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The ability to speak Polish is like having a superpower. We can help you master the language and go out to the world with a useful skill.

Miłosława Słaboń-Kędzierska, M.A., Coordinator of Polish Studies

Polish Preparatory School

  • Entry Level: Intermediate (A2 - B2/C1)
  • 1 year (2 semesters, 500 hours)
  • 1 semester (250 hours)
  • Non-degree program


  • February 25 -  June 30, 2019 (300 hrs) - winter admissions open now!
  • October 14, 2019 - June 10, 2020 (500 hrs)


Our Polish Preparatory School is a program designed for those needing to improve their Polish language competencies in order to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The program focuses on equipping the participants with language and basic academic skills, necessary for successful progress through their degree program(s). Participants learn in an international environment, which gives them an additional opportunity to practice Polish skills during informal interactions with each other.

The program offers a modern and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that course participants quickly improve their Polish skills. We conduct periodic assessments, which show participants their progress and indicate areas for improvement. Upon successful completion of the course and achieving a passing grade from the final exam, participants receive language proficiency certificates that open doors to further education in Polish, at the university level.


The course starts with a written and oral assessment test, which allows us to place participants in groups appropriate to their Polish language competency. Learning at the appropriate level ensures rapid skill development and allows participants to communicate with an increasing ease and confidence.

Participants whose initial assessment results fall below CEFR A2 competency level, will be directed to our Polish Language Course ».


The Polish Preparatory School program is addressed to candidates with an intermediate (at least CEFR A2) command of Polish. The program focuses on the development of advanced language skills (to at least CEFR B2 level) and prepares the participants for entry to university programs conducted in Polish.

Candidates who currently do not meet the requirements of CEFR A2 Polish proficiency, may enroll in the Polish Language Course », which are designed for candidates with no or very basic Polish skills and develop their language proficiency from the beginner to intermediate competency level.

Next Steps

Course participants, who by the end of the Polish Preparatory School do not achieve at least CEFR B2 language proficiency, or those who would like to further develop their Polish skills, may enroll in our Polish Preparatory Summer School » to ensure that they meet language competency requirements for their chosen university program of study.


Multicultural Environment

Our Language Schools offer a friendly and multicultural environment, contributing to students’ development of language and interpersonal skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. Our programs attract people from all over the world, therefore, students have ample opportunities to practice Polish and English (two languages they usually have in common) not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

Best Foreign Language Teachers

The faculty of the Polish Preparatory School are qualified teachers of Polish as a Foreign Language. All of them have extensive experience in working with international students and they are passionate about teaching. Their goal is to accommodate the learning needs of all students and align the program of teaching with students’ competency level. Our teachers employ the most current teaching methodology, which fosters rapid development of language skills.

Study in Poznań

Poznań is one of the largest academic centers in Poland, which is a home to over 130,000 students annually. The city is also a lively cultural center and hosts many popular events, including the Malta Festival - the biggest theatre festival in Poland, Dancing Poznań - which has been attracting dancers from all over the world for the past seventeen years, and Made in Chicago - the only festival of the Chicago Jazz School in Europe.

Moreover, Poznań is a good starting point for traveling around Western Poland and Europe. Located about 3-hour train ride away from Wrocław, Berlin, and Szczecin (on the Baltic Sea) it serves as a good hub for interesting weekend trips. For more information on student life in Poznań, please go to the official city website for students.

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office. Please submit two signed copies of the Agreement and two signed copies of the Appendix – your original signature is required on every page of each document

If you wish to receive information about new programs of study and application dates, please provide your contact information.

Tuition Fee
Two semesters (500 hours)
1 installment 1900 EUR
One semester (250 hours)
1 installment 950 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8.00-17.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor