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  • 8 Research Facilities
  • 230 Years of Tradition in Medicine
  • 800 Academic Teachers
  • +5k Students

    Admissions Option 2

    In order to qualify for admittance to the Medical University of Bialystok, each candidate must complete the official admission process via an online registration system. In the event of any issue arising from the registration process, please send an email via our online registration system.

    For your application to be evaluated, you have to complete all required steps and press the submit button. Application not submitted will not be considered.

    The Medical University of Bialystok does not offer 4-year MD programs taught in English.

    6-Year English- Language MD Program Admission Requirements

    The 6-year MD program is offered for High School graduates who:

    • Possess a School Leaving Certificate; the certificate must contain a statement that its holder has the right to apply for a position within a University or Institute of Higher Education. Positive grades in two out of four subjects - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics - must be shown on the certificate.
    • Or have passed the Matura Exam (High School Final Exam) in two out of four subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics.

    Each candidate for a first-year is responsible for providing proof of his or her qualifications for admission. Applicants are admitted on the basis of their position on the ranking list of candidates. The position on the ranking list is based on the total amount of points achieved in the following:

    Part I:

    The number of points calculated from their grades recorded in the official high school transcript/maturity certificate/ and on the candidate request, grades recorded in the other certificates (SAT II subject test exam or other post-graduate university courses) The basis for the conversion will be an internal evaluation system* based on public information made available by High School or Ministry of Education from the candidate's country of origin. The minimum number of required points recalculated from the grades must be at least 100* Two grades out of the following four subjects are required and taken for evaluation: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics.

    In the event of the applicant being in the final year of study at high school, he or she should provide an official high school transcript showing grades achieved during the winter semester or final grades expected. Upon receipt of a high school diploma, the candidate is also under an obligation to provide this to the University.

    * in the event of the maximum number of placements not being reached, extended recruitment with a lower point threshold comes into operation.

    Part II:

    The number of points achieved during an interview* based on the candidate's motivation, predisposition, and knowledge of the English language for medical studies and the medical profession - a maximum of 100 points.

    *An interview will be scheduled under the conditions for submission of all required documents.

    *The candidate may be interviewed in person or by means of electronic communication, provided that all the required documents are presented and the recruitment fee is paid.

    *Internal evaluation system


    All applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

    1. Completed application form.

    An application form should be completed via our online registration system, printed out during the "required documents" step, and signed with a handwritten signature.

    2. School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma and, where applicable, Matriculation Examination.

    • Both documents must be presented as a true certified copy with Apostille;
    • For the students from countries not covered by the Apostille Convention, a true certified copy with a legalization stamp has to be obtained from a consul of the Republic of Poland in the country where the certificate was issued.

    3. Required subjects:

    Two out of four: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics.

    4. Eligibility declaration (if School Leaving Certificate does not contain a statement that its holder has the right to apply for a position at a Higher Education University).

    A declaration clearly stating that the relevant certificate (School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma) entitles the holder to apply for admission to the university or any other higher education institution which grants academic degrees in the country where the certificate was issued.

    This document should be completed and certified (with a signature and official seal) by:

    • The higher educational authorities (eg. Ministry of Education) of the country, where the certificate was issued, or
    • A consul of the Republic of Poland in the country where the certificate has been issued, or
    • Your country's diplomatic mission institution is located in Poland.

    This document does not apply to prospective students whose School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma already includes such a statement.

    5. Health certificate.

    This must be submitted on an original health certificate form downloaded from our website or online registration system ("required documents" step).

    6. Photocopy of the applicant's passport (the page with the picture and personal data).

    7. Photocopy of the applicant's insurance card.

    8. 1 color passport photograph (entire head must be visible).

    All the above documents must be submitted during the process of registration with our online registration system.

    After the candidate receives the Promissory Letter of Enrollment he/or she is under obligation to deliver an original or true certified copy to the Dean’s Office.

    Applications or other documents submitted via email will not be considered.

