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Practical Information

How to get here?

Bialystok is approximately 180 km far from Warsaw and can easily be reached by common transport. You can take a bus number 175 to get to the main train station called Central Warsaw ("Warszawa Centralna" in Polish). See the website http://www.pkp.pl/ in order to check trains’ timetable. Journey from Warsaw to Bialystok lasts approx. 2 hrs 35 minutes. Tickets can be bought at the station, cost: 43 PLN per ticket (second class) and 64 PLN per ticket (first class).

Accommodation

All non-Polish students accepted to study at the University of Finance and Management in Białystok are able to find accommodation in the Student House. The rent for shared accommodation is about 400 PLN (100 €) per month. The rent includes essential furniture, electricity, hot and cold water, heating, use of a laundry room and linen, pillows and kitchen utensils.

To reserve the accommodation you have to mark it on the application. After arrival to Białystok you should also pay a deposit of 500 PLN (150 €). The deposit will be returned to your account when you move out and return the key, provided you have paid all rent dues and kept your flat clean and in good condition.

For those who prefer to live elsewhere we can help to find a flat. You can also check the advertisements in a newspaper or check the notice boards at the University. You may also rent a flat through various commercial housing agencies.

Please make notes on your application form what kind of accommodation you prefer.

Health Insurance

Foreign students are obligated to be covered by health insurance in their home country. They are strongly advised to take out additional insurance against theft, as well as a public liability insurance.

EU students have to bring a certification of their health insurance that is European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). On the website of the Polish National Health Fund (NFZ) http://www.nfz.gov.pl/new/ you can find more practical information regarding this issue.

NON-EU students should purchase health insurance in the home country, before departure. According to health regulations you have to pay for a medical consultation in Poland. The health insurance company can then reimburse the cost. Therefore student must confirm with their insurance company exactly what level of medical coverage they are entitled to in Poland and what are the reimbursement procedures.

Buddy

Every incoming student gets a tutor. He/She may be giving guidance to more than one international student. The name, e-mail and telephone number of your buddy will be sent to you before your arrival.

Polish Grading Scale

All classes take the form of lectures, seminars and exercises.
Examination assessments are based on a 6-point scale:

5.0 Excellent
4.5 Very good
4.0 Good
3.5 Satisfactory
3.0 Sufficient
2.0 Fail

University Facilities

The University owns the buildings located on a single plot, housing over 100 teaching rooms, computer labs, sports halls, chairs and departments, a library with a large reading room, a book shop, a cafe and a restaurant, its own hotel, and the administrative premises of four faculties. Recently a well-equipped modern edifice with two spacious halls has been added to this list. All the buildings are designed to fully satisfy the University’s academic needs as well as host important ceremonies at the regional level and beyond.

Department of Physical Education and Sport

The University Sports Association Club (AZS) at the University of Finance and Management in Białystok was founded in 1994 and was registered by the Governing Council of AZS on 13th March 1996 as one of the first private university clubs of this kind. It has eleven sections, which take part in intercollegiate matches and the Polish Championships. Over 200 students – in 21 sports disciplines, represented the University.
Foreign students can make use of a swimming pool, a gymnasium, the Jagiellonian Sports Hall (where you can play basket and volleyball), a new fitness club with modern equipment and a spacious sports hall designed for aerobics and table tennis.

Library

The Library and reading room of the University of Finance and Management in Białystok are a facility serving the needs of higher education in the areas of management, macro- and microeconomics, finance, banking accounting, marketing, economic law, ethics, sociology, regional planning, language studies and political studies.

The whole collection numbers over 80,000 volumes. The library also has holdings in the English and German languages. The library subscribes to over 200 periodicals, including some foreign titles favoured by our academic community (Financial Times, Newsweek, The Economist, Stern, Wirtschaftswoche, Harvard Business Review and many others, available in online versions as well).

The library also has a rich collection of audio and video cassettes and compact discs (about 1600 in total). In the multimedia reading room the students and the staff have at their disposal computers with free access to the Internet, which means access to several thousand scientific journals (via EBSCO service).

How to use the library?

You have to go directly to the front desk of the library to ask for your own library card with personal card number (you need to obtain your student ID card first!). Then you can access to the University’s catalogue.

Living Expenses

The cost of living is fairly low in Poland. Of course living expenses will vary according to personal requirements!!! A person studying in Poland should expect to need about PLN 1000-1500 on a monthly basis. This does not include the one time expense of the deposit for a room.

Useful Links

We recommend you to see
www.poland.pl to learn more about Poland
http://www.wrotapodlasia.pl/ to learn more about Podlasie region
www.bialystok.pl to learn more about Bialystok!
















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