Language of instruction and language courses, learning Polish


The lectures and classes at NCU are held in Polish, except for the Faculty of Languages where courses are taught in the target languages respectively (English, French, German and Russian etc.). Our university also offers a number of Master degree programmes in English, e.g. Business Administration, Chemistry for Advanced Materials, Medicine, Tourism and Sports Management.
Other Faculties have introduced special modules in English of 30 ECTS, for example Faculty of Languages, Faculty of Humanities or Faculty of Earth Sciences.
Lectures and Seminars in foreign languages at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management or Master of Business Administration (MBA) classes (run in cooperation with the Dominican University in Chicago, USA) or Comparative Law Course at the Faculty of Law and Administration. The list of such lectures and seminars may be available separately.

Moreover, NCU provides Erasmus+ students with a special course in English devoted to several issues regarding Polish geography, history, social and political life, economy, and culture.

More information may be found here.


The Centre of Polish Culture and Language for Foreigners (Studium Kultury i Języka Polskiego dla Obcokrajowców), which has been in operation since 1994, organises and conducts courses in Polish language and culture for foreigners visiting Poland and for those who intend to undertake studies in Poland. All Erasmus+ students are warmly encouraged to attend an introductory Polish language course (free of charge) before the beginning of each semester (during the Orientation Week). Throughout the academic year, there is a continuation of this course with the classes held twice a week. Such one-semester course of Polish provides students with 5 ECTS.

Moreover, the Centre organises courses of Polish for international students on a payment basis.

During the summertime, the Centre runs a Summer School of Polish Language and Culture.

For more detailed information, please contact:

dr Malgorzata BEREND
Studium Kultury i Języka Polskiego dla Obcokrajowców,
Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika,
ul. Fosa Staromiejska 3, 87-100 Toruń, Poland;
tel. (+48 56) 61 13 577; fax (+48 56) 62 26 659;
More information available here.

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