Studies type:

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Study mode:

full-time, part-time

Study duration:

3 years (6 semesters)



Language of studies:

Polish, English


AFiB Vistula


    Globalization is the concept which becomes increasingly meaningful every year. We live in the times when the flow of finances, information and specialist migrations are on a daily basis. The exchange of experience and knowledge enriches us culturally and thanks to that we develop as inhabitants of the global village. The world was never as small as now but nevertheless we have to know how to move in it. You can learn that in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula on International Relations.

    If you are interested in international policy, as well as in the way it is created in relations between countries or organizations, the International Relations bachelor’s program will help you to become an expert in this field.

    Studying International Relation in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, you will gain the knowledge of international politics, international economic relations, law, culture, philosophy and ethics. You will learn how to analyze in practice complex global and international problems. Subjects related to management, marketing and public relations will prepare you for work both in diplomacy and non-state sector.

  • The program of International Relations aims to prepare you best for the work in diplomacy, international organizations and private sector. It was created to decrease the number of lectures and increase the number of practical interactive classes. Carefully selected specialties and staff, which is composed of the former ministers, ambassadors and the workers of international “think-tanks,” make you choose reliability and practical knowledge while studying International Relations (bachelor’s program).


    In the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula, we focus on passing the knowledge practically, also in the case of International Relations. The studies are perfect occasion to gain not only theoretical knowledge, but also valuable experience. It is a chance to make first acquaintances, which are very important, among others, in the work of a diplomat. Therefore, during three years, each student will be able to undertake an internship in partner organizations of our Academy.

    • See facilities in which you can undertake an internship:
      • Centre for International Relations,
      • German Marshall Fund of the United States,
      • THINKTANK magazine,
      • The Open Dialog Foundation,
      • The Polish Institute for International Affairs,
      • The Robert Schuman Foundation,
      • The Pulaski Foundation,
      • Center for European Policy Analysis,
      • WiseEuropa Institute,
      • Institute of Public Affairs,
      • The Heinrich Böll Foundation,
      • Atlantic Council,
      • Community of Democracies.

    Studies in the Academy of Finance and Business Vistula provide you with the knowledge, which will quickly make you become a specialist in the field of International Relations.

    • Check the obligatory subjects
      • Fundamentals of economics
      • The history of international relations
      • The theory of the state and politics
      • Foundations of law
      • The theory of international relations
      • International political relations
      • International economic relations
      • International organizations
      • Current political systems
      • Current political doctrines
      • The basic knowledge about the EU
      • The fundamentals of management
      • Intercultural communication
      • Public international law
      • Negotiations
      • National and international security
      • International cultural relations
      • European Union as a global actor
      • Diplomacy protocol
      • Polish foreign policy
      • Public relations and political marketing
      • The lastest world history
      • Sociology
      • Philosophy and ethics
      • Social psychology
      • BA Seminar
      • Foreign language
      • Second foreign language
      • Physical education
  • While studying International Relations (bachelor’s program), you can choose one of the three specialties: international business relations I, national and international security or global, regional and civilization studies.

    This specialty will prepare you for the work in international business environment or for conducting your own business activity – also abroad. You will gain practical skills related to foreign investments, international marketing as well as political risk in business relations. You will learn how to use modern technologies in politics and global economy.

    • Check the subjects realized within the specialty international business relationsI
      • Different types of capitalism
      • Economic and social transformation of Central and Eastern Europe
      • International dimension of the contemporary business

    This specialty will provide you the knowledge of the processes which ensure security as well as about the threats which influence these processes. You will learn also how to react and resolve possible problems with the use of modern tools and techniques. Moreover, you will gain knowledge related to international and internal conditions of the security policy.

    • Check the subjects realized within the specialty national and international security
      • Strategic studies
      • Religion and identity in international politics
      • Contemporary security problems

    You will learn about different regions of the world, their culture, politics and economy. You will see how transnational cooperation looks like and is conducted in regional and global dimension. By choosing this specialty, you will also learn how to manage international problems efficiently.

