Useful information for incoming students
COVID -19 Academic year 2020/2021
The Rector of Poznan University of Medical Sciences has confirmed that all lectures and seminars throughout the first semester (winter term) will be carried out via e-learning (Microsoft Teams and Zoom) for your convenience and safety. The courses involving clinical training will be carried out partially in person (face-to-face) at hospitals for the opportunity to give you practical skills and via e-learning (review of clinical cases).
This, however, will be revised and subject to change, should the pandemic situation suddenly worsen, in order to ensure no students are put at risk.
Accommodation in Poznan
There are 3 dormitories for the Erasmus+ students, namely: Medyk, Aspirynka, Eskulap.
They are all situated in the centre of the city and reasonably close to University, hospital and other premises.
Price for the dormitories (place in double room): 400PLN (approx. 100 Euro) per month, per person payable after arriving.
This new dormitory is situated close to ESKULAP. It offers accommodation to students of the English Language Programs.
The address is:
Dom Studencki „Medyk”
4, Rokietnicka St.
This is a new dormitory situated opposite MEDYK. It offers accommodation to students of the English Language Programs.
The address is:
Dom Studencki „Aspirynka”
6, Rokietnicka St.
The biggest student dormitory is ESKULAP which has accommodation for 800 students. It is a high rise structure which includes a central cafeteria, a canteen and a student entertainment
area. It is located adjacent to an elaborate sport and physical fitness centre of the University. English language medical students have two-occupant suites in the dorm.
POZNAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES ERASMUS+ CODE:
Health insurance requirements and healthcare resources for students
It is highly advisable for students staying in Poland to have a valid health insurance policy. Otherwise, they have to cover all of their medical treatment expenses out of their own pockets.
According to the new Polish insurance legal regulations:
Foreign students who also have Polish citizenship may be insured by the University on condition that they are not insured by any other Polish institution. To become insured, they have to fill out a form which is available at the Dean’s office.
All other international students staying in Poland on the basis of the temporary stay card may sign a health insurance agreement with the National Medical Insurance Company, Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia (NFZ), and pay a monthly insurance fee of 46.80 PLN.
The NFZ insurance policy covers the cost of basic medical health care and all other medical services such as laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, medical examinations, different specialist consultations, and hospital expenses.
If you have a temporary stay card for a period longer than three months and are insured by the NFZ, you are entitled to free clinic and family physician visits. In order to take advantage of this, you are required to have a PESEL number, the Polish resident/citizen registration number, already assigned to you at the time of issue of the temporary stay card for the duration greater than three months.
The PESEL ID card may be obtained at the Poznan City Hall, Urząd Miasta. You are required to present a proof of residency, dowód zameldowania, a certificate issued to you by the same office in the Poznań City Hall, based on the student dormitory ID received by you from the dormitory administration, or based on a copy of the rental agreement signed by you and your landlord. The PESEL ID number is an absolute requirement for your free access to the family physician and different clinics, and also for getting prescriptions.
We advise you to purchase a student health insurance coverage for the duration of 12 months prior to arriving in Poland. The Norwegian students may obtain this coverage from ANSA, and the Swedish from CSN.
Please remember to bring your insurance identification to each medical appointment or diagnostic laboratory visits.
You may visit a family physician, by prior appointment only, at the
Family Medicine Outpatient Clinic
ul. Przybyszewskiego 49, Bldg. R (behind the Pharmacy, Apteka)
which is open:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
In order to schedule an appointment, you must call the Dean’s office.
Please contact Ms Beata Matyszewska, by phone 61 854 72 33, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, who will arrange for you a specific day and time of your physician appointment.
Visa requirements and resident permits
All students with dual citizenship, including a Polish one, are required to obtain a Polish passport prior to arriving in Poland. The holders of a valid Polish passport will not need a Polish visa to enter and to stay in Poland. However, they should also bring their other foreign passport as well, since they must use it upon the return to their home countries.
All other international students intending to study in Poland — who are planning to stay in Poland for a period longer than three months — are required to obtain a Student Visa from the appropriate Polish consulate before arriving in Poland. These visas may be issued for a period of maximum six months.
Prior to the visa expiration date, students must apply to the Polish authorities for an extension for another six months or for a temporary stay card. This card is valid for a period of one year with the possibility of extension for up to, but not exceeding, ten years.
The application for a temporary stay card should be submitted to the Polish authorities no later than forty-five days before the visa expires. Therefore, students are advised to apply for it within two months of arriving in Poland.
An illegal stay in Poland may result in deportation.
Procedures to be followed to obtain the temporary stay card
Students from a country that IS NOT a member of the European Union need to provide to the visa office the following documents:
A filled out the application for the temporary stay card that may be obtained from the visa office or on its websitehttp://www.poznan.uw.gov.pl/en/foreigners.The forms must be completed in Polish and submitted in triplicate.
