The ATHENS - international student exchange programme

The next session of the ATHENS student exchange programme is going to be held on March, 14–21 2015. Registration begins on December 19th, 2014 and lasts until January 27th, 2015.

Created in 1996, the ATHENS Network is composed of 15 European technological universities or institutions from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany,  Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

The principle goal of the Network is to facilitate the exchange of students among the major European technological universities.

One of the Network's first and most unique actions concerns the organisation of an intensive course programme given at each member institution during one of two defined periods ("Sessions") of the academic year (November and March). This training activity, called ATHENS (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/SOCRATES).

Each Session, includes both 30 hours of scientific courses work as well as 10-15 hours of "European Dimension" Activities. At the termination of an ATHENS Session, the Home Institution officially recognises the work carried out, according to the results obtained on an examination organised by the Host Institution and evaluated according to its proper system of grading. Each complete Session is generally worth 2 to 3 ECTS credits. The number of credits given depends on the home University.

  • Complete the Registration Form on the Web (found on http://www.athensprogramme.com) and indicate, in addition to the course selected as a first choice, a "second choice course and third choice" in order to have a strong chance of participating in the Session. Registration for March 2015 Session begins on December 19th, 2014 and lasts until January 27th, 2015.
  • Choose three or more possible courses in order of priority, taking into account the background knowledge (prerequisites) required in order to fully benefit from the course selected (additional information can be obtained from the professor organising the course, see the Course Description, and by consulting professors at the Home Institution).
  • Complete, print out and sign the Registration Form and the Student Commitment and return both forms (Registration Form must be accepted by Dean or Vice-Dean of the Faculty) to the ATHENS Programme Coordinator's office, room 233C in WUT Main Building by Thursday, January 27th, 2015 (Wednesday) by 14.00.  You should also read "Things to Know about ATHENS" at http://www.athensprogramme.com
  • Take special note of the dates, hours and different European Dimension Programmes organised at each institution. As previously indicated, these programmes are an integral part of an ATHENS Session.
  • Attention! Once you have received official acceptance for the ATHENS Session, your registration is considered as definite. Only in the case of major unforeseen circumstances will Home Institutions permit their students to cancel registration. Last minute cancellations can be costly: students can be asked to pay local expenses entailed by the course institution and the cost of housing reserved for them.
  • According to your nationality, verify the visa requirements for the destinations you have chosen.

Detailed information on the ATHENS programme and courses is available on the web page:  www.athensprogramme.com.

Additional information can be obtained from:

Dominika Frąk – Dudzińska
ATHENS Programme Coordinator
Centre for International Cooperation
Warsaw University of Technology
Main Building, Plac Politechniki 1, room 233C (2nd floor)
phone: +48 22 234 6150
e-mail: dfrak@cwm.pw.edu.pl