Practical informations


Poland belongs to the Schengen area but not the eurozone. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland offers a list of countries whose nationals DO NOT NEED A VISA to enter Poland. Nationals of countries not listed need to apply for a visa.
More details on entering Poland: entry conditions, visa types. If you need an official invitation letter from us, please mark it in the online registration form and enter required data.


In Poland the official currency is the złoty (abbreviation: zł or PLN). The approximate average exchange rate is 4.30 PLN to 1 EUR or 3.80 PLN to 1 USD. The latest exchange rates can be found here.

Payment Cards

Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted payment cards. Maestro cards are less widely accepted.

The Revolut card is also a good solution.


Polish sockets are type E standard European sockets, with a voltage of 230V/50Hz. Participants from most non-European countries, as well as the UK, Switzerland or Italy will need a plug adapter.


In September, the weather in Poland is generally warm with little rainfall although still unpredictable. The temperature is typically around 10-15o C (50-59o F) in the day but may still drop to close to 0o C on a colder night.

The actual weather forecats can be checked here.


Poland is a generally safe country with a low overall crime rate. The emergency numbers worth remembering are:

  • emergency: 112
  • police: 997
  • ambulance: 999
  • fire brigade: 998


  • Cost of living in Toruń
  • Tap water is potable in Toruń as well as in other major Polish cities.
  • Uber (or similar services) does not operate in Torun, but is available in larger cities such as Warsaw, Poznan or Gdansk.