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University of Lodz

Uniwersytet Łódzki

  address: Uniwersytecka 3
90-137 Łódź
phone: +48 42 635 42 37
fax: +48 42 635 47 89

The University of Lodz is a responsible higher education institution, focusing its actions on intercultural and social integration. There are 95 nationalities currently studying at the University of Lodz. Our University builds academic community around the values of respect for cultural, religious and community identities as well as social sensitivity. UL strives to educate active global citizens who think critically, understand the complexity and the diversity of perspectives which underline most global problems. We hear a lot of languages in the halls of the University. Thus, a diverse multicultural and multigenerational community is built, drawing on the best traditions of the city of Lodz. International students often take part in different activities that originated at the University of Lodz within its University Diversity project. The main goal is to promote equality and intercultural dialogue, and to build strong and lasting relations based on diversity. 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 90 fields of study and 165 specializations. In addition, the University offers doctoral programmes, and more than 50 postgraduate curricula including an MBA programme.

The 32,000 students (2300 international students) that attend classes at different faculties of the University are taught by 2221 academic teachers, 638 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 market. 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 law and management. 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 25,000 students since 1952. The School runs 1-month, 5-month and 9-month courses which prepare foreign students for future studying in Poland. 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.

International relations of the University are visible in various areas. Currently, within direct cooperation agreements, the school cooperates with 250 partner institutions from all over the world. 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+ (700 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 (Mobility Direct) which allows a tuition-free semester for students of partner institutions anywhere in the world.

University of Lodz presents its students with the best dedicated mobile application in Europe! In 2015 the SmartUni app won an all-European contest in Italy for innovative solutions. It is designed for foreign students of the University of Lodz, as well as foreign candidates. The SmartUni App is an innovative, interactive guide for study candidates and gives you insight into all main areas of student life at the UL, including classes, staff, exchange programmes and university events.

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Facts & figures

  • Founded in 1945
  • 2221 academic staff
  • 32 000 students
  • 2300 foreign students


International Students Office
ul. Uniwersytecka 3, 90-137 Łódź, Poland
phone: +48 42 635 42 37
fax: +48 42 635 47 89