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Uniwersytet Warszawski
Warsaw University



Address Warsaw University
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28 00-927
Tel. No. +48 22 552 03 55
Fax No. +48 22 552 40 01
E-mail address
Faculties & Colleges
  • Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East-Slavonic Philologies
  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Rehabilitation
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies
  • Faculty of Geology
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Journalism and Political Science
  • Faculty of Law and Administration
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics
  • Faculty of Modern Languages and Oriental Studies
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Polish Philology
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Type of courses Full-time and part-time
    Length of courses 5-years (MA, MSc, MBA programmes)
    3-years (BA programmes) + 2-years (MA additional programmes)
    1-year or 2-years (post-graduated programmes)
    3-4-years doctoral programmes.
    Date of commencement October 1
    Class size From 10-15 persons to 25-30 persons
    Accommodation Available (see below)
    Financial assistance Foreign students may obtain financial aid through the Polish Government or the university co-operated with Warsaw University (inter-university co-operation programmes).
    Admission requirements See below
    Student profile
  • National/Overseas students - Polish citizens: 54,553 (98,2%) / Overseas: 968 (1.8%) (January 2001)
  • Men/Women - Men: 19,321/ Women: 36,200 (January 2001)
  • Age range - Most of students are 19-24 years old.
  • Contact for application Ewa Kochanska-Kapuscinska
    Director of the Student Affairs
    OfficeAddress: Biuro Spraw Studenckich, Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
    Tel. +48-22 552 04 24; 552 07 57


    Faculties & Colleges

    Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East-Slavonic Philology

    Institutes of: Applied Linguistics, Russian Studies
    Chairs of: Byelorussian, Ukrainian, Foreign Languages for Specific Purposes
    Fields of study: Applied Linguistics, Byelorussian Philology, Russian Philology, Ukrainian Philology.
    Staff: 113
    Students: 2,433
    Dean: Prof. Antoni Semczuk, Szturmowa 4, 02-678 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 42 22; 553 43 50

    Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Social Prevention

    Institutes of: Applied Social Sciences, Centre for Research on Politics and Higher Education, Social Prevention and Social Rehabilitation
    Fields of study: Applied Social Studies, Social Prevention and Social Rehabilitation
    Staff: 119
    Students: 2,825
    Dean: Prof. Marcin Król, Zurawia 4, 00-503 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 553 16 26

    Faculty of Biology

    Institutes of: Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology and Experimental Plant Biology
    Fields of study: Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Protection.
    Staff: 151
    Students: 684
    Dean: Prof. Michal Kozakiewicz, Miecznikowa 1, 02-926 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 11 04

    Faculty of Chemistry

    Laboratories of: Applied Analytical Chemistry, Basic Aspects of Analytic Chemistry, Carbohydrate Research, Crystallochemistry, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Flow Analysis and Chromatography, Interfacial Electrochemistry, Molecular Interactions, Molecular Spectroscopy, Natural Products Analysis, Organic Electrochemistry, Peptides, Physical Organic Chemistry, Physicochemical Fundamentals of Chemical Technology, Physicochemistry of Dialectrics and Magnetics, Plasma Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Streocontrolled Organic Synthesis, Chemistry Teaching Methodology, Theory and Applications of Electrodes, Theory of Biopolimers.
    Field of study: Chemistry
    Staff: 133
    Students: 652
    Dean: Prof. Stanislaw Glab, Pasteura 1, 02-093 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 822 09 75; (+48 22) 554 40 00

    Faculty of Economic Sciences

    Chairs of: Banking and Finances, Computer Sciences in Business and Economic Analyses, Economic History, Economic Policy, History and Economic Thought, International Economic Relations, Macroeconomics and Foreign Trade Theory, Microeconomics, Political Economy, Statistics and Econometrics, Theory of Economic Development
    Field of study: Economics, Econometrics, Finances and Banking.
    Staff: 78
    Students: 2,061
    Dean: Prof. Marian Wisniewski, Dluga 44/50, 00-241 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 91 11; 554 91 26

