In Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, in a School of Medicine, English division studies have been conducted for more than 20 years. In 2019 year, first English division learning cycle was finished by students of Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze. University has a perennial campus with a reach history, with a friendly and kind atmosphere. University campus attracts students from around the world and gives opportunity to become independent and to get social maturity. There is a dormitory in the area near the Zabrze-Rokitnica Campus, very close to Medical Units and Departments in which, mostly first and second year students decide to live. Medical campus is not only studying, but also atmosphere and tradition characteristic for a south region of Poland called Śląsk. In about 30 km distance are localized the objects with great history - cultural units for example museums/coal mines (UNESCO), strictly connected with the history of coal and silver mining in Zabrze, Katowice, Tarnowskie Góry, cultural zone in Katowice, Giszowiec District, opera in Bytom. Katowice got title of the “City of Music” because of its’ huge number of cultural units connected with music. What is very characteristic in Śląsk is its’ good communication with the other regions of our country. It takes only 1,5 hour to get to Beskidy mountains, with enormous number of great view places and hiking trails. It takes about 7 hours to change landscape and get by the Baltic Sea. Śląsk is also popular because it is most populated in Poland, and hence it is a mix of different nationalities, cultures, traditions and religions.
Before 1971, the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze (formerly the Faculty of Medical Sciences) was the only faculty of the Medical University of Silesia (formerly Medical University of Silesia). Established in 1948 it consequently performed as the fundamental body of other schools.
The origin of the School dates back to 1946 when the Citizens’ Committee for Preparation of the Silesian Social Academy of Medicine made its first attempt to establish such school in Upper Silesia. Discussions held with General Jerzy Ziętek – the Vice-voivode of Silesia, assumed education of personnel for the primary health care (provided on social insurance basis), treatment of occupational diseases and launching the preventive programmes. The scientific and teaching background was supposed to be Polish School of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Scotland and the equipment was to be supplied by Paderewski Hospital, also from Edinburgh, and financed by Paderewski Testimonial Foundation.
Future location would have been Rokitnica and Bytom while the organizational efforts were entrusted to Professor Antoni Tomasz Jurasz, MD PhD (1882-1961), founder of the School in Edinburgh. Soon after, in 1947, the project was cancelled. Changes of the political systems forced in Poland made the Foundation and Prof. Jurasz himself, withdraw from the challenge. Neither did the authorities approve of the idea, interested only in takeover of the equipment and promoting, instead of the Academy, establishment of an Institute providing specialist training programmes for the physicians.
Nevertheless, by ordinance of the 20th March, 1948, the Council of Ministers established the Medical Academy in Bytom, acting as a graduate school with a Department of Medicine including within its structures the Division of Dentistry. The first dean wad Prof. Tadeusz Pawlikowski, MD PhD (1904-1985), a the vice-dean – Prof. Mieczysław Jankowski MD PhD (1896 - 1978).
STUDY PROGRAMS IN ZABRZE
The Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze offers undergraduate programmes for English speaking students at the Denistry Program. The studies comprise 10 semesters and include theoretical, pre-clinical and clinical courses. The syllabus includes also a summer holiday internship. The programme has been designed to meet all the valid teaching standards. A student is awarded the professional title of a dentist.
The Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze offers programmes to polish and english speaking students at the Dentistry Program also polish speaking students at the Medical and Paramedics programme. In the academic year 2021/2022 the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze is attended by almost 2 340 students, including 1 473 students of medicine, 745 students of dentistry and 122 students of medical rescue.
Until the academic year 2020/2021 the number of our School graduates reached 9 258 physicians, 6 690 dentists (English and Polish Division) and 440 paramedics. The faculties of medicine and dentistry have been accredited by Polish Accreditation Committee (Resolution No. 414/2017 of the 7th September, 2017 and Resolution No. 415/2017 of the 7th September, 2017).
TEACHING AND SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES
At present, the School comprises 44 Departments and 4 independent bodies (clinical departments and wards) in Zabrze, Bytom, Katowice, Sosnowiec and Tarnowskie Góry, as well as the Department of Doctoral Studies, the Department of Foreign Languages and the Department of Postgraduate Studies.
DENTAL ACADEMIC CENTER AND MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTER
What makes our University unique is the practical form of didactic classes. Working with the patient starts at third year of studies, preceded by practical experience in medical simulation conditions. The great example of competitive for different academic units didactic base is a newly created Medical Simulation Center in Zabrze. Medical Simulation Center gives students opportunity to get practical skills of their future profession, which is the most important aspect for foreign students.
This center is equipped with modern equipment, phantom rooms with vision tracks for both the medical and dental faculty. The Medical Simulation Center in Zabrze gives students the opportunity to learn a profession in practice. The first "phantom patients" at the Medical Simulation Center begin their actual medical practice.
