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Medical University of Bialystok

Medical University of Bialystok

Medical University of Bialystok


The Medical University of Bialystok is a modern, rapidly growing public university with a mission to provide the best possible education for professional, responsible, leading-edge medical staff; to carry out scientific research at the most advanced level worldwide; to implement innovative solutions in cooperation with medical service providers, and to respond to social needs.

Our university is continuously investing in the development of academic staff. Researchers benefit from numerous scholarships, internships, training, and study visits to the best scientific and educational centres in the world.

The Medical University of Bialystok undertakes numerous scientific initiatives of significant importance for the region and the country. It is a precursor and leader in conducting work on artificial intelligence in medicine and contributing to the development of large-scale research on genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, radiomics, and bioinformatics.

The Administration of the University is located in the 18th century Branicki Palace, situated in the city centre.

MUB is a state institution of higher education established in 1950. The University is composed of 82 basic science departments, 51 clinical departments, 4 interdepartamental divisions and 7 independent laboratories.

It is noteworthy that the Medical University of Bialystok is situated in a region of outstanding tourist attractions. The region of Podlasie is home to various nationalities, languages, religions, traditions, and cuisines. It is also an area exceptional for its nature, as there are four national parks, three landscape parks, and almost 90 nature reserves, which together form the area known as the Green Lungs of Poland.

Why choose our University?

  • Worldwide recognized Diploma
  • An effective system of medical education and practical training, confirmed by high scores of candidates in examinations
  • Small study groups, both in pre-clinical and clinical courses
  • Modern, well-equipped laboratories, hospitals, and clinics
  • High Definition Medicine
  • Ultramodern Centre of Medical Simulation
  • More than 50 international agreements with Universities all over the World
  • Developed and integrated community of foreign and Polish students
  • High-standard dormitory rooms with internet access
  • 17 student organisations
  • Many international events to integrate the entire academic community, e.g., International Sport Day, International Cooking Day, or International Karaoke Night
  • Over 350 International Alumni – there is a club of foreign graduates
  • Low costs of living
  • Very good rail and road connection to Warsaw (the largest airport in Poland with flights to several dozen countries in the world)


International students can use a WELCOME CENTRE, whose purpose is a comprehensive service for foreign students, Ph.D. students, and academic staff. At the Welcome Centre they will be able to receive professional help regarding their functioning at the University and in Bialystok. The skillful Welcome Centre employees - friendly, energetic young people, offer assistance in dealing with various matters at the University, in the city office, or renting an apartment.

There’s also a free English-language myMUB mobile app for international students.


The application offers many useful functionalities, including interactive maps of the MUB campus and the city with included university buildings as well as Bialystok monuments, offices, and service points. Integration with Google and Apple Maps allows you to navigate smoothly to your chosen location. In addition to numerous information about the Medical University of Bialystok, the application contains a lot of universal content.

Thanks to the myMUB app you can:

  • get the latest information about the functioning of the University,
  • learn interesting facts about Bialystok, as well as find valuable tips on staying and studying in Poland,
  • check the location of the selected university building, office, service point, or interesting place on the map of the university campus and Bialystok, and the application will easily guide you to your destination. In addition, you will get basic information about the place (opening hours, phone, e-mail),
  • easily convert foreign currencies (EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK) to PLN and vice versa,
  • use a day plan management tool integrated with your smartphone calendar,
  • see unique photos of the Branicki Palace and garden, murals, or the most popular urban monuments in Bialystok, made especially for the application,
  • and find many other solutions to facilitate your studies at our University and everyday life in Bialystok.

After expansion, the app allows you to log in to your personal profile, and then check your individual schedule and receive important notifications directed to the specific foreign student, study year or exercise group. Above-mentioned functions are available thanks to the new module “Student Zone”. An access to the "Student Zone" module can be accessed only by English Division Students. It is definitely the most important part of the myMUB app expansion. It is worth to note that other functions are available for everyone.