    Faculty of Education

    Chairs of: Biomedical Bases of Human Development and Upbringing, Continuous Education and Adult Education, Didactics, Education and Upbringing History, Educational Techniques, Elementary Education, Social Education, Theory of Education
    Fields of study: Elementary Education, Pedagogics
    Staff: 90
    Students: 3,106
    Dean: Prof. Alicja Siemak-Tylikowska, Mokotowska 16/20, 00-561 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 08 18; 629 34 04

    Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies

    Institutes of: Developing Countries, Economic and Regional Geography, Physical Geography, Social.
    Chair of: Cartography
    Field of study: Geography and Regional Studies
    Staff: 94
    Students: 1,462
    Dean: Prof. Maria Skoczek, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 06 31

    Faculty of Geology

    Institutes of: Basic Geology, Geochemistry, Hydrology and Engineering Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography.
    Chair of: Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
    Field of study: Geology
    Staff: 89
    Students: 723
    Dean: Prof. Bronislaw Matyja, Zwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 00 00; 554 00 11

    Faculty of History

    Institutes of: Archaeology, Art History, History, Musicology, Scientific Information and Book Studies, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
    Fields of study: Archaeology, Ethnology, History, Art History, Musicology, Scientific Information and Book Studies
    Staff: 248
    Students: 4,545
    Dean: Prof. Piotr Bielinski, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 552 05 45

    Faculty of Journalism and Political Science

    Institutes of: International Relations, Journalism, Political Sciences, Social PoliticsFields of study: International Relations, Journalism, Political Sciences, Social Politics
    Staff: 164
    Students: 6,338
    Dean: Prof. Grazyna Ulicka, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-047 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 57 91; (+48 22) 552 02 18

    Faculty of Law and Administration

    Institute of: Civil Law, History of Law, International Law, Legal and Administrative Theory, Penal Law, Public and Constitutional Law
    Fields of study: Law and Administration (College International de Droit Francais and Europeen, Centre for British and European Law, Centre of German and European Law, American Law Center)
    Staff: 174
    Students: 6,561
    Dean: Prof. Tadeusz Tomaszewski, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 96 06; (+48 22) 552 03 95

    Faculty of Management

    Chairs of: Organisation and Management of Business Companies, Organisational Theory, Legal Problems of Administration and Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods of Management, Psychology and Sociology of Organisation, Systems of Management, Theory of National Economy
    Field of study: Management (MBA jointly with University of Illinois, the USA)
    Staff: 89
    Students: 4,795
    Dean: Prof. Kazimierz Ryc, Szturmowa 3, 02-678 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 40 00; 553 40 02

    Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics

    Institutes of: Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Computer Science, Mathematics Fields of study: Computer Science, MathematicsStaff: 161
    Students: 1,760
    Dean: Prof. Stefan Jackowski. Banacha 2, 02-097 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 40 00;
    (+48 22) 554 42 14;

    Faculty of Modern Languages and Oriental Studies

    Institutes of: English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Iberian Studies, Oriental Studies
    Chairs of: Hungarian Studies, Italian Philology, Formal Linguistics
    Fields of study: English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Hungarian Studies, Iberian Studies, Italian Philology, Oriental Studies (Arabian Studies, African Studies, Ethiopian Studies, Hebrew Studies, Indology, Japanese Studies, Mongolian Studies, Sinology, Turkish Studies)
    Staff: 300
    Students: 3,929
    Dean: Prof. Emma Harris, Browarna 8/10, 00-311 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 09 50; 552 09 58


    Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology

    Institutes of: Philosophy, Sociology
    Fields of study: Philosophy, Sociology.
    Staff: 133
    Students: 1,377
    Dean: Prof. Jan Weglenski, Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 552 01 52,

    Faculty of Physics

    Institutes of: Astronomy-Astronomical Observatory, Experimental Physics, Geophysics, Theoretical Physics
    Chair of: Mathematical Methods in Physics
    Fields of study: Astronomy, Physics.
    Staff: 190
    Students: 1,176
    Dean: Prof. Katarzyna Chalasinska-Macukow, Hoza 69, 00-681 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 20 00; (+48 22) 553 21 23; (+48 22) 553 21 56

