- Founded :1944 year
- Type of University : Public
- StudyQA ranking: 516 pts.
- Offered programms: 4 Bachelor 5 Master
- No. Students: 22000
- Frgn. Students: 1600
- No. Staff: 1800
- Study mode: 9 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
General information about the university
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University is the largest public university in Eastern Poland.
Our university offers undergraduate (BA and BSc), graduate (MA and MSc), and 5-year Master programmes delivered on a full- time, part-time and extramural basis. We also offer postgraduate and doctoral (third-cycle) programmes.
Nowadays, over 22 000 students attend over 70 udergraduate and 60 graduate programmes (including over 250 specialisations) in 12 Faculties.
UMCS also runs Foreign Languages Teaching Centre, Academic Sports Centre, Botanic Gardens, Polish Language and Culture Center.
Student cultural life is focused around the Academic Culture Centre „Chatka Zaka” and the Media and Art Incubator equipped with radio and TV studios, an artistic stage, as well as media laboratories for conducting classes. Every student can give it a try and turn into TV presenter or Radio correspondent working for our University`s TV or Radio. Other important education institutions include the Main Library with a network of faculty libraries.
The university continues to extend the range of its educational offer so as to be appealing for both Polish and foreign students.
A university cannot function without the active participation of its students. Through their participation in the Self-government of Students and Doctoral Students and their involvement in the activities of more than 100 scientific circles and student organizations, music and dancing groups, sports teams, they fulfill their passions and contribute to a very high position of the university on the national level in the areas of culture and sport. Students have regular access to the Physical Culture Centre where they can find: a swimming pool, gyms, pitches and courts. Sportsmen who represent UMCS achieve very good results in Academic Championships of Poland and national leagues. Students can choose among classes in around 30 sports sections which is the largest academic offer in the region.
The impressive buildings of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Spatial Development and the Information Technology Institute, both built with the support of European funds, constitute the showpieces of our university.
In order to assist foreign students the International Students Office has been established.
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University cooperates closely with the local government and business.
Lublin is a city with a 700-year history full of events which changed Poland and Europe.
Despite being a large university center, is characterized by a low cost of living as compared with cities in Central and Western Poland. Fees for accommodation in a UMCS dormitory range from PLN 270 to PLN 550 per month. The monthly cost of living in a private dormitory (in close proximity to the teaching buildings) or renting a room in a student flat is PLN 550 on average. The city's public transport (buses and trolleybuses) is not expensive as students pay reduced fares – PLN 1.40. Food prices in Lublin are also lower than in the largest cities in Poland.