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Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
44,000 3,000 9% 14:1


University of Warsaw (UW) is the leading university in Poland and an important, internationally recognized research centre, featured by prestigious international rankings. The history of the university itself stretches back to 1816, when it was founded by a decree issued by the Russian tsar, Alexander I.The University of Warsaw has a long tradition to build on, with its graduates including recognized scholars and writers, also Nobel Prize winners.

It offers courses in humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as a range of interdisciplinary programmes.

While most teaching is in Polish, the university offers more than 20 programmes which are taught in English, including economics, business, and political science.

Students at the institution also have the opportunity to take courses in one of 36 languages which are on offer.

Warsaw is an international university, with thousands of foreign students, researchers and academics, including those participating in the European Union’s Erasmus programmes.

The leading concepts of the University’s activity are the unity of teaching and research, and the harmonious development of all branches of knowledge represented in its curriculum. UW employs 3,500 scholars. The University’s research teams participate in over 150 programmes per year financed by EU funds and grants of international foundations and research institutes.

The heart of the university remains its historical main campus, in the centre of Warsaw, which includes buildings dating back to the 17th century. The natural sciences campus is more modern.

Notable Alumini:

•           Jan Olszewski (b. 1930), lawyer, politician, Prime Minister of Poland (1991–1992)

•           Janusz Onyszkiewicz (b. 1937), politician

•           Krzysztof Piesiewicz (b. 1945), lawyer, screenwriter

•           Józef Rotblat (1908–2005), physicist, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1995)

•           Stefan Sarnowski (b. 1939), philosopher

•           Yitzhak Shamir (1915–2012), 7th Prime Minister of Israel (1983–1984 and 1986–1992)

•           Waclaw Sierpinski (1882-1969), mathematician


Certificate of the English language proficiency B2 ;IELTS  6.0

First -cycle  (BA) studies  – the original of secondary school (maturity) certificate or another document (with a full list of final grades), entitling to undertake university-level study in country in which the certificate / document was issued

second-cycle (MA) studies – the higher education diploma (MA, BA, engineer diploma or equivalent) with a full list of grades obtained during the course of study, entitling to continue university-level study in country in which the diploma was issued

  BA American studies, spec. U.S. Cultural Studies
BA Archaeology
BA English Studies
BA Finance, Investments and Accounting, spec. Finance and International Investment
BA International Relations
BA Philosophy (spec. Warsaw International Studies in Philosophy)
BA Political Science
BA Undergraduate Programme in Internal Security


             Executive MBA

•          International MBA Programme

•          MA American Studies, spec. U.S. Cultural Studies

•          MA Archeology

•          MA Chemistry

•          MA English Studies

•          MA Environmental Management

•          MA European Administration

•          MA Finance, Investments and Accounting, specialization: Quantitative Finance

•          MA in Humanitarian Action

•          MA Internal Security, specialisation: Graduate Programme in Security Studies

•          MA International Business Program

•          MA International Economics

•          MA International Relations

•          MA Political Science

•          MA Psychology

•          MA Teaching English to Young Learners

•          MSc Applied Petroleum Geosciences




University of Warsaw has got six dormitories with easy connections to its campuses and city centre. The number of places in the university dormitories is limited and therefore accommodation is assigned on a ‘first come first served’ basis. A place in a dormitory is assigned for one year of studies at UW. Costs of living in dormitory: • double room: from 360 to 480 PLN per month • single room: from 450 to 600 PLN per month (plus extra costs)

Residence Halls

The University of Warsaw offers 2800 places in six residence halls situated in various parts of Warsaw. Each hall has a quiet study lounge, a TV room, a computer room and a laundry facility

UW guest houses

The University has two guest houses in which UW guests – including faculty conference attendees or visiting professors – are offered discount accommodation rates. Discounts are also available to organised groups and for longer stays.

Private flat

 In case you do not get a place in any dormitory, you should find private accommodation on your own. Rent costs: • single room: from 800 PLN per month • studio: from 1,500 PLN per month

There are a number of scholarships available within the limits defined in bilateral  agreements.

POLISH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to international candidates on the basis of bilateral agreements. Monthly scholarship amounts to 900 PLN and it is supposed to cover the accommodation (dormitory) and living costs. Studies for scholarship holders are free of charge. Scholarships are funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and administered by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. To apply for scholarship foreigners should submit suitable documents to the Polish Embassies and Consulates in their countries of residence.

They are financed either by the Polish or the foreign partner’s government, often with the aim to enhance exchange within a specific field of study.

The amount of a scholarship depends on the type of study undertaken.

It is also advisable to check with local authorities if they have a scholarship programme that includes studies in Poland.

Quick Facts





fees, not lower than the equivalent of: 2,000 EUR per year


Depending on your personal situation, lifestyle and habits you may have different needs. In practice, you will need at least PLN 1500-2000 per month in order to cover the cost of decent accommodation, pay for the local transport, and even go out occasionally. This amount should cover the costs of rent, food, clothing, personal hygiene, local transport, study materials, telephone and other expenses – however, not the tuition fee.



World University Rankings 2018     :  501-600

QS World University Ranking 2018 :  401-420


Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28 St. 00-927 Warsaw, Poland

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