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

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Language

English, Polish

Semester

Fall, Winter

Program type

Exchange

Application information

Application status

Open

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20-21 applications

Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

No academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

21-22 applications

Opens Nov. 1, 2020

Program details

Subject areas taught:

  • 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.

Haskayne BComm students must take their common core courses at the University of Calgary. On exchange 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, so they must take the equivalent of at least 3 half courses (18 ECTS) and up to 5 half courses (30 ECTS).

Ensure you review your course selection with a Haskayne exchange advisor at least 2 months before leaving for your exchange to confirm transfer credit.

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. Haskayne students on Haskayne exchanges are charged Haskayne tuition. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning. Tuition and fees are due by the regular tuition and fee deadline at the University of Calgary, regardless of when the exchange term begins.

    Students are sometimes also expected to pay fees to their host institution. This information is given to exchange students by the host institution, after they have applied and been accepted for an exchange.

    Please see our website for more information about funding for Haskayne students on Haskayne exchanges.

    A rough cost estimate per month at Uni Warsaw:

    Monthly Expense

    Cost (low)

    Cost (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

    Also, don't forget to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations, travel, etc. in your budget planning.

    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.

    Our office 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 exchange funding page for more information. Please also see the Haskayne funding page for more information about funding for Haskayne students on Haskayne exchanges.

On campus accommodations available. For details click here

Please visit Haskayne's eligibility page for more information. 

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. 


Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange 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

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

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.

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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 study abroad 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 Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.