ERASMUS

Incoming ERASMUS students

Below is the course schedule of courses for the 18/19 academic year.

 

Select the right date in order to see the classes. By default the calendar shows the current week. To go to a different date, click the arrow next to date of the current week and navigate to the day/week of your choice. The spring semester starts Februari 18 2019.

For an explanation of the abbreviations of courses titles, please look below the calendar.

As this calendar is very crowded, [here you can find] a clearer overview in pdf format

Explanation of abbreviations of course titles for the spring semester are listed below

For abbreviations of courses of the winter semester click [here]

Descriptions of courses can be found [here]

Courses in green are primarily for students in the bachelor phase, courses in blue for those in the master phase, though mixing is possible as long as course prerequisites are met. 

Abbreviation Title hours ECTS
[AdvResM] Advanced Experimental Methods 30 3
[HumEx] Advances in Humanistic and Existential Psychotherapy 15 2
[Animal] Animal Psychology 30 3
[ATr] Assertiveness Training - not only saying "no" 20 2
AsDCen] Assessment and Development Centre 15 2
[AiCR] Attachment in Close Relationships 30 3
[AuP] Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders 30 4
[BINA] Basic Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment 30 3
[BAd] Behavioural Addictions 30 4
[BHu] Being Human - in Search of Personal Growth and Development 30 4
[BBB II] Biological Bases of Behaviour II 30 4
[CDT] Clinical Diagnostic Testing 30 2
[CBT] Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: Theory and Principles 30 3
[Cog I] Cognitive Psychology I 30 4
[CTher] Couple Therapy, an Introduction 15 2
[Creat 1] [Creat 2] Creativity Workshop 15 1
[CritNeur] Critical Neuroscience 15 2
[CCRM] Cross-Cultural Research Methods 30 3
[DesGr] Designing of Psychoeducational Groups at Work 20 2
[DevN] Developmental Neuropsychology 30 3
[Dev II Lec] + [Dev II 1] / [Dev II 2] Developmental Psychology II, lecture + seminar (group number) 30 + 30 6
[DivM] Diversity Management 30 3
[EthCN] Ethics in Clinical Neuropsychology 15 2
[EBPth] Evidence Based Psychotherapy: Dissemination and Implementation 27 3
[ExeF] Executive functions in neuropsychological practice - a new approach 15 2
[FRel] Family Relationships 30 3
[Fash] Fashion, Beauty and Fame - the Psychology of Being Fabulous 15 2
[FPF] Forensic Psychologist in Family Court 15 2
[HoP] History of Psychology 30 4
[HuN] Humans and Nature 15 2
[InDif] Individual Differences 30 4
[Map] Intervention Mapping: An Evidence Based Health Promotion Protocol 30 3
[IFI] Introduction to Functional Imaging of the Human Brain 30 3
[Couns] Introduction to Guidance and Counseling Psychology 30 4
[Work] Introduction to Work Psychology 30 3
[JDM] Judgement and Decision Making 15 2
[Key] Key Studies in Psychology 30 3
[LaC] Language and Cognition 30 4
[Leader] Leadership 15 2
[Mind] Mind, Brain and Consciousness 15 2
[MW] Modern World, Stone Age Mind 30 3
[NReh] Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 30 3
[NeA] Neuropsychology of Aging 30 3
[NDPC] Neurosurgical Diseases from the Perspective of Clinical Neuropsychology 14 2
[Person] Personality Psychology 30 4
[Polit] Political Psychology 30 3
[Ethics] Professional Ethics in Applied and Experimental Psychology 30 4
[PdP] Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 30 3
[Design] Psychology in Design: Recognition, Affordances, Emotional Design and
Design Thinking
20 2
[Coach] Psychology of Coaching 30 3
[Pharm] Psychopharmacology for Psychologists 15 2
[QRM 1] / [QRM 2] Qualitative Research Methods
(group number)
30 3
[ResMCP] Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 15 2
[SDJ] Social Dilemmas and Justice 30 4
[Soc L] + [Soc S 1] / [Soc S 2] Social Psychology, lecture + seminar (group number) 30 + 30 6
[SDM 1] / [SDM 2] / [SDM 3] Standard Diagnostic Methods (group number) 30 4
[SMP] Statistical Methods in Psychometrics 30 4
[SMASD] Statistical Models for the Analysis of Survey Data 30 3
[Stat I Lec] + [Stat I 1] / [Stat I 2] /
[Stat I 3]
Statistics I, lecture + class (group number) 30 + 30 6
[Stat III 1] / [Stat III 2] Statistics III (group number) 30 3
[SFT] Systemic Family Therapy 15 2
[Trau] The Impact of lifetime Trauma on Clinical Emotional Disorder 10 1
[TrDev] Training and Development 15 2
[TraSt] Traumatic Stress 15 2
[PTSD] Treatment of PTSD 20 2
[WATM] Work Attitudes: Theory and Measurement 15 2
[PCI] Workshop on Parent-Child Interactions 20 2


For questions referring to the necessary documents and accommodation please contact the International Relations Office at University of Warsaw (see the International Short-term Students Section).

