University of Warsaw: Statistics



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#294 of 14,131 In the World
#110 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 127 In Poland
#1 of 22 In Warsaw
#29 of 4,103 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top50% For 185 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 73,070 scientific papers published and 981,598 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

36,501 / 694,008
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
31,786 / 278,953
31,498 / 601,316
30,389 / 547,478
29,959 / 476,409
Quantum and Particle physics
28,927 / 607,554
Environmental Science
24,316 / 327,860
Computer Science
21,056 / 358,810
20,276 / 138,015
Organic Chemistry
18,884 / 378,773
Materials Science
16,701 / 304,448
14,813 / 278,489
Political Science
14,456 / 102,145
13,175 / 200,526
Geography and Cartography
12,916 / 152,529
12,419 / 169,229
12,142 / 99,055
11,963 / 217,083
10,567 / 158,559
Optical Engineering
10,355 / 234,801
9,886 / 92,260
9,883 / 74,235
9,117 / 80,006
9,053 / 127,837
8,880 / 103,444
8,704 / 111,565
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,452 / 110,058
8,273 / 77,820
8,056 / 77,178
7,801 / 130,772
Astrophysics and Astronomy
7,669 / 206,043
7,617 / 69,990
Nuclear Physics
7,557 / 202,470
Metallurgical Engineering
6,830 / 134,422
Art & Design
6,581 / 55,730
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
6,195 / 12,488
Physical chemistry
5,899 / 112,850
Electrical Engineering
5,488 / 112,972
Atomic and Molecular physics
5,310 / 145,597
Condensed Matter Physics
4,864 / 101,314

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 552 3865
1992 525 4251
1993 548 4256
1994 499 4771
1995 744 5008
1996 679 5684
1997 764 6123
1998 739 6998
1999 748 7892
2000 722 8369
2001 827 9959
2002 963 11437
2003 1046 12597
2004 1218 13763
2005 1284 15889
2006 1315 17262
2007 1379 19224
2008 1498 21436
2009 1654 22163
2010 1860 24476
2011 2147 26926
2012 2448 30887
2013 2955 34769
2014 3455 37567
2015 3727 41195
2016 3912 47175
2017 4057 48749
2018 3975 56894
2019 3967 61487
2020 4105 73254
2021 4270 84300
2022 3876 84632
2023 3793 85422
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)
    pianistmusicianmusic teachercomposervirtuoso

    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)
    trade unionistpoliticianzionist

    David Ben-Gurion was the primary national founder of the State of Israel as well as the state's first prime minister. Born in Płońsk, then part of Congress Poland, to Polish Jewish parents, he immigrated to the Palestine region of the Ottoman Empire in 1906. Adopting the name of Ben-Gurion in 1909, he rose to become the preeminent leader of the Jewish community in British-ruled Mandatory Palestine from 1935 until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, which he led until 1963 with a short break in 1954–55.

  3. Jarosław Kaczyński

    Jarosław Kaczyński
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1949-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the University of Warsaw
    1967-1971 graduated with magister degree in jurisprudence
    juristtrade unionistpoliticianactor

    Jarosław Aleksander Kaczyński is a Polish politician. He has been the leader of the Law and Justice party (PiS) since 2003. He served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2006 to 2007, and has twice held the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, first from 2020 to 2022, and a second time from June to November 2023.

  4. Irena Sendler

    Irena Sendler
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    1910-2008 (aged 98)
    resistance fighterclinical nurse specialist

    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).

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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