Where is GUPES located?
The college is located at: Poland, Pomeranian Voivodship, City of Gdańsk, Street: Kazimierza Górskiego 1, Postcode: 80-336.
Where is the dorm/student's house?
The dormitory/student house is located at: : Poland, Pomeranian Voivodship, City of Gdańsk, Street: Józefa Czyżewskiego 33, Postcode: 80-336.
Questions about studying
What should I do if I don't pass a subject?
Students have 3 deadlines to pass the course, where 1 deadline is the primary deadline and the 2nd and 3rd deadlines are the make-up deadlines.
If you have not passed the exam in 3 terms, then:
- You may apply for conditional registration to the next semester. (You must complete the application and submit it to the Dean’s Office) – This is a paid option. An application must be submitted prior to payment. The fee is in accordance with the Educational fees for foreign citizens current academic year and the student must pay the ECTS value of the course he/she did not pass.
What is ECTS credits mean?
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) –
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognised.
ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.
ECTS enhances the flexibility of study programmes for students. It also supports the planning, delivery and evaluation of higher education programmes. It is a central tool in the Bologna Process, which aims to make national education systems more comparable internationally. ECTS also helps make other documents, such as the Diploma Supplement, clearer and easier to use in different countries.
ECTS has been adopted by most of the countries in the European Higher Education Area as the national credit system and is increasingly used elsewhere.
How long does it take to study in Poland?
- The Bachelor’s degree (I degree) is 3 years long, where 1 year = 2 semesters (winter and summer). Each semester ends with exams. In total, 3 years equals 6 semesters.
- Master’s studies (II degree) is 2 years long, where 1 year = 2 semesters (winter and summer). Each semester ends with exams. In total, 2 years equals 4 semesters.
When are the exams?
Each semester ends with exams.
- The first semester (winter) always starts on October 1 and lasts until February. In February, students take exams in the all subjects in semester.
- The second semester (summer) always begins in March and lasts until the end of June. In June, students take exams for all subjects in the semester.
Where can I check my grades?
Student grades are published in the Virtual University. To be able to log in to the Virtual University, contact the staff member who serves international students. He will generate a password for you and you can log in. Detailed instructions are available here: http://awf.gda.pl/international/students-office/educational-materials/everything-for-a-new-student/
Individual Organisation of Studies (IOS)
1. A student may study according to the individual organisation of studies, on the principles
defined by the Rector.
2. Individual organisation of studies (IOS) means:
1) individual implementation of applicable study programs and the timetable of classes
2) permission for the student to obtain credits and take examinations on individually set
dates within the limits of a given academic year, with the deadline for passing the
year being 30th September.
3. IOS can be granted to a student who meets at least one of the following conditions:
1) is a member of the Olympic team or the national team,
2) holds at least a master sports class in Olympic sports or an international master class
in non-Olympic sports,
3) plays in games of the highest league in team sports games (minimum 50% of
championship matches played),
4) is a members of the GUPES Academic Sports Association Club with at least the first
class in Olympic sports or a master class in non-Olympic sports,
5) in the previous year of studies obtained an average grade of at least 4.4 and
participated for at least a year in the scientific-research or cultural activities of the
University, or studies in another field of study (full-time studies),
6) is a student with a disability,
7) represents students in the Senate, Scientific Council or Student Self-Government
8) is a student who is compensating for the curriculum differences resulting from:
a) leave of absence
b) resumption of studies,
c) transfer from another university or change of the field of study,
d) Erasmus+ trips and other scholarship programs.
4. A pregnant student and a student-parent get permission to study at a particular field and
level according to IOS until they are completed or until the child is 8 years old – in the
case of full-time studies.
5. IOS is granted for a period of up to one academic year, except in the cases specified in
6. IOS is granted at the student’s request.
7. The application for IOS must be properly justified and documented.
8. The application for IOS is submitted by the end of the first week of the beginning of each
semester, except for the cases specified in para. 4.
9. If the condition referred to in para. 3 is met during the semester, the application for IOS is
submitted within 7 days of arising of the circumstances entitling to IOS.
10. An academic teacher sets the rules of participation in classes by a student who has been
granted IOS, for obtaining credit and, if the study plan expects it, for taking an exam in a
11. A student who has been granted IOS is obliged to read the IOS rules and regulations and
define the schedule for his credits and exams with the teacher conducting the classes.
12. A student who has been granted IOS may apply to the Rector or the authorised deputy-
rector, dean or deputy-dean for a change in the rules of participation in classes, obtaining
credit and taking an exam, if these rules do not take into account the student’s individual
13. Academic teachers are obliged to take into account the request to participate in classes of
a student who has been granted IOS, if it is organisationally possible. An academic
teacher may refuse to let a student who has been granted IOS participate in classes only
in organisationally justified cases or in a situation in which he/she could not ensure an
adequate level of safety during classes.
14. The Rector or the authorised deputy-rector, dean or deputy-dean may appoint a
representative for IOS to ensure better organisation of studies.
15. The Rector or the authorised deputy-rector, dean or deputy-dean makes a decision about
granting IOS and its terms and conditions.
16. Rector or the authorised deputy-rector, dean or deputy-dean may withdraw consent to
study according to IOS in the event of a breach of IOS terms and conditions or a lack of
progress in learning.
How can I contact the teacher?
- You need to check for the teacher’s contact on this page: http://awf.gda.pl/international/students-office/departments-and-divisions%20/
- If you are still having trouble finding a teacher, ask any of these ladies:
What is the difference between a study plan and a class schedule?
- Study plan/programme – this is a plan for the entire study. For example, for a bachelor’s degree, the entire 3-year plan for each subject. Study plan can be found here: http://awf.gda.pl/international/students-office/for-students/study-programme/
- Class schedule – This is the class schedule for a specific semester. Class schedule can be found here: http://awf.gda.pl/international/students-office/for-students/schedules-2/
Why is there a subject in study plan that is listed in, say, semester 3, but I don't have it in my class schedule?
The course may have been transferred to another semester. Ask a staff member in the Dean of International Students office why the subject is not there.