Bookings for Poland have increased drastically over the years for its educational and employment opportunity. Top recruitment has issued over one thousand study and work permit visa to individuals both locally and internationally. We do thorough follow up to make sure your Poland visa processing journey is successful. Our team of experts are well equipped to bring your dream of studying and working in Poland to reality. All you need is to submit the necessary documents as requested, then go home and wait for the good news after the expected timeframe. Don’t worry, we gat your back anytime and everyday, so your Poland visa is 93% sure with us.

Poland is a fascinating country that serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Located at the center of the Northern European plain, Poland has been a nation of survivors since the foundation of the first Polish state more than 1000 years ago. Through its turbulent history its people have managed to maintain their identity, and today, the country enjoys a crucial position as the largest of the former Eastern European states and one of the most populous members of the European Union.  

At Top Recruitment, we offer visa processing  services for both study and work permit. Details are explained below…

A Step-by-Step Guide on how to start your studies in Poland

The level of the education system in Poland has been improving steadily within the last ten years. At the same time, not only the quality of teaching has improved, but also the number of international students has been growing constantly and a lot has been done to make their stay in Poland as comfortable as possible.

Interestingly enough, among universities in Poland, there are both some of the oldest in the world with impressive historical traditions, as Jagiellonian University in Cracow, founded in 1364 and some very new and very modern universities. It is your choice where to apply!

Bologna Process is implemented at all universities in the country. Polish universities offer the students a wide range of areas of studies from technical and medical specialties to economics, finance, and social sciences.

Below you can find the listed types of studies and their duration:

Bachelor of Arts – 3 years (6 semesters)
Bachelor of Science – 3.5 years (7-8 semesters)
Master’s Degree – 1.5 – 2 years (3-4 semesters)
Long cycle Master’s Degree (for Medical Specialities, Psychology and Law) lasts for 5-6 years (10-12 semesters)
Postgraduate studies – 1 – 1.5 years (1-2 semesters)
There is a quite common non-degree programme called “Zerówka” – a 9-months preparatory course for future students. It includes classes of the Polish language and a couple of other subjects. After completing the course participants get a certificate confirming their level of Polish proficiency.

Alternatively, if one does want to improve their English language skills there is option to enroll for English preparatory school (also 9-months) with aim of entering degree program upon completion the course.


Below is a generalized description of how the admissions process looks like in various universities in Poland. Please keep in mind, that some universities may add their own requirements, thus make sure to check the admissions rules of every university, that you are planning to apply for.

STEP 1: Chose the programme.

Will you become a lawyer, a journalist, a teacher, or a doctor? Opportunities are endless and the decision is up to you. You can take a look at programmes offered by Polish universities.

STEP 2: Choose the university and check its admissions requirements.

There are almost 380 state and private higher educational institutions in Poland. You need to choose the one, that will be suitable for you. Do not forget to:

Compare the ratings of selected universities
Read student reviews
Clarify internship opportunities
Then you need to contact the Admissions Office of the university of your choice and discuss the details of the admissions such as required documents, deadlines, and start of the programme. If you are going to apply for the undergraduate programme, usually you will need to prepare the following documents:

Application Form
Digital copy of your photo
High school certificate
Translation of the above mentioned certificate if it is not in Polish or English
A certificate confirming the level of language proficiency
Please keep in mind, that different HEIs may require a different set of documents. It is always best to contact the HEI of your choice directly to find out all the details.

STEP 3: Acceptance letter and visa preparation

Usually, admissions campaigns for undergraduate and graduate programmes are starting in April or May. The duration of the campaign depends on the university and may last for up to 6 months.

Poland is a member of the European Union, so EU/EEA students do not need a visa Meanwhile, non-EU/EEA students should read about it and start preparing the necessary documents and setting appointments as soon as possible.

After the university will accept your application, you will be issued with an admissions decision along with the Acceptance letter. Based on the last document, the Embassy will issue you a student visa for a period of time mentioned on it (but no longer, that one year).

To find out more details about the visa application you can visit the dedicated page or the web page of the Embassy of Poland in your country.

STEP 4: Departure and adaptation to a new culture.

The academic year in Poland starts at the beginning of October. By that time, you need to start considering the following topics:

The presence of the Internet in the room or flat
Purchasing a local SIM card
Search for a part-time job if necessary
When travelling or living abroad, it is common to experience culture shock, especially if there are vast cultural differences and a language barrier.

