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.
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!
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
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 2020/21
Dean’s Plenipotentiary for Erasmus+ Programme
Anita Budziszewska MA
Erasmus Office Staff
Erasmus Office Assistant
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies University of Warsaw
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
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 2019/20
Winter semester 1.10.2019 – 16.02.2020
Winter Examination Period 28.01.2020 – 9.02.2020
Winter Retake Examination Period 28.02.2020 – 5.03.2020
Summer Semester 17.02.2020 – 30.09.2020
Summer Examination Period 15.06.2020 – 5.07.2020 Summer Retake Examination Period 31.08.2020 – 13.09.2020
Academic Calendar 2020/21
Winter semester 1.10.2019 – 16.02.2020
Winter Examination Period 28.01.2020 – 9.02.2020
Winter Retake Examination Period 26.02.2021 – 7.03.2021
Summer Semester 18.02.2021 – 30.09.2021
Summer Examination Period 14.06.2021 – 4.07.2021 Summer Retake Examination Period 30.08.2021 – 12.09.2021
Registration for courses
The registration for the winter term usually starts September 13th and finishes in the middle of October.
The registration for the summer term usually starts February 5th and finishes in the middle of March.
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies is located at the Main Campus of the University of Warsaw (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) in the very heart of Warsaw.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.