Studies type:

Master`s Degree Programs

Study mode:

full-time, part-time

Study duration:

2 years (4 semesters)



Language of studies:

Polish, English




    More information is available at the Admissions section. Call us at: 22 4572400, or e-mail us at:

    Studying Tourism and Recreation at the Master’s level, will provide you with knowledge of management in tourism, and will enable you to further develop the skills that you have gained at the Bachelor’s level. You will learn how to independently and professionally operate a travel agency, tourist resort, or food establishment, and organise premium business events.

    Four semesters at Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management offer a great opportunity to gain the skills necessary to establish your own tourist or hospitality business – and not only in Poland! This will become possible thanks to, amongst others, management skills, especially strategic thinking, as well as foreign language skills (B2 or higher, according to the Common European Framework of Reference).

    By choosing the Master’s programme in Tourism and Recreation, you will gain complete industry knowledge, which will enable you to develop your potential on the competitive market. We will help you quickly become an expert in your chosen field.


    The curriculum of the Tourism and Recreation programme at the Master’s level has been specifically designed to expand the knowledge gained during your Bachelor’s studies. You will gain new skills related to complex management – in tourism, recreation and sports, hospitality management and catering, as well as organising business events. You will be taught by long-time practitioners, renowned experts, and experienced lecturers, who will do everything to effectively combine theory and practice.

    Working in the tourism sector means working with other people, and requires necessary experience, which you will be able to gain during your studies, thanks to our vast choice of internships. Our careers office will help you do internships, both in Poland and abroad.

    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
      • Tourist region management
      • Corporate social responsibility in tourism
      • Globalism in tourism and recreation
      • Leisure time sociology
      • Leisure time consumption problems
      • Human resources management
      • Information technologies in strategic management
      • History of culture
      • Introduction to managerial accounting
      • Methodology of scientific research
      • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
      • Intellectual property protection
      • Foreign language
      • Occupational safety
      • Library education
      • MA seminar
    • New international curriculum for Tourism and Recreation – Master’s programme

      The aim of the project is to develop and implement a new international curriculum for the Tourism and Recreation programme, as well as improving the accessibility of innovative knowledge, which serves to elevate competencies to a level which meets the needs of the economy, job market, and society.

      The new international curriculum for Tourism and Recreation has been designed, based on leading European and global curricula, in collaboration with our international tourism and recreation teaching faculty. The project encompasses the above-mentioned programme exclusively (one study cycle of 2 years) and will be implemented entirely in English.

      Starting in October, our internationalised Tourism and Recreation programme offers four managerial sub-majors: hotel management, event management, sports management, and gastronomy management. These elements have each been developed in collaboration with an international teaching faculty, in accordance with the latest trends in higher education. Our faculty members include Dr. Christos Anagnostopoulos of Molde University College in Norway, and Dr. Alana K. Dillette of San Diego State University.

      In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, students of the internationalised Tourism and Recreation project will participate in two summer schools. A number of those internship programmes include scholarships covering tuition or the costs of living.

      The project provides for 40 students: 30 foreign and 10 Polish. The group will be comprised of 50% women and 50% men.

      More information is available at the Admissions section. Call us at: 22 45 72 400, or e-mail us at:

      Admission criteria:

      1. basic university admission criteria,
      2. candidate’s level of motivation to improve his/her competencies in the new programme
        (1–5 pts),
      3. grade point average (1–5 pts),
      4. developmental activities in which the candidate has participated (additional training
      5. programmes/courses in the previous year, voluntary service, social activism, etc. – max. 5 pts – 0.5 pts for each activity), family income per person converted to PLN, in relation to the average wage in the corporate sector in Poland (formula: number of points = (100-percentage%)/20).

      Decisions regarding admissions (based on the documents submitted and an interview) are made by the Admissions Committee:

      1. Associate Professor, Jolanta Żyśko – Rector
      2. Krzysztof Celuch, PhD – Vice- Rector
      3. Associate Professor, Teresa Skalska – Dean
      4. Magdalena Markiewicz
      5. Kazimierz Waluch, PhD
      6. Dariusz Dąbek
      7. Edyta Niemyjska-Czech

      Admission decisions will be issued in late September.


      Students pay the tuition and admission fees.

      Summer school: classes on Polish culture, life, and the economy. Intensive Polish language course, free of charge.

      The 15 least privileged foreign students may apply for needs-based financial scholarships
      (9 months x 2 years) to the amount of PLN 1,500 for living expenses.

