On 22nd April, Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, the UW Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching issued a notice, dedicated to students and doctoral candidates, informing them, among other things, how to submit applications for social scholarships, scholarships for persons with disabilities or allowances. The notice also contains information on the rules for granting them.
UW students and doctoral candidates can receive financial support from the University of Warsaw by applying for social scholarships, scholarships for persons with disabilities or allowances. View the Vice-Rector’s notice >>
Until 30th September, students and doctoral candidates can submit their applications for social scholarships, scholarships for persons with disabilities and allowances.
There is no need to provide paper documents (including the self-signed application and attachments) to the appropriate units.
Please register your application in USOSweb, download as PDF and send it by email (together with the required attachments).
1) Students applying for:
a) social scholarships – scholarship coordinator in a particular unit;
b) scholarships for persons with disabilities – email@example.com;
c) allowances – firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Doctoral candidates applying for:
a) social scholarships and allowances – email@example.com;
b) scholarships for persons with disabilities – firstname.lastname@example.org.
When can students and doctoral candidates apply for allowances?
If you are in a difficult financial situation, resulted from the coronavirus pandemic, you are entitled to apply for allowances. There are the following conditions:
- Loss of a major source of income by you, your spouse or your parent (in case you are financially dependent on them);
- The sudden illness of yours or a member of your immediate family;
- Death of your child, spouse or parent(in case you are financially dependent on them).
The entitlement to receive allowances depends on the date of commencement of studies. Detailed information is available in the notice >>
If you have any questions, please send an email: email@example.com (in the case of students), and firstname.lastname@example.org (in the case of doctoral candidates).
21 kwietnia 2020
Position of post-doc (adiunkt) (a group of science positions) in the project entitled “From ion-selective nanofibers optical and electrochemical sensors towards „lab on a mat”” financed by National Science Centre, Poland, is open for application. Project leader: prof. dr hab. Agata Michalska-Maksymiuk. Deadline for applications: 15 September 2020. For more info see >> pdf
20 kwietnia 2020
On 16th April, a new act on special support measures owing to the spread of coronavirus has been adopted. It includes regulations on, among others, remote exams and defences of theses. In a video, Prof. Andrzej Tarlecki, the UW Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Financial Policy, explains what impact the act and latest rector’s orders have on the university, its employees, doctoral candidates, and students.
Apart from the act, there are new internal university regulations: the rector’s orders as of 17th April concern employment of academic teachers (part-time), nomination for university positions, as well as and the supplementary remuneration.
15 kwietnia 2020
What is it like to study at UW? Do you have some questions regarding admissions, study programmes or student matters? On 25th April at 10 am on the UW Facebook page, the University of Warsaw organises its Online Open Day.
Despite the current circumstances, UW invites for its Open Day during which prospective students will receive first-hand information on the UW educational offer and admission procedures, student organisations, social support, mobility possibilities, etc.
Organisers have prepared a part dedicated to international candidates. The UW Welcome Point and Admissions Office employees will present an educational offer and answer questions in English.
Although it is not possible to meet in person on the university campus, during the live transmission one can take a virtual tour.
There will be also a possibility to meet online with the representatives study programmes.
The UW Online Open Day will be held on 25th of April at 10:00-12:00, on the UW Facebook profile.
10 kwietnia 2020
“I would like to address the international members of our academic community. The lockdown hampered your contacts and the possibility to be together with your family and your dears, but here you are not alone. In the University of Warsaw, you are among your friends. We want you to feel this, we need you, and we need your engagement,” says Prof. Marcin Pałys, the UW rector in an exceptional video dedicated to the UW community.
This year’s spring break is of a special character. Despite unusual circumstances, we wish all UW students, doctoral candidates and employees to relax and deepen your family relations.
Watch the rector’s video
Prof. Marcin Pałys, the rector of the University of Warsaw, wished the university community good health and a lot of optimism in the Easter time. He thanked all for their commitment to maintaining the best possible studying and working conditions in these challenging Times.
07 kwietnia 2020
The University of Warsaw is continually monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. On 7th April, the UW rector issued the new orders on studying and working arrangements at the University of Warsaw. Measures brought in by UW aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the UW community.
Taking into consideration the current situation in the country, Prof. Marcin Pałys, the UW rector, has decided to introduce the following changes to his previous orders and:
- Extend through 15th May the period of online lectures and classes for students, doctoral candidates, post-diploma learners. (According to the Order no. 50/2020 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 10th March 2020, this regulation applied until 14th April 2020).
- Extend through 15th May work limitations on the UW campuses. (According to the Order no. 57/2020 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 17th March 2020, this regulation applied until 10th April 2020).
- Extend through 30th June the period of suspension of business travels abroad and participation in domestic conferences of employees, doctoral candidates, students and post-diploma learners of the university (According to the Order no. 50/2020 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 10th March 2020, this regulation applied until 30th April 2020).
