. In the same year, the first recruitment of students for the medical faculty took place. The Clinical Teaching Team in Tychy was incorporated into the WNMK and for its needs the Central Teaching Hospital in Katowice-Ligota was transferred in 1974. This decision significantly supplemented the academic clinical facilities, previously based mainly on the City Hospital No. 4 in Katowice, which in 1960 was transformed into a Clinical Hospital. Important events in the development of the clinical infrastructure serving the growing teaching needs of WNMK were the commissioning in 1977 of the first Polish Institute of Ophthalmology in Katowice (since 1989 functioning as a department and clinic on the premises of a new clinical hospital) and the Upper Silesian Medical Center in Katowice - Ochojec, which is the seat of dynamically developing Chairs and clinics of cardiology and cardiosurgery, since 1986 in the structure of the Upper Silesian Center of Cardiology. In the years 1990 - 2001 WNMK had a Nursing Department, which was eventually incorporated into the Department of Care and Health Education.
In the initial period of the faculty's activity, an urgent need was to recruit, for the needs of WNMK, research and teaching staff as well as to provide an appropriate teaching infrastructure and research base. A significant improvement in this respect, and at the same time a factor conducive to the consolidation of the department, was the commissioning of the first complex housing medical theory departments and the administration of the Military University of Lodz (building C1 in Katowice-Ligota, 1978), with, among others, Chairs and Departments of Normal Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Pathomorphology, General Medical Biology. In the following years, not without obstacles related to financial difficulties, further complexes of medical theory plants were put into operation (buildings C2 and C3 in Katowice - Ligota). Thus, teaching facilities were created, housing not only 15 departments and departments of the theory of medicine, but also lecture halls, a library, dean's office and faculty administration rooms. In the following years, units representing the area of medical theory were gradually modernized, improving both the teaching infrastructure and the instruments for conducting scientific research. In 2005, the Experimental Medicine Center was incorporated into the structure of the Faculty as an experimental and breeding unit. A very significant event was the opening, in 2012, of the first in Poland and one of the most modern in Europe Medical Teaching and Simulation Center, where selected classes in the medical education program are conducted. At the same time, in the first twenty years of WNMK's operation, the clinical units in Katowice were consolidated and the modernization programs in these units were continued.
The structure of the WNMK today was largely shaped at the end of the 20th century. It is also a period of dynamic development of activity in the field of teaching, research and clinical activities. WNMK achieved a high position on the map of Polish academic medicine. WNMK employees joined the activities of domestic and international scientific communities.
The Faculty's base is constituted by the Medical Theory Institutes located on the Katowice-Ligota campus, which includes: 11 Chairs and 7 Departments, the Foreign Language Center, the Center for Research on Educational Effects, Doctoral Studies and the Center of Experimental Medicine. There is also a Medical Education and Simulation Center on the campus - the most modern medical education center in Poland. The clinical base of the Faculty consists of 5 clinical hospitals of the Medical University of Silesia located in Katowice, including mainly: University Clinical Center prof. K. Gibiński located in Katowice Ligota at 14 Medyków Street and in Katowice at 35 Ceglana Street (www.uck.katowice.pl), Independent Public Clinical Hospital for them. Andrzej Mielęcki (www.spskm.katowice.pl), Independent Public Clinical Hospital - Upper Silesian Medical Center for them. prof. Leszek Giec (www.gcm.pl), Independent Public Clinical Hospital - Upper Silesian Children's Health Center (www.gczd.katowice.pl). The Faculty also uses units based on the so-called "Foreign base" located at the Hospital of Dr. Urbanowicz and Dr. Kośny in Chorzów and in the Provincial Specialist Hospital st. Barbara in Sosnowiec.
681 people are employed at the Faculty of Medicine in Katowice, including: 342 academic teachers (45 professors, 65 habilitated doctors, 232 doctors and masters), 142 scientific and technical employees, 40 administrative employees, 152 service employees and 5 library service employees.
TEACHING AND SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES
The main research trends are the use of stem cells in cardiology, neurology, studies of the hormonal activity of adipose tissue and its therapeutic modification, physiological experiments on the processes of neuroregeneration, and the use of cell culture in pharmacology and experimental nephrology.
Significant advances are also made in neurosurgery, cardiosurgery, and ophthalmology and orthopedics. It is worth mentioning the cutting-edge research in the field of obesity and diabetes, as well as other endocrine diseases in children and adolescents.
Length of studies: 6 years (12 semesters)
Number of ECTS: 360
Accreditations & Recognition:
Medical program in English language is offered at the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice since 1996. It meets education standards established by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.
The University is supervised by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
We offer two types of medical program – European and International. Candidates can apply for admission twice a year – in fall semester (European and International programs) and in spring semester (International program). We accept applications from both foreign candidates as well as from Polish citizens.
