Studies type:

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Study mode:

full-time, part-time

Study duration:

3 years (6 semesters)



Language of studies:

Polish, English



    The Tourism and Recreation programme is popular due to the career development prospects it offers its graduates. Working in the tourism and recreation industry means combining fun and personal growth. It also means bearing responsibility for all those who decide to hire the services of the travel agency, hotel, fitness club, or conference organiser, expecting a professional and satisfying experience.

    The Tourism and Recreation (Bachelor’s level) programme at Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is an ideal vehicle to work in a dynamic environment. Communication skills are key here, as are foreign language skills, organisational skills, and resourcefulness. It is also perfect for those candidates who are creative, like to travel to see the world, meet new people, and want to find out how to provide customers with unforgettable experiences.

    The aim of the programme is to teach students how to organise touristic and sports events, marketing, law, and human resources management. You will also gain the skills necessary to organise conferences, business trips, or to work at a hotel or a restaurant. You will also learn the latest information technologies, and aspects of intercultural relations, as well as the impact of humans on the environment. You will also supplement this theory with practice. See the “Internship” section to discover what development prospects await you during your studies!

    The curriculum of the Tourism and Recreation programme at the Bachelor’s level has been designed to best teach you practical knowledge and skills. This means that, in addition to lectures, you can expect many practical courses. These include seminars, workshops, as well as strategy and simulation games. Our teaching and research faculty comprises brilliant experts, known practitioners, and reputable academics. It is thanks to them, that we can offer you an interesting curriculum tailored to the needs of the tourism market, and you are able to gain invaluable knowledge and practical skills starting from the very first semester.

    You will learn how to plan, organise, and co-ordinate activities in a tourism and recreation company, hotel, travel agency, or resort. The curriculum also includes foreign languages courses (B2 level, according to the Common European Framework).

    Studying at the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will be expected to do internships. They will enable you to gain professional experience. The internships take place in the 2nd year, and their duration must be at least three months, i.e. 300 hours – 150 each in the 3rd and 4th semesters.

    You will do your internships at our business partners’, as well as at a number of other companies, whose activities converge with the curriculum and your chosen sub-major, in addition, to enabling you to perform tasks required by your internship syllabus.

    It is important to note that the internship can be done in two parts.
    The complete syllabus, which includes, among others, the tasks that must be performed during the internship, along with the relevant documents and description of how the tasks were performed, is available in the “Internship” section. Hold on, though, there is more! During your studies, you will be able to participate in training camps for qualified tourism in the “Mazur” tourist resort at Święcajty lake (see the “Summer and Winter camps” section for more information). You will be able to utilise the competencies you will gain over the course of your studies, by participating in international conferences organised by our Business Tourism Scientific Club “2B”.


    Hospitality management
    Our Hospitality management sub-major is taught, in collaboration with the Polish Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry, which represents more than 120 hotels, including the Orbis Accor Group. This is where you will be able to do your internship and, based on the material gathered, write your Bachelor’s thesis.

    Business tourism
    The business tourism sub-major is taught in collaboration with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest global association of professional meeting organisers. You will be able to do your internship in companies which organise events.

    Leisure time tourism
    The Polish Chamber of Tourism is the partner of the leisure time tourism sub-major. The Chamber is the largest Polish tourism authority organisation.

    Recreation in tourism
    The recreation in tourism sub-major will take you to recreation clubs, fitness centres, and spa & wellness centres belonging to hotels.

    Gastronomy manager
    The gastronomy manager sub-major offers internships at various restaurants and hotel gastronomic venues.


    Studying at the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management will provide you with the knowledge necessary, to quickly become an expert on tourism and recreation.

    • List of obligatory classes
      • Introduction to tourism
      • Introduction to hospitality management and gastronomy
      • Introduction to recreation
      • Tourist and recreational management
      • Tourist geography
      • Economics of tourism and recreation
      • Tourism organisation
      • Tourism in practice
      • Legal aspects of tourism and recreation
      • Marketing in tourism and hospitality management
      • Quality in tourism and hospitality management
      • Insurance  in tourism and hospitality management
      • Recreation in practice
      • Tourism and hotel company finances
      • Services for the disabled in tourism and hospitality management
      • Consumer behaviours on the tourist market
      • Intercultural communication
      • Introduction to economics
      • Introduction to management
      • Enterprise
      • Information technologies
      • Ecology and environmental protection
      • Foreign language (English)
      • Foreign language II
      • Introduction to sociology
      • Psychology
      • MA seminar
      • Occupational safety
      • Library education
      • Physical education
    • 5th semester elective courses
      • Tourism and world religions
      • Tourism and world religions
      • Personal training
      • Open course
      • Modern international socio-economic problems
      • Tourist information
      • Creating tourist attractions
      • Winter camp
      • Corporate data protection
      • Philosophy and ethics
      • History of architecture and art
      • Cultural tourism
      • Multiculturalism in tourism
    • List of 6th semester elective courses
      • International tourist organisations
      • International tourist organisations
      • Writing workshops
      • Regional cuisines
      • Modern international socio-economic problems
      • Tour guide course
      • Camp organiser course
      • Organising sightseeing events
      • Designing promotional campaigns
      • Tourism in the EU
      • Regional tourism and recreation management
      • Globalism in tourism and hospitality management
      • Foreign language (Chinese, Turkish)
  • Tourism and Recreation at Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management enables you to expand your knowledge of one of five sub-majors tailored to market needs.

