Overview

University of Warsaw

City: Warsaw
Language of instruction: English, Polish
  • Established in 1816
  • Prides itself in being Poland's largest and finest university
  • 55,500+ undergraduate and graduate students
  • Has played a major role in the intellectual, political and cultural life of Poland
  • Has a harmonious development of all branches of knowledge represented in its curriculum
  • Recognized internationally as a leading academic centre in this part of Europe
  • It has its main campus in downtown Warsaw, in Krakowskie Przedmieście
  • Warsaw is the centre of political and economic life and has a lively social and cultural scene

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsEducationLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Coursework offered in English and Polish
  • Students must have at least a B2 level to study in Polish (To determine your level, use this self-assessment)
  • The Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners, the “Polonicum,” offers the opportunity to study Polish language and culture 
  • Courses are conducted at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels throughout the academic year for ECTS credits
  • Undergraduate courses in Psychology and Philosophy, as well as several graduate level courses are taught in English 

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Students can take coursework in most areas of study
     

Term dates

  • Semester 1: October to January
  • Semester 2: February to June

Timing

  • Students attending Term 1 only will not be able to return in time to attend Term 2 at UBC
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

3.0 or E

Grading scheme

  • The grades are from 2.0 (Fail) till 5.0 (Very Good)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Faculties open to UBC exchange students include: 
    • Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East-Slavonic Philology
    • Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies
    • Faculty of History; Faculty of Journalism and Political Science
    • Faculty of Law and Administration
    • Faculty of Modern Languages
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
    • Faculty of Polish Studies
    • Faculty of Psychology
    • Institute of Oriental Studies.
  • Courses can also be found here

Full course load information

  • 30 ECTS credits per semester

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-04
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-15
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Managing Emergence
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-02-15
UBC course: GEOG 1st
Title: Culture and spatial planning
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-09
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social Connectedness of Cyberspace
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Social Dilemmas and Justice
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Behavioural Addictions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-04

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: EESC 2nd
Title: Natural Environment of Poland
Partner course code: ERASMUS NEP
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-08
UBC course: EESC 3rd
Title: Management of cold environments
Partner course code: ERASMUS MCE
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-08
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Geography of the World
Partner course code: ERASMUS GOW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Human Geography of Poland
Partner course code: ERASMUS HGP
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Landscape of the Earth
Partner course code: ERASMUS LEA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-17
UBC course: GEOG 2nd
Title: Sustainable development - between global and local perspectives
Partner course code: ERASMUS SDV
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: GEOG 353
Title: Contemporary migration - social and economic consequences
Partner course code: ERASMUS CMS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-16
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: Independent Scotland – People, History, Culture
Partner course code: NS OG
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-15
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Contacts between Islam and Christendom in the Early Modern Period
Partner course code: WH15ER NKROL
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-15
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Introduction to humanitarian assistance
Partner course code: MON INHA
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-26
UBC course: SOCI 4th
Title: Global problems in the contemporary world
Partner course code: ERASMUS GPW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-08
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Students apply for university accommodation on their online application to UW
  • Dormitories are assigned for the entire duration of studies at UW
  • Most dormitories offer double rooms only – to be shared with one other student
  • Bathrooms and kitchens are also common

Partner Housing Information

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