Google Play: Click here

App Store: Click here


The Faculty of Medicine is the oldest of all the Medical University of Bialystok faculties. It was opened at the same time as the Doctor’s Academy of Bialystok, pursuant to the 03rd February 1950 Regulation of the Council of Ministers. In 1969, the School’s field of activity grew with the establishment of the Division of Dentistry. During the following years, new courses in medical studies were added regularly. In 1999, the Division of Nursing opened at the Faculty of Medicine to subsequently become an independent unit of the School organization, named the Faculty of Nursing and Health Care. The 6-year medical training program in English started in 2004. At the Faculty of Medicine, training in dentistry techniques was first launched as a practical course in Dentistry in the academic year 2009/2010. The Faculty has the power authorized to award Doctor degrees, i.e., Ph.D. in Medical Sciences and Ph.D. with Habilitation in Medicine, Medical Biology, and Dentistry. The Faculty’s research and teaching resources continued to grow and progress throughout the years, with many new teachers hired and new departments/clinics built. Teaching, research, diagnostics, and patient treatment are delivered by the Faculty through its 69 units of organization, including 26 Departments, 40 Clinics, 2 Study Centres, and two independent laboratories.

International Accreditations



APHEA – Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

APHEA represents the five leading associations of public health in the European Region and is committed to assuring and improving the quality of educational activities throughout the European Region and the globe. Accreditation is aimed at supporting the continued amelioration of education and training for public health workforces throughout the world by providing international and transparent quality recognition.

Scope of accreditation:

  • Bachelor and Master's Public Health Programmes



MBC – Medical Board of California

The Medical Board of California is a state government agency that licenses and disciplines medical doctors. The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect healthcare consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied healthcare professionals and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.

Scope of accreditation:

  • Medicine Programme (in Polish)



NCFMEA – National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation

The Committee is authorized to evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to foreign medical schools and to determine the comparability of those standards to standards applied to medical schools in the United States.

The Medical University of Bialystok is accredited by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA), which is confirmed by the NFCMEA to use compatible standards to accredit medical schools to those in the USA, which in turn means that the Medical University of Bialystok complies with the US standards.

NCFMEA comparability decisions are subject to periodic evaluation.

Scope of accreditation:

  • Medicine Programme


  • 8 Research Facilities
  • 230 Years of Tradition in Medicine
  • 800 Academic Teachers
  • +5k Students

    Campus Features

    The University has a state-of-the-art research and educational infrastructure, which includes, among others: a modern University Teaching Hospital, Euroregional Pharmacy Centre, Didactic and Scientific Centre of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Experimental Medicine, Centre for Clinical Research, Centre for Bioinformatics and Data Analysis, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Centre for Medical Simulation.

    The University’s standing has been verified through an assessment by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, according to which all the three MUB Divisions have category A and KNOW status (2012 - 2017). Moreover, MUB was the only university in Poland to be awarded COFUND, a prestigious grant for the doctoral study program offered, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Program within the Framework Program of the European Commission - Horizon 2020.

    At the moment the University has around 5500 students in 16 medical fields, of whom 400 persons study at the English Division. Foreign students come to study here from all over the world, including such countries as Norway, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, just to name a few.

    MUB offers education in the following fields: Laboratory Medicine, Biostatistics, Dietetics, Electroradiology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Cosmetology, Medicine, Dentistry, Speech Therapy with Phonoaudiology, Nursing, Midwifery, Emergency Medicine, Dental Technology, Dental Hygiene, and Public Health & Epidemiology, as well as doctoral and postgraduate programs. The University graduates are well prepared to work with patients, attending to them and their wellbeing, respecting universal ethical principles; however, they are also qualified for a career in research, exploring the mysteries of science which can be thereafter put to practice.

    There are study clubs and student organizations at the university, where students engage in clinical trials, learn certain practical skills, take part in scientific conferences, and pursue their academic interests.

    The University is headquartered in an eighteenth-century Baroque palace called the Versailles of the North, located in the city center. There is the University campus, school buildings, two teaching hospitals, student dormitories, and sports facilities nearby.

    University Library

    Studying at the Medical University of Bialystok is supported by a modern and very well-equipped University Library. It is the largest scientific-medical library in the Podlasie region. It was established in 1950 along with the University.

    The Library offers diverse services and training and has the added function of a medical science information center. Its resources are mainly used by students, postgraduates, research, and academic staff, as well as health professionals from the region and scientific institutions elsewhere.

    At the moment there are nearly 130,000 books + 50,000 journals + 8,000 special collection items held at the Library. Apart from the printed resources, the Library provides access to a lot of bibliographic and full-text databases, comprising 15,000 online journals. Academic staff and students use the online sources not only via the academic network but also from their home PCs, 24h access to scientific literature. Details of the library resources are available in online catalogs. Library users can book the titles they want to borrow and monitor their account status via the ALEPH remote library system.

