Warsaw School of Economics - Haskayne Only

Founded in 1906, the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is the oldest and most highly ranked university of economics and business in Poland (QS 2019).

The university's main campus is located in the heart of Warsaw, providing scenic views for studies there. Warsaw, the capital of Poland, contains the beautiful UNESCO site of Stare Miasto (Old Town), rebuilt after World War II based on paintings from the 17th-18th centuries. The oldest evidence of cheese production was also found in the vicinity of Warsaw, and started around 7,500-8,000 years ago, which offers a unique opportunity for culinary tourism. 

Key information


Warsaw, Poland


English, Polish


Fall, Winter

Program type


Application information

Application status



2024-2025 applications

First come first considered for remaining spaces until

Fall 2024: March 15, 2025

Winter 2025: August 15, 2024

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

2025-2026 applications

Open November 1, 2024

Program details

Haskayne Exchange Areas of Study:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
  • Risk Management
  • Strategy and Global Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Warsaw offers a variety of courses in English. For more information on courses offered, click here.

Students going to SGH Warsaw in their 4th year (or higher) are able to take Master’s level courses, with written confirmation of level of studies from the Haskayne International Exchange advisor. However students going to SGH Warsaw in their 3rd year are only able to take Bachelor’s level courses.

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

Haskayne undergraduate students must take their core courses at the University of Calgary. Students can take two senior commerce and/or non-commerce options, and/or a maximum of 2 concentration courses (not ACCT/PLMA). They are required to maintain full time status while on exchange.

Please consult the host university's website to create a tentative list of 60 ECTS credits per semester that you are interested in taking. This list may be based on the current or previous year's courses.

Course conversion: 6 ECTS = 3 UCalgary units (1 half-course equivalent).

The academic year is divided into two semesters:

  • Fall Semester: September– February 
  • Spring Semester: February – June
  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    A rough cost estimate per month at Uni Warsaw:

    Monthly Expense (low - high)

    Accommodation 420 PLN - 1600 PLN
    Cafeteria Meals 1080 PLN - 1080 PLN
    Gym/Fitness 100 PLN - 100 PLN
    Transit 55 PLN - 110 PLN

    Total 1655 PLN - 2890 PLN

    Warsaw cost comparison vs. Calgary: Click Here 

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?  
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    UC International administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the funding page for more information.

On campus accommodations available. For details, click here

Haskayne students at UCalgary can ONLY apply for this partner through Haskayne, and must meet the Haskayne requirements for exchange.

A selection of courses is available in English; no knowledge of Polish is required to participate on this exchange program. A language proficiency test may be required in order to take courses taught in Polish.

What's special about Warsaw?

The capital and largest city in Poland, Warsaw has amazing parklands. Wilanów Palace, with its buttery yellow façade is the "Versailles" of Poland and a must-see for those living in Warsaw. The city itself is a brilliant mix of old and new, from its preserved Old Town, to the modern architecture of its museums and the stunning Warsaw Spire. At 1.8 million people, the city is larger than Calgary and has a fantastic foodie scene, from bargain eats to trendy dining options, and cafes to craft brews. As Poland is not on the euro, students can also take advantage of the great exchange rate and save on living costs to put towards weekend trips around Europe. 

Warsaw is also the birthplace of Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel prize - Curie honored her polish roots with the naming of the element "polonium". The region also offers moving insights into the history of the Holocaust and its impact on the peoples of the area - from the Warsaw Rising Museum to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, those that seek to learn about history will find a home here. 

Are there Accessibility services available? 

For information on accessibility and support services at campuses across Europe, please check out Inclusive Mobility. For city-specific services and places in Europe, the Jaccede interactive platform (website and/or smartphone app - both Android and iOS) also provides a searchable user-built database to identify important accessibility information of public places and locations.

Have questions?

Global Learning 101

Please watch this short YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment. In these videos, you will learn much of the basics about Global Learning, which may answer your initial questions.

Watch Global Learning 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how this program might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Global Learning Advising

If you have questions, please reach out to our office! We offer drop-in advising for general inquiries, and if you have questions about this specific program or any others, you can book an appointment with the responsible advisor.

Please use the link below to find the most up-to-date information about our current advising options.

View the Global Learning Advising page

The exchange advisor for this program is: Stacey McGregor

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular global learning program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Global Learning Advisors will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

If you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Global Learning Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

Please note: All participants must adhere to COVID-19 and other vaccination-related requirements for the destinations visited on this program. Failure to do so may have consequences such as being denied access to accommodation/housing, program activities, or to the host country itself.