    Faculty of Polish Philology

    Institutes of: Classics, Cultural Studies, Polish Culture, Polish Language, Polish Literature, Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners (Polonicum), Classics, Slavonic Philologies
    Chair of: General Linguistics and Baltic Studies
    Fields of study: Baltic Studies, Classics, Cultural Studies, Polish Philology, Slavonic Philologies
    Staff: 169Students: 4,491
    Dean: Prof. Stanislaw Dubisz, Obozna 8, 00-332 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 04 28

    Faculty of Psychology

    Chairs of: Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Development Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Individual Differences, Psychology of Learning and Memory, Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, Social Psychology
    Field of study: Psychology
    Staff: 74
    Students: 1,369
    Dean: Prof. Danuta Kadzielawa, Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 97 05; 554 97 06

    Other units

    American Studies Center

    Director: Prof. Zbigniew Lewicki
    Niepodleglosci 22, 02-656 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 845 10 21; (+48 22) 553 33 00
    Field of study: Cultural Studies
    Students: 366

    British Studies Centre

    Director: Prof. Grazyna Bystydzienska
    Nowy Swiat 4, 00-497 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 625 41 39

    Centre de Civilisation Francaise et d'Etudes Francophones aupres de l'Universite de Varsovie

    Director: Olivier Jacquot
    Obozna 8, 00-332 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 77 91; (+48 22) 552 00 00

    Centre for Archaeological Research at Novae

    Director: Prof. Piotr Dyczek
    Zwirki i Wigury 97/99, 02-089 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 823 62 29; (+48 22) 554 70 00

    University Centre for Environmental Studies

    Director: Anna Kalinowska, PhD
    Zwirki i Wigury 93, 02-089 Warszawa
    tel. (+48 22) 822 22 61; (+48 22) 554 00 00

    Centre for Europe

    Director: Prof. Alojzy Nowak
    Niepodleglosci 22, 02-656 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 33 01; 553 33 03
    Students: 520

    Centre for Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Humanities

    Director: Prof. Jerzy Axer
    Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046, tel. (+48 22) 552 00 00; (+48 22) 826 82 50
    Students: 418

    Centre for Foreign Language Teaching

    Director: Janina Furgalowa, MA
    Nowy Swiat 69, B, 00-046 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 02 28

    Centre for Latin-American Studies (CESLA)

    Director: Prof. Andrzej Dembicz
    Zurawia 4, 00-503 Warszawa, tel.(+48 22) 625 30 98; (+48 22) 553 16 00

    Centre for Open Multimedia Education

    Director: Prof. Grazyna Wieczorkowska-Nejtardt
    Smyczkowa 11/2a, 02-678 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 853 76 70

    Centre for Russian and East Europeans Studies

    Director: Prof. Michal Dobroczynski
    Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa
    tel. (+48 22) 552 08 83

    Centre for the Study of Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe

    Director: Prof. Jerzy Axer
    Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa
    tel./fax (+48 22) 828 02 84; (+48 22) 552 00 00

    Centre of Studies in Territorial Self-Government and Local Development

    Director: Prof. Andrzej Piekara
    Nowy Swiat 4, 00-497 Warszawa, tel./fax (+48 22) 553 10 00
    Students: 1,180

    Chaire UNESCO du Developpement Durable de l'Universite de Vaersovie

    Director: Prof. Bogdan Jalowiecki
    Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 01 06

    Comite Polonais de l'Alliance Francais

    Secretary general: Zdzislaw Rylko, PhD
    Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 03 51; (+48 22) 552 06 69

    European Institute for Regional and Local Development

    Director: Prof. Grzegorz Gorzelak
    Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warszawa, tel./fax (+48 22) 826 16 54; (+48 22) 552 00 00
    Students: 53

    Foreign Language Teacher Training Centre

    Director: Anna Murkowska, PhD

    Englis Language Teacher Training College
    Nowy Swiat 4, 00-497 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 629 21 79; (+48 22) 553 10 00

    French Language Teacher Training College

    Al. Niepodleglosci 22, 02-653 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 33 00; (+48 22) 845 11 13

    German Language Teacher Training College

    Al. Niepodleglosci 22, 02-653 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 553 33 00; (+48 22) 849 70 12
    Students: 897

