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Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

The UKSW is a public university, and as such is a vital link of the public system of science and higher education in Poland. We see our Homeland as the superior common good of all citizens and we want to bring in our contribution to it according to our capabilities. We also respect the national legal regulations.

Master's Programmes



After the Congress of Vienna in 1815 Warsaw became part of the Russian Empire and Tsar Alexander I was crowned the king of the Polish Kingdom. On the initiative of Stanis?aw Kostka Potocki, who led the Committee of the National Education and Beliefs, and of Stanis?aw Staszic, Tsar Alexander I, the Royal University of Warsaw was established on the strength of the decree dated 7/19 November 1816.


The reform of the higher education  in Poland was a starting point for determining anew the strategic goals and directions of development of the University. It was also an impulse for mapping the current situation and reviewing the fundamental documents, including the Mission and Strategy.


In 2005 the European Commission adopted a European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. These documents, addressed to scholars as well as to their employers and research funding institutions, are key elements in the EU's policy to boost researchers' careers by creating an open and transparent labour market.


Since 2000, it has been participating in the ERASMUSprogramme, and since 2014 in the ERASMUS +, offering opportunities for studying abroad. Students also have the possibility to be awarded national scholarships at 19 Polish universities in the MOST student mobility programme.

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Student services

  • Office for Scientific Policy and Strategic Analysis
  • Office for Scientific Research 
  • International Relations Office 

Housing services

  • Special grant – for students with disabilities

Library services

The Main Library of Cardinal Stefan Wyszy?ski University in Warsaw (UKSW) is housed in a complex of university buildings surrounded by Biela?ski Forest Reserve at 5 Dewajtis street, near the historic, former Camedolese, hermitage and the church. 

ICT services

  • Information Technology Centre

Medical services

All foreign students residing on the territory of Poland must hold a valid health insurance for the whole of their stay.

Student Life

Student clubs

The main direction of activity of the University is developing an academic community understood as a community of academics, students, graduates and administrative staff.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really good place to study, teachers are always ready to help and talk with you.

Warsaw uksw campus
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My erasmus time at the university uksw of warsaw is of an excellent quality. I had the possibility to study and attend courses I don't have in my Italian faculty and to explore the polish reality with an almost local point of view. It was my second erasmus (the other one during the bachelor) so I decided to made it shorter but I had the feeling for a moment I would liked...

come away with me :)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

it was interesting way to get know many people, culture and philosophy.