All applicants must follow the joint application procedure as established by the NOHA consortium. Candidates are chosen on the basis of the quality of their education and professional background, their experience in and concern for humanitarian issues, their multicultural sensitivity and their linguistic abilities.


  • Candidates must have completed a good level first or second cycle degree.
  • Candidates should be able to present proof of language proficiency in English on a C1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR) or equivalent (IELTS: 6-7 or TOEFL: 550-600 paper, 215-250 computer, 93-120 internet).
  • Selection criteria include motivation, academic qualifications, language skills, research and professional experience.
  • Practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental and/or non-governmental organisations and institutions is not required, but is valued.

Master studies in Humanitarian Action offered by University of Warsaw are part of the NOHA Joint Master's Programme. All applications must be made on-line on the NOHA website ( Applications MUST include the following documents:

  • Certified copy of Diploma and, if available, Diploma Supplement (if not in English, please attach an official translation),
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts (if not in English, please attach an official translation),
  • Curriculum Vitae (Europass model:,
  • Photocopy of a valid passport (only the main pages),
  • 2 reference letters (in English).

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Timeline and deadlines for applications

  • 01 January of each year: Opening of the call for applications.
  • 30 April of each year: Application deadline.
  • University of Warsaw considers late applications until the end of August each year. If this is the case, please contact directly the local NOHA office at

Admission procedure

  1. NOHA Consortium undertakes pre-selection procedure based on fulfilling formal requirements by the applicants (application completeness), and subsequently transfers to the University of Warsaw all applications which stated UW as a home university.
  2. Interfaculty (Faculties of Law & Administration and Political Science and International Studies) Admission Committee reviews all applications while granting score for the following:
    1. academic qualifications (0-25p),
    2. language skills (0-10p),
    3. professional and research experience (0-10p),
    4. motivation statement (0-5p).

Based on the scores assigned by the Admission Committee, the ranking list is formed. The top 25 applicants are selected while the others form the reserve list.

The same admission procedure applies to candidates with Polish and foreign diplomas.

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In academic year 2017/2018


12,000 € one-off fee for the whole study programme (4 semesters) to be paid to the Network

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25 students

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About NOHA

NOHA seeks to increase the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian action through the provision of excellence and internationally recognised education, research and training. NOHA promotes…

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Academic Programme (before 2017/2018)

Full-time, second-cycle (Master) studies in humanitarian action 120 ECTS, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 edition

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