Useful information for exchange students

Check the Schedule of the meetings with cooridnators (summer semester 2023/2024)

See the presentation 




Your arrival in Wroclaw

The cheapest way to get to the Dormitory from the Airport or Main Railway Station is to use a bus or a tram.

There is a very useful website which will help you in finding your way. You just need to fill out "A ,start point"  (for Airport put: PORT LOTNICZY, for main railway Station: DWORZEC GŁ. PKP)  and "B, destination" (address of your hotel) fields and the program will find your connection and time of departure.

You can, of course, take a taxi, the cost is around 15€ or 20€  from the airport to the city centre and 5€ or 10€ from the main station. It is better to ask about the price before you take a taxi just to avoid dishonest drivers.


Wroclaw has an extensive public transport network. Trams do not run during the night, whereas buses run around the clock (night buses run only once an hour).

Public transport fares

Tickets are available at automated ticket machines which you can find at almost every bus and tram stop.

Upon your arrival, you can buy single-trip tickets in newsagents at the Airport or the Main Station. You can also buy it on the bus and tram using a ticket machine (you can pay by card only).

After entering the bus or the tram you must validate your ticket.

There is also a very useful website if you want to travel by train. You just need to fill out " from"  (for e.g WARSZAWA CENTRALNA - main station in Warsaw)  and " to" (WROCŁAW GŁÓWNY - main station in Wrocław) fields and the program will find you the best connection and the time of departure.


The University can provide International Students with a double and single room at our student residences called ‘Ołówek', ‘Kredka', 'Dwudziestolatka', 'Słowniaka' and 'Parawanowiec".  which are situated in the city centre.

The rent is paid monthly and upon your arrival, you'll be charged additionally a deposit, which will be returned at the end of your stay after you check out and leave the room tidy.

Contact Details:


The application for Dormitory (only for accepted students): 

Application for a place in a halls of residence for the academic year 2023/2024 will only be made electronically, according to the accepted timetable, via the USOSweb system

If you are coming to study at one of the other Wroclaw Universities please contact directly the accommodation office:

Preparatory Course of Polish Language

Before each semester a 2-week preparatory course of Polish organize by the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners takes place.

On the first day of the course, you are invited for a breakfast after which all the participants of the course are divided into smaller groups depending on the level of advance.

Each group has 3 hours of Polish (3x45 min) per day.

You can obtain 3ECTS for 100% of attendance!



Semester Course of Polish Language

We encourage you to take the Polish Language Course during the semester (twice a week 2x1,5 h) provided by the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners - Szkoła Języka Polskiego i Kultury dla Cudzoziemców.


pl. Nankiera 15, room 6

Tel. 071 3752570

To apply for the course please visit the website:


10th September for the first semester

10th February for the second semester

You can get 6 ECTS:
1. regular participation (minimum 46h),
2. provision of two papers (homework),
3. obtaining positive results in the final test (minimum 50%).

Please note (very important)!

Students who do not meet the conditions mentioned in points 1 and 2 will not be able to take the final test.
Therefore, they automatically won't receive their grades and credits, and the Polish language class will not
be included in the Transcript of Record.

Academic Calendar

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If you often use trams and buses, it is a good idea to apply for the URBANCARD or during the academic year, you can activate Urbancard throughout your student ID. In bus and tram stops, there are separate ticket machines where you can put your student card and buy a discounted semester ticket which is 245 zł for five months (one semester). Therefore, a student card will also be your urban card. There are other options available as well.

To apply for the URBANCARD please visit their website.

Student ID Card

Student ID card (Legitymacja studencka) is the most important document for each student. You need legitymacja to borrow books from the libraries, to obtain discounts on public transport, cinema and museum tickets etc. You can get your legitymacja in the Dean's Office of your Faculty (Dziekanat).

It costs 22 zloty and you can pay for it only via bank transfer or at the post office using the special slip payment. It is different for each student and you need to download it from your USOSweb account: Student's Section-->Payments-->Uncleared Debts-->Download Payments Slip. When you get the stamp from the post office or bank on your slip payment you need to present it in your Dean's Office to get your student ID card. Please make sure that you will check the available office hours with them before:

Dean's Offices Addresses:

Faculty of Philology

Dean's Office, PL. Nankiera 15, r. 12

Faculty of Social Sciences

Dean's Office, ul. Koszarowa 3, r. 27

e-mails addresses (please check your department)

Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

Dean's Office, ul. Szewska 48, r. 101

Faculty of Chemistry

Dean's Office, ul. Joliot-Cure 14, r. 9

Faculty of Biotechnology

Dean's Office, ul. Joliot-Cure 14a, r. 0.08

Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management

Dean's Office, ul. Kuźnicza 35, r. 2(II-floor)

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dean's Office, ul,  Przybyszewskiego 63, ground floor

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dean's Office, ul. F. Joliot-curie 15, r. 28

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

Dean's Office, Pl. M. Borna 9, r.102

Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics

Students' Office, ul. Uniwersytecka 22/26, r. 22a


USOSweb account

USOSweb is an individual account where you can download the slip payment for your student ID card, check if you are registered for the courses you've signed in and at the end of each semester you can check your grades.

It's very important to check at the end of the first month of the semester if the courses you have chosen and signed in had appeared on your account. If some classes are missing you must report it directly to the respective teacher or your Dean's Office (Dziekanat) or the Secretary's office of your Institute.

Your LOGIN is your Indeks number (your student's ID number). For the first login, you must request a new password. The system will ask you for the e-mail address. Please enter the same e-mail address you used to create your account on our website.

