During your stay


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 jakdojade.pl 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 a destination field 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. 


Wro Airport Express Bus 

There is also a direct bus that goes between the airport and the main bus station with a stop in the city centre (pl. Domninikański). It goes every 50 minutes, and the ride takes about half an hour. A single ticket costs 10zł and you can pay by cash or card in PLN or EURO. Timetable 

Living Costs   

Living costs for students per month (in approximation) 









1000 - 1200 PLN
(210 - 250 EUR)

1200 - 1500 PLN
(250 - 315 EUR)

2000 - 2500 PLN
(420 - 525 EUR)


500 - 600 PLN
(105 - 125 EUR)

600 - 800 PLN
(125 - 170 EUR)

1000 PLN
(210 EUR)

Semester ticket for public transport

4 months - 200 PLN (40 EUR)
5 months - 245 PLN (50 EUR)

4 months - 200 PLN (40 EUR)
5 months - 245 PLN (50 EUR)

4 months - 200 PLN (40 EUR)
5 months - 245 PLN (50 EUR)

Other Expenses 

200 - 400 PLN
(40 - 80 EUR)

400 - 450 PLN
(80 - 95 EUR)

500 PLN and more
(105 EUR)


1900 - 2445 PLN
(340 - 515 EUR)

2400 - 2995 PLN
(505 - 630 EUR)

3700 - 4245 PLN
(780 - 890 EUR)

Approximate food prices: 

1 loaf of bread - 4 PLN (0,85 EUR)
butter - 7,00 PLN (1,50 EUR)
1 package eggs - 10 PLN (2,1 EUR)
meat - 25 - 40 PLN/KG (5,25 - 8,5 EUR)
cheese - 25 - 40 PLN (5,25 - 8,5 EUR)
mineral water - 3 PLN (0,60 EUR)

Additional expenses: 

phone bills - 40 - 100 PLN (8,40 - 20 EUR)
cinema ticket - 20 - 25 PLN (4,20 - 5,20 EUR)
concert/festivals - 50 - 150 PLN (10 - 30 EUR)

Please bear in mind that the table shows approximate numbers and they vary vastly depending on your lifestyle, personal financial management and your priorities. 

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) once the academic year officially commences and you register in the International Office.  

Student identity card entitles to a 50% discount on public transport in the city and a 51% discount on national railways (only when under the age of 26). 

It costs 22PLN 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 

Faculty of Biological Sciences 
ul. Przybyszewskiego 63, ground floor 
phone number: 71 375 63 64  

Faculty of Biotechnology 
ul. Joliot-Cure 14a, r. 0.08 
phone number: 71 375 29 95  

Faculty of Chemistry 
ul. Joliot-Cure 14, r. 9 
phone number: 71 375 76 47  

Faculty of Earth Sciences and Environmental Management 
ul. Kuźnicza 35, r. 2 (2nd floor) 
jolanta.korczyk@uwr.edu.pl, magdalena.skalecka@uwr.edu.pl 
phone number: 71 375 92 75  

Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences 
ul. Szewska 48, r. 101 
phone number: 71 375 22 74  

Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics 
ul. Uniwersytecka 22/26, r. 22a 
malgorzata.guzek@uwr.edu.pl, agata.mlynczyk@uwr.edu.pl 
phone numbers: 71 375 29 25, 71 375 23 47  

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences 
ul. F. Joliot-curie 15, r. 28 
phone number: 71 375 78 95  

Faculty of Philology 
pl. Nankiera 15, r. 12 
phone number: 71 375 92 75 

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy 
pl. M. Borna 9, r.102 
phone number: 71 375 93 57 

Faculty of Social Sciences 
ul. Koszarowa 3, r. 27 
e-mail addresses and phone numbers (please check your department) 



EU and EFTA citizens 

EU citizens are eligible for free healthcare once they present their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for which they should apply in their own country before coming to Poland. Remember that not every institution provides free services – the provider of free healthcare is Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia (NFZ) and you must search for places that allow you to use those services. 

It’s worth remembering that EHIC card provides help ONLY in the unplanned emergency situations. 


Voluntary health insurance 

Any student can sign up for NFZ voluntary health insurance. It’s not free (costs 55,80 PLN monthly) but it allows to use free healthcare system in Poland outside of emergency situations as well. 

For more information about health insurance check here.  


