Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu


Gagarina 11 St.
87- 100 Toruń, Poland

phone +48 56 611 22 30

Fot. Andrzej Romański

Toruń, located on the River Vistula, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. Almost 23,000 young students are present on the campus and elsewhere in the city, in its streets, clubs, cafes and pubs. This creates a dynamic cultural and intellectual atmosphere throughout the year to complement the stunning scenery of the Old Town.

Many people choose Toruń as a place of study not only because of the beauty of the city, but also because of the relatively lower cost of living. Toruń guarantees a high quality of education for less expenditure.

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń has been one of the top five Polish public universities for years. For over 70 years of its existence, around 200,000 alumni have received their degrees.

The University greatly increased its strength in 2004, when the medical school in neighbouring Bydgoszcz was incorporated within it as NCU Collegium Medicum.

Currently, NCU has 17 faculties and the Interdisciplinary Center for Modern Technologies.

The University has the state-of-the-art research infrastructure including the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, the Centre for Quantum Optics and the Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice near Toruń houses a unique 32-metre radio telescope.

This has contributed to the Nicolaus Copernicus University’s position as one of the best universities in Poland, and it is also the reason why the QS World University Ranking has placed NCU in the top 3% of universities in the world.

The Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management is the first and the only public university in Poland, which received a very prestigious business accreditation - AACSB International. Currently, this accreditation is possessed by an elite group of less than 5% of all business schools in the world (a total of 740 institutions from nearly 50 countries). The accreditation is granted for 5 years. Therefore, all FESM graduates, apart from a university diploma, receive also appropriate certification.

Accommodation – Campuses

There are two university campuses in Toruń: the Center Campus and the Bielany Campus, as well as campus in Bydgoszcz. The University currently owns 14 student dormitories with accommodation for more than 3,500 students, including modern and fully equipped student dormitory in Bydgoszcz. Free Internet access is provided in all student dormitories.

Students life

Both campuses in Toruń and Bydgoszcz have a lot to offer. There are more than 200 students scientific associations. People keen on physical activity will find their place in various sections of the Academic Sports Association. Moreover, NCU has its own students club OD NOWA which offers wide range of cultural events during the whole year.

Good to know

Those, who are willing to participate in classes taught in Polish, but feel that their level of Polish is insufficient, can join one-year intensive Polish course offered by NCU. More information

The modern University Sports Centre with a swimming pool provides students with a wide range of sport activities such as basketball, volleyball, aerobics, yoga, steam gym, swimming, judo, aikido, and cycling.


Facts & figures

  • 1945 – year of NCU establishment
  • 4228 – number of academic staff
  • 22 955– number of students
  • 801 – number of foreign students


  • Department of International Cooperation
    Gagarina 11, 87- 100 Toruń, Poland
    Phone: +48 56 611 22 30