    Heavy Ion Laboratory

    Director: Prof. Bogdan Jastrzebski
    Pasteura 5A, 02-093 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 822 21 23; (+48 22) 554 60 00

    Interdisciplinary Centre for Behavioural Genetics

    Director: Prof. Jan Strelau
    Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, tel: (+48 22) 554 97 40

    Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling

    Director: Prof. Marek Niezgódka
    Pawinskiego 5A, D, 02-106 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 874 91 00; (+48 22) 874 9110; fax (+48 22) 874 91 15

    Inter-Faculty Institute for Social Studies

    Director: Prof. Janusz Grzelak
    Stawki 5/7, 00-183 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 554 30 00; (+48 22) 831 51 53

    Physical Education and Sports Centre

    Director: Zbigniew Rusek, MA
    Krakowskie Przedmiescie 1, 00-047 Warszawa, tel: (+48 22) 552 02 00; (+48 22) 552 02 35

    Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology

    Director: Prof. Michal Gawlikowski
    Nowy Swiat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 826 52 16; (+48 22) 552 00 00

    University Centre for Technology Transfer

    Director: Wojciech Dominik, PhD
    Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warszawa, tel: (+48 22) 824 39 12; fax: (+48 22) 824 38 94

    Interdisciplinary Study Programmes

    Individual Inter-Faculty Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

    Director: Prof. Andrzej Hennel
    Pasteura 7, 02-093 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 658 22 52; (+48 22) 554 50 00
    Students: 458

    Inter-Faculty Study Programme in Environmental Protection

    Director: Prof. Ewelina Kantowicz
    Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warszawa, tel. (+48 22) 552 06 69; (+48 22) 826 19 65
    Students: 418

    An Overview of Warsaw University

    Warsaw University was founded in 1816. It is a state-owned institution authorised to confer university degrees and titles. Its main activities are:
  • Educating students in a given branch of knowledge and preparing them to practise their professions,
  • Carrying out scientific research,
  • Preparing candidates for independent research and didactic work.
  • The University's main financial resources derive from founds from the national budget and other sources, e.g. grants for developing research obtained from a wide range of government and private institutions.

    Warsaw University has 5,300 employees, in which there are over 2,600 faculty members (including 777 professors).

    Warsaw University enrols, together with postgraduates, 54,553 students, including over 25,000 full-time and more than 27,000 other students. The University has for years attracted the interest of young people aspiring to acquire higher education. Over the years it has been rated first place in Polish universities rankings published by the press.


    Director: Henryk Hollender, PhD
    Dobra 56/66, 00-312 Warsaw
    tel./fax: (+48 22) 552 50 60, (+48 22) 550 50 73

    The University Library in Warsaw was founded in 1816 as a part of the Royal University of Warsaw. Its first director was the great Polish lexicographer Samuel Bogumil Linde (1771 - 1847).

    Nowadays University Library is housed in new building, opened in 1999 by the Pope John Paul II.

    The general constructional outlines of the new building of the Library and subsequently the definite design aimed at creating an open-space library with free access to its collections. It resulted from a conviction that the spatial arrangement has a decisive influence on the quality of work carried out on the premises of the library. An academic free-access library does away with the distinction between the storerooms and reading rooms (with the librarian serving as an intermediary). The new design has as its assumption a logically ordered intermingling of the shelf and reader zones by creating generally accessible areas with book racks surrounded by a diversified arrangement of readers' desks.

    An arcade 'street' leads up to the main entrance at Level 0 surmounted by an open book with the dictum HINC OMNIA; here we can find the reception hall, cloakrooms, an exhibition room and a restaurant. There is no more free-access space on this level, the rest of it being a storeroom of a 'compact' type (i.e. with movable racks) containing books inaccessible to the reader, especially those published before 1980. These stocks are made available only in the reading room on Level 2. The 'compact' storeroom of 4 000 m2 contains 1.5 million volumes. In its very centre is the treasure house of the Library.

