The purpose of this article is to present selected results of a study, which was conducted among foreigners studying at universities in Opole Province. The research was run between 82 people, among whom 91.5% were students from countries outside the EU (most of them were Ukrainians), and 8.5% were students from countries outside the EU. During the study it was found that the vast majority of students from outside the EU pay for studies in Poland, and the persons from the EU don't. The largest part of the expenditure of foreign students absorb the fees associated with accommodation and the purchase of food. In both case - students from EU and non-EU countries the most frequently reported source of financing study and stay in Poland was money obtained from the parents. Interesting is that, in the case of people from non-EU countries were also mentioned taking work (while studying in Poland or during the holidays) and use obtained in this way money to finance their studies. By comparison, none of the people from the EU - countries taking part in the study did not mention the personal earnings to finance their studies.