IMPORTANT: Receiving ID and submitting documents

26 Sep, 2012; General

This is an important  information for the newcomers (both 1st and 2nd cycle studies):

To receive student’s ID you are obliged to prepare, sign, and submit two documents:

1. Agreement of payment – available to download in two versions: POLISH or ENGLISH. Polish citizens should choose Polish version and foreigners the English one. You have to print it out, fill in and sign, and the submit to the Secretariat. TWO COPIES are required.

2. Declaration concerning free of charge studies. This document is prepared on your USOS account. After preparing it you should print it out, sign, and also submit to the office. The instruction of how to prepare document may be found HERE.

Since the instruction is in Polish we would like to ask Polish students to help foreigners in dealing with this issue.

You can submit the documents on the following days:

  • Monday 1st Oct., 11:00-13:00
  • Tuesday 2nd Oct., 11:30-13:00
  • Thursday, 4th Oct., 12:00-14:00
  • or during any office hours

Regarding doubts that may be raised by the paragraph 1.1.5 in the Agreement of Payment, which says that some additional fees may be required for classes taught in foreign languages, I inform you that this is NOT APPLICABLE to the Philosophy of Being, Cognition and Value. The programme is free of charge and the only fees you may be obliged to pay are for repeating classes, repeating year etc. These fees are enumerated in “The Ordinance” mentioned in the par. 3 of the Agreement. The Ordinance can be found HERE. Shortly speaking, you do not pay anything for studying, you pay only if you fail to pass some course etc.

And just to be super-clear: the programme is free for citizens of EU and EFTA countries. Poland is a member of EU indeed ;)

  • in the field “concluded on” (“zawarta w dniu”) you put “01.10.2012” (the same date in par. 6.1).
  • in the field  “The University, represented by…” you put ,”Dziekan Wydziału Filozofii i Socjologii prof. UW dr hab. Krzysztof Koseła”
  • in the field “file No” (nr albumu) you put your student number – you can find on the “MyUSOSweb” site (in the USER INFORMATION section).

IDs ready to pick up:

  • Ryl
  • Kajczyński
  • Karwot
  • Kozyra
  • Matuszewska
  • Miękisz
  • Piłczyński
  • Suchocka
  • Dobrowolski
  • Głocka
  • Dudek
  • Malinowski
  • Brociek
  • Owczarek
  • Wawrzyniak
  • Walczak
  • Pietrzak
  • Voiska

Philosophy of Language conference with special guest prof. M. Devitt

20 Sep, 2012; Invited lectures

Some info for newcomers

20 Sep, 2012; General

Some info for newcomers:

First and foremost, the office dedicated to your affairs is Secretariat in room 306.

1. Please, don’t be that lazy in looking through the website.

2. If you are announcing a problem with the USOS, please be specific – “doesn’t work” is not enough for me to find the solution. And let me assure you that the system is really simple – you just need about twenty minutes and a pinch of goodwill to get familiar with it. It’s not more difficult than Amazon or FB in fact.

3. In case of log-in failure, call me (via email or drop in at office hours) – I will give you a new password.

4. A general remark on registration – there are two modes of registration:

  • The USOS-web registration – for philosophical courses. This site is also your personal students account where you can follow your studies from various perspectives.
  • The TOKEN registration – here you have tokens (credits) for Physical Education, General University Subjects (OGUNs), Foreign-language classes (in other words, for everything that is not provided by our Institute).

(links to both registrations are on this website)

5. In case of a technical problem with the registration for some philosophical courses through the USOS-web (e.g. no permission to register, a course missing on the list etc.), call our USOS coordinator (the link to him is on this website) – and tell him precisely what is the problem (e.g. for exactly which course you cannot register).

You can also call me, but if something is urgent that’s not the best idea, since the only thing I can do, is to forward the problem to him anyways.

6. In case of inability to register through the token-registration, please call the relevant department (contact info is on the token-registration site, to which there is a link on this website).

