Welcome to the Centre for Europe
The Centre for Europe is an integral part of the prestigious and historical University of Warsaw. It is one of the oldest and of the most widely recognised facilities in Poland (as well as in Eastern and Central Europe) representing an interdisciplinary approach to broadly understood European Studies. Thus, our area of research and didactic work includes political studies, legal and socio-economic matters, and cultural issues in internal, regional, external and global dimensions. Our activities are also focused on publishing periodicals, textbooks and didactic materials.
I hope that this Website will provide you with lots of useful information, which will become an incentive for a more extensive cooperation with the Centre for Europe. In this context, I would like to point out that the studies conducted in the Centre offer training programmes taking into account new challenges and problems faced by the EU at the beginning of the 21st century. At the same time, they are adjusted to the needs of the European job market and they improve the students’ practical skills. Another important aspect of the Centre’s operation are the actions in the field of international cooperation between individual researchers and institutes. Therefore, the Centre organises a cycle of international seminars and conferences. It also participates in several international projects.
The Centre is open to cooperation with foreign universities and colleges, science experts and organisations orientated to knowledge, development and creation, in the field of dissemination of knowledge of European integration through research tools and popularising the idea of science as a value.
To sum up, welcome on board and feel free to join our adventure.
Prof. Bogdan Góralczyk
Director of the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw
Why should you choose to study at CE?
European Studies are by definition interdisciplinary and provide knowledge about Europe in the fields of political science, international relations, law, economics, and cultural and social issues. On one hand, our studies deal with issues of European integration, i.e. the practical aspects of the functioning of European Union. On the other hand, we are dealing with other, broader issues, such as Europe’s influence on the most important phenomena and processes taking place in the modern world. We are therefore interested in issues such as European migration, separatism, conflicts and security problems in the context of globalisation. What are Europe’s political, economic, social and cultural relations with other world powers – the USA, Russia, China and India – like? What is the role of Europe in Africa, Latin America or Asia? These are just some examples of problems that are being analysed in our classes.
The courses at the Centre for Europe are taught by university teachers with an interdisciplinary approach to the issues presented, many of whom have additional professional experience from their roles as former diplomats or as central administrative staff and all of them are outstanding experts in their fields. We often host well-known scientists from Poland and abroad as lecturers, and we also invite our graduates who have achieved professional success, for example as officials of the EU institutions.
We are among the top institutions of the University of Warsaw, which have the best developed offer of foreign scholarships. Thanks to the agreements signed with more than 30 prestigious European universities, every year a large group of our students spend a semester at one of them as part of the Erasmus Plus programme or other exchange programmes. We also offer a wide range of apprenticeships.
Foreigners may study in Poland on the basis of the rules applicable to polish citizens or on a fee-paying basis. More information can be found here.
Detailed information on the eligibility rules are here:
European Studies (full-time) Bachelor studies
European Studies (full-time) Master’s studies