Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń or NCU is situated in Toruń, Poland. It is named after Nicolaus Copernicus, who was brought into the world in Toruń in 1473. This is perhaps the biggest college in Poland, at present containing 17 resources (remembering 3 clinical resources at Collegium Medicum UMK for Bydgoszcz). It gives graduate and postgraduate courses to very nearly 30 000 understudies, offering instruction in more than 80 fields of study, 100 specializations and 50 postgraduate courses. The college utilizes 4300 staff on both Toru? what's more, Bydgoszcz grounds, over portion of whom are scholastic educators. NCU graduated class currently number almost 200 000.The college partakes in understudy and staff trade programs at both worldwide (the Erasmus program) and public (the MOST program) levels. It creates concentrates in participation with colleges abroad and is presently teaming up with the colleges in Angers (financial matters) and Moscow (history).NCU has best in class research framework including the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (FAMO), the Centre for Quantum Optics and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Technologies to give some examples, just as current encouraging offices involving, among others, Collegium Humanisticum and the pristine University Sports Centre. The Centre for Astronomy in Piwnice close to Toru? houses an interesting 32-meter radio telescope. Spitsbergen (in the Arctic Sea) is home to NCU Polar Station. The college has likewise coordinated the Polish Historical Mission at the University of Würzburg. NCU specialists can flaunt a number terrific triumphs which incorporate, among others, the plan and development of an Optical Coherence Tomography instrument, a super current gadget for clinical eye assessments.

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The main foundation of advanced education in Torun, the Toruń Academic Gymnasium was established in 1568 on Piekary road. It was one of the main colleges in northern Poland. The Academic Gymnasium was the antecedent to logical and social life (counting the primary exhibition hall made in 1594) in the area. Because of the endeavours of Heinrich Stroband, city chairman in 1594, scholastics in Toruń got great working conditions for instructing and examination. Among his teachers in the seventeenth and eighteenth hundreds of years were exemplary researchers of Polish and Prussian history, writers of course books and papers from different controls of humanities, and partners logical journals.

The foundation of the college in an advanced structure started in the nineteenth century. During the parcels of Poland the Prussian government intended to make a University of Theology, which was to incorporate resources of law and financial aspects, sadly this undertaking didn't emerge.

In the interwar period the city specialists of Toruń again tried to set up a college. Not long after the addition of Pomerania to the reawakened Poland in 1920, another period of endeavours to build up the college started. Indeed, even before 1920 the Supreme People's Council had considered the proposition to build up higher instructive foundations in the Polish domains added by Prussia at the University of Gdansk and in Toruń. Notwithstanding, political turns of events and the dubious eventual fate of Pomerania incited the board's authority to acknowledge the December 1918 goal of the Sejm to neglect Toruń as an area for another college and rather proceed with the improvement of a college in Poznań. In 1920, the principal presentation mentioning the foundation of a college was advanced in November by the National Workers Party whose individuals picked Toruń-conceived Nicolaus Copernicus to be the supporter of the University. For this reason various instructive social orders, for example, the Baltic Institute (later moved to Gdynia, and afterward to Gdańsk) among others, were set up in the town.

At last in 1938 it was chosen to set up the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń as an auxiliary of Poznań's Adam Mickiewicz University; work was to begin toward the start of 1940. This program, in any case, was hindered by World War II. It was not until 1947, (two years after the production of the Nicolaus Copernicus University) that prof. Karol Gorski uncovered that before the episode of World War II there was an affirmed intend to open Poznań University significant distance division in Toruń in 1940, to show the humanities and philosophy.


  • Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management
  • Faculty of Education Sciences
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Languages
  • Faculty of Law and Administration
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
  • Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics
  • Faculty of Theology


Staff/Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Professors 373 475 485 497 474 485
Habilitated doctors 85 111 107 131 121 123
Senior lecturers 576 805 852 964 995 1027
Teachers (total) 1427 2009 2077 2244 2203 2221
Other staff 1663 2102 2059 2180 2149 2119
Total staff 3090 4111 4136 4424 4352 4340


Students/Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Full- time day students 17455 20622 20688 20574 21575 22725
Extramural students 14501 16680 17178 10641 9247 8110
Postgraduate students 3889 4526 2673 2487 2517 2275
Total 35845 41828 40539 33703 33339 33110

Levels of study offered by institution

Shorter/intermediate university level qualifications
First main university level final qualifications
Advanced/postgraduate study
Higher/post doctorate

Diplomas and degrees

Licentiate (3 years undergraduate degree. Equivalent to Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts)
Engineer (3 or 3.5 years technical degree. Equivalent to Bachelor of Engineering)
Magister (5 years degree equivalent to a course-based Masters programme)
Ph.D. Degree
Habilitated Doctor Degree

International cooperation

Universita degli Studi di Padova – Italy
Universita degli Studi di Ferrara – Italy
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg – Germany
Otto Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Germany
Universität Rostock – Germany
Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald – Germany
Bundeswehr Universität München – Germany
Université d’Angers – France
The Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom
Dominican University – USA
Cranfield University – United Kingdom

Notable alumni

Zbigniew Herbert, (1924-1998), poet
Piotr Pawel Bojanczyk, (1946-), former national champion, Ice Dancing
Maciej Konacki, (1972-), astronomer
Mariusz Lemaczyk, (1958-), mathematician
Zbigniew Nowek, (1959-), former head of Polish Intelligence Agency
Andrzej Person, (1951-), senator and noted sports journalist
Jan Rompsczi, (1913-1969), poet and ethnographer
Aleksander Wolszczan, (1946-), astronomer
Tomasz Zaboklicki, (1958-), CEO of PESA SA.