To log in please enter this website.


On this platform, you have your University of Wroclaw e-mail address. All of the accepted students should get an e-mail with the login details. If you missed it please reset your password here:

In case of any problems please contact


It is advisable to login into office 365 ( before using eduroam, to make sure that your password is correct and your account is fully functional.

What is eduroam and how to conect?


Registration for the Classes

Which courses can you choose?

During the first week, you can attend as many courses as you can. This is the way you can see if the content of the courses and the nature of the teacher respond to your expectation.  During the second week, you attend only these courses which you will decide to follow the whole semester.

You will get a list from the Teacher where you need to write your name, surname and OBLIGATORY your INDEKS number to register for the course. Be sure to ask the teacher about it! Attention: The process of signing up for the classes may be different at each Deaprtment. To get details about the procedure please contact the respective cooridnators.

There is one exception! For the courses from The Master of International Relations, you can apply only on-line! (as far as there are any vacancies available) See the details on the timetable on our website.

Grading Scale

ECTS grade

Polish grade



5 (bdb, bardzo dobry)

EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors


4,5 (+db, +dobry)

VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors


4 (db, dobry)

GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors


3,5 (+dst, +dostateczny)

SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings


3 (dst, dostateczny)

SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria


2 (ndst, niedostateczny)

FAIL - some more work required before the credit can be awarded

Sport classes

at the University Centre for Physical Education and Sport

Uniwersyteckie Centrum Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu

ul. Przesmyckiego 10, room B 51-148 Wrocław

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 14:00

Tel. 71  375 6262 e-mail:


Before registering for your chosen classes please read the ENROLMENT RULES

Each student who wants to sign up for the classes should have 30 unspent tokens with 8545-WF code in the basket menu.

Bank Account

If you wish, you can open a bank account in one of the Polish banks. The only document needed to open a personal bank account is a passport. The nearest bank facility from the University Main Building is a Santander Consumer Bank.


ul. Kuźnicza 17/19

Foreign Language Courses

If you wish to develop your language skills in other foreign languages like English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese,

please see the website of Studium Praktycznej Nauki Języków Obcych  and check the time and place of the entrance exam:


pl. Nankiera 2/3

For this course, you can obtain 4ECTS.


All incoming students from the EU should be holding the European Health Insurance Card (blue card) for which they should have applied in their own country. Information about polish insurance: 

We hope not, but in case you need some medical help, you find professional care in one of the medical centres.



pl. Dominikański 3 (Inside Galeria Dominikańska building, 4th floor)


ul.Oławska 15

tel. 71 3443201, 71 3437110, 71 3433556, 71 3432265

registry e-mail

Library Access

Fill in the online electronic form available at:

Go to: the University Library (Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 12 St.) with the following documents:

  • electronic student's ID card, 
  • student's obligation card (to be obtained in your Dean's office, this is a document which confirms that all borrowed books were given back),
  • identification document 

to activate the library account.

Website of Wrocław University Library

There are other public libraries in the city such as Ossolineum Library, which is one of the largest scientific centres in Poland, and the Public Library of Lower Silesia, both located within few minutes of walk from the main building of our University.

Psychological consultations

  • Psychological consultations and psychological counselling is designed for people who are struggling with various kinds of difficulties or crises. It is for people who are experiencing depressed mood, anxiety, shyness, helplessness, who are experiencing problems in relationships with loved ones (partner, family, peers), for those who couldn’t cope with stress, studying, have concentrating troubles or have some problems with adaptation to the new environment.
  • Psychological consultations are simply helping to solve various kinds of crises and difficult situations – it is not identical with psychotherapy. Any person may sometimes need this kind of psychological support.
  • Any person who will enrol for consultations can take advantage of the free meetings with a psychologist.
  • Consultation and psychological support possible online during the coronavirus epidemic - contact:

Residence Registration in Poland

All students from EU countries coming to study in Poland for more than 3 months must register their stay in Poland. To do it you need to visit the Lower Silesian Governor's Office Office - Dolnośląski Urząd Wojewódzki.


Non-EU Citizens

ONLY in case, your visa is valid for shorter than your study period.

You need to apply at least 1 day before the end of the expiration of your visa:

How to apply:


Student on-line Account

The student on-line Account that you created on our website is valid during your study at the University of Wrocław. You find there documents such as:

  • "Confirmation of enrollment"
  • "Confirmation for the residence registration in Poland"
  • "Attendance confirmation"
  • "Changes to Learning Agreement"

which might be needed after your arrival and before your departure.

Study Period Confirmation

Print the attendance confirmation from your account. You need to get a stamp and signature from our Office.


The attendance confirmation can be sign ONLY during your last few days at the University. It is a document that confirms your study period at our University. The "end of your period" date will be the same as the date of your visit to our Office.

Transcript of Records

Your Transcript of Records will be signed by your Dean’s Office.

You should print it out from your USOSweb account and submit it to the Dean’s Office so they can check it and approve it.

You can pick it up before your departure in the Dean’s Office or

Inform them to send it to you or your University. To do that please use this form.

Remember that without the signature from the Dean’s Office your Transcript is not valid!

Students with disabilities

The University of Wrocław can offer some assistance to students/staff with disabilities, although the structure and the position of the university buildings may occur difficulties for students with serious mobility problems. A limited number of rooms suitable for disabled people can be offered in one of the student houses. Disabled students interested to study at the University of Wrocław should contact the International Office before starting the application procedure to make sure if all the necessary assistance can be provided.  

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