Tempting for English-speaking students is very quick contact with a "real patient". Compared to foreign centers, students of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice start their practical classes very quickly, which is what they care about the most. This is a very big advantage for studying in Zabrze. Students gain practice by learning on the latest equipment with the use of modern technologies, both in dentistry and in general medicine.
In addition, students have the opportunity to comprehensively diagnose and treat the patient, thanks to the classes introduced in the field of medicine and dentistry in the subject of "Integrated dentistry". This subject allows you to look at the patient through the prism of all areas of dentistry and to choose the appropriate method of treatment, not just "moving" within one field of dentistry. Learning carried out in this way allows the future dentist to be prepared to work with the patient in a comprehensive manner.
For many English-speaking students, studying at the Medical University of Silesia can be a great start to a further scientific career. Belonging to the Student Science Club is a great opportunity to gain scientific achievements. Any research and scientific work can be successfully published in English-language journals, and, moreover, can be presented at STN Conferences in English-language sessions, which are highly scored.
Faculty: MEDICINE and DENTISTRY
Length of studies: 5 years (10 semesters)
BASIC MEDICAL SUBJECTS INCLUDE:
Human anatomy, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Histology, cytology, embryology, Public health, Biochemistry, Microbiology and immunology, Human physiology, Pathomorphology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology
MEDICAL SUBJECTS INCLUDE:
Qualified first aid, Rehabilitation, Cancer prevention, Elements of gynecology and perinatology, Emergency medicine, Forensic medicine, Radiology, Anaesthesiology, Dermatology and venerology, General surgery, Infectious diseases, Internal medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pediatrics, Clinical pharmacology, Ophtalmology, Otorhinolaryngology
DENTAL SUBJECTS INCLUDE:
Conservative dentistry and endodontics, Preclinical conservative dentistry, Preclinical endodontics, Dental prosthetics, Gnathophysiology, Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics, Dental prophylaxis in pediatric dentistry, Periodontology and oral mucosa diseases, Dental materials science, Oral surgery, Dental radiology, Oral pathology
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).
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.
Secondary school grade conversion
According to the Conditions and procedure of recruitment for studies conducted in English at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice in the academic year 2023/2024, Candidates applying for studies pursued in English who have a school-leaving certificate or secondary school leaving certificate issued outside the Republic of Poland (other than IB and EB certificates):
- 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,
will be qualified on the basis of results from the secondary school leaving examination or final examination in the subjects covered by the recruitment procedure, converted into qualification points. The conversion factors for the results from secondary school leaving examinations taken abroad for particular countries are defined in 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.
Candidates applying for admission to studies pursued in English who have a school-leaving certificate or a secondary school leaving certificate issued outside above mentioned countries will be qualified on the basis of results of the entrance examination conducted by the University in the subjects covered by the recruitment procedure, converted into qualification points.
Candidates will be informed through the e-mail and the admission platform about the exam, please check your email and admission account.
During the examination candidate’s knowledge will be evaluated in the following fields of study, as per candidate’s choice:
chemistry or physics, as per candidate’s choice
To prepare yourself for the exam please check the syllabus in the topics you choose:
PLEASE NOTE: The entrance exam will be conducted using remote method through the MS Teams platform. Make sure your computer settings allow your webcam, microphone, and speakers/headphones work on this application.
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
The amount of tuition fees for students starting education in the academic year 2023/2024
Faculty of Medical Sciences in Zabrze program:
*All payments are only accepted in PLN currency.
*Price in foreign currencies depends on the current exchange rate.
ADMISSION FEE - 85 PLN
Admission to our English language medical programs can be pursued through individual applications directly to the university or by utilizing the services of the following reputable recruiting agencies:
Candidates from the United Kingdom and Ireland:
Adam Kiełpiński Tolles Consulting
If you are from Israel and interested in applying, please consider submitting your application to:
Shalomedic by Meytal Corcos
For candidates hailing 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):
If you are from Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, or any Arabic-speaking country:
For candidates from the United Kingdom, the United States, Middle East countries, Korea, and African countries:
Applicants from South Asian countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan) and countries in the Middle East region of Asia:
Candidates from the Middle East countries and India:
For candidates from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and the United Kingdom:
For candidates from United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East
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For candidates from Asia&Middle East:
For candidates from United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand:
For candidates from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia, North America:
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For Candidates from India applying for Public Health program:
These agencies have established themselves as reliable partners in facilitating the application process and providing guidance to prospective students. By collaborating with these reputable agencies, candidates can ensure that their applications are handled efficiently and professionally, increasing their chances of securing admission to our esteemed English language medical programs.
Please note that while utilizing the services of these agencies is optional, they can offer valuable support and expertise throughout the application process. Ultimately, the choice to apply directly to the university or through a recruiting agency rests with the individual candidate.
We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of a medical education with us!
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Monday: 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-2:00
Tuesday: 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-2:00
Thursday: 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-2:00
Friday: 9:00-12:00 and 12:30-2:00
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: 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.