Incoming and outgoing students and staff
In 2015 more than 7,400 UW affiliates and students went abroad. Students take part in grant and internship programmes, academics teach and participate in research projects and conferences, and general staff participate in training. Meanwhile, more than 5,400 people came to UW from abroad. Our University is the most frequently chosen by international students out of all Polish universities. The number of undergraduates, postgraduates and scholarship holders under various international exchange programmes keeps growing.
In 2015/2016 the University’s community includes 4181 international students: 1953 at on 1st cycle (bachelor) and 2nd cycle (master) courses or long cycle (uniform) Master’s studies, 265 at on doctoral (3rd cycle) programmes, 1963 came to UW for a period up to one academic year. International exchange for students, doctoral students and employees is organised under:
LLP Erasmus, Erasmus+ In terms of academic exchange the University of Warsaw stands out not only among Polish universities but also internationally. In 2013, the European Commission selected – out of more than 3,000 higher education institutions from various countries – 100 universities which have been successful in student exchange. UW ranked 7th in this list.
For its active LLP Erasmus participation, the University of Warsaw has received many awards from the European Commission and the Erasmus managing foundation for Poland. Our awards include: the Golden Erasmus, Mobility Friendly University, Erasmus Success Story – twice Honourable Mention.
In December 2013 University if Warsaw was awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the whole period of the Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020). Erasmus+ mobility projects are financed through European Union funds under the Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals. University of Warsaw exchanges students and staff with the schools from programme countries and partner countries.
The University is mostly visited by students from Spain, Germany, Italy, France and Turkey.
More information for Exchange and Guest Students
Erasmus Mundus projects
UW not only participates in EU exchange programmes but also coordinates projects to encourage both students and staff to go abroad:
- SALAM 1, SALAM 2 – Study Abroad Learning And Mobility for promoting structured cooperation and European higher education for Iran, Iraq and Yemen. UW leads a consortium of 16 universities.
- SIGMA, SIGMA Agile – Critical Skills Learning for Innovation, Sustainable Growth, Mobility and Employ Ability in the Multicultural Environment of the Western Balkans, with 20 participating universities.