Here are the addresses of some medical centres in Wroclaw: 

Specjalistyczna Przychodnia Lekarska VITA  
ul. Oławska 15  
phone numbers: 071 34 33 556 
information and registry open 7:30–19:00 

ul. Legnicka 40,  
phone numbers: 071 35 93 354, 071 35 93 356 

Prywatne Centrum Medyczne PROMEDIS 
ul. Oławska 27-29 
phone numbers: 071 34 19 664, 071 34 19 666 

Centrum Medyczne PRACTIMED 
ul. Pabianicka 25 
phone numbers: 071 79 83 679 
e-mail: practimed@poczta.onet.pl 


Public hospitals  

Akademicki Szpital Kliniczny im. Jana Mikulicza-Radeckiego 
ul. Borowska 213  
50-556 Wrocław 

Dolnośląski Szpital Specjalistyczny im. T. Marciniaka  
Centrum Medycyny Ratunkowej 

ul. R.Traugutta 116 
50-420 Wrocław 

IV Wojskowy Szpital Kliniczny  
ul. R. Weigla 5 
50-981 Wrocław 

Samodzielny Publiczny Szpital Kliniczny Nr 1 
|ul. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 58 
50-369 Wrocław 

Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny  
ul. Kamieńskiego 73 A 
51-124 Wrocław 

Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny im. J. Gromkowskiego 
ul. Koszarowa 5  
51-149 Wrocław 
tel. (071) 326-13-25 


Private hospital 

EMC S.A. Instytut Medyczny Szpital 
ul. Pilczycka 144-148 
54-144 Wrocław 

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 department. To get details about the procedure please contact the respective coordinators. 

There is one exception! For the courses from The Master of International Relations, you can apply only on-line! http://www.gs.uni.wroc.pl/user/register (as far as there are any vacancies available) See the details on the timetable on our website. 

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 check your grades at the end of each semester. 

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 our 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. 


It is advisable to login into Office 365 (https://portal.uwr.edu.pl/en/) before using eduroam, to make sure that your password is correct and your account is fully functional. 

What is eduroam and how to connect to it? 

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. There are plenty of bank facilities next University Main Building. 

Bank Pekao S.A. 
Address: Rynek 1 

Santander Bank Polska S.A. 
Address: Rynek 9/11 

ING Bank Śląski 
Address: Szewska 72 

Public transport and URBANCARD 

Wroclaw has an extensive public transport network. There are trams as well as buses in the whole city and outside of it. More popular lines can run even every 10 minutes. Trams stop running at night (around 11p.m.) but there are more options with different kinds of buses. There are daytime normal routes from 100 do 149, and express routes, designated by red letters: A, C, D, E, K, and N. Suburban routes are numbered 604 to 623. Night routes are designated by black numbers from 240 to 259; night buses run only once an hour.  

For regularly updated public transport schedules please check Wrocław’s official website.   

Tickets are available at the automated ticket machines that you can find at all the biggest tram and bus stops in the city. Once you buy the ticket, you have to validate it in the vehicle. If you can’t find any of those, you can pay inside the vehicle itself but remember – you can only use your card and pay via contactless payment! The ticket won’t be printed, and it will stay on your card for the next 72 hours in case of a ticket control.  

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. 

Public transport fares: 

  • Single-trip (regular fare) 4,60 zł 

  • 15-minute, all lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 3,20 PLN 

  • 30-minute, all lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 4,00 PLN 

  • 60-minute, all lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 5,20 PLN 

  • 90-minute, all lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 7,00 PLN 

  • 24-hour, all  lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 15,00 PLN 

  • 48-hour, all lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 26,00 PLN 

  • 72-hour, all  lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 32,00 PLN 

  • 168-hour, all lines within and outside city limits (regular fare) 54,00 PLN 



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

To apply for the URBANCARD please visit their website. 

Library Access 

You must pre-register online at the website 


After filling and submitting an electronic form, no sooner than after 1/2 hour, one should go to the Local Lending Department of 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), and identification document in order to activate library account. 

Website of the 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 Public Library of Lower Silesia, both located within few minutes of walk from the main building of our university. 

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 

FX, F 

2 (ndst, niedostateczny) 

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

Sport classes 

International students can choose classes from the list of 36 sport disciplines. Students can sign in for one class only (2 hours once a week, in total 30 hours per semester) 

Most of classes are free of charge (the list of the charged ones please check below) 


To register for sport class please visit the Sport Center: 

Uniwersyteckie Centrum Wychowania Fizycznego i Sportu  
(University Centre for Physical Education and Sport) 
ul. Przesmyckiego 10, room B 51-148 Wrocław 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 14:00 
phone number: 71 375 6262  
e-mail: ucwfis@uwr.edu.pl 


List of classes (sport disciplines): 


Regular classes (zajęcia podstawowe): 


Free of charge: 

Outdoor athletics (Atletyka terenowa) 
Body styling 
Circuit training 
Gym work (Ćwiczenia siłowe) 
AGG - Aesthetic Group Gymnastics with music (Gimnastyka estetyczna) 
Regular gymnastics (Gimnastyka podstawowa) 
Hatha yoga 
Horse riding  (Jeździectwo) 
Nordic walking 
Basketball (Piłka koszykowa) 
Soccer (Piłka nożna) 
Handball (Piłka ręczna) 
Volleyball (Piłka siatkowa) 
Stretching body 
Tai Chi Chuan 
Table tennis (Tenis stołowy) 
Indoor Hockey (Unihokej) 
Climbing (Wspinaczka) 


