Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014-2020. It is designed to enable millions of Europeans to study, train, gain professional experience and skills, and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ aims to modernise and improve higher education across Europe and the rest of the world and is renowned for the opportunities it provides for students to study in the UE member states and non-UE programme countries.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a student-centered system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program. These objectives are generally specified in terms of the learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired, while the workload refers to the amount of time a student needs to complete the learning activities.
The ECTS system applied by Gdańsk School of Higher Education guarantees the quality of mobility activities and transparency of recognition procedures. The ECTS credits are based on the student workload required to achieve certain course outcomes and are attached to study programs, courses, seminars. They reflect the quantity of work a course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full academic year. In the ECTS system, 60 credits are attached to the workload of a full academic year, with associated learning outcomes; with 30 ECTS credits given for a semester.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education (Gdańska Szkoła Wyższa, GSW – in Polish) ensures full academic recognition of satisfactorily completed activities during the Erasmus mobility period, in accordance with Learning Agreement. All mobility students before returning to their home Institution receive Transcripts of Records (within a period defined in the Learning Agreement) specifying full, accurate and timely record of their achievements (names and duration of course units satisfactorily completed, ECTS credits earned, local grades, etc.). All credits a student earns during the mobility period are originally agreed upon in the Learning Agreement and recognized by the home Institution. In the case of traineeships, Gdańsk Higher School accepts Traineeship Certificate issued by an enterprise. All courses, activities and student achievements completed during their study at home Institution and abroad are included in Diploma Supplement accompanying a higher education diploma issued in recognition of every degree successfully completed by a student.
|Polish / English|
|5,0||A||bardzo dobry / excellent – outstanding performance with only minor errors|
|4,5||B||dobry plus / very good – above the average standard but with some errors|
|4,0||C||dobry / good – generally sound work with a number of notable errors|
|3,5||D||dostateczny plus / satisfactory – fair but with significant shortcomings|
|3,0||E||dostateczny / sufficient – performance meets the minimum criteria|
|2,0||F||niedostateczny / insufficient – more work required before the credit can be awarded|
Gdańsk School of Higher Education seeks to ensure that outgoing participants are able to speak either the language of the country that they are visiting or the language the courses are taught. The required minimum level of language proficiency for mobile participants in a given area (study, traineeship, staff mobility) is agreed on between the Institutions before the mobility. To improve students’ language skills they attend compulsory foreign language courses at different levels. They can also take regular courses taught in English in GSW in their field of study. Additionally, Gdańsk School of Higher Education plans to organize lectures on intercultural communication, meetings for future mobile participants on language and cultural issues, etc. Language courses and meetings are also available to teachers and administrative staff.
Linguistic support is provided to incoming students and staff. The persons responsible for the reception and all the arrangements for the mobile participants are helpful in case of language and cultural problems. Incoming students and staff are offered foreign language courses, at different levels tailored to their needs, as well as courses in Polish language, culture and civilization. We provide all the mentoring and arrangement assistance to mobile participants to help them integrate into everyday life.
EU Students are entitled to medical services on the basis of form E-111, European Card of Health Insurance or equivalent. The forms should be obtained from students’ national health services before their trip to Poland and presented upon registration at a public medical center.
Non-EU Students are advised to purchase health insurance in Poland immediately after their arrival (it is suggested that travel insurance should cover the travel and initial stay).
EU Citizens are not required to have a visa to study in Poland if they stay on the territory of Poland for a period of up to 90 days. Students staying in Poland longer than 3 months are obliged to apply for a temporary residence permit in Urząd Wojewódzki in Gdańsk, ul. Okopowa 21/27.
Non-EU Students should apply for a visa in a consulate for the whole planned period of studies in Poland. A visa is issued on the basis of the acceptance letter from the hosting university in Poland confirming the student’s enrollment for a certain period of studies.
If you need more information or have any questions, please contact us at the address below.
Gdańsk School of Higher Education
(Gdańska Szkoła Wyższa in Polish)
Poland, 80-875 Gdańsk, ul. Biskupia 24B