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The School of Health Sciences in Bytom was established in 2002 as one of the schools of the Medical University of Silesia. Our school currently provides opportunities to study public health and dietetics at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. At the beginning of the academic year 2014/15, we have launched PhD studies as well as bachelor and master degree studies in English.

In the field of research, our school’s employees conduct numerous research projects in areas such as: epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health promotion, health policy and politics, health economics, health care management, and nutrition. Since the school was established, we have achieved a number of successes at the national and international levels. These include conducting and participating in research projects financed by polish institutions such as the Ministry of Health or Polish National Science Centre, as well as international ones, such as the European Commission. This wide set of achievements has allowed us to become a leading public health research center in Poland.




We are proud and honoured to announce that the School of Health Sciences of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice has bee accepted into the ranks of the Association of Schools of Public Health of the European Region (ASPHER - Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region).

ASPHER is a prestigious organization of the best organisations in Europe providing education in the field of public health. The main goal of the Association is to strengthen the role of public health in European countries by improvement and development of uniform standards for the training of specialists in this field – both, for the needs of practice and scientific research. The organization was founded in 1966 and today incorporates 100 institutional members from the WHO European Region., Acting through institutions employing over 5 000 scientists and experts in the field of public health, it is represented in 42 European countries. It also participates in a network of cooperation with similar associations in other regions of the world, as well as with other institutions in the field of public health, closely cooperating e.g. with the World Health Organization and the European Society of Public Health.

For the personnel of the Faculty, ASPHER membership means an extensive opportunity to establish scientific contacts with international research organisations and participation in new projects. The students of the Faculty of Health Sciences will benefit above all from the guarantee of the highest educational standards and access to study curricula corresponding to the up-to-date European trends. In addition, the students gain the opportunity to participate in numerous projects organized by ASPHER and its partners, including scientific conferences, summer schools as well as publication of their contributions in international scientific journals.



Degree: MASTER

Length of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)


The aim of the programs is to prepare a public health employee who, based on the acquired interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and social competence, will be able accomplish tasks related to recognition of major health threats, its protection and strengthening in healthcare institutions, state administration at all levels, local governments, universities, scientific and research institutes, as well as large industrial plants. The evolution of demands in the area of public health means that the potential scope of a graduate's activity should meet requirements shaped by the modern concept of public health in Poland and the EU member states.

The second-cycle public health studies are addressed to first-cycle graduates. During the second cycle studies a graduate receives extended, interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of social and medical sciences. This orientation provides the graduates with tools necessary to solve effectively diverse public health problems.

Particular emphasis is put on analytical skills, including identification of dependencies and conditions which affect the health of individuals and communities as related to demographic, economic, cultural and epidemiological changes occurring in the surrounding environment and the graduate's ability to manage them efficiently. A student may choose one of the following specializations:

  1. occupational health and safety,
  2. organization and management in healthcare,
  3. environmental health and prevention of environmental diseases,

Specialization: occupational health and safety

A graduate of the occupational health and safety specialization:

  1. has the knowledge of:
    1. legal grounds for organization and operation of the State Sanitary Inspection, especially in the field of sanitary supervision, hygiene and sanitary requirements for public facilities, workplaces, schools, including also municipal hygiene, monitoring systems and radiation hygiene arising from the Atomic Law Act,
    2. physiology and changes taking place in the human body to allow for the design and ergonomic modification of workplaces.
  2. has skills in :
    1. practical use of empirical formulae and specialized equipment for assessment of the environmental impact on human body,
    2. determination of the conditions and design of ergonomic dimensions of the workplace and conditions for practice various forms of physical activity.
  3. has social competence to:
    1. take executive positions and perform tasks related to occupational health protection,
    2. carry out comprehensive supervision of working conditions in various institutions and units, including multivariate and integrated assessment of exposure to harmful and dangerous factors at the workplace,
    3. preparation and implementation of employee training programs on proper performance of professional activities at the workplace, including the use of personal protective equipment,
    4. manage workplace risks and implement measures to improve the working conditions,
    5. prepare research and teaching programs in research institutes and universities implementing educational and scientific projects in this area.