    All documents submitted must be originals or true certified copies. If the documents are not written in English, they must be accompanied by translations (into English or Polish) certified by an approved institution (e.g. the issuing body or a sworn translator). School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma and/ if apply Matriculation Examination originals must be delivered to the Dean’s Office for viewing prior to the beginning of the preliminary course.

    The true certified copy with an Apostille and originals must be in the same language.

    Attention: the applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered.

    Visa Requirements

    Visa information

    In order to study in Poland, each student will need to legalize your stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

    Citizens of the European Union or countries from the European Economic Area do not need a visa to study in Poland. They can enter Poland with their IDs (a valid travel document, such as a passport, or another document to prove their identity and citizenship). However, once they arrive they will need to register their stay in Poland for a period exceeding 90 days. You should apply to the Governor of Podlasie Region for a temporary residence permit

    If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to obtain a visa at a Polish consulate in your home country before your arrival in Poland. Once you arrive in Poland, you will need to apply for a temporary residence card in order to prolong your stay.

    All EU and non-EU citizens are required to legalize their stay in Poland if longer than 90 days or beyond their visa expiration date.

    Each student has to apply for a Temporary Residence Card at the local Voivodeship Office. In order to open the procedure students have to submit the following:

    1. A valid passport ( 2 photocopies)
    2. Travel documents (air tickets/boarding cards)
    3. Filled in an application form – 4 copies (available from the Voivodeship Office)
    4. 4 color photographs 4.5×3.5 cm (left profile)
    5. Confirmation of local accommodation registration (at the dorm or another address where the student will live - meldunek*)
    6. Proof of State loan or bank statement to verify availability of enough cash to support the student during their stay and in their studies
    7. A certificate was issued by the Dean to confirm the student’s status.
    8. Insurance Policy with travel insurance coverage for the duration of the policy holder’s stay in Poland

    All documents have to be completed in Polish or translated into Polish by a sworn translator.

    A Residence Card is valid for 15 months+ 3-month extension period. Stamp duty charges for issuing a temporary residence card and for the official procedure are at PLN 390.

    People who have obtained a visa for the whole duration of their stay in Poland do not need to apply for a Temporary Residence Card.

    *Meldunek means registration at your place of residency in Poland.

    You have to file your application in person, not later than on the last day of the legal period of your stay in Poland. All non-EU students are strongly advised not to wait until the last minute with the legalization of their stay.

    Remember that the visa application process may take a long time. Before you apply to our University, please make sure you have enough time to obtain a visa before the pre-course starts.

    Scholarships and Funding Option 2


    International Rankings

    As part of the implementation of the internationalization strategy, it is assumed to increase the presence of the Medical University of Bialystok in the global higher education rankings. Universities included in international rankings, due to their greater recognition, are more attractive destinations for international students. The inclusion of MUB in international higher education rankings will also have a positive impact on the position of University graduates in the labor market. In most cases, the evaluation of universities is based on quantifiable indicators. Universities are evaluated and ranked depending on the subject and scope of activities covered by the ranking. During the evaluation, the reputation of the University in relation to research staff, employers, and students is also examined.

    The Medical University of Bialystok has been recently classified in the prestigious, global "Times Higher Education World University Ranking".

    Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) - In THE World University Rankings, 5 criteria are used for the assessment of: education, internationalization of the university, conducted research, citation and publication rates, as well as cooperation between the university and business. THE World University Rankings consists of general, thematic, reputational, and regional rankings.

    The university was placed in the range of 1001-1200 position, which is the 3rd result in the country! This year's ranking includes only two Polish medical universities - the Medical University of Bialystok and the Medical University of Warsaw.

    Our University obtained a particularly good result in the Teaching and Industry Income categories.

    The Medical University of Bialystok is currently trying to be included in the lists of 2 prestigious rankings: QS World University Ranking, and U-Multirank 2021 ranking by subject.

    QS World University Ranking (QS) - prepared by the British company Quacquarelli Symmonds specializing in publications on the topic of education and studying abroad. In preparing the prestigious QS World University Ranking, the following criteria are taken into account: the reputation of the University in the academic environment, evaluation and prestige among employers, the ratio of academic staff to the number of students, the number of students and employees from abroad, the number of citations of the university staff. In addition to the main ranking, individual scientific disciplines and fields of study can be evaluated.

