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Foundation Year

Why study a foundation programme?

Sopot University of Applied Sciences offers Foundation Years for students who are not eligible for direct entry into our undergraduate degrees.


A Foundation Year may be the option for those who doesn’t have the traditional entry qualifications for their undergraduate degree of choice. Our Foundation Years can provide a route into several different subjects at our University.


The Foundation Year for secondary school graduates is an intensive programme aimed at improving language skills, as well as preparing candidates wishing to study in English or in Polish at Sopot University of Applied Sciences or any other Polish university.


The applicants can choose one of two options:

Foundation Year in English language for people who would like to take up Bachelor’s Programme or Master’s Programme in English language

Foundation Year in Polish language for people who would like to take up Bachelor’s Programme or Master’s Programme in Polish language


Foundation courses develop not only language skills but also prepare for a variety of subjects such as: Business, Management, Art and Design; Engineering, Computer Sciences (depends on which subjects the applicants choose).

Benefits of the programme

  • Learning English or Polish towards B2 depends on the chosen variation
  • Admission to first year of study at Sopot University of Applied Sciences after completing the Foundation Year Programme
  • 20 learning hours per week
  • Foundation Year lasts  1 academic year (from November till December – including semestral breaks)
  • Possibility to learn Polish (also for applicants who chooses Foundation Year in English)
  • Small classes – Small classes tailored to students whose first language is not English means that you get more chance to ask questions and the teachers know your name
  • Getting to know Polish culture and society
  • Being integrated into university life and the student community from day one

Admission deadline

The academic year consists of two semesters, the Fall Semester  starting in the beginning of October and finishing in the end of January) and Spring Semester starting in the beginning in the end of February and finishing in the end of September).  Sopot Univeristy of Applied Sciences provides one intake a year  – for Fall Semester which starts on November 1, 2019.

For international candidates admissions deadline is September 10, 2019.  Admission starts on February 1, 2019.

Admission documents

  1. application form pdf
  2. copy of a visa or residence card or another document entitling the applicant to stay on the territory of Poland (after getting all admission documents and paying we give admission letter to get visa)
  3. medical certificate confirming good health and lack of counter indications to start studies
  4. copy of a document that certifies the candidate’s insurance on the territory of Poland
  5. copy of passport
  6. Year Foundation study contract signed by the candidate and the University (2 copies)
  7. three passport-size photos (with a signature of the applicant on reverse)
  8. registration fee and tuition fee (confirmation of payment)
  9. parents’ or legal guardians’ declaration of candidate for a student of Foundation Year in Sopot Univeristy of Applied Sciences, notarised and translated into Polish or English language / concerning candidates who are under 18 years old


Admission fee: 100 EUR

Tuition Fee: 2400 EUR



Joanna Pietrzak


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