Dear Students! Congratulations on your admission to the University of Warsaw!

We are delighted to welcome you as one of our newly admitted international students and are eager to support you on your exciting academic journey in Poland. To help you prepare for your arrival and ensure a smooth transition, Welcome Point UW is organizing the “Pre-Welcome Days”.

The Pre-Welcome Days have been specifically designed to provide essential information and guidance to international students, like yourself, before you embark on your studies at our esteemed university. These sessions will be held online, allowing you to participate from the comfort of your current location, and will be conducted in English to ensure effective communication for all participants.

Event Details

Date: 9th August (Wednesday) and 22nd August (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 CET
Platform: Zoom


During the Pre-Welcome Days, you can expect to receive valuable insights and information on the following key topics:

Preparing for Your Arrival in Poland

We will guide you through the essential steps you need to take before you depart for Poland, including travel arrangements, required documents, and useful tips to ease your transition.

University of Warsaw Dormitories

Get acquainted with the various dormitory options offered by the University of Warsaw and learn how to apply for accommodation, ensuring a comfortable stay during your academic pursuit.

Legalisation of Stay and Visa Issues

Our experts will provide detailed information about the legal requirements and procedures for obtaining the necessary visas, ensuring your legal status during your stay in Poland.


To register for the Pre-Welcome day please use the registration link and select the date that best suits your availability. The Zoom link will be sent only to the registered participants one day prior to the meeting.

Please keep an eye on your email for further updates of the Pre-Welcome Days.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the “Welcome Point UW” via email:

Year 2023/2024

December 1: Screening & Discussion with Co-directors of ‘CURED’ documentary

November 30, 2023

The American Studies Center and the U.S. Embassy Warsaw invite you to a special private screening of the award-winning documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists and psychiatrists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won!


Changes in Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours schedule

November 30, 2023

Dr. Gajda-Łaszewska’s office hours will be cancelled on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 30: Conceptual Writing in Extremis: Sonic A(na)rchives in 21st-century North American Poetry

November 30, 2023

The lecture focuses on current developments in North American conceptual writing as a poetic mode invested in archival research. The common denominator of the archives that the poets selected for this study foreground are the forms of present-day extremity.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 16: New Forms/Known Rivers

November 16, 2023

When #BlackLivesMatter emerged in 2013, it animated the most consequential Black-led mobilization since the civil rights and Black power era. Today, the hashtag turned rallying cry is but one expression of a radical reorientation toward Black politics, protest, and political thought.

Year 2023/2024

November 9: Scared Sick: Medicine and the Gothic Tradition

November 9, 2023

Join Weird Research Group for the second meeting of Weird Medicine Series! This talk will be grounded in the foundational Romantic period and will explain ways in which Gothic works reflected some of the most controversial medical pursuits, playing out their possibilities and dangers.