Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz


The Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 30 000 students, offering education in over 80 fields of study, 100 specialisations and 50 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4300 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers. NCU alumni now number nearly 200 000.


Course Location Price Fee per semestr
Medicine – MD (6 years) Bydgoszcz 11000 € 5500 €

Medicine – MD

The 6-year MD Program in English is offered by the Faculty of Medicine. It was launched in 2009 as the first full-degree program for international students and has been enjoying great popularity ever since.
Medicine photo 1The curriculum includes a broad range of subjects covering different medical specialties. The cross-section of disciplines prepares our doctors-to-be for professional practice and helps them choose their future specialization path. The curriculum also includes obligatory 4-week summer placements after years 1-5 in nursing, outpatient health care, family medicine, internal diseases, surgery, emergency medicine, gynecology and obstetrics, and pediatrics. The program begins with a 1-month preparatory course in biology, physics, chemistry and basics of Polish.
Medicine photo 2The 6-year MD program at Collegium Medicum follows the most recent advancements in science and allows for a thorough preparation of future doctors to professional practice. Graduates receive a university qualification certifying their skills in solving medical problems related to diagnosis and treatment in accordance with the fundamentals of contemporary knowledge based on scientific evidence, as well as knowledge in the scope of basic medical sciences, preventive health care, management and functioning of health care systems, patient rights and professional ethics.
Degree: Master
Course Title: Health sciences
Where: Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz
Language: English


What documents are required in the admission process?
1. a completed application form
2. Upper Secondary School-Leaving Examination Certificate (so-called: “Maturity Certificate” or other document obtained abroad that:

  • is validated (legalized) or affixed with apostille
  • gives the right to apply to all types of higher education institutions in the country in the system of which an institution issuing such certificates is located and is equal to the Polish Upper Secondary School-Leaving Examination Certificate
  • includes grades from 2 out of 3 of the following school subjects: biology, chemistry, physics (or the above mentioned grades are included on other certificates of complementary or higher education)

3. a document with a statement confirming candidate’s right to apply to higher education institutions in candidate’s home country (if it is not already on the candidate’s diploma)
4. a valid medical certificate that confirms the ability to take up studies
5. vaccination records (vaccination against hepatitis type B)
6. a certified copy of a passport7. 4 current photos with uncovered head (left-hand side of face, the ear must be visible)

Other requirements:
1. A candidate needs to speak English well enough to participate in classes conducted in English (long lasting lessons at school or completion of courses at an appropriate level)* The list of documents certifying candidate’s proper knowledge of English: FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC 2, BEC (3), CEIBT – certificates issued by University Cambridge local Examination Syndicate (at least “pass”); IELTS (at least 6.5 points); TOEFL 500 in tests, at least 3.5 points in writing test (TWE) and 200 points in speaking exam (TSE) issued by Education Testing Service.
2. A candidate submits to Collegium Medicum all required documents (see above) and information in a specified time.
3. A candidate attends a recruitment interview and is initially accepted by Qualification Commission. Subsequently, a candidate obtains a final decision from Rector or a person authorized by Rector concerning admission to the studies.

What documents are required after admission?If candidate’s high school diploma has not been issued by any of the EU/EFTA/OECD country (Great Britain, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Netherland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Italy, Canada, USA, Turkey, Japan, North Korea, New Zealand, Chile, Israel) it needs to be certified by Polish Office for Education (Kuratorium Oświaty).
In order to have diploma certified students need to complete a process called “nostryfikacja”. Polish Office for Education conducts a process of issuing a statement confirming that foreign high school diploma is equal to the Polish Baccalaureate Certificate. The process of “nostryfikacja” is supposed to be finished before the end of 1st semester of studies.

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