We believe in people who value self-development and want to make their dreams come true. They give us motivation for continuous improvement so that we could offer education and research on the highest level. Our lecturers are well-qualified, inspired from many disciplines who love broadening their knowledge and sharing it with young people. We do our best to provide our students with an environment and resources to fulfill their intellectual curiosity, develop their talents and pursue their interests.
SWPS was founded in 1996 by three eminent professors of the Institute of Psychology at the Polish Academy of Sciences: Andrzej Eliasz, Zbigniew Pietrasiński and Janusz Reykowski. Since it was established, SWPS has become one of the most important and highly regarded Psychology centers for research and learning. SWPS has a tradition of organizing regular scientific, popular science and cultural events. SWPS has had the pleasure of hosting many world-famous people: psychologists Robert Cialdini and Philip Zimbardo, marketing expert Bruce Newman or Martin Seligman an advisor to the US President Bill Clinton.
In our campuses located in Warsaw, Wrocław, Sopot, Katowice and Poznań we offer interdisciplinary degree programs for over 14,000 of our students. We offer full-time and extramural undergraduate and graduate programs in Psychology, Modern Languages, Sociology, Law, Journalism, Cultural Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Urban Development and Design. SWPS is the only private university in Poland that has been granted the right to award both post-doctoral degrees in Psychology and Cultural Studies and PhD degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Science and Law.
Our offer includes a wide range of non-degree programs: weekend trainings or numerous tailor-made training schemes. We organize cycles of scientific and cultural events that are open to the public. Our institution values considerable debates and fruitful discussions, and this is why we often host world-recognized scientists, well-known artists and representatives of the mass media. For those who want to continue their education, but at the same time have an insufficient level of English we have included English Preparatory School in our non-degree offer. The participation in this program gives them an opportunity to improve their English under the supervision of highly qualified teachers. Depending on their individual needs, after a semester or two, they can attend and successfully complete their regular classes in the field of study they have initially chosen.
Being a modern university, we have enriched our programs with an e-learning component, and, consequently, our students can practice the knowledge they have acquired during their classes by taking online tests prepared by our staff. Furthermore, lecture notes are most of the time uploaded to the e-learning platform, which makes studying easier and enables our students to focus on the content of the lecture rather than the necessity of jotting down the teacher's words.
Our students have an opportunity to expand their horizons by not only deriving knowledge from prominent people, but also by going abroad as a part of exchange programs that we offer. They can choose among Europe, Turkey, Korea, China, and the US. SWPS is a genuinely international centre of learning. We not only send our students on exchange programs, but also welcome those who decide to study in Poland.
At the Heart of Europe
Poland lies in Central Europe and can be easily reached from every part of the globe, not least from its neighboring countries: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia or Ukraine. You can also travel to Poland from Sweden by ferry, or fly from London (which takes around 2.5 hours).
Poland is famous for its breathtaking mountains, sea and lakes; and is also home to the only desert in Europe. Your time in Poland will be a wonderful opportunity to develop your passion for sports and outdoor pursuits.
Our biggest Campus is located in Warsaw that is the commercial and academic center of the country and region. It is an extremely vibrant and rapidly developing city with 2 million residents, including 300,000 students. The city provides unlimited opportunities to study, work and enjoy music, cinema, theatre, art and sport. It is also the most multicultural city in the region, with people from 120 countries living and working here. Come and experience unforgettable Warsaw!
Make a conscious decision and apply to SWPS today! We are waiting for YOU!