Dear Incoming students,
You can choose the most suitable courses from the list to create their Learning Agreement.
The timetable of courses will be available at the beginning of summer semester.
In order for a course to start, at least four people need to register for it. In case if there is less than four students registered for the course it may be realised [if accepted by the Dean of respective faculty] as a project (10 h), with the same number of ECTS points as regular course.
The application for summer semester 2020/2021 will be done through Dashboard - a tool allowing to prepare Online Learnng Agreement (OLA).
Your Learning Agreement may include courses that have together from 20 up to 35 ECTS points
The deadline to apply is 15 December.
Apart from creating your OLA you should send us [to: firstname.lastname@example.org] certificate confirming your B2 level of english
Students are strongly advised to apply for one of the intensive Polish language courses for exchange students.
Since not all incoming students have a sufficient knowledge of Polish at the beginning of their study, Warsaw University of Life Sciences requires a good knowledge of English in order to communicate and take part in lectures, classes or other academic activities.
Therefore, all incoming exchange students have to submit one of the following documents:
- TOEFL Certificate: minimum score: 575 points (Paper), 220 points (Computer) or 75 (Internet)
- TOEIC Certificate: minimum score: 605 points
- IELTS Certificate: minimum score: 5.0
- First Certificate in English of the University of Cambridge
- Certificate of a University Language Centre testifying that the student masters the necessary knowledge of English to take part in academic activities (level B2 or above)
If students possess a language certificate, stating a sufficient knowledge of Polish (level B2 or above), the English language demands become redundant.
If the student’s real language abilities do not correspond to the ones stated in the certificate, he or she will be sent back to his or her home institution.
Deadlines: Winter semester: nomination deadline - June 15; application deadline - August 15
Summer semester: nomination deadline - November 15; application deadline - December 15
Note: There is no guarantee that sent documents will be accepted after the deadline.
For further information concerning opportunities of studying at SGGW consult the coordinator at your home university or contact the International Relations Office directly.
The academic year is divided into 2 semesters:
Winter Semester (autumn): October - 1st half of February
Summer Semester (spring): 2nd half of February - July
Each semester consists of approximately 15 weeks of classes and 2 weeks of exams.
All international students studying at Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW will be provided with a student ID card which is a confirmation that they belong to University's community. The student ID card is given to the student at the beginning of each semester and is valid for six months. The student ID card gives an access for discounts in Warsaw's public transport, railway transport in Poland, as well as discounts in pubs, clubs, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, etc.
A valid ID card is required when you want to use library materials, gain access to the gym and student facilities.
If your student identification card is lost, destroyed or stolen, a replacement card will be reissued, with an additional fee to be paid.
To get your SGGW ID card, you're required to submit a photo in eHMS system (you wil receive a separate instruction how to do it). The photo should be passport-type and meet the following requirements:
- photo should be in color, JPEG file
- background should be uniform and bright
- you must be facing forward, with your head and shoulders clearly visible
- photos with sunglasses or hats will not be accepted
- file cannot exceed 100k in size and 300dpi (about 260x340 pixels)
Please note: The size of the photo you submit must be less than 100 kilobytes 260x340 pixels. If you need to resize your photo before submitting, you may do so by using any online applications.
International Relations Office at SGGW will provide you with any help concerning necessary academic and administrative matters.
The most important thing at the beginning is to register at the International Relations Office which is located in building no 8, room 15.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday
10.00 -12.00 am and 1.00 - 3.00 pm
Registration at the International Office is necessary in order to receive a student ID card, access to courses and other documents.
Non-European Union Students staying in dormitories or private accommodation have to register at the local authorities of the commune council (Gmina Office/Urząd Gminy) appropriate to the place of residence in Warsaw. Registration is necessary for students planning to stay longer than 3 months.
