A Complete Guide to Student Visa Requirements for Poland

In order to apply for a student visa in Poland, you must show certain documents. There are some additional requirements, particularly if you are from Pakistan, India, Nepal, or Bangladesh, for example. Hence, before visiting the Polish embassy in your nation or region, make sure you have all necessary documentation. Before applying for a student visa, you must submit the following documents. However, you must consult the local Polish mission (embassy) in your country of origin for complete and correct documentation:

  • Recent photographs of the applicant, passport sized.
  • Duly filled visa application form. This form must be signed by the applicant. If you are under 18, the visa form must be signed by both parents. Visa application form availability is here online where you can print it after completely filling it in. Click on this link to go to fill in the application form.
  • Photocopy of your identity card.
  • Your original passport with a minimum of 3 months expiry date after the completion of your visa. The passport must have few empty pages for a new visa sticker to be placed. You must present all previous passports too with photocopies.
  • If you reside in a country of which you are not national, then present a valid visa or residence permit.
  • Visa refusals of previous applications.
  • Family Registration Certificate (photocopy and original) issued by NADRA (in English or with a certified translation if in Urdu) (for Pakistani nationals)
  • Affidavit of sponsorship (proof of sufficient financial means of your sponsor,  income, and the last six months bank statements), attested by a Public Notary in Pakistan. ( You do not need these if you have a Polish scholarship.)
  • Last three salary slips (in case you work)
  • Personal original bank statements of the last six months.
  • Unconditional Letter of acceptance letter from a Polish university.
  • The fee deposit receipt.
  • Proof of accommodation you have availed in Poland.
  • Letter from IBCC (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) proving that you are eligible to study at any National/International University. (for Pakistani nationals)
  • Proof of English language proficiency test such as:
    * TOEFL {Test of English as a Foreign Language} (minimum score of 550 points for the Paper Based Test or 213 points for the Computer Based Test) or IELTS {International English Language Testing System} (Band 6.0)
  • You must provide proof of possession of 800 zlotych or the equivalent in foreign currency, so as to be able to cover the costs of living and lodging for each month of the stay throughout the whole time of study or the first year if the stay is to be longer.
  • Don’t forget to add any other certificates – according to school requirements.
  • Proof of health insurance for the whole period of stay in Poland or travel health insurance policy.
  • Copy of flight booking(s) – both ways.

Important Note

If you are planning to study with a paid program, you must provide proof of payment for the first year of studies or the entire term. If, on the other hand, the course lasts shorter than a year, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient finances to meet the cost of studies as specified in the declaration.
Further documentation may be requested by the embassy or consulate.

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