Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach

country rank  13
world rank  1446

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University Overview

Established in 1968, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach (University of Silesia in Katowice) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Katowice (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Silesian Voivodeship. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Polsce (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland), Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach (US) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach (US) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 51 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Polish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name University of Silesia in Katowice
Acronym US
Founded 1968
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address ul. Bankowa 12
Katowice (population range: 250,000-499,999)
40-007 Silesian Voivodeship
T +48 (32) 359 2272
F +48 (32) 359 1178
Other locations Sosnowiec, Cieszyn, Chorzów

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office Bankowa 12
Katowice 40-007
+48 32 359 22 72
32 359 22 73

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Polsce

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Panstwowa Komisja Akredytacyjna PKA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • EUA - European University Association
  • EUPEN - European Physics Education Network
  • ELFA - European Law Faculties Association
  • AUF - Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie
  • EASSW - European Association of Schools of Social Work
  • EUNIS - European University Information System
  • EPSO - European Plant Science Organisation
  • CERN - Organisation Europeennee pour la Recherche Nucleaire
  • ECTN - European Chemistry Thematic Network Association

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020