    If you would like to work at a hotel, or operate your own business of this type – this is the sub-major for you. You will gain the required knowledge of hospitality planning, operating hotel facilities, as well as promoting and organising the related services. This is where you will learn the principles governing the hospitality market and facilities, both in Poland and the European Union. After graduation, you will be able to organise tourist and leisure events for hotel guests and promote so-called ‘active leisure’.

    • List of classes in the hospitality management sub-major
      • Information technologies in hospitality management and gastronomy
      • Hospitality, gastronomic and recreation services
      • Tourism company economics
      • Reception and booking departments
      • Technical and technological hotel facilities
      • Floor service
      • Income management in hospitality management
      • Domestic and international hotel systems
      • Hotel management
      • Hospitality management safety
      • Hospitality management etiquette
      • Trends in the hospitality management business

    If you want to establish your own catering business, or work at a restaurant, this sub-major is for you. You will acquire knowledge of how to plan catering activities and promote and organise the related services. This is where you will learn the principles governing the gastronomy market and facilities.

    • List of classes in the gastronomy manager sub-major
      • Information technologies in hospitality management and gastronomy
      • Hospitality, gastronomic, and recreation services
      • Gastronomic company economics
      • Technical and technological gastronomy facilities
      • Events catering
      • Hygiene in gastronomy and food safety
      • Kitchen organisation/designing and preparing meals
      • Consumer service in gastronomy
      • Introduction to wine
      • World cuisines
      • Modernist cuisine
      • Trends in gastronomy

    This submajor is the answer to the needs of the rapidly-developing business tourism sector. By choosing this sub-major, you will learn how to professionally organise business trips, congresses, conferences, incentive tours, and company picnics. You will be able to independently plan business events, such as fairs, study tours, study presses, or corporate events. This sub-major will also enable you to join Meeting Professional International (MPI). Being a member, you will be able to participate in international conferences in places, such as London, Copenhagen, Davos, Dusseldorf, or Barcelona.

    • List of classes in the business tourism sub-major
      • Tourism company economics
      • Transport in tourism
      • Meetings’ industry
      • New technologies in the meetings’ industry
      • International organisations in the meetings’ industry
      • Event venues
      • Sports events and team building
      • Stage setting and event direction
      • Corporate events
      • The media in the meetings’ industry
      • Incentive travel
      • Trends in the meetings’ industry

    This sub-major will show you what a trip full of attractions actually means. You will learn how to creatively collaborate with an artistic collective, or improvise in unexpected situations. You will learn about the culture and history of various places of the world. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary, to achieve professional success as an organiser.

    • List of classes in the leisure time tourism sub-major
      • Tourism company economics
      • Transport in tourism
      • Creating tourist offerings
      • Information and booking systems in tourism
      • Leisure time tourism market segmentation
      • Organising tourism and recreation for children and youths
      • Organising health tourism, spa and wellness
      • Organising specialised tourism
      • Promoting tourist events
      • Travel services
      • Tourist guidance
      • Trends in leisure time tourism

    If you would like to work at a sports club, fitness centre, wellness & spa facility of a hotel, or operate your own similar establishment, this sub-major is for you. You will learn how to plan, organise, and co-ordinate sports and recreation activities, and manage sports and recreation events, including risk management. You will know how to communicate with local authorities, how to collaborate with celebrities, and how to manage activities, as part of international festivals.

