On our University and Faculty



The Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw (UKSW) was founded on 3rd September 1999. The University was established on the basis of the former Academy of Catholic Theology (1954-1999). Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University is an autonomous state university.

In the year of the University's establishment, there were 9.5 thousands students attending day-time and extramural studies in the University at 10 fields of studies. After several years, there are almost 16 thousands students, 788 lecturers and 24 fields of studies such as theology, family studies, canon law, philosophy, psychology, environmental protection, political science, sociology, history of art, history, law, administration, Polish philology, pedagogic, mathematics, information technology, econometrics, and macro studies.

More information about the University you may find at a webpage:




The Faculty of Christian Philosophy encompasses 3 institutes: Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Psychology and Institute of Ecology and Bioethics, including altogether 16 sections and more than 30 chairs. The Faculty has stand-alone computer labs, diagnostic laboratory, library and laboratory with Vienna Test System (VTS). Since year 2014/15 our students have access to new Laboratory Center of Natural Sciences.

Our mission is to provide our students with amicable study environment where research and education come together. The Faculty offers:
- Bachelor- and Master-level programmes in philosophy and environmental protection
- Integrated master-level programme in psychology
- PhD programmes in philosophy and psychology

In our programmes of study we strive to offer diverse and attractive education based on comprehensive theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge.

The Faculty is safeguarding its future by developing high-quality research. The Faculty publishes three own scientific journals - "Studies Psychologica", "Studia Philosophiae Christianae" and  "Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae". Recently the Faculty was assessed "A category" in the national accreditation process, demonstrating that it fully meets the requirements laid down in its mission statement.
More information may be found at Institutes' webpages:

Philosophy: http://www.filozofia.uksw.edu.pl
Psychology: http://www.psychologia.wfch.uksw.edu.pl
Ecology and Bioethics: http://www.ieib.uksw.edu.pl


We look beyond the boundaries of our own University and we strongly support and promote international mobility both staff and students at our Faculty. Year after year, we welcome an increasing number of international students into our academic community. The Faculty of Christian Philosophy currently collaborates with foreign universities, scientific and research institutions. We believe that it is a significant area of our development. Therefore, our Faculty strives to facilitate all existing forms of international cooperation as well as to create conditions for establishing new models of international collaboration. We offer a warm welcome to all our guests from abroad!


Students from European universities that have signed the Erasmus Bilateral Agreement with Faculty of Christian Philosophy in a field of philosophy, psychology or environmental protection may spend one or two semesters studying at each of our Institutes. Please note that incoming Erasmus students should be officially nominated by their home Institution.

If you would like to study with us but your University does not have bilateral agreement with our Faculty, please contact:

Agnieszka Szymańska, Ph.D. - agnieszka.szymanska@uksw.edu.pl (all Students BA and MA and PhD courses)

Information about application procedure and Erasmus+ programme at UKSW are provided at International Office webpage: http://www.dwm.uksw.edu.pl/en/

Each year Faculty of Christian Philosophy provides some courses in English for international students. For detail information about current courses please see top of this page.


1. Courses in English
Students are offered a selection of courses taught in English in psychology, philosophy, ecology. Year by year we strive to make our offer more attractive and diverse (see available courses linked above).

2. Orientation trainning
To help you get settled during your first days in Warsaw, our International Office has designed an orientation training for Erasmus students with useful tips, information and opportunities to meet your fellow Erasmus students. You will be e-mailed about the exact time of the orientation training.

3. Mentor programme
To help you finding your way at the University and in Poland, you can ask about your personal Polish buddy - a Polish student who can answer all your practical questions, show you the way in Warsaw, in your faculty, in Polish habits, etc. This kind of help is provided by Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a student organization that supports student mobility. It aims to improve the integration by organizing trips, parties and events for international and local students. Members of our ESN offer help and support from the beginning of your stay in Poland (Mentor programme). For more information go to: www.uksw.esn.pl

4. Coordinators - help and support
Coordinators are the persons responsible for the mobility programs. Each international student is supported by two coordinators: the academic coordinator and the administrative coordinator. They will be happy to help you during your study at our Faculty.

5.  Accommodation
We can offer a place in the Student Residence in double rooms. Each room is equipped with internet connection, a toilet, two showers, a dining room with cooker and fridge. In the dormitory students have access to TV room, living room, reading room, laundry and drying facilities. The rent is about 100-150 EUR per month.

6.  Poland - attractive destination country
Poland reached 8th place in the rankings of the best national brands, under the category of "Rising Star" conducted by the Country Brand Index, indicating the countries that are the most attractive to tourists. Visitors to Poland are discovering fine culture, scenic landscapes and extraordinary historical sites. Whether exploring cities, historical monuments or nature, visitors are sure to bring away rich memories. Poland is attractive destination for students. In 2012-13 academic year our country was the 7th most popular destination country in EU with 10 772 incoming students. Besides, Poland is considered one of the cheapest countries in EU to live as a student.

7.  Warsaw - students' place
The University is located in Warsaw - the capital of Poland. Warsaw is one of the quickest developing European cities and the centre of political, social and cultural live. Warsaw has also rich academic life - it hosts more than 200,000 students per year. Warsaw with its charm and its many cultural and recreational activities is a great city to explore and a great tourist destination. Additionally the city has a privileged geography, located halfway between the sea and the mountain.

8.  Polish your Polish
We offer voluntary Polish course (paid). Moreover, you can practice your Polish hanging out with your Polish friends.





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