Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences Poland

About Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences

The Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences (AWF Wroclaw) is a Polish university specializing in the field of sport, physical education, health sciences, tourism and recreation. The AWF Wroclaw is a two-faculty public university with the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport and the Faculty of Physiotherapy. It offers degree programmes within six fields of study at the level of first-cycle studies (bachelor), second-cycle studies (master) and long-cycle master studies as well as postgraduate programmes. The University also provides education at PhD level and as a part of the Doctoral School. The Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences has full academic rights to confer bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in the field of medical and health sciences, in the discipline of physical culture sciences. 

Wroclaw University of Sport and Health Sciences offers bachelor and master programmes in the field of:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cosmetology
  • Sport
  • Physical Education
  • Tourism and Recreation
  • Kinesilogy - NEW!!!

You may choose Polish or English language programmes. Check the detailed information concerning our educational offer at awf.wroc.pl or visit welcome.awf.wroc.pl 

Our graduates are well equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of sport and health sciences. 

The AWF Campuses are located in the greenest and most beautiful parts of the city of Wroclaw. They offer a varied scientific, didactic and sports infrastructure. Didactic classes take place in well-equipped classrooms and specialised labs, while sport classes are organized in the numerous professional and varied sports facilities.

Our Campuses offer:

  • fields and pitches at the historic Olympic Stadium 
  • beach volleyball and beach football courts
  • indoor swimming pool
  • tennis courts
  • gymnastics and acrobatics hall
  • gyms
  • team sports hall 
  • fencing hall
  • boxing and Martial Arts Hall

The university also offers accommodation to students in two student dorms located on the campus.  Spartakus and Olimpia dorms provide comfortable housing for students – single and double rooms, access to the Internet, study rooms, TV rooms and a canteen. In the vicinity of the campuses you will find:

  • interesting tourist attractions, including UNESCO monument – the Centennial Hall
  • green areas - the Szczytnicki Park, Wroclaw ZOO, green banks of the Oder River
  • numerous shops, groceries, shopping malls
  • trams, busses and city bikes 

Why AWF Wroclaw?

  • 6 study programmes in the filed of sport and health sciences
  • 2 modern campuses located in a beautiful and green parts of Wroclaw
  • specialization in the field of sport and health sciences and physical culture
  • rich and diverse didactic, scientific and sports infrastructure 
  • well-equipped labs, lecture halls, sports facilities
  • unique student atmosphere – numerous student initiatives, events and festivals
  • community of sport professionals, instructors and coaches 
  • active international cooperation – over 70 partner universities and institutions
  • accommodation at the Campus
  • the city of Wroclaw – the meeting place in the heart of Europe, the city of bridges, churches and dwarfs :)

Within the Welcome to AWF project funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, we are working to make the experience of studying at our University as well as living  and studying in Poland as easy and pleasant as possible. We have opened the AWF Welcome Centre – a spot where international students and guests from abroad will receive the necessary help, assistance and guidance. New students will also get student guidebooks, how-to videos and a welcome pack.

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The Project is financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Welcome to Poland Programme (2020).

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What students think about Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences

    Students are incredibly close-knit and friendly

    Testimonial from Students are incredibly close-knit and friendly, student at Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences

    When I arrived to Poland, I started looking for a university where I would like to study.  I graduated from medical institute, so I wanted to connect my further education with medicine.

    At first, when I heard cosmetology at AWF, it was very strange for me, because it is more sports university, but when I arrived and saw the campus, a huge green area, sports stadiums, I realized that this is the place where I can combine my love for medicine and sport.

    At first it was hard, because learning in a new language, a new country, new people.

    But now the Polish language has become my native language, the subjects are more and more interesting every year.

    The students are incredibly close-knit and friendly, we do labs together in class, share grass lunches, and have a great time at student parties.

    Hanna Afanasenko, student of BA programme in Cosmetology, Ukraine

    PhD studies - fantastic experience that I will never forget

    Testimonial from PhD studies - fantastic experience that I will never forget, student at Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences

    Studying at AWF Wroclaw was a fantastic experience that I will never forget. I enjoyed learning on a beautiful green campus with extensive, modern facilities and knowledgeable, experienced, dedicated lecturers. Having close, positive, and supportive relationships with friends and professors helped me feel like a part of the community and attain many achievements during my time here. I love AWF Wroclaw because it gives me the knowledge to pursue my major and develop my leadership and communication skills. Still, it also helps me overcome my language and cultural barriers.