    • Check the subjects realized within the specialty global, regional and civilization studies
      • World’s civilizations
      • Globalization processes in South-East Asia
      • Eastern Studies
  • Gotz

    Dr hab. Marta Gotz

    PhD. Associate Professor at Vistula University in Warsaw since February 2016. Previously she has been research fellow at the Institute for Western Affairs (Instytut Zachodni) in Poznań – research centre under auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education; teaching assistant in the Department of International Economics, at Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw; has received scholarship SPIRIT at Aalborg University (Denmark). She has conducted individual and team projects granted by the National Science Centre and the Visegrad Fund. She is a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), European International Business Academy (EIBA) and Brussels-based association FinanceWatch.


    Mgr Tomoyuki Hashimoto

    Tom Hashimoto, LL.M. specialises in post-socialist transition, and his recent research focuses on Warsaw as a vital international securities market centre in comparison to Prague, Budapest and Vienna. His approach is based on Financial Geography as well as Economic Analysis of Law, while he affiliates with the so-called ‘English School’ within the International Relations theories. He holds a BA in International Relations from Boston University, an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and an LL.M from the University of Hamburg (EMLE).

    Dr Davide Marciano

    Davide Marcianò is assistant professor in international law at Vistula University (Poland) and at the Salento University (Italy) where he teaches international public law and international trade law. He graduated with honors in Law at the Salento University and was awarded a PhD in international trade law at the Advanced School ISUFI of Lecce (Italy). He was visiting scholar at Hebrew University (Israel) Center for International and Comparative Law. He has participated as a speaker at some international conferences and collaborates with European research centres. He is also a lawyer and counsel of several universities, public and private institutions and NGOs in EU projects (research and innovation projects) and international cooperation projects.


    Professor Longin Pastusiak

    A historian and political scientist, an expert on the United States, politician, member of the Polish United Workers’ Party, Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, and the Democratic Left Alliance. From 1991 to 2001, he was a Member of Parliament, and, from 2001 to 2005, a Senator and Speaker of the Senate. He has authored more than 760 research publications, including 90 books.


    Andrzej Olechowski, PhD

    A politician and economist, who was Minister of Finance in 1992, and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1995. He was a presidential candidate in 2000 and 2010, and was one of the co-founders of the political party, Civic Platform. Since the 23rd of July, 2012, he has been President of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy (he was President of the Board in 1991–1996, and 1998–2000, as well). He has also been a member of numerous advisory committees in foreign companies.


    Małgorzata Maliszewska, PhD

    Małgorzata is an adjunct at Vistula University, and a Judge of the Court of Arbitration of the Insurance Ombudsman. She is a member of the Curriculum Council of Insurance Forum for World Leaders in Banking and Insurance. In addition, she is a member of the Awards Committee of the Polish Chamber of Insurance for the best journalistic article on insurance.

    Dr Hab. Wojciech Kostecki - Uczelnia Vistula

    dr hab. Wojciech Kostecki

    Politolog, specjalista w zakresie stosunków międzynarodowych, absolwent Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. Autor wielu publikacji naukowych na temat współczesnych zagadnień międzynarodowych, problematyki bezpieczeństwa, mediów, konfliktów oraz teorii polityki. Uczestnik krajowych (NCN) oraz międzynarodowych programów badawczych ( na Uniwersytecie w Cambridge, Uniwersytecie Kopenhaskim, Berghof Research Center). Członek European International Studies Association i uczestnik Global Security Fellows Initiative. W latach 2007–2011 przewodniczący Zespołu ds. stanu zagrożeń społeczeństwa i państwa Komitetu Badań nad Zagrożeniami PAN.

