Living in Lublin

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Cost of living

Foreign students who plan their budget for their stay in Lublin may need a general idea on the average cost of living. The information given here should be helpful. Although, be aware that it is only an estimate and the real expenses depend on your lifestyle, personal needs and especially the type of accommodation you choose, so they can be lower or higher as those specified as monthly expenses.

Average cost of living:
Accommodation EUR 120
Food EUR 120
Entertainment EUR 40
Books EUR 20
Clothing EUR 40
Other expenses EUR 20
Total (per month): EUR 360


Health care

Students from EU/EEA member countries who have valid national health insurance in their home countries are required to bring with them the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
With this card they can get medical help in a state medical centre which has a contract with the National Health Fund (NHF) free of charge for the medical service. In Poland, everyone has the right to choose their primary healthcare physician. Accordingly, with EHIC you can register for an appointment with a doctor of your choice at any health centre which signed a contract with the National Health Fund. The nearest health centre is situated in the university campus:

State Academic Medical Centre
(in Polish: Samodzielny Publiczny Akademicki
Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej)
ul. Langiewicza 6 a
20-032 Lublin,
tel.: +48 81 524 78 20
open: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Please, bear in mind that the centres of primary healthcare are usually open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. During nights, Saturdays, Sundays and other legal holidays you should go directly to a point of night and holiday healthcare or to a local hospital. The information on the locations of such points, as well as on services available for EHIC holders within the state healthcare scheme, is available in Primary Health Centres and directly in the NHF or on the NHF website (The ABC’s of Healthcare section).

National Health Fund (NHF)
(in Polish: Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia, NFZ)
ul. Szkolna 16, 20-124 Lublin
tel.: +48 81 53 10 500 through to 502
ul. Koryznowej 2d, 20-137 Lublin
tel.: 81 748 36 57
Health centre on duty (in 2012):
Przychodnia LUNA MED
ul. Nałęczowska 27; tel.: +48 519 058 952 or
Al. Racławickie 23; tel.: +48 81 718 32 25

If you need to make an appointment with a specialist physician, to undergo a medical examination or to go to the hospital for regular treatment, you should ask your primary healthcare physician for issuing a referral. There are few specialists who do not require a referral: dentists, dermatologists, gynaecologists, oncologists, oculists, psychiatrists. Remember that in the case of an accident, injury, sudden illness or life-threatening sudden deterioration of health condition, you will be provided with rescue services and ambulance transportation without a referral. In such cases, please either call the emergency number 112, the ambulance service 999, or go directly to the hospital.

There is a great number of private health centres in Poland where medical services are payable. The cost of a standard visit is about
EUR 25 (PLN 100).


The city transport system relies on trolleybuses and buses. Tickets are sold in street Kiosks or newsagent’s stands, ticket vending machines, or directly from the driver (the last option carries a small price increase).



For more information please visit: 


Address: ul. Lipowa 13 20-020 Lublin
Web page:

5D Extreme Lublin
Address: Galeria Handlowa Leclerc 43-300 Lublin, ul. Turystyczna 1
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Address:  ul. Radziszewskiego 8 Lublin
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Address: Lipowa 13
Web page:
Fantasy Park Music Club is a very popular place among the people
of Lublin. Music performed by our DJs and highly professional interior lights create a unique atmosphere. Our advantages are nice and friendly staff, cosy furniture and security that takes care of our protection. The bar offers vast choice of drinks that can satisfy even the most sophisticated tastes.

Address:    ul. Akademicka 4
Web page:
Music: retro, electro, reggae, minimal

Spreading extraordinary attitudes to club culture, we would like to cordially invite you to the Archiwum. Every day there are parties in a climate of immortal '70 '80 '90, which are led by masters of the genre: DJ Ad-Ammo, DJ Semi Sweet, DJ Theodore. Weekends belong to the artists "with a capital A" in the name. Every Friday’s night there are events in a climate of reggae with Love Sen-C Music as main artist. Traditionally every week this group invites guests from all over the Poland and on Saturdays always conducts special events and alternative music concerts.

Address: ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 40
Music: Club music, electro, rnb, techno
Web page:

The most important thing about Cream is that this is a club, written with full responsibility of the sense of the word. Everything that this club consists of make you feel like coming here again and again. After enjoying many awesome events there, while returning home you will have one thought on your mind - I have to check out what's going there tomorrow!

Address: ST. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 70
Web page:

Club 68 is one of the most popular nightclubs in Lublin and is opened on Sundays 21.00 - 3.00 and from Wednesday to Saturday 21.00 - 5.00. One can find there modern VIP ROOM with 4 well-stocked bars, 2 dance floors, 1 chill out room and of course great music in the amazing atmosphere.

Address ul. Jasna 7
Web page:
Music: Club music, house, techno, electro, rnb

New club - new quality. 3 rooms, 3 music genres, hundreds of people. Shine is one of the most modern and biggest clubs in Lublin. Be careful at the guest selection at the entrance.


