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Once you begin your studies, you may enroll in another program of study. You should apply via the "Contact Zone" tab on the Virtual University portal (after you get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal - you will get it by the end of September).

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Yes. You can request the confirmation by logging into the Virtual University portal (after you get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal - you will get it by the end of September) and clicking on the "Contact Zone" tab. Confirmations of the student status will not be issued earlier than October 1st.

Our Center for Student Services provides support for international students, including legalization of stay in Poland, help in finding accommodation, and guidance on booking doctor’s appointments. In Wrocław and in Poznań students can contact their respective Office of Student Affairs.
More information about Center for Student Services.

You will receive your student ID card at the beginning of October. Once you receive an e-mail sent to your SWPS University e-mail account (domain: @st.swps.edu.pl) and a notification on the main page of the Virtual University portal (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal - you will get it by the end of September), you can pick up your student ID card at the Center for Student Services or in the respective Office for Student Affairs. The student ID card has a hologram with an expiry date. Before its expiry, please come to the Center for Student Services (Warsaw) or to the respective Office for Student Affairs to extend its validity.

Students who hold valid student ID cards, can enjoy the following discounts:

  • discount on Polish National Railways (PKP) tickets - 51% (up to the age of 26)
  • discount on public transport - 50%

Furthermore, as a student of SWPS University, you are entitled to the following discounts:

  1. Discounts on various programs offered by SWPS University, such as:
  • 25% discount on a second (cheaper) program of study - applies to all students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at SWPS University
  • 15% discount on group language courses at the Language School of SWPS University in Warsaw - applies to students and graduates of SWPS University
  • graduates of SWPS University are exempt from paying the application fee (payable upon enrolment in undergraduate and graduate programs as well as professional certification and training programs)
  • candidates who have completed a one-semester course at SWPS University Polish or English Preparatory School and who begin degree studies at SWPS University within a year after completing the Preparatory School, are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition, applicable to the first year tuition fee and those who have completed a two-semester course, are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition, applicable to the first year tuition fee
  • children of SWPS University alumni who enroll in degree programs at SWPS University are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition fee.
  1. Discounts on Professional Certification and Training Programs offered by SWPS University
  • a discount of PLN 400.00 (which consits of PLN 200.00 discount for the application fee and PLN 200.00 discount for the tuition fee) on professional certification and training programs for graduate students and for alumni

Only holders of valid student ID cards issued by SWPS University are eligible for the aforementioned discounts. Additionally, you can enjoy discounts in cinemas, theatres, museums, restaurants, coffee shops and similar places. Numerous enterprises introduce special offers for students, so remember to ask whether there are any student discounts available in a given place.

Information on the organization of the academic year is avaliable on the Virtual University portal. Fist, go to the "Studies" section and then click "Academic agenda" tab.

Yes, you can change the mode of study from full-time to part-time and vice versa. You can apply to change your mode of study at the Admissions Office by September 30th and later, starting from October 1st, by submitting a request to the Dean of your Faculty via the “Contact Zone” tile on the Virtual University portal (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September).

To log in to your student e-mail account, open any internet browser and go to https://gmail.com, enter your student e-mail address and password that you use to log in to the Virtual University portal (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September). You will get access to SWPS University e-mail once you are assigned a student ID number, i.e. shortly before the beginning of the academic year. Students use SWPS University e-mail to communicate with various offices of SWPS University.

If for any reason you wish to change your group, you must submit a request to the Dean of your Faculty via the “Contact Zone” tile on the Virtual University portal (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September). The decision will depend on the availability of places in the group.

The course schedule will be available on the Virtual University portal just before the start of the academic year, i.e. in October. Please check the VU for progress in this matter (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September).

Your weekend schedule of classes will appear by the end of September on the Virtual University portal. You will find it in the "Studies" section, then in the "Academic agenda" tab (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September).

Yes, you can get an invoice for the application fee and the tuition fees as well. For this purpose the Student/Candidate signs a tri-party agreement between the University, the company and himself/herself. The agreement, in three copies, should be submitted to the Admissions Office (if you request an invoice for the payment of the application fee) or at the Center for Student Services / in the respective Office for Student Affairs (if you request an invoice for the payment of the tuition fee).

No, the schedule for first year students is fixed which means that all courses are obligatory and there are no elective modules. The detailed information on how to enrill in your other elective classes is avaliable on the Virtual University portal, in the "Enrollment" section (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September).

The first instalment of the tuition fee, irrespective of the selected option of payment, has to e paid by October 5th. In the two-instalment option, the second instalment must be paid by March 5th. If you selected the monthly payment option, instalments are payable by the 5th day of each month (from October to July).

You will officially become a student after taking the oath, i.e. after signing the Agreement on the Payment Terms for the Studies and receiving your student ID card. Failure to cillect your student ID card will result in removing you from the list of students - because it means you have not taken up your studies.

