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Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin: Profile

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University is the largest public academic institution in Eastern Poland with over 21,000 students and over 216,000 graduates from all over the world.

We have 2600 beds in 9 halls of residence located near the main campus. The University is based in Lublin, an academic city of various cultures and traditions. We provide education at twelve faculties (including arts, science, humanities and more). 

We conduct education at twelve faculties situated in Lublin and Puławy

Our university offers undergraduate (BA and BSc), graduate (MA or MSc), and 5-year Master programmes delivered on a full-time, part-time and extramural basis. We also offer postgraduate and doctoral (third-cycle) programmes. UMCS offers a number of programmes aimed at international students such as preparatory courses, The Summer School of Polish Language and Culture, Postgraduate Programme in Humanities and many more. 

UMCS provides you with the best prospects for the future

International Relations

We offer an English-language, 2-year full-time MA studies in International Relations. The studies center around the transborder issues of Central and Eastern Europe. During the course of studies students gain the necessary experience which is in high demand in a number of professions such as diplomacy or international trade as well as in international projects and organizations. Studying IR at UMCS allows students to understand the key factors in the constantly changing world of international politics and economy. 

High level of education comes with modern academic facilities


Online registration and completion of files and documents lasts from 31st March to 11th September 2016.

Highly qualified teachers - prof. Marek Pietraś, Director of International Relations Department

Highly qualified teachers - prof. Marek Pietraś, Director of International Relations Department

University fees

Students are charged €1250 (£886) per year as well as €200 (£142) registration fee.

A student perspective

Thomas Kowalski, student of International Relations at UMCS

What attracted you about studies in Poland?

The first thing was an interesting offer provided by UMCS. I was able to specifically choose the faculty that suited my field of interest. I wanted to get to know more about world politics and all the processes that create it. That’s what attracted me about IR. I learned about the whole MA programme conducted in English which was great, because there was no language barrier whatsoever.

And what about your first impression of Poland?

Before I came here I was sceptical about leaving my country to study abroad. All these feelings went away once I arrived at Lublin. The Polish students greeted me with such kindness, I spent the first couple of hours talking to them about my country, their country, my trip and lots of other things. They showed me around my dorm and the entire campus. The atmosphere amongst students exceeded my expectations!

So what is studying at UMCS like?

There is so much to do! The studying is only a part of the whole experience. There are events organized by the university, by the city and by the students themselves. A number of concerts, exhibitions, plays and basically all kinds of sporting events you can imagine.