Important information for students


According to Ordinance no 62 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 17 April 2023 students who start their studies (Archaeology – Studies in English) in the academic year 2023/2024 are not paying the tuition fee.

The list of other payments (for repetition of classes and classes not included in the study curriculum) you can find on page 4 of the mentioned ordinance.


According to Ordinance no 50 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 14 April 2022 students who start their studies (Archaeology – Studies in English) in the academic year 2022/2023 are not paying the tuition fee.

The list of other payments (for repetition of classes and classes not included in the study curriculum) you can find on page 9 of the mentioned ordinance.


According to Ordinance no 63 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 31 March 2021 students who start their studies (Archaeology – Studies in English) in the academic year 2021/2022 are not paying the tuition fee.

The list of other payments (for repetition of classes and classes not included in the study curriculum) you can find on pages 11 and 12 of the mentioned ordinance.


Archaeology – Studies in English is a fee-paying programme for students who are recruited in 2020/21. The list of payments has been announced by Rector in the Ordinance no. 64 from March 31st, 2020.

According to the Ordinance of the Rector no. 130 from September 30th, 2019, §4:

  1. The deadlines for paying fees are set by the Head of the Educational Unit (EUH)*
  2. The student pays all or the first rat of the fee listed in § 2 points 1, 3 and 5 before the commencement of the year of studies, however not earlier than after confirming the oath in writing. A foreign student may pay the fee before taking the oath in writing.
  3. A student using a student loan may pay the fee in monthly rates and on the payment dates of loan tranches, provided that the bank has documented order to transfer the loan rates to the University account.

*The EUH in the faculties is the vice-dean for students’ affairs.

And according to the same document, §5:

EUH may exempt a student from the fee in whole or in part, or spread the fee into installments on a justified and documented request of the student.*

*However, according to the Polish law, a student who is exempt from payment in whole or in part should pay the income tax.

More details concerning the rules of payments are available in the Ordinance no. 13 from September 30th, 2019 (English version available soon).

The payment deadline

According to § 4(1) of Rector’s Order No. 130 of September 30, 2019 and § 8(1), the Vice-dean for Student’s affairs set the payment deadline to 30/12/2020.

In the case of individual exemptions or reductions, the date and amount of fees will be established separately.

The text of the announcement is available here.

2023/24 academic year

University of Warsaw scholarships

The form and deadlines for submitting applications for granting students the Rector’s scholarship, social scholarship, scholarship for the disabled and allowances in the academic year 2023/2024:


More information:

Rector’s scholarship

Social scholarship

Scholarship for students with disabilities

Assistance grant


Rector’s Ordinance – the Rules of students’ benefits at the University of Warsaw

Allowance aid and social scholarship for foreign students

Minister’s scholarship

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)

NAWA is set up to coordinate state activities driving the process of internationalization of Polish academic and research institutions. The mission of NAWA is to foster the development of Poland in the area of science and higher education.

Through developing the existing grant and aid programmes, NAWA aims at developing Polish students mobility and encouraging foreigners to start their studies in Poland at a number of fields to be conducted both in Polish and foreign languages.

NAWA coordinates scholarship programmes under terms set forth in agreements, with the collaboration of Polish diplomatic missions and institutes which will publish the offer for students on their websites. The grant amount will depend on the type of study course.

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) –  Foreign Students


More information: Scholarships delivered by the Government of Poland

Visegrad Scholarship Program

Visegrad scholarships support Bachelor, Master and post-Master students and researchers in all disciplines and in any language for up to four semesters at more than 190 higher education institutions across Central and Eastern Europe.

