Visiting Students

Processing of applications within the Visiting Students Programme is put on hold due to the global pandemic.

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 the Admissions Office.

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.

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. If enrolled at UW they may attend selected courses at chosen University of Warsaw unit. Apart from the courses at the chosen unit students can attend courses offered by two other UW units as well as Polish language and culture courses. After finishing their studies at UW 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, the applicant has to be enrolled at a Higher Education Institution outside of Poland and select UW courses for 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 according to the rates provided by the Centre

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

Applicants interested in the programme should  submit the on-line application. The application is open from the end of March till the middle of November each year.

What documents are required?

Students who want to apply to study at UW within the Visiting Student Programme should provide the IRO with:

  • University of Warsaw Application Form (signed and stamped by a representative 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)
  • Scan of a passport or a national ID

After submitting the online application the applicants are requested to send the original University of Warsaw Application Form (signed and stamped by a representative of their home institution) to the postal address of the International Relations Office of the University of Warsaw.

It takes up to three weeks for the application to be processed.

Visiting students may choose from a wide variety of courses taught in Polish and several foreign languages. The course offer of the University of Warsaw is available at