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One of the main priorities for the Jozef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College in the coming years is to create the chance for students , teachers and staff to achieve new practical and cultural skills. Undoubtedly, the mobility under the program, being an investment in human capital, would increase the competences as well as attractiveness of the individual on the labor market, at the same time assuring the growth of potential of the Union in the time of the crisis.
The university, relying on its previous experience, aims at cooperation not only with UE countries but also with neighboring countries e.g. Russian Federation where there is huge
potential. Cooperation with Immanuel Kant University started in 2007 and resulted in various conferences and an international project, strengthening the integration process between our region and our neighbor.
What is more, the process has been recently strengthened thanks to the “small non – visa traffic ” which allows greater movement between the Warmia and Mazury province and the Kaliningrad province. In 2011, the university acquired an Extended Erasmus Charter which permits us to participate in the program in the broadest scope. Actions within the new Program will increase the quality of mobility of the students and academic staff and their knowledge and will help them to be more flexible to the diverse requirements of the market.
The university has made steps to gain new partners in UE countries, establishing new contacts with universities and other institutions in Germany and Lithuania. The basic criterion of cooperation with higher education institutions and other units is a similar character of a conducted activity as well as our university’s didactic offer which meets the expectations of the new cooperator. Undoubtedly, the list of the institutions holding a valid Erasmus Charter published on the EACEA website as well as the list of the institutions looking for partnerships presented on the National Executive Agency website are useful when looking for partners and give an opportunity to contact the institutions directly.
What is more, academic teachers, experienced in the field of international cooperation, are very helpful in finding new partners proposing possible fields of activity.
Jozef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College aspires to participate in multilateral projects in teaching and training. The notable effects of such actions that aim at increasing the level
and quality of study or mobility as well the improvement of management and financing of institutions of the higher education are undoubtedly one of the key tasks that every
university needs to set itself. Having experience in the joint project with the Immanuel Kant University in pedagogy, OSW sees notable benefits enriching both institutions in educational and cultural terms. The university sees the development of different European enterprises within the Erasmus Program and treats them as model solutions, preparing itself to follow their way.
Jozef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College recognises the importance of the modernization of the higher education sector while at the same time trying to modernize itself. Undoubtedly, education plays the most important role in the development of the country in social and economic dimension. The need to improve the degree courses and curricula that meet the demands of the market as well as the conditions to achieve broad knowledge has been a priority for the OSW university. Such a need has been partially achieved by creating theoretical and practical curricula in each department according to requirements of the national qualification frameworks (Bologna Process). The university also sees the
chance to enrich the didactic offer in the non-standard form of education as well as the development of interactive IT tools that could be used for individual learning.
The mobility that needs to be treated as an indispensible element to be included in the curricula will contribute to the improvement of qualifications of not only the students but also the academic staff. It will be a strong stimulus for permanent professional development as well provide solid knowledge and many skills. The university, having rich experience in cooperation with enterprises from the business sector, acquiring new foreign partners within the Program, will enrich the educational offer and contribute to the local market working more efficiently. The cooperation of the higher education institution with the business sector may considerably contribute to the raise of the economic potential of the region. Jozef Rusiecki Olsztyn University College, as a private institution, relies on students’ fees. Efficient management of finances and a search for alternative funds are fundamental actions for the university.
Participation in the Program will undoubtedly extend the experience and contribute to the improvement of the mechanism of financing the education and the university. One of the most essential actions of the OSW is to guarantee an education and the possibility of finding a job by the graduates coming from impoverished parts of our country and consequently improve their status and prevent them from social exclusion.
These offices provide international students with advice concerning such matters as:
• Admission and credential evaluation
• Immigration procedures
• Information on matters related to living and studying in the Poland
• Orientation programmes
We also offer students going to do a study/internship abroad advice about the following matters:
• Information on finding a study/internship abroad
• Information on living and studying/working abroad
Contact & more information
Erasmus Incoming Students
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If you are planning to be an Erasmus student and wish to study at OSW please read the information on the website very carefully and follow the instructions.
