We „fuel” the future - Offshore Wind Energy contest

The Maritime University of Szczecin and the Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship toghether with Polish Wind Energy Association would like to invite you to take part in a visionary international competition:

"Trends and development visions for offshore wind farms"

It is an international competition, and its aim is to stimulate the imagination based on knowledge and ingenuity. We expect to be presented even the most futuristic solutions in the use of technology and obtaining energy from offshore wind farms. Sky is the limit!

There will be cash and material prizes – the pool of cash prizes is 10 000 PLN, and the prizes in kind include, among others: electric scooter, tablet, smartphone, portable speakers and ecological gadgets.

The competition is open to secondary school students, students and doctoral students.

How to interpret the competition task? Participants must clearly present their views on the broadly understood vision of the development of offshore wind energy. You can look at the problem freely: from the point of view of logistics, construction, design of wind farms, through their operation and operation, to IT, ecological, mechanical problems, mechanics, automation, diagnostics or even broadly understood marine biology.

What are the opportunities and what are the threats of using offshore wind farms for energy production? Perhaps you have a groundbreaking thought on how to overcome the bad and take advantage of the advantages of generating energy from wind. If you have any thoughts on these topics - this contest is just for you!

How to take part in the competition? Individually or as a team. Prepare a presentation (max. 10 slides or 10 minutes) and send it to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 27th 2020.

The best 10 ideas will be qualified for the second stage - the stage of presenting the idea to the committee - 10 ideas. The presentations will take place in the form of a videoconference on 2-4 December 2020. Students can choose the language of presentation (Polish or English), students and PhD students must prepare a presentation of the idea in English.

The content patronage over the competition was taken by scientists from the Maritime University, as well as Polish Wind Energy Association and representatives of companies related to the offshore wind energy industry.

The competition is held under the patronage of the Rector of AMS and the Marshal of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship.


Entry form
Offshore Wind Farms Trends and Visions -description
Offshore Wind Farms Trends and Visions - Rules of International Competition

Naval Architecture for free for all foreigners

Master's degree in Naval Architecture for free for all foreigners! Thanks to EU funds, the entire course of study is free of charge. This is a unique opportunity that will not happen again soon. Requirements: knowledge of Polish language at the level of min. B1. Students get additional support such as the possibility of participating specialized trainings and paid internships after graduation.


University admissions and the COVID-19 pandemic

In connection with the ongoing admissions at the Maritime University of Szczecin, please find below some vital information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We would like to inform you that:

  1. the information on our website about the admissions period until 10th July 2020 applies only to the first admissions window. After its completion, the second admissions window will be open and it will last until at least 30th August 2020 (the exact date will be given after the end of the first admissions period). Therefore, if your secondary education certificate will be issued later than usually you will still be able to apply for studies at the Maritime University of Szczecin. However, with regard to the time needed to obtain a visa, we encourage you to assemble the remaining documents as soon as possible in your country. A list of necessary documents can be found here.
  2. Because secondary education certificates will be issued later than usual this year, you may have problems with obtaining an apostille or legalization of the certificate by the end of the admissions process. This deadline may be postponed in exceptional cases and only if we will be able to verify your certificate in another way. Please write to us as soon as you suspect you may have problems with meeting the deadline (please indicate where you come from and when you expect to receive the certificate or if there are problems with legalising your documents).
  3. Please remember that according to the current regulations, foreigners coming to Poland are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine after crossing the border. We will inform you on our website if this rule no longer applies.

    Please send scans (digital versions) of your documents and completed admission application form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    If the quarantine does not apply to you and you plan to submit documents in person, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. beforehand and tell us when you would like to visit us - we will give you a proposal for a date and time. This way we will avoid many people gathering at the same time and you will avoid having to wait (important, especially if you would like to talk to us in Russian or English). We want to make the service of the candidates for studies as efficient as possible, but we need your help for that.

