Studying in Koszalin
Koszalin is the largest city of Middle Pomerania in north-western Poland. The city is located on Koszalin Coastal Belt, six km in a straight line from the shores of the Baltic Sea (12 km by road). The Dzierżęcinka River flows through the city into Lake Jamno.
According to the post-war Potsdam Agreement (signed in 1945 the Allied (UK, US, USSR) plan of tripartite military occupation and reconstruction of Germany) Koszalin became part of Poland. Most of the German population fled to post-war Germany. The city was resettled by Poles mainly from pre-war Eastern Poland and Kashubians.
At present, Koszalin is inhabited by 109 000 people and occupies the area of 98,33 km2.
Koszalin’s cultural life is extremely vivid. Numerous historic buildings, such as the cathedral of Holy Mary’s Immaculate Conception, Executioners cottage, St. Gertrude’s chapel, historic townhouses and defense walls bounding the city in the past have been preserved from the WW2. Nowadays, the city is open to European and world trends in art and hosts many cultural events and festivals. Thanks to its unique atmosphere and geographical location, Koszalin attracts many tourists from Poland and other countries, mainly Germany.
Also many students choose Koszalin as a place for their studies. There are numerous higher education colleges and universities. Among them, two are state schools: Koszalin University of Technology (Politechnika Koszalińska) and State Higher Vocational School in Koszalin (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koszalinie). Student life in Koszalin is unusually vivid and rich: there are many student clubs, bars, organisations. Every year, all of Koszalin students have their special days called Juwenalia – there are no classes then and various events are held in the whole city.
Education at PWSZ in Koszalin
State University of Applied Sciences in Koszalin (PWSZ w Koszalinie) offers full time and extramural studies lasting 6 semesters in total, on Bachelor level and full time Masters studies lasting ten semesters.
There are two institutes:
- The Institute of Humanities
- The Institute of Sport and Health Studies
The Institute of Humanities offers six-semesters Bachelor programmes within four areas of study:
- EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESCUE
- Body Shaping
- Natural Cosmetology
- Early School and Pre-School Pedagogy
- Early School Pedagogy and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
- Early School Pedagogy and Pedagogical Therapy
- Early School Pedagogy with Corrective-Gymnastic Therapy
The Institute of Sport and Health Studies offers six-semester
Bachelor programmes within three areas of study and ten-semester Masters programme:
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
- Physical Education with TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
- Corrective and Compensation Gymnastics
- Health and Wellness
- Organisation of Tourism and Leisure
- Sports Management
- HUMAN NUTRITION
- Nutrition in Medecine and Preventive Healthcare
- Nutrition in Sports and Leisure with Nutritional Advice
- NATIONAL SECURITY
- Public Security
- Crisis Management
- PHYSIOTHERAPY - 5-year Masters studies
In the ECTS system, 60 credits represent the workload of one year of study; usually 30 credits are assigned to a semester. Practical placements and optional courses, which form an integral part of the study programme, are also worth academic credit. Credits are only awarded if the student had completed all his/her courses and passed all the required examinations.
The Student House is located on the PWSZ campus, in Leśna street, in a quiet district of Koszalin, close to the Góra Chełmska forest. A supermarket, a pharmacy and a bus stop are in the vicinity. The building has been recently renovated and offers 288 places to PWSZ students. There is an Internet access in every student room.
The building is also equiped with other facilities such as :
- Individual study rooms with AV equipment
- TV room
- Fitness room
Contact : DOM STUDENTA
ul. Leśna 1
75-582 Koszalin, Poland
Phone : + 48 94 342 67 66 ext. 24,
Fax : + 48 94 341 65 86
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in studying at PWSZ in Koszalin as an exchange student, a free-mover or a regular full-time student, please contact:
Dr. Agnieszka Kühnl – Kinel : email@example.com, + 48 94 342 67 66 ext. 30
Ms. Alicja Białecka : firstname.lastname@example.org, + 48 94 342 67 66 ext. 24
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koszalinie
ul. Leśna 1