Established (year): 1816
Type: Public University
Main specialization(s): International relations| Management and economics | Psychology
Rector: Professor Marcin Pałys


Nearly 60,000 people study at UW every year. The candidates are offered a broad range of courses in the fields of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as many interdisciplinary courses. In addition to the modern languages curriculum, UW offers 20 study programmes in English.

Studies at UW hold high positions in international rankings. Taking into account the total number of research universities that reaches 20 thousand, UW is among the top 2% of the world’s best universities. UW holds very good positions in comparative evaluations of the quality of education (Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking, Eduniversal Best Masters and MBA Worldwide). Out of thousands of courses worldwide, these rankings select the 200 best universities in a given discipline.

The leading concepts of the University’s activity are the unity of teaching and research, and the harmonious development of all branches of knowledge represented in its curriculum. UW employs 3,500 scholars. The University’s research teams participate in over 150 programmes per year financed by EU funds and grants of international foundations and research institutes.

UW community includes 3,000 foreigners: students, doctoral students, employees and grantees of, among others, the Erasmus programmes. With respect to academic exchanges, UW stands out not only in Poland, but also internationally, being one of the leaders of the European Commission ranking.

Programme LevelDuration Mode of studiesTuition Credits
American studiesBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year180 ECTS
European Studies – European Integration, specialization: European Politics and EconomicsBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme2800 €/year180 ECTS
American studiesMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year120 ECTS
ArcheologyBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme2000 €/year120 ECTS
ArcheologyMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme2000 €/year120 ECTS
ChemistryMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme5200 €/year120 ECTS
EconomicsMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme2100 €/year120 ECTS
English studiesBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme2500 €/year180 ECTS
English studiesMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme2500 €/year120 ECTS
Environmental managementMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme4500 €/year120 ECTS
European administrationMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme3500 €/year120 ECTS
Finance, Investments and AccountingBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme2100 €/year180 ECTS
Investments and Accounting, specialization: Quantitative FinanceMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme2100 €/year120 ECTS
International BusinessMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme4000 €/year120 ECTS
International relationsBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year180 ECTS
International relationsMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year120 ECTS
PhilosophyBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme2000 €/year180 ECTS
Political scienceBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year180 ECTS
Political scienceMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year120 ECTS
PsychologyLong cycle Master's Programme (9-12 semesters)5 yearsFull-time programme4950 €/year300 ECTS
Security studiesMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme3200 €/year120 ECTS
Internal SecurityBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme3000 €/year180 ECTS
Teaching English to Young LearnersMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme2000 €/year120 ECTS
Informatics and econometrics, specialization Data ScienceMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme2100 €/year120 ECTS
Humanitarian ActionMaster's Programme2 yearsFull-time programme6100 €/year120 ECTS
International MBAMBA2 yearsFull-time programmeN/AN/A
Executive MBAMBA2 yearsFull-time programmeN/AN/A
Journalism and Information StudiesBachelor Programme3 yearsFull-time programme3500 €/year180 ECTS