The Warsaw University of Technology is a top technical school in Poland and one of the oldest (established in 1826), most prestigious, and largest (30,000+ students) technical schools in Europe. This exchange program is designed for Penn State's Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Majors. Penn State students spending a semester at The Warsaw University of Technology will take classes taught in English by top faculty from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
The main campus of The Warsaw University of Technology is situated in the city center, close to the shopping area, historic monuments, large parks and the US embassy. It is easily accessible from all Warsaw districts by bus or tram. With it's excellence in engineering education, long tradition, cultural heritage, and location (almost the equal distance of about 340 miles from Warsaw to Berlin, Germany, to Prague, Czech Republic, to Vienna, Austria, and to Budapest, Hungary) Warsaw University of Technology provides the perfect environment for Penn State engineering students to broaden their educational experience and gain international exposure needed to be competitive on the increasingly global job market.
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.
Students register for 15 credits/30 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System per semester.
Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.
Applicants must have completed all engineering pre-requisites (i.e. the first 2.5 years of the program) prior to taking part in this program. It is strongly recommended that all College of Engineering students take ENGR 111: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication for Engineers, a one credit online course, before their semester abroad.
Housing and Meals
You will live in dormitories on The Warsaw University of Technology campus. The Host Institution International Office/On-Site Coordinator will work with students to arrange housing.
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit theFunding Study Abroadsection of the Global Penn State website.
For More Information
For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.
To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.
For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
The Penn State College of Engineering has resources to help students gain international experience. The College's international office is located in 204 Hammond Building, and international engineering envoys are available during fall and spring semesters to help answer your questions. In addition, there is a study abroad advisor in each department in the college who can help to answer academic questions that you may have.
How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page.
You must complete the following materials in your application:
Education Abroad Questionnaire
One academic recommendation
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
NOTE: NOTE: Please note: The dates listed above are not the actual dates of the program. At a later date your program dates will be provided to you. Should you have any questions, please follow up with your Education Abroad advisor.
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