Students' guide

Students' Office

Dąbrowska Renata
Degree: M.A.
Email: 'yhQ5VIN^-B%&KHD1`G!C6e=]#[u^J0'FABJiYyr-Q6&i&d5CV%
Telephone: 22 554 91 64
Post: Specialist
Office hours:

Godziny pracy dziekanatu (październik-czerwiec) / Office hours (October- June):

Pon./Mon.: 12.00 - 16.00

Wt. / Tue. Closed

Śr./ Wed.: 12. 00 - 16.00

Czw./ Thu.: - 12.00 - 16.00

Pt./ Fr.  Closed


pokój / room: M

 



Comments :

Programmes in English:

Finance and International Investment

Quantitative Finance

Studia Zaoczne


Barzycka Izabela
Email: 'yhQ5VIN^-B%&KHD1`G!C6e]#[l\JD0P&6@H6piT=8=F'uL%R
Telephone: 22 55 49 191
Post: Senior Administrative Specialist
Office hours:

Pon./Mon.: 12-6pm
Wt. / Tue. Closed
Śr./ Wed.: 12-4pm
Czw./ Thu.: 12-4pm
Pt./ Fr.: Nieczynne / Closed
pokój / room: M


Comments :

Erasmus Administrative Coordinator
Programme in English: International Economics MA


How to meet with Vice-Dean for students affairs

Kopczewska Katarzyna
Degree: Ph.D.
Email: 'yhQ5VIN^-B%&KHD1`G!C6e=O]#[neXBsQ#FRszB{6*M%XPe~+n#8
Telephone: 22 831 32 01 do 03 w. 154
Post: Assistant Professor Vice-Dean for Students Affairs
Office hours:

Dean office hours on Mondays starting at 16:00 in room K1, registration online for web-queue

In January '2017 office hours on:  9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

In February ' 2017 office hours on:  06th, 20th, 27th

In March '2017 office hours on:  06th, 13th, 20th, 27th

In April ' 2017 office hours on: 3rd, 10th, 24th

In May'2017 office hours on: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

In June'2017 office hours on: 12th, 19th, 26th

 

 


Comments :
Forms (letter of request, confirmation card, resumption application, etc.)

Curriculum

Finance and International Investment

Finance and International Investment

Academic Year 2014/2015

pdf

International Economics

International Economics,

Academic year 2015/2016

pdf

International Economics,

Academic year 2014/2015

pdf

International Economics,

double degree

pdf

Quantitative Finance

Academic year 2015/2016

pdf

Academic year 2014/2015

pdf

Development Economics

Development Economics,

Academic year 2014/2015

pdf


Intranet and e-mail

USOSWeb

What is USOSWeb

USOSWeb is the intranet portal for the University of Warsaw academic community. USOSWeb offers pasword-protected access to all university-related information. It is integrated with USOS, the academic information management application, featuring databases of staff, students, course syllabuses and schedules, programmes, facilities, fees, liabilities, financial aid, and more.
Students of the University of Warsaw enrol for courses, monitor their liabilities and fee balance, examination results, or check their weekly course schedules via USOSWeb. The U-MAIL messaging system, which is a part of USOSWeb, is the official channel of communication between lecturers, administratives and students.
Every University unit offering courses runs its own USOSWeb portal. The USOSWEb of the Faculty of Economic Sciences is available at http://usosweb.wne.uw.edu.pl (secure transmission protocol, demands accepting the security certificate). English-language interface is available (click the British flag), though students may still encounter pages in PL language, since the portal was initially monolingual.

User ID and password

When you are matriculated you automatically receive an account in USOSWeb.
User ID: Polish citizens use their PESEL number as their ID. If you are a non-Polish citizen a user ID is generated for you either as you apply via the IRK registration system or when you visit the Students' Office for the first time. 
Password: The password you had set up when you registered for admissions in the IRK system is valid for USOSWeb as well. In justified cases, password may be generated in the Students' Office.
When you lose your password: If you loose your password turn to the Students' Office in order to receive a new one. Do not email the USOSWeb admin for new passwords.

How do I sign in?

Log-in: When you open the USOSWeb main page, note the grey bar at the top of the page saying 'On-line services of the University of Warsaw'. Click on the 'log-in' link in the right corner of the bar in order to sign in. Persons who had their passwords generated by the office should not use numeric keypad and turn the caps lock off as they enter their password. They are also advised to change their passwords at their first log-in. New password should be at least 6-characters-long and contain at least one digit.


USOSWeb - Liabilities Module

All study-related payments between the Faculty of Economic Sciences and its students are operated via the USOS liabilities module. This is a partially automated process. It enables students to monitor their tuition fee balance and to find out on-line whether their tuition transfers entered the University bank account.

