University of Warsaw: Statistics



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#288 of 14,131 In the World
#108 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 127 In Poland
#1 of 22 In Warsaw
#29 of 3,778 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top50% For 181 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate25%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (matura) and entrance examination
Academic CalendarOctober to May (October - February; February-May)
Full time employee3,500
Student:staff ratio12:1

We've calculated the 25% acceptance rate for University of Warsaw based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Warsaw is a world-class research university with 65,335 scientific papers published and 871,100 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Warsaw majors

by publication & citation count

32,030 / 617,710
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
27,858 / 227,284
27,649 / 527,454
26,650 / 487,436
26,126 / 418,507
Quantum and Particle physics
25,325 / 539,600
Environmental Science
21,106 / 276,244
Computer Science
18,337 / 315,221
17,506 / 113,136
Organic Chemistry
16,399 / 322,897
Materials Science
14,620 / 269,447
12,829 / 245,883
Political Science
12,573 / 69,025
11,327 / 162,185
Geography and Cartography
11,225 / 133,107
10,773 / 137,006
10,409 / 197,873
10,317 / 65,972
9,186 / 131,898
Optical Engineering
9,015 / 200,882
8,489 / 72,418
8,408 / 61,943
7,793 / 66,897
7,760 / 105,567
7,667 / 84,919
7,487 / 91,820
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,350 / 111,954
7,149 / 64,641
Nuclear Physics
6,850 / 189,338
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,836 / 184,516
6,831 / 69,734
6,731 / 108,792
6,586 / 56,403
Metallurgical Engineering
5,828 / 105,488
Art & Design
5,514 / 41,093
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
5,258 / 9,145
Physical chemistry
4,871 / 87,754
Electrical Engineering
4,758 / 95,452
Atomic and Molecular physics
4,608 / 123,616
Condensed Matter Physics
4,215 / 85,182

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 479 3027
1991 501 3554
1992 493 3964
1993 534 3951
1994 470 4479
1995 696 4716
1996 663 5343
1997 728 5741
1998 681 6414
1999 699 7361
2000 672 7956
2001 769 9325
2002 865 10188
2003 990 11211
2004 1131 12392
2005 1180 14559
2006 1151 15449
2007 1234 17318
2008 1378 19030
2009 1524 20449
2010 1735 22320
2011 2058 25372
2012 2274 29281
2013 2862 33704
2014 3266 36522
2015 3525 40592
2016 3666 45757
2017 3768 47792
2018 3609 52868
2019 3633 57754
2020 3826 70878
2021 4293 88397
2022 3355 76739
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Warsaw gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Bachelor's Degree 10,000 PLN
Master's Degree 12,000 PLN
PhD Program 15,000 PLN

The currency used is Polish Zloty (PLN).

The University of Warsaw has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Warsaw.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Licencjat American Studies, Archaeology, English, Finance, International Relations and Diplomacy, Literature, Philosophy
Magister American Studies, Archaeology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Management, European Studies, Finance, Geology, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Welfare and Protective Services
Doktor Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Economics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Social Sciences

University of Warsaw alumni

  1. Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1810-1849 (aged 39)
    virtuosocomposermusic teachermusicianpianist

    Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period, who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation".

  2. David Ben-Gurion

    David Ben-Gurion
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1886-1973 (aged 87)
    zionistpoliticiantrade unionist

    David Ben-Gurion was the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first prime minister of Israel.

  3. Irena Sendler

    Irena Sendler
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1910-2008 (aged 98)
    clinical nurse specialistresistance fighter

    Irena Stanisława Sendler, also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre Jolanta (15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008), was a Polish humanitarian, social worker, and nurse who served in the Polish Underground Resistance during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw. From October 1943 she was head of the children's section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews (Polish: Rada Pomocy Żydom).

