Although students are admitted to SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities at the beginning of each semester, applications are accepted on a regular basis throughout the year. Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply for admission well in advance of the beginning of each semester as class size remains limited.
For detailed information concerning the program of study and admission procedure, please go to http://sof.edu.pl/en/application.html.
Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee and candidates are notified in writing about the final decision. Admitted candidates receive an official acceptance letter. Additionally, the admitted canddidates are required to submit a copy of their visa (if applicable) and a copy of their medical insurance policy before October 1st.
The Design Studies Program offered at the School of Form offers a unique and innovative blend of humanities and social sciences components. The program has been designed under the guidance of Lidewij Edelkoort, the former director of the Design Academy Eindhoven. There are four faculties at the School of Form, including Visual Communication Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Industrial Design. Additionally, students have an opportunity to combine their design studies with four humanities and social sciensces focused profiles, such as Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. The combination of study paths prepares students to become highly skilled designers, who are sensitive to consumers' needs and can design for the future.
During the first year of study, students will complete 4 seven-week modules, each at a different faculty. Once they become familiar with a variety of courses in numerous specializations, they can make an informed choice about the further path of their studies and can choose their final faculty for the rest of the program. During the remaining two and a half years, students will not only gain theoretical knowledge, but they will also carry out projects in cooperation with School of Form's business partners. Additionally, they will practice entrepreneurship skills and acquire business competencies.