    If you are not sure if your application is already complete or you don't know how to fill in the documents, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help you prepare the application. If you already have all the other documents and you only lack the secondary education certificate, please send us the remaining documents by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and when you get the secondary education certificate you will send it to us to complete your application package.
  1. An important element of admissions to degree programmes on Navigation, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Inland Shipping is International Medical Certificate for Service at Sea/ Medical Fitness Certificate for Seafarers in accordance with STCW and MLC (international maritime conventions).

    Usually many candidates come to Szczecin and do these medical examinations for a fee in the university clinic - however, remember that such examinations may also be carried out in other places and countries, provided that they are carried out by an authorised doctor and the examination is conducted in accordance with the rules of the Maritime Labour Convention - the Maritime Labour Convention of 2016 (MLC 2016) and STWC'95. That means you don't have to come to Szczecin to do it.

    You can find a list of authorized doctors in Poland here

    In other countries, please contact your local maritime administration, Ministry of Transport or their equivalents to obtain a list of qualified doctors.

Most important information for candidates

Maritime University of Szczecin is a state university established 70 years ago. There are more than 2500 students in our university – 15% of them are foreigners and they represent 20 countries.

All our seagoing programmes are 100% compliant with STCW (The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers). On graduation and having completed 12 months of sea-time you will receive the Officer of the Watch or Engineer Officer of the Watch rank.

Programmes delivered in English

Navigation (BSc) sea-going

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Deadline for application: July 13, 2021
  • Tuition fee per year: approx. EUR 2950 for non EU citizens  and EUR 550 for EU citizens
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Mechanical Engineering (BSc) sea-going

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Deadline for application: July 13, 2021
  • Tuition fee per year: approx. EUR 2950 for non EU citizens and EUR 550 for EU citizens
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Transport (MSc) land-based

  • Duration: 1,5 years
  • Deadline for application: February 11, 2021
  • Tuition fee per year: approx. EUR 2450 for non EU citizens and EUR 490 for EU citizens
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Countries recognizing our maritime diplomas: all 27 European Union Countries, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahama, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Ghana, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Isle of Man, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Marshal Islands, Norway, Panama, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Vanuatu.

First step of application

Send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and state which degree programme you would like to apply to. Please attach a digital version of your secondary school-leaving certificate and if you are applying to a 2nd cycle (graduate) programme attach also your 1st cycle (undergraduate) diploma (in Polish or in English language). If we reply to you saying that your academic qualification makes you an eligible candidate of our University please start collecting all necessary application documents.

Student Guide

Make sure to read our new guide for international students. You will find all relevant information that will help you to prepare for your studies at our university.

A new educational project at the Maritime University of Szczecin - SMARTSEA

The Maritime University of Szczecin has received funding from the ERASMUS program for the SMARTSEA project, which it will carry out in cooperation with 10 European partners for the next 3 years.

Project aims

The Surveying & MARiTime internet of thingS EducAtion (SMARTSEA) project aims to develop an advanced interactive certified MSc course related to Maritime & Surveyor IoT applications that will train individuals with the necessary skills & knowledge to work in the rising “Smart Maritime & Surveying” industry. The course is also formulated to stimulate transversal competences such as the increased sense of initiative & entrepreneurship. The course is designed to follow the European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS) credit standards for certification recognition across the EU.

The innovative curriculum comprises of interactive teaching methods & partnerships with expert academic & maritime organizations in order to give to the students a solid background for starting a fruitful career in the industry. The course duration is 8 months, plus a 1-month maritime (on the job) experience, a month after the end of the teaching period. During the execution of the course, 3 mobility periods are programmed. For the first two (14-day) periods the students & educators from one university will travel to the other and vice-versa, to participate in the large-scale laboratories, whereas the 3rd period (1 month) is reserved for the maritime on-the-job training.

Although the course will be taught in English, local language lessons will be provided to enable the participants to immerge in the local culture during the exchange periods. The course will be open for participation for anyone with a basic marine, electrical or mechanical technical background. Priority will be given according to their academic performance. In the case of equivalent academic level, participants from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds (including refugees, asylum seekers & migrants) will be preferred. .

