• Established : 2004
  • Type: Public, State Owned

The University of Applied Sciences in Wałcz (PWSZ) was founded on July 1, 2004. Despite its young age, it has become the leading University in the region of Wałcz. The mission of the University of Applied Sciences is to gather and forward knowledge, as well as to foster entrepreneurship and culture; to build spaces for business in sharing and applying knowledge; finally, to generate incentives for the growth of sport and culture.

University of Applied Sciences in Wałcz provides students with full-time and extramural degrees (Bachelor, Master, Engineering). The range of courses includes areas falling within the scope of Economic Science, Administration, Management, Technology, Humanities, and Physical Education. In addition, the University offers the acquisition of additional qualifications, in the form of professional training to the teaching profession in terms of the knowledge acquired in the course of the major.

Such a wide range of education offers ample choice of study according to the profile of interests and passion of students in order to be competitive in a tough job market. The University provides modern methods of education and professional learning facilities. The university offers ample opportunities for students to develop their interests, students’ initiatives, entertainment, and sport.

The University of Applied Science in Wałcz is a public institution of higher education, which consists of 3 Institutes:

  • Administration and Economic Sciences Institute
  • Pedagogy and Physical Education Institute
  • Engineering and Management Institute

Studying at the University of Applied Science allows you to acquire knowledge and gain the practical skills needed, above all, for the profession, which makes our graduates more competitive in the labor market.

Study Programs at the University of Applied Science
Physical Education
  • Teacher Training with Correction of Posture Defects
  • Teacher Training with a Personal Trainer
Pedagogy/ Education 
  • Social Animation and Culture Management
  • Care and Rehabilitation Pedagogy
  • Care Pedagogy with Geragogy (caring for the elderly)
  • Professional and Personal Counseling with Elements of Coaching
  • Internal Security
  • National Security and Civil Defense
  • Local Government Administration
  • Tax Administration
Finance and Accounting
  • Accounting and Taxes in the Enterprise
  • Payroll and HR
  • European Project Manager
  • Business Management
  • Marketing and Sales
Management and Production Engineering
  • Lean Management
  • Automation and Diagnostics in Welding
Computer Science
  • Network Administrator
  • Cybersecurity
  • Investigative IT
  • Robotic production systems
  • Computer engineering techniques
  • Aircraftsman
  • Healthcare Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Education Management with Elements of Coaching
  • IT Project Management
  • Human Resources Management
Pedagogy/ Education 
  • Social and Welfare Pedagogy with Socio-Therapeutic Help
  • Pedagogy of the Prevention of Pathology and Social Threats

PWSZ in Wałcz also conducts thematically diverse Postgraduate studies such as:

  • Career Counseling,
  • Health and Safety at Work with Elements of Fire Protection
  • Public Procurement
  • Taxes and Accounting in The Enterprise
  • Pedagogical Preparation
  • Crisis Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Lean Manufacturing

Due to the adaptation of the offer of postgraduate studies to the needs of the labor market, the list of proposed courses may change in a given academic year.


The city of Wałcz is located close to the Polish-German border (150 km.) and is crossed by main communication roads; from border crossings in Szczecin and Świnoujście to Bydgoszcz, Warsaw, and further the eastern border (route10) from border crossings in Świecko and Słubice (Frankfurt) to Gdańsk, Elbląg and further to Kaliningrad (route 22) from Silesia, Poznań to Kołobrzeg and Koszalin (route 178) Wałcz is located in the center of the Wałeckie Lake District (Pojezierze Wałeckie), a beautiful region of 150 lakes. The city itself is situated between two lakes, with additional small lakes scattered around. Wałcz is surrounded by lush, ancient forests with several nature monuments. The whole Lake District is under ecological protection. The tourist, recreational and environmental amenities of the city make it a perfect place for nature lovers and active people. Wałcz and its surroundings provide ideal conditions for any form of tourist activity; walking, cycling, horse riding, sailing, or canoeing. The Central Sports Centre – Olympic Games Preparation Centre is located in the city. Athletes from all over the country come here for sports gatherings. PWSZ students also practice at the Central Sports Centre.

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