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Taking part in the Erasmus exchange is a great opporturnity that allows students to travel, meet people from around the world, and learn about other cultures.

Iryna Havdiak

Students - Incoming

  • Nomination Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • SWPS University in Warsaw:
    Submission of all documents: July 31, 2018
    School of Form:
    Submission of portfolio: June 30, 2018
    Submission of remaining documents: July 31, 2018

About Erasmus Program

Every year, SWPS University welcomes over 150 students, who come to study in Poland, thanks to various exchange programs. We offer six different majors in two cities, including Psychology, English Studies, Spanish Studies, International Business Management and Law in Warsaw as well as a Design Program in Poznań.

According to a 2017 ranking of European cities, Warsaw is the best place to live in and study in Europe. Read more about the ranking » 

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Exchange Students:

  • There should be a bilateral agreement between your home university and University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Your home university should select you as an exchange student and notify the Erasmus Incoming Officer of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities of your nomination.
  • For non-native speakers of English: you are required to have a good command of the English language before you arrive, to be able to follow lectures and pass exams in English; for Erasmus students a statement of the Erasmus coordinator that the level of English meets the requirements suffices. Your English language level should be at least B2. You should have a certificate of English language proficiency (TOEFL, CAE, IELTS) or the statement from your English teacher from your University that you know English at B2 level.

English Studies

The program of English studies combines several modules, such as: linguistics, intensive language learning, as well as cultural and historical background of the English speaking countries. Thanks to this approach, students gain multifaceted skills, including language competencies, academic reading and writing, multicultural awareness, and teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Undergraduate studies focus on practical skills and offer specializations in TEFL, translation and communication. Moreover, students enrolled in the full-time program complete teaching internships, which provide them with a TEFL teaching license, regardless of the chosen specialization.

Spanish Studies

During the course of the program, students will learn Spanish and will become familiar with the culture of Spanish speaking countries, such as: Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Peru, Columbia. Students will also learn about literature, history, cuisine, music, arts, cinema and even sports of these countries. Spanish Studies prepare students for careers that require not only Spanish language skills, but also the understanding of Spanish culture and way of life.

Language of instruction: Spanish

International Business Management. Management and Leadership

International Business Management (IBM) is a unique program of study that combines International Relations and International Business with Humanistic Management. In the era of globalization, management strategies should be aligned with needs of multicultural societies and international business environment. Therefore a great deal of emphasis should be placed on practicing soft skills, which enable students to become successful leaders of international teams.


Law Studies at SWPS University offer practical approach to skill development. Students gain a solid legal knowledge base combined with practical skills needed to practice legal profession. Students have an opportunity to learn from the best scholars and practitioners of law in Poland. Furthermore, our program enables students to specialize in a chosen area of law and embark on a successful career path, not only in the traditional legal professions, such as lawyer, prosecutor, solicitor, judge, and notary public, but also work in other areas including the diplomatic core, business, public administrations and international relations.


Psychology is a discipline whose goal is to understand and improve functioning of individuals, groups, and societies as a whole. Psychologists deal with diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. However, psychological knowledge and skills are also necessary in a number of professions dealing with various challenges related to human mind and behavior. Therefore, graduates of psychology program can pursue careers in a variety of fields, including education, healthcare, business, media, market research, marketing and advertising as well as IT research and design.

Please note that we can only accept 2nd Cycle students (M.A. students), who are currently enrolled in a Clinical Psychology course or program in their home university.

School of Form in Poznań

School of Form offers unique design programs developed by a team of experts, led by Lidewij Edelkoort, the former Director of the world-renowned Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. The school offers two programs in English: Product Design and Visual Communication. All programs of study combine courses in design and humanities and emphasize practical cooperation with business.

Product Design – students learn history of design, design methodology, construction, as well as working with various materials, such as wood, ceramics, and fabric. Students also study drawing, modelling, and photography. Moreover, they become familiar with new technologies, including programming and operating various tools, such as robots, 3D printers and parametric machines.

Visual Communication Design is a creative process that combines visual arts and technology to communicate ideas. School of Form teaches the tools and competencies indispensable to graphic designers, including history of design, design methodology, public presentation, graphic design, 3D modeling, prototyping, web design, drawing, photography and typography.

Fashion Design - offered only in Polish.

Erasmus Student Network

At the beginning of each semeter, SWPS University organizes an Orientation Week, when all Erasmus students, mentors and members of the ESN Team get to know each other. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities to make new friends and spend time together throughout the academic year. During the Erasmus porgram, we also introduce foreign students to Polish culture and history by celebrating the main Polish holidays, explaining Polish customs and inviting students to sample Polish cuisine. Our experience of the past few years shows that incoming Erasumus students find their stay in Poland very enriching and enjoyable.

Bilateral Agrements

The exchange of students and faculty staff within the Erasmus program is based upon bilateral agreements that SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities has signed with selected academic institutions from the European Union.

To be accepted to the Erasmus program, students must have a high Grade Point Average (GPA), present confirmed academic achievements, and speak the language of the country chosen for the Erasmus exchange. During the time of their study abroad, students receive Erasmus scholarship, paid in EURO, to partially cover the trip and maintenance costs.

Erasmus Policy Statement 2014-2020 »

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 »


Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form 
  2. Send 3 passport photographs (size: 3,5 cm x 4,5 cm) by post
  3. Send your completed Learning Agreement by post
  4. Send your English proficiency certificate or statement by e-mail
  5. Send a copy of your health insurance (eg. European Health Insurance Card)

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

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Erasmus Student Network

  • President – Katarzyna Duszczyk
  • president.swps@esn.pl
  • HR Board Member – Dominika Gralik
    (contact if you wish to join ESN SWPS as Mentor, or if you are a new Erasmus Student)
  • hr.swps@esn.pl
  • PR Board Member – Magdalena Zwolak
    (contact for submitting offers of activities)
  • pr.swps@esn.pl

International Office

  • Aleksandra Grzegdala, Erasmus Plus Coordinator
  • Oleg Salko, Sr. International Student Services Officer
  • erasmus.incoming@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 32
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00-16.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland, room N102