    Van Han Pham, PhD student, Physical Education, Vietnam

    AWF Wroclaw - perfect Erasmus destination

    Testimonial from AWF Wroclaw - perfect Erasmus destination, student at Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences

    It has been almost 1 year since I started my Erasmus in Wroclaw and the truth is that it has been one of the best experiences of my life. Studying at the AWF University is a great luck, because the people are very nice and from the first day they welcomed me with open arms and helped me with everything that is necessary to live far from home. The classes at this university are very interesting and the professors make them much more fun. Thanks to that I have been able to learn many new and different things. In addition, the AWF campus offers many study opportunities and has all kinds of sports facilities at your fingertips, so you can enjoy studying and practicing any sport.

    And of course this Polish city is beautiful and full of young students, which makes it the perfect Erasmus destination.

    Also, the food is very good, there are many advantages and discounts for students, a lot of nightlife and of course the best city square in the world, Rynek, which is definitely one of the most beautiful places and I will never forget.

    But the best part of this experience has been undoubtedly all my fellow erasmus students, because although each of us came from a different part of the world, we all together have formed a big family and Wroclaw will always be our second home.

    Thank you AWF, Wroclaw and Poland for everything!

     Marta Antich Zaragozá, Erasmus student, Spain

Accommodation Information for Students

The Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences has 2 dorms available for students, PhD students and staff  – Spartakus Dormitory and the Olimpia Hotel. Our dormitories are located in the area of the AWF Main Campus at the Olympic Stadium. They offer over 500 places in single and double rooms. 

Spartakus Dormitory

Spartakus Dormitory offers single and double rooms arranged in modules with shared bathroom. There are two shared kitchens on each flor availbale to students. As a resident you should have your own kitchen utensils (plates, cups, pots, pans, etc.). The Spartakus Dormitory will provide you with linen, pillows and blankets. The Dormitory is accessible for students with disabilities.

Available facilities:

  • 1 study room (Level 0)
  • 1 TV room (Level 0)
  • Free internet access
  • Laundries equipped with washing machines and driers (Level -1)
  • Vacuum cleaners for rent
  • Vending machines
  • 2 lifts
  • Parking places
  • Wheelchair ramp

At the side entrance you may find:

  • Discus Student Club
  • Canteen
  • Xerox services

Easy access to and from the City Centre - there is a bus and tram terminus in the immediate vicinity. Trams: 9, 17 or 33 Busses: 115.

The fees per place vary depending on the room type. The monthly rent starts from 420 PLN (ca. 84 EUR) in a double room.

The holiday period at the Spartakus Dormitory starts from 1st July. Yet, the accommodation is possible also during that period. Holiday fees are slightly higher, yet still affordable.

Olimpia Hotel

The Olimpia Hotel is located on the Main Campus at the Olympic Stadium. There are single and double rooms with bathrooms. The Olimpia Hotel is a 2-storey building and can accommodate 49 people in rooms of a higher standard.

Important: A deposit in the amount of one monthly rent must be paid upon check-in.

Electricity: Electricity used in Poland is 220 V, its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points (as in Germany, France etc.)

Study Abroad Information

The Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences participates in the Erasmus+ programme, as part of which it conducts international cooperation within the mobility of students and staff in higher education sector. We cooperate with over 70 partner universities and institutions in Europe and countries outside the EU. Under the programme, AWF students can go abroad to undertake studies or placements for both long-term and short-term mobilities. Thanks to our participation in Erasmus, every year we host around 40 students from partner universities.

The studtents of the AWF Wrocław may also take adavntage international exchange programmes offered by for examlple the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) or the Polish U.S. Fulbright Commission

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange is an institution established by the Ministry of Education and Science, whose one of the main tasks is to support the internationalisation of Polish universities through, among others, student and staff mobility programmes. NAWA offers both outgoing programmes for students studying in Polish HEIs as well as incoming programmes addressed to people of Polish origin who would like to pursue part or all of their studies in Polish universities.

Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission is an educational foundation whose main task is to administer the Fulbright Programme in Poland. Within the framework of its activities, the Polish-American Fulbright Commission implements and supports scientific and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland. The Commission's programmes are addressed both to students and researchers.

Facts about Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences

  • Year institution founded: 1946
  • Total enrolled: 2800
  • Number of academic staff: 300

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