    Printed and digital resources are available for use in two stylish reading rooms, with PC workstations and wireless Internet connection.

    In addition to its core service, the Library hosts lectures to promote a healthy lifestyle and displays paintings by Polish artists who worked in Poland and abroad at a series of exhibitions advertised as Art in the Library.

    Bilingual Labelling System

    A bilingual labelling system (Polish and English) has been installed in buildings, rooms, classrooms and communication routes located on the University campus. Among the labelled buildings, one can distinguish premises such as Collegium Primum, Collegium Universum, Branicki Palace, Collegium Integratio, Student Dormitories, Centre for Medical Simulation, Euroregional Pharmacy Centre.

    The whole system comprises of 68 external and 2,511 internal information boards.

    This way, the University tries to make it easier for guests from abroad to navigate around the campus, mainly students but also scientists, doctoral students and administrative staff staying here as part of various types of exchanges or projects.

    The Project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Welcome to Poland Programme (2020)


      In order to qualify for admittance to the Medical University of Bialystok, each candidate must complete the official admission process via an online registration system. In the event of any issue arising from the registration process, please send an email via our online registration system.

      For your application to be evaluated, you have to complete all required steps and press the submit button. Application not submitted will not be considered.

      The Medical University of Bialystok does not offer 4-year MD programs taught in English.

      6-Year English- Language MD Program Admission Requirements

      The 6-year MD program is offered for High School graduates who:

      • Possess a School Leaving Certificate; the certificate must contain a statement that its holder has the right to apply for a position within a University or Institute of Higher Education. Positive grades in two out of four subjects - Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics - must be shown on the certificate.
      • Or have passed the Matura Exam (High School Final Exam) in two out of four subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics.

      Each candidate for a first-year is responsible for providing proof of his or her qualifications for admission. Applicants are admitted on the basis of their position on the ranking list of candidates. The position on the ranking list is based on the total amount of points achieved in the following:

      Part I:

      The number of points calculated from their grades recorded in the official high school transcript/maturity certificate/ and on the candidate request, grades recorded in the other certificates (SAT II subject test exam or other post-graduate university courses) The basis for the conversion will be an internal evaluation system* based on public information made available by High School or Ministry of Education from the candidate's country of origin. The minimum number of required points recalculated from the grades must be at least 100* Two grades out of the following four subjects are required and taken for evaluation: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics.

      In the event of the applicant being in the final year of study at high school, he or she should provide an official high school transcript showing grades achieved during the winter semester or final grades expected. Upon receipt of a high school diploma, the candidate is also under an obligation to provide this to the University.

      * in the event of the maximum number of placements not being reached, extended recruitment with a lower point threshold comes into operation.

      Part II:

      The number of points achieved during an interview* based on the candidate's motivation, predisposition, and knowledge of the English language for medical studies and the medical profession - a maximum of 100 points.

      *An interview will be scheduled under the conditions for submission of all required documents.

      *The candidate may be interviewed in person or by means of electronic communication, provided that all the required documents are presented and the recruitment fee is paid.

      *Internal evaluation system


      All applicants are requested to submit the following documents:

      1. Completed application form.

      An application form should be completed via our online registration system, printed out during the "required documents" step, and signed with a handwritten signature.

      2. School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma and, where applicable, Matriculation Examination.

      • Both documents must be presented as a true certified copy with Apostille;
      • For the students from countries not covered by the Apostille Convention, a true certified copy with a legalization stamp has to be obtained from a consul of the Republic of Poland in the country where the certificate was issued.

      3. Required subjects:

      Two out of four: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics.

      4. Eligibility declaration (if School Leaving Certificate does not contain a statement that its holder has the right to apply for a position at a Higher Education University).

      A declaration clearly stating that the relevant certificate (School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma) entitles the holder to apply for admission to the university or any other higher education institution which grants academic degrees in the country where the certificate was issued.

      This document should be completed and certified (with a signature and official seal) by:

      • The higher educational authorities (eg. Ministry of Education) of the country, where the certificate was issued, or
      • A consul of the Republic of Poland in the country where the certificate has been issued, or
      • Your country's diplomatic mission institution is located in Poland.

      This document does not apply to prospective students whose School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma already includes such a statement.

      5. Health certificate.

      This must be submitted on an original health certificate form downloaded from our website or online registration system ("required documents" step).

      6. Photocopy of the applicant's passport (the page with the picture and personal data).

      7. Photocopy of the applicant's insurance card.

      8. 1 color passport photograph (entire head must be visible).