Charged classes: 

Aqua aerobics – 170 PLN/semester 
Bowling – 180 PLN/ semester 
Horse riding (Jeździectwo): Krzyżanowice – 300 PLN/ semester, Partynice – 350 PLN/ semester 
Scuba Diving (Nurkowanie) – 1150 PLN/ semester 
Swimming (Pływanie): pływalnia WCS: – 175 PLN/ semester, pływalnia AZS – 160 PLN/ semester, 
Tennis – 190 PLN/ semester 


Advanced classes (SEKCJE): 

for students actively training one of the below disciplines and/or taking part in competitions and who would like to represent the University of Wrocław in Wrocław, in the region, in the country, trainings twice a week (2hx2) signing in by an individual appointment with a coach during the class hours 

Athletics and running 
Skiing and snowboard 
Women's basketball 
Men's basketball 
Women's volleyball 
Men's volleyball 
Women's soccer 
Men's soccer 
Table tennis 


On this platform, you have your University of Wroclaw e-mail address. All 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 helpdesk@uwr.edu.pl 

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. 

Emergency Numbers 


112 - emergency number for all the three - police, fire and ambulance service 
999 - emergency ambulance service 
997 - police 
998 - fire department 

Calling these numbers is free of charge both from a phone box and mobile. You can dial them even if you do not have any credit on your mobile, and even without entering the PIN code. 

If something bad happens, you should phone the police or go to the nearest police station. You cannot expect the policemen to speak English fluently, so if you don't feel comforta­ble with your Polish skills, ask a Polish friend to go there with you. If there is nobody to go with you, remember that the police are obliged to provide you with a sworn translator. 

We know that many of you will take a trip to the Polish mountains. In the Tatra, which are over 2000 meters high, you should be especially prepared to contact the mountain emergency service GOPR if things go awry. Always have your mobile with you and in case of emergency call 0601 100 300. There is also an emer­gency service in the lakes area, Maz­ury: 0601 100 100 (Mazurska Służba Ratownicza). 

If you lose your passport, you have to contact your embassy to get a replacement. Keep a photo­copy of your passport (pages with your picture and visa) just in case. If you lose any of your home country documents - passport, ID, Student ID - you will need to obtain a police certificate for this. You can get one at a police station. 


NOMADA is a human rights organisation based in Wroclaw. They are focused on immigrants, foreigners and ethnic or religious minorities. They want to break stereotypes and prejudices and they strive to shape attitudes of solidarity between people of different backgrounds and social status. Through their activities, they attempt to create relationships based on mutual understanding and good communication. 

NOMADA’s main activities are: development and educational projects, monitoring and advocacy, interventional assistance and legal support. They also release publications, hold trainings, conferences and debates. 

NOMADA offers free of charge counselling service for migrants: 

The scope of support that they provide responds to the needs most often reported to them by their clients and covers: legal advice on residency issues; support for people who have experienced bias motivated crimes; working with Romanian Roma community living in Wroclaw. Counseling is carried out both at the office and in the field – NOMADA experts assist migrants during visits to the offices, at the doctors, at the police or in court. They also act as language and cultural translators. They ensure full anonymity to their clients. 


NOMADA’s website 

ul. Paulińska 4/8 
Wrocław 50-247 
phone numer: 71 307 03 35 
e-mail: nomada@nomada.info.pl 

Office hours: 
Monday: 16.00-19.00 
Thursday: 16.00-19.00 

Psychological consultations 

Psychological consultations and psychological counselling are 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: magdalenapiosek@gmail.com 

Ombudsman for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination 

Ariel Przybyłowicz is a Doctor of Law specialising in labour law and social security law. Since 2014 he has also been a legal advisor with experience in, among others, mobbing cases. Since November 2021, he has been acting as the Ombudsman for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination at the University of Wrocław. 

The tasks of the Ombudsman for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination at the University of Wrocław include: 

  • taking actions for equal treatment and equal opportunities for the entire academic community 

  • taking action to eliminate all forms of discrimination and unequal treatment in UWr 

  • taking action to disseminate knowledge on compliance with the principles of equal treatment, in particular in the form of meetings or trainings addressed to the university community 

  • supporting the university community in the implementation of existing anti-discrimination procedures 

If you are conducting research or your scientific interests are focused on equality issues, write to: rownosc@uwr.edu.pl



Ombudsman for Equal Treatment and Anti-Discrimination at the University of Wrocław 
dr Ariel Przybyłowicz 
email: rownosc@uwr.edu.pl 
phone: +48 71 375 24 84, 603 703 586 

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.