welcome to gdańsk university of technology
WELCOME TO GDAŃSK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Gdańsk University of Technology (Polish name: Politechnika Gdańska) is one of the oldest
universities in Poland and the largest technical university in Northern Poland. It was established
in 1904 and ever since its grounding it is educating world class engineers in various areas of
science and technology.
Located in Gdańsk – a city of thousand-year tradition and the gate to the Polish coastal line – it
is a perfect place to study and enjoy student life.
The University is constructed of nine faculties with 41 fields of study. It employs 1200 academic
teachers and educates more than 25 thousand undergraduate, as well as about 400 doctoral
For potential candidates it is important to know that Gdańsk University of Technology is one of
the most popular universities among young people. The fifth time in a row it came in the
second place in the ministerial ranking measuring the popularity of the university among
candidates to study.
The graduates not only easily find a job after graduation, but also often successfully create and
run their own businesses. According to a nationwide survey, earnings of Gdańsk University of
Technology graduates are in the third place among graduates in the country.
During recent years, the University has been changing and constantly adapting to economic and
social demands. The historical campus was adjusted to the needs of innovative organisation of
studies and modern methods of teaching. GUT boasts of its tradition and history, which is
considered university’s wisdom, facing its main challenge – the future.
Great emphasis is placed on maintaining high education quality standards. GUT is the first and
only Polish university to be a member of the CDIO Initiative, founded by the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.
CDIO aims to provide an education for engineers that enables them to “Conceive, Design,
GUT is an active member of a number of university networks and associations, e.g. Baltic
Science Research (coordination of nanotechnology research and education), Baltic University
Network (Uppsala Protocol), Conference of European Schools of Advanced Education and
Research and the Baltic Sea Region University Network.
Employees of GUT are scientists working with passion. Their achievements and scientific
activities are reflected in a significant number of awards and distinctions granted by both the
Minister of Science and Higher Education, as well as a number of national and international
International Students and Visitor Office
58 347 28 28
STUDY PROGRAMMES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
duration in semesters
Bachelor of Science in Green Technologies and Monitoring
Bachelor in Management
Master of Science in Architecture
Master of Science in Automatic Control and Robotics
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Control Engineering and Robotics
specialization:Automatic Control Systems
Master of Science in Control Engineering and Robotics
specialization:Robotics and Decision Systems
Master in Economic Analysis
Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications
specialization:Radio Communication Systems and Networks
Master of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications
specialization:Computer Electronic Systems
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Master of Science in Green Technologies and Monitoring
Master of Science in Informatics
specialization:Distributed Applications and Internet Services
Master in Management
Master in Management
specialization:Small Business Economics & Management
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
specialization:International Design Engineer
Master of Science in Ocean Engineering
Specialization: Ship and Offshore Structures
Master of Science in Ocean Engineering
Specialization:Marine and Offshore Energy
PREPARATORY SEMESTER for master programmes applicants
How to get to Gdansk?
Gdansk is easily accessible by all means of transport:
1. By plane to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport or Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport, located in the
capital of the country, 350 km far from Gdansk
2. By train (major operators: TLK, InterRegio and PKP Intercity) www.pkp.pl
3. By ferry
More about possibilities to travel to Gdansk
Download city map
How to get to GUT?
One of our students – mentors (who are volunteers) will be expecting you at airport/train station to
take you to your dormitory. Just in case, please find below information how to get there:
1 From the Gdańsk airport to GUT you can travel by:
Pomeranian Rapid Railways (PKM): you can catch the train every 15 minutes just next to
terminal. Before you will take train you must buy ticket at ticket machine. Get off at to stop
“GDAŃSK WRZESZCZ”, and take train to “GDAŃSK POLITECHNIKA”. The main building is about
15 minutes walking distance from the station (look for road signs!)
Bus no. 110 (direction: WRZESZCZ PKP) to stop "GALERIA BAŁTYCKA", change to tram no. 2, 5,
6, 9, 11 or 12 (direction: ŁOSTOWICE, ŚWIĘTIKRZYSKA, NOWY PORT, PRZERÓBKA, CHEŁM
WITOSA, SIEDLCE) get off at "POLITECHNIKA" stop. The main building of GUT is 10 minutes
walking distance from the stop.
