Lecturers from abroad have an opportunity to come to the University of Warsaw and work here. Possible duration of their stay is 2-5 months. Scientists can obtain special grants.

The Visiting Lecturers Programme is conducted as part of the Integrated Development Programme at the University of Warsaw (ZIP) and funded by the European Social Fund.


The programme aims to:

  • enable UW students to attend classes with international lecturers who have teaching and research experience in diverse academic systems,
  • enrich the UW course catalogue with topics and fields which are currently unavailable
  • offer courses in a variety of languages
  • enhance long-term cooperation with global universities

To take part, candidates need to obtain initial acceptance from the prospective University of Warsaw host department. The final decision will be made by the rector and vice-rectors.


Selected lecturers will need to perform 30 teaching hours and 10 office hours for a stay of up to 3 months or 60 teaching hours and 10 office hours for a stay of more than 3 months. At least one presentation at a PhD seminar and an open lecture are also required for any duration of stay. The lecturers will be offered a grant of PLN 20,000 (ca. EUR 5,700 gross/month, corresponding to a net monthly salary of ca. EUR 3,000), health insurance and assistance from a researcher at the Host Department. First visiting lecturers will be able to take up their positions at the University of Warsaw as of 1 November 2019 (earliest possible start date).


Detailed information on rules and eligibility is available at http://welcome.uw.edu.pl/guest-lecturers/.