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 Faculty of Navigation
Faculty: Faculty of Navigation
Type of studies: undergraduate
Language: English,
Mode of study: Full-time studies
Degree: Engineer
Timeframe: 21.07.2021 - 22.09.2021

21.07.2021 - 22.09.2021 

Before enrolling in undergraduate course carried out in English, all Polish citizens are required to pass the English language test. Exemptions from the test can be granted to the candidates who:

- speak English as their mother tongue,

- received the Cambridge First Certificate or equivalent,

- graduated from English-speaking high school or college,

- completed other undergraduate or graduate courses in English,

- passed the English language test (advanced level) during their leaving exams,

- completed other undergraduate or graduate studies in Poland and received at least B grade at their final exam


Maritime Transport


Marine navigation undergraduate courses are conducted by a highly skilled and experienced team of dedicated lecturers, with the help of the latest available technology used to train top-class engineers. Our students have access to modern equipped laboratories, training rooms, ship's bridge simulators and training and research vessel.

Our facilities and courses meet international standards requirements. The graduates can apply for a job worldwide as our diplomas and degrees are recognized internationally.

Navigation courses provided by our University prepare the graduates for a wide spectrum of career opportunities in the global maritime economy.

The hands-on experience gained in the most heavily funded and fast-growing high-tech sector allows our students and graduates to acquire and develop a specific set of skills and knowledge to respond and adapt quickly to changes in the job market.

Before the satellite systems came into widespread use on land, sailors used them in their work on ships. The first prototypes of computers were utilized in science to calculate predictions of astronomical tides, which navigators analyze on a daily basis. Wind farms producing renewable energy - this is already an everyday part of a navigator's job. Your colleagues will lay fibre optic cables in the cities’ networks, you will use them to connect the continents. You will get to know the powerful force of the ocean and sea, you will visit many countries, and you will get used to working in international teams, among people of different cultures and languages. Spread your wings, rise to a challenge and follow your dreams with us.

Why is it worth it?

Navigation course opens the door to an ever-changing international job market with a choice of multiple regions, companies, and the terms of contracts.

Most graduates, within 12 months of completing the course, develop a fast track career advancement

By choosing to study Navigation at MUS, you will develop a career at sea or on land, in the maritime economy or any other field - the possibilities are endless.

Your future work will be demanding, but also, it will be a life challenge that would give a lot of satisfaction, and above all - a well-paid job. This kind of work shapes characters, the ability to adapt quickly to change and the need for continuous self-education

Our graduates gain a valuable diploma from a recognized maritime university, that is committed to keeping up to the highest international standards.

Highly skilled and experienced maritime staff among our dedicated lecturers provides a practical approach to the knowledge

You can study in an exciting, friendly city, at the university with over 70 years of history and living in the best campus in the city - university buildings, dormitories, library, reading rooms, swimming pool, clubs, theatres, cinema, parks and shopping centres - all at your fingertips, within a short – one and a half of kilometre - walking distance. From Szczecin, through Berlin (just 2h away by bus) and the nearby port of Świnoujście, you can easily get to the other European destinations by air, or by sea


Navigation graduates can take up a job not only in the maritime sectors, but also find employment opportunities in other industries on today's job market.

In particular, they can work as:

- seafarers of the operational and management level (officers and captains, master mariners) on merchant ships in international, domestic and inland navigation

- Seafarers and employees of the offshore sector, including mining and renewable energy resources services (offshore wind farms)

- in the maritime services sector: towing, waterways and marine ports construction and maintenance

- officers and captains of the modern sea fishing fleet and mariculture staff

- officers captains and masters mariners of the passenger fleet (ferries, sea and ocean-going passenger ships, cruise ships, as well as all types of commercial yachts) employees of hydrographic services, border guards, maritime SAR (Search and Rescue) service

- maritime pilots, coastal inspection stations and vessel traffic management staff

- after gaining relevant maritime experience, as technical consultants, experts on cargo operations

- insurance companies inspectors, maritime classification and certification services employees

- experts in ship equipment

- Our graduates also find employment in state and local government administration and as shipping company executives or maritime recruitment agencies

