If you are applying to the following programmes: Navigation, Mechanical engineering and Mechatronics, it is obligatory for you to submit an International Medical Certificate for service at Sea/ Medical Fitness Certificate for seafarers
– this is a formal confirmation that you fulfil all health-related requirements to work as a seaman in the future. The certificate has to be compliant with STCW’78 convention and with MLC 2006
regulations. It may be issued only by specifically authorised doctors
. You may only receive the certificate after going through detailed medical examinations and tests (including complete blood count, OB, blood sugar level, urine test, chest X-ray, neurological, ENT, ophthalmological and general medical examinations). The tests are extremely important as there are numerous diseases / conditions which might prevent you from following a career at sea therefore it is crucial to make sure you check your eligibility before you start studying for a profession you might never be able to perform. Please note that there are different types of health certificates depending on which ship department you are planning to work in (deck, engine room) - so do not forget to inform your doctor about your academic /professional interests. The list of authorised doctors should be available with maritime administration of your country or at the ministry of transport/ maritime economy. If you are already in Poland you may obtain your health certificate from the doctors listed here: https://www.ums.gov.pl/dokumenty-marynarzy/9-informacje/44-lekarze-uprawnieni-do-przeprowadzania-badan-profilaktycznych-marynarzy.html
(it is also possible to do it in Szczecin, the cost is about PLN 400). Please note that Medical Fitness Certificate for seafarers compliant with STCW’78 convention and MLC 2006 is always issued in national language and
in English (or in English only).