Erasmus Student Network

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is a European student organization that aims at supporting international exchange students. It consists of over 130 sections, operating at universities and colleges all over Europe and is organized on three levels: international, national and local.

ESN-UW is a registered University of Warsaw student organization. Its goal is to enable foreign students, who are coming to Warsaw, to fully integrate with other UW students and to gain as much as possible from their stay in Warsaw and in Poland. ESN organizes parties, excursions, meetings and other undertakings.

For more information: http://www.uw.esn.pl/

Outgoing ERASMUS students

 

 

Application and Qualification procedure to participate the in Erasmus+ student exchange (study abroad) program 2018-2019

 

 

The Erasmus+ program allows you to study at another European University and receive a scholarship to cover part of the cost of living abroad. You can choose from the list of partner Universities with whom the Faculty of Psychology has an Erasmus+ agreement; scroll down for the list of our partners. The length of time you can study abroad depends on the University, and is either a semester or an entire academic year (see the list below). 

Who can apply?

Students in years 2 – 4.

 

How to apply

In order to apply you need to:

-        Hand in the application form, indicating a chosen University.
Application forms should be sent to erasmus@psych.uw.edu.pl
The deadline for sending in the application is Sunday January 21 2018

-        Participate in a qualification interview
Interviews will take place during the first days of February will last 10 minutes – will be specified precisely later.

 

Qualification criteria

-        Qualification interview: applicants will be asked about their motivations to apply to the Erasmus+ program and their University of choice. Applicants will receive a score on the basis of the interview. Interview scores below 50% result in immediate failure to qualify.

-        GPA (grade point average); the average score of a student, as calculated by USOS on January 22 2018. The minimum grade average required to receive an Erasmus+ scholarship is 3.49. Applicants with a lower GPA can participate in Erasmus+, but without scholarship.

-        GPA and interview scores are equally important and will be added together to give a final qualification score. Qualifications of applicants is decided on the basis of the order of qualification scores. (NB: candidates apply and qualify for a chosen University, not for participation in the Erasmus+ program in general – see also below in “qualification procedure” for details. Having an interview score above 50% is a requirement for qualification).

-        All candidates need to show proof of language proficiency at the required level in the language in which they will follow courses (WISP students are exempted from the English language requirement). To fulfill the language requirement, official certificates are accepted (for example TOEFL and IELTS for English, Goethe and TELC for German, DELE and TELC for Spanish, but there are many more). Also a language exam passed at the University of Warsaw is acceptable. Having passed matura in a language at advanced level is counted as B2 level. 
In case an applicant possesses a good conversational level of proficiency at the time of the interview, but not yet B2, the applicant can be conditionally qualified, but must present proof of sufficient proficiency before the exchange period starts. Non-conditionally qualified applicants have priority over conditionally qualified candidates, irrespective of qualification score.

-        Applicants who have not participated in the Erasmus+ program before have priority over those who already have been “on Erasmus”, irrespective of qualification score.

* Update: on the day of March 9th 2018 the applicant is allowed to have no more than one conditional pass.

 

Criteria that have to be fulfilled at the moment the Erasmus exchange starts:

-        You should have passed the academic year preceding your Erasmus = no conditional passes. In specific cases having one conditional pass may be acceptable. Having two or more conditional passes, or repeating the year, will result in cancelling of your Erasmus.

-        Students writing their empirical paper or master thesis during their Erasmus exchange have to hand in a consent-form signed by their supervisor, i.e. your supervisor has to agree to work on distance.

-        Confirmed language proficiency, in case the candidate was conditionally qualified on the basis of the language requirement.

Qualification procedure

All eligible applicants who have send in the application form on time will be invited to a qualification interview. Interviews will take place at the end of the semester; during the first days of February. Candidates will be sent a link so they can select their preferred time slot for their interview.