Participation of the Maritime University of Szczecin

The activities of Maritime University of Szczecin are strongly connected with the project. The University has many years of experience in training and certification of seafarers in the field of navigation, ship operation and the use of navigation devices.

The Maritime University has many simulators to train sailors, such as manoeuvring simulator, ARPA simulator, LNG ship simulator, simulator to model oil spills. The Maritime University also conducts ECDIS trainings. MUS also has its own training ship, where seagoing practices are held both for navigators and mechanics.

Maritime University of Szczecin will participate in curriculum design, preparation of teaching materials, and development of configurable training sets for laboratories. They will be responsible for the operational organisation of the student mobility project and for the accommodation of students during their summer internships in Poland.

The main reason for the project

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical “smart” devices (applicable in vessels, vehicles, buildings, factories etc) embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, that allow interconnectivity between these devices & data exchange. Over the past 5 years this new technology has grown rapidly and has found applications ranging from people whose devices monitor health and wellness to manufacturers that utilize sensors to optimize the maintenance of equipment and protect the safety of workers.

It is expected that by 2025, IoT may reach a total potential market impact of up to $11.1 trillion. Large shipping corporations are already investing heavily in enabling IoT technology solutions in their fleet to improve transparency, safety, and cost efficiency by optimising procedures, maintenance & energy efficiency. Shipowners are set to spend an average of $2.5m, each, on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions over the next three years. In addition, the marine surveying infrastructure transformation through IoT technologies is expected to enable the shipping industry, port authorities or environmental agencies, to inspect shipping assets, offshore structures, waterways & ensure compliance with various standards or specifications. In contrast, formal Maritime & Surveying IoT training on development, installation, service, maintenance & sustainability awareness is at its infancy, especially in the European Union.

Extended deadline for recruitment to September 20, 2019

Please be advised that the deadline for recruitment of candidates for studies at the Maritime University of Szczecin has been extended. Therefore, everyone who is interested in studying at the Maritime University can still apply for addmission for both sea-going programs and other non-sea-going programs. Aside from the most popular programs such as: navigation, mechanical engineering and logistics, which are always very popular, this year we have prepared new offer that is worth checking out.

Recruitment for the undergraduate (1st cycle / Bachelor) programs is currently opened for:

  • computer science (new specialty - programming of the multimedia systems)
  • geodesy and cartography
  • logistics
  • management and engineering of production
  • management (new program)
  • mechanical engineering
  • mechatronics
  • naval architecture
  • navigation
  • navigation (program delivered in English language)
  • transport
We are waiting for candidates for 1st cycle studies until September 20, 2019. We invite you all!

On June 20-21 MUS is not working

Dear Candidates for studies at MUS.

Please be advised that on June 20-21, 2019, the Maritime University of Szczecin is not working. We invite you again from 24/06/2019.

10% of MUS students are foreigners

Currently, 340 students – approximately 10% of all AM students – are foreigners. The vast majority of them come from Ukraine and Belarus and study in Polish language on tuition fee-paying basis (only EU citizens and those who have the Polish Card are studying for free). In addition to students from Ukraine and Belarus, the largest group studying in Polish language are students from Russia and the Czech Republic (7 people from each country), Lithuania (6 people) and Slovakia (3 people). In addition to the above groups, one student from Congo and one from Egypt also study with the Polish language groups. In English-speaking groups (including the first and the second year), the largest group of foreigners are Ukrainians (5 people) and Turks (4 people). Other foreigners in English-speaking groups come from Bulgaria, Georgia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sweden and Italy.

Orientation days for English-speaking group

Inauguration of the academic year in Maritime Academy

On board for the very first time



The University has just received a PLN 7 million grant from EU funds for implementation of the NEW HORIZONS project. The project is to result in, among other things, opening new degree programmes of Naval Architecture and Geoinformatics (under certain restrictions they will be free of charge for students from outside the EU!), financing visiting professors from other countries, internships abroad for teachers, study visits abroad for students, access to paid placements for graduates and many other activities aimed at improving the quality of teaching and the comfort of studying at the University.