Detailed information:

Faculty of Archaeology Student Minigrants (edition from 2020/21)

The organiser of the Competition is the Faculty of Archaeology. The aim of the Competition is to support activities related to the educational process and the development of knowledge, competencies and skills of full-time students of the Faculty, and thus to improve their qualifications, by supporting tasks directly related to the implementation of the topics of their diploma theses. The competition is open to all full-time students in the Archaeology and “Archaeology (Studies in English)” courses conducted at the Faculty, who have obtained a grade point average of at least 4.0 at the end of the stage preceding the year in which the competition is announced. Only Faculty members holding at least a doctoral degree may act as the Supervisor of a project or projects carried out within the framework of the Competition. A seven-person Committee conducts an assessment of the merits of the project. The Committee is composed of the Dean and Vice-Deans of the Faculty, a representative of the Archaeology Faculty Students’ Self-Government, as well as one representative of full-time undergraduate, part-time undergraduate students from outside the Self-Government as suggested by the Self-Government. There is one edition of the Competition in a given academic year, the maximum amount of funding for one project in a given edition is 10 000 PLN, and the maximum project implementation time is 12 months. 

Documents to download

3rd Edition 2022/23

We announce the call for applications in the 3rd edition of the Competition for the FA UW Student Mini-Grant in the academic year 2022/2023. The application should be submitted in electronic form with attachments by sending it from an account in the domain to the following address: with the heading “Competition Student Minigrants WA UW 3”.

  • Applications should be submitted by January 8, 2023, at 23:59.
  • Settlement of the competition – the date will be announced after the end of collecting applications.

2nd Edition 2021/22

We announce the call for applications in the 2nd edition of the Student Minigrant Competition at the University of Warsaw in the academic year 2021/2022. The next stages of the competition will be announced gradually. The application should be submitted in electronic form with attachments by sending it from an account in the domain to the following address: with the heading “Minigrant Student Competition WA UW 2”.

  • Applications should be submitted by February 25, 2022, by 23.59.
  • Competition adjudication – the date will be announced after the collection of applications is completed.

1st Edition 2020/21

Due to the implementation of a completely new competition system, this year’s edition is exceptionally delayed. Students who meet the competition criteria and who want to defend their diplomas on time, may apply for co-financing of activities supporting the creation of their diploma theses, such as the costs of trips, scans or graphics.

Applications should be submitted by May 18, 2021, by 23.59.
The formal evaluation will take place by May 21, 2021.
The adjutication will be announced on June 10th, 2021.

Qualified for the 2nd stage (after formal evaluation):

Damian Bursa
Paweł Rongies
Bartosz Placak

The Committee evaluating applications in terms of content and quality:

Dean, dr hab. Bartosz Kontny, prof. UW, Chairman of the Committee,
Vice-Dean for Research and Development, dr hab. Arkadiusz Sołtysiak, prof. UW,
Vice-Dean for Finance, Dr. Michał Starski,
Vice-Dean for Student Affairs. dr hab. Agnieszka Tomas,
Representative of the BA students, Ms. Gabriela Prejs,
Representative of the MA students, Ms. Joanna Pawlik,
Representative of the Student Council, Mr. Jan Chmielewski-Gill.

Student Minigrants (edition 2018/19)

Student mini-grants are awarded as part of the Education Individualisation Program (PIK). This is a special subsidy, which in previous years was awarded as part of the funds granted by the Minister of Science and Higher Education as part of the subsidy for co-financing pro-quality actions from the funds for the students who obtained the best results of their matura exams in the year of starting their studies. In the 2019/2020 academic year, on the basis of the so-called Act 2.0. such funds were not allocated to the universities, but the programme was continued from central funds by Rector.

More information in Polish can be found here.

Grants can be used to finance or co-finance participation in summer schools, workshops, courses, queries, conferences, archival research, analytical research for thesis, etc.

All expenses (included in the project cost estimate) should be consulted with the Faculty Finance Department (Sekcja Ekonomiczno-Finasowa, Ms. Krystyna Dudzińska), tickets should be purchased through the office servicing the University of Warsaw (currently WhyNotTravel), invoices should be issued for the University of Warsaw.

After completion of the project, all costs and effects in form of the report should be submitted in an electronical and paper form to the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs.

The completion of the projects approved in the 2019/20 academic year is extended until August 31, 2021.

ERASMUS+ Programme

The International Relations Office (Biuro Współpracy z Zagranicą, BWZ – in English IRO) is the office which coordinates the Erasmus+ programme at our University. In each faculty, including Faculty of Archaeology, there is a Mobility Coordinator who can advise on academic matters and the selection of proper courses, as well as sign the Learning Agreement. The students who arrive to study at our Faculty can participate courses held in English. If you want to choose the courses in English you should contact the Head of Archaeology (Studies in English).

LLP-Erasmus Coordinator: Artur Grabarek, e-mail:

The Head of Archaeology (Studies in English): dr Katarzyna Pyżewicz, e-mail:

Confirmation of Arrival

Some Universities require the confirmation of arrival. The document to be filled out by the IRO is always provided by your home institution. It will be signed at the beginning of your studies at the University of Warsaw. If you are not sure whether your institution requires such a document, please contact the IRO/Erasmus Office coordinator at your home University.

Learning Agreement

Within the first month of your exchange you should prepare your Learning Agreement “During the mobility” (part 2). This part should include all the changes in your courses: Any courses you will not attend should be removed or replaced with those you have chosen to attend. The document should reflect your registrations. When your LA is ready, please contact your directly. Once it is signed by all the parties, please provide us with a scan.

Remember that first you have to make changes in the registration and then sign the Learning Agreement. If you add or delete courses only in your Learning Agreement, it will not affect your registration!

Course Registration

Remember that you need to be registered for all the courses you are attending. Some units allow Erasmus & Exchange students to register by themselves, whereas at others you need to contact the Mobility Coordinator. The coordinator should accompany you to the Office for Students Affairs and to contact the he Head of Archaeology (Studies in English) at our Faculty.

Important: Learning Agreement is not registration. If you want to add/delete a course, make sure to do the changes in your registration as well!

Electronic Student Card validity and extenstion

Every University of Warsaw student can apply for an Electronic Student Card (ELS). Check how you can benefit from having the card and how to apply here.

Electronic Student Card is valid from the start of the semester. If you study at the University of Warsaw for two semesters, you will have to extend the validity of your ELS. At the beginning of the second semester, you will receive detailed information about the procedure.


The University of Warsaw offers 2500 places in six dormitories situated in various parts of Warsaw. Each residence hall has a quiet study lounge, a TV room, a computer room and a laundry facility. The monthly rent ranges from EUR 75 to 160 (PLN 315-670) per person, depending on the type of the room.

All the dormitories are located close to other University premises. [map]

Check how to apply for a place in a dormitory here and here.

You can also find some information here.

The Welcome Point

The Welcome Point is the central information service for international employees, visitors and students – both those who come to the UW for one semester exchange and to pursue the whole cycle of their studies. The Welcome Point cooperates closely with the Admissions Office, the International Relations Office, the Office for Student Affairs and other University units to provide the students with relevant and up-to-date information in matters related to the University, accomodation, student activities, and everyday life.

You can find the Welcome Point Office at Main Campus and Ochota Campus. It is opened open from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the last changes in the epidemic situation in Poland the Welcome Point offices remain open for visitors in urgent matters. However, please remember the sanitary rules – disinfection hands, wearing a mask and keeping an appropriate distance. The Welcome Point Team also asks you for prior appointments of visits by e-mail or phone.  All matters which do not require in-person contact should be resolved by e-mail or phone.

The Please check the Welcome Point website here.


If you have any questions, please check the IRO website where you can find some answers: FAQs

While studying at the University of Warsaw, you are asked to read the following documents:

  1. Rules of Study at the UW
  2. Academic calendar
  3. Registration rules
  4. The catalogue of courses

Extension of Stay

Students coming for the first semester have the possibility of applying for an extension of stay for the second semester. In order to do so, they have to submit the Extension Form signed by the Mobility Coordinator of your receiving unit at UW and the coordinator at your home University.
The application deadline is November 30th.

Safety and Wellbeing

Studying at a new university in another country is a great opportunity but it can sometimes be a little challenging. Things may work not as smoothly as planned; different problems may occur.

