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Maritime University of Szczecin

Maritime University of Szczecin

Maritime University of Szczecin

Introduction

The Maritime University of Szczecin was established in 1947. We train seafarers for merchant fleets around the world. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate studies in such fields as navigation, transport, and mechanical engineering. All our programs are co-educational - women make up about 30% of all our students. We deliver 7 programs in English, i.e. BSc & MSc in Navigation, BSC & MSc in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Transport + 2 part-time programms for seafarers. The other 21 programs are offered in Polish. Tuition fees are affordable and range from €2,800 to €4,533 per year (depending on the program chosen).

At our university, there is a strong international community of about 500 foreign students from 20 countries. For the majority of our international students, we provide a place in one of our dormitories (there are double and triple rooms available for first-year students). The dorms are located in the very centre of the city and prices start at €102 per month.

All students can benefit from scholarships and bursaries, which are granted both for academic or sports performance and for students who find themselves temporarily in a difficult financial situation.

The level of teaching is very high and in line with the international standards set for seafarer training. Our teaching staff are practitioners with many years of experience at sea. Teaching is carried out in modern classrooms, high-tech laboratories, simulators, including the advanced full mission ship simulator, and aboard our training ship. After classes, students can take part in sports activities in 11 different sections, participate in study clubs or join our renowned and award-winning choir.

Campus Features

Campus and teaching facilities

MUS owns 28 buildings the total floor area of which covers 64,450 sqm (which equals to over 6 football fields). The University boasts nearly 100 laboratories and simulators. Part of them have been co-financed by the EU (since 2004 the University have acquired over MEUR 25 for its development). Students and staff enjoy fast, free WiFi in all our buildings across the city.The University’s potential derives also from our training units:

  • European LNG Training Centre
  • Maritime Training Centre in Swinoujscie
  • Maritime Training Centre in Kołobrzeg
  • Marine Rescue Training Centre
  • Marine Officers’ Training Centre
  • Maritime English Centre

Our Maritime University owns also a training and research ship the m/s Nawigator XXI (information in PL).

    Admissions

    Without tuition fee

    For Whom?

    • Foreigners who have been granted a permanent residence permit in Poland
    • foreigners who have been granted refugee status in Poland
    • foreigners who have been granted temporary protected status in Poland
    • foreigners who are migrating workers and nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, or Lichtenstein family members of such workers, and who reside in Poland.
    • foreigners who have been granted a European Community long-term residence permit.
    • foreigners who have been granted a temporary residence permit; in Poland about situations laid down in Art. 127 a temporary stay permit to perform work in a profession requiring high qualifications), Art. 159.1 (a temporary stay permit to reunite with one family) or Art. 186.1.3 or 186.1.4 (a European Community long-term residence permit issued by another EU member state or being a member of such resident) of the Act of 12 December 2013 on Aliens (Journal of Laws 2013 item 1650)
    • foreigners who have been granted subsidiary protection in Poland
    • foreigners who are nationals of an EU member state, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, or Lichtenstein, and holders of a permanent stay permit
    • foreigners holding a certificate of command of the Polish language at minimum level C1 issued by
    • foreigners who are holders of the Polish Card (Karta Polaka or who have been issued a decision confirming their Polish origin
    • foreigners residing in Poland who are spouses, ascendants, or descendants of Polish citizens.

    For a tuition fee

    • All other foreigners not listed in point A.

    Entry Requirements

    Meeting the following basic criteria is obligatory for all applicants:

    The candidate:

    • must hold a previous education certificate giving him/her a right to apply for admission to a selected cycle of higher education:
    • upper secondary school leaving certificate giving its holder a right to apply for admission to 1st cycle (undergraduate) higher education programs in the country in which he or she completed secondary school or which may give the holder such right in Poland based on an administrative decision or an international agreement;
    • a 1st cycle (undergraduate) diploma granting access to 2nd cycle (graduate) higher education programs in the country in which its holder completed his/her education;
    • must submit all necessary application documents (the list of them is available on this webpage: www.marine-edu.com/generato), including:
    • a document confirming fluency in English at the B2 level (for programs delivered in English) or a document confirming fluency in Polish at the B1 level (for programs delivered in Polish);
    • In case candidates apply to sea-going degree programs, a Medical Certificate for Service at Sea/ Medical Fitness Certificate for Seafarers is compliant with STCW and MLC 2006.
    • must pay the admission fee (PLN 85)

    There are no entry examinations at Maritime University of Szczecin Legal basis for admissions of international candidates:

    MUS Rector&rsquo's Order No 27/2023 on detailed conditions, procedure, and date of commencement and termination of international admissions in the academic year 2023/2024 (document in the Polish language). If you have any questions may have already been answered there.

    For more information about documents and deadlines, please contact the University

    Visa Requirements

    Schengen Visa of "C" type

    Rights - it is possible to stay in Poland for 90 days (during one or several trips) within half a year.

