Manual for students

Living in Warsaw


The University does not have its own dormitory houses, so students should look for a place of residence by themselves or ask for help to coordinators of international office. website for looking a flat or room for renting)

Weather Conditions

The months between May and October are the warmest and this is the best time for visiting, although rain showers are possible year round. July and August are the hottest months of the year, with temperatures regularly hitting 30°C (86°F) and above. Winter begins in November and lasts until March with temperatures dropping as low as -20°C (-4°F) in January and February – as the thaw sets watch out for falling icicles. Warsaw's Old Town looks particularly pretty under a fresh blanket of snow, and is best seen from the window of a cosy pub at this time of year.

Medical Care

EU/EEA citizens: in case of necessity of providing medical care, a student from a member country staying temporarily in the territory of Poland is entitled to free health care on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or in particular cases on the basis of a special certificate. The student is obliged to present one of these documents (it is advisable to have also a copy) together with an identity document directly to the public health care provider.

Not EU/EEA citizens: The students from non-EU/EEA countries should purchase health insurance in their home country, before departure.


Other Important Information

Temporary residence permit

EU/EEA citizens: An EU citizen can enter Poland with his/her ID document (a valid travel document e.g. passport, or another document certifying his/her identity and citizenship). For stay up to 3 months no legalization of stay will be necessary. For stays exceeding 3 months, an EU citizen will have to obtain a temporary residence permit (Karta pobytu obywatela UE). In case of students, the residence permit is issued for one year. This document will be issued by the Department of Citizens Affairs of the Voivodeship Office (Mazowiecki Urząd Wojewódzki w Warszawie: Charge for issuing of the residence permit is 30 Polish zloty (ca 7 Euro).


Documents that have to be submitted by the student to the Voivodeship Office in order to obtain the residence permit:

  • copy of the travel document (passport or other ID document)
  • health insurance document
  • official letter of acceptance from the Polish university (with information about the planned period of study)
  • declaration about sufficient resources to cover the subsistence costs in Poland
  • 2 photographs
  • Application form (Wniosek o zezwolenie na pobyt, in Polish)


Not EU/EEA citizens: A citizen of a non-EU/EEA country can enter the territory of Poland on the basis of a valid travel document (passport) and a visa (if required). A citizen of a non-EU country has to obtain the visa from the consulate of Poland in his/her country of residence. The short-term visa entitles to stay in Poland up to 3 months, the long-term visa - up to 1 year. Persons who have received a visa for the whole period of stay in Poland are not obliged to apply for a residence permit for their stay in Poland.
Costs of Living

Modern architecture, great infrastructure and an efficient transportation network make Warsaw one of the best cities to live. Cost of living are relatively lower to other capital cities in the European Union (250-300 Euro is average monthly living cost for students), which makes the studies a lot more affordable. We believe that your stay in Warsaw will be a good choice for your studies and a good start of your career in the global environment. For details on Warsaw, costs of living and entertainment; please visit to the following link:

Tourist Information

  • Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) pl. Defilad 1; (entrance from Emilii Plater Street, between Kongresowa Hall and Museum of Technology)
  • tel. +48 22 194 31
  • Warsaw Central Train Station (Dworzec Warszawa Centralna) main hall; Al. Jerozolimskie 54
  • Rynek Starego Miasta 19/21/21a
  • Chopin Airport (Lotnisko Chopina) Terminal A, exit 2; ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1
  • Kordegarda; ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17


Department of Cooperation and International Projects

Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University in Warsaw

 Pandy 13 Street, 02-202 Warsaw

 22 823 66 23 extension 114 and 128