  4. Jarosław Kaczyński

    Jarosław Kaczyński
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1949-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the University of Warsaw
    1967-1971 graduated with magister degree in jurisprudence
    juristactorpoliticiantrade unionist

    Jarosław Aleksander Kaczyński is a Polish politician who is currently serving as leader of the Law and Justice party (known by its Polish acronym PiS), which he co-founded in 2001 with his twin brother, Lech Kaczyński, who served as president of Poland until his death in 2010.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Warsaw faculties and divisions

Centre : Behaviour Genetics Genetics
Centre : British Studies English Studies
Centre : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Centre : European European Studies
Centre : Foreign Language Teacher Training and European Education English, Foreign Languages Education, French, German
Centre : Foreign Languages Modern Languages
Centre : Forensic Sciences Forensic Medicine and Dentistry
Centre : French Culture Studies and La Francophonie French, French Studies
Centre : Humanities Arts and Humanities
Centre : Local Government and Local Development Development Studies, Government
Centre : Mathematical and Computational Modelling - ICM Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science
Centre : Mediterranean Archaeology Archaeology, Mediterranean Studies
Centre : New Technologies Information Technology
Centre : Open Multimedia Education Educational Technology, Multimedia
Centre : Political Analysis Political Sciences
Centre : Preclinical Research and Technology Technology
Centre : Technology Transfer Technology
Chair : Erasmus of Rotterdam Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Chair : Sustainable Development Development Studies
Course/Programme : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Course/Programme : Mathematics and Natural Sciences Mathematics, Natural Sciences
Department/Division : Physical Education and Sports Physical Education, Sports
Faculty : Applied Linguistics Applied Linguistics, Central European Studies, Cultural Studies, Eastern European Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Linguistics, Russian, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Applied Social Sciences and Rehabilitation Higher Education, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Faculty : Biology Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Environmental Management, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology
Faculty : Chemistry Chemistry
Faculty : Economics Banking, Econometrics, Economics, Finance, International Relations and Diplomacy, Statistics
Faculty : Education Education, Pedagogy, Primary Education
Faculty : Geography and Regional Studies Computer Education, Geography, Information Sciences, Regional Studies, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Geology Environmental Studies, Geological Engineering, Geology, Mineralogy, Natural Resources, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Water Science
Faculty : History Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Ethnology, History, Information Sciences, Library Science, Musicology, Publishing and Book Trade
Faculty : Journalism and Political Science European Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Political Sciences, Social Policy
Faculty : Law and Administration Administration, Civil Law, Criminal Law, History of Law, International Law, Law
Faculty : Management Economics, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Sociology
Faculty : Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanics
Faculty : Modern Languages English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Romance Languages, Spanish
Faculty : Oriental Studies African Languages, African Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Arabic, Asian Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Chinese, Cultural Studies, Eastern European Studies, Hebrew, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Korean, Oriental Languages, Oriental Studies, Persian, Turkish
Faculty : Philosophy and Sociology Philosophy, Sociology
Faculty : Physics Astronomy and Space Science, Geophysics, Mathematical Physics, Physics
Faculty : Polish Language Baltic Languages, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, East Asian Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Linguistics, Literature, Philology, Polish, Slavic Languages
Faculty : Psychology Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Neurology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Social Psychology
Institute : Interdisciplinary Studies Arts and Humanities
Institute : Social Studies Social Studies
Institute : The Americas and Europe American Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies
Laboratory : Heavy Ions Nuclear Physics
Research Division : Antiques South-East Europe Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology
Research Division : Migration Demography and Population
Unit : Polish Committee of l'Alliance Française French Studies
Unit : The Open University of Warsaw University Arabic, Architecture, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, French, German, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Multimedia, Philosophy, Physics, Polish, Psychology, Russian, Slavic Languages, Spanish, Technology

General information

Alternative names UW
Uniwersytet Warszawski
Founded 1816
Accreditation Ministry of Science and Higher Education; Polish Accreditation Committee

Location and contacts

Address ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
Warszawa, Mazowieckie, 00-927
City population 1,860,000

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