If you are a student from non-EU/EEA countries you are obliged to apply a visa before your arrival to Poland. The visa application should be submitted to the Polish Embassy or Polish Consulate in your country. Letters of Acceptance from Szczecin University, which are necessary for the visa application procedure will be sent to your address or to your university coordinators. If you have to any problems ask your Erasmus coordinators about help.
You have to keep these things in mind before your departure to Poland:
- Did you get the letter of acceptance?
- Did you prepare your learning agreement?
- Did you get your course study plan?
- Do you need visa?
- Does your health insurance is valid in Poland?
- Did you prepare 5 passport size photos?
- Do you have a photocopy of the applicant’s ID or passport?
- Do you know the address of your dormitory?
- Do you have a credit card and enough cash or beginning?
- Do you have a Mentor?
Every students are obliged to have full health insurance for the entire period of their stay in Poland. Don’t think about, you are healthy, everything will be all right, you need your insurance to legalization your stay in Poland.
Students from EU/EEA countries staying temporarily on the territory of Poland are entitled to free health care on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). You will receive free health care services, necessary on medical grounds, from health care providers who have concluded contracts with National Health Fund (NFZ)
Students from non-EU/EEA countries should purchase accident insurance in their country before arrival to Poland. In the case of the ISIC or Euro26 card, insurance is included in the card and it is not necessary to but other one unless you want to increase its scope or value.
According to the state health regulations, foreigners have to pay for each medical consultation. The cost is then reimbursed by the health insurance company. So don’t forget to take an invoice after a medical consultation. Better for you if you ask your mentor or your polish friend to go to a doctor with you because not everyone speak in English.