    Dr Hab. Jerzy M. Nowak - Uczelnia Vistula

    dr hab. Jerzy M. Nowak

    Dyplomata i wieloletni ambasador przy NATO. Członek Stowarzyszenia Euro-Atlantyckiego, którego był prezesem w latach 2007-2009 oraz członek Rady Ambasadorów Akademii Dyplomatycznej Fundacji Pułaskiego. Pełnił funkcję ambasadora RP, przy organizacjach międzynarodowych w Wiedniu, w Hiszpanii, przy NATO i UZE w Brukseli. Były pełnomocnik ministra spraw Zagranicznych ds. Przeglądu Polskiej Polityki Bezpieczeństwa a także były koordynator prac BBN nad Przeglądem Bezpieczeństwa Polski. Pełnił również funkcje kierownicze w MSZ, dyrektora departamentów, członka zespołu negocjującego przystąpienia Polski do NATO, negocjatora tzw. Adaptowanego Traktatu CFE oraz Przedstawiciela Urzędującego Przewodniczącego OBWE. Autor kilkudziesięciu publikacji w kraju i za granicą. Odznaczony wysokimi orderami polskimi, hiszpańskim, litewskim i ukraińskim, w tym: Krzyżem Oficerskim Orderu Odrodzenia Polski w 1998 roku oraz Odznaką Honorową “Bene Merito” w 2012 roku.

    Dr Hab. Anna Antczak Barzan - Uczelnia Vistula

    dr hab. Anna Antczak-Barzan

    Absolwentka filologii angielskiej oraz stosunków międzynarodowych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. Autorka kilku monografii oraz kilkudziesięciu artykułów z zakresu polityki bezpieczeństwa Unii Europejskiej, a także public relations, wydawanych w wysokopunktowanych ogólnopolskich i międzynarodowych pismach naukowych. W 2013 r. została odznaczona Medalem Komisji Edukacji Narodowej, natomiast w 2015 r. brązowym Medalem za Długoletnią Służbę za szczególne osiągnięcia w obszarze nauki i szkolnictwa wyższego, nadanym przez Prezydenta RP. Członek rady naukowej „Kwartalnika Bellona i „International Scientific Journal Diplomacy and Law” oraz recenzent jednego z najlepszych politologicznych czasopism naukowych „International Interactions”. Laureatka stypendium naukowego im. Eisenhowera Akademii Obrony NATO w Rzymie, ekspert ds. bezpieczeństwa i relacji międzynarodowych Business Centre Club oraz członek Stowarzyszenia Euro-Atlantyckiego, a także MENSA International.

    Dr Hab. Marek Grela - Uczelnia Vistula

    dr hab. Marek Grela

    Dyplomata, ekonomista i były wiceminister spraw zagranicznych. W latach 2002-2012 ambasador RP przy Unii Europejskiej, a następnie dyrektor ds. stosunków transatlantyckich w Radzie Unii Europejskiej oraz główny doradca w Europejskiej Służbie Dyplomatycznej (EEAS). Obecnie współpracownik polskich i zagranicznych ośrodków studiów międzynarodowych. Doradca dyplomatyczny Krajowej Izby Gospodarczej, Członek Rady Fundacji Amicus Europae oraz cżłonek Stowarzyszenia Euro-Atlantyckiego. Ambasador ad personam.

    Dr Przemysław Damski - Uczelnia Vistula

    dr Przemysław Damski

    Historyk dyplomacji i stosunków międzynarodowych. Członek Polskiego Towarzystwa Historycznego oraz New Diplomaic History Network. Stypendysta Roosevelt Study Center w Middelburgu w Holandii. Realizował badania w: Parliamentary Archives w Londynie, The British Library w Londynie, The National Archives of the United Kingdom w Londynie, John-F.Kennedy Institut w Berlinie, Freie Universität w Berlinie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin w Berlinie.

    Mgr Anna Grzywacz - Uczelnia Vistula

    mgr Anna Grzywacz

    Stypendystka University of Nottingham (2012–2013) i Xiamen University (2015–2016). Wzięła również udział w międzynarodowych konferencjach organizowanych w Chinach, Gruzji i Słowenii. Specjalistka z zakresu stosunków międzynarodowych w Azi Południowo-Wschodniej, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem kwestii kulturowych i społecznych, polityki zagranicznej Indonezji i Singapuru oraz kulturowych aspektów poznania regionu.

