Student Life in Warsaw

Visits and events are organised for the student to allow them to get acquainted with their host country.

Cultural activities

Students enjoy privileged access to museums, art galleries, music concerts and numerous theatre performances in the city of Warsaw. The most notable museum is the National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe). Its collection includes over 780,000 items displayed in many permanent galleries including pieces of ancient and medieval art, of Polish and foreign paintings, the gallery of European goldsmith art and the galleries of Oriental and European decorative art) and many temporary exhibitions. To learn more about 20th century Polish history, the Warsaw Rising Museum of 1944 is well worth a visit. All the exhibitions use the most modern multimedia techniques and are bilingual (Polish and English). Cinema facilities are also available. A great many films are shown in their original language with Polish subtitles.

Sports activities

Students enjoy privileged access to sports facilities in the city of Warsaw. There are outdoor tennis courts within a few minutes' walk of the Natolin campus. Horse-riding courses are available at the stables located close to the Natolin campus. Various fitness club centres with solarium are easily accessible, as well as several swimming pool complexes. Students can also discover the beauty of Poland in many ways. For example, every year students organise a kayak trip in the Mazury Lake District.

Leisure activities

Around the historical centre of the city of Warsaw students can enjoy a great social life. Ample cafés, restaurants serving both traditional and international cuisine, wine bars and pubs offer students the opportunity to sample the city's varied night life. There are many places in Poland worth discovering: Kraków, Gdańsk, Toruń, Malbork and others cities. The most convenient way to travel around Poland is by train as it is relatively cheap and fast. The timetable, in English, is available at Polish Railways (PKP). Depending on the train, students are eligible for special student discounts with a valid ISIC card.


Warsaw is conveniently located for students to access rail and air transport easily. The City's underground network is within easy reach from the Natolin campus, putting the centre of Warsaw a mere thirty minutes away from the campus.

Cost of Living

The table below gives a sample budget, per semester, for a postgraduate student at the College of Europe's Natolin (Warsaw) campus.


Living costCost per semester
Accommodation Included in the fees
Meals (from Monday to Sunday and official holidays, except for Christmas) Included in the fees
Books / Study equipment € 290
Leisure € 215
Public Transport € 100