International

At SWPS University, we are a diverse community representing many nations, cultures and languages. We believe that this diversity contributes to our strength and the unique identity of our university.

Our International Mission rests on two pillars: working towards wide recognition of SWPS Universityoutside of Poland and creating diverse environment for our students to thrive and reach their full potential and providing opportunities for our faculty to fully benefit from global collaborations. We believe that international exposure is of great value to students and faculty alike, and that cooperation of scholars across countries and cultures is the foundation of modern science. The International Strategy of our University reflects this belief.

International mobility
of students and faculty

Providing international exchange opportunities for our students, academics, researchers, and administrative staff through mobility programs is one of the key tools for implementing our International Strategy. Our Erasmus+ network includes more than 80 partners in EU and around the world. Additionally, we have established long-standing cooperation, based on tuition waiver, with some 20 universities in China, Canada, Republic of Korea, or the United States. Every year, close to a hundred students of SWPS University spend one semester abroad, and an equal number of students from around the world come to SWPS University on exchange programs. The mobility of our faculty is supported through various programs, including research visits, teaching internships, and study visits to generate new partnerships.

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International students from over 60 countries constitute nearly 10 percent of our student community, which makes SWPS University one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Poland.

We are constantly expanding a range of degree programs taught entirely in English. Currently, students may choose from one of the following disciplines: Psychology, English Studies, Management, Design at School of Form. The offer includes also Polish and English language preparatory courses for candidates who need to improve their language skills before undertaking university studies.

Our Center for Student Affairs provides a range of support services for international students to ensure that they always feel an integral part of SWPS University family, no matter how far they have travelled to join us.

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Joint and double
degree programs

SWPS University offers several joint and double degree study programs. For example, in collaboration with four partnering universities, we deliver the Erasmus Mundus joint Master ’s degree in Social and Cultural Psychology – Global MINDS, while our double degree portfolio includes a Master ’s degree program in Economic Psychology with Tilburg University in the Netherlands. We also offer joint programs in English Studies and Design with our partners in China.

Projects supporting internationalization
of SWPS University

SWPS University engages in numerous initiatives propelling our University to become a truly international institution. We participate in several programs aimed at internationalization of Polish universities financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), such as “International Alumni”, “Masters of Didactics”, and “International Accreditations”. As part of the accreditations program, financed by the European Social Fund’s Knowledge Education Development Program, SWPS University, as the first higher education institution in Poland, has been recognized for its changemaking efforts with a Journey to Changemaker Certificate (J2CC) by Ashoka.

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Summer schools
and training courses

SWPS University offers a number of summer schools addressed to international students wishing to broaden their knowledge in a selected area of social sciences and humanities. These courses are tailor-made to meet specific needs of our partner institutions. Every year, we host groups of students coming to our Warsaw campus from all over the world to learn and establish new networks. We also deliver professional development courses for faculty from foreign partner universities, sharing our knowledge and expertise.

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Contact

International Office
SWPS Unviersity
room 102
Chodakowska 19/31
03-815 Warsaw, Poland

e-mail: international@swps.edu.pl
+48 22 517 99 32