- Study natural sciences and humanities at Wroclaw University, located in scenic southwestern Poland
- International students have the option to enroll in a Polish language course appropriate to their level of proficiency
- Wroclaw is a vibrant center for student life and its proximity to other countries makes it a great jumping off point for weekend excursions
Wroclaw University is a vibrant research and study institution with 40,000 students, in an undiscovered gem of a city located in the heart of southwest Poland. With a modern, metropolitan cultural scene, historic buildings and dazzling architecture, Wroclaw is bound to become a major toursit destination in the coming years. Discover it now for yourself! Fields offering courses in English include humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and technology. Polish courses are also offered at all levels for the adventurous language learner!
Wroclaw is located at the crossroads of the major routes of Central Europe and is only a few hours away by train from Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Vienna, as well as Minsk, Lvov, Vilnius. Wroclaw was founded in the 10th century and is one of the oldest cities in Poland with a long and rich history. In the following centuries it was ruled at various times by the Germans, Bohemians, and Prussians. The relics of the past intertwine with the present giving the City a unique, multicultural character. Nowhere else in Poland can one encounter such a mixture of nationalities, dominated mainly by active young people.
Key courses for ISEP students are Interdisciplinary Studies in English. Students may choose from a variety of subjects grouped into three areas: Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Material Technology. Schedules and course descriptions are available online.
Students do not need any previous knowledge of Polish, provided they find enough courses to fill their requirements. For students with a good knowledge of Polish and the appropriate prerequisites, the whole range of courses offered by the university is available. Courses taught in English are offered through the Interdisciplinary studies in English program. Non-English speakers who participate in this program are expected to pass TOEFL exam, at minimum level of 220 points, or equivalent.
Polish language courses (beginning through advanced levels) are organized by School of Polish Language and Culture and are included in ISEP benefits. Students will arrive two weeks before the semester begins for orientation and an intensive course of Polish language and culture. Polish language classes meet for 1.5 hours twice a week during the semester.
Special ISEP Application Instructions
Students applying to Wroclaw should anticipate being flexible with courses. Most course schedules for the upcoming academic year may not be available at the time of application and students should select courses from previous semester, as most courses will be offered again in subsequent semesters. Students who absolutely need a course while abroad should indicate this on their application.
ISEP students are housed in double rooms with a private bathroom and kitchenette in student hostels. A monthly stipend is provided for meals which can be used at nearby student cafeterias, restaurants, or shops for groceries.
Two weeks before the semester begins, you have an opportunity to take part in an Intensive Course of Polish Language and Culture, which is free of charge for all exchange students. Then, during the orientation days, you get knowledge about the university, the city and have a chance to meet volunteers from ’2Wroclaw" group, the other exchange students and your tutor.
Wroclaw is home to myriad international students. Students often cook with eachother in the dorms and the city offers students opportunities to go to the movies, dancing, shopping or sight-seeing. The cities proximity to other cities and countries also provides easy access for weekend travel, either with friends or on a school-sponsored excursion.