Study in Poland for a Semester or Year!
The University of Gdansk was founded on March 20, 1970. It was formed from an amalgamation of two institutions of higher education: the Higher Economics School in Sopot and the Higher Pedagogical School in Gdansk. Currently, the University of Gdansk is the largest educational institution in the Pomerania region with eleven faculties, over thirty thousand students (including doctoral and postgraduate students), and an academic staff of 1,700. The University of Gdansk is also considered to be a dynamically developed institution of higher education because of its commitment to combine tradition with innovation.
Gdansk is a Polish city on the Baltic coast, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area. The city lies on the southern edge of Gdansk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.4 million. Gdansk itself has a population of 460,427, making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland.
- Academic Year: Early October to Mid February
- Spring Semester: Mid February to Late June
The University of Gdansk has a wide range of accommodation in its student dormitories located all over the Three Cities. Visit the Gdansk Student Dormatories website for more information.
As Gdansk is a full exchange program students will pay the Full Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian. Gdansk will cover the housing costs and provide a meal stipend to students during the program.
Program CostsPaid to Appalachian State
|App Tuition & Fees||based on your residency|
|Housing & Meals||Full Exchange Fee|
|1OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Development Fee||$60|
|HTH Worldwide Health Insurance||$1.42/day|
Estimated Additional Costs
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500||$1000 - $1500|
|Additional Meals||$200 - $400||$400 - $800|
|1Personal Expenses||$1000 - $1500||$2000 - $3000|
|Books and Materials||$100 - $300||$200 - $600|
|Local Transportation||$100 - $150||$200 - $300|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$80||$80|
|Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt||$100 - $300||$100 - $300|
|2US Based Health Insurance||Varies||Varies|
|3Additional Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $1500||$2000 - $3000|
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. Please visit the Gdansk website for additional information about living costs. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Spring, Academic Year.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
To locate specific course offerings please visit the University of Gdansk’s course webpage for foreign students. Students can click on a degree program and then program of studies to view the courses on offer. The degree programmes that are offered 100% in English are European Business Administration, Mathematics, Physics, International Business, and Finance/Accounting.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Gdansk program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to ApplyApplications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2020||09/16/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2020-2021||02/17/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring Semester||2021||09/15/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.