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).
…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 February||winter semester|
|1 October - end of January||classes (15 weeks)|
|22 December - 2 January||Christmas break|
|until mid-February||winter 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 June||summer examination session|
|September||autumn 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
…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)
visiting hours: Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 14:00