Will begin on
April 1, 2019

Admission Requirements

Secondary school diploma (or the matura exam) constitutes the basic admission criterion. We require English language skills at B2 level, confirmed by a certificate. Click here to find the list of the certificates.

English language preparatory course

About the Programme

If you want to get to know a Central European language and culture, or if you want to do your MA or PhD in Europe and if you want to communicate effectively in Polish and English in order to work in Europe or for a multinational company abroad, the Polish Studies are a good choice for you. The BA Programme in Polish Studies at the University of Opole, Poland, offers you a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge of both English and Polish – of the languages, cultures and literatures, but also the knowledge about the societies and the European realities. We have a program that you will definitely enjoy! You will learn the Central European culture and language; you will improve your English skills and will have a great opportunity to learn many other languages and meet nice people from other countries. You will have an opportunity to take an official state examination in Polish as a Foreign Language as we are among the few institutions that have the right to organize them. We are flexible. Our curriculum is interdisciplinary so you can easily choose some modules in other departments to develop your personal interests. Our team is open and friendly. We have professionally equipped and beautifully arranged environment. We do care about every single person, as our aim is quality in education. Thus, we teach in small groups. Students pursue an intensive and individualized course of study with experienced professors who are committed to facilitating students’ linguistic, intellectual and social development.

The Structure of the Programme

The BA Programme in Polish Studies at the University of Opole, Poland, offers you a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge of both English and Polish languages, cultures and literatures, and also the knowledge about the European societies and realities. The BA programme lasts for three years, though those who want to stay with us only for a year just to learn the Polish language, develop their English skills and get to know how to live in a European country – are also welcome. We have also many interesting offers for MA programmes both in Polish and English. If you decide to stay with us even longer, we can lead you also thorough a PhD programme. The full programme of the study can be found here.

Advantages of the Programme


This programme is student-oriented – it has been designed to meet your needs and to prepare you to the most possible extent to the future of your choice, first and foremost, in terms of language. During 3 years you will gain a good command of English and Polish to be able to choose any of the Polish or English MA study programmes offered by the University of Opole. On the other hand, you may stay in the programme for one year only, which will be enough for you to improve your language skills necessary for everyday use and in the academic field.

Polish in Demand

Polish is the sixth language of the European Union by speakers as percentage of the EU population, spoken by more than 45 million people, among which 38 million live in Poland. It is expanding around the world. Poles have traveled and migrated for centuries, so you can meet them nearly everywhere. The knowledge of Polish will open your eyes and ears to other related Slavic languages, e.g. Czech and Slovak, Russian, Belorussian and Ukrainian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Bulgarian. We have borrowings from Latin, Greek, Czech, German, French, Italian, but also from Turkish, Mongolian, Hungarian, Romanian, Yiddish, etc.

Personal treatment

Opole as well as our University are extremely hospitable places. This is the smallest of capitals of Poland’s 16 districts, combining administration hub importance with nice town characteristics. We emulate it for our bachelor programme carried at a fine University but in small group with a personal approach to each and every of our students. You are going to belong here!

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