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Student Enrollment Academic Staff
7,000-7,999 800-899

Gdynia Maritime University is the largest state school of higher maritime education in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for officer positions on board merchant marine vessels and for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions. The University four Faculties offer degree in Navigation, Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. At present Gdynia Maritime University provides studies for 8000 students.

The programs of studies satisfy both Polish educational standards provided by the Ministry of Education and also the requirements of the International Maritime Organization – IMO. The academic staff – representing doctor of science degree and scientific titles of a professor accompanied, in many cases, by the highest marine diplomas of a Master Mariner, Chief Engineer Officer and Shipboard Electrical Engineer – supported by the laboratory facilities offering 25 specialised simulators and ISO 9001 education quality management system implemented by the University.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland, GMU is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Akademia Morska w Gdyni (GMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 97 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Polish higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. GMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

International students-There are 46,101 international students from 158 countries studying in Poland, 10.000 more than a year ago (28% increase). Polish universities never experienced such a growth. Currently international students make up 3.1% of the total student body in the country (seven years ago the figure was 0.6%, in 2014 - 2.3%).

IELTS Not Required:

Each candidate need to attend interview through Skype communicator with University admission officer. The final acceptance decision belongs to University authorities.

Access to the First-cycle Studies

Access to first-cycle studies, leading to the professional title of licencjat or inzynier (Engineer), as well as long-cycle studies, leading to a Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree), is open to holders of an upper secondary school certificate or an equivalent entitling the holder to enrol in such programs in Poland. Additional entrance examinations may be conducted by HEIs only if this is necessary to assess knowledge or skills that are not assessed by the Matura examination or the applicant holds an upper secondary school certificate obtained abroad.


Access to the Second-cycle Studies

Access to the second-cycle studies is open to holders of a licencjat or inzynier (Engineer) degree, a Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree) or the equivalent of the Polish higher education diploma entitling the holder to enrol in such programs in Poland.



Non-nationals can undertake and  pursue studies, doctoral studies and other forms of education, as well as participate in  scientific research and development works   in Gdynia Maritime University:

a)       under regulations that apply to Polish citizens,

b)       under regulations that are different from those applying to Polish citizens

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

·         M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Ship Automation and Marine Electrical Power Engineering)

·         M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Systems (Marine Electronics and Marine Telecomunications)

Faculty of Marine Engineering

The framework of Mechanical Engineering and Machine Design major includes first-degree (Engineer) and second-degree (Master) studies programmes in the following specializations:

First-degree (Engineer - Bachelors) Full-time Program

·         Marine Propulsion Plant and Offshore Construction Operation,

·         Technology for Repairs of Ship and Port Units,

·         Operational Engineering.

Second-degree (Masters) Full-time Program

·         Marine Propulsion Plant and Offshore Construction Operation,

·         Technology for Repairs of Ship and Port Units,

·         Operational Engineering,

·         Marine Propulsion Plant Operation 2.

First-degree (Engineer - Bachelors) Part-time Program

·         Marine Propulsion Plant Operation,

·         Repair Engineering Management,

·         Operation of Industrial Installations

Second-degree (Masters) Part-time Program

·         Marine Propulsion Plant Operation

·         Repair Engineering Management,

·         Operation of Industrial Installations,

·         Marine Propulsion Plant Operation 2 (ESO2)

Navigation Programs

·         BSc or MSc in Navigation with Specialization in Maritime Transport: The aim of studies in Maritime Transport is to prepare high class experts in ship operations.

·         BSc or MSc in Transport with Specialization in Port and Fleet Operation, Transport and Logistics and Maritime Transportation and Logistics Systems: The aim of studies in Port and Fleet Operation is to prepare experts for the technical operations in ports and those specializing in the transportation, forwarding and logistics for work in the transportation, forwarding and logistics companies as well as in companies involved in international transport.

Poland offers scholarships to students through the government, various foundations and the universities themselves. They are available to students of Polish origin including disabled applicants as well as to international students both from within the EU itself and from countries outside the EU. The high number of institutions that offer scholarships and their fluid availability makes the situation in the country unique.

Visegrad Scholarship Programme – These are 1-4 semester scholarships for Master and Post-Master degrees. The programme is administered by the heads of the international Visegrad fund.

Scholarships for citizens from developing countries – These scholarships assist students at PhD level of studies in technical fields in Poland. They are funded by the Polish government.

Quick Facts

INSTITUTION TYPEPublic higher education




2000-4000 EUR/year


Around 2103 PLN



  • 2759-world ranking
  • 51-country ranking


ul. Morska 81 - 87, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland

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