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Bachelor's Degree Programs

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Study duration:

3 years (6 semesters)



Language of studies:

Polish, English


AFiB Vistula

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    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 Vistula University 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 Vistula University, you will gain 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.

    In the Perspektywy University Rankings 2021, the field of International Relations conducted by Vistula University, received the highest rating, when compared to all non-public universities, responsible for such studies in Poland.

    The International relations field of study at Vistula University is accredited by CEEMAN IQA (International Quality Accreditation). It is one of the most prestigious and respected international accreditations in the field of managerial education. Obtaining it confirms Vistula’s compliance with the highest international standards in the crucial areas of efficient operation, high-quality education and research, and a good level of teaching. Thanks to CEEMAN IQA’s accreditation, brand recognition and the value of the Vistula University diploma, in Poland and abroad, is growing. Students, therefore, have a better chance of satisfactory employment, and graduates can be sure that their knowledge and highly developed social and managerial competencies will be appreciated in the business environment.

    At Vistula University, you can earn your BA degree in International Relations online.
    If you are interested in international politics and the world economy, and at the same time you work intensively, take care of children, or live abroad, then the online International Relations studies are just for you. You will study in Polish and receive a diploma from a Polish university.

  • 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).

    International Relations Programme at Vistula has been appreciated by Polish Accreditation Committee and has been recognized as best International Relations Programme available at Polish private universities according to prestigious Polish “Perspektywy” Ranking.


    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
      • Fake news and post-truth
      • Introduction to Economics
      • History of International Relations
      • The State and Political Science ICT in Business
      • Research Methods
      • Introduction to Law
      • Theory of International Relations
      • International Political Relations
      • International Economic Relations
      • Contemporary World History
      • International Organizations
      • Contemporary Political Systems
      • Contemporary Political Doctrines
      • Introduction to the European Union
      • Intercultural Communication
      • International Public Law
      • Negotiations
      • National and International Security
      • International Cultural Relations
      • European Union as a global actor
      • Diplomatic protocol
      • State’s Foreign Policy
      • Public relations and political marketing
      • Sociology of Politics
      • Disinformation
      • Philosophy and Ethics
      • Social psychology
      • Geopolitics
      • Demography
      • 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 Communication, National and International
    Security or Crisis Management in International Relations.

    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 communication
      • International Communication in Media and Business
      • International Communication in Digital Media
      • Communication Image. Managing Individuals’ and Organizations’ Image

    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 Crisis Management in International Relations
      • International Crisises in 20th and 21st Centuries
      • Managing state and international crisises
      • Managing information in the situation of international tensions and conflicts
  • Małgorzata Bonikowska, PhD

    Holder of PhD in European history, specialist in European studies, expert in the European Union problems (member of Team Europe), president of Center for International Relations ( and editor of the ‘Think-Tank’ quarterly (

    She specializes in foreign policy and EU security, with particular attention to the neighborhood policy, global European strategy and EU-Asia relations. Graduate of Warsaw University (Italian Studies), Academy of Dramatic Art (history of culture, diploma with honors) and Paris Sorbonne (history), she completed two doctoral studies as well as specialist studies at Columbia University in New York (political sciences and international relations, Fulbright scholarship).

    In the years 1995-1998, she worked for TVP as a journalist specializing in national and international issues. In 1998, she became head of the Centre for European Information of the Office for the European Integration Committee, creating, among others, a network of regional centers and a government Program for Informing the Society about the EU. In the years 2001-2007, she was first an expert and then head of the European Commission Information and Communication Program – first in Poland and later in Bulgaria. In the years 2007-2016, she worked for the government Center for the Development of Human Resources as an adviser for EU matters. She worked as an adviser, among others, to the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Development.
    She authored over one hundred publications. She conducts didactic and scientific activity. She also comments European and international issues in Polish and foreign media.

