The matura is a test that allows you to continue on to university study. The subjects available to take your exam in are numerous. Some subjects require you to take the matura exam both written and orally. You can take the exam at either the basic level or the extended one. Make sure to check your university’s requirements for different subjects before you submit an application
Poland has both public (state-funded) and private (privately-funded) higher education institutions, which can be either academic or vocational. Universities and medical academies in Poland, however, have always been public. Within the country, there are close to 400 higher education institutions. These include Public Universities, Technical Universities, Medical Universities, Academies of theatre and film, Agricultural Universities, Pedagogical Universities, Academies of Music, Academies of Arts, Theological Universities, Universities of Economics, Maritime Universities, and Military Universities. The qualifications one gets after graduating from an institute of higher education are assigned a level of the Polish Qualifications Framework specified in the Act of 22 December 2015 on the Integrated Qualifications System (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 986, as amended). The laws surrounding higher education in Poland are written down in the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws, item 1668).
Studies can be pursued full-time or part-time. The Polish higher education system consists of three separate stages: Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate, sometimes also referred to as the first-, second-and long-cycle. There are, however, some academic paths that only consist of the last two stages. These are Law, Pharmacy, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, and Dentistry.