      All the above documents must be submitted during the process of registration with our online registration system.

      After the candidate receives the Promissory Letter of Enrollment he/or she is under obligation to deliver an original or true certified copy to the Dean’s Office.

      Applications or other documents submitted via email will not be considered.

      All documents submitted must be originals or true certified copies. If the documents are not written in English, they must be accompanied by translations (into English or Polish) certified by an approved institution (e.g. the issuing body or a sworn translator). School Leaving Certificate/High School Diploma and/ if apply Matriculation Examination originals must be delivered to the Dean’s Office for viewing prior to the beginning of the preliminary course.

      The true certified copy with an Apostille and originals must be in the same language.

      Attention: the applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete will not be considered.

      Visa Requirements

      Visa information

      In order to study in Poland, each student will need to legalize your stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

      Citizens of the European Union or countries from the European Economic Area do not need a visa to study in Poland. They can enter Poland with their IDs (a valid travel document, such as a passport, or another document to prove their identity and citizenship). However, once they arrive they will need to register their stay in Poland for a period exceeding 90 days. You should apply to the Governor of Podlasie Region for a temporary residence permit

      If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to obtain a visa at a Polish consulate in your home country before your arrival in Poland. Once you arrive in Poland, you will need to apply for a temporary residence card in order to prolong your stay.

      All EU and non-EU citizens are required to legalize their stay in Poland if longer than 90 days or beyond their visa expiration date.

      Each student has to apply for a Temporary Residence Card at the local Voivodeship Office. In order to open the procedure students have to submit the following:

      1. A valid passport ( 2 photocopies)
      2. Travel documents (air tickets/boarding cards)
      3. Filled in an application form – 4 copies (available from the Voivodeship Office)
      4. 4 color photographs 4.5×3.5 cm (left profile)
      5. Confirmation of local accommodation registration (at the dorm or another address where the student will live - meldunek*)
      6. Proof of State loan or bank statement to verify availability of enough cash to support the student during their stay and in their studies
      7. A certificate was issued by the Dean to confirm the student’s status.
      8. Insurance Policy with travel insurance coverage for the duration of the policy holder’s stay in Poland

      All documents have to be completed in Polish or translated into Polish by a sworn translator.

      A Residence Card is valid for 15 months+ 3-month extension period. Stamp duty charges for issuing a temporary residence card and for the official procedure are at PLN 390.

      People who have obtained a visa for the whole duration of their stay in Poland do not need to apply for a Temporary Residence Card.

      *Meldunek means registration at your place of residency in Poland.

      You have to file your application in person, not later than on the last day of the legal period of your stay in Poland. All non-EU students are strongly advised not to wait until the last minute with the legalization of their stay.

      Remember that the visa application process may take a long time. Before you apply to our University, please make sure you have enough time to obtain a visa before the pre-course starts.

      Scholarships and Funding


      International Rankings

      As part of the implementation of the internationalization strategy, it is assumed to increase the presence of the Medical University of Bialystok in the global higher education rankings. Universities included in international rankings, due to their greater recognition, are more attractive destinations for international students. The inclusion of MUB in international higher education rankings will also have a positive impact on the position of University graduates in the labor market. In most cases, the evaluation of universities is based on quantifiable indicators. Universities are evaluated and ranked depending on the subject and scope of activities covered by the ranking. During the evaluation, the reputation of the University in relation to research staff, employers, and students is also examined.

      The Medical University of Bialystok has been recently classified in the prestigious, global "Times Higher Education World University Ranking".

      Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) - In THE World University Rankings, 5 criteria are used for the assessment of: education, internationalization of the university, conducted research, citation and publication rates, as well as cooperation between the university and business. THE World University Rankings consists of general, thematic, reputational, and regional rankings.

      The university was placed in the range of 1001-1200 position, which is the 3rd result in the country! This year's ranking includes only two Polish medical universities - the Medical University of Bialystok and the Medical University of Warsaw.

      Our University obtained a particularly good result in the Teaching and Industry Income categories.

      The Medical University of Bialystok is currently trying to be included in the lists of 2 prestigious rankings: QS World University Ranking, and U-Multirank 2021 ranking by subject.