The information aout Student Research Clubs at the Warsaw campus is avaliable at https://english.swps.pl/university/student-organizations

In order to become a full-time member of a Student Research Club, you should contact the president of the given Student Research Club operating within the University.

Yes. SWPS University Choir was established in 2001, at the Warsaw campus. The Choir participates in various musical events, such as concerts, festivals, and choral competitions. Over the past 18 years, the Choir performed over 170 times and participated in more than twenty festivals and competitions, in Poland and abroad, often times winning top places. Please write to chor@swps.edu.pl, if you are interested in joining the Choir. More information about the Choir: https://english.swps.pl/university/student-organizations.

All information related to studying at SWPS University, on rules and regulations, location of Offices of Student Affairs and other services is available on the Virtual University portal (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September). Furthermore, we would like to encourage you to attend the Orientation Days, where you will receive all relevant information. The Orientation Days usually take place several days before the commencement of the academic year.

You can also find a Quick Guide to Your First Days at SWPS University on our website at: https://english.swps.pl/academics/center-for-student-affairs/center-for-student-affairs

Yes, there are libraries at all campuses of SWPS University. SWPS University’s libraries hold over 88,000 volumes on a variety of subjects, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, political studies, philology and language studies, and many other disciplines. The library also offers several hundreds of Polish and foreign periodicals and academic journals, in paper and electronic format. It also provides statistical software and language learning CD’s. Additionally, the library has an extensive collection of feature films and documentaries.

Links to SWPS University libraries on all campuses:

You can start using the library as soon as you collect your student ID (you must present it to the library officer) and pass your library orientation training on our e-learning platform. https://learnonline.swps.edu.pl/

Yes, students can go abroad on a student exchange program such as Erasmus Plus or under a bilateral agreement with one of our partner universities in Europe, China, Korea, USA of Canada.

If you want to discuss various career options associated with your field of study, visit the Office of Career Services (rooms N114 and N116) to make an individual appointment. The Office of Career Services also has Facebook groups dedicated to each campus, which you might want to join.

It depends on the program, and in particular on the specialization. Some programs require students to complete internships, which can take on various forms. Information regarding the detailed requirements for each field of study is available on the Virtual University portal in the Studies section, then in the Practicum tab.

Our Office of Career Services cooperates with different companies, institutions and organizations and has a wide range of different job, internship and voluntary work offers. The offers are published at: https://kariera.swps.edu.pl/for-english-speaking-users as well as on our Facebook pages. Additionally, we post posters on the boards by our offices. It is a good idea to visit the first floor in the wing N, drop by for a chat (rooms N114 and N116) and ask about forthcoming meetings with various companies that we organize.

Our university offers a variety of training sessions and courses funded by various EU programs. Detailed information is available at the Office of Career Services.

If you wish to find a place for your individual or non-mandatory internship, please visit the Office of Career Services. We will provide a list of companies, organizations and institutions, which accept internship applications. Once you select a company, you must gain an approval of your faculty Practicum/Internship Coordinator.

First option: Some faculties provide a list of partner companies/organizations that offer student internship/practicum positions.

Second option: The Office of Career Services publishes internship/practicum/temporary employment offers addressed to students at www.kariera.swps.edu.pl Students can choose one of these offers from the list and consult their selection with the Internship/Practicum Coordinator from their faculty. If the Coordinator approves the selection, students may apply to the selected company/organization and go through the traditional recruitment process. The company/organization makes the final decision on hiring a candidate for a given position.

Third option: If you, on your own, want to find a company/organization where you can complete your mandatory internship/practicum and you need a consultation, the Office of Career Services will help you to find such a company. Once you select a company, you must gain an approval of your Internship/Practicum Coordinator from your faculty. Next, you may apply to the selected company/organization and go through the traditional recruitment process. The company/organization makes the final decision on hiring a candidate for a given position. Please book a consultation with an advisor from the Office of Career Services at biurokarier@swps.edu.pl

Yes, it is possible to transfer to a different Faculty located at a different campus of SWPS University. First, you need to apply to the Dean of your current Faculty, requesting an approval to transfer to a different Faculty. Once your transfer is approved, you must submit a request to study at the new Faculty to the Dean of the newly chosen Faculty. Once your request is approved by the Dean of the newly chosen faculty, you may begin your studies there.

Yes, there are restaurants and/or snack bars at all campuses of SWPS University.

WARSAW

There are 2 restaurants, which offer a wide selection of breakfast foods, sandwiches, salads, lunch dishes, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. The ground floor restaurant “Kardamon” is open all week (including Saturday and Sundays): 8:00-17:00 There are also numerous snack bars offering snacks, coffee and other beverages.

POZNAŃ

“Dada Café” is located on Level -1. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 - 17:00, weekends: 7:00 - 17:00. It offers a variety of foods, priced per portion weight, as well as salads, shakes, deserts, coffee and other beverages.

WROCŁAW

The “Foods Enjoy Fresh” restaurant is open daily. It offers breakfast and lunch foods, as well as salads, shakes, deserts, coffee and other beverages. There is also a snack bar, where you can purchase snacks on the go.

SOPOT

A student cafeteria is located on Level -1. It is open Monday to Sunday 9.00-16.00. It offers a variety of foods, priced per portion weight, as well as salads, shakes, yogurt, coffee and other beverages.

KATOWICE

The “Smakofonia” restaurant is open daily. It offers breakfast and lunch foods, as well as salads, shakes, deserts, coffee and other beverages.

Yes, there is parking available at all campuses. Please refer to the information below for details:

WARSAW

A single ticket for 8 hours of parking costs PLN 4.00, over 8 hours the fee is PLN 8.00. A 30-day parking card costs PLN 50.00 (plus one-time card fee is PLN 40.00).

POZNAŃ

A limited number of free parking spots, located behind the university building, is available for students in Poznań.

Map of the parking lot

  • Parking E - for students and contract employees (entry from Na Podgórniku street).
  • Parking lots A, C and D - for the authorities of SWPS University, permanent employees and visitors.
  • Parking B - only for people with disabilities with a current disability certificate, entry from Kutrzeby street (gate no 2). Parking spaces designated for people with disabilities are located right by the entrance to the building.

WROCŁAW

Parking is available by the university building. A monthly parking fee is PLN 55.00.

SOPOT

Parking is available in front of the university building. A 9-hour parking fee is PLN 5.00.

KATOWICE

There are 80 free parking spots located behind the university building. Additionally, approximately 40 parking spots are available along the street, in front of the building. However, it is municipal parking so anyone can park there (first come, first served).

The opening ceremony (also called inauguration of the academic year) is an official start of the academic year. During the event new students take the student oath and become members of the academic community. The ceremony also includes speeches by the Rector of SWPS University and opening address by a guest distinguished speaker. The SWPS University Choir sings Gaudeamus Igitur and other traditional songs appropriate for the occasion. Since it is an important event and a celebration, formal dress code applies.

Your individual bank account number can be found in your Agreement on the Payment Terms for the Studies.

At the Warsaw campus, there is a designated room for parents with small children. It is located in the south wing, room S301 (third floor). At the Wrocław campus changing table is located in the toilets on the ground floor. There is also a designated room 07 (ground floor), you have to take the key to the room from the reception. At the Sopot campus changing table is located in the ladies toilet on the third floor. There is also a designated room where you can feed your baby, it is located on the third floor behind the elevator. At the Poznań campus there are few changing tables located in: Altum building, third floor - ladies toilet, Novum building, third floor, women's and men's toilets, Altum building, ground floor - ladies toilet.

SWPS University operates on a modular degree system. Modules may consist of lectures, practical classes, seminars, and workshops. Details are available on the Virtual University portal.

If you wish to complete your degree in a shorter period of time, you must submit a request to the Dean of your Faculty via the “Contact Zone” tile on the Virtual University portalm (after you will get access to SWPS University’s internal information portal by the end of September). The rules related to completing a degree in a shorter period of time are included in the Study Regulations on the VU, Studies section.

The students may use these facilities at the consent of the curse instructor.

If candidates apply and send scans of all the necessary documents via Application, we are waiting for them until October 9th. All the original documents should be presented in the Admissions Office of the SWPS University. Additionally, we require a copy of your health insurance, your Polish address and phone number.

Students of SWPS University have several accommodation options, including rooms at Student Depot private dormitories located in Mokotów district and privately rented flats and apartments in the city.Student Depot offers a range of privately-owned, modern and comfortable dormitories, conveniently located in Mokotów district of Warsaw, close to the subway (metro), buses and trams. If you wish to rent a room or a flat/apartment in the city, you can find multiple rental offers specially prepared for students of SWPS University, available at www.swps.pepebooking.com.

In order to become a member of the Student Council, you should follow our Facebook page to learn when the next elections are. We will inform you well in advance in a post. When the elections are announced, we are waiting for applications sent to our e-mail. Please make sure to add a short bio and photograph, along with your answer to the question why you should be in the Student Council. Then it’s time to start the election campaign, which usually takes about one week. After the elections, the selected candidates join the Student Council.

For the period of their studies in Poland, international students must purchase medical insurance to guarantee health care coverage in case of illness or injury. There are various medical insurance options available, such as: a European Health Insurance Card that covers medical costs in Europe, an insurance policy with the Polish National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia) that covers medical costs in Poland, or a medical insurance policy with any insurance company of the student’s choice, for the minimum amount of coverage of EUR 30,000.

If your documents are originally issued in Polish, English, Russian or Ukrainian, they don't need to be translated. If your documents are issued in any other language  you need to submit the official (sworn) translation. We accept Polish and English translations.

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