The tickets costs between 3,- and 3,60 PLN -> read more
taxi - approx. cost is 50,- PLN (ask taxi driver for price before you will use service)
2. From the main railway station "GDAŃSK GŁÓWNY" to GUT you can travel by the same conditions like
mentioned above, so either by trams or by Fast City Rail (in Polish SKM). If you travel by train to
"GDAŃSK WRZESZCZ" you can take from "KLONOWA" stop a tram no. 5, 6, 9, 11 or 12 (towards:
ŁOSTOWICE, ŚWIĘTIKRZYSKA, NOWY PORT, PRZERÓBKA, CHEŁM WITOSA, SIEDLCE) and get off at
From airport to university
local travel planner
How to get to dorm
Just after informing us about your arrival date to GUT, you will receive information in which dormitory
you will be accommodated. Dormitories are located in walking distance from GUT campus Your mentor
will help you to find dorm, but again - just in case –please find below addresses of GUT student houses:
Students house no. 1, and 2:
Students house no. 3:
Students house no. 4:
Students house no. 5, and 10:
Students house no. 6:
Students house no. 7:
115 Traugutta St
32 Do Studzienki St
61 Do Studzienki St
7 Wyspiańskiego St
9 Wyspiańskiego St
18 Leczkowa St
Students house no. 8:
Students house no. 9:
Students house no. 11:
5a Wyspiańskiego St
5 Wyspiańskiego St
15 Chodkiewicza St
First steps at GUT
Your first step should be to International Students and Visitors Office (ISVO) with your documents
mentioned above in order to start the registration to the university (no charges will be incurred).
IVSO is situated in Main Building of GUT(no. 1 at CAMPUS MAP), room no. 265.
Check list for newcomers:
open bank account (free of charge)
when your student ID will be issued (you will be informed by text message or e-mail)
-> register at moja.pg.gda.pl (free of charge)
pay dormitory deposit (200 zł – refundable)
application for Student ID Card (cost 17 PLN)
registration of your stay at City Hall on basis of confirmation issued by dormitory administrator
(both actions: free of charge)
Students are accommodated in one of GUT’s dormitory, situated near campus.
At Gdańsk University of Technology's Campus you can find 10 dormitories/hall of residence
offering 2500 places. Dormitories are quite comfortable but there are only double or triple
rooms available. The rent you have to pay in the beginning of each month. Prices: 90 - 150 Euro
per bed, depending on the standard of the building and the kind of room. It is possible to stay in
dormitories also during summer holidays (when you decide to stay longer after finishing your
study period), but rent is higher than during the academic year.
Feel free if you want to rent a flat/room/private house in Gdańsk on your own, but please note,
that prices for private accommodations as a rule cost more than a room in dormitory.
Cost of accommodation at GUT’s dormitory per month [PLN]
12 (only PhD students)
1, 3, 4, 5ł, 6, 8
2, 7, 10
Each no-EU student is obliged to register upon his arrival at the City Hall.
Registration of stay in Polish language: „Zgłoszenie pobytu czasowego”
Required documents: passport and form with stamp and signature of administrative office of your
Fees: free of charge
Please note: registration is temporary, after its validity you will need to register again
If you are staying in private apartment form need to be sign by owner and additionally you need to take
with you agreement of renting the apartment and copy of apartment notary act. I recommend to go to
the city hall with apartment owner, however this is not obligatory.
(in Polish language: “Urząd Miasta”, responsible Department is: “Ewidencja Ludności”)
ul. Partyzantów 74
Accommodation at GUT Dormitories BASIC RULES:
1. Quiet hours: 22:00 – 6:00 (no disruptive music, loud voices, etc.)
2. Visiting hours: 7:00 – 23:00. Overnight guest are allowed to stay in dormitory, but first
you must obtain permission of administration office.
3. Party: only with written approval of the head of the dormitory.
4. Safety rules: smoking inside the dorm, drugs, violence, harassment, and other illegal
activities will not be tolerated.
5. Payment: invoice will be available at your account at moja.pg, and must be paid by
the 20th day of each month.
6. Caution: each students is obligated to settle 200 PLN refundable one-off payment.
7. Any damage caused by you to university property will be paid by you.
8. Leave all public places, such as kitchens, laundry and showers in the same (or better)
condition as when you came to them.
Due to surrounding hills and the Baltic Sea, climate and weather in Gdansk is diverse. During
the summer the sea and its cool breeze contribute to temperature drop. The opposite situation
takes place in the winter, when the sea reduce the temperature drop. Usually the coldest
month in Gdansk is February (-3°C, but -15°C is not rare), and the warmest July and August
(+18°C, but 25-30°C at times). An average winter provides splendid weather for skiing in the
Polish mountains and an average summer is a mix of heat waves and showers.