      QS World University Ranking (QS) - prepared by the British company Quacquarelli Symmonds specializing in publications on the topic of education and studying abroad. In preparing the prestigious QS World University Ranking, the following criteria are taken into account: the reputation of the University in the academic environment, evaluation and prestige among employers, the ratio of academic staff to the number of students, the number of students and employees from abroad, the number of citations of the university staff. In addition to the main ranking, individual scientific disciplines and fields of study can be evaluated.

      U-Multirank by subject - evaluates fields of study in five main areas of activity: research, international cooperation, quality of teaching and learning, transfer of knowledge and technology, and cooperation at a regional level. The aim of the ranking (created with the support of the European Commission) is to create a tool that will enable candidates to search universities in terms of the most relevant criteria for them.

      So far the Medical University of Bialystok was included in the lists of 7 international university rankings.

      US News Best Global Universities Rankings (US News) - developed by an American company operating in the media industry since the 1930s. Its ranking is based on a list of 1500 universities with the highest number of publications and 250 top universities ranked on the basis of a reputation survey. From this pool, the top 1500 universities are included in the main ranking. Individual fields of study are subject to separate rankings.

      The Medical University of Bialystok is currently ranked 725th in the Clinical Medicine category.

      U-Multirank - evaluates universities in five main areas of activity: research, international cooperation, quality of teaching and learning, transfer of knowledge and technology, and cooperation at a regional level. The aim of the ranking (created with the support of the European Commission) is to create a tool that will enable candidates to search universities in terms of the most relevant criteria for them. The Medical University of Bialystok was included in the U-Multirank 2018/19 ranking.

      The Medical University of Bialystok was included in the global ranking. Our University is characterized by a very high evaluation of the "Research" parameter. All indicators were rated 7 'A' (very good), which distinguishes MUB from other Polish universities.

      SCImago (SIR) – SIR rankings rank academic and research centers based on multi-criteria indicators. The most important of them, which have a key impact on evaluation, are research potential, innovation, as well as the impact of the institution's actions in the social space. For ranking purposes, the calculation is generated annually on the basis of the results obtained over a period of five years ending two years before the ranking's edition.

      The Medical University of Bialystok has been ranked 630 in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR). In the regional ranking for Eastern Europe, MUB took a high 43 position. Among Polish universities, it was ranked 9th.

      CWTS Leiden Ranking - is based on bibliographic data from the Web of Science database created by Clarivate Analytics. The first edition of the ranking was held in 2007. Since then, the ranking has been steadily gaining popularity. This is a single-criteria ranking. It evaluates universities for their research and publication potential.

      The Medical University of Bialystok is ranked at a high 1073rd position in the global ranking. This underlines the great importance that the MUB attaches to the quality of published content.

      Web of Universities (Webometrics) – the Ranking publishes webometric indicators for more than 12,000 universities. It is created on the basis of a complex index. It takes into account both the amount of online content (the number of websites and files on the internet) and the recognisability, visibility, and impact of these online publications. They are estimated based on the number of external links. The ranking is an initiative of Cybermetrics Lab – a research group of the Spanish National Research Council. The aim of the ranking is to increase the presence of academic institutions on the internet, as well as to promote free access to the results of scientific research online.

      The Medical University of Bialystok was ranked 1636th in the global ranking and 28th in Poland.

      University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) - the main objective of URAP is to develop a ranking system based on academic performance indicators that reflect the quality and quantity of academic publications. URAP publishes the world ranking of universities since 2010. Since 2011, the rankings by subject have also been published. The latest rankings cover 3,000 universities from around the world and 61 different specialist subject areas.

      The Medical University of Bialystok is ranked at the 1487th position in the global ranking. It was also included in the 651st position in the category of Medical and Health Sciences.

      UniRank - is a leading international directory and search engine of institutions related to higher education, it contains reviews and rankings of more than 13,723 officially recognized universities and higher education institutions in 200 countries. It is based on its own sources. It does not conduct a procedure for obtaining data on the basis of information reported by universities.

      The Medical University of Bialystok has been included in the global and national UniRank rankings.

      The MUB International Cooperation Department as a unit coordinating international rankings asks for urgent involvement of other units in the international reputation study of higher education institutions. In addition to the relevant data of a given institution, this is the second most common element of the evaluation of universities. The study is conducted among both academic staff and employers. The position in the international rankings is connected not only with the scientific and teaching as well as infrastructure potential. Many times it also depends on the reputation of a university in the international research community.


      • Bialystok

        Medical University of Bialystok ul. Jana Kilińskiego 1 15-089 Białystok Poland, 15-089, Bialystok