Graduates from both programs obtain MD diploma and medical degree equivalent to those obtained by all graduates from Polish medical universities.
1. Register and make an account on SUM’s platform.
2. Follow the instructions and submit the application via the platform.
3. Attach scanned documents to the application.
4. Pay the application fee of 85 PLN.
5. Once the application is submitted, you will be notified through the University's online account or your email address regarding the status of the application.
6. Once the University Admission Committee verifies your documents, you will be notified about further procedures.
7. Upon completion of qualification procedure, candidate's number will be added to the ranking list.
8. NOTE: Candidates may be required to attend the entrance examination as specified in § 4 of Conditions and recruitment procedure for studies pursued in English at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice in the academic year 2023/2024 (Terms and procedures of admission 2023-2024)
9. Ranking list will be published on the website once the qualification procedure is completed for all candidates.
10. Candidate is required to send/post the printed & signed application form with original or notarised copies of all required documents to the University's mailing address before the start of the academic year 2023/2024 (before October 2, 2023).
Conditions and recruitment procedure for studies pursued in English at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice in the academic year 2023/2024
Study Regulations of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
Regulations of Student Dormitory of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
Regulations for granting benefits to students of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice
Qualification is based on results from the secondary school leaving examination or final examination in the subjects (advanced/extended level) covered by the recruitment procedure:
- biology – mandatory,
- chemistry OR physics OR mathematics.
Scores of abovementioned subjects will be recalculated to points as per Attachment No. 1 to the conditions, procedure and deadlines for commencement and termination of recruitment for individual fields of study conducted in English at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice in the academic year 2023/2024.. Sum of these points determines candidate’s position on the rank list
NOTE: above mentioned applies to the following certificates:
European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate and school-leaving certificate or secondary school leaving certificate issued in a Member State of the European Union (EU), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area – or the Swiss Confederation.
In case candidate’s leaving certificate lacks required subject/subjects or certificate is issued by other than abovementioned country, candidate will be required to attempt an oral entrance exam in English language as per the date indicated in the Application Form.
Candidates are required to apply through Electronic Application Form to which scan copies of the following documents must be attached:
All documents must be issued in English language. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.
Upon satisfactory verification of the Electronic Application Form candidate is required to submit printed and signed Application Form with original or notarized copies of all attached documents to the University mailing address, as per the automated e-mail message to be received from the University Admission Committee.
In case candidate’s leaving certificate lacks required subject/ subjects or certificate is issued by other country than mentioned in Terms and procedures, candidate will be required to attempt an oral entrance exam in English language as per the date indicated in the Application Form.
During the entrance exam candidate’s knowledge (on Polish high school level) will be evaluated in the following fields of study:
Entrance exam will be conducted using remote method through MS Teams platform. Make sure your computer settings allow your webcam, microphone, and speakers/headphones work on Teams application, In special cases, Examination Committee may conduct the exam at the University location.
Final result obtained in the entrance exam is given in points and determines candidate’s position on the rank list.
Each candidate can attempt the entrance exam only once during one admission process.
In order to prepare for the entrance exam please review the following SYLLABUS.
Candidates will be admitted to the English language medical program based on a ranking list. Points based on school leaving certificate or obtained in the entrance exam will determine candidate’s position in the ranking list. Ranking list will be announced on the website once the qualification procedure is completed for all candidates. IMPORTANT NOTE: please use your candidate number to monitor your position in the ranking list.
Winter semester 2023/24
Registration on platform – 28.04.2023 to 11.06.2023
Deadline for submitting documents – 18.06.2023
Entrance exams – 12.07.2023 to 19.07.2023
Ranking list – 21.07.2023
Complementary admission for the winter semester 2023/24
Registration on Platform – 22.07.2023 to 13.08.2023
Deadline for submitting documents – 20.08.2023
Entrance exams – 30.08.2023 to 06.09.2023
Ranking list – 08.09.2023
Summer semester 2023/24
Registration on platform – 16.10.2023 to 03.12.2023
Deadline for submitting documents – 10.12.2023
Entrance exams – od 08.01.2024 do 15.01.2024
Ranking list – 17.01.2024
The amount of tuition fees for students starting education in the academic year 2023/2024
Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice program:
ADMISSION FEE - 85 PLN
Tuition fees for English language program commencing from the academic year 2022/2023 are available at our website:
Tuition fees for English language program and fees for repeating classes due to unsatisfactory academic progress commencing from the academic year 2022/2023
Ranking list will be published after last entrance exam
Candidates may apply for admission to our English language medical program on individual bases directly to the university or may use the services of the following recruiting agencies:
Candidates from United Kingdom and Ireland can submit their application to:
Adam Kiełpiński Tolles Consulting
Candidates from Israel can submit their application to:
Shalomedic by Meytal Corcos
Candidates from Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Middle East countries (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, Syria), African countries (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Libya, Sudan, Rwanda) and Asian countries (India, Sri Lanka, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, China) can submit their application to:
Candidates from UK, USA, Middle East countries, Korea and African countries can submit their application to:
Candidates from South Asia countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan) and countries of the Middle East region of Asia can submit their application to:
Candidates from the countries of the Middle East and India can submit their application to:
Candidates from the countries of the Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Saudi arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and UK can submit their application to:
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
RULES FOR TRANSFER
to higher study levels /English language program/
NOTE: Pertains only to students currently enrolled in medical program at other medical schools/universities
Based on the Appendix No 1 to Resolution No 28/2022 of April 27, 2022 of the Senate of the Medical University of Silesia, student can be admitted through transfer from another university or from foreign university:
1. Proceeding regarding admission to studies through transfer from another university or a foreign university is supervised by the Rector.