    Prof. Dr Hab. Stanisław Parzymies - Uczelnia Vistula

    prof. dr hab. Stanisław Parzymies

    Absolwent Wydziału Dyplomatyczno-Konsularnego Szkoły Głównej Służby Zagranicznej w Warszawie (1961 r.). W latach 1975-1993 pracownik naukowy Polskiego Instytutu Spraw Międzynarodowych. Były przewodniczący Rady Naukowej Instytutu Stosunków Międzynarodowych UW oraz były kierownik Zakładu Integracji Europejskiej ISM. Przewodniczący Rady Naukowej prze dwie kadencje w Instytucie Stosunków Międzynarodowych UW oraz kierownik zakładu Integracji Europejskiej również w Instytucie Stosunków Międzynarodowych UW. Autor wielu publikacji naukowych.

    dr Juliusz Maliszewski

    Doktor nauk humanistycznych w zakresie nauk o polityce, mgr historii sztuki, MBA, dziennikarz i dyplomata. Dyrektor/redaktor naczelny Polskiego Radia dla Zagranicy i członek Rady Nadzorczej TVP SA. W latach 2011 – 2014 przewodniczący Rady Nadzorczej Polskiego Radia RR „Radio dla Ciebie” . W latach 2005-2009 dyrektor Instytutu Polskiego w Lipsku. Pełnił również wiele innych funkcji kierowniczych w mediach publicznych, w tym w Telewizji Polskiej i Polskim Radiu. Wielokrotnie nagradzany i odznaczany, odznaką „Zasłużony dla Kultury Polskiej”.

    dr Liu Hanzhen

    Dr Hab. Agnieszka Legucka - Uczelnia Vistula

    dr hab. Agnieszka Legucka

    dr hab. Wawrzyniec Konarski

    dr Jan Muś

    dr Aslan Davut Han

    dr Justyna Olędzka

    Bachelor’s program in International Relations offers a well-thought-out program, which meets the expectations of the contemporary labor market. The classes are conducted by experienced experts – the former ministers and ambassadors who have sound knowledge. During the studies, you will be able to gain first experience during the internship in Poland or abroad thanks to the Erasmus Plus program.

    See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find the benefits of studying International Relations.


    Global opportunities
    You will learn about the relations between countries and the processes which shape foreign policy. You will learn two foreign languages. You will make many international acquaintances with other students. This will make you an attractive candidate not only on the Polish but also on the foreign labor market.

    Understanding of the world
    Learning about new cultures as well as about the specificity of the policy conducted by countries in different regions will help you to understand the world.

    Flair for diplomacy
    The knowledge acquired from the former ministers and ambassadors as well as internship undertaken in international facilities will help you to make your first steps into diplomacy.

    International Relations (bachelor’s program) give you the opportunity to work not only in diplomacy, but also in non-state sector.

    The following facilities will be interested in your candidacy:

    • International organizations of global cooperation (UN, The World Bank),
    • International organizations of regional cooperation (European Union, ASEAN),
    • Diplomatic services,
    • National parliaments,
    • “Think-tanks,”
    • Institutions of the European Union,
    • Analytics institutions,
    • International and national non-governmental organizations,
    • International companies.
  • Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies (including mobile studies) in Polish – students from outside the EU

    Registration fee Opłata rocznaTuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time and part-time studies 120 € 1 450 € 775 €

    Tuition fee for full-time studies in English – EU and other countries citizens*

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

    *The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: citizens of other European countries, of all countries in the North and South America, the Caribbean as well as citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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

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

    *This does not apply to the students from the countries in Europe which are not EU members, students from North and South America, the Caribbean and from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

    Resolution of Executive Board about the fees


    Appendix to the Resolution of Executive Board about the fees


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