Erasmus was launched in 1987 as a student exchange programme which mainly aimed to develop cooperation between various universities. Its name refers to the Dutch philosopher, theologian, and humanist, Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536), an outstanding Man of Renaissance, who studied at various universities across Europe. His views were permeated with a profound understanding of humanistic values.  Erasmus is a programme for universities, students and scholars. It reinforces international cooperation between these institutions, enables student exchanges and internships, promotes the mobility of academic staff, gives universities numerous possibilities to participate in international projects in cooperation with foreign partners.

Erasmus Programme Participants have the following possibilities:

  • organizing student exchange (visiting and hosting for those who wish to complete a part of their studies abroad or participate in an international internship),
  • organizing scholar exchange (for academic teachers and other university employees),
  • organizing intensive courses – classes drawn up and held by academics from various countries for international groups of students,
  • participating in projects organized by a group of universities,
  • participating in the Erasmus networks.

Poland has participated in the Erasmus Programme since 1989/99. Between 1995 and 2006 Erasmus was a part of a joint programme called Socrates and, as of 2007/2008, is a part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, which is a European Union programme promoting professional development  for 2007-2013.

On 19 November 2013 the European Parliament decided upon the launch of Erasmus+, a new EU programme for education, youth and sport. Erasmus+ supports education, training, youth projects and sport enterprises across Europe. It is due to commence in January 2014. Young people, students and adults will be able to gain experience and skills by studying, training and volunteering abroad with Erasmus+.

Erasmus+ replaces seven previous programmes and simplifies access to funds in an unprecedented way. Apart from Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes, it will include Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Jean Monnet, and support for sport projects.





Erasmus coordinators at the Faculty of Languages
Faculty Coordinator
dr Marcin Skibicki (French Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-71
General information
dr hab. Ariadna Strugielska (English Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-37-03
General information
Students departing
Students arriving
dr Monika Tokarzewska (German Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-37-06
mgr Katarzyna Rogalska (Italian Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-22
dr hab. Dariusz Pniewski (Polish Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-13
dr Adrian Mianecki (Cultural Studies Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-28
dr Dorota Paśko-Koneczniak (Russian Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-93
Genaral information
dr Artur Karasiński (Balkan Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-36-07
General information
dr hab. Bartosz Awianowicz (Classical Studies Department, 
Mediterranean Studies)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-66
mgr Hanna Samulska (Greek Department)
tel. (+48) 56 611-35-56
General information


International Programmes Office
List of Partners
Erasmus+. General language requirements


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