    Work - it is necessary to have a work permit or a declaration from the employer on their willingness to give work to a foreigner.

    National visa of "D" type

    Rights - authorises the holder to enter and stay within the territory of Poland for more than three months, up to 1 year maximum.

    Work - it is necessary to have a work permit or a declaration from the employer on their willingness to give work to a foreigner (work for maximum 12 months).

    Scholarships and Funding

    Rector Scholarship (for outstanding academic achievements)

    How much? From PLN 500 to PLN 1000 per month.

    Who can apply? 10% of second-, third- and fourth-year students who achieved the best academic results in the previous academic year in a given field of study (full-time and part-time) by passing all courses on time.

    The current amount of the scholarship awarded in the academic year 2022/2023 in the particular field of study depends on the grade average (the University uses a grade scale from 2 to 5 where 5 is the highest grade).

    Rector Scholarship (for scientific, artistic, or sports achievements)

    How much? From PLN 300 to PLN 1000 per month.

    Who can apply? Students in their first year of studies with significant academic achievements, i.e. laureates of an international Olympiad or laureates or finalists of a central-level Olympiad, and students in their second, third, and fourth year of studies with significant scientific or artistic achievements or high sports performance in international or national competitions.

    Example 1: Adam was a finalist in the International Geography Olympiad in high school. The final amount of the scholarship awarded will depend on the financial situation of Adam's family.

    Example 2: In her first year of studies, Ewa took third place in the Polish Academic Championships (all disciplines: www.ampy.pl) in table tennis. Ewa in her second year of studies will receive a scholarship of 700 PLN per month.

    Maintenance Grant

    How much? From PLN 50 to PLN 1050 per month. Who can apply? Students who have a Polish Card [karta Polaka]a Permanent Residence Card, refugee status, or for other reasons study under the same conditions as Polish citizens and are in a difficult financial situation, i.e. whose monthly net income per person in the family is lower than PLN 1050.71.

    Example 1: Adam lives in a family of 4 people. The total net income of all family members exceeds PLN 4202.84 (4 x PLN 1050.71). Adam is not entitled to a maintenance grant.

    Example 2: Ewa lives in a family of 4. The total net income of all family members is PLN 4000. Ewa can receive a maintenance grant of PLN 2022 (grants are rounded down to the nearest zloty).

    Increased Maintenance Grant (housing allowance)

    How much? PLN 200 per month Who can apply? Students receiving a maintenance grant who are in a difficult financial situation, e.g. covering the costs of accommodation in a student house or another flat, provided that the daily commute from the place of permanent residence to the University would make studying impossible or significantly more difficult.

    Example 1: Adam lives in a student house but does not receive a maintenance grant. Adam is not entitled to a housing allowance.

    Example 2: Ewa lives in a student house and receives a maintenance grant. She is entitled to a housing allowance of PLN 200 per month.

    Special Allowance

    How much? A single payment of up to PLN 2000 (maximum twice a year)Who can apply?All students who find themselves temporarily in a difficult financial situation due to unfortunate or extra cost-generating events. Such events include the death of a family member, the birth of a child, illness, accident, etc. The allowance is awarded regardless of other scholarships and bursaries.

    Example 1:One of Adam's parents died. Adam will probably receive a maximum allowance of PLN 2000. Then Adam falls ill with a serious illness. Adam will receive the allowance in an amount depending on the type of illness.

    Example 2: Ewa had her handbag stolen. In her handbag, she had a phone worth 500 PLN, documents, including her passport, and a purse containing 100 PLN. Ewa reported the theft to the Police. Ewa will receive an allowance depending on her financial situation.

    Disabled Students Allowance

    How much? From PLN 600 to PLN 1000 per month. Who can apply? Students holding a disability certificate. The amount of the allowance depends on the degree of disability. Persons with a disability certificate of light degree receive PLN 600 per month, moderate degree 800 per month, and severe degree PLN 1000 per month. The certificate must be issued in Poland by a County Disability Evaluation Board (PZOON). To obtain a certificate you must submit the following documents to the PZOON:

    • an application for the establishment of a degree of disability (the form, the original, must be signed by the applicant) -http://bip.um.szczecin.pl/chapter_50565.asp
    • a medical certificate of health of a person over 16 years of age issued to the Disability Evaluation Board (original, completed in full, signed by the doctor and bearing his/her stamp and the stamp of the health institution) issued not earlier than 30 days before the day on which the application is submitted.
    • social and employment information (the form, the original, must be signed by the applicant).
    • photocopies of medical documentation and other documents that may have an impact on determining the degree of disability (translated into Polish by a sworn translator).
    • declaration of residence (the form, the original must be signed by the applicant).
    • a photocopy of the Residence Card in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

    Locations

    • Szczecin

      ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2, room 101 70-500 Szczecin, 70-500, Szczecin

    Questions