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Collegium Civitas is a modern non-state University founded in 1997 by a joint initiative of Professors from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since the very beginning it has developed and maintained the highest educational standards. The quality of education in all fields of study is confirmed by positive assessments by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Accreditation Committee. Collegium Civitas holds top positions in the national rankings of Universities in Poland. Our graduates go on to have highly successful and satisfying career paths.

Collegium Civitas is located in the heart of Warsaw – the Palace of Culture and Science.

The Best Academic Faculty and an Individual Approach:

  • over 200 prominent professors and lecturers (among them academics from the Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • classes conducted by foreign and Polish lecturers – experts in media, business, international relations (among them former ambassadors)
  • small-sized groups
  • practical approach to education

With a large number of lecturers from renowned Universities, students from almost 70 countries, numerous projects with Universities from around the world, and a wide range of studies in English, Collegium Civitas is a leader in the field of internationalization.

The University has signed over 100 agreements within the Erasmus+ and bilateral student exchange programmes with Universities in Europe, Notrh America and Asia. It offers double degree studies with West Virginia University (USA) and Anglia Ruskin University (UK) and an innovative programme in International Business with Suleyman Demirel University (KZ).

Also, with the new academic year 2021/2022 Collegium Civitas has opened a new programme Strategic Peace and Conflict Studies (SPACS) in cooperation with The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). SPACS combines the knowledge from such fields as: international relations, sociology, psychology, international law, economy, human rights, security studies, and others to generate a comprehensive body of knowledge, and to arrive with 21st century solutions to 21st century problems.

Career Center Collegium Civitas provides students with professional support to help start and develop their careers:

  • numerous internships in Poland and abroad
  • individual consultations with career advisers and legal counselors
  • meetings with employers and alumni – Career Day Fairs
  • interactive recruitment service

Collegium Civitas is proud to hold several certificates and awards of quality of education such as:

  • 1st position in the ranking of “Wprost” weekly seven times;
  • 1st place in Sociology and Political Studies according to “Polityka” weekly;
  • Top places in the rankings of Polish non-state universities of “Perspektywy” and “Rzeczpospolita”;
  • “Uczelnia Liderów” certificate in the category of “Non-state MA University” at the 5th edition of the National Certification Program of Higher Education Institutions “Uczelnia Liderów” (University of Leaders) 2015;
  • Highly regarded by employers according to “Wprost” weekly in 2015;
  • Certificate of accreditation “Journey to Changemaker” from the international Ashoka organization;
  • Holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027;
  • Member of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP);
  • Member of the International Association of Universities (IAU);
  • Member of the European School of Sustainability Sciences and Research (ESSSR).

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Student Life

MAIN CULTURAL EVENTS

The vibrant capital city of Poland is a cultural hotspot, which will amuse you with endless festivals, cultural events, open-air markets & fairs. There is always something to do and see in Warsaw. You may enjoy the beauty of classical music while lying down on the grass in the park or you can jump into the air, screaming at the top of your lungs during a rock concert. Feel free to explore other cultures while participating in different cross cultural events. And for all those cinema enthusiasts, Warsaw is the place for you.

With the city, regularly hosting numerous international festivals, we would like to recommend five of them, that you should not miss during your stay.

WARSAW CROSS CULTURE FESTIVAL

WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL

JAZZ JAMBOREE. INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

ORANGE WARSAW FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL OF JEWISH CULTURE: ‘SINGER’S WARSAW’

Intensive social life is an inevitable part of being a student. There are many exciting things you can do before or after your classes, and you can feel that you are living in a big vibrant city and the variety of choices is increasing all the time. Warsaw is known for its well-developed cinema culture. You can enjoy going to modern multiplex cinemas to watch recent box office hits. If you a fan of independent cinema, there are few small venues where you can see movies that most people have never heard of. Most of the cinemas offer a discount for students.

There is always a lot of fun when you catch up with your friends over lunch or dinner. The choice of restaurants in Warsaw is truly impressive. Students usually live on small budgets, but it doesn’t mean you should not enjoy eating out. There are plenty of inexpensive places, where you can order a good meal.

Whether it is your weekly Friday night out or you feel the Saturday night fever, going out in the evening is one of the most important habits of your student life routine. Enjoy this wild time while it lasts. Warsaw night clubs will always make you feel good.

Warsaw is a modern city with a great history and many historical places. It has been home to legendary figures like Maria Skłodowska-Curie and Fryderyk Chopin. There are museums where you can meet with the history of Warsaw, such as the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów or Warsaw Rising Museum. If you want to visit more interactive places, you should go to the Copernicus Science Centre or “Cosmos Muzeum”.

