A few words about the dormitories
The University of Warsaw offers accommodation in one of six Dormitories – they are located in different parts of Warsaw – 3 in Ochota, one each in Śródmieście, Mokotów and Praga Południe.
Who can apply for a place in a dormitory?
- Each student of the University of Warsaw;
- secondly – persons not studying at the University of Warsaw – after the period of accommodation by persons with the status of a UW student;
Due to the specific requirements resulting from the state of health, it is possible to obtain a place in the student dormitory adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. It is also possible to apply for a place from the pool of The Office for Persons with Disabilities (BON)
When can I apply for a dormitory?
The exact dates of applying for places in the Student Dormitory, allocating places, accommodation may vary from year to year, more or less, they are determined and announced by the Rector after consulting the Students’ Council of the University of Warsaw and the PhD Students’ Union. However, it is worth remembering:
- if you are already studying at the University of Warsaw and plan to apply for a place in DS for the next academic year – about following information and dates during the holidays, so as not to miss the application deadline for current students;
- if you are just starting your studies at the University of Warsaw and plan to apply for a place at the DS, you must submit your application for a given academic year 14 days before the planned course. The dates of individual rounds for a given academic year are published in the news (deadlines 2022/23).
How can I get a place in the student dormitory?
We submit the application via USOSweb. After logging in at www.usosweb.uw.edu.pl to your individual account, go to the COMMON SECTION tab, and then APPLICATIONS. You fill out an application for a dormitory in the academic year 2022/2023.
Foreign students do not fill out the income declaration!
The competent coordinator at the Faculty verifies the application and, if necessary, asks for a correction. The Student Welfare and Support Office examines the applications in due time, using the USOSweb algorithm.
The algorithm for assigning places works in two stages. First, the conditions are verified, i.e. income and distance from the place of permanent residence. If these conditions are met (the number of points is sufficient to be quite high in the ranking), the applicant is verified in the second stage. In the second stage, certain criteria are checked (see the table below) – the more points awarded for these criteria, the greater the chances of being allocated a seat in accordance with your preferences.
Conditions taken into account in the process of applying for a place in the dormitory:
- income per person in the family, calculated in accordance with the rules set out in Annex 1 to the Regulations – for this criterion you can get 0-75 points. – proportional to the income – for a monthly income of PLN 0 per person in a family, you get 75 points, and for PLN 1,500 – 0 points;
- distance from the place of residence to the University of Warsaw (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 street, 00-927 Warsaw), taking into account the actual communication routes – for this criterion you can get 0-25 points – proportional to the distance – for 250 km and more you get 25 points, for 0 km 0 points.
In addition, the Rector, after consulting the Students’ Council of the University of Warsaw and the PhD Students’ Union, may set the income threshold, i.e. the value of the monthly income per person in the family, above which it will not be possible to receive a place in the student dormitory, and the minimum distance, i.e. the value below which the applicant will not be able to. receiving accommodation in a student dormitory.
The above conditions, the income threshold and the minimum distance do not apply to students admitted to the University of Warsaw in the year of passing the matriculation examination, who are a laureate of the international Olympiad or a laureate or finalist of the central level Olympiad, referred to in the regulations on the education system, or a medalist. at least in sports competition for the title of Polish Champion in a given sport, referred to in the regulations on sport, provided that he obtained this achievement in the period from starting secondary school until the last day of applying for places in the student dormitory.
Criteria for obtaining a place in the student dormitory according to preferences:
|Criterion||Number of points|
Foreign students apply for a place in the dormitory on the same terms as Polish citizens, except that for the income criterion they receive 75 points.
Dormitory in numbers
PLN 400-810 – this is the monthly fee for living in a student dormitory in the academic year 2021/22, prices vary depending on the Dormitory and room standard. Detailed fees for a given place in a given Dormitory are included
in the decision No. 8 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw of August 20, 2021.