More information about each of the above programmes, including:

  • duration of the programme and number of hours,
  • curriculum,
  • graduate profile and job opportunities for graduates,
  • benefits of financing the above programmes from EU funds,
can be obtained by clicking the links below:

Naval Architecture (Undergraduate – 1st cycle / Bachelor) – more info
Geoinformatics (Graduate – 2nd cycle / Master) – more info

Film about Maritime University

We invite you to watch a short promotional film about our Maritime University addressed to foreign students. The film was created in collaboration with students, who starred in the film as actors. During filming, we had a lot of fun and we all enjoyed it very much. We have tried to make it interesting, so you will find there among others, underwater scenes, shots made from a drone and “special effects” in one of our lab (Marine Traffic Engineering Centre) where we even managed to make wind and rain. There were also unexpected moments such as “a breakdown” of one of the sailboats, which eventually drifted into the reeds and its crew had to be rescued (and therefore in the film instead of two sailboats there is only one). Several scenes, however, turned out quite well.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped us in this project. Thanks to you we were able to take shots at several laboratories, on the ship, at the shooting range, gym and swimming pool. We are also grateful to the University Choir, which appeared in one of the scenes.

The film was prepared and produced on initiative of International Students & Mobility Office. If you want to see it, please click on the photo below. We hope you will have a good time!

Maritime university

The maritime university is the beginning of a great career in the maritime sector. Completing good maritime university gives access to many interesting and well-paid professions. While, studies at the marine university are extremely interesting and attractive. Many theoretical but also practical classes will allow to gain fundamental and valuable specialistic knowledge. Numerous sports sections and student initiatives will also allow for pleasant spending free time and getting a chance to meet many interesting people. The Maritime University is a good step through which candidate can combine passions with future professional life.

The first contract with a recruitment agency in Ukraine

On the 6th of September 2016 the Maritime University of Szczecin signed the first agreement with a recruitment agency, i.e. "The Consulting Company TerAssa" represented by Ms. Natalia Terekhova, which recruits students from Ukraine.

Currently, any international student who wants to study at the Maritime University of Szczecin can choose to prepare the required application documents by himself / herself, using the instructions available at the tab Applying STEP BY STEP, or to use the services of an agent.

The Agent with whom the University has signed the agreement, is, inter alia, obliged to inform potential candidates about the offer of the Maritime University, verify whether a candidate’s documentation is authentic, adequate and submit complete application package to our Office no later than by the end of the admissions period. Nonetheless, please remember that all candidates are treated equally in the selection process, regardless of whether they applied by themselves or through an agent.

Take advantage of our student buddy program “WELCOME TO POLAND!”

This program is aimed at 1st year international student of the Maritime University of Szczecin who want to receive support from our older students. If you are new to Szczecin and Poland, if you have no friends here and perhaps you are a bit lost - this program is just for you!

What can you gain?

Older students can help you during the adaptation period. He or she will show you the city, explain how the university works and will help you integrate with other students. We will do our best to match you with a student from the same field of study and/or having similar hobbies, so that it will be easier for both of you to find common grounds.

Will everyone, who is interested in the program, receive support?

Older students are involved in the program as volunteers. We managed to invite 15 such volunteers and we hope this number will be going up year by year. However, if the number of freshmen willing to join the program exceeds the number of volunteers, it may happen that not everyone will receive our support.

How to sign up?

Every foreigner enrolled to our University will receive an e-mail invitation to the program. Those who  decide to take advantage of it will be asked to send us a brief e-mail information about their interests. Then we will inform you if we have a suitable volunteer for you. If so, we will forward your email to the appropriate person (volunteer) so that you can contact each other, set an appointment, talk about what kind of help you need, etc.