University of Warsaw Useful tips

Weather

Poland’s climate is moderately warm, transitional. The weather varies, with summer averages between 16 and 20°C (60–68°F) and winter between -6 and 0°C (21–32°F). July is the warmest month, January is the coldest. Hot days, with a temperature of at least 25°C, occur in Poland from May to September. November is the cloudiest month, while the least cloud cover is in August and September.

 

If you come to Poland for a whole year, you should take with you both a warm down jacket, a hat, gloves, an umbrella and light clothes for the summer days.

 

Living costs

Cinemas, theatres, museums and many other places offer students concession rates. You need to remember to always have your student ID card on you.

 

Compared to other parts of Europe, Poland is attractive in terms of living costs. Accommodation and public transport rates are very affordable.

  • a place in a student residence hall: 70-140 euro monthly (300-580 PLN)
  • a double hotel room: 35-100 euro per day (150-450 PLN)
  • a monthly season ticket for all means of transport in Warsaw: normal 27 euro (110 PLN), half-rate (for students) 14 euro (55 PLN)
  • a theater ticket: 7-24 euro (30-100 PLN)
  • a cinema ticket: 3-7 euro (12-30 PLN)
  • a ticket to the National Museum in Warsaw: normal 4-5 euro (15-20 PLN), half-rate (for students) 3-4 euro (10-15 PLN)
  • a ticket to Copernicus Science Centre: 4-6 euro (16-25 PLN)

You can find up-to-date Polish zloty exchange rates at the National Bank of Poland website.

 

Important phone numbers

To call a landline in Poland from abroad, dial +48 followed by the city’s area code and the local phone number. Warsaw’s area code is 22.

 

To call the University of Warsaw phone exchange, dial +48 22 55 20 000.

Additional information

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Emergency numbers:

112 – an emergency number for the entire European Union

999 – the Medical Emergency Service

998 – the Fire Service

997 – the Police

Weather forecast

Numerical Wheather Forecast by UW Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling