The University of Wroclaw offers exciting programs throughout the year!
For the semester/academic year, you can take a variety of social science courses and transfer them to your major. These courses are perfect for students majoring in political science, history, international relations, psychology, sociology, etc. If you are interested in studying the Polish language, language classes are also available.
For the summer, the university offers a course in Intensive Polish language & culture.
The University of Wroclaw is one of the best and largest universities in the Silesia region. It has a rich history of more than three centuries. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the university has produced 9 Nobel Prize winners, such as Theodor Mommsen, Philipp Lenard, Eduard Buchner, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Friedrich Bergius, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern, and Max Born. Today there are more than 40,000 students studying at ten departments. The university takes pride in providing the highest level of education and offers a wide variety of courses in English for exchange students, so it is a perfect place to study abroad.
Wroclaw is located in Lower Silesia, and it is the fourth largest city in Poland. Most visitors remember it as a city of quaint bridges and canals (there are 12 islands and 112 bridges!). It also called the cultural center of the region due to its museums, tourist sites, theaters, galleries, music festivals, and numerous cultural events. There are wonderful restaurants and green parks, making it an attractive study abroad location. Moreover, within the city there are 13 institutions of higher education, so there are plenty of college students to meet!
Courses & Descriptions:
Generally you will take 4 to 5 courses . Polish language courses are available. Most courses are worth 45 hours (3 semester credits). All elective courses are taught in English. You can earn between 15 and 18 credits per semester.
The intensive Polish language course is taught on different levels by experienced and competent teachers. If you are a beginner, it will allow you to quickly learn the basics of the language, necessary in some important communication situations (conversations at the post office, the train station, at the doctor’s, shopping, asking for directions, etc.). More advanced students will have a chance to develop their speaking, reading, writing and grammar skills. The course consists of 110 teaching hours. This includes 80 hours of language instructions and 30 hours of additional language activities, such as practice with phonetics and intonation, vocabulary, word formation and finally exercises in writing and speaking.
In the afternoon students can attend lectures devoted to various aspects of the Polish culture, with a special emphasis on the local culture of Wroclaw. Students can also practice their Polish skills during the numerous extra-curricular activities organized in the evenings.
Wroclaw University is fully accredited by the Polish Ministry of Education. Most colleges and universities allow you to transfer credit from courses taken abroad. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations. Usually the number of credits that you receive depends on the number of teaching hours. Following the American system, we suggest awarding 1 semester credit for every 15 hours of class time or 1 quarter credit for every 10 hours of class time.
After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, course hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.
It is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. Study Abroad Poland is happy to provide you with a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require.
Scholarships are available on our scholarships page.
November 30, 2015 - Spring
June 29, 2015 - Fall
June 29, 2016 - Fall 2
May 07, 2016 - Summer
Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.