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The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM) was founded on 1 September 1999. The establishment resulted from merging three institutions of higher education in Olsztyn; the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Higher School of Pedagogy, and the Warmian Theological Institute.


  • Olsztyn is a city in northeast Poland, on the Łyna river.
  • Olsztyn is the biggest city and the capital of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
  • Olsztyn town is situated in a region with many lakes and forests of forests.
  • Olsztyn most famous sights include Olsztyn Castle, the medieval Old Town and Olsztyn Cathedral and the picturesque market square.
  • Olsztyn is ranked very highly for quality of life, income, employment and safety.

The University is housed in Kortowo, an academic campus that used to belong to the Academy of Agriculture & Technology.              UWM has undergone an intense transformation since its beginnings, benifiting from funds from the European Union enabling the purchasing of high-tech laboratory equipment. The educational and scientific foundations of the University have been significantly reinforced and there are now 17 faculties offering 65 branches of study.

Life at the University of Warmia and Mazury

There are 188 scientific societies and student organizations on campus, amongst them the university radio station (Radio UWM FM), television (TV Kortowo) and magazines, the Kortowo Folklore Song and Dance Troupe, the Choir of the UWM and the famous volleyball team AZS UWM. The University creates a great social and cultural environment to interact and to acquire experience by meeting people from various fields of knowledge and from different countries.


Dentistry (MDDr)     6 years

Medicine  (MUDr)   5 years

Pharmacy (MDDr)     6 years

Veterinary  (MUDr)   6 years

Veterinary Food Safety (MDDr)     4 years

 Nursing  (MUDr)   4 years

Occupational Therapy  (MUDr)   4 years


In order for international students to be admitted to the English programme they must provide legalized high school or college certificates and transcripts (officially translated into English) and meet the Entrance Exam requirements. Good grades in biology, chemistry and physics will be an advantage. Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory.


There are three separate papers in the entrance exam; Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Maths.  


Directly before each exam we run a one week preparation course to help with the exam and interview. We also run weekend revision courses for single subjects. See above for details.


Complete our EMUCAS application form and return with supporting documents listed on the front page of the application.


UK Exam Dates for





29th June (Malvern TBC)


1st Year Fees:

  • £275 registration/exam fee
  • Medicine 48,000 PLN

(See separate fees list for full schedule of fees)

Faculty Start date:

1 October 2018

(enrolment 1 week prior)



Medicine 6 Years