CINEMAS

Kinoteka, the Palace of Culture and Science
Due to the fact that Collegium Civitas is located right in the city center, you are never far from exciting places. Kinoteka is a modern cinema complex located in the iconic building of the Palace of Culture and Science. It combines the tradition and atmosphere of 50 years of the post-war history of Warsaw with modernity, meeting the highest standards of cinema halls. Here you can watch ambitious art movies as well as box office hits. Enjoy the shows and don’t forget to ask for a student discount before you buy a ticket.

Kultura Cinema, Krakowskie Przedmieście
This is a trendy small cinema located just across the street from the Presidential Palace. It is often visited by fans of independent movies from all over the globe. There is a nice restaurant there, where you can order a drink before or after the show.

Cinema City, Powsińska Street, Sadyba Best Mall
Here is a place for fans of modern technology. With a gigantic screen and 3D movies, the viewer will be transported straight to the world of fantasy. Note, however, that tickets may be pricey, so check out ‘IMAX Days’, when they are about half price.

Kino Muranów, Generała Anders Street
When you discover this cinema for the first time, you will find something magical about it and you will certainly return again and again. The beautiful fountain located at the small square just before the cinema building is like a sign that you are about to enter an unusual venue. Inside there are two screens and a cozy little café where you can drink a cup of tea or hot chocolate. The warm atmosphere of this place and a great choice of independent movies are all you need to fall in love with the art of cinema.

Multiplex Cinema, Zlote Tarasy, Zlota Street
Modern Multiplex Cinema in Złote Tarasy will make you smile. Beautiful venue, elegant bar, several screens, comfy seats and discount tickets for students. Cinema is located just across the street from Collegium Civitas in a famous shopping center.

During the summer, many outdoor cinemas are opened, one of the popular operates at the Elektrownia Powiśle.

RESTAURANTS AND CAFE BARS

Zbawiciela Square, located near Metro Politechnika Station, just one stop from the City Centre Station, is very a popular spot among students. Here you will find café-bars, popular bars and an inexpensive vegetarian restaurant. There are also many bars and restaurants on the Nowy Świat street. Milk Bars (Bary Mleczne) serve traditional Polish food at very low prices. There are a few located in the city center, as well as in other districts of Warsaw.

Charlotte, Chleb i Wino (Bread and Wine)
Although new, this has already become very popular. Enjoy the smell of fresh-baked bread and taste of Parisian bakery in the center of Warsaw. They have a great choice of delicious sandwiches. You can sit outside, sip a glass of wine and admire the picturesque view of Zbawiciela Square.

Plan B
This is a small bar that attracts lots of students every night. If you want to relax and curl up in a comfy couch while listening to smooth beats from regular DJs, this is the place for you. Very busy in the evenings this place is considered one of the most colourful alternative addresses of the city. Plan B often hosts exhibitions by young artists, as well as concerts and literature readings.

Karma
All lovers of busy café-bars will be much impressed by Karma. Bring your laptop – there is free Wi-Fi here – and you and your friends will enjoy coffee and delicious snacks at very reasonable prices. It is also a wonderful place to chill out if you feel like spending some time on your own just reading a book with a hot cup of cappuccino.

Greenway, Marszalkowska Street
This popular chain of inexpensive vegetarian restaurants offers a great selection of meals. The portions are large enough to satisfy your appetite and the food is really fantastic. The international menu includes Mexican goulash, vegetable curry, samosas and enchiladas. Every meal comes with a salad. Healthy and tasty food at reasonable prices – who can ask for more?

Milk Bar pod Barbakanem, Mostowa Street
Popular “milk bars” (not vendors of dairy products as the name would suggest!) look like they haven’t changed for decades and are still able to create a traditional atmosphere. Milk bars serve traditional Polish meals at budget prices. In these restaurants, you can feel the atmosphere of communist Warsaw. Milk bars were originally created in the sixties to serve cheap meals for the working class. They attract mostly students and senior citizens because of the low prices (a two-course meal may cost only 15.00 PLN).

MUSEUMS

Warsaw Rising Museum
Every Varsovian knows the history of the heroic act of the city residents during World War II. The museum helps visitors understand contemporary Warsaw through its tragic past. The Warsaw Uprising changed forever the face of the Polish capital.
The entrance to the museum is free on Mondays.

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The museum is in the symbolic place which was inhabited mainly by Jews and transformed into a ghetto by the German Nazis during World War II. You will meet there with Jewish rich culture and heritage.
The entrance is free on Thursdays and on any other day tickets for students with valid student ID card is only 1 PLN.

