State University of Applied Sciences in Koszalin


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 University of Applied Sciences 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 - 10 semesters in total, on Bachelor level and full time Masters studies lasting ten semesters.
There are three institutes:

  • The Institute of Nursing and Medical Rescue
  • The Institute of Social Affairs
  • The Institute of Sport and Health Studies

The Institute of Nursing and Medical Rescue offers Bachelor programmes within four areas of study:



The Institute of Social Affairs:

    • Body Shaping
    • Natural Cosmetology
    • Public Security
    • Crisis Management


The Institute of Sport and Health Studies offers six-semester 
      Bachelor  programmes within three areas of study and  ten-semester Masters programme:



       -   Sports with TEFL   (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

       -   Corrective and Compensation Gymnastics

       -   Sports Management

    • Nutrition in Medicine and Preventive Healthcare
    • Nutrition in Sports and Leisure with Nutritional Advice
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY - 5-year Masters studie

ECTS guide

        ECTS, the ‘European Community Course Credit Transfer System’, was developed in order to provide uniform procedures to guarantee academic recognition of studies completed abroad. It provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements and transferring them from one institution to another.
      ECTS credits reflect the quantity of work in each course in relation to the total quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic studying at an institution; that is, lectures, practical work, participation in seminars, individual work in the library and at home, and examinations or other assessment activities.

      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 PWSZ Library resources are open to all students and staff members. The collection amounts to 35000 volumes and 40 different periodicals. The library is fully computerised and provides a free Internet access to its users.

Student House

           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

-          Launderette

-          Fitness room

-          Canteen


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 :


            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 :

+ 48 94 342 67 66 ext. 130


Ms. Alicja Białecka :

+ 48 94 342 67 66 ext. 124

94 341-86-33




Postal address:
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koszalinie

ul. Leśna 1
75-582 Koszalin