Gdańsk weather forecast
Customs and religious holidays:
1 November: All Saints' Day (day off)
11 November: Independence Day (day off)
eve of St. Andrew's Day: a magical night of future-telling
24 December - 1 January: Christmas Break
6 January: Epiphany (day off)
Fat Thursday: the day of eating traditional Polish doughnuts and Angel Wings-celebrated on
the last Thursday before the religious period of Lent
Shrove Tuesday: the last day of the Carnival when people party before the beginning of Lent
Easter: from Thursday to Monday - moveable feast between late March and late April
1 May: Labour Day (day off)
3 May: Constitution Day (day off)
Corpus Christi: on Thursday-moveable feast, depends on Easter Sunday; May/June (day off)
Polish national bank holidays: 2016
Opening hours: Groceries, such as Lidl, Real, Carrefour or Biedronka are open between 8 am
and close at 9 pm. You may expect shortened opening hours of small local shops and during the
weekend. As for shopping centres, they open at 10 am. And do not close till 10 pm, seven days
a week. During public holidays all supermarkets and malls are closed. Gas stations are open
24/7 and they usually allow limited shopping. Banks are usually open between 10 am. and 6-7
In Gdansk there are few markets where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables. One of them is
close to the University and dormitories on Wyspianskiego Street. For other greater shopping
needs there are two major shopping centers in the Tricity: GaleriaBałtycka (Baltic Gallery) and
Klif in Gdynia. In Gdansk you can find also: Madison Shopping Gallery in the city center,
Manhattan in Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, Alfa Centrum in Gdansk-Przymorze. In case you need to buy
something in the middle of the night there is supermarket Tesco and several pharmacies.
Where to go for shopping?
Emergency phone numbers:
The country code for Poland is 0048 (+48) and the Gdańsk code is 58.
When calling from a landline, dial:
998: Fire Brigade,
981: Road Assistance,
986: Municipial Police.
When calling from a mobile phone dial 112 (which is the general emergency number), or one
of the above numbers preceded by the local code (e.g. in Gdańsk police 58 997).
The Polish unit of currency is złoty (PLN). 1 złoty = 100 groszy. Local abbreviation: zł. The
exchange rate for 1 euro is approximately 4,3 PLN. It is recommended to get polish currency
upon arrival you will need this if you plan on taking public transport.
In most restaurants and bigger shops you can pay with bank cards or credit cards. There is also
plenty of ATMs. Pay pass is becoming increasingly popular. In order to open a bank account at a
Polish bank you usually need only a passport.
The student identity card entitles students to discounts on tickets to cinemas, theatres,
museums and public transport.
Polish zloty: Banknotes and coins
Minimum monthly living costs of an average student in Poland is 1300-2000 PLN.
Monthly rent: dormitory 300-450 PLN, room at a private apartment 500-1000 PLN
Generally the costs of food, public transportation and housing are somewhat lower in Poland
than in Western Europe. Nonetheless, they increase every year.
Average prices of everyday products:
bread 500g: 2-5 PLN,
milk 1l: 2-4 PLN,
butter: 3-5 PLN,
eggs (10): 4-8 PLN
water 1,5l: 2-3 PLN,
water (restaurants, pubs) 0,33l: 3-5 PLN
coffee in a cafe: 7-12 PLN
apples 1kg: 1-4 PLN,
potatoes 1kg: 1-3 PLN,
tomatoes 1kg: 2-9 PLN,
orange juice 1l: 3-5 PLN,
white sugar 1kg: 3-5 PLN,
chicken breasts 1kg: 15-20 PLN,
washing detergents: 4-7 PLN,
Other exemplary costs:
energy and gas monthly: 120 PLN,
full price monthly ticket: 80-105 PLN,
cinema student's ticket: 16-20 PLN,
haircut: 25-50 PLN,
lunch at canteen: 10-15 PLN
Public transport in Tricity (Gdańsk, Sopot, Gdynia) is delievered by busses, tramways,
trolleybuses (in Gdynia) and Fast City Rail (in Polish, SKM), connecting the Tricity.
