Study Veterinary Medicine in Olsztyn, Poland


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Olsztyn is a medium-size city (ca. 180 000 inhabitants) located in a north-eastern Poland. It is located 120 km from the border of the Kaliningrad district of Russia, becoming slowly a “Russian Hong Kong” due to its privileged status in relations with European Union. Olsztyn  is also located almost exactly half-way from Warsaw to Gdansk. It is a capital of Warmia and Mazury district. It is beautifully located in the so called 1000 Lakes Land. There are 7 lakes just within the administrative limits of the city. Due to its size Olsztyn is a comparatively cosy city. It offers all the conveniences of a big city but the commuting distances are manageable in comparison to great Polish metropolies as 3city (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia), Warsaw or Wroclaw.

Olsztyn is famous in the world for its castle which was, in 16th century, administered for several years by Nicolaus Copernicus. He was the governor on behalf of the Warmia Bishop. He has done some of his research in Olsztyn. In the castle there is still a drawing visible, made by the famous astronomer.

Although there is no commercial airport in Olsztyn there is a very convenient connection to a Warsaw-Modlin airport. There are at least 5 buses a day to and from the airport, as well as there is a train connection. The trip by bus (starting directly at the Modlin terminal) takes 2,5 hours and it is possible to get off the bus directly in the University campus. There are also direct buses from the Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. It is also possible to get to Olsztyn from the Gdansk Lech Walesa airport. There are also at least 4-5 direct buses a day shuttling from and to Olsztyn. The travel time is also ca. 2,5 hours.

Airports in Warsaw (Modlin and Chopin Airport) and in Gdansk (Lech Walesa Airport) allow for making airway connections from the whole world.