The School of Health Sciences in Katowice was established in 2001, based on the previously existing Department of Nursing (affiliated with the School of Medicine in Katowice).
The School of Health Sciences in Katowice holds an accreditation of the State Accreditation Committee, the Accreditation Committee for Polish University Medical Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Schools.
Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy curricula are designed for secondary school graduates. They are based on the requirements obligatory for higher medical education institutions in Poland and stay in accordance with the European Union standards.
Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy studies in Poland meet European requirements and are conducted according to the Bolognese system.
First-degree study graduates are prepared to undertake the second-degree studies and post-graduate training.
Teaching curricula of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy courses include two groups of subjects:
group I – theoretical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, embryology and genetics, physical examination, biochemistry and biophysics, microbiology and parasitology, public health, pharmacology, radiology, psychology, sociology, pedagogy and law.
group II – general and specialist nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy subjects (depending on the faculty of study), for example: philosophy and ethics, health promotion, primary care, gynaecology and gynaecological care, neonatology and neonatal care, paediatrics and paediatric nursing, internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry, anaesthesia and life-threatening conditions, rehabilitation and dietetics, manual therapy, kinesiotherapy, lymphatic massage.
Length of studies: 5 years (10 semesters)
For many years, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, has been offering specialized academic programs ensuring highest qualifications in the area of Physiotherapy. Knowledge and experience of our graduates have been recognized both home and abroad. Lectures and practical exercises are designed in such a way as to incorporate the up to date knowledge in the fields of general medicine and practical Physiotherapy, also highlighting the specific nature of healthcare profession. Practical skills are taught by academic teachers exhibiting their extensive professional experience and significant scientific achievements. Offered programs are in line with the recent trends and always keep pace with the state of the art developments in the field of Physiotherapy.
The program comprises theoretical knowledge and practical skills, needed for a practitioner in Physiotherapy. Students take this opportunity to extend their general and specialist knowledge of medical, biological and social sciences.
Studies in the area of Physiotherapy are a way to gain skills of one of the most versatile and comprehensive medical occupations. Graduates are welcome not only in public and private health care establishments but may also seek employment in education, sheltered workshops, hospices, social care, nursing homes, sports centres, health resorts, spa & wellness centres and fitness studios.
Physiotherapy has now been among the fastest developing disciplines of contemporary medicine. Growing requirements for prophylactic and health promoting activities, as well as promising outcomes of physiotherapeutic treatment, have their effect in boosting the demand for graduates of this particular faculty on the market.
Our graduates are ready to take positions in:
Recruitment of candidates who have completed their secondary education abroad and are applying for admission to uniform Master’s studies in physiotherapy is based on the grade for biology obtained in the course of secondary education and a successful verification of the application documents.
For candidates who have completed secondary school in Poland and are applying for admission to studies physiotherapy, the order of placing on the ranking list is determined by the grade on the secondary school leaving certificate (the so-called "new secondary school leaving certificate") obtained in biology on the basic or extended level, converted to the basic level. The condition for admission to the uniform Master’s studies in physiotherapy is the obtainment of the minimum number of points necessary for admission to the first year of full-time studies in the recruitment process in the Medical University of Silesia, in the Polish language curriculum.
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. After the successful verification of the online application, 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.
7. Once the University Admission Committee verifies your documents, the candidate's number will be added to the ranking list.
8. If you will see on the ranking list the candidate's number with the mark next to it, and if it says' Pass' then you have gotten accepted into SUM and CONGRATULATIONS!
Candidates are required to submit the following documents to the Admission Committee:
All documents must be issued in English language. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.
Registration in the system:
June 6, 2022 till August 30, 2022
Ranking list - September 12, 2022
Delivery of documents to the Dean's Office – September 30, 2022 (2:00 pm)
The amount of tuition fees for students starting education in the academic year 2022/2023
Faculty of Health Sciences in Katowice program:
ADMISSION FEE - 85 PLN
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
ADMISSION LIMITS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
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.