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Non-nationals are admitted to studies at Silesian University of Technology on a fee-paying basis.

Silesian University of Technology does not collect the tuition fees for education at *full-time studies held in Polish language* from non-nationals mentioned in article 324 section 2 of the Law on higher education and science (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 85), i.e. from:

1. a non-national who is either a citizen of EU or EFTA, or a member of their family who lives in Poland;

2. a non-national who has a permanent residence permit or who is a holder of a European Community long-term residence permit issued in Poland;

3. a non-national who is a holder of a temporary residence permit (fixed-term residence permit) issued in connection with the circumstances referred to in Art. 159 section 1 or Art. 186 section 1 subsection 3 or 4 of the Act of 12 December 2013 on non-nationals (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 2206 and 2282, and of 2018 r. item 107, 138 and 771), i.e. temporary residence permit (fixed-term residence permit) issued:

-for the purposes of family reunification (in Art. 159 section 1); 

 - due to the fact that he/she is a holder of a European Community long-term residence permit issued in another EU country (Art. 186 section 1 subsection 3); 

- due to the fact that he/she is a member of the family of a holder of a European Community long-term residence permit issued in another EU country (Art. 186 section 1 subsection 4); 

4. a non-national who is a holder of a refugee status in Poland or has been granted temporary or complementary protection in Poland;

5. a non-national who is a holder of a certificate confirming his/her command of Polish language at minimum level C-1, referred to in Art. 11a section 2 Act of 7 October 1999 on Polish Language (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 931), i.e. certificate issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language;

6. a non-national who is a holder of a valid Polish chart (Karta Polaka) or who is a holder of decision of validation of his/her Polish roots;

7. a non-national who is a spouse, ascendant (parent) or descendant (child) of Polish citizen and lives in Poland;

8. a non-national who is a holder of a temporary residence permit (fixed-term residence permit) issued in connection with the circumstances referred to in Art. 151 section 1 or Art. 151b section 1 of Act of 12 December 2013 on non-nationals, i.e. temporary residence permit (fixed-term residence permit) issued:

for the purpose of conducting scientific research (Art. 151 section 1); 

- for the purpose of long-term mobility of the researcher (Art. 151b section 1); 

9. a non-national staying on the territory of the Republic of Poland in connection with the use of short-term mobility of the researcher under the conditions specified in Art. 156b section 1 Act of 12 December 2013 on non-nationals or a non-national who is a holder of a national visa for the purpose of conducting scientific research or development works.