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QS Best Student Cities ranking: 53rd

The capital and largest city in Poland, Warsaw is situated close to the center of the country, on both sides of the river Vistula, and has a distinctive character and spirit. The city has a turbulent history, having been almost completely destroyed during World War II, leading to a large-scale reconstruction project which aimed to recreate much of the original architecture. Its Old Town district, beside the river banks and popular among tourists, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.”

Aside from its historic center, Warsaw is a significant center of research and development, and also has a growing collection of skyscrapers, ranging from the residential Złota 44, completed in 2012, to the art deco-inspired Palace of Culture and Science, which dates back to 1955.

There are lots of universities and colleges to choose from in Warsaw, including Poland’s highest-ranked institution, the University of Warsaw, and Warsaw University of Technology, which also features in the QS World University Rankings®. In the QS Best Student Cities ranking, Warsaw receives a very high score for affordability thanks to its combination of low living costs and reasonable tuition fees.

When asked to name the best things about Warsaw in our student survey, one respondent mentioned “Top notch technical courses at an affordable price around friendly people”, while another said “It’s a great place to expand your cultural interests.”

Would Warsaw get your vote? Tell us why.

Internationally ranked universities in Warsaw


More about Warsaw

Number of universities ranked by QS

2

Highest-ranked institution

University of Warsaw (joint 366th)

Population

3,106,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$3,600

Desirability rank

67th

Employer Activity rank

44th

Affordability rank

18th

Student View rank

45th


To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, 
view the methodology.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
The Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina edits and publishes articles which guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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