UL INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

UNIVERSITY MAP

Map of the University of Lodz buildings (faculties, offices, dormitories etc.) and important places in the city.

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 2024/2025

  1. The official inauguration of the academic year takes place on 2 October 2024.
  2. Inauguration of the academic year at the Faculties should take place until 1 October 2024.
  3. Didactic classes start on 3 October 2024 and last until 2 February 2025.
  4. Days off from the didactic classes are, as follows:
    • 31 October 2024 – Rector’s day
    • 2 November 2024 – Rector’s day
    • from 23 December 2024 until 6 January 2025 – winter holiday break
    • from 17 to 23 February 2025 – break between the semesters.
  5. Examination sessions in the winter semester take place on the following dates:
    • from 3 to 16 February 2025 – winter examination session
    • from 24 February to 2 March 2025 – 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 3 March and last until 15 June 2025.
  2. Days off from the classes are, as follows:
    • from 16 to 22 April 2025 – Easter holiday break
    • 2 May 2025 – Rector’s day
    • one May Friday – might be declared the Rector’s day due to Juwenalia (students' festival)
    • 26 May 2025 – Rector’s day due to the Celebration Day of the University of Lodz.
  3. Examination sessions in the summer semester take place on the following dates:
    • from 16 June to 8 July 2025 (except 20 June) – summer examination session
    • from 9 July to 30 September 2025 – break for summer holidays, scientific camps, internships, etc.
    • dates of final assessments and examinations during autumn examination session taking place in September are determined by the Dean.

ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024

  1. The official inauguration of the academic year takes place on 2 October 2023.
  2. Inauguration of the academic year at the Faculties should take place until 2 October 2023.
  3. Didactic classes start on 3 October 2023 and last until 28 January 2024.
  4. Days off from the didactic classes are, as follows:
    • 31 October 2023 – the Rector’s day,
    • 2 November 2023 – the Rector’s day,
    • from 22 December 2023 until 7 January 2024 – winter holiday break,
    • from 12 to 18 February 2024 – break between the semesters.
  5. Examination sessions in the winter semester take place on the following dates:
    • from 29 January to 11 February 2024 – winter examination session,
    • from 19 to 25 February 2024 – 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 26 February and last until 16 June 2024.
  2. Days off from the classes are, as follows:
    • from 27 March to 2 April 2024 – Easter holiday break,
    • 2 May 2024 – the Rector’s day,
    • one May Friday – might be declared the Rector’s day due to Juwenalia (students' festival),
    • 24 May 2022 – the Rector’s day due to the Celebration Day of the University of Lodz,
    • 31 May 2023 – the Rector’s day.
  3. Examination sessions in the summer semester take place on the following dates:
    • from 17 June to 7 July 2024 – summer examination session,
    • from 8 July until 30 September 2024 – break for summer holidays, scientific camps, internships, etc.,
    • 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 23 June 2024 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).