    • List of classes in the recreation in tourism sub-major
      • Active recreation and sports in modern life
      • Recreational and sport activity economics
      • Voluntary service in active recreation and sports
      • Organising active recreation and sports for various social groups
      • Active recreation pedagogy
      • Leisure time organisation in recreation
      • Methodology and safety of recreational/open-air activities
      • Planning and organising events and recreation training
      • Open-air forms of adventure recreation
      • Recreational, integration, and outdoor games
      • Events psychology
      • Modern trends in leisure time and recreation organisation
  • prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Biernacka

    Specjalistka z zakresu zagospodarowania terenów zdewastowanych. Laureatka Złotego Lauru Wydziału V Polskiej Akademii Nauk za wybitny wkład w rozwój nauk..Członek Komitetu Inżynierii Środowiska II Wydziału Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Komitetu Zagrożeń Wody przy Prezydium Polskiej Akademii Nauk oraz Rady Naukowej Instytutu Środowiska Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Poznaniu. Powołana do komitetu badań nad zagrożeniami związanymi z wodą przy Prezydium Polskiej Akademii Nauk (2012/2014 r.) oraz do Rady Naukowej Instytutu Środowiska Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Poznaniu na lata 2012-2015 i 2015-2019.

    Anna Wiśniewska, PhD

    Anna is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business and International Relations. She is the curriculum supervisor of the post-graduate programme in Audit and Internal Control in Administration and the Economy. A graduate of a post-graduate programme in market management, she teaches financing businesses, venture capital, financial innovations, and the basics of management. Anna is the author of numerous publications on management, controlling, small and medium enterprises and their financing, as well as corporate ethics.

    prof. dr hab. Józef Grochowicz

    Autor ponad 600 publikacji naukowych. Należy do kolegiów redakcyjnych i rad programowych kilku czasopism krajowych i zagranicznych. Inicjator i kierownik naukowy Szkoły Letniej „Postęp w inżynierii żywności”. Rzeczoznawca Stowarzyszenia Inżynierów Mechaników Polskich (SIMP), ekspert Stowarzyszenia Inżynierów i Techników Przemysłu Spożywczego ( SITSpoż.), Polskiego Towarzystwa Inżynierii i Techniki Przetwórstwa Spożywczego „Spomasz” (PTiTPS). Został odznaczony Krzyżem Kawalerskim OOP, Złotym i Brązowym Krzyżem Zasługi i Medalem Komisji Edukacji Narodowej.

    dr hab. Adam Mazur

    Doktor habilitowany nauk humanistycznych. Profesor nadzwyczajny Szkoły Głównej Turystyki i Rekreacji w Warszawie. Socjolog i humanista z wieloletnim doświadczeniem w zakresie prowadzenia zajęć na różnych poziomach edukacji (studia licencjackie I stopnia, studia magisterskie, studia podyplomowe) w przedmiotach nauk społecznych i humanistycznych.
    Specjalista w zakresie realizacji szkoleniowych projektów turystycznych z zakresu edukacji regionalnej, wdrażania zasad zrównoważonego rozwoju, koedukacji. Posiada szerokie doświadczenie publicystyczne w zakresie opracowań naukowych: artykułów, monografii oraz wystąpień na konferencjach krajowych i zagranicznych. Wielokrotnie uznany w zakresie kierunku ,,Turystyka i rekreacja” przez Polska Komisję Akredytacyjną.
    Wykłada przedmioty z zakresu: socjologii i pedagogiki czasu wolnego, nowych trendów w turystyce i rekreacji, antropologii turystyki, religii świata i wielokulturowości w turystyce, komunikacji interpersonalnej, filozofii, socjologii czasu wolnego konwersatoriów licencjackich i magisterskich
    Prowadził wykłady w wielu warszawskich uczelniach m. innymi w: Wyższej Szkole Ekologii i Zarządzania, Szkole Głównej Handlowej, Wyższej Szkole Turystyki i Języków Obcych, Wyższej Szkole Handlu i Finansów Międzynarodowych im. Fryderyka Skarbka, Wyższej Szkole Hotelarstwa Gastronomii i Turystyki, Szkole Głównej Turystyki i Rekreacji.
    Pełnił funkcje: kierownika zakładu przedmiotów ogólnych, kierownika katedry hotelarstwa i gastronomii, prodziekana ds. studenckich i dziekana wydziału. Przewodniczył Wydziałowej Komisji ds. Jakości Kształcenia, stypendialnej. Jest członkiem wydziałowej komisji programowej oraz koordynatorem modułu przedmiotów.

    dr hab. Teresa Skalska

    Prezes Stowarzyszenia na Rzecz Badania, Rozwoju i Promocji Turystyki. Autorka wielu projektów i prac badawczych w zakresie zagranicznej turystyki przyjazdowej do Polski czy oddziaływania turystyki na gospodarkę regionu. Uczestniczy w realizacji badań z zakresu konkurencyjności polskiej gospodarki turystycznej, rachunku satelitarnego turystyki, regionalnych rachunków satelitarnych turystyki, badania cen na rynku turystycznym, ekonomii społecznej, konsumpcji kolaboratywnej oraz turystyki osób niepełnosprawnych i seniorów.