- Extend through 30th June the period of suspension of accommodating new students in residence halls and other facilities, and prohibition from visiting these places (According to the Order no. 50/2020 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 10th March 2020, this regulation applied until 30th April 2020).
- Extend through 31st August the period of cancellation of open events such as conferences, symposiums, lectures, including courses of the Open University of the University of Warsaw, artistic performance sand other meetings of this type organised by the University of Warsaw as well as events organised by external entities at the premises of the University of Warsaw. (According to the Order no. 50/2020 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 10th March 2020, this regulation applied until 30th April 2020).
- Introduce 50% reduction in accommodation fee (in May 2020) for students, doctoral candidates, postgraduate students of the School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the University of Warsaw, and participants of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, who live in UW facilities. (A partial accommodation fee in April was introduced by the Order no. 59/2020 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of 23rd March 2020).
Due to the changing situation, please follow our updated information about the UW operations in these exceptional times.
06 kwietnia 2020
Prof. Andrzej Tarlecki, the UW Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Financial Policy, reminds the UW community about the simplification of financial procedures introduced by the university. He also speaks about HR issues and accommodation in DPN. Prof. Andrzej Tarlecki expresses his gratitude to all who contributed to the UW functioning.
In a short video, the UW Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Financial Policy stresses that UW simplifies procedures, especially financial issues such as the settlement of invoices, bill and payment of remunerations.
All the staff matters, e.g. employment or promotion procedures, can be conducted as usual. Committees and other collegial bodies engaged in the procedure will be working remotely. The UW Human Resources Office receives and processes all applications regularly.
Currently, there is a time for submitting applications for accommodation in Dom Pracownika Naukowego (DPD). The deadline for their submission is prolonged until 24th April. One can send scans of appropriate documents via e-mail.
Prof. Andrzej Tarlecki expresses his great gratitude to all employees who enable others remote work while working on the UW campuses.
03 kwietnia 2020
PhD Student position is available in Grela’s group in the International Training Network (ITN) and more specifically a European Joint Doctorate (EJD), funded by the European Commission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (MSCA), entitled „Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis” (CCIMC). Project title: „Immobilization of NHC’s ligands in Janus Dendrimers. Catalysis in green solvents”. Supervisors: Prof. Karol Grela and Dr. Rosa María Sebastián. Deadline for applications: 19 April 2020. For more info see >> pdf
Project Manager – prof. Karol Grela (Head of Organometallic Synthesis Laboratory, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw) is looking for candidates to work in a scientific project: „Making the Impossible Possible: Macrocyclisation of Unbiased Dienes at High Concentration by Ring-Closing Metathesis”, programme Opus supported by National Science Centre positions: Post-Doc (2) – Assistant in a group of research workers, operating in the field of exact and natural sciences. Deadline for applications: 3 May 2020. For more info see >> pdf
02 kwietnia 2020
Due to the challenging and exceptional situation, resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak, UW like other institutions in the country, had to change its operation. Education at UW is provided in a different form. Most of UW units introduced remote teaching. Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, our Vice-rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching, hosted today an online meeting, during which she was answering students’ and doctoral candidates’ questions about their education at UW.
More than 400 questions have been submitted via an online form. On 2nd April, Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, the UW Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching held a Q&A session with over a thousand participants. We present a few most important issues, brought up by our students and doctoral candidates.
Academic year. Will the summer exam session take place according to the schedule or will the academic year be extended? Will students continue the semester with online classes instead of going to the classroom?
Online classes are conducted on the Campus e-learning platform and through other available online tools. All detailed information is available on the websites of individual faculties and units as well as doctoral schools. Since some of the classes, e.g. laboratories, cannot be carried out remotely, UW considers postponing the date of the summer exam session. The organizational matters regarding this academic year and possible changes to the entry admissions timeline, resulted by the extraordinary situation, are raised by Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching. Watch the video >>
The decision on whether UW will continue remote learning as of 14th will be made and published on the UW website next week.
Residence halls. Can students still stay in UW residence halls?
Yes, students are allowed to stay at UW residence halls. During the online meeting, Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika stressed that UW does not have any plans to change the functionality of residence halls.
As the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate published recommendations, encouraging students to leave their residence halls, many followed them. Now, some of the students are thinking of returning. The University of Warsaw made recommendations for students encouraging them to stay temporarily at their homes or alternate locations. See more >>
Dissertation defence/Exams. Can students and doctoral candidates defend their dissertations online?
Yes, it is possible. However, some conditions need to be fulfilled. One of them is the stability and the quality of the internet connection. It is also practicable to conduct online exams. Please contact your department or a particular lecturer directly to discuss it.
Please note that all questions, asked during the online meeting with Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, will be translated into English and posted here.