The interview will be conducted by a qualification committee composed of the Faculty’s Erasmus+ coordinator, an academic teacher and a student representative. All committee members assess a candidate’s motivation; the candidate’s score will be the simple average of the three commission members. The questions being asked will refer to the candidate’s motivation to participate in the Erasmus+ program in general, and her/his choice of University. Be prepared that during part of the interview you will be asked to speak in the language of instruction of the University you selected. If there are multiple languages of instruction at the selected University, you can choose a language.

If you did not qualify for the University of your choice, you can still qualify for another University at which there are still free places. A “second round” of qualification will be organized for those who did not qualify for the university of their first choice, so that as many people wanting to go on Erasmus, will have the chance to. 

Students have the right to appeal against the decision of the committee, in first instance to the Dean, and in second instance to the vice-rector for student affairs and quality of education, whose decision will be final. The appeal is can be made through the body which has issued the decision, within a period of 14 days (Rules of study UW, paragraph 7 point 3).

 

[LIST OF UNIVERSITIES WHERE YOU COULD GO IN 2018/19]

 

Full information about rules, regulations and procedures concerning Erasmus can be found at: http://bwz.uw.edu.pl/erasmus-kraje-programu.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How much scholarship will I receive?

A: It depends on the country where you go and how long you will go.

The following amounts are valid the current academic year, and most likely will not change for the coming academic year. The amounts are per month, in Euros:

500€: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxemburg, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

450€: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal,

400€: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia - Former Yugoslav Republic , Rumania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey.

A scholarship is guaranteed for the first semester, but not for the second. Depending on available Erasmus funds, the University will also provide scholarship for the second semester, but this cannot be guaranteed at the start. Experience from previous years show that sufficient Erasmus funds remain to pay out scholarship for most of the second semester too. It is possible to shorten the Erasmus exchange to one semester in case it would otherwise lead to financial problems.

 

Q: Will I have to pay tuition fee during Erasmus?

A: Yes, WISP students have to pay for tuition, but only 50% of the regular tuition fee during the semester or year they are on Erasmus.

 

Q: Can I go on Erasmus during a semester when I am supposed to do obligatory courses?

A: Yes, but you still have to do the obligatory courses

  • You can do an obligatory course at the University where you plan to go, if they offer that same course. You need permission from the Dean of student affairs for this. The Dean will ask you to first bring approval of the instructor teaching the obligatory course here. The instructor will need to check if the content of the course at the other University is indeed the same as the course here. You will need to present the instructor with a detailed course description for this.
  • You can do the course a year later. You need to ask the Dean for student affairs for permission to do the course in the year after your Erasmus. You need to have this permission BEFORE you leave. If not you will fail the course and have a condition.
  • You can enroll in the course through USOS during the normal registration period and try to pass the exam after you come back from Erasmus (provided that attendance to classes is not obligatory). Being on Erasmus does not count as a valid excuse for missing an exam. If you miss the first exam in the session because you are still abroad, then this will count as a missed chance. The re-take exam will not count as your “first attempt”.

 

Q: Can my Erasmus courses count as specialization courses?

A: In principle yes, but…

The head of the specialization decides about this. You need to ask for permission of the head of the specialization that the course will belong to. For this you will need to show detailed course descriptions so that the head of the specialization can judge whether the course fits the requirement for a specialization course. In case you complete a general specialization, the Dean for student affairs decides.

 

Q: Can my Erasmus courses count as OGUN courses?

A: Yes, if the Dean for student affairs agrees – you need to write a request to him

 

Q: how many credits should I do during Erasmus?

A: In principle 30 ECTS per semester, but less is possible. You are not allowed to plan less than 21 ECTS per semester however.

Completing less than 15 ECTS will result in loss of your scholarship, and will thus have financial consequences.

 

Q: When should I show proof that I have B2 language proficiency?

A: In order to be able to qualify unconditionally, you should show it at the interview

You can bring a certificate (or a copy of your matura, if this applies). In case you have passed the exam at the University of Warsaw and have it registered in USOS, you can just mention this and we will verify in USOS. Note that you can qualify conditionally if you cannot present a proof of proficiency yet. However candidates who can show proof of proficiency will have priority (even if they have a lower score).

 

Q: What about the conditional passes that were mentioned earlier?

A: Participation in the Erasmus program should not delay study progress

In some cases a condition cannot be postponed without resulting in prolongation of study (repeating a year, being crossed out as a student, etc.). In such and other potentially problematic situations, a student cannot qualify for Erasmus with a condition. As mentioned before, this has to be assessed on an individual basis.

 

This information has been published on December 18 2017 and updated on January 19 2018.