Living in Warsaw

The University of Warsaw has its seat in the capital of Poland, one of the most dynamically-developing cities in Europe. Warsaw is steadily climbing the international rankings of the world’s most attractive urban areas. Not only is Warsaw a political, economic, social and cultural centre, it is also an undisputed leader in Polish higher education and science. According to QS Best Student Cities 2017, Warsaw is 52nd best city in the world. It receives a very high score in the affordability category – within the top five of the entire index – thanks to its combination of low living costs and reasonable tuition fees.

Warsaw – facts and figures

history: the capital of Poland since 1596
location: Central Poland (Masovian Voivodeship)
population: 1.7 million inhabitants
area: 517 km²
districts: 18
academic life: 15 public Higher Education Institutions, 240,000 students
  • 8.3 million tourists per year
  • 120 hotels and youth hostels
  • 175 cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, art galleries
  • 80 parks
  • 270 bus and tram lines, 2 metro lines, 4 SKM lines (Urban Rapid Rail)
  • 450 kilometres of cycle paths

Official websites and social media of Warsaw and recommended links

Maps of Warsaw