Do you have a dream to study abroad but do not want to spend a fortune for that dream to come true? Or perhaps you want to combine your career and well paid job with adventure and travel opportunities? If so, this article is for you!

As you probably suspect, this opportunity of study has nothing to do with computer science, accounting or commerce. It is a degree programme in navigation offered by Maritime University of Szczecin (MUS).


Why it is worth choosing?

Firstly, MUS is a state university which means that, similarly to non-profit organisations, its offer is not strictly commercial. The annual fee for EU citizens is only 540 EUR, so for about 2,200 EUR you may complete your BSc degree. Furthermore, the costs of living in Szczecin are much lower than in western Europe. Szczecin, called the “Paris of the North”, is only 1.5 hour drive from Berlin. Actually, it is located in the very centre of Europe.


What about the study programme?

You need to know that every maritime university degree programme in navigation has to comply with International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). In brief, if you graduate from this faculty at MUS, your qualifications will be the same as of any other graduate of navigation faculty around the world. After 4 years of studying at MUS you will become a deck officer and a Bachelor of Science. The greatest advantage however you gain when studying at MUS is that with our diploma you can already advance in your sea-going career past the rank of officer of the watch. To do that with other universities you have to complete a graduate programme. Our unique undergraduate curriculum integrates STCW operational and management levels which saves you 2 years of additional education. Needless to say, all the classes are conducted in English.


What can I do after graduation?

To sum up, after four years of study, as a MUS graduate you can start working with an international shipping company, marine services or commercial fleet with a high degree of specialization, fishing fleet, on a passenger ship, offshore vessel, drilling and production rig, survey or research vessel. Once your sea service totals about five years, you can become a Capitan of any sea-going or inland vessel. But if for some reasons you decide not to follow sea-going career, you will be more than sufficiently qualified to work on land for maritime authorities, harbour administration, technical/operating services or Search and Rescue units.


Studying starts in MUS in the last week of September. There are already confirmed candidates from Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Nigeria, Poland and Russia. Candidates from Slovakia are also welcome!

For more info on MUS go to this website:

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