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International

Our International Mission rests on two pillars: working towards wide recognition of SWPS University outside 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 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

 

Addressing Needs of International Community

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, International Business Management, Design at School of Form, Media and Communication, and Sociology. 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.

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. Our double degree portfolio includes a Master ’s degree program in Economic Psychology with Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a Master’s degree program in Media Studies with the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Germany. 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. Moreover in collaboration with NAWA, we actively participate in the promotion of Poland and Polish universities, at international education fairs and conferences, such as the EAIE Conference or the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo. We take part in major university summits and networking events, including the Times Higher Education World University Summit.

Summer Schools and Training Coursesy

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.

International Team

Scope

The goal of the International Team is to initiate and coordinate international engagement projects and processes at SWPS University. Our responsibilities include:

  • Establishing cooperation with universities outside Poland and with other international partners
  • Ensuring SWPS University’s participation in international rankings, networks and higher education-related events
  • Managing the Erasmus+ Program and other exchange programs with partnering universities
  • Coordinating the internationalization processes at the University

Please note:

Contact

  • International Office
    SWPS University
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland
  • e-mail: international@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 32 

Meet the Team

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Associate Professor

Marcin Jacoby

Rector's Representative for International Relations

Specializes in Asian Studies

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Agnieszka Mrowińska

Head of the International Office

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Katarzyna Tulkis-Błesnowska

Erasmus+ Program Coordinator

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Agnieszka Golińska

Senior International Officer

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Anna Posmykiewicz

International Officer