Specialization: organization and management in healthcare

A graduate of the organization and management in healthcare specialization:

  1. has the knowledge of:
    1. economic processes, methods of economic analysis used in healthcare, identification of factors affecting strategies of healthcare units and the principles of creating a business plan for an entity operating in the field of healthcare,
    2. priorities of the state health policy based on the National Health Program, the role of key participants in the decision-making process in the area of social and health policy,
    3. the grounds of constitutional, administrative, civil, labor and medical law and the European Union legal system in the field of the patient's rights.
  2. has skills in:
    1. analyzing data on socio-economic phenomena having a direct or indirect impact on the health of a population, critically assesses major trends and projects in public health and health promotion in the local and nationwide context,
    2. independent analysis of economic phenomena occurring in the area of public health, and the determinants of the market activity of a healthcare establishment, using appropriate tools.
    3. assessment of marketing strategies and criteria of quality management systems used by healthcare units, combined with elements of human resources management,
    4. indication of supporting institutions for groups at risk of social exclusion (disabled people, the poor, ethnic minorities), as well as the principles of managing them, planning action strategies and financing.
  3. has social competence to:
    1. administer and organize work in healthcare institutions, including healthcare companies, sanitary and epidemiological supervision, social and health insurers, National Health Fund, and to initiate and implement organizational and management projects,
    2. ensure effective cooperation with mass media, local communities, NGOs and institutions responsible for regional management,
    3. analyze the accounting data and apply techniques of financial analysis,
    4. undertake marketing activities in healthcare and in the area of social communication,
    5. work in research institutes and universities carrying out research and teaching programs in this area.

Specialization: environmental health and prevention of environmentally dependent diseases

A graduate of the environmental health and prevention of environmentally dependent diseases specialization:

  1.  has the knowledge of:
    1. environmental health threats in the 21st century,
    2. health risk factors identified and defined by science and occurring in the human habitat,
    3. cause and effect relationships between exposure to negative environmental factors and the health status of a population.
  2. has skills in:
    1. the use of theoretical knowledge, observation and interpretation of phenomena concerning the health of the population, deepened and enriched by clarifying mutual relationship between health and environmental health risk factors.
    2. developing preventive programs, including those based on primary prevention, affecting the entire population or a significant part of it, and covering the earliest actions aimed at preventing disease or reducing the risk of development.
  3. has social competence to:
    1. ensure application of environmental prevention programs in selected social groups

A graduate showing the acquired knowledge and may seek employment in:

  • Local and Regional Sanitary and Epidemiological Stations.
  • Healthcare establishments (primary and secondary health care).
  • Educational boards and other educational institutions.
  • The State Sanitary Inspection.
  • State Inspectorate for Environmental Protection.
  • Public administration supervising the work of health and environment protection bodies.
  • Administrative bodies carrying out preventive programs.
  • Research institutes.


The qualification procedure for the second cycle degree program in public health is based  on the grade point average obtained during the whole period of the first cycle degree program (the grade point average is calculated as the arithmetic average of all grades for examinations and credits completing a given subject obtained during the entire course of the studies).



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, the candidate's number will be added to the ranking list. 

7. 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!

8. 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:


  • original or notarized copy of high school diploma,
  • application form,
  • identification document (to be presented for verification),
  • 3 photos – required ID or passport photos, with candidate’s name and surname signed on the back of the photo,
  • certificate documenting English language fluency level,
  • receipt of registration fee payment in the amount of 85 PLN (transferred to this account number),
  • health certificate confirming no objections to take up studies in respective fields – applies to candidates who were successfully admitted to the study program by the University Admission Committee,
  • Apostille – in case when the high school/college diploma was issued by an institution operating in the educational system of a Hague Convention Contracting country, as of October 5th, 1961, which waives the requirement of legalization of foreign government documents,
  • certificate issued by the Polish Superintendent of Education stating an approval of high school/college diploma – in case of documents not recognized in Poland by operation of law, issued in a country with which Republic of Poland did not sign a mutual educational. document recognition contract, or a document from a country with which Poland has the above-mentioned contract but the document is not covered in it, NOTE: this certificate is to be obtained only after arrival to Katowice.


All documents must be issued in English language. If the original document is issued in another language, a sworn translation into English is required.


 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





The amount of tuition fees for students starting education in the academic year 2023/2024


Faculty of Health Sciences in Bytom program:

  • public health, second cycle degree – 19 200 PLN/ 4 415 EUR/ 4 815 USD  year (9 600 PLN for winter semester and 9 600 PLN for summer semester)


*All payments are only accepted in PLN currency.

*Price in foreign currencies depends on the current exchange rate.




















Admission Office
14 Warszawska Street
40-006 Katowice
Phone: +48 (32) 208 35 98
+48 513 970 348
Dean's Office
Faculty of Public Health in Bytom 
18 Piekarska Street
41-902 Bytom

Opening hours:

Monday: 8:00-2:00
Tuesday: 10:00-3:00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 8:00-2:00
Friday: 10:00-3:00

Break every day from 12:00 - 12:30


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:

  • a particular field of study has not been started,
  • a double fee has been paid for the same field of stydy,
  • the candidate  resigned   from  participation  in  the  recruitment  process  before   the University Recruitment Committee had undertaken any activities.


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.

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