Study at UCBS!!!

We invite you to study at UCBS!

We offer studies in the following fields:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable Development

Interdisciplinary Studies in Environmental Protection (MSOŚ) and Sustainable Development (SD) studies conducted in English correspond to the idea of interdisciplinarity offered by the University. The offer of our studies was prepared in cooperation with practitioners and 8 faculties: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Regional Studies, Geology, Economic Sciences, Law and Administration, and Management (SD). Thanks to such diversity, students and graduates of the courses offered by UCBS are highly knowledgeable in the natural and social sciences..

More information about recruitment in the IRK system on the majors’ pages:

MSOŚ full time, first cycle:

MSOŚ full time, second cycle:

Sustainable Development, full time, second cycle:


Erasmus+ training opportunities for staff

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education and training. It is open to UW students, doctoral candidates, and graduates, as well as employees of the university.

Administrative staff and academics can also take part in professional development activities abroad. The training period abroad enables university staff to participate in training activities abroad that are relevant to their day-to-day work. It may take the form of training events or job shadowing.

The enrolment round is open now. Eligible countries are the EU member states, Iceland, North Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey and the UK.

If you are interested in taking part in training abroad, supported by the Erasmus grant, please contact the departmental coordinator at your faculty (list of coordinators ) or Ms Ewa Rak from the UW International Relations Office.

All information on the mobility of teaching staff (STA) and academic staff (STT) is available on the IRO website:

We strongly encourage you to take part in the programme.

The Baltic University Programme- Support for Ukrainian scholars and students – compiled list of information

Support for scholars

The Baltic Science Bridge, an initiative to support Ukrainian scholars and scientists unable to work due to the war. The initiative is being led by the BUP Associate Secretariat at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. The Baltic Science Bridge is meant to give Ukrainian scholars and scientists an opportunity to live and perform some academic work in a Baltic Sea country which is not part of the conflict. Read more about the initiative on the BUP website.

The University of Gdańsk has launched the “Polish-Ukrainian scientific programme” dedicated to scientists from Ukraine. As part of the programme, scientists from Ukraine who will carry out research together with scientists from UG may receive a scholarship of 100 PLN/day. Stay of the scientist may last from 1 to 30 days. The University also provides a place to work and a scientific supervisor. See more on the university website or send an e-mail to

Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk allows researchers who are subject to significant and continuous personal threat in their country of origin to continue their work at German universities and research institutions.

The Volkswagen Foundation wants to support Ukrainian scientists in temporarily continuing their scientific work in Germany.

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) supports researchers who have fled their home countries by making it easier for them to join research projects and apply for funding under the Walter Benjamin Programme.

The Gerda Henkel Foundation is reaching out to past and current grant holder as regards individual scholarships for scholars who are at risk or who had been forced to flee. They can themselves get assistance or can recommend support for other persons employed at Ukrainian universities.

MitOst e.V. a Berlin-based non-profit association fostering cultural exchange, coordinates the collaborative efforts of civil society organisations that are directly supporting on-the-ground efforts to secure people, provide protection, facilitate evacuations, and connect to temporary accommodation.

Polycentricity and Plurality of Premodern Christianities (POLY) at Goethe University Frankfurt offers five scholarships to Ukrainian historians who are forced to leave their country. Scholarships consist of 3000 € per month each and are initially limited to four months. They address post-doctoral scholars in medieval and early modern history with a focus on religious plurality. There is no deadline and no formal application. Read more about the scholarships.

PAUSE program opens a special call for emergency assistance to Ukrainian researchers in danger, through an emergency fund granted by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

SFF offers help to Ukrainian researchers who come to Sweden in 2022. Within the call “SSF individual grants for Ukrainian scientists 2022” there is 30 million SEK is allocated and aimed towards Ukrainian citizens with a doctoral degree.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is offering an emergency call for applications from Ukrainian researchers as part of its academic mobility programme “Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities” (JESH).

The SNSF is making available 1 million francs to host researchers from Ukraine at universities in Switzerland through Scholars at Risk and supporting them with a series of additional measures.

Czech Republic
The Neuron Science Endowment Fund, its patrons and IOCB Tech have teamed up to help young scientists who are currently leaving Ukraine seeking a new refuge in the Czech Republic.

United Kingdom
Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) helps academics at immediate risk around the world to escape to a place of safety where they can continue their work. Read more about the support they offer on their website.

More important initiatives
Science for Ukraine, a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. On their website you can find open positions for researchers directly affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Central European University (CEU) has a lot of initiatives for helping scholars. Among many initiatives all vacant rooms at the Budapest Kerepesi Dormitories have been made available to accommodate alumni and their families fleeing the war in Ukraine free of charge and they aim to expand the offer of fellowships to scholars from Ukraine. Read more about the CEU initiatives on their website.

Labs supporting Ukrainian Scientists is a list of well-over 100 labs that may be able to help Ukrainian Scientists. is an independent platform connecting Ukrainian refugees with potential hosts and housing.

