The University of Warsaw is the most active Polish university regarding the mobility of students and employees. The European Commission awarded UW with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). The document allows higher education institutions to apply and participate in the Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sport 2021-2027.

UW has participated in the Erasmus programme since 1998. Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities for students, doctoral candidates, employees and graduates of higher education institutions. More information >>


The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+. It aims to reinforce the quality of student and staff mobility, as well as cooperation projects.


The ECHE principles have been adapted to respond to the novelties of the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027, e.g. digitalisation, inclusion and sustainability.


Higher education institutions need to comply with the requirements of the Council Recommendation on automatic mutual recognition, to ensure the full automatic recognition of learning periods abroad in the smoothest way possible and without the student having to do any extra coursework or exam.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education principles

The Institution undertakes to: 

  • Respect in full the principles of non-discrimination, transparency and inclusion set out in the Programme
  • Ensure equal and equitable access and opportunities to current and prospective participants from all backgrounds, paying particular attention to the inclusion of those with fewer opportunities.
  • Ensure full automatic recognition of all credits (based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System – ECTS) gained for learning outcomes satisfactorily achieved during a period of study/training abroad, including during blended mobility.
  • Charge no fees, in the case of credit mobility, to incoming mobile students for tuition, registration, examinations or access to laboratory and library facilities.
  • Ensure the quality of the mobility activities and the cooperation projects throughout the application and implementation phases.

View the full text of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education principles >>


The Senate of the University of Warsaw adopted the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education principles on 2nd July.