The University of Warsaw has three campuses: Central (Śródmieście), Ochota and Służew.
The buildings of the Central University Campus are located at or close to Krakowskie Przedmieście in the city centre and house mainly the faculties of humanities and social sciences, the UW authorities and central administration offices as well as the main university library. The Faculty of Economic Science and the Faculty of Psychology as well as the institutes for English Studies and International Relations are further away, outside the campus.
The Ochota campus is the seat of science and natural science faculties and the research units. Two of the university dormitories and the sports centre are also located there. The campus is situated in the area between the streets Wawelska, Grójecka, Banacha and Żwirki i Wigury.
At the Służew Campus there is the Faculty of Management and some buildings of the Faculty of Applied Linguistics. The University of Warsaw dormitory no 5 and the Sokrates guest house are also nearby.
More information on University of Warsaw faculties is available here
There are several computer labs and spots where students can access computers and the Internet at the Central University Campus (the Old University Library, Auditorium Maximum, the University Library buildings). Faculties and institutes also provide their students with computer facilities. The University of Warsaw Electronic Student Card or an official document issues by the IRO are necessary to access the computer facilities. Wireless internet access is available in most University buildings and in the University Library. There are also many hotspots in Warsaw.
On request incoming students and faculty members may receive their personal University of Warsaw email accounts.
The University of Warsaw participates in the Eduroam project that provides wireless network at higher education institutions and research centres around the world.
University of Warsaw students and staff including exchange students who have an account in the UW Central Authentication System can use eduroam network. Before connecting for the first time it is necessary to log into the following website: https://logowanie.uw.edu.pl in order to activate the personal account.
Users from universities participating in this project can use eduroam network with their login and password from the home institution.
It is possible to create an email account @student.uw.edu.pl . Instructions are available here
The University of Warsaw Library (BUW)
The University Library is housed in one of the most modern library buildings in Europe, within a short distance from the Central University Campus. On the roof of the library there is an impressive botanical garden – one of the tourist attractions of Warsaw thanks to a panorama view over the city.
The Library has the public resource status and currently holds over 5,9 million items: books, journals and special collections. Students with a valid library account can use the general reading room, individual study booths and special collections rooms as well as computers with Internet access available in the building. Students of the University of Warsaw can also borrow books for a set period. Important: When a book becomes overdue, borrowing privileges are blocked. The Library charges a fine of 0,40 PLN per day for each overdue item.
All incoming students have access to the University of Warsaw Library using the Electronic Student Card. Visiting staff members are also entitled to make use of the library.
Faculties and research units have their own libraries with large collections of specialist literature – altogether there are 47 libraries at the University of Warsaw.
A wide range of sport courses is offered to University of Warsaw students.
The full list of sport courses and the online registration is available at the Token Registration website (the login and password will be given to each student by IRO staff upon arrival).