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Maritime University of Szczecin


About University


Maritime University of Szczecin – one of the three Polish higher education institutions with a maritime training profile. The University is a technical school with over a 70-year-old tradition, founded in 1947 and has already released more than 15 thousand graduates.

The university provides top-class education to 3000+ students (including 400 foreign students from 20 countries) within 17 BSc programmes (including 2 in English) and 9 MSc programmes (including 3 in English). The university also offers 7 non-degree postgraduate programmes, and numerous vocational courses and training. The main objective of the university is to train maritime professionals including merchant, passenger and fishing fleet personnel (navigators, deck officers, mechanical and electrical engineers), as well as qualified on-shore operators and managers for shipowners and port service companies involved in maritime and inland shipping.

Maritime University of Szczecin offers students a wide range of courses that also provide highly qualified personnel for IT, surveying services, transport, freight forwarding, and logistics, with a particular focus on maritime industry jobs. The graduates of the university meet all the requirements of the STCW standards and demands of today’s global job market.

The University boasts over 100 well-equipped laboratories, a modern research-training ship – the m/s Nawigator XXI and 16 most technically advanced simulators such as: Ship Handling, LNG Training Centre, Anti-Collision ARPA, Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), Satellite Communication System – GMDSS, Cargo Handling, Fishing etc.They make the University one of the best-equipped maritime universities in the world.



Maritime University of Szczecin consists of 5 faculties:

  •   Faculty of Navigation;
  •   Faculty of Marine Engineering;
  •   Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Transport;
  •   Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications;
  •   Faculty of Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering.

Student Life in Szczecin


Szczecin is the capital city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in Poland. In the vicinity of the Baltic Sea, it is the country’s seventh-largest city and a major seaport in Poland. Szczecin’s architectural style is due to trends popular in the last half of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century, Academic art and Art Nouveau. The city has an abundance of green areas: parks and avenues – wide streets with trees planted in the island separating opposite traffic and roundabouts.

Students find that Szczecin is a lively city with the wide range of social, cultural and recreational facilities available in the region. By studying in Szczecin one gets the additional benefit of learning about a new culture. Szczecin can provide a broad spectrum of activities to do in your spare time. Activities range from golf, football and sport gyms to bowling, pool and pub crawling. The city has a wide cultural life with its own philharmonic orchestra, opera, art galleries, clubs etc.



Maritime University students are offered accommodation in dormitories which are located 300 meters from the main building of the Maritime University. KORAB and PASSAT are two, ten-storied buildings which can accommodate nearly 1000 students. The dormitories offer single, double and triple rooms which, grouped into two or four, share one self-contained bathroom. Each room is equipped with standard furniture (bunk and single beds, cupboards, wardrobes, desks, chairs) as well as with basic equipment like duvets, pillows and sheets. In addition, students can use the canteen, library, swimming pool and more.



The university conducts research on the most pressing, maritime- and transport-related issues, both as a part of the University’s statutory activity as well as in commissioned works sponsored by the private sector. The research comprises such themes as e.g. smart, green and integrated transport, technologies for low emission and green vehicles, satellite navigation and communication, machines construction, exploitation and diagnostics, leakage currents active compensation, ship to grid electrical systems, hydrography & remote sensing etc. The scientific research undertaken by the Maritime University of Szczecin has resulted in many (international) projects implemented under the following programmes: EURATOM, Baltic Sea Region, South Baltic Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, ERA NET Transport III, Polish-Norwegian Research Cooperation.


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