Visiting Students


The University of Warsaw (UW) encourages all international students to benefit from its educational offer. If you are interested in long-term studies with the possibility to get a degree, please contact our Admissions Office, e-mail:

If you wish to study for up to two semesters, the University of Warsaw offers the Visiting Student Programme – on a payment basis. The application deadlines are:

  • for the winter semester and full academic year – May 15th
  • for the summer semester – November 15th

Late applications may be subject to rejection. Remember that the original University of Warsaw Application Form has to be sent to IRO UW by post. 

How does the Visiting Student Programme work?

Visiting Student Programme is tailored for international students who wish to study at the University of Warsaw for one or two semesters and they cannot arrive to the University within any agreement (Erasmus+, bilateral, governmental, etc.). If enrolled to UW they may attend selected courses at chosen university unit in both Polish and foreign language. Apart from the courses at the chosen unit students can attend Polish language and culture courses. After finishing their short-term study and passing exams Visiting Students receive Transcripts of Records. There is no degree granted to those students.

How can I become a Visiting Student?
In order to become a Visiting Student, an international student has to be a student enrolled at a university abroad and undertake courses of at least 15 ECTS/semester. After having paid the fee for 15 ECTS a Visiting Student is entitled to obtain a  University of Warsaw Electronic Student Card.

Visiting Students study at UW on a payment basis. Below you can find the pricelist.


University of Warsaw units

Cost per

1 ECTS credit

Human Sciences
Faculty of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Faculty of History, Faculty of Modern Languages, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Faculty of Polish Studies, Institute of Philosophy
45 EUR
Social Sciences
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialisation, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies , Faculty of Law and Administration, Faculty of Management,  Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies, Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Sociology, Institute of Americas and Europe, Centre for Europe, Centre for Foreign Language Teacher Training and European Education, Centre for Local Government and Development Studies
50 EUR
Natural Sciences
Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Geology,
60 EUR
Exact Sciences
Faculty of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, Faculty of Physics
70 EUR
Centre for Foreign Language Teaching
paid directly to the Centre

Price of courses offered by other units than listed above is decided upon request by the unit representative (director/ dean/ mobility departmental coordinator).

Applicants interested in the programme should first complete our on-line application form on The application is opened from 15th March till 15th November, each year. One will also find frequently asked questions (FAQ) and basic information there.

What documents are required?
International students who want to apply for a Visiting Student Programme should provide UW with:

  • Visiting Student UW application form (signed and stamped by home institution)
  • Transcript of Records from recent studies or copy of last achieved diploma
  • motivation letter
  • language certificate (at least at B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages set by the Council of Europe or any equivalent)
  • scan of a passport or a national ID

Application procedure lasts at least 3 weeks and all applicants are informed on its result (acceptance or refusal).

Candidates’ applications can be verified once application online is submitted and the hardcopy of the UW Application Form is delivered by post to UW International Relations Office.

International students may choose from a wide variety of courses taught in Polish and foreign languages. A full catalogue of courses offered by the University of Warsaw is available at

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact:
Ms. Klementyna Kielak
UW International Relations Office
Tel. +48 22 55 24070