State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sacz
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Sączu (PWSZ)

Main university address (Rector's office):
Poland, 33-300 Nowy Sącz, Staszica Str. 1
phone: +48 18 443 45 45 or +48 18 547 56 02
fax: +48 18 443 46 08
website: www.pwsz-ns.edu.pl
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About University

Academic calendar

Winter semester

June 15 Erasmus application deadline for winter semester
October 1 First day of classes for the winter semester
October 10 Official ceremony of beginning new academic year - no classes
November 1 All Saints - religious holiday (closed shops)
November 11 National Holiday - no classes (closed shops)
December 24 - January 1 Christmas Beak - no classes
Dcember 25 - 26 Christmas Holiday (closed shops) - no classes
January 1 New Year (closed shops) - no classes
January 6 Three Kings Religious Holiday - no classes (closed shops)
January 26 - February 15 Examination period
February 15 Final term for passing all exams

Summer semester

December 19 Erasmus application deadline for summer semester
February 16 First day of classes
April 5 - 6 Easter Holiday - no classes (closed shops)
May 1 Work Holiday - no classes
May 3 National and religious holiday - no classes (closed shops)

May 15
May 16 - 17

University Holiday
Juvenalia - Students Holiday (party and concerts)
May 24 Religious Holiday - no classes (closed shops)
June 4 Religious Holiday (Corpus Christi) - no classes (closed shops)
June 12 Last day of classes for the summer semester
                       June 15 - 27 Examination period
September 14 - 20

Allowance term for passing all exams

University authorities

rektor cygnar mariusz

dr hab. inż. Mariusz Cygnar, prof. nadzw.
Rektor PWSZ

prorektor reichel marek

dr Marek Reichel, doc.
Prorektor
ds. nauki, rozwoju i współpracy

prorektor potok halina

dr Halina Potok
Prorektor
ds. studenckich i kształcenia

kanclerz gorgosz

Zbigniew Gorgosz
Kanclerz

General about university

Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Sączu (PWSZ) is a state (public) university established by Polish Government Order on June 16, 1998 as one of the first schools of this type in Poland. It is located in the charming town Nowy Sacz, in the beautiful and mountainous area of South Poland. The PWSZ students can find their specialization among the subjects offered by the six PWSZ Institutes (faculties):

  • Institute of Economics (Jagiellońska Str. 61)
  • Institute of Foreign Languages (Kochanowskiego Str. 44)
  • Institute of Pedagogy (Chruślicka Str. 6)
  • Institute of Engineering (Zamenhofa Str. 1A)
  • Institute of Physical Education (Kościuszki Str. 2)
  • Institute of Nursing (Kościuszki Str. 2G)

Full-time studies at State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sacz are free. PWSZ also offers weekend study programs, as well as postgraduate studies. After 3 years the graduates are awarded either a licentiate diploma (Bachelor of Arts degree) or after 3,5 years - an engineering diploma (Bachelor of Science degree). Graduates may then work in their chosen profession as well as pursue master degree studies and post-graduate studies.

University offers also studies on the 2nd level (Master degree) in field of Management and production engineering, Nursing, Pedagogy.

General admission requirements

Generally students applying to PWSZ must present register in the system for prospective students and then provide the required documents:

  • application form (printed after the electronic registration on the website of the University: www.pwsz-ns.edu.pl, tab: the candidate / E-recruitment);
  • the original or a copy of high school diploma;
  • the original or a copy of the diploma of the first degree (candidates for postgraduate courses);
  • a statement of the average grades achieved during the first degree issued by an institution that has given job title (candidates for postgraduate courses);
  • a photocopy of the identity card;
  • documents certifying that the candidate is a winner or finalist in Olympic central,
  • a medical certificate of fitness for occupation issued by the occupational doctor (for directions: for nursing and medical rescue, physical education and teaching specialties);
  • 4 photographs measuring 35 mm x 45 mm, without a hat, against a bright background;
  • proof of payment of application fee;
  • declaration of specialty choice.

More informations on web-site (in polish) - zasady rekrutacji.

Fields of studies

  • Economy
  • e-Administration
  • Philology
  • Pedagogy
  • Plastic art education
  • Physical education
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Medical rescue
  • Informatics
  • Management and production engineering
  • Mechatronics

Specializations of study on the 1st level (bachelor)

Institute Field of study Specialisation
Institute of Economics Economics
  • Public Finance and Administration
  • Business Finance and Accounting
  • Economics of Recreation and Tourism
  • European Funding and Projects
e-Administration
  • e-Administration for the Local Government
  • e-Administration in Economics
Institute of Foreign Languages Philology
  • English in Business
  • German in Business
  • Russian in Business
  • English - translation
  • English with second foreign languages - translation
  • German - translation
  • Russian - translation
Institute of Physical Education Physical Education
  • Physical Education with Biological Regeneration and Physiotherapy
  • Physical Education with Biological Regeneration and Instructor Training
  • Physical Education with Physiotherapy and Instructor Training
Physiotherapy
Institute of Pedagogy Pedagogy Teaching specialisations:
  • Pre-school and Early School Education
  • Early School Education with English
  • Pre-school Education with Pedagogical Therapy
  • Speech therapy and pedagogical therapy

Other specialisations:

  • Work in Culture and Education and occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation Pedagogy and mediation
Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts and Computer Science (teachers)
  • Visual Arts and Digital Image Creation
Institute of Engineering Management and Production Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ecological Energetics
  • Food Engineering
Computer Science Applied Computer Science
Mechatronics
  • Mechatronics of Motor Vehicles
  • Applied Mechatronics
Institute of Health Nursing 
Medical Rescue 

Major specialisations of study on the 2nd level

Institute of Psychology Pedagogy
  • Pre-school and Early School Education
  • Media education with elements of journalism
Institute of Engineering Management and Production Engineering
  • Economics and organization of production service
  • Production technology and exploitation the technical systems 
Institute of Health  Nursing 

Erasmus key data sheet

Full legal name of the institution
in English and Polish
State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sacz
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nowym Sączu
ERASMUS code PL NOWYSA 02
PIC number 995478021
Address Staszica Str. 1
33-300 Nowy Sącz, Polska
Country Poland
Phone number

+ 48 18 4434545
or +48 5475602 (ext. 101)

Fax number

+ 48 18 4434608
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Web address www.pwsz-ns.edu.pl
Head of the institution – Rector dr hab. inż. Mariusz Cygnar, prof. nadzw.
Institutional Erasmus coordinator mgr Anna Polek
Contact Persons for:

LLP – Erasmus programme
Institutional Bilateral Agreements
Teacher Mobility
Incoming Students
Outgoing Students

mgr Anna Polek
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mgr inż. Katarzyna Górowska
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tel. + 48 18 443 45 45 (ext. 101, 102)

Grading system

ECTS grade Polish grade scale Approximate % of successful students Definition
A 5,0 10% outstanding performance with only minor errors
B 4,5 25% above the average standard but with some errors
C 4,0 30% generally sound work with a number of notable errors
D 3,5 25% fair but with significant shortcomings
E 3,0 10% performance meets the minimum criteria
FX     Fail – some more work required before the credit can be awarded
F     Fail – considerable further work is required