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Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Vocational Education in Biała Podlaska

Country: Poland

City: Biała Podlaska


Type of school: Public Universities


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Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Vocational Education in Biala Podlaska educates high-qualified specialists and offers wide range of study fields, well adjusted to realities of constantly changing labour market.

The school has educational experience of 17 years, confirmed by Accreditation Committee, as well as by The National Council for Accreditation of Nursing and Midwifery Schools.

Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Vocational Education has been established in 2000. Currently around 3000 students attend studies on 17 various fields and 50 various specializations on free of charge bachelor, engineer and masters degrees studies.

Through  17 years of our School’s history, the school is always ranked on top places of higher education rankings in Poland. Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Vocational Education in Biala Podlaska is the best Higher School in Poland! (according to ranking by Rzeczpospolita and Perspektywy magazines). PSW in Biala Podlaska is the most popular school among students’ admission in year 2015/2016 among private professional higher school in Poland – according to ranking by Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


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In Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Vocational Education in Biala Podlaska choice is very wide, offering broad range of fields.
In our offer there are 17 fields of study and 50 specializations on bachelor, engineer and masters’ degrees.

1st degree engineer studies:

  • Building
  • Informatics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Agriculture

1st degree bachelor’s studies:

  • National security
  • Dietician - NEW!
  • Economy
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Philology

- English philology
- Russian philology

  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Emergency medical services
  • Sociology
  • Tourism and Recreation NEW SPECIALTY IN ENGLISH!
  • Management
  • Public health


Long Cycle studies

  • Physiotherapy

2nd degree master’s degree studies:

  • National security
  • Economy
  • Nursing
  • Tourism and Recreation
  • Public health
  • Physiotherapy


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  • Nursing
  • Turism and recreation

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  • Organic farming and landscape architecture


  • Public Finance and Administration
  • Accounting and financial audit


  • HR management
  • Customs clearance, freight forwarding and transport
  • Customs agent


  • Information technology and computer science in school





  • Learn therapy with the basics of sensory integration methods - NEW !!!
  • Early education with elements of science
  • Early education of pre-school education - NEW !!!
  • Oligophrenopedagogy - education and rehabilitation of people with intellectual disabilities - NEW !!!
  • Pre basics of speech therapy
  • Postgraduate teaching qualification
  • Teaching school with elements neurodydaktyki
  • Family assistant


  • Training of Teachers of English
  • The training of teachers of Russian language
  • Education translates English
  • Business English, use of cross-border and aviation
  • The Russian language in business, operate cross-border and aviation


  • Medical coder
  • Occupational Health and Safety





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The University provides possibilities of studying in modern interiors.



The sports hall and sport facilities (fitness hall, aerobics hall, gym, wellness centre) and outside pitches complex.



Convenient accommodation conditions in Students’ Dormitories.

Student’s Dormitory which includes over 70 double rooms is well equipped with RTV and AGD. There is also Internet connection, students’ kitchen, “silent rooms”, a room with gym and fitness equipment. It is also worth to mention that the building is adapted to disable people’s needs which allows them to move in the building.


Thanks to modern laboratories with world-class equipment and devices make scientific progress possible.

Innovation Research Centre (IRC) in fields of health, information technology and renewable energy sources was established in 2012. IRC is a modern research institution where scientific laboratories that are base for research in fields of health, information technology and construction.

Local environment, agriculture and innovation technology research centre “EKO-AGRO-TECH”
EKO-AGRO-TECH Centre, which was put into service in 2014, is a modern research  infrastructure created for research purposes – in fields of environmental analysis, building structure and biological-nutritional analysis.

The Centre consists of following laboratories:

  • Environmental analysis
  • Biological-Nutritional analysis
  • Mechanics, construction and exploitation of machines



Well equipped library



University meets the needs of disabled students

Students with disabilities can take up all studies, depended on degree of disability. The buildings are equipped with lifts, special ramps, adjusted restrooms and parking spaces. Students also receive special scholarships depended on their disability degree.