Prepare for your trip by reading books about the culture, travel guidebooks, and popular websites or newspapers relevant to life in Poland. If there is a language barrier, take language classes or seek out a tutor to make your transition period easier. Do not hide in your room and only hang out with friends from your country. Get out of your comfort zone and explore popular cultural sites in Poland.

General Requirements for Bsc;

– Copy of Waec or Neco
– Copy of International Passport
– 1 Passport photograph
– Application fee

General Requirements for Msc;

– Copy of Waec or Neco
– Copy of International Passport
-Copy of BSC certificate
– Copy of academic transcripts
-1 Passport photograph
– Application fee

Key Aspects of Poland Work Permit

Poland is the seventh biggest country on the continent of Europe
Its population is 38.5 million, and the annual growth forecast for Poland to 3.9 percent in 2022
There are five types of visas available for the non-EU citizens
40 standard hours of work
Poland immigration under the category of work is made available to non-EU citizens through five different types of work permits with a duration for which the work permit granted is constant. The five different types of visas, requirements, steps, and benefits to obtain a Poland work permit are elaborated below.

About Poland:
Poland, the country of central Europe, is located at a geographic crossroads that connects the forested lands of north-western Europe to the sea lanes of the Atlantic Ocean and the fertile plains of the Eurasian frontier.

Types of work permit in Poland

If you are a non-EU citizen and wish to work in Poland, you will need a work permit to enter the country. The validity of a work permit is for three years. The work permit is valid for only one job, and you can use it to perform only those tasks mentioned in your application form. If you are changing careers, you must apply for a new work permit.

Poland offers five work visa types; these include;

Type A – If you find employment based on an employment contract or civil law contract with an employer with an office registered in Poland. This is the most famous work permit.
Type B – This work permit is valid if you are a board member residing in Poland for a total period exceeding six months within 12 subsequent months.
Type C – You can apply for this work permit if you are sent to Poland by a foreign employer for more than 30 days in a calendar year to work for the foreign employer’s subsidiary or branch office.
Type D – You are eligible for this visa if a foreign employer temporarily sends you to work in export services. The foreign employer must not have a branch or subsidiary in Poland.
Type E – You can apply for this visa if you take up work-related tasks that do not fall into the above four categories.

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Requirements to acquire Poland work permit

Requirements to acquire Poland work permit
The employer must provide the necessary documents to acquire a work permit on behalf of a foreign employee. These documents include:

A completed application form
Proof of the paid application fees
Current records of the employer’s economic activity
Proof of applicants health insurance
A deed for the company
Copies with relevant travel information on the applicant’s passport pages
A copy of a statement regarding profits or losses sustained by the employer
Confirmation and evidence of the legal status of the employer from the National Court Register
A copy of a contract following the service being provided in Poland

Step-1: Conducting a Labor Market Test
An employer must conduct a labor market examination before applying for a foreign work visa. This test aims to see if any Polish citizens or other EU citizens are qualified to fill the role. These people take precedence over foreign nationals.

If no qualified job seekers are available, the employer can apply for a work visa on your behalf.

Step-2: The Application Process
The employer must include documents confirming that the following conditions are met with the application:

Conditions of employment meet all applicable employment regulations, including articles of the Labor Code.
According to the Voivodeship Office, remuneration should not be 30% lower than the average monthly wage.
Work permits are issued by a local “voivode” (government land head) and are given for the duration of stay needed to perform the work stated in the declaration of your employer. You need to sign an employment contract with the employer that applied for your permit to make the work permit valid.

Step-3: Issuing the Work Permit
Employees should be informed that their work permits are only valid for employment with the company that applied for them. If they decide to change jobs, their new employer will have to file for further permission.

Your employer is legally obliged to;

Give you the employment contract in writing
Provide you with a translation of the employment contract in your preferred language
Check the validity and make a copy of your residence permit or visa
Notify social security and health insurance institutions within seven days after the employment contract is signed, which gives you access to free healthcare, sickness leave, and other social benefits.

Benefits of a work permit

Once you get the work permit for Poland, you can:

Legally work in Poland
Legalize your stay in the country
Do the work defined in the work permit
Sign a work contract with your employer
The processing of the visa takes14 days. Once you have entered Poland on a work permit, you can legally work here.