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    Przemysław Piotr Damski2

    Przemysław Piotr Damski, PhD

    PhD in world history since 2013 (Łódź University). Two scholarships of Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (Middelburg, the Netherlands). He conducted research in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain. Participant in international educational projects Comenius CoDec “Colonisation and Decolonisation in National History Cultures and Memory Politics in European Perspective” (Giesen Universität, 2014) and EUnderground (Social Academy of Sciences in Łódź, 2019)
    Since 2013, he has been working for Vistula University. Since 2015, assistant professor at Vistula University, in the years 2018-2021, Director of the International Relations Educational Programme.
    Specialist in the field of international relations in the 19th and 20th century. He published, among others in ‘Dzieje Najnowsze’, ‘Klio’ and ‘International Affairs’. He is the author of a book entitled ‘ The closest nations’, British-American relations during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909).
    Member of British International History Group.
    In the past, he commented historical problems and contemporary international affairs in the media (‘Polska. The Times’, ‘Polskie Radio 24’, ‘TokFM’, ‘TVN24’, etc.

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    Anna Grzywacz

    Anna Grzywacz, PhD

    Anna Grzywacz holds a PhD in Political Science (International Relations). She graduated in international relations from the Institute of International Relations (East Asian specialty), Warsaw University. She studied international relations at Nottingham University and Xiamen University. She is a NCN Miniatura 4 grant-holder, a member of the Boym Institute, and a fellow of the EANGAGE Think Next, Act Next – The Next Gen EU-ASEAN Think Tank Dialogue funded by the European Union (2021–2022).

    Recent publications: ASEAN’s narratives of non-compliance with norms: shaming and escaping a narrative trap, Media, War & Conflict, 2021; The authoritarian turn of middle powers: changes in narratives and engagement, Third World Quarterly, 2021 (with z M. F. Gawryckim); Indonesia’s (inter)national role as a Muslim democracy model: effectiveness and conflict between the conception and prescription roles, The Pacific Review, 2020, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 728–756.

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    Zygmunt Janiec, PhD

    Graduate of Warsaw University. He studied political sciences and management. He spent the year following his graduation improving his English language knowledge at Central School of English in London (academic year 1974/75). In 1994, he took part in a prestigious training for young entrepreneurs and politicians from Central Europe conducted in Great Britain, Federal Republic of Germany, Belgium (European Union bodies, NATO forces command) and in the Czech Republic. He completed training for candidates for members of supervisory boards of state treasury companies.

    In his long professional career, he has joined scientific-didactic work with activity in the economic area. He worked at Warsaw University (assistant intern), Warsaw University of Life Sciences (assistant and assistant professor) and in the Polish Institute of International Relations (assistant professor). For many years he was president of the PLON Construction-Housing Cooperative in Warsaw (1985-1995). In the Polish Parliament, he dealt with economic legislation and organization of MPs’ international contacts. Twice, he represented Polish economic interests abroad. He headed the Commercial Councilor’s Office in Kuwait (territorial competences: Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain) and the Economic-Trade Division of Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles. In the years 2000 – 2003, director general of the Chamber of Foreign Investors in Poland. Prior to leaving for Los Angeles, member of the Supervisory Board of the Cracow Resorts Group.
    He was actively supporting Poland in its attempts to join the European Union (participation in international conferences, discussion meetings with high-ranking EU officials and MEPs, statements for the media). Member of the National Board of European Integration for Economic Environments.
    Twice, he was conferred 1st degree awards of rectors of Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Warsaw School of Economics. He conducted lectures in Slovenia, Turkey, Sweden and the Netherlands.

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    Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski

    Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski, PhD

    Associate professor at Vistula University in Warsaw, formerly at the Jagiellonian University, SWPS University and Warsaw University; researcher of ethno-cultural and political-system issues in democratic and authoritarian systems as well as selected issues within the modern political history, as well as ethno-politics, including nationalisms and regionalisms against the background of the modern historical perspective; participant of over 200 national and international conferences, seminars and panels as well as guest lecturer at several dozen universities and educational institutions in Poland and in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine , Great Britain and Hungary, as well as Chile, DPRK and the USA; member of scientific associations, including: the “Poland in the 21st century” Forecasting Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences (in 2003-2012), the Polish Political Science Association (in 2007-2010 – vice-president of the Main Board), the Polish Association for the Club of Rome (from 30 January 2012 – vice-chairman of the Main Board), the International Political Science Association; political media commentator in Poland, in the Americas and Asia; author of over 200 publications in the field of political science, cultural studies, media studies and international relations (published in Polish, English, Croatian, Finnish, Japanese, German, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian), including: A Legacy of Hatred. On the Conflict in Northern Ireland (1991), Nieprzejednani. Rzecz o Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Irreconcilables: the Irish Republican army) (1991), A Predominant Party System. The Case of Ireland (1994), Pragmatycy i idealiści. Rodowód, typologia i ewolucja ugrupowań politycznych nacjonalizmu irlandzkiego w XX wieku (Pragmatists and idealists: origins, typology, and evolution of political parties in the twentieth century Irish nationalism) (2001), System konstytucyjny Irlandii (The constitutional system of Ireland) (2001), Bałkany. Etnokulturowe podłoże konfliktów (The Balkans. Ethno-cultural background of conflicts) (co-author and co-editor, 2006), Niemcy-Polska: Coraz bliżej: Perspektywa polskich i niemieckich studentów (Germany-Poland: coming closer: the perspective of Polish and German students), (co-author and editor, 2007), Kryzys przywództwa we współczesnej polityce (Leadership crisis in contemporary politics) (co-author and co-editor, 2011), Politolog o polityce. Wywiady, komentarze, opinie i ekspertyzy (Political scientist on politics. Interviews, comments, opinions, and expert evaluation) (2008-2014) (2014), Partyzanci doktrynerzy terroryści. Chronologiczne studium fenomenu Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Partisans, doctrinarians, terrorists. Chronological study of the Irish Republican Army phenomenon) (2019).

    Wojciech Kostecki

    Prof. Wojciech Kostecki, PhD

    Research Coordinator. Director of the Research Institute in the discipline of Political Science and Administration. A political scientist, specialist in International Relations, graduate of Warsaw University;  an author of many scientific works on the contemporary international issues, the problems of security, media, conflicts, and theory of politics; in years 2007-2011 he was a chairman of the Team for threats to the security of the society and state of the Committee for Research of Threats of the Polish Academy of Sciences; a member of domestic (NCN) and international research programs (including at the Cambridge University, the University of Copenhagen and Berghof Research Centre); a member of the European International Studies Association and a participant of the Global Security Fellows Initiative; since 2018 a member of the Managing Committee of the COST program entitled “EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations”.

    Agnieszka Legucka

    Prof. Agnieszka Legucka, PhD

    Vistula University professor in international security science since 2014. Analyst in the Eastern program at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), where she deals with the internal and foreign policy of the Russian Federation, NATO-Russia relations, hybrid conflicts and threats, and Russian disinformation. In the years 2015-2016, Rector for student affairs of the National Defence University of Warsaw, a long-term coach of the SESNE program, as part of the development aid of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed to countries recovering after armed conflicts.
    Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the periodical “Sprawy Międzynarodowe” dealing with international relations. She graduated in international relations from the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Warsaw University and specialized Eastern Studies at the Centre for East European Studies at Warsaw University. She was awarded three medals in recognition for her involvement in national defence. In the years 2018-2021, she carried out a research project under Horison2020 titled EU-LISTCO (Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders), no. 769886.
    Her scientific research comprises international relations in post-Soviet countries, Russia’s internal and foreign policy as well as disinformation.
    Author of about 100 scientific publications in the field of international relations and foreign policy of states.

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    Juliusz Maliszewski

    Juliusz Maliszewski, PhD

    Director of the Journalism and Social Communication Education Program. Doctor of Humanities in the field of political sciences, MBA holder, journalist, diplomat, commentator, radio and television manager, TVP correspondent, art historian, expert in German studies; Maliszewski held many managerial positions in the public media – Polish Television and Polish Radio, among others as the director-editor-in-chief of Radio Poland and member of the Supervisory Board of TVP SA; he was a member of the TVP Ethics Committee, director of the Polish Institute in Leipzig; specialist in German and European issues; author of a monograph “Deutsche Welle w systemie medialnym Republiki Federalnej Niemiec” (Deutsche Welle in the media system of the Federal Republic of Germany) and author of numerous publications on international relations and the media.

    Janusz Mrowiec

    Janusz Mrowiec, PhD

    A diplomat, ambassador ad personam, PhD in humanistic sciences, a specialist in international relations, Polish representative at international conferences, i.a. of the Organisation of African Unity, African Union, Arab League Councils, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Economic Community of West African States; former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Gambia and Algiers; for many years he has been a lecturer for the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH); an author of numerous publications on international relations, Arab world, Islam, terrorism and cultural differences.

