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Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Poland

Nov 9, 2021

Poznan University of Medical Sciences: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Fees, and Scholarships

The Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) was the first public school in Poland to offer full-time studies in English. It was established in 1919 in the city of Poznan in Western Poland. 

With over 100 years of experience, PUMS is known to be one of the best universities for its medical courses and research and for providing the local community with quality health services. 

PUMS has ties with foreign universities in the USA, Brazil, Switzerland, the UK, and many more.

In recent years, Poland has emerged as one of the best countries to pursue medical studies among international students.

University Rankings

  • Ranked #1431 among the Best Global Universities by US News in 2022-23
  • Ranked #519 in Best Global Universities in Europe by US News in 2022-23
  • Ranked #22 in being the Best University in Poland by US News in 2022-23
  • Ranked #618 in Clinical Medicine by US News in 2022-23
  • Ranked #368 in Oncology by US News in 2022-23
  • Ranked #401-500 for Biological Sciences according to Shanghai Ranking in 2022

Why study at Poznan University of Medical Sciences? 

The university has several qualities which make it the ideal university for many international students.

  • The university offers a variety of English-taught courses.
  • The university emphasizes a practical approach.
  • The university offers small groups of 5-6 students along with populated classes for better understanding.
  • PUMS has a welcoming nature towards international students with an enrollment of 1000 international students.
  • PUMS owns a network of 6 hospitals in the city of Poznan.

Programs and Courses

PUMS offers several programs in undergraduate medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry, and pharmacy. The programs are English taught. The standards of teaching are in line with American, European, and other international requirements.

Undergraduate/ Bachelor Program

Most of the undergraduate programs at this university have a duration of 6 years. You are required to crack an interview to get into these programs.

Course Duration Annual Tuition Fees (in PLN) Annual Tuition Fees (in USD)
Medicine Program 6 years 60,500 13,330 
Dentistry  5 years 64,720 14,260 
Pharmacy 6 years 38,700   8,530 
Physiotherapy  5 years 45,340   9,990 

Graduate/Master Programs

The university offers some common programs for both undergraduate and graduate students. Here are some graduate programs.

Courses Duration Annual Tuition Fees (in PLN) Annual Tuition Fees (in USD)
Medicine 6 years  60,500 13,330 
PhD 4 years NA NA

Campus and Accommodation

The campus is quite exquisite and vibrant, contributing to PUMS being the most dynamically developing institution in Poland. PUMS owns six clinical hospitals used for research and scientific work. PUMS dormitories for students are within walking/biking distance from the university hospitals, teaching facilities, sports facilities, and library. They are located near Poznan downtown which includes a private cafeteria, study rooms, social rooms, etc.

The dormitories are divided into four types for the English course students, namely Eskulap, Medyk, Aspirynka, and Karolek, their monthly rent is mentioned below:

Room type Eskulap Medyk Aspirynka  Karolek
Double Room 480 PLN/ 105 USD 600 PLN/ 132 USD 630 PLN/ 137 USD 710 PLN/ 155 USD
Single occupancy 960 PLN/ 210 USD 1215 PLN/ 265 USD 1260 PLN/ 275 USD 1420 PLN/ 310 USD

Admission Requirements for International Students

Along with sending the required documents, the students who are opting for an English language course are required to take an entrance examination/ interview with the University representatives to proceed further.

Where to apply? Official website of the university/ Gyanberry Admission Services
Application Fee  100 PLN/ 22 USD
Exam/ Interview Fee  690 PLN/ 150 USD
Deadline Varies for each course 

Undergraduate Admissions

The documents required for admission are mentioned below. The deadline to apply is July 2022.

  • School transcripts and transcripts from any educational program attended.
  • English proficiency test results: IELTS (minimum 6.5) and TOEFL (minimum 587)
  • Health certificate by a physician 
  • Criminal background check report from residence country

Graduate Admissions

The documents required are mentioned below. The deadline is July 15, 2022

  • School transcripts and transcripts from any educational program attended.
  • Resume/ CV
  • English proficiency test results: IELTS (minimum 6.5) and TOEFL (minimum 587)
  • 2 recent photos 
  • Health certificate by a physician 
  • Criminal background check report from residence country

Tuition, Fees, and total Cost of Attendance

Program Tuition Fee per year (in PLN) Tuition Fee per year (in USD)
Medicine 60,500 13,330 
Dentistry  64,720 14,260 
Pharmacy 38,700   8,530 
Physiotherapy  45,340   9,990 

The total fee which is taken in a year is divided into three installments for every course.

Cost of Living

We have mentioned below the average costs for different expenses that you will have to bear as a student per month.

Expenses Amount Charged per Month
Dormitory  410 PLN/ 90 USD
Public transport 70 PLN/ 15 USD
Health insurance 70 PLN/ 15 USD
Lunch 15 PLN/ 3 USD per portion
Fitness club 115 PLN/ 25 USD

The annual cost of attendance for an international student pursuing the medicine program at PUMS is approximately 91,650 PLN or 20,000 USD.

Note: Converted at the rate of 1 PLN=0.22 USD. The exchange rates are subject to periodic change.

Scholarships for International Students

Students who excel in studies, research, sports, and other opportunities available at Poznan University of Medical Services are awarded prestigious awards and honors. These encourage the students to do better and be better.

This university is well known for its education as well as its research work which also encourages the students to put their knowledge into practice. If you are looking for a university to study medicine in Poland that offers courses in the English language, this one could be perfect for you.

To get full details of available scholarships and eligibility requirements, contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

PUMS offers a number of programs in undergraduate medicine, physiotherapy, dentistry, and pharmacy, which are taught in English.

A student must have completed high school with at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. Additionally, an Indian applicant should get qualifying marks in the NEET exam.c

The University has 4 dormitories for students of English language courses, which are within walking/biking distance from the university hospitals, teaching facilities, sports facilities, and library. All rooms are equipped with basic amenities.

The University offers several scholarships to students based on their academic achievements, sports, or other extracurricular activities. The amount may vary depending on the course chosen, and some are renewable on a merit basis.

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