Established (year): 
Public University
Main specialization(s): 
International relations
Management and economics
Science and technology
Students (total): 
22.80 thousand
Academic staff: 
1.70 thousand


Maria Curie-Skłodowska University is the largest public academic institution in Eastern Poland, located in Lublin, an academic city of various cultures and traditions. The offer of the University is outstanding and unique thanks to its versatility. The University was founded in 1944 and currently its student population is nearly 22,000 students (over 1,000 are international students). We provide education at twelve Faculties:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology

Faculty of Chemistry

Faculty of Economics

Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

Faculty of Earth Science and Land Management

Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology

Faculty of Political Science

Faculty of Law and Administration

Campus in Puławy

Our university offers undergraduate (BA and BSc), graduate (MA or MSc), and 5-year Master programmes delivered on a full-time, part-time and extramural basis. We also offer postgraduate and doctoral (third-cycle) programmes.

UMCS offers:

  • One-Year Preparatory Course for Foreigners Who Wish to Study in Poland
  • Summer School of Polish Language and Culture
  • Postgraduate Programme in Humanities for Foreign Students
  • BA, MA and PhD Degree Programmes
  • 200 professional specializations