Created in 1997, 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 is called ATHENS Programme.

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.

In order to participate in the Session, candidates are asked to do the following:

  • Complete the Registration Form at for March 2017 Session begins on December 21st, 2016 and lasts until January 27th, 2017.
  • Choose from three to six 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 234 in WUT Main Building by January 27th, 2017 (Friday) by 14:00.  You should also read "Things to Know about ATHENS" at
  • 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. 


For more information please contact:

Dominika Frąk - Dudzińska

ATHENS Programme Coordinator

Centre for International Cooperation

Warsaw University of Technology