NBP Money Centre
It is a Must-See in Warsaw. The Centre presents a great and interactive exhibition. Visiting this place is an opportunity to extend the knowledge about finances with a lot of fun by taking quizzes. Visitors can also play the role of the brokers, enter a safe and see what an ATM looks like inside.
The entrance to the museum is free!

Museum of Dollhouses
It is placed right in the Palace of Culture and Sciences, so our students can visit the museum after or even between classes. It is a good opportunity to take a small journey to childhood. The exhibition of the museum consists of over 120 carefully restored houses and rooms for dolls from various countries and eras.

National Museum
It is a unique place in Warsaw with a collection of over 830, 000 exhibits from all periods including paintings, sculptures, photographs, coins, drawings, as well as utilitarian objects and design. The museum is one of the oldest art museums in the country.
The entrance to the museum is free on Tuesdays.

Polish Vodka Museum
It is placed in the former Warszawska Wytwórnia Wódek Koneser vodka factory. The visitors can learn about the history of Polish vodka craft and taste the most famous vodka brands at the Vodka Academy.

Fryderyk Chopin Museum
The museum represents the story of the great composer Frederic Chopin who was born at Żelazowa Wola not far away from Warsaw and spent in the city his childhood and youth.
The entrance to the museum is free on Wednesdays.

Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów
It is a former residence of King Jan III Sobieski where he lived with his wife Maria. The museum has an amazing garden that turns into a Royal Garden of Light in winter and a perfect place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city in summer.
The entrance to the museum is free on Thursdays and during November.

To find more museums to visit in Warsaw, their working hours and prices, please, check the following links:

https://warsawtour.pl/en/museums/

https://warsawtour.pl/en/visit-warsaws-museums-for-free/

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
International Relations International Business and Marketing Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
International Relations Media, Diplomacy and International Negotiations Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
International Relations International Relations Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6200 PLN per semester
International Relations English Studies Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Management Business Management Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Management Data Analytics, Big Data and Coding Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Management Digital Marketing Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Management International Business Management Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Sociology Multimedia Communication Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Sociology Public Relations, Marketing, New Media Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
Sociology Sociology Bachelors 3 years Full Time 6 200 PLN per semester
International Relations Civil Society and Media Diplomacy Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
International Relations International Business and Negotiations Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
International Relations International Business and Negotiations (Double Degree with Suleyman Demirel University from KZ) Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
International Relations INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND SECURITY STUDIES - TRANS-ATLANTIC M.A. DUAL DEGREE GRADUATE PROGRAM Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
International Relations International Relations Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
International Relations INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (DOUBLE DEGREE WITH ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY) Masters 2 years Full Time to be announced
International Relations International Security Studies Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
International Relations Strategic Peace and Conflict Studies with UNITAR Masters 2 years Full Time 10 000 PLN per semester
Sociology Digital Society: Transformation and Research Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
Sociology Media and Diversity Studies Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
Sociology Social Media Management and Digital Commerce Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
Sociology Sociology Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester
Management Project and Process Management Masters 2 years Full Time 6 700 PLN per semester

FAQs

HOW CAN I APPLY?

When you arrive to Warsaw, do not forget to visit the Admissions Office and present the originals of the documents submitted by email.

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE OFFICIAL DECISION AFTER I SUBMIT MY DOCUMENTS?

Within 2 weeks, from the day we receive the complete application package, you will receive information concerning the outcome of your application through Collegium Civitas online admission platform.

Please note, that in some circumstances the assessment can take longer than 2 weeks and may include an interview.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE OFFICIAL DECISION REGARDING ACCEPTANCE?

The official decision will be posted at the admissions portal, on your individual account

https://admissions.civitas.edu.pl/Login.aspx

WHAT IS THE LIST OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES FROM PHILIPPINES APPLYING FOR BACHELOR (FIRST-CYCLE DEGREE) STUDIES?

Please remember to present your passport for the personal data verification purpose.

  1. Printed and signed Application Form.
  2. Copy of a secondary school leaving certificate (generally we accept candidates with an overall qualification of at least 60%) with a copy of a secondary school transcript with grading scale. A transcript is an official written document which lists and certifies previous school achievements and explains the grading system applied.
  3. Apostille of the original Secondary School Leaving certificate.

Candidates should authenticate their original secondary school leaving certificate in the form of a an Apostille. Only original certificate or its duplicate can be Apostilled. Legalisation of copies are not allowed. The register of the institutions entitled to issuing Apostilles can be obtained.