What do I use USOSWeb for?

USOSWeb enables students on-line to do the following :
- check tuition fee balance;
- find out one's personalized bank account number (the account to which student transfers their fees and charges);
- see what payments are due;
- see what payments have been made;
- print out ready-to-use money order forms (convenient if you want to pay your fees in cash at a post office or a bank cash window). 

Note: Every student receives a unique, personalized account number. Do not use any generic bank account number of the Faculty. 
Note: Current students need not submit payment receipts to the Students' Office. 
Note: Consult the Financial Division (room no. 2) on missing transfers or incorrect balance on the USOSWeb. 

How does it work?

This is a brief description of the liabilities module in USOSWeb.
At the beginning of each academic year, Students' Office inputs due fee amounts into the USOS system. Generic fee amounts are entered automatically, individual cases are added manually.
Once that is done, students can see their due payments listed on the USOSWeb along with their personalized bank account numbers, to which students should transfer their fees.
The bank sends information about incoming transfers to the University, and the Faculty bursary unit feeds it into the USOS system. Within two or three working days from the transfer date student should see their transfer registered in USOSWeb.
USOSWeb contains a record of payments made and payments due.
Once due date is over, USOSWeb features information about the amount of interest due for late payment.

How do I use it?

Download manual in PDF file.


Student e-mail services

University mail

Students who enrolled in 2006 or later receive e-mail accounts in the University of Warsaw domain @student.uw.edu.pl.
Access your University mailbox.

Faculty mail

Access your Faculty mailbox.


Accomodation

General information

Students pay monthly flat rates, the amounts and the due dates of which are determined by the authorities of each housing facility, respectively. Rates vary depending on room standard and on the number of students per room.

Most rooms in dormitories (called DS in Polish, short for 'student house') are double-bed rooms. In the newer dorms all rooms are clustered in self-contained units. A typical unit will consist of two double-bed rooms, a bathroom, and a kitchenette. In lower-standard facilities there is one shared kitchen and one WC/bathroom unit per floor (a remainder of the previous system). University has embarked on a redecoration scheme aiming at upgrading facilities to modern standards.

Some residential halls request a security deposit from international students, which equals one monthly payment. The deposit is returned to students upon moving out or may be counted towards their last month rent - provided they have left utilities undamaged.

Since halfway through the semester a number of students abandon their university residence for privately rented rooms and shared flats, some dormitories may demand students to cover at least half of their rent until the end of semester, if they abandon their rooms before end of term. Read your accommodation application carefully to find out which conditions will apply to you.

As a standard, in your dorms you will find study rooms, a small convenience store, and launderettes with a place to get your laundry dry. Dorms are inaccessible for people from outside unless residents invite them. Friends staying overnight must be registered and the management of the facilities may impose restrictions on how often residents may invite guests to stay overnight.

Do not worry if your dorms are not accessible on foot from the Department. Warsaw, though heavily congested at times, has a reasonable public transportation network and student travelcards at 50% reduced prices are inexpensive. 

List of dormitories
University dormitories
Private dormitory


Applications for accommodation only via usos

Dear Students,

in order to apply for a place in a student dorm for the next academic year 2013/2014, please go to your usos accounts where you can fill in a relevant form. The system will be active from June 10. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

Student should submit the application for dormitories via system USOSweb within 10 days from gaining access to the system. Student should also provide a distance between their home place and The Faculty of Economics Science (we suggest to use a google maps with option "directions").

Accommodation in the student dormitories:

a) foreign students – September 15th – October 6th, 2016

b) other students – September 22nd – October 6th, 2016


Accommodation in summer

Accommodation in all university dorms ends with July, as during summer holidays most domestic students leave Warsaw and the residence halls close for maintenance or keep just a few floors open, charging at hostel rates.

However, foreign students as a rule are permitted to stay over most of summer holidays. Please ensure well ahead whether, and for how long you will be permitted to stay.
20 September is definitely the move-out date if you are not going to stay boarded in the next academic year. Whether you are, depends on whether you apply for accommodation (deadline usually comes in June) and whether you will have student status in the next academic year.


Please report missing or wrong information to 'yhQ5VIN^-B%&KHD1`G!C6e=ORfx{]#[jlJ2#4=0gw!hm#*[&O&.5.nz0Hoih


Problem solving

Tips on study-related problem solving

How study-related decisions are made?