    dr hab. Jolanta Żyśko

    Rektor i profesor SGTiR. Od 1990 roku jest zaangażowana w prace naukowo-badawcze na gruncie nauk organizacji i zarządzania sportem. Odbyła staż naukowy w Institute of Sport & Leisure Policy Uniwersytetu w Loughborough. Prowadziła wykłady na wielu uczelniach zagranicznych, Deutsche Sporthochschule w Kolonii, Uniwersytecie w Jyväskylä czy University of Bayreuth. Od 2009 r. jest członkiem zarządu Europejskiego Stowarzyszenia Zarządzania Sportem. Należy do grona ekspertów Komisji Europejskiej ds. zarządzania zasobami ludzkimi w sporcie, MNiSW w sprawie wdrażania Krajowej Ramy Kwalifikacji w Szkolnictwie Wyższym i ekspertem ds. jakości kształcenia Polskiej Komisji Akredytacyjnej. Kiedyś, kilkukrotna mistrzyni Polski w żeglarstwie regatowym w klasie 470 oraz uczestnik Igrzysk Dobrej Woli w 1986 roku. W 2017 r. otrzymała Nominację Dyrektora Instytutu Sportu-PIB (Państwowego Instytutu Badawczego) na stanowisko przewodniczącej Rady do spraw Kompetencji Sektora Sportowego oraz dołączyła do grona Honorowych Ambasadorów Kongresów Polskich.

    dr hab. Krystyna Żelazna

    Wieloletni wykładowca SGGW i prodziekan Wydziału Nauk o Żywieniu Człowieka i Konsumpcji. Od 2009 do 2012 roku Rektor Wyższej Szkoły Turystyki i Języków Obcych. Odznaczona Srebrnym Krzyżem Zasługi, Złotą Odznaką Zasłużonego dla SGGW i Medalem Komisji Edukacji Narodowej. Zawodowo związana jest z hotelarstwem i gastronomią, zarządzaniem przedsiębiorstwem turystycznym oraz turystyką na obszarach wiejskich.

    dr Krzysztof Celuch

    Autor raportu „Przemysł spotkań i wydarzeń w Polsce”, przewodniczący kapituły programu „Osobowość Roku MICE Poland”, członek zarządu organizacji MPI – Meeting Professionals Intenrational (USA) oraz organizator studenckiej konferencji naukowej IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum Warsaw. W 2007 i 2008 roku przez magazyn „The Meeting Professional” został wybrany jako jeden z „30 osób poniżej 30 roku życia wywierających największy wpływ na globalną społeczność spotkań”. W 2009 r. zdobył tytuł Certificate of Incentive and Travel Executive (CITE), w 2010 r. tytuł Certificate Meetings Management (CMM) a w 2013 r. tytuł Certificate Incentive Specialist (CIS). Dodatkowo został wyróżniony nagrodą MPI RISE AWARD Young Professional Achievement (2010) oraz nagrodą Pacesetter Award for Young Professionals by Convention Industry Council w 2012 r. Akredytowany trener MPI Global Training.

    dr Piotr Dominik

    Prelegent, konsultant i trener w zakresie turystyki kulinarnej oraz wykorzystania tradycyjnych produktów kulinarnych. Trener szkolenia Akademii Dobrych Praktyk. Członek Izby Gospodarczej Hotelarstwa Polskiego. Przewodniczący komisji IGHP d.s. kształcenia i doskonalenia kadry. Członek Stowarzyszenia Ekspertów Turystyki. Główny specjalista ds. szkoleń i kształcenia kadr hotelarsko-gastronomicznych PZH w okresie 2005-2006. Ekspert do spraw HORECA w Instytucie Wiedzy i Umiejętności w latach 2011-2013.

    dr Krzysztof Łopaciński

    Od 2012 pełni funkcję dyrektora Instytutu Turystyki. Wielokrotnie powoływany w skład zespołów doradczych Głównego Komitetu Kultury Fizycznej i Turystyki, Ministerstwa Gospodarki, Ministerstwa Sportu i Turystyki oraz Polskiej Organizacji Turystycznej. Odznaczony przez Prezydenta RP Złotym Krzyżem Zasługi, a przez Ministra Sportu i Turystyki Odznaką za zasługi dla turystyki.