      For 2 Polish students, who meet the above-mentioned criteria, a financial scholarship covering the tuition fee is available. These are needs-based scholarships – the deciding factor is family income per person.

  • Studying Tourism and Recreation will enable you to expand your knowledge in one of four sub-majors, which are tailored to the needs of the job market.

    A sub-major perfect for everyone who wants to learn the legal, economic, and marketing aspects of global tourism. You will discover the principles governing the tourist market, its products and tourist regions. International projects and collaboration with travel organisers will enable you to gain knowledge.

    This sub-major will allow you to learn how to manage recreational and sports events, as well as fitness centres. Even before you graduate, you will actively participate in organising events, thanks to our close collaboration with sports events organisers – track and field.

    If you are interested in planning hotel-related business activities and their promotion, this sub-major is for you. You will explore the domestic and global hotel market and acquire the knowledge of accommodations management.

    This sub-major is aimed at all those who are interested in planning catering-related business activities and their promotion. You will explore the domestic and global food services market, and absorb knowledge of food establishment management.

    This sub-major will allow you to learn how to organise business trips, conferences, fairs, and other business events. While studying at the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will have many opportunities to participate in international congresses and incentive trips. You will also have the opportunity to join MPI (Meeting Professional International), which will give you access to conferences held, amongst others, in London, Copenhagen, Davos, Dusseldorf, and Barcelona.

  • Wisniewska

    Anna Wiśniewska, PhD

    Anna is ViceDean 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. Elżbieta Biernacka

    A specialist in the field of devastated land use management. Laureate of the Golden Laurel of the 5th Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences for outstanding contributions to the development of agricultural sciences. Honorary Professor of the University of Warmia and Mazury. A member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of the Environment of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań for the years, 2015-2019.


    prof. dr hab. Józef Grochowicz

    Author of over 600 scientific published papers. Doctor Honoris Causa granted by the Technical University of Koszalin. Member of several scientific and advisory committees of journals. Initiator and chief scientific adviser of the Summer School „’Advances in Food Engineering’. ”. Honorary Vice-President (and Chair of Section VI) – International Commission of Agricultural and Bio-process Engineering, and Life Member of the Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering (AAAE). An Expert of the Polish Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society of Food Science and Technology. Honorary President (and expert) of the Polish Society of Food Engineering „ ’SPOMASZ’. Awards and distinctions: The Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta,.,’Gold and Bronze Cross of Merit’, Medal of the National Education Commission, Medal ’Meritorius for Invention’ granted by the Prime Minister of the RP.

    Adam Mazur

    dr hab. Adam Mazur

    Associate Professor of the Main School of Tourism and Recreation in Warsaw. A sociologist and humanist with many years of experience in conducting classes at various levels of education. Specialist in the implementation of training tourism projects, regional education, and implementation of the principles of sustainable development. He has been the head of the general subjects department, the manager of the hospitality and hospitality department, the dean of student affairs, and the dean of the faculty. He chaired the Departmental Committee for the Quality of Education and Scholarship. He is a member of the faculty programme committee and is a module subjects co-ordinator.


    dr hab. Teresa Skalska

    Associate Professor Teresa Skalska, PhD, Dean of the Tourism and Recreation Faculty in Warsaw School of Tourism and Recreation Management, is President of the Association for Research, Development, and the Promotion of Tourism, and organises volunteer activities for people with disabilities. Areas of her research activities include: the economics of the tourism market, tourism statistics, national and regional tourism satellite accounts, competitiveness in the tourism market, the social economy, collaborative consumption, and consumer behaviour among people at risk of social exclusion, the third sector in tourism.

    prof. Jolanta Żyśko

    dr hab. Jolanta Żyśko

    Rector and professor at SGTiR. Since 1990, she has been involved in scientific research in the field of organisation and sports management. She completed a scientific internship at the Institute of Sport & Leisure Policy at Loughborough University. She has lectured at many foreign universities, including the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, the University of Jyväskylä, and the University of Bayreuth. Since 2009, she has been a board member of the European Sports Management Association. She is one of the experts of the European Commission for human resources management in sport, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, on the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework in Higher Education, and an expert on the quality of education of the Polish Accreditation Committee. Formerly, Polish champion in sailing regattas (class 470) on a few occasions, she was also a participant of the Good Will Games in 1986. In 2017, she received the Nomination of the Director of the Institute of Sport-PIB (National Research Institute) for the post of Chairman of the Council for Sports Sector Competencies, and joined the group of Honorary Ambassadors of Polish Congresses.


    dr hab. Krystyna Żelazna

    A long-time lecturer at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. From 2009 to 2012, she was Rector of the College of Tourism and Foreign Languages. Decorated, among others, with the Silver Cross of Merit, the Golden Badge of Merit for WULS-SGGW, and the Medal of the National Education Commission. She is professionally associated with hotel and gastronomy, management of a tourist enterprise, and tourism in rural areas.