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs is the person in charge of student affairs at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the decision-maker in most of academic issues.
Students' Office, headed by the above-mentioned Dean, is the place where all study-related matters of the Faculty of Economic Sciences (excluding doctoral programmes) are handled, from admission applications to graduation; through enrolment, housing, examinations, bursaries, records, and more.
Head of your programme will provide you with advice on programme-specific issues such as choice of courses and programmes, academic advice or career plans.

Students who find themselves in difficulty, want to ask for a provision of rights or for waiving a student duty or penalty should at first turn for advice to Students' Office. If action is necessary, student should submit their request in writing. Subsequently, the document is passed to the Associate Dean who makes the decision and writes it on your request. The document is now valid and is returned to your Students' Office contact-person who stores it in your file. In more difficult cases, students may be advised to make an appointment with the Associate Dean.
Students are strongly encouraged to follow the above order of measures.

Some problem-related dos and don'ts

1. Plan ahead. Don't wait until it is too late. Address difficulties and problems in advance. Consult competent persons before you make important decisions, e.g. drop courses, ignore deadlines, skip exams, etc. Note: Peer information may be valuable but needn't be a reliable source of information. 

2. Observe competencies. Ensure the person you ask to solve your problem is the proper one to address. When in doubt, who you should turn to, ask in Students' Office. A number of problems is best solved together with the Head of your programme.

3. Put it in writing. Save your time by submitting your issue in writing instead of making an appointment with the Dean. This way you may avoid up to 3 hours’ waiting times, especially at the beginning and at the end of academic year. Dean’s office hours are meant for non-standard, collective or especially urgent matters.

4. Check for others with the same problem. If a problem concerns a number of students, collective action will ensure more efficiency and transparency.

5. No word-of-mouth decisions. Decisions may be considered valid once they assume written form. If you decide for an appointment, come with your request set in writing.


Write a request

Manual on how to write an official request to the Dean

When you need to submit a formal letter or a request in writing to Students' Office, please assume the following layout. This layout reflects the style common in Poland and will help the office to process your request smoothly.
Please submit your document electronically processed or in neat handwriting on A4-size paper.


Warsaw, 30 September 2008
[Your name and surname]
[Your programme and year of study]
[Your contact details]
Indeks no.: [123123]
 
  Prof. ......
  Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  Faculty of Economic Sciences
  University of Warsaw
 
REQUEST / STATEMENT / ... [choose the appropriate]
 
 
Please state clearly who you are and what you ask for in the first paragraph.
In the following paragraph(s) describe what your situation is. Give all the facts necessary for the Dean to get a full picture of your situation.
Ensure you justify your case adequately.
Whenever the matter concerns course credits or issues of your study organization, do not forget to attach your indeks together with your request. Enclose certificates or any other attachments if necessary to support your request.
 
  Don't forget to sign here.


Wireless access at the Faculty

Details for access configuration to the wireless network at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Currently it is in conformity with the Eduroam project standards and procedures. Configuration instructions enabling wireless network access (WiFi) may be found on the website:

https://eduroam.uw.edu.pl

The new SSID of the wireless network is: eduroam

If the system notifies you of inappropriate certificate disable the option of certificate verification ('verify server certificate' in the Secure W2 settings).

PESEL number is the user ID, while the USOSWeb password should work as the WiFi password.
Previous authorization system based on user passwords from the LAB domain is no longer active.


Other

Psychotherapy in English for students

There is one free place for a student to participate in psychotherapy conducted in English. The therapy will take place in Academic Center of Psychotherapy (Ul. Smyczkowa 11a, near Służew Metro Station) from October 2015 to May 2016 (Wednesdays, 10.30 a.m.). The therapy is free of charge.

The therapy is conducted by a certified psychotherapist (Dr. Rafał Styła). Students that are doing "Psychotherapy" specialization at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw will participate in the therapy as cotherapists and observers.

Students that are interested in participating in the psychotherapy are welcome to make an appointment by calling the Academic Center of Psychotherapy.

Phone number: 22-853 76 72 (only on week-days between 12.00 a.m. and 1 p.m.), and 'yhQ5VIN^-B%&KHD]#[um]K|4`2Li'n2#4.


The consequences of cheating and plagiarism

In accordance with §4 item 5 point 8 of the Rules of study at UW and in connection with WNE policy "Zero tolerance for plagiarism", I announce, that a student who will cheat on the examination, a class test or will plagiarize a written project, a final test or a thesis will be required to retake "Intellectual Property Protection" course.

Katarzyna Kopczewska
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs


How to get my students ID?

How do I get my ELS?

ELS are centrally issued by the University and distributed by Faculties to all accepted candidates who:
1) apply online via the IRK online application system,
2) upload their photographs matching standards mentioned below,
3) submit an ELS application,
4) remit the ELS charge of PLN 17 to the bank account below. 
Note: In order to save on international transfer charges, this charge may be paid when in Poland. Payment receipt are collected once student visits Students' Office.

