International Students Office is a team of 6 people whose main mission is to support candidates  on their way to becoming a student at the University of Opole and promote the university’s eudcational offer. Our other aims, regardless of admission, are activities to make students’ life at the University better and create a safe place – free of prejudices, where foreign students can find advice and solutions to many issues.

Our acitvities

Space for international students and candidates
  • Organization and running of Welcome Centre

  • creating and editing of website

  • cooperation with external institutions

  • preparation of updated information about the University’s educational offer

  • application for external fundings

  • following, verification and analysis of statutory regulations regarding foreigners

Promotion and attracting new candidates
  • Preparation of promotional materials

  • organization and running of Virtual Open Days UO

  • participation in international fairs, meetings, and educational missions abroad

  • cooperation with international partners

  • promotion of educational offer of the University of Opole

  • Constant correspondence, meetings and telephone conversations with candidates interested in studies at the University of Opole

  • verification of candidates’ documents online via IRK system

  • issuing of admission documents

  • receipt, double-check of the original documents

  • compiling traditional files with documents

  • assistance in visa procedure

  • help with an application for the place in the student dormitory

  • help with accommodation

  • technical organization of exams in Polish and English language; providing candidates with access to exams and informing them about results

  • preparation of applications for refunds for candidates who did not receive a visa

Student support
  • Advices on current issues

  • assist with application for residence permit, registration of residence, opening of a bank account, insurance ect.

  • help with formal procedures regarding scholarships and financial aid, submitting of applications

  • conduct projects which main activities are addressed to students

  • issuing Invitation letters for continuation of studies

  • organization of socializing events

  • cooperation with external institutions in respect of foreign students, for example Local Education Authority

  • organization of workshops and trainings

Support to other offices of UO
  • Providing information in reference to documents required form international candidates/students

  • help with contacting foreigners

  • help with communication in different languages

  • support in different administrative procedures in reference to foreigners

 2022/2023 in numbers

Candidates and students
  • 853 the general number of foreign students in UO in full amount,

  • 363 admitted students from abroad,

  • 1074 processed applications from foreign candidates during 2023/2024 recruitment,

  • 524 organized language exams,

  • 28 participants of Polish Language Summer School, 10 workshops organized for foreign students.


Online and offline results
  • Over 1000 e-mail replies sent,

  • Hundreds of consultations by phone and in person,

  • Creation of a new channel of communication and information for candidates and student on Whatsapp,

  • 924 conducted EZD cases regarding foreign students and candidates,

  • Over 150 posts i entries on Facebook, and Instagram,

  • Over 300 letters sent to foreign candidates

  • Participation in 5 in-person national conferences and 2 national education fairs,

  • A cycle of meetings covering the topic of recognition of education obtained abroad.


Promotional materials
  • Virtual Open Days in three different languages,

  • Designing and printing over 1500 promotional materials,

  • 800 units of new promotional sets,

  • Creation of a promotional video,

  • Participation in an education fair in Kazakhstan.

This is how our year went! 

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