Course offer and fees
ERASMUS students may attend all courses taught in Polish and the non-degree programmes in English free of charge.
Courses taught in English in the framework of fee-paying degree programmes are available only for a limited number of Erasmus students.
For information concerning available courses and programmes and links to the respective institutes, see course offer (Study Programmes ->Courses).
If you would like to study as an Erasmus student at OSW, first contact the Erasmus coordinator at your home university and ask to be nominated. Then your home university coordinator should send us an official message of nomination. After receiving an official nomination, we will contact each nominated student and provide all information about the application procedure.
The application process for the next Academic Year 2016/2017 will be open from the end of April till the end of May 2016 (for Winter Semester and whole year) and from the end of July till the end of November 2016 (for Summer Semester).
Please complete the following steps:
1. Complete the online Exchange Application Form and print it.
2. Confirm the printed paper Application Form with the stamp and the signature of your home Erasmus coordinator.
3. Send the confirmed paper Application Form together with the copy of your Language Certificate of level B1/B2 or Language Proficiency form to the International Students Mobility Office by email, fax (+48 89 526 04 00 ) or post.
4. The deadline for sending the documents for Winter/ First Semester 2016/2017 is 31 of May 2016.
5. The deadline for sending the documents for Summer/ Second Semester 2016/2017 is 30 of November 2015.
6. Contact your home Erasmus coordinator and the OSW Erasmus coordinator to prepare or consult your Learning Agreement. Send your LA directly to the departmental coordinator for approval and confirmation. Do not send it to the International Students Mobility Office.
Please remember to consult your study plan with the departmental Erasmus coordinators from your home University (sending university) and from the OSW (receiving university) and send them Learning agreement for their confirmation.
It is also required that the departmental coordinators at both the home (your University) and the host institution (OSW) approve the student’s programme of study using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Learning Agreement.
Questions concerning the ECTS Learning Agreement and all other enquiries should be addressed to the departmental ERASMUS coordinators from the respective faculty or institute. In the list of Erasmus coordinators you can find their names, adresses and email contacts.
Please remember to consult our Erasmus departmental coordinators regarding all questions about the course programmes, laboratory work and Learning Agreement confirmation!!!
Please apply before the deadlines:
May 31, 2016 for Ist semester/ winter semester 2016/2017 (starts on October 1st, 2016)
November 15, 2016 for IInd semester/ summer semester 2016/2017 (starts on February 24th, 2017)
International students at OSW must have insurance that is valid in Poland.
OSW does not provide any health insurance for students !
EU students should have their own insurance valid for the territory of European Union (for example European Health Insurance Card or other).
Students from other countries than from the European Union should obtain medical care/health insurance from their home country; or hold a European Health Insurance Card; or sign an individual medical care agreement directly with an insurer. The monthly cost of individual insurance is about 50 PLN.
Visa requirements depend on your citizenship. Some international students are required to have a passport and student visa to enter Poland, while others only require a visa if they arrive in Poland with the intention of studying, even if they do not need one to cross the border.
For information about the visa procedure for non EU citizens, please contact the Polish Consulate in your home country.
Erasmus students may apply for a place in the student dormitory together with the main application via online application.
Please note, that we are not able to offer housing to all international students and reservation of the places for Erasmus students is done at random.
The cost offer for private housing ranges between 300 and 2000 złoty, depending on whether you are sharing a room/flat, and with how many people, how far from the centre the flat is, and other room/flat conditions.
. For more detailes please visit ESN website.
Erasmus students are waved from paying the study fees, however this does not always apply to English and Polish language courses.
Documents should be sent to:
mgr Anastazja Kaźmir
Olsztyńska Szkoła Wyższa im. Józefa Rusieckiego
Ul. Bydgoska 33,
If your application is successful, you will receive the Confirmation of Acceptance to your home address taken from your application form.
Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever you have any doubts or problems.
Documents to download (files in Polish language):