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If you want to visit Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki State University of Małopolska in Oświęcim, please contact Erasmus+ Office and our Erasmus+ Coordinator.

Erasmus+ Office: erasmus@uczelniaoswiecim.edu.pl

Erasmus+ Coordinator: dr Elwira Miter-Dąbrowska, elwira.miter-dabrowska@mup.edu.pl, phone: +48 506-077-934.

Name of the host Institution:
Małopolska Uczelnia Państwowa im. rtm. Witolda Pileckiego w Oświęcimiu
(Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki State University of Małopolska in Oświęcim)

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Academic calendar 2023/2024



The academic year 2023/2024 begins on 1 October 2023 and lasts until 30 September 2024. It is divided into two semesters:

1) winter – from 1 October 2023 to 25 February 2024;

2) summer – from 26 February 2024 to 30 September 2024.

In the academic year 2023/2024 classes are held on the following dates:

1) from 1 October 2023 to 22 December 2023;

2) from 2 January 2024 to 28 January 2024;

3) from 26 February 2024 to 28 March 2024;

4) from 03 April 2024 to 23 June 2024.

In the academic year 2023/2024 the exam sessions take place on the following dates:

Winter finals:

from 29 January 2024 to 11 February 2024;

Winter retakes:

from 19 February 2024 to 25 February 2024;

Summer finals:

from 24 June 2024 to 07 July 2024;

Summer retakes:

from 2 September 2024 to 15 September 2024.

In the 2023/2024 academic year, the following days are excluded from the exam sessions:

1) Christmas break:

From 23 December 2023 to 1 January 2024;

2) Semester break:

From 12 February 2024 to 18 February 2024;

3) Easter break:

From 29 March 2024 to 02 April 2024;

4) Holiday break for students:

From 08 July 2024 to 1 September 2024;

5) All Saints’ Day: 1 November 2023;

6) National Independence Day: 11 November 2023;

7) Three Kings’ Day: 6 January 2024;

8) International Labor Day: 1 May 2024;

9) May 3 Constitution Day: 3 May 2024;

10) Pentecost: 19 May 2024;

11) Corpus Christi:  30 May 2024;

12) Rector’s day: 02 May 2024.

Oświęcim – practical information

herb_oswiecimlogo_oswiecim_angOświęcim is about 40 thousand attractive and friendly town situated in the valley of the River Sola. Convenient location between Malopolska and Silesia makes it an important transport route connecting the two regions. Galician town atmosphere creates a turbulent 800-years history, the traces of which can be seen walking around the castle hill and the Old Town. The nature and climate of ancient history dating back the thirteenth century.

Visting Oświęcim

On the portal Tourist Information Centre in Oświęcim you will find practical and useful information about:

– history of the Town,
– monuments,
– life,
– accomodation (hotels, agroturism, other sleeping objects),
– transport,
– tourism,
– medecine
– attractions of Oświęcim Land,
– events.

Virtual walk: oswiecim.wkraj.pl

Mobile App: http://treespot.um.oswiecim.pl/en


Visit the city of Oświęcim. Learn about over 800-year history, visit the Castle Museum and the Synagogue, take a stroll through the streets of the Old Town, relax on the Soła River Boulevards and in the Main Market Square. The city also offers a variety of interesting cultural events.

The City of Oświęcim is located on the border of the regions of Małopolska and Silesia. It is a place where you can stay and relax a little during your travel, spending your time in an active and attractive way. Lovers of history can take a walk through the charming streets of the Old Town and visit the Piast Castle – currently the Castle Museum. During a visit to an interactive exhibition you can literally touch the 800-year history of the city. From the gothic 40-meter castle tower you can admire the magnificent panorama. Every year in May, the Castellan Fair is organized here by the Castle Museum, with historical shows, entertainment activities and workshops for the youngest participants.

As you descend from the castle hill, you must stop at the picturesque Father Jan Skarbek Square with the restored Synagogue and the Jewish Museum and discover the fascinating traces of the coexistence of Polish and Jewish culture in Oświęcim. In the heart of the city you will be surprised by a modern arrangement of the Main Market Square with preserved traces of the past – the relics of the 16th-century town hall and the well from pre-war times.  Along the way you will encounter unusual mural paintings, signed by famous artists. In the vicinity of the castle you can see the “Double-Bass Players” by Edward Dwurnik, and a bit further, on the wall of a tenement house at the corner of Dąbrowskiego and Plebańska streets – a scene from „The Cathedral”, the famous animated movie by Tomasz Bagiński.

During your walk you can relax with aromatic coffee and a delicious cake or dine in one of the restaurants near the Main Market Square. Here you are only a few steps away from the scenic Soła River Boulevards. Nature lovers will be delighted to spend some time here as the area belongs to the „Natura 2000” network of protection sites. It is also a perfect spot for those who are keen on active leisure, offering them an opportunity to rollerblade, ride a bike, exercise on the outdoor gym. You can also indulge in the contemplation of nature, the Outdoor Gallery and … pure idleness.

For those who like to be entertained there are many attractive events held in the city every year: in May – the Castellan Fair and the Night of Museums; June – Tauron Life Festival Oświęcim; July and August – Summer Festival in the Main Market Square, featuring the open-air cinema, Street Theatre Festival and concerts as well as the Patron Saint of the City Festival; in September – City Festival and Oświęcim Autumn Festival, and in winter – Santa’s Village with real reindeer and Christmas Fair in the Main Market Square.

You can use your spare time to visit the modern city indoor swimming pool with two swimming pools as well as the fun and relaxation zone, or the Nasze Kino cinema in the Oświęcim Cultural Centre.

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Information prepared by: Urząd Miasta Oświęcim, Wydział Promocji Miasta