On 6th June, the University of Warsaw will open the registration for the first-cycle and long-cycle studies as well as some second-cycle studies. Candidates are offered about 300 study programmes. The first qualification results will be available on 22nd July.

The University of Warsaw’s offer includes the studies in the area of Exact and Natural Sciences, Social Science and the Humanities, as well as interdisciplinary programmes, and the programmes with English as the language of instruction. In the 2023/2024 academic year, the medical studies were introduced in the educational offer of the UW.


There are around 300 various study programmes at the UW. The full list of the studies that are available in the 2023/2024 academic year, including descriptions of particular courses and required qualifications, are provided on the UW Admissions Office’s website and in the Internet Recruitment for Candidates (IRK) System.


Admissions: key dates and deadlines
  • 6th June: registration via the IRK System is launched,
  • 10th July: the last day of the IRK registration,
  • 22nd July: admissions results published,
  • 23rd-25th July: first round of the reply to the offer by qualified candidates.

Admission rules and application deadlines for the academic year 2024/2025 >>


The admissions timelines for other programmes of the studies, including the selected studies in English, part-time first-cycle, second-cycle and long-cycle programmes, are specified in the Appendix No. 4 of the Resolution No. 269 of the Senate of the University of Warsaw dated 24th May 2023 (in Polish) >>


Additionally, the admissions procedures and qualification criteria for studies provided in English are published in the IRK system >>



Results of the matura examination are crucial in the admission to the first-cycle and long-cycle studies. Some study programmes may require additional predisposition testing:

  • Architektura Przestrzeni Informacyjnych (in Polish),
  • interdisciplinary study programmes by the College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences,
  • Logopedia ogólna i kliniczna (in Polish),
  • Psychology (Psychologia) – only in English,
  • Publikowanie współczesne (in Polish).

The past years admissions statistics and data on the number of applicants per a university place are available on the Admissions Office’s website (in Polish) >>


New study programmes
  • Business and Management

full-time, first-cycle, the Faculty of Management

The first-cycle programme aims to produce a graduate who is familiar with research methodology and terminology in management and in complementary disciplines such as economics, finance and legal sciences. The students learn about management and related disciplines, the basic principles of the creation and development of various forms of entrepreneurship. They are taught to act in an entrepreneurial manner.


  • Adult Education and Developmental Activities Design

full-time, second-cycle, the Faculty of Education

The programme prepares students to work as educators, trainers, and educational programmme developers, especially in the context of the job market. These studies also focus on developing skills necessary for working in the field of non-formal and informal education for adults.


  • Alternative Education with Art Education (Edukacja alternatywna z edukacją artystyczną) – only in Polish
  • Alternative Education with Socio-Cultural Animation (Edukacja alternatywna z animacją społeczno-kulturalną) – only in Polish
  • Creative Writing (Sztuka pisania) – only in Polish
  • Nuclear Energy (Energetyka jądrowa) – only in Polish
  • European Ukrainian Studies (Europejskie studia ukrainistyczne) – only in Polish
  • Accounting and Controlling (Rachunkowość i controlling) – only in Polish

The language of instruction for the vast majority of courses run at the University of Warsaw is Polish, however several faculties offer a selection of programmes taught in foreign languages, mainly in English.


The full list of the study programmes in English in the 2024/2025 is provided on the Admissions Office’s website >>


Recognition of foreign education

Recognition of a certificate or a level of education for purposes of admission to the first-cycle or long-cycle study programme in Poland is performed by the Education Superintendent appropriate for the place of residence of an applicant.


Recognition of a certificate or a level of education or the right to continue education is not required in case of:

  • certificates or other documents issued by schools operating in educational systems of EU, OECD or EFTA members, which allow access to higher education institutions in those countries;
  • IB diplomas (International Baccalaureate) issued by International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva;
  • EB diplomas (European Baccalaureate) issued by European Schools in accordance with the Convention drawn up in Luxembourg on 21st June 1994;
  • certificates issued in countries with which Poland has signed bilateral agreements concerning the recognition of education.

A foreign degree giving access to further studies or the right to start doctoral proceedings in the country where it was awarded, gives its holder access to second-cycle study programmes, postgraduate studies, third-cycle / doctoral studies, or the right to start doctoral proceedings in Poland.


Details regarding recognition of foreign education can be found on the Admissions Office’s website >>