International Students_Guide_2015_16



International Students_Guide_2015_16
Gdańsk University ofTechnology (GUT) is the largest
technical university in the Pomeranian Region and
one of the oldest technical universities in Poland.
The impressive 77 hectare of University campus is
a harmonic combination of 100-year old buildings
with XXI century ultramodern premises.
At 9 faculties the University offers Bachelor’s,
Master’s and Doctoral studies conducted in both full
time and part time systems in various areas of science and technology.
The academic offer comprises 37 fields of undergraduate studies and 27 fields of graduate
studies, including 3 interdepartmental courses and 2 inter-academic courses currently offered.
GUT provides also 2 fields of undergraduate and 12 fields of graduate studies with English as a
medium of instruction.
25 000 students have access to specialist laboratories, lecture theatres with multimedia
facilities, a library with 1.2 million volumes as well as various sports facilities.
The university’s achievements in the area of Research & Development are reflected in yearly
contribution of over 3000 publications, of which nearly 300 appear in the world’s most
renowned scientific journals on the ISI list, and more than 40 are scientific monographs and
academic textbooks.
Great emphasis is placed on maintaining high education quality standards – the University
holds the prestigious ECTS Label which indicates that the program of education in all fields of
study is focused on strengthening the student's practical competence and the shaping of
attitudes that will help him enter the labor market. So far, ECTS Label has been received by only
four universities in Poland.
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, providing proindustrial oriented education for engineers on basis of “Conceive,
Design, Implement and Operate” concept.
The university carries out an important project, whose goal is to create modern technical
infrastructure for the implementation of the educational program of Engineer of the Future at
Gdańsk University of Technology. The project includes not only the modernization of didactic
infrastructure and construction of laboratories, but first of all the implementation of a new
model of education-oriented development of engineering skills: planning, design, construction,
and inference based on performed experiments.
Innovative University of Technology – selected achievements:
"Polish invention of the year 2013" was CyberEye, which is used for diagnosis and
treatment of persons in a coma. The authors of the interface also received Prime
Minister's Award for scientific and technical achievements in 2013.
Gold medal at the XVII Moscow Exhibition of Inventions and Innovative Technologies
"ARCHIMEDES 2014" was awarded to researchers from the Faculty of Electronics,
Telecommunications and Informatics of GUT.
Gold Medal at Poznan International Fair 2014 for satellite pumping unit was awarded to
the team of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Four medals at fair BRUSSELS INNOVA 2013 l GUT scientists won. Gold medals were
awarded for inventions developed at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications
and Informatics: Talking Maps - GIS system supporting the movement of the blind,
CyberEye, a movie player with the function of improving the intelligibility of dialogues.
Silver medal was awarded to an intelligent inspection camera controlled by RFID signals.
Silver medal at the International Fair of Inventions and Innovation IENA 2013 in
Nuremberg was awarded to team from the Faculty of Chemistry for biopolymer material
for medical and cosmetic applications.
Gold medal at the fair Technicon-Innovation 2013, together with a special award for the
product best suited for implementation, which was developed at the Faculty of
Chemistry, was obtained by Chill-ID – a thaw indicator.
Gdańsk – the capital of urban agglomeration of over one million citizens, The city has got nearly
500 000 inhabitants and this is one of the largest business, economic, cultural and scientific
centers in Poland. Gdansk has more than 1000-year historical tradition and captivates not only
with the huge number of monuments, both sacral and port, but above all, with its unique
atmosphere. It is here that turbulent past blends with modernity.
International Students and Visitors Office
[email protected]
+ 48 58 347 28 28
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
specialization:Signal Processing
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 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
specialization:International 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
For more info please visit OUR WEBSITE
How to get to Gdansk?
Gdansk is easily accessible by all means of transport:
1. By plane toGdansk 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) ->
3. By ferry
More about possibilities to travel to Gdansk
Download city map
How to get to GUT?
1) From the airport to GUT you can travel by:
Bus no.210 (direction: Gościnna) to "DworzecGłówny PKP", change to tram no. 6, 9,
11 or 12 (direction: Jelitkowo, Strzyża, Zaspa or Oliwa) and get off at "Politechnika"
stop. The main building of GUT is about 10 minutes walking distance from the stop.
Instead of travelling by trams you can take Fast City Rail (in Polish SKM) from
"GdańskGłówny" to "GdańskPolitechnika" station. The main building is about 15
minutes walking distance from the station,
Bus no. 110 (direction: Wrzeszcz PKP) to "GaleriaBałtycka", change to tram no. 2, 5, 6,
9, 11 or 12 (direction: ŁostowiceŚwiętokrzyska, Nowy Port, Przeróbka, ChełmWitsa,
Siedlce) and get off at "Politechnika" stop. The main building of GUT is 10 minutes
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)
Pomeranian Rapid Railways (to stop Gdańsk Wrzeszcz)
2) From the main railway station "GdańskGłówny" 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 "GdańskWrzeszcz" you can take from "Klonowa" stop a tram no. 5, 6, 9, 11 or
12 (towards: Nowy Port, Łostowice, Świętokrzyska, Przeróbka, Chełm Witosa or Siedlce) and get
off at "Politechnika" stop.
Useful links:
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. We can
recommend company Accomodation for Students (
Each student is obliged to register upon his arrival at the City Hall. Students coming from
countries that are not EU members need to register within 4 days from their arrival.
Documents required to registration:
1. Registration Form
2. Passport
Address: City Hall, Branch no. 1; 74 Partyzantów St, Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz
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, 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.
Useful links:
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)
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.
Emergency phone numbers:
The country code for Poland is 0048 (+48) and the Gdańsk code is 58.
When calling from a landline, dial:
999: Ambulance,
998: Fire Brigade,
997: Police,
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,- 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.
Living costs:
Monthly living costs of an average student in Poland: 1200-2000 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:
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
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:
o PunktObsługiKlientanr 2, Wyspiańskiego 9A (close to the university).
o PunktObsługiKlientanr 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.
If you want to travel within Poland or Europe you can do it by intercity transport:
1. Train (the national railway company PKP, which operates various types of trains, from
fast and expensive EuroCity to slower and low standard pospieszne);
2. Coach (regional bus operators under a general name PKS, as well as private coach
companies, e.g. Polski Bus);
3. Plane ( LOT, Eurolot; Wizzair, Ryanair).
Useful links with timetables:,,,
Legal stay:
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
City Hall.
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).
The list of countries where citizens are exempted from visa duties up to 3 months and more
information regarding entering Poland and visa requirements you can find at the following
Polish visa is valid inShengen statefor 3 months during visit any (in time interval of 6 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 UrządWojewódzki), 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, on monochrome and
bright background, clearly showing eyes and face from the top of the head till the upper
part of shoulders, the face should occupy 70-80% of the whole photo; the person on the
photo should not wear any kind of headdress and dark glasses, should be looking directly
with open eyes not covered by hair, with natural expression and closed mouth;
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, return
travel costs and study fee (travellerscheque; confirmation of credit card limit issued by
the bank that issued the credit card; account balance confirmed by the bank with stamp
and signature; scholarship confirmation issued by university, stamped and signed)*;
Confirmation of fee payment*;
Confirmation of payment 340 PLN: to be payed at the cash-desk in Pomerania
Voivodeship Council or by bank transfer;
Optional authorization - 17 PLN*: to be payed at the cash-desk in Pomerania
Voivodeship or by bank transfer; needed confirmation of payment
* if it is necessary
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).
Useful links:
- Education and legalization of stay in Poland
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland
- MigrantInfo
- Guide book for foreigners. Learning and studying in GDAŃSK
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]
Academic Sports Centre Technical University of Gdansk:
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.
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.
We have a newly decorated, full-size sports hall for team games. New indoor tennis courts and
football pitch. There is also a climbing wall and two playgrounds for beach volleyball
Young boaters operating in AD PG University computer club regularly train in our wioślarni , a
unique facility of this type in Poland. Notable successes relate to national competitions, but also
Welcome to the new gym and aerobics room. Where you can practice martial arts such as judo
It is worth noting that the center also organises ski camps and sailing . For students with limited
physical, sensory, directed by a doctor of academic health, conduct classes in corrections.
We amateur sports league basketball and football, in which they can participate Tri-City
residents and more:
We also invite you to the page and
FB page:
Academic Sports Centre and the University of Gdańsk
SPORT SECTION: click here
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.
Erasmus+ is the result of the integration of the following European programmes implemented by
the Commission during the period 2007-2013: The Lifelong Learning Programme, The Youth in
Action Programme, The Erasmus Mundus Programme, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, Programmes of
cooperation with industrialised countries in the field of higher education.The institution which
coordinates the programme in Poland is Foundation for the Development of the Education Systems.
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 :
Polish grade
Excellent / Distinction
Very good
Good plus
Satisfactory plus
Satisfactory / a credit passing grade
Unsatisfactory/ insufficient
Mini Glossary:
plan zajęć
legitymacja studencka
ulga studencka
Students Affairs Office
student ID card
students discount
money exchange
bus/tramp stop
dzień dobry
mam na imię…
do widzenia
Fast Urban Railway
my name is…
good bye
Thank you
GUT Authorities and student contact persons at Faculties:
Prof. HenrykKrawczyk
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: MałgorzataBogdanowicz
e-mail: [email protected]; tel .: 58 347-63-83
workplace: Main Building Room 313
Faculty of Chemistry :
Dean: Prof. SławomirMilewski
Student contact person: UrszulaKampowka
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:
Student contact person:MiroslawaKamonciak
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
orkplace: 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. JulitaWasilczuk
Student contact person:BeataLiberadzka
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, OR: MsKarolinaStasinska
e-mail: [email protected]; tel:58 347-13-13
Workplace: BRATNIAK Building, room 210a
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
9:00 – 11:00
9:00 – 11:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 14:00
12:00 – 14:00
e-mail: [email protected]
phone: +4858 347 2828
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