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University of Warsaw

Address: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland

Description University of Warsaw

  • Founded: 1816
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Number of students: more than 40,000
  • Rating in Poland: No. 1.

Warsaw University takes the leading place in the ranking of Polish universities, is included in the 300 best universities in the world, on an excellent account in Eastern Europe. A high level of teaching that meets international standards attracts students from all over the world. Here is a wide selection of specialties - the most popular faculties:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physics
  • Social sciences and management.

More than 3700 specialists teach at the university, one fifth of which are professors. About 350 international conferences and seminars are held annually at the University of Warsaw, more than 5000 scientific publications are published. The university is part of a number of European and world associations; there are exchange programs with dozens of other universities.

Research conducted at the university is funded by the state and private companies - this is more than 110 million euros per year (a third of all university funding). Competitions for grants are constantly held, grants are given for talented students.

Studies conducted within the walls of the university concern more than 3 thousand different areas and topics: students take part in them, which gives them relevant knowledge needed in their future careers. The university helps graduates find jobs and constantly conducts research in the field of each student's future career.

Another advantage of getting a higher education here is being in the very center of the Polish capital: Warsaw is developing at a tremendous pace, it is a major economic and historical center of the country. The architecture of the university is also attractive - the history of the university has more than two centuries.

Famous graduates of the University of Warsaw:

  • Henryk Sienkiewicz - writer and Nobel Prize laureate
  • Menachem Begin - Israeli Prime Minister from 1977 to 1983, Nobel laureate
  • Joseph Rotblat is an outstanding physicist and radiobiologist, Nobel Prize winner.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Warsaw

Program name


  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 4-5 years
  • Cost: from $ 4000 per year.

Courses combine theory and practical skills in a chosen field; most programs are available in English.


  • Age: 21+ years
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Cost: from $ 4000 per year.

The emphasis is on practical skills and research, participation in seminars and conferences.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has a hostel for international students. If you want to get a room here, try to submit documents in advance: unfortunately, there are not enough places for everyone who wants to stay in the hostel. Meals are possible in the cafe of the university, where prices are lower than in urban institutions.

Equipment University of Warsaw

The university has modern equipment in classrooms and dozens of laboratories. There is a library for students with 6 million books, scientific papers, magazines.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the University of Warsaw is divided into 2 semesters: autumn and spring. Additional costs range from $ 404 to $ 762 per month: accommodation, meals, transportation and communication costs, leisure activities. You can save by getting a dorm room.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the University of Warsaw, you must provide a standard package of documents and pass the entrance tests. Despite the prestige and high quality of teaching, the opening competition is small: up to 3 candidates for each place.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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