Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Lodz (General medicine)


The Medical University of Lodz is the largest public medical university in Poland. In the area of Science and Research, the Medical University of Lodz is known as one of the leading medical research centers in Poland. Every year over a hundred research grants are awarded for individual research projects.
MUL consists of 5 faculties and Division of studies in English.
Medical University of Lodz has 180 professors, 180 associate professors and 850 PhD academics. There are 8800 students in total (from which 600 students are foreigners). MUL cooperates with 3 teaching hospitals in Lodz.


Teaching of international students started in 2003/2004. Nowadays, there are around 600 international students enrolled at University and 400 have already graduated-

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree from Medical University of Lodz is internationally recognised in European union. Graduates wishing to work in USA should take USMLE.

Poland is member of European Union from 1st of May 2004.


Lodz is the third largest urban centre in Poland with a population of about 742,000. The city is thriving with industry and business rapidly developing, moving away from textiles, which has been in decline since 1991. It is located in the very centre of Poland, and still remains particularly favourable for the development of trade. Lodź is also sometimes known as the Polish Manchester due to its size and the fame of the textile industry that developed there in the 19th century.

Scholarships offered:

There are no discounts or scholarships offered by University. Applicants should inquiry more about regional or governmental scholarships offered for international students.

Accomodation for students:

University provides hausing for its students in dormitories. In total there are 4 dormitories for foreigners offered.
Student dormitories
Hall of Residence no 2 Address: Łódź, 2 Rodzeństwa Fibaków
Hall of Residence no 3 Address: Łódź, 12/16 Mazowiecka
Hall of Residence no 4 Address: Łódź, 1 Hallera Sq.

Study programmes
General medicine:

6-years program of general medicine is completely taught in English. It is designed for high school graduates. In total, there are 3 years of preclinical subjects (anatomy, medical chemistry, biology, biophysics, physiology, histology and cell biology, microbiology, pathomorphology, pharmacology and others) and 3years of clinical subjects (internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, radiology, family medicine, neurology, oncology & palliative care, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases and others.). Graduates are awarded degree of Lekarz (MD). Students must have complete 1 year of internship (in Poland or abroad) and pass Physicians Final Examination.

Study programmes:

Student may apply for following study programs in English:
• 4 year MD program
• 6 year MD program
• 5year DMD program
• 3-year BSC Nursing program

Tuition fees:

General medicine (6-years programe) has following structure of tuition fees: 1st and 2nd year has tuition fees 10500€, 3rd to 6th year has tuition fee of 11000€.

Total costs of stay for one studying year:

Application fee is non-refundable and is 120€. After Letter of Acceptance is issued, student wishing to study at MUL must pay 200€ admission fee. Price of dormitories is around 500 PLN per month.
The good news is, that students do not need to buy costly books, since they get access to University library. In addition, they obtain Student ID card, which save them plenty of money .

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

Whole admission process is online. Students need to comply with admission criterias and Skype interview exam (during Skype interview, applicant is asked questions from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics). After passing all requirements, there is Letter of Acceptance issued. In the next step, applicant must submit original, legalised leaving certificates thah entitles him/her to study abroad together with original of application documents.
There is only one intake in Fall.

Entrance examination

Entrance examination is conducted online via Skype and takes around 30 minutes. At the beginning of interview, students are asked to show their passport in order to confirm their identity.
After that, applicants are asked questions from following areas:
General questions (motivation, potential for professional behavior, socio-medical subjects)
Questions verifying knowledge of 2 out of 4 subjects listed below:
Biology – 4 questions
Chemistry – 4 questions
Physics – 4 questions
Mathematics – 4 questions

Documents needed for an entrance examination:

1. scanned copies of diplomas or certificates and transcripts of former education
2. scanned copies of English certificates
3. Scanned passport copies
4. scanned photo

Transfers of students

Transfers to MUL are possible, but only to preclinical study years. That means to 2nd and 3rd study year for General medicine and 2nd year of Dental medicine. Students must still be enrolled at university and complete all subjects that are due for given academic year. Every applicant that would like to transfer to University must pay application fee in height of 300€.
Decision if there are free places for transfers are issued at the beginning of academic year.