We would like you to remember that the IRO UW Team and the University of Warsaw staff is there to assist with any difficulty, so feel free to contact us whenever you need support:

Contact IRO

At the end of your stay, you should remember about the following :

Confirmation of Stay

Visit the IRO at the end of your stay to get the Confirmation of Stay – a document confirming the dates of your studies at the University of Warsaw.

Some institutions have their own forms to be filled out by the IRO.

If you received such a form, please make sure to bring it printed to the IRO. Otherwise, we will provide you with a document generated from our system.

Please remember that we can confirm your stay only until the day you come to visit the IRO!

Anonymous questionnaire about your stay at the University of Warsaw

Shortly before the end of the semester you will receive a link to an anonymous questionnaire about your stay at the University of Warsaw.

Clearance Slip

During your visit to the IRO we will activate your Clearance Slip.
You will find it in the common Section of the USOSweb.

Transcript of Records

Transcript of Records will be issued when you have all your grades in USOSweb. Please monitor your grades in USOSweb and inform your contact person at the IRO once the grades appear.

Before you get obtain the Transcript of records, you need to complete the previous steps: the Confirmation of stay, the Anonymous questionnaire and the Clearance Slip.

You don’t have to be in Warsaw to receive the document. We will provide you with a scan of your Transcript of Records as soon as it is ready.

More information for incoming students is here.


University of Warsaw offers help to those who experienced discrimination, sexual violation, mobbing or any unequal treatment and violation of student rights.

It is the duty of every employee of the University of Warsaw to respect the principles of equality in such a way that every student and employee of our University felt safe within the walls of our Faculty, convinced that his / her rights are properly respected.

First steps

If you are a student and you experience unfair or degrading treatment, or you notice that someone around you is being treated badly, you can first contact Student Council at our Faculty or the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs. If you are a  1st-year student, you can contact the 1st-year students tutor. These people can listen to your problems and help you to find the proper institution where you can receive professional support.

If you are in a crisis situation and you need immediate psychological support, call the Warsaw Crisis Intervention Center at 514 202 619 or in person at ul. August 6, 1/5 (round the clock) or to the Emergency Support 116 123 (from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

Emergency number: 112
Police number: 997
Ambulance: 999

The university also offers support to people who are in crisis. More information can be found here and in the institutions and persons described below.

Student Council at the FA

You can contact our Student Council for advice on problems and crisis situations that may arise at the Faculty, University or outside the university. Contact

1st-year tutor

The tutor is a person who helps new students to get acquainted with the University and Faculty, who can answer all questions concerning your first steps in archaeology. You can also contact this person if you feel that it is the best solution. Tutor will tell you what you can do and where to go with your problem. Dr. Julia Chyla is the 1st-year tutor of our students.


Vice-Dean for Student Affairs

Although the main task of the vice-dean for student affairs is the organization of education at the Faculty, it is also a person to whom evry student may address a question or complaint regarding the violation of the rules of equality and tolerance and the student rights. Each case can be reported by e-mail or by contacting the vice-dean.

Contact:, how to contact directly is described here


The Academic Ombudsman is a person to whom students, academic and administrative employees can ask for help with matters related to the university and its community. The Ombudsman can be addressed with any mobbing and discrimination issue, which will be dealt with confidentiality (in regard to both information provided to the Ombudsman and identity of the person making the report), independence, neutrality and impartiality. The task of the Ombudsman is to support employees and students in the conflict resolution and to ensure that all members of the academic community are treated fairly and righteously.

The Academic Ombudsman accepts reports in person, as well as by e-mail or telephone, and the Ombudsman’s intervention in a particular case follows after the Ombudsman’s personal meeting and the written consent of the notifier.

Dr. Anna Cybulko has been the Academic Ombudsman since 2011.

Who can report matters to the Ombudsman?

Cases to the ombudsman can be reported both by individuals – employees, doctoral students and students, as well as organizational units of the University of Warsaw, and student and doctoral self-government bodies.

Ombudsman offers:

* Direct support for a person experiencing discrimination.

