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Best Student Cities in Poland

One of the study abroad destinations in Europe, Poland, is a great place to acquire higher education. There are a lot of great universities with the best faculty and resources around the world. Poland is a country producing alumni that cross even those that studied in Ivy League institution and top study abroad destinations.

Poland may not be as famous among international students as United States of America or United Kingdom but big universities, organizations and corporations are very well aware of its standards and class. A degree that you earned from Poland can’t stop you from going anywhere as it is respected all around the world.

If you have decided that you want to study in Poland then you must know that Poland is a country divided in many cities. So, where should you go in Poland for your education. Every city inside a country also has some differences among them like lifestyle, expenses etc. Here you have to make a decision which city would be best for you. For that you first must have knowledge of every city in Poland. Based on your knowledge, you will be able to make an informed decision. In this article, I am sharing with you the best cities for students in Poland. Read all about these cities, their ranks, perks, cons and decide which city do you prefer to live in while studying abroad in Poland.

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1 - Warsaw:

Warsaw is the best city in Poland for international student to acquire higher education. Warsaw is not only the largest city of Poland but also its Capital. This city very famous for its amazing reconstruction as most of it was destroyed during the times of World War 2. Today, this city manifests a very beautiful outlook with many beautiful buildings, skyscrapers and river banks becoming a famous tourist spot. That makes it more fun to be living there with so many places around to visit.


It is the 9th most populous city of European Union. Warsaw is also referred to as the political and economic hub of Poland. This city being main economy of the country, international students won’t have much problem finding a job here while continuing their studies. According to a report, about 30% of total population of this city is student.

Just like any other Capital, you will have every facility available here one needs to make a living. There are over 60 higher educational institutes in Warsaw. In the Student City ranking of QS, Warsaw is ranked 63rd best city in the world for international students. There are a lot educational institutes in Warsaw also including the best one of Poland. Top university of Poland, University of Warsaw, is located in this city. That is not all of it as even the third most top ranked university of Poland, Warsaw University of Technology, can also be found in this city.

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2 - Cracow:

Cracow is ranked the second best city in Poland for international students to study. It is also second largest city of Poland and used to be Capital before it was replaced by Warsaw. Unlike Warsaw, this city mostly survived the brutal times of World War 2 and now is a protector of all the heritage and unique culture of Poland. This city if full of many historic architectural icons making it an attractive tourism spot.


There over 40 higher educational institutes in this city. About 2 of them are public universities while others are private. This city is also home to Poland’s second top ranked university, Jagiellonian University. Cracow is also one of the major academic, economic and cultural hub of Poland. You will easily find everything that you need during your stay including good quality of education, accommodation, all types of food and fun places

3 - Lodz:

Located in the center of Poland, Lodz is the third largest city of Poland. Due to its good location in the center of the country, this city is connected to important places, making it an important place for business. This city is also Textile hub of United Kingdom. It is also often called “Polish Manchester”. It has a population of about 7 lac..


This city is also very important when it comes to education as many good educational institutes for higher education can be found in this city. The fourth most top ranked university of Poland, Lodz University, is also located in Lodz. There are numerous places for tourist and residents of the city to enjoy that includes astonishing galleries, longest high commercial street of the world and various entertainment sites.

4 - Wroclaw::

Located in western Poland, Wroclaw is the fourth best student city in Poland. It has an estimated population of 6 lac 40 thousand of which 1.5 lac are students. It is the fourth largest city of Poland. It has a rapidly growing number students because of its act as financial, commercial and cultural hub of Western Poland. It is often called ‘University City’ because of large of students in this city. It is also home of University of Wroclaw that is the fourth most top ranked university of Poland.


5 - Poznan:

City of Poznan also located in western Poland, is one of the most famous students cities of Poland. A great proportion of students can be found in this city. There are over 25 universities in this to choose from, however, about 17 of them are private and over 8 are public. Private universities can be a little expensive compared to government funded universities.


Wikipedia refers Poznan as the fourth largest academic center of Poland. Total of number of students in Poznan is estimated 1.4 lac. One of every fourth person in Poland is a student. Some of the most famous universities in Poznan are:

  • Adam Mickiewicz University
  • University of Fine Arts in Poznan
  • Academy of Music in Poznan.
  • Poznan University of Economics
  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Poznan University of Technology

By Usama Ahmed Awan

The Editor of, Usama is a BZU studied Software Engineer, now a Teacher, Article Writer, Educational Counselor and Journalist. He has been writing to assist students selecting the right career path.

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