2. Students of another university, including a foreign one, may apply for the transfer while maintaining the field of study, level, academic year and profile of education, subject to completing at least I year of studies, provided that they meet all requirements stemming from the compulsory regulations in place at the university they wish to be transferred from.
3. The transfer may occur solely at the beginning of the academic year.
4. The student may be admitted to studies through transfer from another university or a foreign university should they fulfil the requirements constituting the basis for admission to studies at the University in a given academic year in which they apply for the transfer, including in the scope of qualifying points for the admission to a given field of study.
5. Applications regarding transfer to studies from another university or a foreign university ought to be submitted no later than one month prior to commencing the academic year during which the transfer is planned to occur.
6. The application for admission to studies via transfer from another university or from a foreign university must be attached by the Student along with documents confirming the course of studies and the so far obtained learning outcomes as well as documents constituting the basis for establishing the grading points specified in par. 4.
7. The Student may be obliged to submit other documents than those indicated in par. 6 which are necessary for undertaking a decision regarding admission to studies.
8. The Rector, along with the entry on the list of students, may specify the manner and terms of supplementing the programme differences as well as the form, level, field of study, profile and semester and academic year for which they are admitted.
9. The Rector refuses to allow a transfer from another university or a foreign university in case, when:
a) limit of vacancies under a given field of study or a given year of studies has been reached,
b) organizational conditions at the University cause that ensuring correct education process would be impossible or significantly hindered,
c) Significant programme differences occur between the two programmes of studies which are impossible to be supplemented in the course of a given programme of studies.
10. The refusal to allow a Student to be transferred from another university or from a foreign university occurs by way of an administrative decision.
Q: For who the qualification procedure is open?
A: The qualification procedure for studies for fields of study pursued in English is open to candidates who have graduated from secondary school and have obtained a certificate entitling them to take up higher education in the country in which the certificate was issued.
Q: What language are the classes conducted in?
A: All classes are conducted in English.
Q: What is the recruitment fee and what does it apply to?
A: It is a fee related to the recruitment procedure for the field of study you are applying for. This amount is determined by the ordinance of the Minister.
Q: What is the amount of the recruitment fee?
A: Recruitment fee is 85 PLN.
Q: Can I get a refund of the enrollment fee?
A: The University will only refund the enrollment fee if:
Q: What are the current tuition fees?
A: List of tuition fees is available at our website Tuition & Fees
Q: How many times a year is recruitment for studies pursued in English?
A: Recruitment for studies pursued in English International program is conducted twice a year: fall semester and spring semester; European program - once a year: fall semester.
Q: Which determines the acceptance of documents for the qualification procedure?
A: Acceptance of documents for the qualification procedure is determined by the date of their receipt by the University. Documents submitted or received after the deadline set by the University Recruitment Committee will not be considered.
Q: What minimum IELTS score is required?
A: According to Polish regulation minimum IELTS score is at least 6.0.
Q: What size and type of photo is required?
A: A color photo is required in the following format: 35 mm / 45 mm, min. 300 DPI.
Q: I would like to transfer from another university and continue my studies at the Medical University of Silesia In Katowice. What conditions do I have to meet?
A: Information on the conditions for transferring is available at our website: Rules for transfer.
Q: Can I prepare for the entrance exam from the database of questions?
A: In order to prepare for the entrance exam please review the following SYLLABUS.
Q: Can I submit documents in a language other than Polish or English?
A: The documents originally issued in a language other than Polish or English should be accompanied by a sworn translation into English.
Q: Where and when I have to submit the documents?
A: Candidates applying for admission to studies pursued in English submit the documents in person at the place and time designated by the University Recruitment Committee or by post.