University of Lodz
The UL is at the forefront of higher education in Poland and it has a leading position in the Lodz region. Modern infrastructure, high quality of education and a wide range of courses studied in foreign languages, all of them attract a large number of international candidates both for full-time degree programmes and for student exchange. Through a variety of projects, as University Diversity, the UL builds academic community around the values of respect for cultural, religious and diverse identities as well as social sensitivity. We aim at integrating and sharing our diversity also with local community and business – in this way the university makes a difference to the social and economic well-being through the research, teaching activities and public events. There are students of 95 nationalities studying at the University of Lodz! Join Us! Unite and exceL!
For decades, the University of Lodz has been one of the biggest and most popular Polish universities. It was established in 1945 as a successor of educational institutions active in Lodz in earlier times. The 12 faculties of the University provide programmes in 100 fields of study and 160 specializations. In addition, the University offers doctoral programmes, and more than 50 postgraduate curricula including an MBA programme.
The 32,000 students (2800 international students) that attend classes at different faculties of the University are taught by 2192 academic teachers, 634 of whom bear the highest academic rank. The interest in studying at the University of Lodz is determined not only by a high quality of instruction, but also by modern programmes of study offered in Polish and English adapted to the changing demands of the labour both in the local and global context. The University treats international cooperation as a way to foster its development and continue the city’s tradition. Our institution regularly hosts guest speakers, renowned politicians, businessmen and cultural representatives from Poland and abroad. The University is repeatedly ranked among the top higher education institutions in Poland, and it especially excels in such fields of study as economics and management, linguistic sciences and international relations. UL is one of only six Polish Universities which gained a place in the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Lodz boasts the oldest and most recognized School of Polish for Foreigners that has educated over 26,000 students since 1952. The School runs 1-month, 5-month and 9-month courses which prepare foreign students for future studying in Poland. It offers basic courses of Polish as well as thematic Polish language courses in history, geography, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and philosophy to provide prospective students with the knowledge needed in their future academic settings.
The University of Lodz’s Library is one of the biggest and most modern academic libraries in Poland. At present, its total collection amounts to more than 3 million volumes. The University's campus offers housing in 10 dormitories situated in a beautiful green area reasonably close to the city centre, and next to most Faculty buildings. The Campus also includes the Centre for Physical Education and Sports, which is a modern complex featuring a sports hall, swimming pool, gyms, and a health and beauty salon. Near it, you can find a medical unit, a bank, and varied shops.
University of Lodz puts great importance on its international relations. The UL cooperates with over 250 partner institutions from all over the world within institutional bilateral agreements. This cooperation gives our students the possibility of spending a semester or a year, abroad and, in return, we welcome many students from abroad spending a period of their studies in Lodz. The University of Lodz takes part in other exchange and research programmes such as Erasmus+ (over 900 agreements with 400 partner institutions), International Credit Mobility, Horizon 2020 Campostela Group, Campus Europae, CEEPUS, Mizuta Scholarship and Erasmus Mundus.
There are also opportunities for the student mobility outside the EU. The University of Lodz runs an exchange scheme within bilateral agreements which allows a tuition-free semester for students of partner institutions anywhere in the world.
Research and innovation are top priorities for the University of Lodz. The UL researchers currently run large scale programmes both in the areas of experimental sciences and humanities – financed by varied national and international grantors.
Facts & figures
- Founded in 1945
- 2221 academic staff
- 32 000 students
- 2600 international students
International Relations Office:
ul. Uniwersytecka 3, 90-137 Łódź, Poland
phone: +48 42 635 4237
- BA in Business Management
- BA in Computer Science
- BA in Economics
- BA in International and Political Studies, specialization: American Studies
- BA in International and Political Studies, specialization: Asian Studies
- BA in International and Political Studies, specialization: Intercultural Communication
- BA in International and Political Studies, specialization: Politics and Policy in Europe
- BA in International and Political Studies, specialization: Security Studies
- BA in International Marketing
- BA in Management and Finance
- BA in Mathematics, specialization: Financial Mathematics
- English Studies, First Cycle (BA equivalent)
- English Studies, Second Cycle (MA equivalent)
- International and Political Studies, specialization: International Gender Studies (Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies GEMMA)
- MA in Business Management
- MA in Computer Science
- MA in Economics
- MA in Environmental Protection Specialization: Ecohydrology
- MA in International and Political Studies, specialization: Conflict Management and Negotiations
- MA in International and Political Studies, specialization: Governments and Governance
- MA in International and Political Studies, specialization: International Marketing