Vincent Pol University in Lublin
Wyższa Szkoła Społeczno – Przyrodnicza im. Wincentego Pola w Lublinie
Vincent Pol University in Lublin (VPU) is one of the leading and internationally-oriented non-public higher institution located in eastern Poland, 170 km south of Warsaw. Established in 2000, the university has dedicated itself to meeting the expectations of young people willing to achieve their professional aims and fulfil their passions.
The University offers a range of full-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in both Polish and English language, approved by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Immense interest in the programmes offered by Vincent Pol University is determined not only by well-qualified and highly-experienced academic staff, but also by the special emphasis on practicability of programmes and curricula, which are continuously reviewed and updated to meet the requirements of the job market.
VPU students have an opportunity to choose the special program 2+1, as two of VPU programmes (Tourism and Hospitality Management and Sport Science) are operated in conjunction with University of Northampton and University of Bedfordshire. This means that upon completion of two years at Vincent Pol University the students of these programmes can continue their education in the partner universities in UK and get a British degree.
VPU has modern buildings with specialist teaching rooms for physiotherapy, kinesiotherapy, cosmetology, biomechanics, massage, chemistry, tourism, hotel industry, gastronomy, geography and IT. There are also recreation rooms, including gymnasiums, fitness suites, a swimming pool, and studios for aerobics classes and other sporting activities. The student cafeteria is a popular meeting place for young people. The University is provided with a computer network with Wifi access for all students. Students can use the library resources (about 22 000 volumes). For maximum comfort and security some rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and CCTV.
In 2010 the University founded the Academic Physiotherapy Centre, a modern clinic, to be used not only by our physiotherapy students but also by citizens of Lublin. The centre has the latest equipment for diagnostics and rehabilitation, and is contracted with the Polish National Health System. It is also a place where students do their clinical practice and where scientific research can be conducted.
Our students have the opportunity to study and rest in - "Green School" - The University’s Education and Recreational Center in Piotrawin near the Vistula River. It is located about 60 kilometers from Lublin and about 15 km from Kazimierz Dolny. The Center can accommodate up to 50 people in comfortable conditions.
VPU has a unique international atmosphere where the students, including those studying in Lublin within exchange programmes, come from more than 45 countries and 4 continents. In such a truly diverse environment, students are able to learn from other cultures and gain valuable life experience. Dedicated International Studies Office provides a variety of services for the students including one-year preparatory English course, career planning and internships, business incubator, scientific clubs, cultural events, walks around Lublin.
The University Authorities prioritize internationalization as a major part of their development strategy. For that reason the University has recently expanded international cooperation by establishing partnerships with new institutions not only in Europe but also in Africa and Asia. Students have the opportunity of spending a semester abroad and in return we welcome many students from abroad spending a period of their studies in Lublin. Students enrolled on the Erasmus+ program receive funding in the form of a scholarship.
Vincent Pol University is situated close to the city centre, with easy access for students by public transport or by car. Lublin has many affordable restaurants, bars and leisure facilities, and our students enjoy evenings out in the historic and safe city centre. Lublin is a city full of students and the costs of living are relatively low. It is an ideal location for students from around the world, and we encourage all of them to come to VPU.
Facts & figures
- established in 2000
- over 300 academic staff
- 3 000 students
- students from over 45 different countries from Europe, Asia, Africa, America
- more then 10 000 graduates
- 6 times Gold Medalists in European Universities Handball Championship
Choiny 2, 20-816 Lublin, Poland
phone: +48 81 740 25 04, +48 81 740 72 40
fax: +48 81 740 72 40