Coronavirus outbreak – special legal solutions for foreigners

In connection with the current epidemiological situation, on 31 March 2020 came into force an act providing, inter alia, special solutions for foreigners in Poland. The regulations will allow people who want to pursue their current purpose of stay or cannot leave Poland due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus to stay legally in the country.

Q&A with Prof. Choińska-Mika

Due to the challenging and exceptional situation, resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak, UW like other institutions in the country, had to change its operation. Education at UW is provided in a different form. Most of UW units introduced remote teaching. Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, our Vice-rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching, hosted today an online meeting, during which she was answering students’ and doctoral candidates’ questions about their education at UW.

Take part in the Multicultural Volunteering Online!

We would like to invite you to take part in the Multicultural Volunteering Online!

The time when we can’t meet with others face-to-face can be used to meet new friends and learn new skills using tools that new technologies provide us.

Scholarships for students and doctoral candidates

Professor Jolanta Choińska-Mika, UW Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching, issued an announcement on 18th March  regarding the submission of applications for scholarships and payment periods during the epidemic threat. The announcement contains information on social scholarships, scholarships for persons with disabilities and grants for students and doctoral candidates, as well as Erasmus scholarships.

Free scanning service in University of Warsaw Library

Due to the extraordinary situation (closing of the University of Warsaw Library) it is possible to order scans from scientific materials (articles and books) from the collection of the University of Warsaw Library (BUW) free of charge.

University offices closed from Monday, 16th of March 2020

In relation to the Rector’s statement regulating the functioning of UW, due to the state of epidemic emergency in Poland, from 16th of March 2020 the Welcome Point office will be closed, until further notice.

Most of the University administration, including us, is working remotely. Please contact us via email:

Job offer

We are inviting candidates to work as Welcome Point team member (knowledge of Polish language is required).

What you should know about the coronavirus?

Basic protection against the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease from the website of the Polish Ministry of Health.

800 190 590 – National Health Fund helpline number for dealing with suspected coronavirus infection (also in English).