Students can explore their interests by joining the Student Scientific Society which associates over 100 members. Within the Student Scientific Society, students can involve themselves in educational activities and participate in scientific events. Student Scientific Circles, which act within the STN, promote participation in scientific life of the University, as well as represent students' scientific movement in Poland and abroad at numerous conferences and symposia organized for SKN and young researchers. Numerous scientific publications in medical journals contributed by the students are the end result of the whole year's endeavors.
During the first and second degree studies, students can join a partner university abroad or undergo a student internship in a foreign institution or company within the Erasmus program. Students who would like to be involved in the Erasmus program have the possibility to select their preferable country for studying or internship. The Erasmus program is available for: 27 countries of the European Union and 3 countries of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), with Turkey being a candidate country. Students with disabilities can participate in the Erasmus program on equal terms. There is also a program offering an active student's participation in intensive courses (departmental projects). Students can also participate in activities conducted by foreign lecturers or professionals visiting the University.
In addition, the Student Scientific Society organizes promotional campaigns and social health events. They are addressed to all age groups, including children (within the framework of the University of the First Age), high school students (in form of thematic workshops or theoretical and practical presentations) and seniors (within the framework of the University of the Third Age). Students' creativity alongside with the experience and knowledge of the academic teachers, results in innovative projects, such as events organized on an annual basis, including European Researchers' Night (Sirena and Sirius), active Open Days, or the Medical University of Silesia Foundation Day. Events addressed to people with disabilities occupy a significant place in the life of the University, aside from numerous organizational activities. Each year, on Children's Day, a sporting and recreational event is organized, called Beyond the Horizon. Its aim is, above all, the integration of children with disabilities with their peers, alongside the popularization of physical activities and encouragement of parents to spend leisure time with their children in more active ways. Another yearly event called From Another Level presents ways of removing barriers disabled people must face. This event always receives great interest and response from the social media and the public.