New enrollment schedule at the University of Gdańsk

Due to the postponement of Matura Exams this year, University of Gdańsk prepared new enrollment schedule for the 2020/2021 academic year and updated its electronic document application system. The enrollment was rescheduled for August. Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs - Professor Arnold Kłonczyński addressed secondary school graduates in his letter, offering words of support and information regarding this year’s enrollment.

The University of Gdańsk new enrollment schedule taking place in August will be published at the end of May, following the approval from the University of Gdańsk Senate. The electronic document application process is being modified to factor out  visiting enrollment commissions in person.

At the same time, the University of Gdańsk does not change the enrollment rules (e.g. school subjects taken into account during the enrollment process). At the moment, pursuant to the current legislation, the enrollment to first cycle studies (BA/ BSc) and long cycle studies (5year’s MA/ Msc, e.g. law, psychology, pedagogy) is based on the Matura Exam results.

Due to the difficult situation of secondary school graduates this year, Vice Rector for Education and Student Affairs - Professor Arnold Kłonczyński addressed the letter to them, offering words of support and providing information regarding this year’s enrollment:

“During this difficult time for you, together as academic community of the University of Gdańsk we would like to offer our words of support and wish you successful Matura Exams. We would like to assure you that we will adjust the enrollment schedule at the University of Gdańsk to Matura Exams schedule, so that everyone of you can enroll to their dream field of study. (…)

Multiple events planned for March and April, serving as platform to get to know each other, have been cancelled. We could not play host to you on our campuses. However, we hope to meet you, already University of Gdańsk students, just after the summer holiday”.

Full letter is available on the UG website:

The University of Gdańsk provides education in 87 fields of study, comprising 205 specializations, full-time and part-time studies, at the level of first or second cycle studies, or within comprehensive (long cycle) five-year’s master’s programmes. The educational offer answers the needs of the job market and the challenges facing 21st-century society. The offer is interdisciplinary and new fields of study are devised in cooperation with experts and employers.

New fields of study and specializations have been planned to be launched in 2020/2021 new academic year, such as new specializations in English: Business Informatics (specialization of Informatics and Econometrics – full time second cycle studies) and Performing Arts – management and communication (full time second cycle studies). New forms and cycles of the existing UG fields of study have been planned to be launched, such as: Mathematical modeling and data analysis (full time second cycle studies); Logopedics (part time first cycle studies); Insurances (interdisciplinary part time second cycle studies). The new fields of study await the approval from the UG Senate, only then will the enrollment process start.

The University of Gdańsk ensures the highest quality of education and opportunity to learn from distinguished researchers and academic teachers and participate in research projects and undertakings. Fields of study at the University of Gdańsk are created in cooperation with experts and employers. Students are able to intern at the top specialized institutions and enterprises. UG graduates combine knowledge with practical skills, which broadens their possibilities on the job market. Students may choose from amongst seven foreign languages on offer and learn them as part of a foreign language course. Introducing second mandatory language course to the curriculum is underway. UG Students can participate in multiple national and foreign exchange programs, like MOST, ERASMUS Plus and other bilateral agreements between the university and their foreign partners. State-of-the-art facilities in its Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia campuses create comfortable and convenient study environment. Students can develop their knowledge and skills joining several UG student research clubs and improve their abilities in Academic Culture Centers and sport units of the university, AZS UG. Dormitory rooms, aid programs and scholarships are available for students.

The University is located at one of the most modern Polish campuses. In recent years new faculty buildings, workshops and laboratories equipped with modern equipment have been established under EU’s co-financing. State-of-the art infrastructure allows for research, cooperation with business and study environment befitting 21st century.

The University of Gdańsk is a dynamically developing institution of higher learning, the largest in Pomorskie region and one that combines respect for tradition with a commitment to the new. More than 25 thousand students, doctoral students and postgraduate students currently study at 11 university faculties. Over 1700 academics constitute the University of Gdańsk academic staff. The university holds a strong position among the research leaders.  The University of Gdańsk has formed (as one of five Polish universities) a consortium with its foreign partners - the European University of the Seas (SEA-EU). Biomedical, biomolecular and theory of quantum technologies researchers are among the most successful and recognized UG scientists. Two international research agendas, involving researchers from across the world have been established at the University of Gdańsk under dedicated program: The International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Science and International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies.

The University is distinguished by the maritime element to its research and education. The University’s maritime authority has been substantiated by the excellent and internationally renowned research stations – the Institute of Oceanography’s Prof. Krzysztof Skóra Hel Marine Station, the Bird Migration Research Station and the Biological Station in Sobieszewo. The University’s maritime image is also reflected in its fields of study, specializations and research connected with the sea. The University of Gdańsk is actively involved in Baltic cooperation through the implementation of international research projects, additionally is the leader of the National Centre for Baltic Research Consortium. The University of Gdańsk is the only Polish university which can boast a state-of-the-art research vessel, the r/v Oceanograf catamaran.


Translation: Adam Myzyk

Biuro Rzecznika Prasowego Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego