Nicolaus Copernicus University
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  • Study mode: 6 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +48566114949
  • Fax:
  • +48566114821

Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Torun was established in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in northern Poland and is outstanding in terms of academic potential, variety of courses, forms of education, and number of students. In the past years, NCU was classified among five best universities in the country, which confirms high standards of education.

Nicolaus Copernicus University not only offers most common courses such as Law or Economics, but also humanistic courses (e. g. Sociology, Philosophy), medical (6-year MD Program) and technical courses (e. g. Automation and Robotics, Informatics). Wide range of courses at Fine Arts Faculty is very impressive (e. g. Graphics, Sculpture, Painting). NCU is one of the four universities and colleges in Poland, which teaches in the field of conservation and restoration of art pieces. Being proud of our patron Nicolaus Copernicus, the greatest Polish astronomer, we place strong emphasis on keeping high standards of teaching in the field of astronomy. In addition, NCU is the only university in Poland, which has the most modern and best equipped radio astronomy observatory.

Accommodation – Campuses
There are two university campuses in Torun: the Center Campus and the Bielany Campus, as well as campus in Bydgoszcz. The University currently owns 14 student dormitories with accommodation for more than 3,500 students, including modern and fully equipped student dormitory in Bydgoszcz. Free Internet access is provided in all student dormitories.

Students life
Both campuses in Torun and Bydgoszcz have a lot to offer. There are more than 200 students scientific associations. People keen on physical activity will find their place in various sections of the Academic Sports Association. Moreover, NCU has its own students club OD NOWA which offers wide range of cultural events during the whole year.

Good to know
SAMORZAD STUDENCKI, the Students” Self-Government (each faculty has its representative) is the official representative of all NCU students. Its main task is to cooperate with the authorities of the University and the faculties in matters relating to courses, students' social and material welfare, as well as cultural matters such as Juvenalia. At that time, students are taking control over Nicolaus Copernicus hometown and for few days possess keys to the city.

Those, who are willing to participate in classes taught in Polish, but feel that their level of Polish is insufficient, can join one-year intensive Polish course offered by NCU. For more information go to:

  • 1945 – year of NCU establishment
  • 25 088 – number of students
  • 335 – number of foreign students
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