    mgr Witold Drogoń

    Specjalista z zakresu hotelarstwa, organizacji i zarządzania obiektami hotelarskimi i ochrony informacji w przedsiębiorstwie. Członek Rady Izby Gospodarczej Hotelarstwa Polskiego, przewodniczący zespołu d.s. polonijnych imprez krajowych Komisji Współpracy z Polonią i Wychodźstwem Polskiego Komitetu Olimpijskiego. Pracował również w Kancelarii Prezydenta RP, jako kierownik Hotelu „KLONOWA” i Rezydencji Prezydenta RP w Belwederze. Organizator ogólnopolskiej konferencji „Bezpieczny hotel – oczekiwania i wyzwania wobec EURO 2012. Zrealizował wiele badań naukowych w obszarze działalności na rynku polskim hoteli kontrolowanych przez międzynarodowych systemów hotelowych.

    prof. dr hab. Jerzy Wyrzykowski

    dr Marta Drozdowska

    dr Jacek Drążkiewicz

    dr Mirosław Nalazek

    mgr Katarzyna Cioch

    The vast array of sub-majors available, as part of the Tourism and Recreation programme, is sure to prepare you well to work in your chosen field. Our sensible curriculum and additional opportunities for development, such as training camps and conferences, all ensure that you will have the practical skills necessary to start your career.

    See for yourself that the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is the best University in practice. Find out the benefits of studying Tourism and Recreation.


    Business and tourism
    You will be able to become a member of Meeting Professional International, giving you access to international conferences held in places, such as London and Barcelona. Our experts will teach you how to independently and professionally organise business trips and events – starting from company picnics to international congresses.

    Professional organiser
    Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management offers no less than two sub-majors, centred around teaching you how to be a great organiser. The programme will show you how to make a fun start, the moment your customers step onto the coach.

    A future in hospitality management and gastronomy
    You will learn how to operate a hotel and restaurant, and how to ensure that your guests want to come again. You will learn the intricacies of effective tourist resort management. The knowledge you will gain, will enable you to climb the rungs of your professional career ladder, both in Poland and abroad.

    Tourism and Recreation graduate competencies:

    • Thinks enterprisingly
    • Is able to present opinions, regarding various aspects of professional activity, in the areas of tourism, recreation, hospitality management and gastronomy.
    • Possesses well developed oral presentation skills in Polish and a chosen foreign language, regarding issues related to tourism, recreation, hospitality management, and gastronomy.
    • Possesses management abilities, as well as the ability to effectively communicate and negotiate, especially in the context of professional activity in tourism, recreation, hospitality management, and gastronomy.
    • Possesses extensive knowledge of select types of structures, institutions, and social relations, and the dependencies between them, in the context of their significance to the development of tourism, recreation, hospitality management, and gastronomy.

    Tourism and Recreation graduates can obtain the following certificates:

    • Young Event Design Certificate
    • Sustainability Manager in Tourism
    • Air Transport Fundamentals for the Leadership & Management Training Programme
    • Introduction to the Airline Industry for the Leadership & Management Training Programme
    • MPI Global Training 1


    During your studies, you will be able to pursue your interests and expand your knowledge, by participating in additional courses offered by the School:

    • tourist guide course
    • survival instructor course
    • language courses organised by a partner university

    Graduating with a degree in Tourism and Recreation will help you find employment in various interesting places:

    • hotels and other accommodation facilities,
    • exhibition and conference centres,
    • professional congress organisers,
    • incentive travel organisers,
    • travel agencies,
    • airlines,
    • event agencies,
    • restaurants,
    • gastronomy venues,
    • city/municipality/county offices – sports and tourism departments
    • sports and recreation venues,
    • sports stadiums,
    • fitness venues,
    • wellness and spa venues.

    List of our business partners:

    • Mea Group
    • Hogg Robinson
    • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    • Z-Factor
    • ICP Group S.A
    • AZS
    • ORBIS
    • Mazurkas Travel
    • In2Win     
    • Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry
    • Polish Chamber of Tourism
    • Hotel Sheraton Warsaw
    • Hotel Bristol, A luxury collection Hotel
    • Hotel The Westin Warsaw
    • The Greek Gourmet Kubiak – Vafidis S.J.
    • MPI Poland
    • Warsaw Tourism Organisation
    • Regent Warsaw Hotel (Cosmar Polska Sp. z o.o.)
    • Polish Hotel Management Company Sp. z o.o.
    • Children’s Memorial Health Institute
    • Personal Training and Dietetics Centre – ‘EGO’
    • In-tour Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies (including mobile studies) (BA/MA) in Polish – students from outside the EU

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time and part-time studies 120 € 1 300 € 700 €

    Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – EU citizens

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time studies 120 € 2 500 € 1 350 €

    Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – citizens from outside the EU*

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time studies 200 € 3 500 € 1 850 €

    * Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Ukraine as well as all South American countries are subject to the same fees as EU citizens.

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