Summer Course in Polonicum already in 5 months!

Summer Course of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners will be held in our Centre for 62nd time! Join us!


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Next trimester of Polish Language Open Courses has started. Join us!


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Cultural Workshops

Dear Students,


You are very welcome at the University of Warsaw!

On 1st of October a great adventure begins for you. This means not only exploring the fascinating world of humanities and science but also getting to know Poland, the Poles and the variety of our culture.

As we would like to help you facing this challenge, we have a pleasure to invite you to the workshops on cultural orientation which will take place on 28th – 29th of September from 9 am to 4 pm and on 6th -7th of October from 9 am to 4 pm on the University Main Campus.

Specialists from the International Organization for Migration will present information about Poland that you can’t google and teach you cross-cultural communication.


The programme of the meeting includes:

  • practical information about living in Poland (costs of living, public services, transportation, banks, values and concepts specific to Poland);
  • health care (overview of the medical system, insurance, what to do in emergency situation, patients’ rights);
  • laws, rights and responsibilities (basic laws and rules which govern the country, visa and resident card information, public institutions and services, commonly broken laws);
  • housing (finding accommodation, rights and responsibilities as a renter or tenant, interpreting a lease, costs of housing, safety measures in the house, registration);
  • education (rules at the university, educational system for students);
  • cultural adaptation, cross-cultural communication.


The workshop will be conducted in English and will be held on 28th – 29th of September from 9 am to 4 pm and on 6th -7th of October from 9 am to 4 pm on the University Main Campus (exact place will be given to the accepted participants).


Please note that there is no possibility of attending only a part or only one day of the workshop.


As we can accept only a limited number of participants, please register by filling this form in.

Registration will be open till 18th of September (for the workshop on 28th – 29th  of September) and till 23rd of September (for the workshop on 6th of 7th of October).

The priority will be given to students admitted to long term studies.


In case of any questions please contact Ms Katarzyna Basisty k.basisty@adm.uw.edu.pl.

Participation is completely free of charge. Lunch and coffee will be provided.


We will be waiting for you!

International Section of the Office for Student Affairs

University of Warsaw
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa
55-24-022, tel.: 55-20-424, 55-24-077,
+48 22 55 24 083

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Foundation Year


University of Warsaw (UW) is offering the Foundation Year for secondary school graduates – an intensive programme aimed at improving language skills, as well as preparing candidates wishing to study in English at the University of Warsaw or other Polish universities in  the academic year 2017/2018.

The aim of the programme is to  enable international students to start studies in English for a degree in a chosen field of Social Studies, Humanities or Science at Polish universities. The entry requirement is possessing English language skills equivalent to at least B1 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, assessed on the basis of the UW placement test.

The Foundation Year lasts 9 months and is divided into two semesters. During the first, the focus is on  English for academic and specific purposes, while in the second semester specific degree courses run by field specialists are introduced.

This is an intensive programme, involving 4 contact hours per day, 5 days a week.

Participants who successfully complete the Foundation Year with at least B2 level of English competence and obtain satisfactory results from other courses shall be admitted to chosen first-cycle studies by the Rector of the University of Warsaw.


  • Learning English towards B2 at the best University in Poland
  • Admission to first year of study at UW after completing the Foundation Year Programme
  • 600 learning hours
  • Classes held 5 days a week
  • Seminars with field specialists
  • All four language skills practised
  • Face-to-face instruction with online support
  • One-to-one tuition available
  • Possibility to learn Polish
  • State-of-the-art facilities with top class equipment
  • Learning materials included
  • Variety of social activities

COURSE DATES: October 2016 – June 2017


FEE: 3000 EUR


For details check:


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Scholarship oportunities for students from India and South Korea.