    U-Multirank by subject - evaluates fields of study in five main areas of activity: research, international cooperation, quality of teaching and learning, transfer of knowledge and technology, and cooperation at a regional level. The aim of the ranking (created with the support of the European Commission) is to create a tool that will enable candidates to search universities in terms of the most relevant criteria for them.

    So far the Medical University of Bialystok was included in the lists of 7 international university rankings.

    US News Best Global Universities Rankings (US News) - developed by an American company operating in the media industry since the 1930s. Its ranking is based on a list of 1500 universities with the highest number of publications and 250 top universities ranked on the basis of a reputation survey. From this pool, the top 1500 universities are included in the main ranking. Individual fields of study are subject to separate rankings.

    The Medical University of Bialystok is currently ranked 725th in the Clinical Medicine category.

    U-Multirank - evaluates universities in five main areas of activity: research, international cooperation, quality of teaching and learning, transfer of knowledge and technology, and cooperation at a regional level. The aim of the ranking (created with the support of the European Commission) is to create a tool that will enable candidates to search universities in terms of the most relevant criteria for them. The Medical University of Bialystok was included in the U-Multirank 2018/19 ranking.

    The Medical University of Bialystok was included in the global ranking. Our University is characterized by a very high evaluation of the "Research" parameter. All indicators were rated 7 'A' (very good), which distinguishes MUB from other Polish universities.

    SCImago (SIR) – SIR rankings rank academic and research centers based on multi-criteria indicators. The most important of them, which have a key impact on evaluation, are research potential, innovation, as well as the impact of the institution's actions in the social space. For ranking purposes, the calculation is generated annually on the basis of the results obtained over a period of five years ending two years before the ranking's edition.

    The Medical University of Bialystok has been ranked 630 in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR). In the regional ranking for Eastern Europe, MUB took a high 43 position. Among Polish universities, it was ranked 9th.

    CWTS Leiden Ranking - is based on bibliographic data from the Web of Science database created by Clarivate Analytics. The first edition of the ranking was held in 2007. Since then, the ranking has been steadily gaining popularity. This is a single-criteria ranking. It evaluates universities for their research and publication potential.

    The Medical University of Bialystok is ranked at a high 1073rd position in the global ranking. This underlines the great importance that the MUB attaches to the quality of published content.

    Web of Universities (Webometrics) – the Ranking publishes webometric indicators for more than 12,000 universities. It is created on the basis of a complex index. It takes into account both the amount of online content (the number of websites and files on the internet) and the recognisability, visibility, and impact of these online publications. They are estimated based on the number of external links. The ranking is an initiative of Cybermetrics Lab – a research group of the Spanish National Research Council. The aim of the ranking is to increase the presence of academic institutions on the internet, as well as to promote free access to the results of scientific research online.

    The Medical University of Bialystok was ranked 1636th in the global ranking and 28th in Poland.

    University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) - the main objective of URAP is to develop a ranking system based on academic performance indicators that reflect the quality and quantity of academic publications. URAP publishes the world ranking of universities since 2010. Since 2011, the rankings by subject have also been published. The latest rankings cover 3,000 universities from around the world and 61 different specialist subject areas.

    The Medical University of Bialystok is ranked at the 1487th position in the global ranking. It was also included in the 651st position in the category of Medical and Health Sciences.

    UniRank - is a leading international directory and search engine of institutions related to higher education, it contains reviews and rankings of more than 13,723 officially recognized universities and higher education institutions in 200 countries. It is based on its own sources. It does not conduct a procedure for obtaining data on the basis of information reported by universities.

    The Medical University of Bialystok has been included in the global and national UniRank rankings.

    The MUB International Cooperation Department as a unit coordinating international rankings asks for urgent involvement of other units in the international reputation study of higher education institutions. In addition to the relevant data of a given institution, this is the second most common element of the evaluation of universities. The study is conducted among both academic staff and employers. The position in the international rankings is connected not only with the scientific and teaching as well as infrastructure potential. Many times it also depends on the reputation of a university in the international research community.


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