Eras­mus+ Pro­gramme Coor­di­na­tor Mrs Emil­ia Lip­ka, MA
tel.: +48 22  2789258

Information for applying students 2020/ 2021

To apply to the FCUM for Eras­mus+ stud­ies in the aca­d­e­m­ic year of 2020/2021 you are required to send the below-men­tioned doc­u­ments by email or by ordi­nary post:

The appli­ca­tion with work­ing links will be for­ward­ed to the rel­e­vant depart­ment.


Please make sure in your Eras­mus office that we have a Bilat­er­al agree­ment first.


More about the FCUM on:

Please mind that the FCUM offers stud­ies in Eng­lish only on:

Beyond above-men­tioned stud­ies the FCUM offers stud­ies in Pol­ish lan­guage only. Some indi­vid­ual class­es may be taught in Eng­lish lan­guage, this depends on a teacher.


The Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw tries to sup­port and devel­op the inte­grat­ed Euro­pean High­er Edu­ca­tion Area by imple­ment­ing the objec­tives of the Bologna Dec­la­ra­tion, main guide­lines of the Lis­bon Strat­e­gy and the Copen­hagen Process. The main strat­e­gy points of imple­ment­ing the above-men­tioned assump­tions is to improve the effi­cien­cy of edu­ca­tion and expand­ing teach­ing offer. The Uni­ver­si­ty con­stant­ly works on open­ing new majors and spe­cial­i­sa­tions.

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Music has 7 Depart­ments offer­ing 6 majors: Depart­ment 1 – Com­po­si­tion, Con­duct­ing and The­o­ry of Music, Depart­ment 2 – Piano, Harp­si­chord and Organ, Depart­ment 3 – Instru­men­tal Stud­ies, Depart­ment 4 – Vocal and Act­ing Stud­ies, Depart­ment 5 – Choir Con­duct­ing, Music Edu­ca­tion, Church Music, Rhyth­mics and Dance, Depart­ment 6 – Sound Engi­neer­ing, and Depart­ment 7 – Instru­men­tal and Ped­a­gog­i­cal Stud­ies in Białys­tok.

Coop­er­a­tion with for­eign high­er edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions, with which the FCUM main­tains inci­sive rela­tions, is aimed at expand­ing edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties not only for the FCUM stu­dents but also for stu­dents of all insti­tu­tions col­lab­o­rat­ing with it as part of the Eras­mus pro­gramme. The Uni­ver­si­ty allows for con­tacts of stu­dents and teach­ers with the lat­est trends in the area of music and aca­d­e­m­ic research and thus it pro­vides a plat­form for exchang­ing aca­d­e­m­ic and artis­tic ideas. The goal of for­eign coop­er­a­tion with numer­ous HEIs is to work out an inte­grat­ed teach­ing pro­gramme for the future, which would opti­mal­ly pro­vide stu­dents with the high­est qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion and pro­vide teach­ers with oppor­tu­ni­ties to car­ry out joint aca­d­e­m­ic projects as well as devel­op and improve their qual­i­fi­ca­tions. The pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment pro­gramme is also meant for the FCUM employ­ees, offer­ing them train­ing cours­es at friend uni­ver­si­ties abroad. Improv­ing pro­fes­sion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions by par­tic­i­pat­ing in train­ing cours­es at for­eign HEIs allows its employ­ees to imple­ment some sew solu­tions in their work and to ben­e­fit from the expe­ri­ences of oth­er insti­tu­tions. Con­tact with for­eign cul­tures and expe­ri­enc­ing dif­fer­ent set­tings is aimed at expand­ing one’s hori­zons and allows for the pre­sen­ta­tion of one’s own worked out solu­tions which are used and tried out in his or her home coun­try. The deep­en­ing coop­er­a­tion between the Uni­ver­si­ty and for­eign HEIs has result­ed in prepar­ing a plan of joint artis­tic pro­duc­tion as part of three Euro­pean insti­tu­tions to be com­plet­ed in the com­ing years. Com­mon artis­tic expe­ri­ences are aimed at expand­ing teach­ing offer as well as allow­ing stu­dents to search for employ­ment on the Euro­pean mar­ket. In its Eras­mus pol­i­cy, the FCUM is open to new con­tacts. It is exem­pli­fied by agree­ments with Turk­ish uni­ver­si­ties.

In order to imple­ment the objec­tives includ­ed in the Bologna Dec­la­ra­tion, the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw intro­duced the Euro­pean Cred­it trans­fer sys­tem (ECTS) to all majors offered. The sys­tem ensures effi­cient coop­er­a­tion between uni­ver­si­ties as far as the imple­men­ta­tion of edu­ca­tion­al pro­grammes is con­cerned and it allows for the com­par­i­son of the com­pe­ten­cies which stu­dents acquire as part of the Eras­mus pro­gramme at an inter­na­tion­al lev­el. The FCUM intro­duces changes on an ongo­ing basis and mod­ernises the ECTS sys­tem, which guar­an­tees that it is up to date and func­tions very well.

Prepa­ra­tion of stu­dents for going abroad as part of the Eras­mus pro­gramme is ensured by well-qual­i­fied employ­ees who pro­vide assis­tance in case of all issues a can­di­date has doubts about and they try to find the most opti­mal solu­tions. High com­pe­ten­cies pre­sent­ed by the employ­ees respon­si­ble for for­eign exchange of stu­dents and teach­ers are guar­an­teed not only by their great pro­fes­sion­al prepa­ra­tion but also by their reg­u­lar par­tic­i­pa­tion in train­ing cours­es to improve com­pe­ten­cies.

Guid­ance for stu­dents and teach­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Eras­mus pro­gramme is not just aimed at prepar­ing them for going abroad but also at pro­vid­ing them logis­tic sup­port on the for­eign ter­ri­to­ry. The FCUM is in close con­tact with the assigned stu­dent guides from oth­er uni­ver­si­ties and it pro­vides very exten­sive assis­tance for guest stu­dents.

Work­ing out com­mon edu­ca­tion­al pro­grammes is aimed at open­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­tin­ue edu­ca­tion at least two uni­ver­si­ties end giv­ing an option for future stu­dents to obtain two diplo­mas or, after the statu­to­ri­ly intro­duced changes, a dou­ble diplo­ma. Offer­ing new forms of high­er edu­ca­tion is aimed at pro­vid­ing future grad­u­ates with opti­mal edu­ca­tion and thus ensur­ing their com­pet­i­tive­ness on the Euro­pean mar­ket. The grow­ing inter-uni­ver­si­ty coop­er­a­tion is aimed at obtain­ing new Euro­pean funds for the imple­men­ta­tion of inter­na­tion­al projects. Their joint imple­men­ta­tion will not only guar­an­tee a bet­ter edu­ca­tion­al offer but it will also con­tribute to a bet­ter under­stand­ing of oth­er cul­tures and com­mu­ni­ties. The goal of the close col­lab­o­ra­tion between HEIs is to imple­ment the prac­tices at cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions in the future, such as opera the­atres, musi­cal the­atres, phil­har­mon­ics, etc. Open­ing more and more to Euro­pean edu­ca­tion is aimed at estab­lish­ing bet­ter inter­na­tion­al coop­er­a­tion and tight­en­ing bonds between the EU coun­tries.

last modified: 03/03/2020