7. Please do not register for any philosophical course through the token registration.

The tokens you have on your account are for OGUNs, PE and foreign language courses exclusively. Some philosophical subjects are on the list of OGUNs indeed. However, they are dedicated only for people from outside our Institute. So the only proper way to register for a philosophical subject is the USOS-web registration. If you will register for a philosophical course through the token registration you will waste your tokens for OGUNs, and thus you won’t be able to register for the OGUNs. Moreover you thus block places in the groups for people from outside Philosophy.

8. Regarding the Recent Polish Philosophy course, it is done entirely through the Internet (it was put on the provisional schedule on Monday just to not forget about, but since you found it confusing I deleted it from the schedule). I know that it is missing on the list of registration and I’ve already notified the USOS-man about that.

The entry-key that is required to enter the course will be sent to you by the tutor when the course starts.\

9. To avoid any confusion: if you read somewhere or hear from somebody that you have to go to the “dziekanat” to deal with the issue you have, let you know that for you the “dziekanat” = secretariat, room 306.

10. Don’t forget to join our Facebook group called “Philosophy Studies in English at the University of Warsaw”.

Health & Safety course – the last chance to pass

19 Sep, 2012; General Registrations

Those who have not passed the Health and Safety course (BHP) have now the last chance to do that. You can take the course (online) from 24th September to 7th October, however, it is not free – it costs 200 zlotys.

This last-chance course is for students who have not passed the Health & Safety last year and therefore have to apply for conditional passing of the year.

Inauguration Ceremony

19 Sep, 2012; Admission General


We cordially invite all Philosophy of Being, Cognition and Value students

as well as anyone who is interested in philosophy

to the PBCV inauguration lecture

“Problems of Ethics and the Theory of Evolution: Egoism and the Naturalistic Fallacy”

which will be delivered by

dr  Adrian Kuźniar

The lecture is a part of the PBCV inauguration ceremony

which will take place on Thursday,

27th September 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

in the Institute of Philosophy, room 109 (1st floor)

After the ceremony new students will take part in the following obligatory events:

  • introductory meeting with the programme coordinator and office manager
  • library training
  • “Intellectual Property” lecture (attending it is necessary to pass the 1st year of studies)

Everything should end before 4:30 p.m. however you should be prepared for that it may take a little longer.

Admission 2nd Round RESULTS

18 Sep, 2012; Admission

So here they are: the results of the second round of admission: THE RESULTS

Candidates qualified for the studies are obliged to deliver the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS on Thursday 20th September from 12:00 to 14:00 to room 306 (3rd floor in the Institute of Philosophy)
Non-submitting the required documents by specified deadline is equal with resignation from undertaking studies.

“Does It Really Matter? Super Power and Globalization” Debate

18 Sep, 2012; General

Passing the 2011/12 year deadline

15 Sep, 2012; General

In accordance with the Rector’s disposition status of every student in the USOS must be clear (and distinct) on 4th October. Thus, 4th October at 12:00 is the last, the ultimate and the uncancelable deadline of submitting examination sheet and indeks and closing the previous academic year.

*** Admission 2012, 2nd (September) Round ***

10 Sep, 2012; General


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The Admission Procedure

  • Detailed information concerning the admission procedure may be found in Admission section of this website.

The Entry Exams Dates & Locations

  • The  Entry Exam will take place on 14th September 2012.
  • All the exams are going to take place in the Institute of Philosophy, Krakowskie Przedmieście 3 st. in Warsaw.

The Schedule of the Entry Exams

The Results

  • The results will be announced on Wednesday 19th September, around 10 o’clock in the IRK system and on this website.
    • Any information in the system before 19th September 10 o’clock should not be considered as a binding statement (it’s just a matter of data processing in the system).
  • Candidates qualified for the studies are obliged to deliver the required documents on Thursday 20th September from 12:00 to 14:00 to room 306 (3rd floor in the Institute of Philosophy)
    • Check the details concerning the documents HERE.
  • Non-submitting the required documents by specified deadline is equal with resignation from undertaking studies.