Digital photograph requirements:
Colour photo, no hat (head coverings in keeping with one's religion are acceptable), no sunglasses, left half profile, left ear visible.
Photograph size: 300 x 375 pixels
File format: JPG (other formats unacceptable)
Max. file volume: 50 kB

How an applicant may print out their ELS application:
Once you succeed in uploading your photograph to your account in the IRK system, the IRK page will display your current photograph. Afterwards, go back to the Start page and follow the "print your application" link. Now the generated .pdf file will consist of two pages. Print and sign both pages after reviewing your personal data. Please submit them to the office. If you have already submitted the first page, print the second page only.

ELS Remittance details: (please confirm with Students' Office)
Recipient Bank: Bank Millenium S.A.
Recipient name: Uniwersytet Warszawski
Recipient address: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
Bank account no.: 56116022020000000076486236
Transfer title: Opłata za wydanie legitymacji [your name and surname]

Student ID validity and validation procedure

Student IDs in Poland are validated every semester by the students office. The valid-until dates are 31 March and 31 October. Students' Office announces validation dates on noticeboards and on the Faculty website.

ELS identity cards are validated with hologram stickers and an information update to the chip. Validation stickers are tamperproof: each sticker is dated and the hologram image decomposes once sticker is pealed off.
Fresh students receive their IDs valid for the first semester. Then, their IDs are validated in March if holders cover all due fees. In October, student ID validation requires remittance of due fees for the next semester and clearing the indeks for the previous academic year.

Note: ELS will be considered invalid if validation stickers or chip were tampered with. It may be also considered invalid if it was reported lost or stolen or withdrawn and then used again.
Note: Holder is obliged to submit their ELS for replacement whenever any of their personal details contained on the card changes! ELS bearing incorrect personal details is also invalid.

What do I do when my ELS gets lost or stolen?

If your ELS was stolen from you, report it to the nearest police station as soon as possible. Somebody may cause serious grief to you by assuming your identity or by using your ID in your name.
Wait for a fortnight or so from your reporting loss to see if your ID is recovered. If it is found, it will be returned either to the address on the ID or to the Students' Office. If it is not returned, remit an ID replacement charge and visit the Students' Office. Please bring along the payment receipt, your digital photograph unless uploaded to IRK/USOSWeb already, and the confirmation of your residence (the registration paper with your PESEL on it). Follow photograph standards given in section 'How do I get my ELS?'. 
A new ID (ELS) will be issued to you within a few days.

If your ELS was lost, all validation grids in your ID have been filled or your details or residence have changed, follow the above procedure to get your ELS replaced. You will have to leave your old ELS with us as you receive a new one.

When your ELS gets damaged

If your ID is out of order so that your travelcard cannot be read, please turn to the Warsaw public transportation network (ZTM) customer desk at ul. Senatorska 37 (5 mins from the Faculty).
If your ID is disordered so that you can no longer use it to pay the car park charge please contact the customer contact point at ul. Chmielna 120.
If the ELS chip is damaged in the way your travelcard and car park charge work properly yet your student information is inaccessible, your student ID card needs to be replaced. In this case, please turn to the ZTM customer desk at ul. Senatorska 37 with a certificate from the Students' Office stating so, to get a travelcard free of charge for the remaining part of the travelcard you encoded on your ELS. You are required to write your name and student no. on the travelcard you receive. Until you are issued your new ELS you may use public transport on the base of the travelcard and your flawed ELS together. Once you receive your new ELS, visit ZTM customer desk to transfer your travelcard to it.


New rules for restoring exam dates

The basis for the restoration of an examination term is submission of the attached form along with the original sick leave.


Failing an extra course

Dear Students,

some of you have registered for a course/ courses which is/are non-obligatory and not needed at all for collecting the required total 120 ECTS. These courses will appear in your official transcripts (diploma supplements), but will not be considered while calculating your average.

If, however, you fail to pass a non-obligatory course, you will not be able to graduate unless you officially solve the problem. Please note that online registration for a given course (any course!) obliges the student to attend it and pass it. The only solution to the situation in which you have dropped a course, but still remain on its list will be by using the right to unregister from the course officially. According to the UW regulations of study, every student has the right to un-enroll from one course during 2 years of study. In order to do it, a written application to the Dean has to be filed. In the application you should include the following:

  • information on which course (course name and code) you wish to drop;
  • reasons why you have registered for it and why you have failed to complete it;
  • request to un-enroll based on the right secured by the UW regulations of study.

