University of Lodz

The highly respected University of Lodz is one of the leading Polish higher education institutions. It offers top rated academic programmes, at affordable prices in a convenient location. Come here and you will find its multidisciplinary approach of innovation aware of tradition, both intellectually challenging and personally rewarding, especially that staying here involves also a rich student life.

About the university

The University of Lodz was established in 1945 as a state institution, and a successor of earlier establishments. It features an urban campus with student dormitories, sports centre, an impressive library, and much more. Having established itself as one of the most popular Polish state univesities, the UL strives to keep the high, all-European level of education, as well as it successfully adjusts to the changing job market, also in a global context. There are innovative programmes of study offered in Polish, English and French - all of them with good employment prospects. A state accreditation, and a range of prestigious expert awards, ensure a perfect environment for our students to build their expertise. A wide range of fields, ranging from Natural Sciences, through Social Sciences, to Humanities, can be studied at the UL. Our University especially excels in Economic and Legal sciences, however, our graduates also prove outstandingly successful in the world of business and finance, as well as in different areas of creative activity.


  • The UL achieved 3rd score in Poland in the 2012 QS University Ranking, and 1st (global rank: 141) in the 2013 GreenMetrics ranking;
  • It ranked as 3rd university in Poland, counted in the global 2014 Emerging Economies ranking by Times Higher Education;
  • In the 2013 Polish Ministry of Justice ranking, the graduates from the UL Faculty of Law and Administration scored 2nd for successful admission to legal professions;
  • The UL scored 8th in the ranking of graduates employed at top managerial positions in largest Polish companies, as published by the "Home&Market" Magazine, a specialized economic periodical;
  • The UL ranked 3rd among Polish Universities, by the Gazeta Bankowa (a respected Polish finance & banking newspaper), for the quality of instruction in Economic Sciences;
  • The 13 faculties of the University provide programmes in 75 fields of study and 196 specializations;
  • The University offers doctoral (PhD) programmes. At some Faculties, you can advance to the highest Polish academic rank (dr hab.);
  • The joint capacity of the UL dormitories is over 4'000;
  • The UL Library has over 3 million volumes;
  • The 40 000 students that attend classes at different faculties of the University are taught by 2,280 academic teachers, 623 of whom bear the highest academic rank.

International students in Lodz

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International Cooperation

The University expands international cooperation to foster its development, and continue the city's tradition. Our institution regularly hosts guest speakers, renowned politicians, businessmen and cultural representatives from Poland and abroad.

A two-way mobility of students and staff is a high priority. Within direct cooperation agreements, the school cooperates with more than 170 partner institutions from all over the world. This cooperation allows our students to spend a semester, or a year, abroad, and, in return, we welcome many students from abroad.

The University of Lodz takes part in other exchange and research programmes such as Erasmus+ (319 partners), Campus Europae, Norwegian Financial Mechanism, Compostela Group of Universities, Erasmus Mundus. Opportunities for the student mobility outside the EU include different universities in Latin America as well as Eastern Europe (together with the Caucasus region), via the partnership within five projects of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2: EMBER, IANUS II, EFFORT, EURICA, PUEDES.

The University of Lodz coordinates exchange programme called Mobility Direct which allows a semester free from tuition, for all students at a partner institution anywhere in the world. The University of Lodz boasts the oldest and most recognized School of Polish for Foreigners that has educated over 20,000 students since 1952. The School runs 1-month, 5-month and 9-month courses which prepare foreign students for future academic studies in Poland. The School offers courses of Polish as well as thematic Polish language courses in History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy: you can choose the subject(s) related to your future higher studies.

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University of Lodz
ul. Narutowicza 65,
Łódź 90-131

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