Support for students

SGH Warsaw School of Economics
The university has, among many other important initiatives, introduced special rules related to the educational part of the academic year (e.g., waiving tuition, flexible registration for courses, flexible regulations pertaining to courses/exams requirements, etc.) and established an SGH voluntary service to support Ukrainian students and their families. If you are interested in studying at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, please send an email to:

University of Agriculture in Nitra
The university is for example offering financial support via a special scholarship. The scholarship is provided from the university’s own resources in cash in the amount of € 300 for students I. and II. degree of study in full-time form. Students will be notified of more detailed information about the dates and place of payment. Furthermore there are opportunities to complete academic mobility, work stays and postdoctoral stays at SUA in Nitra for students, employees and doctoral students of Ukrainian universities, contact address regarding this is:
Any request in general can be sent to:

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is supporting the Ukrainian students fleeing the war by providing them tuition-free studies in the study programmes taught in English. The support extends to the students in all study levels, including those who are currently studying at KTU.

University of Gdańsk
The Students’ Legal Clinic is preparing to provide support in informing students about obtaining a secure status in Poland. The University is in contact with NAWA regarding the admission of refugee students under scholarships for foreigners. The university have reduced fees for Ukrainian students for the current preparatory courses for Polish language certificate exams. Students from Ukraine who have come to Poland may apply for a transfer to study. See more information on the university website.

University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki grants the right to complete non-degree studies to persons who have arrived in Finland and whose degree studies have been suspended at the Ukrainian higher education institution due to war. Ukrainian citizens will not be charged for studies at Open University until autumn 2023.

Central European University (CEU)
The CEU has a lot of initiatives for helping students. Among many initiatives they have a Student Emergency Fund, they have waived the registration fee for students from Ukraine and they are actively fundraising for scholarships for Ukrainian students through a solicitation campaign. Read more about the CEU initiatives on their website.

STAR (Student Action for Refugees)
STAR campaigns for and supports the creation of scholarships to improve access to university for people who have claimed asylum in the UK. On their website you can find a list of scholarship opportunities in the UK, together with advice for your application and information about other funding opportunities.

More useful initiatives and support

Science for Ukraine, a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. On their website you can find open positions for students directly affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Article 26 Backpack empowers young people to plan and structure their higher education, training and career pathways. The Backpack provides them with a way to safely store and share with universities, scholarship agencies, and even employers their educational background, employment history, professional achievements and goals.

Support and protection at the UW against discrimination

Ladies and gentlemen,

In connection with the crisis situation in Ukraine, we would like to remind you and provide you with information about support available at the University of Warsaw for those who have experienced discrimination, violence, unfair or unequal treatment. We kindly encourage you to inform the members of the academic community about the possibilities of obtaining such support.

We would also like to draw your attention to the difficult situation of Russians and Belarusians who belong to the academic community. It is important to remember that protection against discrimination and unequal treatment applies to all members of our community.

Please report any incidents related to conflicts, unfair treatment, as well as hate speech, to the following address:

In case of discrimination, you can contact the equality specialist, who can submit a formal complaint to the Anti-Discrimination Committee:

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the constantly updated information on the possibility of joining aid actions, and for those who need support – we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the University (including legal, psychological, material support). Detailed information can be found on the main website of the University of Warsaw:

The university community will not leave any person in need or alone.

Equality team at the University of Warsaw

Academic Ombudsman’s team

Ordinances of the KJD UCBS on the mode of conducting classes in the MSOŚ and SD courses.

In accordance with the announcements regarding remote work at UCBS, I would like to inform you that pursuant to the Ordinance No. 140 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw (issued on November 15, 2021), from January 10, 2022, classes at the 1st and 2nd degree MSOŚ and SD studies will be held in classrooms. This decision does not apply to physical education and foreign language classes. In these cases, the principles of conducting classes are determined by the relevant heads of units.

If the Rector of the University of Warsaw takes amending decisions, KJD UCBS will update the decisions to the new guidelines.

Zarządzenie nr 2/2021 KJD UCBS

Zarządzenie nr 3/2021 KJD UCBS

Change of the teaching mode at UCBS- Update

Due to the continued high number of COVID-19 cases, which indicates a high probability of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, as well as information that not all members of the UCBS community are vaccinated, the KJD at UCBS has decided to extend the time period for the transition to remote mode of instruction for first- and second-level courses in the MSSE degree program from December 7 to December 22, 2021, inclusive.

The decision was made based on the Order No. 140 of November 15, 2021. Rector of the University of Warsaw.

The decision does not apply to physical education classes and lecture courses. In such cases, the rules of conducting classes shall be determined by competent unit heads.

 Online course- Protocol, Reviewing, Ownership and Publishing in Experimental Research (PROPER), December 6-9, 2021


We encourage you to participate in the online program organized by Charles University in Prague (attached and below) as part of the NAWA project “Academic Partnership for Innovation in Teaching and Learning” (API), coordinated by UW. The partners are four 4EU+ universities.

Title: Protocol, Reviewing, Ownership and Publishing in Experimental Research (PROPER) Online class date: December 6-9, 2021

Language of instruction: English

Audience: medical and life sciences students

Applicants are requested to send their applications (name, email address, university) by December 3, 2021 at 12:00 CET to:

More information here