The University of Warsaw’s Special Scholarship Program
for students from the University of Delhi, University of Calcutta,
Manipal University, Kyungpook National University
and other Indian and Korean students
Program Statement
Pursuant to its policy and service commitments and regarding the implementation of the project co-funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland titled: Studies on the Contemporary Poland and Central Europe, which has been running at the University of Warsaw (Institute of International Relations in co-operation with the Centre of Polish Language and Cultures for Foreigners POLONICUM, Faculty of Polish Studies), the Polish Association for International Studies and university partners from the Republic of India (University of Calcutta, Manipal University, University of Delhi) and from the Republic of Korea (Kyungpook National University), the University of Warsaw is proud to announce the University of Warsaw’s Special Scholarship Program for Indian and Korean students for 2016-2017 (further referred to as UWSSPIKS).
Stypendium Indie Korea

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April 8th, 2016, for a 10th time, the Polonicum awarded outstanding specialists who promote Polish language and culture in the world. This ceremony has started the 60th Anniversary of the Polonicum. 

The Polonicum’s Award was given to prof. Janusz Bańczerowski from ELTE University in Budapest. Also, both prof. Marta Pančíková (University of Ostrava) and dr. Małgorzata Majewska-Meyers (University of Potsdam) received honorable distinctions, for their lifetime achievements.


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After the Polonicum’s Awards ceremony, we had started our conference “Life starts after 60… Challenges of the PFL acquisition”. In two, very busy days, we listened to many interesting presentations of our guests, colleagues and friends from the most important universities in Poland. We spent this time not only on having quality discussions, but also with joy, relishing a chance of seeing those who are masters in our discipline.


The first day ended in the Café Retrospekcja, where we listened and danced with the Boska Dekadencja (Devine Decadence) artists, performing hits from the pre-WW2 era.

The 60 Anniversary of the Polonicum Centre ignited a summary of the Polonicum’s achievements of last decade, presented by dr. Piotr Kajak.


Among warm wishes and congratulations from all around the world, the most important came from the former Polonicum’s students. Many thanks for that, our dear friends!

See you at the University of Warsaw!

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Open courses of Polish language

Would you like to start adventure with the Polish language? Or maybe you want to build on your existing knowledge?

Registration for the next trimester has already started!attention!

Classes from January 11th. More informations hereattention!

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IKZ_oferta-kopiaIntensive Polish language course for beginners

February 1st – 12th, 2016

40 hours of language course (everyday from 9 a.m. till 12.30 p.m.)

8 hours of practical workshops (communication skills improvement; useful forms writing; selected aspects of Polish socioculture and reality)

additionally 8 hours of classes about Polish culture, tradition and customs



basic vocabulary useful necessary for introduction and communication in everyday situations (shopping, eating in restaurant, ordering a taxi)

courteous expressions

construction of simple questions and answers

the most important grammar informations

proper pronunciation


pronunciation and listening improvement

improvement of communication skills for everyday use (going to the post office, bank, departments, contact with the doctor, making appointment)


writing of simple useful forms


communication skills practise in different privsate and official situations

improvement of vocabulary connected occupation and education

articles reading and news listening

writing of useful forms, (eg. e-mail, CV, letter of motivation, letter of request)

Course fee: 520 PLN* (special price)

Join us! Learn Polish in need!

Registration untill January 29th

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Kiev – Lviv – Lutsk

During the last two weeks in Ukraine (October 3rd – Kiev, October 16th – Lviv and October 17th – Lutsk) were held to promote „Raz, dwa, trzy i po polsku mówisz Ty! Volume 1”, a textbook designed for children learning Polish as a foreign language who are Ukrainian citizens. 

The fruits of the cooperative efforts of the Wolność i Demokracja Foundation and the Polonicum Centre were presented by Piotr Kajak (Kiev, Lviv, Lutsk) and Katarzyna Kołak (Lviv, Lutsk).

The book was approved by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science and can be formally used for the teaching Polish as a foreign language.

Teachers and activists among the Polish community, who gathered in large numbers, greeted the new book with great interest.

Following registration on the Foundation’s website, the textbook is available as an e-book:


We would like to express our thanks for the invaluable remarks made by all the participants and organisers and the interest they showed in our textbook, and would also like to wish them the best of luck with their day to day work. We also cannot wait to welcome them to our Centre!


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