Degree Programme

Our University education program is in accordance with The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), as amended. The study plan includes 6 semesters of classes and 2 semesters of onshore (inland) and offshore internship. After the first year of study, students can choose a speciality of their choice:

1. maritime transport - prepares you for work on different types of transport ships: bulk carriers, container ships, oil tankers, gas carriers, chemical tankers, ferries, car ferries, passenger ships,

Students are obliged to pass the exams in all subjects included in the study plan. They are also required to prepare a report on their mandatory maritime internship, an engineering thesis and to pass a final exam. Graduates receive an engineer's degree. Having completed the requirements specified in the regulation of the Minister for Maritime Economy regarding the training and professional qualifications of seafarers. Graduates are qualified to become officers of the ship at the operational (officer of the watch) and management (chief officer and master mariner) level.

We encourage the graduates to take an opportunity and continue their studies in Navigation on a master's degree course. In such a case, the obligation to complete a maritime internship after the undergraduate course is postponed until the next stage of the studies is completed.

Graduate profile

Graduates from The Maritime University of Szczecin, Navigation Faculty are well prepared both theoretically and practically to work as deck officers on ships, within organizations related to maritime administration, the safety of shipping, shipowner services and other branches of the maritime industry.

Our graduates have:

excellent professional background,

modern technical knowledge,

they can speak English,

ability of self-education,

ability to implement problem-solving solutions

physical fitness

high-stress resistance

ability to work in a team,

high sense of duty and responsibility

Outlook for graduates

Navigation graduates leave our University with professional knowledge, skills and competencies in line with the requirements of the international STCW Convention. They can pursue careers in a wide range of maritime industry branches, starting from ashore services, highly specialised merchant fleet, through the fishing industry, passenger and industrial fleet.

Both, the development of sea and ocean exploration technologies and trade globalisation are providing an overall positive outlook for the world's maritime economy. Graduates in Navigation have excellent career opportunities at all kinds of transport vessels, including offshore services, oil platforms, or on the most advanced specialist, hydrographic and research vessels.

After acquiring maritime experience and the necessary work training, our graduates can easily find employment in land-based operational, technical, maritime administration services, port management, maritime classification and certification services and the maritime SAR (Search and Rescue) service.

The continuous process of implementing more and more autonomous control systems for operating equipment of the vessels will not eliminate the irreplaceable work of navigators – it will make their work easier, but responsibility for safe operations (navigation, loading and unloading) will remain placed on humans.

All candidates are expected to submit the following application documents by the admissions deadline:
Candidates need to submit the following documents – PDF forms available for download
1. Application form,
2. Personal Questionnaire,
3. Legalised /apostilled secondary school leaving certificate (1),
4. Uniform costs commitment form,
5. STCW Medical Certificate for service at Sea
6. English fluency certificate at least at B2 level (list of certificates accepted by MUS – see section DOWNLOAD)
7. 2 full-face photographs, 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (the photographs should be identical, up-to-date, clear, showing a person’s face with no headcover or dark glasses, head in a left half- profile with the whole left ear visible, face evenly lit) photos are also required in digital version (as an attachment during the admission process on the MUS website); If there is a problem with attaching the photo, the MUS Admission Commission will upload it later on.
8. Application fee (85 PLN),
9. ID (for inspection only),
10. A candidate applying for two courses within the Faculty, submits a single application, indicating the first choice course and an alternative one,
11. Candidates are required to apply via University admissions website (
To complete the application, candidates for the programmes delivered in the English language have to submit all their application documents in digital form only. However, on arrival to Poland, it is mandatory for them to complete enrolment i.e. submit all application documents in original, paper versions.
(1) Only persons who hold a secondary school leaving certificate (According to Article 69.2 of the Higher Education Act dated 20.07.2018, Poland) may apply for admission to the Maritime University of Szczecin.