* Information on available psychological help, redirection to the Psychological Assistance Center if necessary.

* Contact with the faculty / relevant academic unit and assistance in obtaining organizational support, e.g. in terms of changing class groups, changing exam dates, obtaining sick leave or occasional leave, etc.

* Educational activities towards the perpetrator, e.g. direct explanatory and educational conversation, conversation with the perpetrator’s superiors, recommendation to participate in anti-discrimination training / workshops.

* Disciplining actions against the perpetrator – written signal to the supervisor, recommendation to initiate a formal complaint procedure.

More information in English you can find here.

The reporting procedure is described here.

Contact: ul. Dobra 56/66, 00 – 312 Warsaw (BUW, first floor on the mezzanine, room 1.60C), e-mail: Duty hours

Equal opportunity chief specialist at UW

A person who performs this function is engaged in anti-discrimination policy, equal treatment and diversity at the University of Warsaw. The main task of the Equal Opportunity Chief Specialist is to take steps to fully respect and implement the principle of equal treatment and to prevent discrimination on grounds of any feature. His/her tasks include promotion and dissemination of equal treatment issues, anti-discrimination standards and implementation of equality solutions.

A person holding the position cooperates with the Rector’s Committee for Preventing Discrimination. Anyone who has experienced discrimination or unequal treatment may report the incident directly to the members of the Committee or to the Chief Equality Specialist who will then forward the case for consideration.

The position of the main equality specialist at the University of Warsaw is performed by Anna Grędzińska, however, due to the maternity leave of Mrs. Grędzińska, Dr. Julia Kubisa has been performing this function since April 2018.


Rector’s Committee for Preventing Discrimination

The purpose of the Rector’s Committee for Preventing Discrimination at the University of Warsaw is to prevent discrimination on grounds of any legally protected feature and to respect the principle of equal treatment on the premises of the university. It consists of UW academic staff distinguished by knowledge and experience in the field of preventing discrimination.

The committee monitors observance of the principle of equal treatment at the University of Warsaw, develops possible solutions to problems arising from the violation of prohibition of discrimination and offers help to persons who suffered unequal treatment on grounds of any feature, initiates investigations and applies for disciplinary action against persons committing discrimination.

Any reported problem to the Committee is anonymous.

Contact: or

Student Spokesman and Sexual Violence Consultant

The Student Spokesman and the Sexual Violence Consultant are elected from among students.

The competences of the Student Spokesman include: all activities related to the student rights, activities to increase students’ awareness of their rights, help in solving problems and represent the student interest. The Spokesman provides information on the student’s rights, indicates which procedure is most beneficial from the point of view of the student’s interests and intervenes before the competent body of the University.

Currently, this function is performed by Dominika Kuna a student of MISH (College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences), who works in the Team, which also includes a Sexual Violence Consultant.

A sexual violence consultant is also a person selected from among students. Currently, this function is performed by Antonina Lewandowska, a student of the Faculty of Sociology.


Here you can download Guide to prevention of sexual harassment at University of Warsaw

More information:

Anti-mobbing Commetee and Coordinator

Relationships between all members of the community of UW, including employees and supervisors, shall be based on the principle of respect and tolerance, as well as on the principle of respect for personal dignity.

Mobbing, often called workplace bullying, is prohibited by the European law, including Polish law. This may also refer to the situations in the academic environment among students and between the students and the employees of the University.

 Magdalena Miksa, who works in the Ombudsman Office at the university,  is the UW anti-mobbing coordinator. She is responsible for:

  • accepting and verifying reports;
  • collecting data on mobbing signals;
  • collecting information on anti-mobbing good practices;
  • implementing anti-mobbing initiatives, including aimed at increasing a level of awareness of mobbing in the workplace.

The Coordinator works with Anti-Mobbing Committee that investigates mobbing charges and recommends solutions to deans and rector.

Any employee who decides that he or she has been subjected to mobbing should report the matter to the coordinator. If, after the initial examination of the notification, the coordinator decides that the described situation may be considered mobbing, she will refer the matter to the Commission for Counteracting Mobbing. The Commission will then start an investigation into this matter.

