The Academy offers the following forms of financial assistance to students participating in the courses on the principles applicable to Polish citizens:
- the Rector’s scholarships for learning achievements (offered to not more than 10% of the students of a given field of study),
- regular maintenance grants or increased maintenance grants,
- grants for disabled students,
- one-off aid.
Other students may apply to the Polish government for a grant to finance the costs of their course.
Cost of living
Poland’s legal currency is the Polish zloty. The current rate of exchange is announced by the National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski). The monthly cost of living amounts to 600 EUR.
Accommodation and food
Students rent private lodgings (rooms or flats) on their own. On the Academy’s premises there is a cafeteria. The city has many student canteens, bars and restaurants.
Polish students are provided with medical care outside the Academy in accordance with Polish regulations. National health insurance (ZUS) contributions due for students of up to 26 years of age are paid by their parents. Contributions for students who are over 26 years old are paid by the Academy (at the student’s request). Students choose the outpatient clinic whose services they want to use.
Foreign students who are citizens of EU member states or hold a valid Pole’s Card are eligible for freeof-charge medical care to the extent equivalent to that available to Polish nationals. In order to be able to exercise the above right, before leaving his/her own country the student must obtain an appropriate certificate, as required by the internal regulations of that country.
Medical care to nationals of other countries is provided by all health care establishments on a full payment basis. A student can also arrange private medical cost insurance in Poland or his/her own country (see: Health insurance).
Facilities for the handicapped
The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław offers various facilities for handicapped students. At the main entrance to Building A there is a platform lift for people on wheelchairs. One of the entrances to Building D is level with the outside pavement. Access to the higher section of the ground floor in Building D (two teaching rooms) and level -1 in the same building is also possible by means of a special lift. The Academy’s internal parking lot has several parking spaces reserved for the handicapped. Some toilets in Buildings A and D and E have been adapted for use by the handicapped.
Building E is also adapted for use by people on wheelchairs. Its ground floor is level with the outside pavement and so a wheelchair user can enter it with ease. Each floor is accessible by lift and physically handicapped students are able to reach any place within the building with no trouble. There is a specially adapted toilet on each floor as well as designated places for wheelchair users in the concert hall.
Handicapped students are able to draw their grants and scholarships directly at the Academy. Because of the very nature of sound and music, and of the educational system adopted, studying at the Academy is particularly accessible to people with sight deficiencies.
Additional information regarding the handicapped is available from Rector’s Representative for Disabled Persons:
Dr Paweł Cylulko
Students are represented in the Academy authorities through the Academy Students’ Self-Governing Council. It acts as an intermediary between the Rector and the students, and it also deals with students’ welfare and wellbeing. Five students participate in the Academy of Music Senate sessions, with the right to speak. Furthermore, the Students’ Self-Governing Council organises many cultural events throughout the academic year. The Academy boasts students’ scientific societies.