    An imposing stairway - seven metres wide - leads from the reception hall to the main hall with information desks and catalogues on Level 1 and then to the main reading room on Level 2. On Level 1 are the departments of formal and thematic processing, but the greater part of the floor is an area of free access. The catalogue hall on Level 1 - of key importance to the reader - is three-storey high and covered with a glass roof. The general information and catalogue desk supplies the reader with all the information he needs to make his way in the Library. A natural back-up is provided by the Scientific Information and Educational Unit.

    The free-access collections on Level 1 encompass the following domains:
    Philosophy. Psychology. Education
    Historical Sciences
    Linguistics. Literature
    Geography. Mathematical, Natural and Applied Sciences.

    These domains are divided into sections according to the 'tree-like' classification structure with the reader being guided by a visual information system. The pressmark (reference number) label provides detailed information on the subject matter of the book and can be searched out in the computer catalogue. The colour of the label indicates whether the book can be taken out on loan.

    The reading room, two-storey high and with a glass roof, is on Level 2. There are places for 120 readers who have at their disposal a collection of 15 000 books covering a general range of topics: General Works. Library Sciences. On the right-hand side the readers have access to current journals and magazines (from the last two years) with about 8 000 titles available. The area is characterised by a diversified arrangement of shelves and racks in correspondence with the different format of the journals.

    The free-access collections on Level 2 encompass the following domains:
    Social Sciences. Anthropology.
    Law. Political Science.
    Music. Architecture. Fine Arts.

    The last floor, Level 3, has a distinctly dual function. Its northern side is also a free-access area with a similar arrangement as on the lower floors, except for the type of worktables. There are no traditional worktables shared with others - besides individual desks there are numerous single booths. In this area of limited free access research workers have at their disposal nineteenth century publications. The reserved collections in the southern part are grouped into the following sectors ('galleries'): Manuscripts, Maps, Etchings, Old Printed Texts, Music, and Documentation of Social Life.

    Library stocks consist of 1,540,000 books, 610,000 journals and magazines, 302,000 items in the reserved collections and the current subscription of 1,200 titles of foreign journals and magazines. All works published after 1994 are enlisted in the computer catalogue; the card catalogue has not been updated since 1998.

    The computer catalogue (online) contains about 170 000 bibliographical descriptions and 240 000 items - of which 24 000 bibliographical descriptions and 37 000 items refer to the libraries of the respective University departments.

    The Central File of Normalised Entries enhances joint cataloguing and maintains consistency of databases of over twenty co-operating libraries, among others the university libraries in Karaków, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lublin and Torun. The File contains 280 000 formal entries and 40 000 thematic entries compatible with the language of thematic entries (KABA) developed at the University Library. The English and French equivalents of the thematic entries serve as cross-references to the entries in Polish. It should be noted that thematic entries were not attributed to books published before 1994.

    Warsaw University Library offers 110 computers available to the readers, grouped into the following categories:
    - 21 computers: those with access to the main catalogue of the Library (OPAC) only and those with additional access to the temporary database of the Educational Books Collection (UNIKAT),
    - 31 computers with access to the main catalogue of the Library, to databases on CD-ROMs and to online journals and magazines,
    - 30 computers with full access to the Internet and local networks,
    - 24 computers in individual booths with full access to the Internet and local networks with the option of individual work (Microsoft Office),
    - 4 computers adapted to the needs of visually impaired persons (two in individual booths and two free-access ones).
  • Additionally, twelve individual booths have facilities for the installation of the reader's own computer. There are twelve computers in the reading room; some of them equipped with CD-ROM drives.
  • In addition to the University's general collection, each faculty and institute maintains its own specialised library, with books and periodicals relevant to the research needs of its members.


    According the new National Health Care Service reform all students of Warsaw University can acquire the services of National Health Care System. Part-time students, unlike the regular day students, are not eligible for any other welfare benefit (University student dormitories, scholarships, etc.)

    Students in all courses of study are eligible for the accident insurance offered by Polish insurance agencies. It covers the whole academic year and the holidays. It is up to the student to choose the amount insured.

    Detailed information concerning the health requirements people entering Poland must meet as well as information on other kinds of insurance can be obtained from Polish Consulates.