The Nicolaus Copernicus University Library was set up on August 24, 1945, close by the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland. In light of the aftereffects of the assessment of logical accomplishments, the State Committee for Scientific Research allowed the NCU Library class 3, which places it in the organization of other college libraries in Kraków, Poznań and Warsaw. In 2002, the NCU Library was respected with the decoration of "Bibliotheca Magna Perennisque" for its "commitment to Polish librarianship." In December 2002, the NCU Library page won third spot in an opposition for the best Polish library sites, in an exploration libraries classification, coordinated under the support of the Polish Librarians association.


The Nicolaus Copernicus University Press (Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika, Wydawnictwo Naukowe UMK, Wydawnictwo UMK) is a book publisher founded in 1967. NCU Press is an official department of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Poland). The Nicolaus Copernicus University Press was set up in 1967. It publishes scientific journals, monographs and textbooks and books written by the University scientists.

Polar station

The Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station is a Polish exploration station in north-western Spitsbergen. It is situated in the northern piece of the Kaffiøyra near Aavatsmarkbreen and has worked since 1975. It was opened by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and named after Nicolaus Copernicus. The station has been utilized by 13 undertakings and 70 individuals. In its 30-year presence the station has been visited by around 300 individuals. The Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station is the second northernmost Polish scientific organization

Kujawsko-Pomorska Digital Library

Inside the structure of Scientific Libraries Consortium of Kujawsko-Pomorski Region, Nicolaus Copernicus University Library in Toruń has begun a drawn out big business of building an advanced library called Kujawsko-Pomorska Digital Library. The task execution was financed by EU Structural Funds and first assortments are to be made in the years 2005-2006. Toward the finish of 2006 the assortments were gotten to. The principle point of the task is to make a provincial advanced library to help the improvement of a scholarly and inventive capability of the general public, to make a fast admittance to data and information content conceivable, and to ensure significant records of the district and public writing works. The undertaking was inventive and test, as concerns Polish libraries (one of the initial ones in Poland).

Project participants in expenses and its implementation: Nicolaus Copernicus University Library in Toruń – the coordinator of the project; NCU Collegium Medicum Library in Bydgoszcz - partner; Kazimierz Wielki University Library in Bydgoszcz – partner. As well as remaining libraries of Scientific Libraries Consortium of Kujawsko-Pomorski Region, which will use and develop the project.

Following groups of collections:
Science Collection – including digital copies of selected handbooks, monographs and scientific articles from the region. Cultural Heritage Collection – including digital copies of the most valuable and used items: incunabula, old prints, manuscripts, iconographical collections, cartographical items, emigrational collections, etc. Regional Collection – collecting digital copies of: regional publications, leaflets, posters, playbills, photographs, invitations, exhibition catalogues and trade fairs of the region. Music Collection digital copies of scores. Maps Collection – digital copies of selected maps of the region.

Kujawsko-Pomorska Digital Library is to serve scientists, students, pupils and all the citizens of the region. Its implementation will depend on all librarians engaged in the project and the authors, who would want to place their works in a digital library. In the future it will depend also on institutions, which would wish to enlarge its holdings of other collections important for the region. Nicolaus Copernicus University Library is opened for each good proposal towards enriching digital base of this digital library.


  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Dispensing Optics
  • Optometry

Fee Structure

Particulars Annual Fee
Fee in USD (approximately) 13,060
Fee in Rupees (approximately) 9,14,200
Admission fee 3,010
Total fees 9,17,210

1$= 73.15 rupees.
Fees have to be paid every semester.
Food charges, etc. can add up to an extra of 70,000 or 80,000 or more approximately.
Fees mentioned above approximate and can always change according to the currency.


The MBBS course in English takes place in a 6 years duration. This 6 years MBBS course includes a compulsory internship year at the renowned hospitals of the university.


The students who want to apply for MBBS course in Nicolaus Copernicus University should have cleared the TOEFL iBT exam with a minimum of 72 points and the TOEFL CBT exam with a minimum of 180 points and/ or the IELTS exam with a minimum of 5.5 points. The students should also have cleared the HSC exam with a percentage of 50 % with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the compulsory subjects. The age of the student must be at least 17 to 25 years old at the time of admission.

Admission Process

  • Candidates should create an account on the online portal on the university first for applying and choosing the program.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the documents required.
  • Pay the admission fees. Students can also ask for the correct figure of the fee from the university personnel.
  • After the fee being paid and the documentation being completed the university faculty will verify all of them.
  • After the verification, the students can be asked to visit the University for a personal interview for the practical exam if necessary.
  • After being selected an invitation letter will be delivered to their addresses which they have mention in the admission form on the online portal.

Documents Required

  • Secondary school certificate
  • HSC certificate
  • Health certificate
  • Health insurance
  • Color photographs
  • Passport copy
  • English language proficiency certificate at least B2 level example: TOEFL/IELTS


Some of the major benefits of studying in Nicolaus Copernicus University are:
The university offers students education in English medium.
The candidates are allowed a special preparatory course before the semester begins so that they can get prepared for the semester ahead of them.
Even if English proficiency required for the admission but the university still gives another chance in the interview round.
Nicolaus Copernicus University is among the top ten universities in Poland.
The university offers best quality facilities for accommodation and practical exams

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do I need to study for the Polish to study in Nicolaus Copernicus University?

No, students do not need to learn even the basics of Polish to study MBBS at Nicolaus Copernicus University because the course of MBBS is taught in English..

When does the academic year start?

The academic year starts in October every year.

Are there any accommodation facilities for the international students in Nicolaus Copernicus University?

Yes, there are accommodation facilities for the international students in Nicolaus Copernicus University like hostels, hotels and student’s houses.