Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences

3.8 out of 5 (20 ratings / 16 reviews) Wroclaw, Poland
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences is one of the best specialized Universities in the country. It focuses its wide-ranging activities on education and research covering agriculture and related sciences. The profile of the UPWr and its mission are directly involved in transformation programmes dealing with rural development and food quality and management.

Master's Programmes



The heritage of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences is deeply rooted in the traditions of two instutitions founded in Lvov: The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry of Lvov Polytechnic in Dublany and the Veterinary School of Medicine, founded in 1881. The post-war chapter in the history of the UPWr was opened in the autumn of 1945.


Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences has the right to confer doctoral and postdoctoral degrees:

Agricultural sciences

  • agriculture and horticulture
  • animal science and fisheries
  • nutrition and food technology
  • veterinary science

Engineering and technology

  • civil engineering and transport
  • environmental engineering, mining and energy

Natural sciences

  • biological sciences


The  UPWr is a leader in innovation. In terms of granted patents it ranks 2nd among Polish Universities (79 patents granted in 2015, 310 in the last 5 years). Three of its faculties gained the status of Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) within the framework of Wroclaw Centre for Biotechnology consortium in the field of agricultural sciences. First implementation in Poland of the results of research and development co-financed by the EU was developed at the UPWr and it concerned the technology of permanent retain of water in the soil.

Number of publications - 1352, including in journals distinguished by JCR – 542.

91 inventive projects submitted to the Polish Patent Office, 79 patents granted for inventions.


Students are obliged to pass a practices connected with their field of study. It is a great opportunity to find out more about market,  the structure of how the companies work.

UPWr has many agreements with third parties to develop a level of education. Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences is a great choice for those who want to broaden horizons and develop their career.

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Student services

Living in Wroclaw and study at the UPWr offers you a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about Polish culture but also about people and their lifestyle. There are few times in our lives when we have a chance to live so close to many different people. This is the time you will see more world, you will develop your language skills, you will find new interests, you will make lifelong friends, you will have an opportunity for personal development and life experience.

This guide has been written having you in mind and hoping that the information it contains will help you answer your questions and prepare well for your study in Wroclaw.

Housing services


The Raj Dorm has won the country competition in terms of the most comfortable dormitory in Poland!

They are arranged in modules for 2 or 4 people to share a kitchen and a bathroom (2 single rooms or 2 double rooms in a module). You will need your own kitchen ustensils (plates, cups, pots, pans, etc.). The linen, pillows and blankets are provided by the dormitory services. Three washing machines (payable) are available. Other facilities: TV room, photocopiers, a workout room, bike storage, table tennis, there is a small shop downstairs. The dorm building also accommodates a health care centre.

Library services

The Library of UPWr is a unit that meets the needs of all university’s workers and students as far as the scientific and didactic resources are concerned.

Faculty libraries:

  • The Faculty Library of Biology and Animal Science
  • The Faculty Library of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy
  • The Faculty Library of Life Sciences and Technology, Institute of Agricultural Engineering

ICT services

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences provide IT support. 

Medical services

The nearest clinics are located several meters from the campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Wroclaw - the meeting place! The city is situated on the Odra river and is a unique city with 12 islands and 112 bridges, very well connected with other parts of Wroclaw. Everyone will find a perfect solution for spending their free time. The city organize a lot of indoor and outdoor events, there are many restaurants, clubs and pubs, sports objects, cultural places like cinemas, museums or galleries. 

Two campuses are located in the centre of Wroclaw with modern teaching facilities, well-equipped laboratories, lecture halls, and a modern sports centre with its own swimming pool. First campus is located on Plac Grunwaldzki (2 km from Market Square), the second one on Biskupin (less than 4 km from Market Square). There is a very good communication provided by a public transport. It takes 10 minutes by tram to travel from one campus to another. Both campuses are surrounded by many facilities, like markets, shopping centers and services. Getting to Railway Station or Bus Station, which or located next to each other, from Plac Grunwaldzki takes less than 15 minutes by bus or tram.

Sports facilities

There are Department of Physical Education and Sport with swimming pool and Department of Physical Education and Sport with sport hall on Campus Biskupin. UPWr has an Academic Sports Association (AZS) which offers 18 sport sections. Students have a discount to use an univeristy's indoor swimming pool.

Student clubs

There are 89 Student Scientific Groups at UPWr where students can fulfill both their passion and scientific interests. Each faculty has a numerous SSG which presents their achievements on local and  international conferences, students can realize internships or take a different activities to present their scientific results.


  • Leading National Research Centre (KNOW)
  • Certificate in quality assurance in higher education of Polish Accreditation Committee
  • EAEVE Certificate of Approval

Student Reviews

Students life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My university is a great one cause the studying environment is very excellent

to change the challenges of air pollution in this planet
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

it is all about experience and gained knowledge related to my course

Not only a glimpse is needed
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

During the studies students focus on both laboratory skills and theoretical knowledge on food and customer service, which serves as an excellent base to further gaining experience in such fields. I am searching for an internship in order to broaden my knowledge on such. It could probably be improved by providing students with more detailed knowledge. Also, it would be...

Wroclaw, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland


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