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Gdansk University of Technology

Program Location Gdansk, Poland
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20257
Duration Spring Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Gdansk University of Technology
Gdansk U of Technology Campus

Poland has long been a nation steeped in tradition and history, although the past 20 years have witnessed such dizzying economic development that the country is starting to feel more and more like the West.  Still, beneath the gleaming surface lies a culture firmly rooted in Eastern hospitality and community values, and fascinating reminders of the turbulent past are everywhere.  

One of Poland's oldest and most beautiful cities, Gdansk has a history going back a thousand years.  It has an important place in Polish consciousness as the location of the start of World War II and where the fall of Communism in Central Europe began. This is where the famous Solidarity movement started, protecting worker's rights and, later, the symbol of resistance against the People's Republic.  The city has nearly 500,000 inhabitants and is one of the largest business, economic, cultural and scientific centers in Poland.  Gdansk’s Old Town, painstakingly reconstructed to its Hanseatic League glory after being leveled in World War II, is a bonus for a student studying at the Gdansk University of Technology.

Gdansk University of Technology (GUT) is the largest technical university in the Pomeranian Region and one of the oldest technical universities in Poland.  The impressive 77 hectare of University campus is a harmonic combination of 100-years old buildings with XXI century ultramodern premises.  The university was founded in 1904 as Königliche Technische Hochschule zu Danzig. At the time Gdansk, then known as Danzig, was part of the German Empire.

GUT has nine faculties with 41 fields of study and more than 26, 000 undergraduate.  The university is also one of the most popular universities among young people.  It came in second in a recent ministerial ranking measuring the popularity of the university among candidates to study.  Gdansk University of Technology is the first and only Polish university to be a member of the CDIO Initiative, founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, providing proindustrial oriented education for engineers on basis of „Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate” concept. For more program information, please visit the program website.


Gdansk University of Technology
Gdansk seen from the Motlawa River

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [Polytechnic Institute]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

A modern technical institute to educate Europe’s engineering elite was what the founders of the Gdansk University of Technology had in mind when they established the college at the beginning of the 20th century.  The University’s oldest buildings, its laboratories and library collection are a testament to its rich past. When one walks around the campus, one can see how history naturally connects with the cutting-edge present. Gdansk University of Technology has educated 22 generations of students and 4 new generations of academic staff. The University is proud to have one of the longest academic traditions in Poland.

GUT is heavily involved in the Engineer of the Future project.  Its goal is to implement a new model of teaching. that focuses on the student and the development of their engineering skills: planning, designing, building and to draw conclusion from experiments.

There are several Engineering programs in which the language of instruction is English:

-          Electronics, Telecomm and Informatics

-          Control Engineering and Robotics

-          Electrical and Control Engineering

-          Civil and Environmental Engineering

-          Mechanical Engineering

Courses in English:



The student dormitories of Gdansk University of Technology -- 10 dormitories in three attractive locations  -- offer high standard accommodation with single, double and triple rooms with a bathroom in two room apartments..  Student dormitories are located in the outskirts of the Tricity Landscape Park, close to the university and not far from the seaside.  Each tenant has access to a shared kitchen, a laundry room, a gym, and a quiet study room.  There is a computer network in each dormitory and internet connection as well as an internal phone line so it is possible to call the university or the other student dormitories for free.  The rooms are furnished with beds, wardrobes, cupboards, bookshelves and desks.  There is a fridge and a phone in each room. Additionally, each student is given a quilt or a blanket, a pillow and bedlinen.  There are many student facilities situated both in the campus and near the halls of residence, including student clubs and shops. 


Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,800.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,500.00 -$800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Gdansk University of Technology
Gdansk Old Town

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


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For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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