The deposit is equal to the monthly fee for a place, in the case of students, doctoral students of the University of Warsaw, participants of postgraduate studies “PAFF – UW School of Education” and scholarship holders of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, in other cases the deposit is the equivalent of a fee for two months. The deposit is paid in cash upon check-in, it is returned in cash or to the bank account within 10 days of checking out, if all financial obligations related to living in the dorm are fulfilled.
Double room. In the 2022/23 academic year, doctoral students are accommodated in rooms for two people.
9 months – for such a period, a maximum place in the student dormitory is granted – counting from the date of the beginning of the academic year to the first day of summer holidays, in accordance with the organization of the academic year in force. There is a possibility of accommodation for the period of vacation and re-sit session – in such cases, an application should be submitted to the appropriate Head of the student dormitory.
Over 2,000 – this is the total number of places available in its student dormitories by the University of Warsaw in the 2022/23 academic year.
I have been given a place in the Student Dormitory, can I change the place with another student?
Yes, the conversion can be made at the USOSweb exchange within a specified period. In the 2022/23 academic year these are: July 25 – September 14, 2022.
When is it possible to stay at the student dormitory?
People who get a place in the student dormitory in the academic year 2022/23 will be able to stay in the period from September 15 to October 7, 2022.
What if I do not check in on the indicated date?
Failure to check in on the specified date means the loss of a place in the dormitory. Upon a justified request (submitted in person or electronically), the SD Manager may consent to the extension of the accommodation period.
How should I be accommodated?
- On a specified date, you should go to the appropriate dormitory.
- On the spot, you must complete the personal form, attaching two photos and confirm in writing that you have read the Regulations of the Student Dormitories of the University of Warsaw.
- Make a deposit of the appropriate amount (in cash).
- The manager or employee of the student dormitory indicates the appropriate room. Roommate preferences are met where possible.
Can I live in the dormitory also during the summer holidays?
Yes, you must submit an application to the manager of your dormitory. Detailed information will be provided by the administration staff of the dormitory.
I am not a UW student – can I use the dormitory during the summer holidays?
Yes, it is possible on the basis of a hotel service. In this matter, please contact the administration of the student dormitory.
Can I extend the period of residence in the student dormitory?
Cases related to the extension of accommodation for UW students are considered individually.
Can I live in the student dormitory with my spouse or child?
Yes, it is possible in particularly justified cases, provided that the spouse / child will be accommodated in the student dormitory together with the applicant. This possibility is available in SDs 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Do I have to submit documents in person?
No, the application is submitted in the form of an electronic document via USOSweb – the application submitted in this form is authenticated in a way that ensures the possibility of confirming the origin and integrity of the data in electronic form.
I have only just been accepted / admitted to studies, how can I get access to the USOSweb system to apply for a place in the student dormitory?
To get faster access to the USOSweb system, please contact your teaching unit with a request to add it to the USOSweb system.
Can a student of a foreign university take part in recruitment to dormitories at the University of Warsaw?
It is not possible to apply for a place in student dormitories by persons from outside the University of Warsaw.
Do foreigners have to complete an income declaration when applying for a place in the Dormitory?
No, foreigners do not have to complete an income declaration when applying for a place in the Dormitory.
From when can students start living in dormitories?
Persons who will be granted places in student dormitories will be able to stay in the period from September 15, 2022 to October 7, 2022.
I graduated from the 1st degree studies, obtained the diploma, I am currently recruiting for 2nd degree studies, I have access to the USOSweb system but I cannot submit an application for a place in the dormitory, what can I do?
After admission to studies and entering into the USOSweb system, it will be possible to submit an application for a residence hall.
Why I cannot see the justification in the dormitory application preview?
The justification is visible only to the committee.
- dorm application (available at USOSweb)
Glossary of terms
DS – dom studenta / student house.
The manager of dormitory – the person managing the student dormitory.
Resident card – a card confirming residence in the Student Dormitory.
Residents’ Council – a collegiate body representing the residents of the student dormitory.
Rules of Student Dormitories – Regulations specifying, inter alia, rights and obligations of the resident, employee and DS manager.