Address of the Local council for Ursynów district (where dormitories are situated) is:
Urząd Gminy Warszawa Ursynów
Referat Ewidencji Ludności i Dowodów Osobistych
ul. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej 61,
Phone: (+48 22) 54 57 382, 54 57 381
- Proof of registration at the students dormitory - Valid ID card or passport with visa
- Statement (in Polish) confirming the date of crossing the Polish border
A residence permit is given for 3 months. After this 3 months, the student has to personally register again at the Mazovian Voivodenship Office (Mazowiecki Urząd Wojewódzki) at 3/5 Marszałkowska St. in Warsaw. Students applying for the prolongation will be informed about the procedure and required documents.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW is located in the southern part of Warsaw, approximately 15 km from the city centre. The University is easy to access by car, taxi or public transport. There are also three metro stations close to SGGW: METRO SŁUŻEW, METRO URSYNÓW AND METRO STOKŁOSY.
Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin Airport (http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl) is situated close to SGGW.
You can get from the Airport to our campus by city bus (line 148) or by taxi. The ride takes about 20 - 30 minutes.
If you travel by plane you need to visit the official Fryderyk Chopin Airport website http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl
Line 148 (from the airport)
Mon-Sun, from 04:35 am to 10:35 pm
You need to go to SGGW Rektorat bus stop (approx. 20 minutes) [Direction → Wiatraczna]
If you travel by train to Warsaw the easiest way to reach SGGW is to get off at Warsaw Central Station (Dworzec Centralny) which is situated in the centre of Warsaw and then walk about 10 minutes to underground (METRO CENTRUM station) or take bus from “Dworzec Centralny” to “Centrum” and walk by the underground passage to METRO CENTRUM station.
Next, you should take metro in direction to METRO KABATY.
Entering the platform is allowed only for those passengers who have valid tickets. Tickets should be validated before entering the platform area.
Bus stop next to METRO SŁUŻEW is situated close to exit “Wałbrzyska Cmentarz” and near the primary school. If you travel from METRO CENTRUM you should go to the end of passage and then upstairs. Exit “Wałbrzyska Cmentarz” is located on the right.
Mon-Sun, from 04:45 am to 11:15 pm
You can get off on one of the bus stops at University (see below). The ride takes about 15 minutes.
“Warszawa Zachodnia” is an international bus station. There is a possibility to take a bus to get to the city center and then by subway, bus or taxi to SGGW campus. It will take around 45 minutes to get to Ursynów campus.
You can take buses 127, 405, 517 in order to get to Centrum and then travel in the same way described before as if you arrive to the railway station.
If you travel by taxi it is advisable to book a taxi by telephone (or an app such as Uber or Free Now) and first ask about the price, especially if you get the taxi in the street. Taxi prices per 1 km are ca. 2.50 PLN with starting price ca. 10 PLN. Credit cards are accepted by most of taxi companies.
Please fill in “Housing and First Contact Form” and send us by email to: email@example.com if you like somebody meet you at the Airport, Railway or Bus Station on your arrival. The information about time and place of arrival as well as the other details of travel such as number of flight, airline operator, should be given to IRO no later than 2 weeks upon your arrival.
Polish language course is organized for incoming students on basic and intermediate levels. Intermediate level course can be organized on the condition that there will be sufficient number of students.
Polish language courses start at the beginning of each semester and last for around 3 months. You will gain additional 3 ECTS credits into your Learning Agreement.
Full legal name: Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie / (English: Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW)
Erasmus Code: PL WARSZAW05
Address: International Relations Office
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
ul. Nowoursynowska 166 b8
02-787 Warszawa, Poland
Fax: (+48 22) 593 10 48
Phone: (+48 22) 593 10 46
Phone: (+48 22) 593 10 52
Institutional coordinator: Joanna Żach
phone: (+48 22) 593 10 51
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday
10.00am -12.00am and 1.00pm - 3.00 pm
on Fridays the office is closed for students
On 1st of October 2013 at Warsaw University of Life Science – SGGW took place an organizational event „Orientation Day” for international students starting their studies in the academic year 2013/2014. read more