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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
11,897 9,590 2% 9:9


The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (NCU) was founded in 1945. . It is named after Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who was born in the city of Torun in northern Poland.

 It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). Most of the faculties are located at the Torun Campus, although a lot of the medical facilities are located at the university’s second campus in the nearby city of Bydgoszcz. The University greatly increased its strength in 2004, when the medical school in neighbouring Bydgoszcz was incorporated within it as NCU Collegium Medicum.

It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 30 000 students, offering education in over 90 fields of study, 100 specialisations and 50 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4190 staff on both Torun and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers.

It develops studies in cooperation with universities abroad and is currently collaborating with the universities in Angers (economics) and Moscow (history).

NCU has state-of-the-art research infrastructure including the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (FAMO), the Center for Quantum Optics and the Interdisciplinary Center for Modern Technologies to name but a few, as well as modern teaching facilities comprising, among others, Collegium Humanisticum and the University Sports Centre. The Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice near Torun houses a unique 32-meter radio telescope.

 NCU researchers can boast a number of spectacular successes which include, among others, the design and construction of an Optical Coherence Tomography instrument, an ultra-modern device for medical eye examinations.

NCU campus hosts the Academic Centre for Arts and Culture ‘Od Nowa’, one of the oldest students’ clubs in Poland.

Notable alumni

              Zbigniew Herbert, (1924-1998), poet

•             Piotr Pawel Bojanczyk, (1946-), former national champion, Ice Dancing

•             Maciej Konacki, (1972-), astronomer

•             Mariusz Lemanczyk, (1958-), mathematician

•             Zbigniew Nowek, (1959-), former head of Polish Intelligence Agency

•             Andrzej Person, (1951-), senator and noted sports journalist

•             Jan Rompsczi, (1913-1969), poet and ethnographer

•             Aleksander Wolszczan, (1946-), astronomer


Certificate of the English language proficiency B2 ;IELTS  6.0 

medical courses require 6.5 in all 


Full-time Bachelor studies (1st cycle) and long-cycle studies:

•             Candidate must provide a certificate of completing secondary education in country of origin entitling his/her to undertake university level education. Certificate must be affixed with apostille or legalized.

Full-time Master studies (2nd cycle):

•             Candidate must provide a diploma issued in country of origin entitling his/her to undertake university level education. Diploma must be affixed with apostille or legalized



             Medicine (6-year MD Programme)

•             BA in English Studies

•             BSc in Chemistry

•             BSc in Nursing

•             BSc in Physiotherapy

•             BSc in Tourism ans Recreation

•             MA in Economics

•             MA in English Studies

•             MA in Management

•             MSc in Chemistry

•             MSc in Environmental Protection

•             MSc in Laboratory Medicine

•             MSc in Mathematics


Accommodation - Campuses

There are two university campuses in Torun: the Center Campus and the Bielany Campus, as well as campus in Bydgoszcz. NCU offer for international students accommodation in Student's houses for the whole academic year. The  two campuses offer usually double and triple rooms. Depending on standard monthly accommodation cost may vary between 290-350 Polish zloty.

There are two university campuses in Torun: the Center Campus (Osiedle “Centrum”) and the Bielany Campus (Osiedle “Bielany”). Currently the University owns 11 student dormitories (called DOM STUDENCKI or DS.) with accommodation for more than 3,300 students. The University currently owns 14 student dormitories with accommodation for more than 3,500 students, including modern and fully equipped student dormitory in Bydgoszcz. Free Internet access is provided in all student dormitories.

 For students with disabilities specially adapted apartments are available.

Private Accommodation:

If you are interested in private accommodation, it is also possible to rent a room or a flat in the town. The prices may vary depending on the standard, location and distance from the University. Accommodation is often advertised in local newspapers. You can also visit the websites devoted to exchanging or swaping houses or flats between students participating in exchanges or traveling.


The University Hotel is located close to the NCU Secondary School, in a quiet area, within a 15-minute walk from the city centre. The surroundings offer beautiful green scenery. The University Campus and other university buildings are all within walking distance. The Hotel offers a perfect location for organising conferences and planning a business trip or a short stay.



There are a number of scholarships available within the limits defined in bilateral  agreements.

They are financed either by the Polish or the foreign partner’s government, often with the aim to enhance exchange within a specific field of study.

The amount of a scholarship depends on the type of study undertaken.

It is also advisable to check with local authorities if they have a scholarship programme that includes studies in Poland.

Quick Facts





The tuition fees range from EUR 2000 to 4000 per year but the medical courses require 30,000 PLN - 42,000 PLN per year.


Poland is still quite a cheap country for travellers, though this largely depends on what degree of comfort you need, what kind of food you eat, etc. Foreign students should remember that if they want to travel, make phone calls abroad, and lead an active social life they will spend more than a few hundred zloty per month (excluding the costs of accommodation). You should have available a minimum of 1,800 zl with you when you arrive. This will cover your expenses for at least the first couple of weeks.



World University Rankings 2018     :  801-1000

QS World University Ranking 2018 :  801-1000                                            



ul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Torun, Poland

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