4. Official confirmation concerning your eligibility to apply for Bachelor programmes.

Copy of a certificate stating that the submitted secondary school leaving certificate entitles the holder to apply for Bachelor studies in the country of issue (only if there is no such a comment/line stating such an entitlement on the diploma/transcript). Such a statement should be issued or certified by:

  • the institution that issued the secondary school leaving certificate
  • the education authorities of the country that issued the aforementioned certificate or in whose system of education the school operates

5. Receipt of payment of the Application Fee paid to Collegium Civitas.

The application fee can be paid via the electronic payment system PayU. In order to make a payment, you should log into the on-line admissions platform The application fee can also be paid via a bank transfer.

Bank details for bank transfers:

Payment recipient: Collegium Civitas, Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland; Bank: Alior Bank Spółka Akcyjna

Bank’s address: ul. Łopuszańska 38D, 02-232 Warsaw, Poland; Account number: 95 2490 0005 0000 4600 1851 0196

SWIFT: ALBPPLPW; IBAN: PL 95 2490 0005 0000 4600 1851 0196 Title: name surname registration number (example: Anna Kowalska 24511)

6. English certificate

Candidates should send a certificate of English proficiency unless they have finished their education in English. Medium of Instruction letter from the awarding institution needs to be sent. This confirms that the qualification was taught in English. Candidates without MOI letter must send a certificate of English proficiency. Ask about the list of Certificate [email protected]

7. Nostrification of certificates (till the end of a first term). By the end of the first semester of your studies, you may be asked to submit a nostrification of your secondary school leaving certificate.

Nostrification is the formal process of recognizing foreign degrees or certificates.

Legal basis: Article 93 and Article 93 a-h of Polish Education Act of 7 September 1991 (Ustawa o systemie oświaty Dz.U. z 2015 r. poz. 2156 z późn. zm) and a Decree of the Minister of National Education (rozporządzenie Ministra Edukacji Narodowej z dnia 27 marca 2015 roku w sprawie postępowania w celu uznania albo potwierdzenia wykształcenia lub uprawnień do kontynuacji nauki uzyskanych w zagranicznym systemie oświaty (Dz. U. z 2015 poz. 447).

Recognition of a certificate or the level of education is done by the Education Superintendent either for the place of residence of the Applicant, or—if no such place exists—for the official seat of the institution where the Applicant is going to receive their certificate.

Attention: Do not forget to bring all originals of the documents listed above to the Admissions office when you are in Warsaw. You must also bring 2 passport photos.

WHAT IS THE LIST OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES APPLYING FOR MASTER (SECOND-CYCLE DEGREE) STUDIES?

Please remember to present your passport for the personal data verification purpose.

1. Printed and signed Application Form.

2. Copy of a Bachelor diploma (generally we accept candidates with an overall qualification of at least 60% and no less than Second Class Honours) with a copy of a transcript of records with grading scale. A transcript is an official written document which lists and certifies previous school achievements and explains the grading system applied.

3. Apostille of the original Bachelor’s degree certificate Only original degree certificate or its duplicate can be Apostilled. Legalisation of copies are not allowed. The register of the institutions entitled to issuing Apostille can be obtained

4. Official confirmation concerning your eligibility to apply for Master programmes.

Copy of a certificate stating that the submitted Bachelor diploma entitles the holder to apply for Master studies in the country of issue (only if there is no such a comment/line stating such an entitlement on the diploma/transcript). Such a statement should be issued or certified by:

  • the institution that issued the Bachelor diploma
  • the education authorities of the country that issued the aforementioned Bachelor diploma or in whose system of education the University operates

5. Receipt of payment of the Application Fee paid to Collegium Civitas.

The application fee can be paid via the electronic payment system PayU. In order to make a payment, you should log into the on-line admissions platform https://admissions.civitas.edu.pl/login

The application fee can also be paid via a bank transfer.

Bank details for bank transfers:

Payment recipient: Collegium Civitas, Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warsaw, Poland; Bank: Alior Bank Spółka Akcyjna

Bank’s address: ul. Łopuszańska 38D, 02-232 Warsaw, Poland; Account number: 95 2490 0005 0000 4600 1851 0196

SWIFT: ALBPPLPW; IBAN: PL 95 2490 0005 0000 4600 1851 0196 Title: name surname registration number (example: Anna Kowalska 24511)

6. English language qualifications

Candidates should send a certificate of English proficiency unless they have finished their education in English. Medium of Instruction letter from the awarding institution needs to be sent. This confirms that the qualification was taught in English. Candidates without MOI letter must send a certificate of English proficiency. Ask about full the list of certificates [email protected]

Attention: Do not forget to bring all originals of the documents listed above to the Admissions office when you are in Warsaw. You must also bring 2 passport photos.

Address

Collegium Civitas 1 Defilad Square Palace of Culture and Science, 12 floor Warsaw 00-901 Poland tel. +48 22 656 71 87 [email protected] https://www.civitas.edu.pl/en/

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