Sopocka Szkoła Wyższa (SSW), the Sopot University of Applied Science (Ger. Fachhochschule), was established on 10 January 2000 pursuant to the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. The university was entered in the Register of Non-State Universities and Non-State University Associations under number 174. The first name of the school was “Wyższa Szkoła Finansów i Rachunkowości” (School of Finance and Accounting). The current name has been used since 2007.
The university is part of the Polish state education system. To become a student it is necessary to hold a secondary school leaving certificate (the leaving examination in Poland is taken after 12 years of learning).
Originally, the university educated students of the Socio-Economic Faculty in Sopot and the Branch Faculty in Chojnice, in the following majors: Finance and Accounting and European Studies. Education in these fields is continued today.
Since 2007, when the Faculty of Architecture was established, the following majors have been introduced: Architecture and Urban Planning, Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Production Engineering. The duration of studies is 3.5 years (7 semesters), and graduates are awarded the professional degree of “Bachelor of Science”. More information about polish education sytem:
The language of instruction at our university is Polish but some courses are taught in English. Regardless of the language of the course, we always organize additional meetings/office hours for each subject in English. The details are provided in the study programs.