UL INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

VISA AND RESIDENCE PERMIT

Citizens of non-EU/EFTA countries should obtain a visa from a Polish diplomatic post in their country before coming to Poland. If they wish to prolong their stay in the Republic of Poland, an application for a residence permit for a fixed period should be submitted to a voivode competent for the place of the student’s planned stay before the end of the residence period based on the visa, or before the end of the period for which the previous temporary residence permit has been granted.

Citizens of the European Union, as well as Switzerland or other countries belonging to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) may enter Poland without a visa and remain on Polish territory without legalising their stay for 3 months. If a period of continuous stay in Poland is longer than 3 months, such persons are obliged to register their stay. In order to obtain the residence permit, documents have to be submitted by the student in person by the first day of the 4th month from their entering the Republic of Poland.

HEALTH CARE

If you are a student from a non-EU/EEA country, you should purchase (and most likely you had) health insurance in your home country, valid in Poland. According to state health regulations, foreigners have to pay for a medical consultation. The cost should be reimbursed by the health insurance company, but please verify your agreement attentively so you are aware which medical consultations/procedures are refund.

EU/EEA citizens follow the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) card regulations. With EHIC, visits at public medical centres are free, as well as most medical examinations that are ordered by a doctor.

For more information about health insurance options once you arrive in Poland, please follow the link below:

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Faculty inaugurations, examination sessions, breaks between the semesters and the Rector’s days – check important dates that are worth remembering by the #UniLodz community.

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022

1) the official inauguration of the academic year takes place on 1 October 2021

2) inauguration of the academic year at the Faculties should take place until 2 October 2021;

3) didactic classes start on 2 October 2021 and last until 23 January 2022;

4) days off from the didactic classes are, as follows:
a) 31 October 2021  the Rector’s day(part-time (weekend) studies),
b) 2 November 2021 – the Rector’s day (full-time (daytime) and part-time (weekend) studies),
c) from23 December 2021 until 2 January 2022 – winter holiday break,
d) from 7 to 13 February 2022 – break between the semesters;


5) examination sessions in the winter semester take place on the following dates:
a) from 24 January until 6 February 2022  – winter examination session,
b) from 14 until 20 February 2022 – winter make-up examination session.

The Faculty Deans may decide to start the summer semester up to one week earlier. This change cannot affect settlement of absences in the Individual Teaching Load Card (KIOD). 

1) didactic classes start on 21 February and last until 13 June 2022;

2) days off from the classes are, as follows:
a) from 13 until 19 April 2022 – Easter holiday break,
b) 2 May 2022 – the Rector’s day (full-time (daytime) and part-time (weekend) studies),
c) one May Friday – the Rector’s day due to Juwenalia (full-time (daytime) and part-time (weekend) studies), 
d) 24 May 2022 – the Rector’s day due to the Celebration Day of the University of Lodz (full-time (daytime) and part-time (weekend) studies),
e) 5 June 2022 – day off (part-time (weekend) studies).


3) examination sessions in the summer semester take place on the following dates:
a) from 14 June until 11 July 2022  – summer examination session,
b) from 12 July until 30 September 2022 – break for summer holidays, scientific camps, internships, etc.;
c) dates of final assessments and examinations during autumn examination session taking place in September are determined by the Dean.


The Dean may prolong classes as part of part-time (weekend) studies until 20 June 2022 and decide on exemption from classes on days preceding or following other days off. This change cannot affect the settlement of settlement of absences in the Individual Teaching Load Card (KIOD).

ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023

  1. The official inauguration of the academic year takes place on 3 October 2022.
  2. Inauguration of the academic year at the Faculties should take place until 3 October 2022.
  3. Didactic classes start on 4 October 2022 and last until 22 January 2023.
  4. Days off from the didactic classes are, as follows:
    a. 31 October 2022 – the Rector’s day
    b. 2 November 2022 – the Rector’s day 
    c. from 23 December 2022 until 1 January 2023 – winter holiday break
    d. from 6 to 12 February 2023 – break between the semesters
  5. Examination sessions in the winter semester take place on the following dates:
    a. from 23 January until 5 February 2023  – winter examination session
    b. from 13 until 19 February 2023 – winter make-up examination session

The Faculty Deans may decide to start the summer semester up to one week earlier. This change cannot affect settlement of absences in the Individual Teaching Load Card (KIOD). 

  1. Didactic classes start on 20 February and last until 11 June 2023.
  2. Days off from the classes are, as follows:
    a. from 5 until 11 April 2023 – Easter holiday break
    b. 2 May 2023 – the Rector’s day
    c. 24 May 2022 – the Rector’s day due to the Celebration Day of the University of Lodz
    d. 27 May 2023 – the Rector’s day
    e. 28 May 2023 – day off
    f. one May Friday – might be declared the Rector’s day due to Juwenalia
    g. 9 June 2023 – day off
  3. Examination sessions in the summer semester take place on the following dates:
    a. from 12 June until 2 July 2023 – summer examination session
    b. from 3 July until 30 September 2023 – break for summer holidays, scientific camps, internships, etc.
    c. dates of final assessments and examinations during autumn examination session taking place in September are determined by the Dean

The Dean may prolong classes as part of part-time (weekend) studies until 18 June 2023 and decide on exemption from classes on days preceding or following other days off. This change cannot affect the settlement of settlement of absences in the Individual Teaching Load Card (KIOD).

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