The University College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublin (WSPA) was established in 1998 as a private higher education institution launching its first study programme "Company Management" with 415 students admitted to the first year. In the following academic year 1999/2000 the University College had already over 1 400 students.
The University College of Enterprise and Administration operates on the basis of the permission granted by the Minister of National Education and pursuant to the Higher Education Act of 27 July 2005 (Journal of Laws No. 164, item 1365, as amended) and legal regulations issued in accordance with the Act, as well as on the basis of the Statute. The school is supervised by the Founder and the minister competent for higher education, in accordance with the Higher Education Act.
The mission of the University College is to teach students to be creative, develop their careers and help them to find their own place in globalizing world. WSPA develops international and intercultural competencies of students through creating international environment at the University and through international mobility of students and faculty. The University College cooperates closely with a large number of European and non-European universities and colleges, associations, companies and labour market institutions.
WSPA has experience in projects financed by EU Structural Funds and Lifelong Learning Programmes- Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Study Visit, STF. Since 2007 WSPA has won twenty grants supported by EU Structural Funds amounting to nearly 8 million EUR, 200 000 EUR from Scholarship and Training Fund, LLP-Erasmus and Erasmus+ funding amounting to 1 million EUR. WSPA was granted the Leaders’ University Award and a title of Mobility Leader in projects funded by the Norwegian Funds. WSPA won the first place in category The Largest Training for Staff in the EEA Grants- Norway Grants in Poland.
Practical education is WSPA strong priority (internships, placements, business and public administration partners, practitioners as members of faculty). Teaching methods include study in small groups, tutorials, hands-on approach, individual and group projects, community projects. WSPA offers wide variety of opportunities for students: international short and long term mobility, Career Office, internships, work projects and placements in local and regional business partners, Students Government, biannual job fairs, business incubator for students. The school maintains also close ties with local and regional business community.
Lublin is the capital of Lubelskie Voivodship which is situated in the south-eastern Poland and covers the area of 25 121 km2 (almost 10% of Poland). Geographical location on the Eastern border of the European Union makes it an important centre of cooperation between Eastern and Western Europe.
Lublin is the largest and the fastest developing city on the right side of the Vistula River, with an area of 147,5 km2and about 360 000 inhabitants. This city plays the role of administrative, educational and cultural centre of the Voivodship. Its rich history and the fact that it is located in a multi-cultural melting pot define its characteristic and unique values. They have been particularly well reflected in its architecture, topography and the social and cultural development of the city.
All those qualities add to the unique local diversity of Lublin city and makes it exceptionally attractive not only to students and tourists, but also filmmakers, who will surely find it a rich source of inspiration.
Stay in Poland - Formalities
Citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area do not need a visa to enter Poland. However they have to apply for a temporary residence permit after their arrival in Poland.
You will find more information here: http://www.wsoic.lublin.uw.gov.pl/en/content/registration-residence-european-union-citizen.
Non-EU citizens need to apply for a visa prior to their arrival in Poland. In order to apply for a student visa, candidates need to receive an acceptance letter from the University College of Enterprise and Administration which can be issued once all the application documents are submitted. Visa policies can vary depending on the country and an acceptance letter might not be sufficient to obtain a visa in some countries.
You will find more information here: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/.
Prospective students are obligated to provide the University with a copy of health insurance for the period of their studies before the academic year starts. It can be either a private insurance policy obtained in their country of origin or a voluntary health insurance in Polish National Health Fund.
You will find more information here: http://www.nfz-lublin.pl/voluntary_health_insurance.
Legalization of stay
Non EU and EEA students must apply for a residence permit after their arrival in Poland in order to legalize their stay in our country.
You will find more information here: http://www.udsc.gov.pl/Residence,permit,for,a,specified,period,of,time,271.html.
More details about recruitment process can be found on: https://wspa.pl/en/admissions/international-admissions
Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Administracji w Lublinie
University College of Enterprise and Administration in Lublin
20-150 Lublin, Poland
phone +48 81 45 29 471
Dorota Adamczyk-Gruszka, firstname.lastname@example.org
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