Scholarships/internship/job

EURAXESS

EURAXESS Poland is a part of the European EURAXESS Services network across Europe, which is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the countries participating in the European Union's Framework Programmes for Research.

EURAXESS Poland Portal is an information point for internationally mobile researchers wishing to come to Poland or intending to pursue scientific career abroad.

The Polish EURAXESS Services network provides free and personalised assistance to mobile researchers and their families in various matters relating to their professional and daily life, as is stated in the EURAXESS Services Commitment.

See more

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Information concerning general internships with the EIB (including any current vacancies) can be found on our website at the following link: ttp://www.eib.org/about/jobs/working/internships/index.htm  Please refer to this page for any updated information on career possibilities within our institution (click on "current vacancies").  

The EIB offers a limited number of Internships for applicants who have successfully reached a certain level of university education and who have less than one year of professional experience who wish to acquire an understanding of the Bank’s work or gain experience in the field of their studies. Internships normally last between one and five months, and cannot be extended beyond the maximum period. Most are based at the EIB’s headquarters in Luxembourg.

Preference shall be given to applicants who have completed or commenced a course on European integration or in a field relating to the EIB's activities as the European Union's financing institution.
    
In order to obtain more information about acceptance and selection, please refer to the following document: http://www.eib.org/Attachments/jobs/training_en.pdf.  In general terms, the EIB internship programme is mostly available for EU nationals.  However, a limited number of non-EU nationals may be accepted.
 
All our traineeship opportunities are regularly published on our website with a detailed description of the traineeship content and requirements. Should one of the traineeship offerings interest you and correspond to your academic background and experience please apply on-line.

Kindly note that the EIB does not accept spontaneous job applications or applications by e-mail.  Only applications responding to a published vacancy will be taken into consideration by our recruitment unit.  All applications should be made using the "electronic form" available attached to every job description.

For more information concerning our "Jobs" section, please have a look at our FAQ via the following link: http://www.eib.org/about/jobs/faq/index.htm


Exchange programs

Erasmus

erasmus_wne.jpgEvery University of Warsaw student may benefit from the offer of over 50 agreements. Erasmus program is an exchange opportunity  within European Union. More information.

 

 

 

MOST

most_logo.pngEvery University of Warsaw student may benefit from the offer of exchange program within Polish universities. More.


 

International Relations Office  at University of Warsaw

Students may also benefit from the offer given by the International Relations Office at University of Warsaw. www.bwz.uw.edu.pl 

Other opportunities

Euraxess

 

 

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Double Degree - International Economics program

Students of Master's in International Economics are offered the exceptional opportunity of earning double master's degrees during their two years of study: apart from the degree of magister in economics from the University of Warsaw they may be awarded a master's degree from Partner Universities in one of the countries: Austria, Belgium, Hungary and Portugal (University Institute of Lisbon).

CEEPUS

From AY 2008/2009, InterEcon students are free to participate in a joint master's programme within the CEEPUS network: after successful completion of year one in Warsaw they embark on the second year of study in Vienna (University of Vienna), Budapest (Central European University, Corvinus University of Budapest).
The Central European Programme in International and Institutional Economics is a consortium of these universities led by the Faculty of Economic Sciences.
For more see CEEPUS website.


Joint Degree with Economics School of Louvain

From AY 2010/2011, prospective students may also choose to enrol in a joint research master's programme in International Economics and European Economic Policy with the Economics School of Louvain, Belgium which is part of the Université Catholique de Louvain. After successfully passing first year in Warsaw, these students will continue instruction in Belgium in second year.
See programme curriculum and information on the UCL website.

From AY 2013/2014, students may also choose to enroll in a master's programme in Master of Science in Economics at University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL).

See programme curriculum and general rules.

Formal restrictions related to student citizenship may apply.
See section 'Curriculum' to find the curriculum of the double degree programme.
For information on participation and organisational matters turn to prof. Stanisław Kubielas ('yhQ5VIN^-B%&KHD1`G!C6]#[noK7uC%Bu!-g2A@MqE9.0}), CEEPUS Network Coordinator and International Economics programme director.


Nostrification procedure

Please be reminded that BA students need to participate in the nostrification procedure by the end of the first semester. The procedure is held by Kuratorium Oświaty. To participate in the procedure the student needs to

  • fill out an application form
  • deliver hard copy of high school graduation certificate with apostille or legalization
  • deliver sworn translation of the certificate into Polish
  • if the high school graduation certificate does not indicate all subjects and grades from the whole education stage, time of study and information that the document allows to start studies on higher level, than the candidate will need to deliver additional documents from his/her school or ministry of education. 
  • deliver copy of a passport

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