    Foreign students may use all Warsaw University student houses. Polish Government grant holders are automatically entitled to accommodations. Under international agreements, Poland also provides them with scholarships and covers full board. The level of the scholarship depends, in each case, on the housing costs. Accommodations in a student house range from 290 to 360 PLN per month depending on its standard. Total monthly aid is ca. 1,000 PLN.

    Similarly, Warsaw University grant holders, who come to Poland on the basis of agreements between Polish and foreign universities, are provided with this package.

    Students who choose to study at Warsaw University on foreign currency payment basis, may reside at student dormitories provided they have booked them earlier (that is, at least a few weeks before the beginning of the academic year). Normally there are no places to be offered during the academic year.

    At present the University offers accommodation in six student dormitories in Warsaw. They include the following:
  • No 1 - address: Zwirki i Wigury 97/99, 02-089 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28 - bus line 175);
  • No 2 - address: Zwirki i Wigury 95/97, 02-089 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28 - bus line 175);
  • No 3 - address: Kickiego 9/12, 04-373 Warszawa, (transport from Nowy Swiat - bus line 102);
  • No 4 - address: Ludwika Zamenhofa 10, 00-197 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - bus line 111);
  • No 5 "Jasna Polana" - address: Smyczkowa 5/7, 02-678 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - bus line 174);
  • No 6 - address: Radomska 11, 02-232 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - bus line 175). The University also offers short term accommodations. These include Warsaw University Hotel "Hera", Belwederska 26/30, 00-594 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - bus lines 116, 122, 195, 503) and Warsaw University Hotel "Socrates", Smyczkowa 9, 02-678 Warszawa, (transport from the main campus - bus line 174).

  • First-year foreign students, who are Republic of Poland grant holders, are offered accommodations by the Student Affairs Office.


    Applicants seeking admission to Warsaw University must meet the requirements laid down by Polish law and the University's regulations. They comprise of the following:
  • meeting the standard of qualifications normally required to be admitted to a university in the applicant's country of permanent residence analogous to Polish certificates (certificate of secondary education, Bachelor's or Master's degrees);
  • submitting an application for enrolment addressed to the Rector of Warsaw University;
  • submitting an application form including curriculum vitae and a completed questionnaire;
  • submitting a medical certificate confirming the applicant's physical condition is adequate for studying in a given major;
  • proof of completion of a preparatory course as designated by the Ministry of Education or confirmation from course providers or the university that the applicant's background and Polish language ability are sufficient to study in Poland;
  • four passport-size photographs.
  • Certain majors have additional requirements, e.g:
  • Faculty of Modern Languages - an interview/test in foreign languages;
  • Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences - a test in Polish, knowledge of spoken and written Polish;
  • Faculty of Management- an interview;
  • Faculty of Chemistry - an interview;
  • Faculty of Psychology - an interview.
  • Entry requirements for doctoral studies, research training and postgraduate studies include a Master's degree from a recognised university or institution of higher education in the applicant's country of permanent residence.

    All documents from applicants interested in studying in Poland must be received by the given faculties by the fixed deadlines. In most cases the deadline is in the beginning of June.

    Foreigners who do not speak Polish must enrol in Polish language courses at one of the centres recognised by the Polish Ministry of Education. Such courses are offered by:

    * University of Lódz Polish Language Centre for Foreigners
    Kopinskiego 16/18, 90-232 Lódz,
    tel. (+ 48 42) 635 40 30

    * Jagiellonian University Polish Institute
    Jodlowa 13, 30-252 Kraków,
    tel. + (48 12) 422 49 94

    The above mentioned centres focus their teaching on the foreign student's active use of Polish on a university level and in helping them to acquire the knowledge expected from applicants entering the university. A faculty's requirements may be different from those in the applicant's home country, which may result from differences in secondary school curricula between Polish and foreign schools. Foreigners are also taught the necessary Polish terminology for study in specific majors, as well as basic information about Poland and its culture.

    Summer courses of Polish language and culture are also organised by the Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners "Polonicum" within the Faculty of Polish Philology at Warsaw University. These courses are designed for students speaking Polish at an elementary level.

    * Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners "Polonicum"
    Warsaw University
    Krakowskie Przedmiescie 32
    00-927 Warszawa
    tel./fax: (+48 22) 552 15 30; 552 15 31


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