UMCS boasts its own Academic Cultural Centre “Chatka Żaka”, located at the campus.
Academic Cultural Centre “Chatka Żaka”
(in Polish: Akademickie Centrum Kultury
„Chatka Żaka” – ACK)
ul. Radziszewskiego 16
20-031 Lublin
tel.: +48 81 533 32 01

“Chatka Żaka” plays an essential role in creating and promoting students’ culture, not only in student environment, but also among all Lublin inhabitants. It houses many cultural organizations and groups, for example: Studio Cinema, St. Nicholas Orchestra, University’s Academic Choir, Academic Media Group altogether with the Academic Radio “Centrum”, “KONT” Art Gallery, Artistic Workshops, “Impetus” Ballroom Dance Group, UMCS Folk Dance Group, “Widzenie” Theatre, “Scene 21” Theatre, Art and Photography Club. During the year, the Centre runs a lot of cultural and artistic initiatives, such as: the International Folk Music Festival “Mikołajki Folkowe”, Student Film Festival, Poetic Fight Club, National Student Theatre Festival “Kontestacje”, the UMCS Festival of Young People, Artistic Workshop Festival, as well as the weekly “Ad Hoc Scene” concerts. This centre also organizes many other events such as: exhibitions, performances, lectures, talks, workshops, entertainment shows. The folk magazine “Gadki z Chatki” is published here.


Student cultural days
Apart from the very broad activity of the Academic Cultural Centre there are many other student organizations working at the level of each faculty and at the general level of the university. It is necessary to mention the UMCS Student Government, which, in cooperation with the Student Governments of other Lublin universities organizes the “Student Cultural Days” held each May. UMCS prepares its part called “Kozienalia”. For further information on cultural events on the campus, please check the “A4” paper, edited by the Academic Media Group (to get for free at the Babilon residence hall, room 4) or visit the portal:, administered by the Lublin City Office.

Botanical garden UMCS

If you like walking and spending your free time outdoors you should really visit the UMCS Botanical Garden or the Open Air Village Museum in Lublin. When purchasing the entrance tickets to these places, students should present the ID card, which entitles them to a discount. Being both the base for teachers and researchers of the university and other regional institutions as well as one of the
favourite places to walk, the Botanical Garden truly enchants its visitors. In a 21.25 ha area of its beautiful gardens and greenhouses you can discover about 6,700 plant species from all over the word.

Botanical Garden UMCS
(in Polish: Ogród Botaniczny UMCS)
ul. Sławinkowska 3
20-810 Lublin
bus lines: 5, 18



Open Air Village Museum
Another wonderful place to explore on foot is the Open Air Village Museum in Lublin which protects and presents the cultural and folklore heritage of the traditional villages of the region. Its total area is divided into seven sectors which reflect geographic regions of the former Lublin Voivodeship. The museum holds permanent exhibitions of little rural buildings, old households and agricultural tools among the natural green landscape. The museum also offers presentations arranged throughout the year which are connected with village farming and ritual events (haymaking, harvesting, potato picking), patriotic events, displays of disappearing crafts, educational workshops (baking bread, pottery, weaving, basketry,blacksmithing) and many other cultural

Open Air Village Museum in Lublin
(in Polish: Muzeum Wsi Lubelskiej – Skansen)
Al. Warszawska 96
20-824 Lublin
bus lines: 5, 18, 20

There are many other museums in and around the city of Lublin, among which at least three are worth mentioning:

State Museum at Majdanek
(the former Nazi death camp)
(in Polish: Państwowe Muzeum na Majdanku)
ul. Droga Męczenników Majdanka 67
bus lines: 23, 28
trolleybus lines: 158, 156

The Lublin Province Museum
with the Holy Trinity Chapel
(in Polish: Muzeum Lubelskie z Kaplicą św. Trójcy)
ul. Zamkowa 9 (city centre)

The Archdiocesan Museum of Religious Art in Lublin – The Trynitarska Tower Cathedral Square (city centre) (available in Polish)

For students who are keen on watching dramas and dance or on listening to classical music and opera Lublin offers its theatres and the philharmonic, e.g.:

Juliusz Osterwa Theatre
ul. Narutowicza 17 (city centre)

Henryk Wieniawski Lublin Philharmonic
ul. Skłodowskiej 5 (city centre)

Musical Theatre in Lublin
ul. Skłodowskiej 5 (city centre)

H. Ch. Andersen Theatre
ul. Dominikańska 1 (old town)

The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre
ul. Grodzka 21 (old town)


The Lubelskie Region is a region of clean, unpolluted nature, vivid country traditions and crafts, delicious regional cuisine as well as magnificent monuments of the past, not to be found elsewhere. Below you can find short information about the most interesting places to visit in the Lubelskie Region.

Kazimierz Dolny
Kazimierz Dolny, located within a 50 km distance from Lublin, is a town beloved both by artists and tourists. Known for its unique harmony of landscapes, nature and valuable architecture, the town is one of the pearls of the Polish Renaissance. The historic urban layout of the town includes a tower, a castle, a parish church, main and small market squares, tenement houses, and granaries on the bank of Vistula. Tourist attractions range from Vistula river cruises, through a ferry crossing to Janowiec, to a network of tourist routes and trails.


Nałęczów is a health resort located in a tranquil valley of the Bystra river among loess hills and ravines. It is a green and quiet oasis of favourable microclimate. Nałęczów houses a vast palace-spa park and the Małachowskich palace. Near the park, there are historic wooden villas in Swiss style and a wooden chapel in highland style.


Situated 30 km from Lublin, Kozłówka boasts one the most magnificent aristocratic residences in Poland. It is a baroque-classical palace with particularly well preserved stylish interior furnishings, surrounded by a set of outhouses, a chapel and a teatralnia building. The palace complex is hidden in the middle of a spacious park designed in French and English style.


Zamość is called the Padova of the North due to its exceptional architectural features. Zamość is a perfect embodiment of the Renaissance concept of an ideal city. This unique urban design, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was created in the 16th century by an Italian architect Bernardo Morando commissioned by Jan Zamoyski, Grand Hetman and Chancellor of the Crown.