WROCLAW MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Medicine established in 1745,
Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is often called ‘the magic city’ and it really is a jewel among Polish cities. It is located between branches of the slow running Odra River, which forms twelve islands. More than 100 bridges bind the city together. The Old Town is the biggest of all in Poland and is probably the most beautiful. The heart of the Old Town is the Square where today, as before, the biggest banks, the most expensive shops and the best restaurants are situated. The buildings surrounding the Square are recognised as particularly fine examples of gothic and renaissance architecture. The city has a thousand years of history. Its strategic location between branches of the river was utilised in the Middle Ages when Wroclaw was turned into a fortress. It has changed hands many times, developing under both Polish and German rulers. At the end of the Second World War, 70% of the town was destroyed. A great effort was needed to rebuild and reconstruct Wroclaw, but now the city of 650,000 inhabitants is an excellent example of a multicultural metropolis ready to organise Expo 2010.

Wroclaw has a great tradition as an academic and research centre. Ten Nobel Prize winners in various fields have been associated with the University of Wroclaw during the 300 years of its existence. Also many famous doctors lived and worked in Wroclaw, such as Alois Alzheimer – neurologist and psychiatrist, who presented his findings regarding degeneration of the brain cortex (Alzheimer’s Disease), Robert Koch – creator of modern bacteriology (Nobel Prize in 1905), and Paul Ehrlich – pioneer of present chemotherapy (Nobel Prize in 1908).

Wroclaw is currently Poland’s third largest centre of higher education in all fields. Wroclaw Medical University offers 3.5 thousand student places in its Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Postgraduate Medical Training.

Wroclaw Medical University co-operates with other universities abroad. There is a wide exchange of students and teaching staff within the Socrates/Erasmus programme with 22 universities in Europe.

The Medical University also provides a six-year programme of medicine, and a five-year programme of Dentistry in English. The studies are adapted to the common European programme, in keeping with the European admission standards for medical education. Teaching is carried out by a team of highly educated specialists in tutorial groups of 10–12 students in the theoretical subjects and 4–5 students during bedside teaching. The university has its own campus and offers a room equipped to a higher than average standard.

The city is well connected nationally and internationally by rail, motorways, and a modern international airport located just six kilometres from the city, providing easy daily access to Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, and other Polish cities. Inter City and Inter Euro trains go daily to Berlin, Warsaw and many other big cities in Poland and abroad. There are bus connections from Oslo, Gothenburg or Stockholm.

  • Arrival in Wroclaw at the beginning of September 2012
  • Accommodation: Student hostel "Jubilatka" ulica (street)
    "Wojciecha z Brudzewa" Nr 12 or private flats
  • Pre-academic preparatory study during September 2012

Financial information:

  • Six year tuition costs 54 500 EUR for Medical Programme and 48 500 EUR for Dentistry Programme
  • Annual university fee to be paid by 30th of September each year.
    Medical Programme:
    For the first year 12 000 EUR, for the following five years only 8 500 EUR/year.
    Dentistry Programme:
    For the first year 12 500 EUR, for the following years 9000 EUR/year.
  • 200 EUR non-refundable admission fee (only first year students) by the 30th of June
  • Preparatory courses 450 EUR
  • Living expenses estimated 400 EUR monthly
  • New (transfer) students from another Universities pay also 12 000 EUR for the first year of study


CURRICULUM MEDICINE WROCLAW

Course

Hours

Exam/Credits

1st year

Biology

70
Exam

Gross Anatomy

180
Exam

Chemistry

60
Exam

Histology

43
Credit

Human Embryology

30
Credit

Medical First Aid

20
Credit

History and Propaedeutics of Medicine

50
Exam

Medical Psychology

30
Credit

Sociology

30
Credit

Medical Computer Science

15
Credit

Latin Language

60
Credit

Medical Polish

60
Credit

Physical Training

60
Credit

Clinical Practice

140
Credit

2nd year

Clinical Anatomy

30
Credit

Biochemistry

195
Exam

Biophysics

60
Exam

Histology and Cytology

77
Exam

Physiology

195
Exam

Preventive Medicine

45
Exam

Medical Polish

60
Exam

Molecular Medicine

20
Credit

Physical Training                                   

60
Credit

Clinical Practice

140
Credit
3rd year

Pathomorphology

210
Exam

Pathophysiology

90
Exam

Clinical Genetics

60
Exam

Microbiology                       

70
Exam

Immunology

70
Exam

Internal Medicine

120
Exam

Introduction to Paediatrics

105
Credit

Laboratory Medicine

45
Credit

Clinical Practice

140
Credit
4th year

Internal Medicine

180
Credit

Paediatrics

90
Credit

General Surgery                                   

140
Credit

Dermatology

70
Exam

Pharmacology

145
Exam

Epidemiology

30
Credit

Radiology

105
Exam

Biostatistics

30
Credit

Nuclear Medicine

15
Credit

Clinical transfusion

25
Credit

Clinical Practice

140
Credit
5th year

Internal Medicine                       

210
Exam

Phthisiatrics 

15
Credit

Paediatrics

120
Credit

Paediatric Surgery

30
Credit

General Surgery                       

180
Exam

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

92
Credit

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases                       

75
Exam

Neurology

90
Exam

Neurosurgery

30
Credit

Rehabilitation

30
Credit

Psychiatry

35
Credit

Emergency and Disaster Medicine

80
Credit

Occupational Medicine

25
Credit

Clinical Practice

140
Credit
6th year

Paediatrics

93
Exam

Orthopaedics and Traumatology

66
Exam

Gynaecology and Obstetrics

120
Exam

Anaesthesiology

60
Credit

Ophthalmology

60
Exam

Otolaringology

60
Exam

Psychiatry

105
Exam

Forensic Medicine

50
Exam

Propaedeutics of dentistry

15
Credit

Clinical Oncology

52
Exam

Bioethics, Ethics and deontology

45
Credit

Clinical Pharmacology

15
Exam

Family Medicine

100
Credit

Public Health

30
Credit

Clinical Practice

140
Credit