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Lodz University of Technology (CAP students)
Lodz, Poland (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Language of Instruction:
English Program Type: Exchange
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Prior Language Study Required:
None
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Minimum GPA:
3
Language Courses Offered: None
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Academic Subject:
Architecture, CAP (any), Urban Planning
Additional Requirements: College of Architecture & Planning
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AACSB accreditation options available:
No
Program Description:
Program Description:
Student Exchange Study in Poland at the Lodz University of Technology in Lodz
 
What is the program about?

This program offers Ball State University BSU College of Architecture and Planning students the opportunity to experience life at one of the biggest technical universities in Poland
 
Where does the program take place?

Lodz, Poland
Lodz is the third-largest city in Poland and a former industrial hub, however, the situation is rapidly changing with Lodz campaigning and redesigning itself as a up-and-coming destination,  hosting several film festivals and many other cultural events. Located in the central part of the country, it has a population of approximately 700,000. Lodz is well-known for its architectural monuments which form a record of the city's heritage, particularly its unique nineteenth century development. Since 1989, the city of Lodz has rediscovered its industrial heritage, a unique ensemble of architecture, preserved despite two World Wars
 
Lodz University of Technology
Lodz University of Technology was created in 1945 and has developed into one of the biggest technical universities in Poland. Originally located in an old factory building, today covering nearly 200,000 sq. meters in over 70 separate buildings, the majority of them situated in the main University area. More than 18,000 students are currently studying at the University.
 
In 2016, TUL was awarded the HR Excellence in Research certification by the European Commission. The university’s focus in its research is on advanced technologies of sustainable development, with this divided into six smaller areas: advanced materials technologies; energy, environment and infrastructure; information technologies; production, human resources and finance management systems; industrial biotechnology; and biomedical engineering.
 
When does this program take place?

Academic Year: Early October – Early July
Spring Semester: Late February – first week of July (Lodz “Summer” semester)
 
The semester starts in the first week of October and lasts till mid-February, with a two-week break for Christmas holidays and a one-week vacation period in February. The winter semester examination session usually takes place at the end of January and at the beginning of February. The spring semester starts in February and lasts till the end of September (however, students can take early examinations to allow them to finish in July), with a one-week break for Easter vacations in March/April.
 
What is the program content?

Exchange students will take coursework available in English alongside Polish and international students offered through the following faculties:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Material Technologies and Textile Design
  • Biotechnology and Food Sciences
  • Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering
  • Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics
  • Management and Production Engineering 
Students can also take part in the European Project Semester - a specially designed programme offered by several European universities to every student who has completed minimum two years of study. EPS, an innovative semester programme, consists of a big multidisciplinary project realized in a multicultural student team, whose members represent various engineering and business programmes and communicate in English. The project is accompanied by a few intensive courses.
 
What is the student accommodation?

Accommodation is in university dormitories. All the dormitories are a short walking distance from the campuses. In the vicinity you will find cash machines, and several places to have lunch and do shopping in a quiet, green neighborhood, perfect for long walks.
Each dormitory offers:
24/7 reception desks
Furnished rooms
Single rooms with a toilet and bathing facility (a small number available),
Double rooms with communal areas: kitchen, toilets and bathing facilities, 
The campus also includes the Center for Physical Education and Sports, which is a modern complex featuring a sports hall, swimming pool, gyms, and a health and beauty salon. The newest addition to the campus is a modern Sports and Education Centre “Sports Bay” equipped with swimming pools, climbing wall, indoor sports area, squash courts and gym.
 
What is included?

All exchange students attending the Lodz University of Technology pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, insurance, and spending money.
 
Is financial assistance available?

Students can apply for scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
Number of placements available?

Upon annual agreement with partners
 
What are the eligibility requirements?

Must be currently majoring in a discipline within the BSU College of Architecture and Planning.
Sophomore or Junior standing minimum at time of participation
Full-time student status at time of participation
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
 
Is a passport and visa required?

Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. See visas for more information.
 
How do I apply?

Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
Application deadline:            

Academic Year: March 1
Spring Semester: October 1
 
Who can I contact for more information?

Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu


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