The title of the form in Polish: Wzór wniosku o udzielenie zezwolenia na zamieszkanie na czas oznaczony.
Four colors, up-to-date photos of the applicant taken within the past six months, size 35×45 mm, taken on a plain white background, in full focus, clearly showing the eyes and face from the top of the head to the shoulders, so that the person’s image fills 70 – 80% of the entire frame. The photographs are to provide the person’s portrait without headcover or dark glasses, looking straight ahead with eyes open, closed mouth, and with a relaxed facial expression. Anyone who due to a congenital defect or injury must wear glasses with tinted lenses may do so. Also, a person who wears head cover according to his/her religious principles may have the photographs taken with the head cover — but in such a way that it would not cover or distort the contours of his/her face.
A certificate from the Dean’s office signed by the Dean that includes:
A statement to confirm the source of income or personal financial resources and their value proving that an applicant has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the studies and subsistence throughout the duration of the studies;
A statement confirming that the applicant is a student and providing the expected graduation date.
A certificate confirming the fulfilment of the residence registration requirements. Students staying in a dormitory need to deliver a photocopy of their Dormitory ID Card, KARTA MIESZKAŃCA.
Students who do not reside in a dormitory should obtain the residential registration certificate, DOWÓD ZAMELDOWANIA, from the Poznan City Hall located on ul. Libelta 16/20.
Documents confirming the student’s living expenses, e.g., an apartment rental agreement or a certificate from the dormitory.
A bank statement from the student’s bank accounts for the past four months.
A photocopy of the student’s passport.
Proof of valid insurance coverage for a year-long stay in Poland.
A stamp that is proof of covering the costs of issuing the temporary stay card for a one-year duration of 340 PLN, and the cost of the card itself 50 PLN.
The application fees remain the same when students apply for the consecutive extensions of the temporary stay card. The applications for the extensions should be submitted to the visa office no later than 45 days before the expiration date.
Every international student must receive his/her temporary stay card in person.
Procedures for students from countries that ARE members of the European Union:
A filled out the application for the temporary stay card must be completed in Polish. A blank form may be obtained at the Visa Office or on the Internet at http://www.poznan.uw.gov.pl/en/foreigners.The title of the form in Polish: Wzór wniosku o zarejestrowanie pobytu obywatela UE.
A photocopy of a valid travel document/ or passport with a photo.
A certificate from the Dean’s office signed by the Dean including:
A statement to confirm the source of income or personal financial resources and their value, proving that an applicant has sufficient funds to cover the costs of the studies and subsistence throughout the duration of the studies.
A statement confirming that the applicant is a PUMS student also providing the expected graduation date.
A certificate confirming the fulfilment of the residence registration requirements. Students staying in a dormitory need to deliver a photocopy of their Dormitory ID Card, KARTA MIESZKAŃCA. Students who do not reside in a dormitory should obtain the residential registration certificate, DOWÓD ZAMELDOWANIA, from the Poznan City Hall located on ul. Libelta 16/20.
Proof of valid health insurance coverage for a one-year.
No payment/ stamp is necessary.
A bank statement from the student’s bank accounts for the past four months.
The registration certificate will be sent to each student by mail to the address provided in the application.
Procedures for students from Norway:
Due to the agreements that have been made between Norway and the EU, the procedures are the same as those for students from countries that are members of the European Union.
The address and contact information for the Visa Office is:
Plac Wolności 17
4th Piętro/Floor, Pokoje/ Rooms 416 and 417
Tel. + 48 61 854 16 07, 854 15 77, or 854 12 44
Monday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
The Schengen zone requirements
Since December 21, 2001, Poland’s accession to the Schengen zone, the Polish consulates must issue uniform visas, the so-called Schengen Visas, with a C mark. These visas authorize students to enter and stay in the Schengen member countries for no longer than three months within a period of six months.
The Polish visas with a D mark, issued by the Polish consuls after December 21, 2007, will permit the entry and stay in Poland only. The Polish visas issued prior to the date of Poland’s accession to the Schengen zone do not automatically become Schengen zone visas, and will not authorize travel within the Schengen zone. They will allow only entry into Poland. These visas will remain valid only until their expiration date.
Citizens of the non-Schengen zone countries have to meet specific requirements in order to enter the Schengen zone states:
Hold a valid travel document and a visa if it is required from the citizens of a given country
Specify the destination country.
Possess appropriate funds for the duration of the stay in Poland and for the return to the home country.
The person who is planning to enter the Schengen zone must not be identified and listed in The Schengen Information System (SIS) as an undesirable person or a person who poses a threat to the public.