Interested in studying Polish at the UvA?

Interested in studying Polish at the UvA? Here are some other points of interest that can help to persuade you:

- Poland has a rich literature as well as literary history. There are four Polish Nobel prizes. Click here for a first encounter. Also have a look at this list of 78 selected Polish literary publications. Then: learn more form our expert teachers.

- There is a refined cinematic history that is the creative basis for the pioneering Polish graphic industry as well as film making. Poland is home to internationally acclaimed film directeors such as Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda, Krzystof Kieślowski and Agnieszka Holland. Much recognition was gain by more nationally operating directors Wojciech Smarzowski, Krzystof Zanussi, Andrzej Munk and Wojciech Has. For a first introduction click here and you will betaken to Martin Scorcese’s favourites of Polish cinema. Again, afterwards there are our courses.

- Throughout history many musicians were born in Poland. Just think of Chopin, Rubinstein, Godowski, Penderecki, Szpilman, Preisner and Demarczyk. Wikipedia lists a number of reknowned Polish musicians: at UvA we provide a socialcultural context. Here is a link to an internationally leading authority: listen to Polish-American pianist Leopold Godowski rendition of Chopin’s ballad nr. 1.

- Once upon a time, for quite a few centuries, Poland and Lithuania were united and formed the largest nation in Europe. Click here to see how Poland’s borders changed throughout history.

- Also, Polish forces liberated the Dutch city of Breda during the Second World war and played a vital part in the battle of Arnhem .


What else is there to remember about Poland? Here are 45 facts (provided by tour guide Beran Gürler) abouts Poland, some of which will do away with some stubbornly held cliché’s. Here is also a travel guide.