Polish Language and Culture Summer Schools 

Summer courses in Polish language and culture are organised during the summer academic break and last three or four weeks. They not only offer an outstanding opportunity to learn Polish in Poland but also help participants better understand Poland and Poles.

The course syllabus covers language lessons and lectures on Polish literature and culture. There are also other integration-oriented activities run in Polish: evening shows of Polish movies preceded by short lectures, talent evenings, multi-cultural evenings, Polish song evenings, and finally a day of sightseeing.

Apart from offering professional language teaching, the summer school staff also provide assistance in organising individual activities (such as gathering materials and information) to all those people who are working on projects related to Poland and are interested in Poland, also non-professionally.

Participation in the course is especially useful for those who intend to take a state exam in Polish as a foreign language in the future (www.buwiwm.edu.pl/certyfikacja).

The providers of the courses are Polish higher education institutions specialising in Polish language teaching. They are selected every year by competition in February.

9-month preparatory Polish language courses

For all those who would like to pursue their studies in Polish, selected higher education institutions in Poland offer preparatory Polish language courses.

The classes include Polish language lessons together with subjects related to future studies.

Candidates may choose from a variety of specialisations, for example: humanities, engineering/technical science, architecture, arts, economics, medical sciences and agriculture.

The courses run for 9 months, usually starting in October, from Monday to Friday.

The tuition fees may vary, depending on the institution and start at 2000 EUR/ 9 months paid before the course commences. 

For further details, please contact the institutions from the list below:

Database of Polish language courses abroad

Country Continent City Name of the university Web page of the university Contact
Armenia Asia Yerevan Yerevan State Linguistic University www.brusov.am ostrowskamichalina@gmail.com
Azerbaijan Asia Baku Azerbaijan State University of Languages www.adu.edu.az pacukiewicz@interia.pl
Azerbaijan Asia Baku Baku Slavic University www.bsu-edu.org anna.jaglowska@interia.eu
Belarus Europe Minsk Belarusian State University www.bsu.by magdalena.mendrok@gmail.com
Belgium Europe Gent Gent University www.ugent.be katharina.marek@gmail.com
Belgium Europe Louvain Catholic University of Louvain www.kuleuven.be sandra.toffel@arts.kuleuven.be
Brazil South America Curitiba Federal University of Parana in Curitiba www.ufpr.br zold83@gmail.com
Bulgaria Europe Plovdiv University of Plovdiv www.uni-plovdiv.bg zieba.agnieszka@gmail.com
Bulgaria Europe Shumen Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen www.shu-bg.net wieswierszcz@wp.pl
Bulgaria Europe Sofia Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" www.uni-sofia.bg zaneta_pawlowicz@yahoo.com