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    Dr Bartłomiej E. Nowak - Uczelnia Vistula

    Bartłomiej E. Nowak, PhD

    President of the Vistula Group of Universities, and a political scientist, he holds a PhD in Economics. Formerly, he was Chair of International Relations at Vistula University (2014-2017), and Executive Director of the Centre for International Relations (2010-2013). He was a fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2018), Transatlantic Academy in Washington (2013-2014), and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (non-resident 2014-2017). He also performed executive and advisory functions in the European Parliament (Brussels-Strasbourg, 2004-2009), and at the Convention on the Future of Europe (Brussels, 2002-2003). Prior to Poland’s accession to the EU, Dr. Nowak was a co-founder and member of the Programme Board of the Initiative – “YES in the Referendum” (2002–2003), and the National Council for European Integration (2002–2004).

    Jezry M Nowak

    Prof. Jerzy M. Nowak, PhD

    Retired professional diplomat with 50 years of experience (e.g. ambassador in Spain and NATO), negotiator of many international agreements, specialized in multilateral diplomacy and international security, he wrote about 90 scientific and popular-scientific papers (including a monograph on the Warsaw Pact, a script on multilateral diplomacy, memories), he obtained his doctorate and postdoctoral degree at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń; former president of the Euro-Atlantic Association (currently vice president).

    Zdzisław Rapacki

    Zdzisław Rapacki, PhD

    In the years 2004-2010, he held the position of Polish ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva, the Disarmament Conference and other organizations. Between 2008 and 2009, chairman of the Administrative Council of the International Labour Organization and the Committee of the Whole negotiating a resolution on the global financial and economic crisis. In 2006, chairman of the Disarmament Conference. In the years 1996-2004 and 2010-2012 – adviser to the President of the Republic of Poland; 1994-1995 President of the Polcard Company (dealing with credit cards). Earlier, Director of the Cabinet of three successive foreign ministers, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the International Tourism Organization in Madrid, Secretary of the Embassy in Tokyo, FIFA liaison officer at the World Cup in Mexico. Co-author of the book Gospodarka światowa (World economy), author of articles on credit cards, globalization, financial and economic crisis, disarmament, diplomacy and socio-economic transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. Awarded with, among others, the Great Crosses of Merit of Chile and Peru, the Commander’s Cross of the French Legion of Honour, the Commander’s Crosses of Merit of Belgium, Japan, Lithuania and Hungary.

    dr hab. Agata Włodkowska-Bagan

    Prof. PhD Agata Włodkowska

    Graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at Warsaw University. In 2014, she obtained her habilitation in social sciences in the field of political sciences. Her scientific research comprises international relations in post-soviet countries, Polish foreign policy and the theory of international relations, as well as gender issues in international relations. Project coordinator: Kobiety w polskiej politologii. Od diagnozy do współpracy [Women in Polish political science. From diagnosis to cooperation] ( Member of the Polish Society of Political Sciences. Founder and member of “Sekcja stosunków międzynarodowych” [International Relations Section] and the “Gender & Queer Politics Section”. Author of numerous publications.

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    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 in Polish – students from outside the EU

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-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 North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia).

    Tuition fee for studies in English – citizens from non-EU countries

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

    *The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: Citizens of North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Northern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia).

    **The semester fee payment is available only for students with a valid visa or a residence permit in Poland.

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International Office

If you are a candidate, please contact our admission team:


Anna Voronko (Belarussian)

Oleksandra Hlotova (Ukrainian, Polish)

International Admission Officer

WhatsApp or Viber: +48 798 066 870



Tosin Oladosu

International Admission Officer

WhatsApp: +48 510 858 087




Mykola Andrushchuk

Accommodation Officer


If you are a recruitment agency’s representative, please contact our cooperation team:


Leonid Markusyk

Director of International Marketing and Recruitment

tel. +48 501 294 962


(cooperation with recruitment agencies and institutions)


Halina Bozko

International Admission Coordinator

tel.: +48 502 603 174


(cooperation with recruitment agencies) 

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