As a rule, tickets should be bought at newsagent's booth, from the driver (but you need the
exact amount) or ticket machines on stops and stations. The tickets for tramways, buses and
trolleybuses must be validated in a ticket punching machine immediately on boarding the
vehicle. The puncher, usually an orange box at the eyelevel, which stamps the date and time on
your ticket. Tickets for fast city rail you have to punch before you get on, in the machines on
stations or city rail tunnels.
There are many types of tickets available, including long-term and time-limit tickets.The
expected length of the trip is indicated on the timetable at the stop/station. Brace yourself for
ticket controllers, dressed casually, appeared suddenly and rarely communicate in english. They
have to have ID tags.
Students aged below 26 are entitled to discount in most means of public transport. In
municipal transport it is 50% discount; necessary documents: a valid Polish student card
(sometimes the International Student Identity Card - ISIC) and a 37% discount on transportation
via national railways.
In Gdańsk you can buy, i.e: one way ticket: 3,- PLN (does not entitle to change the vehicle), onehour ticket: 3,60 PLN, 24-hours ticket: 12,- PLN. It is also possible to buy a season ticket,
especially for those who frequently use public transport. You can choose 1, 4 or 5
months valid season ticket (80-219,- PLN) . Tickets for 4 or 5 months are only for students. The
mentioned above prices are without discount for students. More about tickets
Students who have already received their student cards can use them as season tickets for
Gdansk municipal transport. To do so, they should fill in the following form: wniosek and
submit it along with the student card at one of the branches of ZTM, e.g:
Punkt Obsługi Klientanr 2, Wyspiańskiego 9A (close to the university).
Punkt Obsługi Klientanr 3, Main Railway Station in the city centre (tunnel).
After submitting the documents, the student receives a confirmation, that will be valid for 5
days, which will allow him to travel in the municipal transport with student discount.
Useful links with timetables:
If you are an EU/EEA student, you only need your ID document (e.g. identity card or passport)
to enter Poland. For stays exceeding 90 days please check here: Information for EU/EEA citizens
traveling to Poland. If you are planning to stay longer than 3 months, you need to register at the
NON EU/EEA CITIZENS:
A citizen of a non-EU/EEA country can enter the territory of Poland on the basis of a valid travel
document (passport) and a visa (we recommend D-type national visa).
Check the list of countries where citizens are exempted from visa duties up to 3 months.
What should you do if your VISA is going to EXPIRE?:
1. Apply for residence permit for a fixed period in the Department of Citizens Affairs of the
Voivodeship Office (province administration, in Polish Urząd Wojewódzki), or
2. Back to your country of residence and apply again for visa
Visa prolongation in Poland is possible in exceptional circumstances only
List of required documents for Residence Permit application :
4 sharp, colour photos – size: 4,5 x 3,5 cm, taken in last 6 months, biometric
Passport: 1 copy of all pages, 2 x pages with personal data, visas, stamps confirming
crossing the borders
original and copy of application form-residence permit for a defined period of time;
Health insurance – original & photocopy;
Polish sworn translation of insurance card – original & photocopy
Letter of acceptance or confirmation of GUT’s student status containing duration of
studies – original & copy (filled in by your faculty);
Document confirming possession of financial assets covering subsistence costs (e.g. Bank
Confirmation of tuition fee payment
Confirmation of payment 340 PLN: to be payed at the cash-desk in Pomerania
Voivodeship Council or by bank transfer;
NB! Application and documents are accepted only in Polish language!
Resident Permit application need to be submitted to:
Department for Citizenship and Foreigners' Affairs of the Voivodeship Office
21/27 Okopowa Str. (entrance from Rzeźnicka Str.), 80-810 Gdańsk
Other types of residence permits in Poland issued to NON-EU Citizens:
Settlement permit (granted to a foreigner who proves to have strong family or economic
bonds with Poland, to have a place of residence, to be married to a Polish citizen).
Residence permit for EC long-term resident (granted to a foreigner who has been
residing on the territory of Poland legally and continuously for at least 5 years directly
before submission of the application and has a stable and regular source of income).
Education and legalization of stay in Poland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland
Polish visa is valid in Shengen states up to 3 months during visit in time interval of 6 months
NON EU / EEA CITIZENS:
Health insurance is mandatory for all non-EU students.
