Incoming students – Programme Erasmus+

Information regarding COVID-19

Considering the new circumstances, that we have found ourselves in, please familiarise yourself with the information below regarding the measures taken by the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies and the government of Poland.

COVID-19 Summary

Furthermore, the lectures and classes have been moved to online learning– please find the most important information regarding the conduct of your courses and requirements for the passingin the table below.

Dear Incoming Students,

Welcome to the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies! We are glad, that you are interested in our offer.

We hope, that you will find all the necessary information on our website – general information about our Faculty, scheduled Erasmus courses for the upcoming semesters, students’ life and more. Nevertheless, should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to address your concerns, comments or inquiries.

We hope you will choose our Faculty for your experience abroad and we are looking forward to receiving you at the University of Warsaw!

Why the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies?

Our educational offer consists of highly attractive and prestigious programmes conducted in both Polish and English languages. Among the English-taught programmes there are Graduate Programme in International Relations, Graduate Programme in Political Science, European Politics & Economics, Undergraduate Programme in International Relations and Undergraduate Programme in Political Science. In addition to the Erasmus courses dedicated to incoming students, the Erasmus offer is enriched by the courses from the full-time programmes.

Faculty of Political Science and International Studies has one of the most widely developed cooperation schemes at the University of Warsaw within the Erasmus+ programme. We are cooperating with over 200 universities from all over Europe under both student and employee contracts. Among our partner universities, there is the University of Oxford, University of Pantheon Sorbonne, University of SciencePo Paris, University of Heidelberg, University of Geneva, University of Helsinki and many more.

Each year, our Faculty receives over 200 short-term students, who choose to spend their Erasmus exchange at the University of Warsaw. We are delighted to see the number of students growing from year to year. Furthermore, there are over 20

research and teaching staff who are visiting our University to conduct classes for Polish and English-speaking students, as well as seminars with the teaching staff of the Faculty.

Courses for the short term international students given in the academic year 2021/22 (winter semester)

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What Erasmus students say about their UW experience?

My name is Kristof and I’m an Erasmus student at the University of Warsaw. I came to Warsaw from the University of Geneva to study International Relations at the WNPiSM faculty for a semester. Choosing the University of Warsaw appeared to be one of the best decisions in my life, my Erasmus here is a really great time filled with fun, but also a lot of discoveries, meetings with unique people and learning about things that really interest me. The University is very helpful from the very beginning of your stay until the end and, especially the Erasmus coordinator’s office which was always open and welcoming for me and all other exchange students. Warsaw is the place to come and its University is super friendly, I am sure I will never forget my Erasmus time here. This place will certainly see me come back (maybe for my Master studies, who knows…) and I’m very glad the University of Warsaw made my stay unforgettable.

Kristof, Universite de Geneve

I’m still feeling like I’m having one of the best experiences in my life despite the virus walking around. Moreover, I can assure you that our Erasmus is unique in so many ways since no one has ever gotten a chance to be an exchange student during the quarantine. The circumstances we got make us feel even closer to each other like we’re all bound by one common issue we have to bear. For me personally it’s the longest time I have to live without my parents, solving problems I’ve got on my own, no virus can make that experience go bad. It is still an opportunity to dig into other country culture, the mindset of its people. I’m beyond happy I had a chance to beat everyone in competition for Poland, Warsaw and come here. I’m even beyond happy that I’ll come back home as a very special European guest with no one to compare me to.

Dmitry, Saint Petersburg State University

What do you need to know

Academic Calendar 2019/2020

06.07 –30.09.2020Summer holidays (at least 4 weeks of continuing holidays and traineeships within study programs if required)
31.08 -13.09.2020Resit examination session for summer semester
31.08.2020Language resit exams

Academic Calendar 2020/2021

15.10.2020Winter semester begins
06.11.2020Deadline for applying to delete the course allocation from study curriculum
01.12.2020-30.12.20201st round of registration for courses in the summer semester of the academic year 2020/2021
18.01.2021Deadline for resignation from obtaining credit for a course in the winter semester
23.12.2020– 06.01.2021Winter holidays
01.02.2021– 14.02.2021Winter examination session
01.02.2021Language exams
15.02.2021– 21.02.2021Inter-semester break
22.02.2021Summer semester begins
01.06.2021Deadline for resignation from obtaining credit for a course in the summer semester
26.02.2021– 07.03.2021Resit examination session for winter semester
27.02.2021Language resit exams
01.04.2021– 06.04.2021Spring holidays
07.05.2021– 08.05.2021
(Juwenalia – Students’ Festival)04.06.2021–06.06.2021
Days without classes
1.06.2021– 30.06.20211st round of registration for whole-year and winter semester courses in the academic year 2021/2022Performing allocations of courses that a student is to complete in the winter semester and whole academic year 2021/2022
14.06.2021– 04.07.2021Summer examination session
14.06.2021Language exams
05.07.2021– 30.09.2021Summer holidays (at least 4 weeks of continuing holidays and traineeships within study programs if required)
30.08.2021- 12.09.2021Resit examination session for summer semester
30.08.2021Language resit exams

How to register for the courses?


Faculty of Political Science and International Studies offers a wide range of courses for the incoming students. The preview of the scheduled courses for a given semester is available below. The registration dates are available in the Academic Calendar. Please note, that the registration is based on the „first come first served” rule.

As an exchange student at the Faculty, you can register for courses dedicated to Erasmus students, as well as the courses offered to students of the undergraduate and graduate programmes. Please note, that the non-Erasmus courses usually have very limited availability, and only a few of the incoming short-term students will have the possibility to register. Once your admission will be confirmed, the Erasmus Office of the Faculty will provide you with detailed information about the registration.

Dropping courses

Please note, that you can freely register and unregister from the courses only during the active round (open registration). Once the registration closes, you will be required to apply to the coordinator for permission to drop the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the office hours of the Erasmus+ Coordinator?

The Erasmus+ Coordinator is available for the students during their office hours. Please check the availability of the Coordinator on the top of this page.

2. Where can I learn more about admissions?

All information about admission please visit the International Relations Office of the University of Warsaw.

3. Where do I bring my Learning Agreement?

Your Learning Agreement should be signed by you (the student), the coordinator from the sending institution and the coordinator from the receiving institution. You can submit your Learning Agreement either by coming to the office hours of the coordinator or sending a scan by email.

4. Can I send a scan of my Learning Agreement via email?

Yes, you can submit your Learning Agreement via email.

5. My USOS account does not work. Who should I contact?

If your USOS account does not work, please contact the IT Section of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies ( Sekcja Wsparcia Informatycznego WNPISM) at

6. How do I register for the courses?

The detailed instruction on how to register for the courses will be sent to you before the registration opens. Please note, that the registration operates in accordance with the „first come, first served” rule. Please, do not wait until the last moment with your registration, as you might not be able to choose the course of your interest.

7. Can I join the course, which is already full?

Yes, but in exceptional cases. Erasmus+ Coordinator can approve your application to join the course, which is already full. To be registered, you need to pick up a special form (available in the Erasmus Office), contact the lecturer about the possibility to join the course (this might depend on the room size, number of students or type of a lecture) and receive a signature on the form from the lecturer. With that form, you may proceed to the IT USOS office, whereupon the approval, you will be manually registered for the course.

8. Where can I find the contact details for the lecturer?

By clicking on the name of the lecturer in the details of the course, you should be directed to the lecturer’s page on USOS, where you can send the message directly via USOS or find the email address. If these are unavailable, please check the lecturer’s office hours. Should you be unable to find this information, please contact the Erasmus Office.