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University of Warsaw


About University


The University of Warsaw is a public university in Warsaw, Poland that was established in 1816. The University of Warsaw is Poland’s largest university, and one of its most prestigious. It offers courses in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a range of interdisciplinary programmes.

While most teaching is in Polish, the university offers more than 20 programmes taught in English, including economics, business, and political science. The heart of the university remains its historical main campus, in the center of Warsaw, which includes buildings dating back to the 17th century. 

The natural sciences campus is more modern. Five Warsaw graduates have won Nobel prizes, including the physicist Joseph Rotblat, and the former Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin. The University of Warsaw is among the top 3% of the world’s best universities. According to international rankings, it also is the best university in Poland and one of the leading ones in this region of Europe. 



The University of Warsaw consists of 24 faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Linguistics;
  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialization;
  • Faculty of Archaeology;
  • Faculty of “Artes Liberales;
  • Faculty of Biology;
  • Faculty of Chemistry;
  • Faculty of Culture and Arts;
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences;
  • Faculty of Education;
  • Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies;
  • Faculty of Geology;
  • Faculty of History;
  • Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies;
  • Faculty of Law and Administration;
  • Faculty of Management;
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics;
  • Faculty of Modern Languages;
  • Faculty of Oriental Studies;
  • Faculty of Sociology;
  • Faculty of Philosophy;
  • Faculty of Physics;
  • Faculty of Polish Studies;
  • Faculty of Political Science and International Studies;
  • Faculty of Psychology.

Student Life in Warsaw 


Warsaw is Poland’s capital and largest city, with 1.8 million inhabitants. It is on the Vistula River in the middle of the country. As you stroll the streets of the city, you’ll be struck by the versatility of Warsaw. Skyscrapers and luxury retail outlets neighbor museums and libraries in a space that feels both cosmopolitan and yet rather raw. 

Warsaw’s Old Town is the jewel in the Polish capital’s crown. It delights visitors with its colorful tenement houses and the unique atmosphere of its narrow streets. You can visit the Museum of Warsaw or follow the Old Town Cellars Route. See also the barbican and the bell on Kanonia street, take a stroll along the old city walls and take a photo of the Vistula from the observation point at Gnojna Góra. Step into the cathedral, which houses the tombs of the medieval Mazovian princes.



The University of Warsaw offers more than 2500 places in six residence halls situated in various parts of the city. Each hall has a quiet study lounge, a TV room, a computer room, and laundry facilities. Monthly rent depends on the type of room and dormitory. 



The high level of scientific research, as well as its connection with diversity and attractiveness of teaching methods, determine the highest position of the University in the country and its strong reputation worldwide recognized also by prestigious international rankings. The University employs 3’900 scholars. Their scientific inquiry extends over 1’400 research topics; students who they concurrently teach have the opportunity of joining in their research projects.

The University of Warsaw is present in more than 20 countries on 5 continents. The archaeologists have at their disposal the Research Station in Cairo. UW astronomers perform large-scale sky surveys using telescopes at the Las Campanas Observatory in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Jointly with the Carpathian University in Ivano-Frankivsk, the University plans to renew the Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory on the top of Pip Ivan Mountain (Ukraine).


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