    Krzysztof Celuch

    dr Krzysztof Celuch

    Dr. Krzysztof Celuch – a speaker, trainer, business consultant, academic lecturer, and an entrepreneur. He specialises in the meetings industry, event marketing, and event management. His scientific research, training observations, and keynotes, are all built on knowledge in economics, business psychology, sociology, marketing, and cultural studies. He conducts workshops and training sessions, deliver lectures and moderate on panel discussions, debates, and management meetings, but also implements research projects, builds strategies and provides business consulting services. Assisting organisations, institutions, and companies in the areas of management, communication, motivation and business development, with particular emphasis on the meetings industry (event marketing) is another ‘string to his bow’.


    dr Piotr Dominik

    Speaker, consultant and trainer in the field of culinary tourism and the use of traditional culinary products, he is also a trainer for the Academy of Good Practice. A Member of the Polish Hotel Industry Chamber of Commerce, he plays an important role as Chairman of the IGHP d.s., training and improving the staff. A member of the Association of Tourism Experts, he was the Chief specialist for training and educating hotel and catering staff of PZH in the period, 2005-2006, and was a HORECA Expert in the Institute of Knowledge and Skills from 2011-2013.


    dr Krzysztof Łopaciński

    From 2012, he has been the Director of the Institute of Tourism. Repeatedly appointed to the advisory teams of the Main Committee of Physical Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the Polish Tourist Organisation, he was recently decorated by the President of the Republic of Poland with the Golden Cross of Merit, and by the Minister of Sport and Tourism, with a badge for tourism.

    dr Mirosław Nalazek

    Dr. Mirosław Nalazek -Dyrektor Programu Turystyki i Rekreacji, jest specjalistą w zakresie turystyki…


    mgr Witold Drogoń

    A specialist in the field of hotel management, organisation and the management of hotel facilities and information protection, he is Member of the Council of the Polish Hotel Industry’s Chamber of Commerce, He also worked at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, as the manager of the “KLONOWA” Hotel, and the Residence of the President of the Republic of Poland in the Belvedere. The organiser of the nationwide conference ’Safe hotel – expectations and challenges towards EURO 2012’, he has carried out much scientific research in the field of operations on the Polish market of hotels, controlled by international hotel systems.

    prof. dr hab. Jerzy Wyrzykowski

    dr Marta Drozdowska

    dr Jacek Drążkiewicz

    mgr Katarzyna Cioch

    Studying Tourism and Recreation at the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management will ensure that you are ready for your dream career. We can offer you a sensible curriculum and additional opportunities for development, such as training camps and conferences. This sub-major will allow you to gain practical skills, with which you will efficiently manage tourist resorts and business events.

    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.


    Proficient management
    Our expert-taught courses will teach you to look at your work from a practical, business angle. You will know how to organise business events and how to act in unexpected situations.

    Operating a hotel or food establishment
    You will learn how to operate the running of a hotel, and how to ensure that your guests want to come again. You will expand your knowledge of how to manage people and organisations. You will know how to effectively navigate the international environment.

    Management in tourism and sports
    If you want to work in a dynamic environment, you will surely appreciate the practical nature of our courses, which will teach you how to navigate the tourism market and organise sports events. You will have the opportunity to gain more experience, even before you graduate, by participating in international projects, or collaborating with recreational events’ organisers.

    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 improved 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 Program
    • Introduction to the Airline Industry for the Leadership & Management Training Program
    • 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:

    • travel agencies,
    • airlines,
    • event agencies,
    • exhibition and conference centres,
    • professional congress organisers,
    • incentive travel organisers,
    • hotels,
    • accommodation establishments,
    • restaurants,
    • gastronomy venues,
    • city/municipality/county offices – sports and tourism departments,
    • sports and recreation venues,
    • sport 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 Club
    • 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’, Anna Lewitt-Dziełak, PhD.
    • In tour Polska Sp. z o.o.
  • Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies 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 in English

    Registration Fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    EU and other countries citizens 120 € 2 000 € 1 100 €
    Citizens from the remaining countries 200 € 3 000 € 1 600 €

    *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.

    Order of the Chancellor about the fees


    Appendix to the Order of the Chancellor about the fees


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