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University studies may be taken up without fee by:

-foreigners who have been given a residence permit;

-foreigners who have been recognised as refugees;

-foreigners who are under temporal protection within the territory of the Republic of Poland;

-citizens of the member states of the EU or the EFTA (EFTA = European Free Trade Association), that is to say citizens of the member states of the EU, the EEA (EEA = European Economic Area) or Switzerland (officially the Swiss Confederation), as well as members of their families if they live on the territory of the Republic of Poland;

-foreigners who have been granted a long-term residence permit within the territory of the Republic of Poland, part of the EU;

-foreigners who have been granted a temporal residence permit within the territory of the Republic of Poland in relation to the circumstance mentioned in Article 159, Paragraph 1, or Article 186, Paragraph 1, Point 3 or 4 of the Law on Foreigners dated December 12, 2013 (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, position 1650);

-foreigners who are under supplementary protection within the territory of the Republic of Poland;

-Bearers of Pole’s Cards (also called Polish Charters or Polish Cards) – Karta Polaka;

-holders of Consul’s decision confirming Polish origin;

-holders of Polish language proficiency certificate (level C1) mentioned in article 11a, paragraph 2 of the Law about Polish Language (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, position 931);

-foreigners who are spouses, lineal descendants, lineal ancestors of Polish citizen, if they live on the territory of the Republic of Poland