You can choose private insurance company or join a voluntary health insurance in Poland in one
of National Health Fund branches (NFZ- NarodowyFunduszZdrowia). Under this insurance
scheme, students are entitled to free medical care and can use university health care clinics and
health centres. Also, all foreign students have the option of purchasing additional accident
insurance. For detailed information visit the website of the National Health Fund
Being new in new environment requires sometimes professional support, in such a situation do
not hesitate to ask for it.You can obtain support in English language on: [email protected]
SPORTS AT GUT:
Academic Sports Centre at Gdansk University of Technology:
The dream of any sport, you will find the facilities for practice in the Academic Sports Centre
Technical University. The resort operates 20 sports sections, including swimming, athletics,
judo, volleyball, football, tennis and table tennis. Sports center is located in Wrzeszcz on the
main traffic route, close to SKM and tram lines.
Join SPORT SECTION
We have a modern, newly renovated swimming pool complex , a large 25-meter and a small
12.5-meter, which students use in physical education. Season ticket (for one semester) is 190
PLN, available directly at GUT Sport Centre – contact: [email protected]
Exchange programmes at GUT
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the
period 2014-2020.The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries'
efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human and social capital, while confirming the
principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning
throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Programme also enhances the
opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of
higher education and youth.
More information: CLICK HERE
FSS: Program Scholarship and Training Fund - Mobility University (hereinafter referred to
as the Project) is an educational program funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism, Norwegian
Financial Mechanism and national funds: CLICKHERE
Polish GRADE system :
Excellent / Distinction
Satisfactory / a credit passing grade
GUT Rules and regulations
Rector’s Decree concerning the level of fees associated with the provision of educational
services for foreigners commencing fee-paying studies at Gdańsk University of Technology
ACADEMIC CALENDAR AY 2015/16
Dean’s Affairs Office
student ID card
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GUT Authorities and student contact persons at Faculties:
Prof. Henryk Krawczyk
Vice-Rector for Scientific Research
Prof. Józef E. Sienkiewicz
Vice-Rector for Education
Prof. Marek Dzida
Vice-Rector for Development and Quality
Prof. Kazimierz Jakubiuk
Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Innovation
Prof. Jacek Mąkinia
Faculty of Architecture:
Dean: Prof. Antoni Taraszkiewicz
student contact person: Małgorzata Bogdanowicz
e-mail: [email protected]; tel .: 58 347-63-83
workplace: Main Building Room 313
Faculty of Chemistry :
Dean: Prof. Sławomir Milewski
Student contact person: Urszula Kampowka
email: [email protected]; tel .: 58 348-62-24
workplace: Main Building Room 6
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics :
Dean : Prof. Krzysztof Goczyła
Student contact person:Alexandera Zaborowska
e-mail: [email protected]; tel .: 348-62-81
Building of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics room 149
Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering:
Dean: Prof. LeonSwędrowski
Student contact person: Miroslawa Kamonciak
email:[email protected]; tel .: 58 348-60-63
workplace: EiA Building Room 45
Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics:
Dean :Prof. WojciechSadowski, PhD
Student contact person:Magdalena Topp
e-mail: [email protected]; tel .: 58 347-20-06
workplace: Main Building room 102
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Dean: Prof. IreneuszKreja, Ph. D., D. Sc.,
Student contact person:Marta Wojcieszenko; tel .: 58 348-61-70
e-mail: [email protected]
Workplace: Main Building 158
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering :
Dean: Prof. Jan Stąsiek
Student contact person:BarbaraUrbańska
e-mail: [email protected]; tel .: 58 347-16-85
Workplace: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Building Room 226
Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology :
Dean: Prof . JanuszKozak, PhD
Student contact person: Tomasz Stecewicz
e-mail: [email protected]; tel.: 58 347-27-07
Workplace: Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Room 203
Faculty of Management and Economics :
Dean: prof. Julita Wasilczuk
Student contact person: Beata Liberadzka
e-mail: [email protected]; tel .: 58 348-62-75
Workplace: Faculty of Management and Economics (ul. Traugutta 79), room 509
Accommodation and dorm issues:
visit your dorm administration office,
Students who wish to change the accommodation are requested to contact ISA
with request ([email protected])
If you have any questions, doubts or need a help to legalize your
stay in Poland, please contact us:
International Students and Visitors Office
GUT main building, room. no 265
for international Students
9:00 – 11:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
Friday 8:00 – 10:00
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: +4858 347 2828
Facebook GUT International Office
International Students Association
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 – 12:00
Al. Zwycięstwa 25 (building no. 25)