Studying abroad

Within the framework of Erasmus+ program students can go abroad – to study and to do the practices in companies, organizations and institutions which are also part of Erasmus+. Students can go abroad at any stage of education (on bachelor, masters or doctoral studies) for not longer than 12 months altogether. The minimum duration of study exchange is 3 months and for practices – 2 months. Students from long-cycle or equivalent studies (e.g. medicine) can stay on abroad Universities up to 24 months.

Alumnus’ practices and internships abroad

Alumnus (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies) can also be included in Erasmus+ program – within a year from graduation. This kind of stay is included in general mobility duration on a level of study that student has been assigned to. Enrolment takes place in the last year of study.

Students can develop their scientific interests in Students’ Scientific Circles

Department of Management & Economics:

  • Students’ Scientific Circle ”Progress”
  • Spatial management’s students’ scientific circle

Department of Humanities and Social Sciencies

  • Students’ Scientific Circle of English Studies
  • Students’ Scientific Circle of Russian Studies
  • Students’ Scientific Circle of Sociology
  • Pedagogue Circle
  • Academic Art Circle
  • Students’ Scientific Circle “eRka”
  • Students’ Scientific Circle “Diagnoza”
  • Students’ Scientific Circle “Zdrowie”
  • Volunteers’ Circle “Przyjaciel serca…”


 Well-equipped Library

 PSW Academic Library was set up in 2001. By November 2016, its area had 300 sqm. At present, after expansion, the overall space for sharing and managing resources is approximately 1200 sqm.

The library has more than 33 thousand inventory units, including: book publications, brochures, audio cassettes, video cassettes and CDs, multimedia for learning foreign languages. Subscriptions to magazines include 101 titles, including 7 foreign-language titles.

In three service zones, with free access to books and magazines, users have modern computer terminals with Internet access, scanners and CD players. The modern solution is a self service area with a self-borrowing device, an intelligent bookshelf that allows you to pass books without the librarian and a scanner with the ability to save scans on a USB drive. Groups and individual learning zones have been selected, and users can enjoy relaxation zones located at various levels.

The PSW Library is the basis of the library and information system of the university with scientific, didactic and service tasks. The basic library collection in the library and information system of the university is collected and developed in the SOWA2 / MARC21 system. You can obtain information about collections through a catalog available on library desktops or online.

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Students are admitted to school based on final exams results (matura exam) and on position in the candidates’ ranking created according to recruitment points received for subjects specified on the diploma, as well as based on internet candidates’ registration order.

Documents required for enrolment for 1st degree studies:

1. Admission application form from internet candidates’ registration system
2. A document corresponding with Polish final exams (matura exam)
3. Apostile or legalization of secondary school diploma issued outside Poland (does not apply to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)
4. Validation of secondary school diploma – if required
5. Certified translation of all documents to Polish (does not apply to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme)
6. A document to certify the knowledge of Polish language + its translation by certified translator of Polish language
7. Copy of visa, residence card or any other document certifying legal residency in Poland, certified by school
8. Copy of an identification document, e.g. passport, certified by school
9. Student’s declaration of study regulations choice, printed from internet candidates’ registration system
10. Student’s declaration about health insurance, printed from internet candidates’ registration system
11. Legal representative’s declaration on granting the power of attorney if candidate is under the age of 18, printed from internet candidates’ registration system
12. Medical certificate that confirms the student is medically fit for studying the chosen field (applies to studies: national security, construction, information technology, nursing, medical rescue, agriculture, tourism and recreation, public health, physiotherapy, mechanical engineering and robotics). The referral for medical assignment should be printed from internet candidates’ registration system. If it is not in Polish, it should be translated.
13. Application for student’s card, printed from internet candidate’s registration system
14. One photo in colour which meets the standards of issuing identification documents

You can find more information about enrolment for candidates outside Poland on our website:

Contact details

Address: ul. Sidorska 95/97

21-500 Biala Podlaska


Phone:+48 83 343 99 30

Fax:+48 83 34344 45 90:




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