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The School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, of the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, is one of the biggest Schools of Pharmacy in Poland. It was instituted on 1st July 1971 under the Regulation of the Minister of Health and Social Policy of 26th May, 1971. During the first, ceremonial inauguration of the academic year 1971/1972, the oath was pledged by 40 newly admitted first-year students of the School of Pharmacy. Eight years later, in 1979, The Minister of Health and Social Policy issued an ordinance on establishing the Department of Medical Analytics of the School of Pharmacy in Sosnowiec. The regulation came into force on 1st October 1979, while the first students were admitted to the Division of Medical Analytics in the academic year 1979/1980.

In 2001, by the Resolution of the Silesian Medical Academy Senate, the name of the Department of Medical Analytics was changed into the Division of Laboratory Medicine which is used to this day. In the academic year 2002/2003, another field of study, apart from pharmacy and medical analytics, was introduced, i.e. cosmetology and, one year later, biotechnology.

Over the years, the School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec was acquiring the entitlements to confer the doctor’s degree and postdoctoral degree (habilitation) in various scientific field and disciplines. In the years 1988 - 2001, The School was authorized to confer the doctor’s degree in the natural and biological sciences. Subsequently, in the following years, the entitlements to give the doctoral degree in the field of pharmaceutical sciences were acquired (1998), as well as in the field of medicine in the discipline of medical biology (1998), after which the entitlements to confer the postdoctoral degree (habilitation) of medical sciences, in the discipline of medical biology (2003) as well as the postdoctoral degree (habilitation) of pharmaceutical sciences (2013) were obtained.

The School is involved in realizing the programs of post-graduate education. In 1996, the Unit of Specialized Education was instituted (now the Unit of post-graduate Education). The Unit was responsible for conducting specialist trainings at the beginning only in the field of hospital pharmacy but later on also in the range of laboratory medical diagnostics. At present, at the School there are specialist trainings in community pharmacy, laboratory medical diagnostics, laboratory medical hematology, medical microbiology and laboratory medical transfusiology. The Unit of post-graduate education also served the organizational function of the lifelong learning of pharmacists and laboratory diagnosticians.

The post-graduate education at the School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec also includes third-degree studies - doctorate. In 2004, the Unit of Doctoral studies was established which was awarding the doctoral degree to its students initially in medical sciences in the field of medical biology, while later also in pharmaceutical sciences.

In the academic year 2010/2011, the post-graduate studies in medical analytics and cosmetology with elements of aesthetic medicine were launched at the School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine. Moreover, in the same academic years, another course named information technologies in medicine and pharmacy was offered, while one year later medical biotechnology was added. Since the academic year 2013/2014 the offer of post-graduate studies was extended to include cosmetology with elements of podiatry, pharmaceutical marketing (in cooperation with University of Economics in Katowice), industrial pharmacy, homeopathy in alternative medicine and pharmacy (presently suspended) and monitoring of clinical studies. The vision of development of the University as a center integrating and consolidating the academic community with the local community was reflected in the actions undergone by the University Authorities. On the initiative of the then Vice-Rector for the Post-graduate Affairs, Professor Krystyna Olczyk, in October 2012, the Third-Age University began its activity at the School, which refers to the tradition of Common Universities propagating the knowledge concerning the medical and pharmaceutical care. Under the Third- Age University lectures and additional classes are organized including English course, information technology training, cosmetology classes as well as movement and artistic forms of classes for seniors. The Third-Age University of the School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine was awarded a certificate „Senior-friendly place” in 2015 by the organizers of the plebiscite - the Local Initiatives Association in Sosnowiec and the Department of Cooperation with Non-Governmental Organizations of the Municipal Council in Sosnowiec. The success of this enterprise commenced launching of next Third-Age Universities at the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, i.e. at the School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze and at the School of Health Sciences in Katowice.

The School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec also conducts the educational project ‘High School Student’s University’, intended for students interested in studying the fields conducted at the School. This form of education, being a perfect opportunity to familiarize high school students with the academic community, is also a wonderful occasion to broaden their knowledge and interests in the area of science. Participation in classes as well as passing the final exam, organized in the form of the National Competition, is a chance for students of obtaining extra points taken into consideration in the recruitment process for studies at the School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec.



Degree: MASTER

Length of studies: 2 years (4 semesters)


Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Biotechnology program is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary academic journey that bridges the gap between medicine and biotechnology. This program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address complex medical challenges using advanced biotechnological techniques and tools. It explores the fascinating intersection of biology, chemistry, genetics, and healthcare to pave the way for breakthroughs in diagnostics, therapeutics, and biomedical research.

Program Highlights:

  1. Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Our program offers a diverse and comprehensive curriculum that blends biology, genetics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Students gain a deep understanding of the molecular basis of diseases and the biotechnological approaches used to diagnose and treat them.

  2. Cutting-Edge Laboratory Training: Students receive hands-on laboratory training in state-of-the-art facilities, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. Laboratory skills acquired during the program are essential for conducting research and development in the field of medical biotechnology.

  3. Clinical Insights: In addition to laboratory work, students gain insights into clinical applications of biotechnology. They learn how biotechnological innovations impact patient care, personalized medicine, and the healthcare industry as a whole.

  4. Research Opportunities: Our program encourages research engagement from an early stage. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on groundbreaking research projects, contributing to advancements in medical biotechnology.

  5. Ethical and Regulatory Understanding: As responsible scientists, students learn about the ethical considerations and regulatory frameworks surrounding biotechnological research and its applications in healthcare.

  6. Industry-Relevant Skills: Graduates of this program are well-prepared for careers in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical research institutions, healthcare organizations, and regulatory agencies. They possess the skills needed to develop and implement innovative solutions for the medical field.

  7. Career Development: Our program emphasizes career development, providing students with the resources and support needed to explore various career paths within the rapidly evolving field of medical biotechnology.

  8. Global Perspective: In an increasingly globalized world, students gain a global perspective on medical biotechnology, understanding how international collaborations and trends impact the industry.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Medical Biotechnology program are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Biomedical Sales and Marketing
  • Medical Writer
  • Biotechnology Entrepreneur



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




Admission Office
14 Warszawska Street
40-006 Katowice
Phone: +48 (32) 208 35 98
+48 513 970 348

Dean's Office

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Sosnowiec

8 Jedności Street

41-200 Sosnowiec




Opening hours:

Monday: 9:00-6:00

Tuesday: 9:00-1:00

Wednesday: 12:00-3:00

Thursday: closed

Friday: 9:00-1:00




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:

  • 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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