first days at the university

FIRST STEPS AT THE UNIVERSITY

Dean's office of the receiving faculty (dziekanat)

The Dean's Office is the unit that manages student affairs at a given faculty. Immediately after your arrival in Szczecin, this is the first place you should visit in order to obtain, among other things, the following:

• student identity card

• access to the electronic e-dziekanat system

• student status certificates(if applicable)

 

Students identity card

While being enrolled at the hosting faculty at WPUT in Szczecin, international students are entitled to obtain the student card (Polish: legitymacja studencka) at their faculty Dean’s Office (Polish: dziekanat). The cost of issuing the card is 17 PLN (ca. 4,5 EUR).

Get the student card as soon as possible – apart from confirming a student status, the card is necessary to get around the University (e.g. access to libraries) and enjoy your student life at discount prices (e.g. public transport in towns, trains, admissions, clubs).

 

„E-dziekanat” system…

…is an electronic student system, to which every student has access on the basis of  individual login and password. In the e-dziekanat you will check the schedule of classes, possible fees for studies, accommodation, etc.

 

Organisation of the academic year

The academic year consists of two semesters and begins on 1 October. Before the start of classes, the University organizes an official inauguration to which all students are invited. The dates below organise a general scheme for any academic year at Polish universities. The detailed schedule of the given academic year, the schedule of classes or the list of free days is available on the Faculty's website.

 

1 October - mid Februarywinter semester
1 October - end of Januaryclasses (15 weeks)
22 December - 2 January Christmas break
until mid-Februarywinter examination session
mid-February inter-semester break (one week)
last week of February - mid-June classes (15 weeks)
Easter break one week
mid-June - 30 Junesummer examination session
Septemberautumn re-take examination session

 

Polish public holidays (free days, no classes planned)

New Year’s Day - 1 January

Three Kings’ Day (Epiphany) - 6 January

Easter Sunday & Easter Monday - in March or April

Labour Day - 1 May

Constitution Day -  3 May

Corpus Christi Day - Thursday in May or June

Feast of Assumption Day - 15 August

All Saints’ Day  - 1 November

Independence Day - 11 November

Christmas - 25 / 26 December

 

Study Regulations…

…it is an internal legal act regulating academic issues, studies, examinations and credits, rights and duties of students, disciplinary responsibility, awards and distinctions. Each student has the right to familiarize himself/herself with the content of the regulations, which is made available on the Faculty's website.

 

International Mobility Office (Dział Mobilności Międzynarodowej)

International students are offered information, assistance and guidance in International Mobility Office:

correspondance address: al. Piastów 17, 70-310 Szczecin, POLAND

visiting address al. Pułaskiego 10, room 15 (ground floor)

e-mail: admission@zut.edu.pl

website:  admission.zut.edu.pl

visiting hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 14:00