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Vistula University and the Vistula School of Hospitality (formerly the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management) – Universities without barriers

Vistula University and the Vistula School of Hospitality are universities devoid of language, cultural or interpersonal barriers. We spare no effort to ensure that the atmosphere at our University should foster the integration of students from different countries and of different cultural or religious background, regardless of their physical fitness.

Our modern campus has been fully adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities. Both the main entrance and passages to lecture halls have no thresholds, which allows students to move comfortably, among others on a wheelchair. The building is also equipped with lifts and toilets for persons with disabilities.

Applications for a person’s with disabilities assistant or other assistance for students with disabilities can be submitted to the Head of the Department for disabled persons / Rector’s Proxy for students with disabilities.

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Vistula University and the Vistula School of Hospitality (formerly the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management) – Universities without barriers

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Contact and Working Hours


Friday 12.45 – 13.45

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Questionnaire: Expectations of students with special educational needs fill free to link HERE

Dear students,

We invite you to participate in additional physical education classes intended for all people with special health needs (e.g. with disabilities, chronic diseases, temporary injuries, lower physical fitness, etc.). Classes are conducted in small groups tailored to the needs of participants, in the sports complex located at the University’s headquarters at Stokłosy 3, Warsaw.

Supervisor: Aleksandra Waleszkiewicz
Email: a.waleszkiewicz@vistula.edu.pl
Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00
Thursday 10.00 – 12.00



  1. The University adapts the conditions, organization and ensures proper realization of the didactic process according to the special needs of students with disabilities.
  2. All the alternatives used in the course of studies for students with disabilities are aimed at
    equalizing the chances of completing a given level of study while maintaining the principle of not reducing the educational requirements for these students.
  3. In the event when the student’s disability prevents their personal participation in didactic
    classes, the vice-rector supervising educational matters at the student’s request may:• allow for increased number of admissible absences,
    • set an individual organization of studies,
    • consent to change the form of knowledge verification.
    • If it results from the type of disability, the vice-rector supervising educational matters may, at the student’s request, consent to the application of solutions involving the
    inclusion of third parties in the classroom, in particular an assistant of a person with disabilities.
    • If it is impossible for the student to take notes during the classes due to that student’s
    disability, the vice-rector supervising educational matters may grant permission for the
    student with disabilities to use additional technical devices enabling them to fully participate
    in the classes or audiovisual devices to record didactic classes.
    • In the case of using sound or sound and video recording devices during classes, the
    student is obliged to submit a written declaration of non-infringement of copyrights to
    works created during these classes and use of registered materials exclusively for
    private use.
    • In order to change the exam procedure, the vice-rector supervising educational matters may consent to:
    a) extend the exam duration,
    b) the use of additional teaching resources,
    c) the use of an alternative form of writing/recording during the exam,
    d) change the written form of the exam to oral or oral to written
    e) participation in the exam of third parties, and in particular an assistant of a person with disabilities,
    f) change the exam location.
    g) The provisions referred to in section 1 shall apply accordingly to the procedure of  obtaining credits for a given subject.
    h) Following a reasoned request of the student, the vice-rector supervising educational matters or the dean under the authority of the vice-rector may specify the individual procedure for passing the academic year or the entire course of studies and agree for individual organization of studies (IOS). This applies particularly to the above form of organizing studies of persons with disabilities, persons taking care of the closest family member, affected by long-term illness, members of the national sports team, reserve of the national team and other outstanding athletes.
    i) Individual organization of studies does not mean changing the plan of study and the curriculum or shortening the duration of studies.

Students with disabilities can take advantage of additional support in the form of:

  • teaching assistant;
  • scholarship for people with disabilities;
  • Individual organization of studies;
  • leave from classes;
  • permits for the most amount of absenteeism
  • changes in the form of examination
  • extending the duration of examination;
  • borrowing additional teaching aids (e.g. dictaphone, FM system, etc.)
  • access to e-books and record mp3s of the Academic Digital Library;
  • elevator cards
  • help from a psychotherapist;
  • advice from the Head of the Department of Disabled People

Assistant for people with disabilities
Any person with disabilities with difficulties in moving around at the university and taking notes during classes may apply for their personal assistant who will help in everyday studies. An assistant may be proposed by the applicant or appointed by the university upon submission of the application.

Scholarship for people with disabilities
The scholarship may be granted to a student due to disability, confirmed by a valid decision of a competent authority in Poland, with a slight, moderate or high degree of disability, or an equivalent certificate. All current information regarding the application for scholarships can be found here: https://www.vistula.edu.pl/en/students/scholarships

  1. Represents, both inside and outside the University, the interests of students with disabilities and other students who are permanently or temporarily unable to fully participate in classes due to illness or accident.
  2. Acts in favour of maintaining and raising the standards regarding treatment of persons with disabilities at Vistula University.
  3. Monitors compliance with the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Study regarding the rules of pursuing studies by students with disabilities.
  4. Participates in the process of defining the needs, problems and expectations of students with disabilities.
  5. Provides students with disabilities with information regarding their rights and the principles of obtaining various forms of assistance organized by Vistula University and external institutions and organizations.
  6. Provides ad hoc assistance in solving individual difficult problems of students with disabilities.
  7. Participates in the meetings and work of the Committee for Students with Disabilities.
Regulations on creating conditions for full participation in the education process of persons with special needs at Vistula University
Appendix No. 2 Application for support
Appendix No. 3 Declaration of performing the function of a teaching assistant to students with special needs
Declaration of a teaching assistant to students with special needs
Timesheet of hours worked and tasks performed by a teaching assistant to students with special needs
Appendix No. 6 Confirmation of the performance of assistant’s tasks by DPD Head / Rector’s Proxy for Students with Disabilities

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