Pliki do pobrania

Application form
Application form
Personal Questionnaire
Marketing survey for all candidates to study with MUS (only for Polish citizens)
5. The information clause GDPR
Uniform costs commitment form
Admission fee: PLN 85 ,
payment can be made at the University cash desk or directly to the Maritime University of Szczecin account:
Bank Pekao S.A. 91 1240 3927 1111 0011 0575 2658
IBAN PL 91 1240 3927 1111 0011 0575 2658

Tuition fee: Polish citizens - 2.300 PLN/year
foreigners from outside the European Union – 12.500 PLN / year
foreigners mentioned in article 324(2) of the Polish Higher Education Act (EU citizens, Polish Card holders, Permanent Residence Permit holders, the decision of a Polish consul certifying one’s Polish origin, refugees, Temporary Residence Card holders - family reunification, holders of PKPZJPjO certificate on Polish language fluency at min. C1 level, spouse, child or parent of a Polish citizen living in Poland) – 2.300 PLN / year
Candidate applying for two courses within one Faculty is charged only one admission fee of PLN 85
Cash office open: Mon-Fri 10.00 – 14.00.
Maritime University of Szczecin /Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2, room 101/102
70-500 Szczecin

tel. +48 91 48 09 965 (English, German)
tel. +48 91 48 09 345 (English, Spanish)
tel. +48 91 48 09 817 (Russian - only from 10.00 till 14.00 CET)

fax: +48 91 48 09 831

Enrolment for studies is conducted by the Faculty Admission Commission.
Admission results can be checked on the MUS website and they will be displayed next to the Dean's Office.
Information about being admitted to the MUS will be sent by post.
Candidates who have been refused admission through an administrative decision of the Admission Commission have the right to appeal to the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin within 14 days of receiving the decision, through the Admission Commission (applies to Polish citizens).
Candidates who have been refused admission through an administrative decision of the Admission Commission have the right to appeal to the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin within 14 days of receiving the decision (applies to foreigners).
Candidates for undergraduate Navigation course should submit, on the date fixed, the following documents to the Admission Commission, and foreigners, should submit them to persons authorised by the Rector in the International Student and Mobility Office:

1. Medical Certificate for Service at Sea in accordance with the STCW 1978 and MLC 2006 Convention or a medical certificate confirming that there are no health-related barriers for the candidate to apply to a particular degree programme.
2.Candidates who do not possess a Medical Certificate for Service at Sea in accordance with the STCW 1978 and MLC 2006 conventions will be referred during the admission procedure
for a medical examination in order to obtain a relevant medical certificate (applies only to candidates who already are in Poland or who can enter Poland with no visa).
3. Candidates may apply for Medical Certificate for Service at Sea at their place of residence. The list of authorised doctors in Poland can be found on the website of Maritime Administration in Szczecin at the address
4. In order to take part in the medical examinations, it is necessary to pay the admission fee, submit the documents and apply via the University's website - tab - Apply Now
5. Candidates who do not have a sanitary-epidemiological clearance will be referred for mandatory examination during their course (international students will be referred after the start of the academic year).
6. Medical examinations take approximately 3 working days. During the medical examination, there is a possibility of paid accommodation in the MUS dormitory (PLN 13/ day).
News related to the epidemic threat:
The initial internship takes place at the Maritime Rescue Training Centre of the Maritime University of Szczecin after the end of the enrolment process and the withdrawal of restrictions on maritime training due to the epidemic threat.
The scheduled training will be carried out using methods, techniques and precautions that ensure the safety of the participants.
If it is no possible to carry out the initial internship before the beginning of the academic year, the Rector or a person authorised by the Rector will designate another possible date for carrying out the internship.
All candidates admitted to the course will be informed, in advance, about the date of commencement of their internship.
Foreigners will start their internship on the date indicated by the Rector or by a person authorised by the Rector after the beginning of the academic year.
Information on conditions and procedures referring to initial internship:
1. The initial internship takes place at the Maritime Rescue Training Centre of the Maritime University of Szczecin (not applicable to foreigners) and lasts 2 weeks.
2. The Dean designates the date of the internship. It is possible to change the date of the internship, with the relevant request, when submitting the enrolment documents.
3. If you have certificates that are still valid for 2 years at the time you submit your enrolment documents, you can apply for exemption from the initial internship. The relevant request is required when submitting the enrolment documents. Photocopies of the certificates must be attached to the request. 4. Chargeable accommodation in the MUS dormitory is available for the duration of the internship.
5. Absence during the initial internship without an appropriate excuse will result in expulsion from the list.