American studies
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years
Tuition fee: 
3000 euro/year (EU/EFTA citizens: free of charge)
Degree awarded: 
magister (master)
Application deadline: 
Friday, 24 June, 2016
Day of semester start: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

The program is open to all international and Polish applicants. Eligible for admission are holders of a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.

Entrance exam is made up of two tests:

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • Knowledge about the U.S. Test

Both tests are in English.

The Scholastic Aptitude Test aims at testing the candidate’s ability to understand texts in English. It tests for both linguistic competence and the ability to think logically.

The Knowledge about the U.S. Test checks the candidate’s knowledge of U.S. history, geography, politics and culture.

Candidates must obtain at least 40% of the 100 possible points from both tests together. The ASC Recruitment Committee reserves the right to reduce the minimum to 30%.

More information: www.irk.uw.edu.pl


The American Studies Center is a cross-disciplinary department of the University of Warsaw. Its faculty research and teach various aspects of the United States culture, society, literature, art, film, media, history, economy, politics, law, ideas, etc. The faculty are both Polish and international scholars; the permanent faculty includes three professors from the US. Classes are taught by the resident and guest faculty.

Graduates of the American Studies Center have specialized knowledge about American society and culture, and the relations between the US and the world, including with Europe.

The MA studies program encompasses introductory lectures on various disciplines that make up the curriculum, and a wide spectrum of electives; students are encouraged to enroll in elective classes which would support their specific MA research projects. The program includes also a writing proseminar, MA seminars, and other types of classes. The program runs for two years (four terms).

The weekday program offers classes from Monday through Thursday. Some students in the weekday program do not pay tuition; this exemption is based on entrance exam scores. However, only Polish nationals and other EU nationals are eligible for this exemption.

American Studies Center's website