The UW’s achievements in international programmes such as Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus (34 Erasmus Mundus Action 1 & 2 projects focused on the regions of Asia, Middle East, Balkan and Latin American countries, including 4 projects – SALAM, SALAM2, SIGMA, SIGMA Agile, coordinated by the UW), Tempus, Jean Monnet Action etc. prove that the University has the relevant capacity building to ensure a qualitative organization of projects, their implementation, management, and results dissemination. Gained experience in international cooperation and in management of projects has created good conditions for internationalization of UW in an enlarged, non-EU scale.
- List of UW’s partners universities within Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects
- Erasmus Mundus Action 2 SALAM project
- List of projects on mobility and education
⇒ For more information on research projects please contact the Office for Research Administration.
⇒ For more information on staff and student mobility and education projects please contact the International Relations Office .
Project Erasmus 2014/2015 – Learning Mobility of Individuals
The University of Warsaw, founded in 1816, is the largest institution of higher education in Poland and has become the country’s leader in teaching and research. From the beginning, it has played a major role in the intellectual, political, and cultural life of Poland, and has been recognized worldwide as a leading HEI in Central Europe. Each year, the University provides education to 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 3,200 PhD candidates as well as 3,800 students of post-diploma programmes. 3,600 scholars teach and conduct research in humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as numerous interdisciplinary fields, which combine knowledge from various study and research domains. The University has actively participated in EU educational programmes, including Erasmus since 1998.
Main goals of the Erasmus+ project (Learning Mobility of Individuals – 2014/2015) at the University of Warsaw: increased mobility of students and university staff; enabling students and staff to gain international experience and improve their professional, linguistic, and multicultural competence; improved cooperation with foreign HEIs; improved quality of teaching and research; improved internationalisation and worldwide visibility of UW.
In the 2014/2015 edition of the project, the University of Warsaw cooperated with 420 HEIs under 1,100 interinstitutional Erasmus+ agreements. There were at least 2,967 completed mobilities, including 1,855 outgoing students and staff members, and 842 incoming students and academic staff members (726 and 116 respectively). Among the outgoing participants, there were 1,128 students going abroad for studies, 362 interns (both students and graduates), 224 UW academic staff members going abroad for teaching at a partner institution and 98 other staff members who participated in trainings abroad. 98 students received extra funding to cover associated costs on their Erasmus+ mobility due to their disability or difficult financial situation.
The goals of the project were fully achieved. The quality of research, teaching and innovation have been the main criterion for international partnership and alliances which, thanks to trust and sustainability, have guaranteed an added value for all parties involved. International cooperation with strategic partners is aimed at long term collaboration with special emphasis placed on mobility and joint teaching activities /degree activities.
Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth, and sport for 2014-2020. The programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion and has followed the achievements of other EU educational programmes organised for the past 25 years. Erasmus+ brings together seven European initiatives realised by the European Commission between 2007-2013: Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, and Bilateral Cooperation with industrialised countries in the field of higher education.
In Poland, Erasmus+ is centrally administered by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System ➡
Detailed information about the programme can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2016 available here ➡
A subdivision of Erasmus+ programme devoted to higher education is called Erasmus.
Erasmus funds are granted after acceptance of a project submitted in the call for applications in a given year under the following Key Actions:
- KA1 – Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries; Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
- KA2 – International programmes within Strategic Partnerships; Knowledge Alliances; Capacity building in the field of higher education
Notice: Participation in all types of projects is open to higher education institutions and companies from related partner countries with accordance to terms and conditions of a given call of proposals and a given project.
The objectives and implementation of such projects are closely related to those of Erasmus Mundus Programme.
Notice: List of partner countries eligible for the participation in the programme varies from call of proposals to call of proposals (and from project to project).
Each year, based on the Erasmus+ inter-institutional agreements and in cooperation with faculty mobility coordinators, the International Relations Office (IRO) prepares and submits to the Foundation for the Development of the Education System a new project under the framework of Erasmus – Mobility with Partner Countries (KA107). Financial support may be given to both incoming and outgoing students and staff, provided it was agreed on in a given project.
In accordance with the funds granted by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, the IRO opens calls for applications. All successful applicants (both incoming and outgoing) sign an individual scholarship agreement.
In the International Credit Mobility (ICM – KA107) project submitted in 2015, the University of Warsaw has been granted with funds for scholarships for students and staff from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, South Africa, and Serbia.
The following partner universities participate in the ICM 2015 project:
- European University of Tirana, Albania
- University of Shkodra “Luigj Garakuqi”, Albania
- University of Tirana, Albania
- University of Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- University of Montenegro, Montenegro
- University for Business and Technology-UBT, Kosovo
- University of Belgrade, Serbia
- University of Niš, Serbia
- University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
- An-Najah National University, Palestine
- Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
- University of Jordan, Jordan
- University of Johannesburg, RSA
Within the project, the following types of mobility are available:
- Student mobility for studies (5 months)
- Staff mobility for teaching (up to two weeks)
- Staff mobility for training (up to two weeks)
All mobilities must finish before 30/06/2017.
Application procedure/Admission requirements
Students and staff members interested in participation in the programme need to apply at the international relations office of their home university.
General financial rules
Students and staff visiting the University of Warsaw receive financial support (scholarship and travel allowance) from the University of Warsaw within the framework of the financial agreement signed with the Erasmus+ National Agency.
The amounts of scholarships within “Erasmus – International Credit Mobility” projects (with Partner Countries) were set for all the countries and are not subject to changes. More information can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2015, pp. 46-47.
Individual scholarship (support in covering the cost of living in the host country)
- Incoming students from partner countries – € 750 / month
- UW students visiting partner countries – € 650 / month
- Incoming staff from partner countries – € 140 / day up to 14 days
- UW staff visiting partner countries – € 160 / day up to 14 days
Travel allowance – As per the distance calculator
A lump sum for travel costs is also provided to scholarship holders depending on the distance from home country to receiving country:
Travel distances (km) → €/participant
100 – 499 km → 180 €
500 – 1999 km → 275 €
2000 – 2999 km → 360 €
3000 – 3999 km → 530 €
4000 – 7999 km → 820 €
≥ 8000 km →1100 €
In the International Credit Mobility (ICM – KA107) project submitted in 2016, the University of Warsaw has been granted with funds for scholarships for students and staff from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Montenegro, Palestine, Russia, RSA, Serbia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and USA.