Admissions to first-cycle and full-cycle studies at the UW in the 2022/203 academic year were open from 6th June to 5th July. The UW also prepared an educational offer for applicants from Ukraine. The admissions results will be announced on 19th July.

The University of Warsaw’s educational offer includes the studies in the area of Exact Science, Social Science and the Humanities, as well as interdisciplinary programmes, and the programmes with English as the language of instruction. All in all, there are over one hundred different programmes of the studies at the UW. The full list of the studies that are available in the 2022/2023 academic year, including descriptions of particular courses and required qualifications, are provided on the IRK website >>.

Admissions: key dates and deadlines
  • 6th June: registration via the IRK system is launched;
  • 5th July: the last day the IRK system is open for registration;
  • 19th July: admissions results published;
  • 20th–22nd July: first round of the reply to the offer by qualified candidates.


Admissions rules and application deadlines for the 2022/2023 academic year >>

The admissions timelines for other programmes of the studies, including the selected studies in English, part-time first- , second- and full-cycle programmes, are specified in the appendix no. 4 of the resolution of the UW Senate>>. In addition, the procedures are published in the IRK system >>.


New programmes of the studies

This year new programmes of the studies are opened:


  • African Studies, full-time, second-cycle programme in English;
  • Interdisciplinary Studies on Social Change: Mediterranean and Other European Borderlands, full-time, second-cycle programme in English;
  • Historia kultury w dobie humanistyki cyfrowej, full-time, second-cycle programme;
  • Studia kanadyjskie, full-time, second-cycle programme in Polish;
  • English Studies – Linguistics, full-time, first-cycle programme in English;
  • English Studies – Linguistics, full-time, second-cycle programme in English;
  • English Studies – Literature and Culture, full-time, first-cycle programme in English;
  • English Studies – Literature and Culture, full-time, second-cycle programme in English.

Results of the matura examination are crucial in the admission to the first- and full-cycle studies. Yet, some programmes of the studies require additional predisposition testing.


The past years admissions statistics and data on the number of applicants per a university place are available on the Admissions Office website >>.


Admissions for Ukrainian applicants

The admission process for the Polish and Ukrainian citizens, who fled the war in Ukraine, started after 29th April 2022. Each programme of the studies, including commencing the studies as well as continuing the studies commenced in Ukraine, has its limits available only to the above applicants.


Altogether, there are 2,437 places solely for applicants from Ukraine, including 1,507 places for those who intend to start their studies at the UW, and 930 places as part of transfer studies from a Ukrainian university.


The University of Warsaw offers simplified admission procedures for applicants from Ukraine, both to start their studies or to continue the studies commenced at a Ukrainian university. The registration via the Internet Recruitment of Candidates from Ukraine system (IRK) is obligatory. The system is a result of the cooperation between the University of Warsaw and the Inter-University Centre for Informatisation (MUCI), supported by the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (KRASP), and the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). The information about the admissions procedures will be available in the Ukrainian language as well.


When documents necessary to apply for the studies are lost cause of the war, the applicant should deliver a statement, which will be followed by the examination by the admissions committee. The simplified procedures for the UW students-to-be from Ukraine also refer to the transfer to the UW before completing the first year of the studies at a mother university, the start of the so-called “zero year” to learn the Polish language, as well as abridged applications to avoid the need to unnecessarily wait for the official university pledge in order be authorised to apply for scholarships, allowances etc.


Detailed conditions and procedures of the enrolment for the first year of the first-cycle, second cycle and full-cycle studies at the University of Warsaw for applicants from Ukraine in the 2022/2023 academic year >>