If the situation reported by the employee cannot be considered mobbing, the coordinator will refer the case to the Academic Ombudsman or the Dispute and Conflict Resolution Center at the Faculty of Law and Administration in order to settle the dispute amicably. She may also submit the application to the appropriate university unit or terminate the case.


Academic Legal Counselling

The Academic Legal Counselling is an institution providing free legal aid to students, including the persons who have experienced unequal treatment, become victims of harassment, mobbing, or their rights have been violated in any other way. A condition for applying to the Counselling is the possession of a valid student ID or another document confirming the status of the student, but a prior appointment to a specific date is not needed. Individuals who provide counselling in the unit are generally students of the last years, graduates and PhD students of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, who work with support of advisers experienced in a particular field.


University of Warsaw Law Clinic – Student Legal Aid Centre

Law Clinic is an institution operating at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw that provides free legal advice on a range of areas of law (e.g. labour law, civil law, criminal law, medical law, etc.), including assistance to victims of violence and discrimination.

Anyone who has experienced unequal and discriminatory treatment has the right to refer to the Clinic, where the help is provided by students under the guidance of a lecturer – the addressed issues are handled by a special section of the Clinic on counteracting violence.

Meetings with the Clinic staff can be arranged by anyone (also from outside the University) who, because of difficult financial situation, cannot afford professional legal assistance. Appointments with the employees during the on-call duty, during which the initial hearing of the case takes place and decision on further steps is taken, can be made by telephone or email.


UW Office for Persons with Disabilities (BON)

Office for Persons with Disabilities is an institution whose aim is to help and support people with disabilities, both students in the pursuit of their studies and employees of the university. Office for Persons with Disabilities can be addressed by anyone who, due to his/her disability, experiences inferior treatment or faces barriers in the course of studying or undertaking other important activities necessary for the proper functioning at the University.

The Office helps on many levels and includes, i.a. organisation of free psychological consultations, training in the use of technological equipment, assistance in cases where people with disabilities experience inferior treatment for reasons independent of them.

Office for Persons with Disabilities will act for those who register by filling in a questionnaire available on the website, then sign up to the consultant by phone or e-mail, and will present their health situation.


Medical care under the NFZ insurance

University of Warsaw students and employees can use the healthcare provided by the CenterMed academic clinic free of charge. Details on signing up for medical consultations and using services are included in these document STUDENCI – ZASADY LECZENIA NFZ. For help please contact the Head of Studies in English.

Psychological Aid Center

Psychological Aid Center of the University of Warsaw is a new university center that offers free psychological assistance to students and UW employees. It is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Psychology and the Office for Persons with Disabilities, supported by the Vice-rector for student affairs Jolanta Choińska-Mika. The creation of the Psychological Aid Center results from the ever-increasing concern of the University’s authorities for the mental health of the UW community. The head of the center is Dr. Szymon Chrząstowski – a psychotherapist with extensive experience and a multilateral view of mental health issues.

Types of assistance:

• Standard support meetings
• A short talking conversation without prior writing
• Meetings to give an opinion on the application
• Psychoeducational meetings

Contact: email:, phone + 48 694 711 731 

The current schedule of stationary and telephone duty hours is available at

Centre for Disputes and Conflict Resolution at the Faculty of Law and Administration UW

An organisation whose statutory purpose is to promote amicable conflict resolution, to which anyone who has experienced discrimination, violence or unequal treatment may resort.

One of the aims pursued and disseminated by the Centre is to strengthen the sense of respect for human rights, tolerance and acceptance and to promote modern ways of resolving conflicts.

If you contact the Centre for Disputes and Conflicts Resolution (by phone or e-mail), a mediator and place and time of the proceedings will be determined after a preliminary examination of the case and a consent to mediation by the other party. At the request of the person reporting the problem, in justified cases, mediation may also be conducted at the distance, without the need for direct confrontation between the parties.


We encourage you to visit the website

Here you can download anti-discrimination guidebook.