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About The Academy

About the Academy

The Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in Gdansk was established in 1996 by the Minister of Education (no. DSW-3-0145/TBN/96, dated January 5, 1996). The school was registered by the Ministry of Education (MEN) on June 24, 1996 under the registration number 88.

On August 20 2001, by virtue of the decision of the Minister of National Education (no. DSW-2-0145-424/ TBM/2001), the school obtained a license for running Masters programs in the field of tourism and recreation.

The founder of the Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in Gdansk is ‘Uczelnia’ Ltd. The school is a precursory non-state owned higher education institution in Northern Poland, preparing personnel for tourism and self-governmental economy as well as trade and services.

On May 24, the Minister of the Interior and Administration approved the Academy as a unit counducting studies for the purpose of admitting foreign students to undertake or continue studies. The decision was issued for a period of 5 years.


  • At the faculty of Tourism & Recreation we focus on all aspects of tourism, on practical aspects of education and language skills.
  • We offer forward-looking specialities and programs constantly adapted to the changing trends on the demanding labour market.
  • We employ highly qualified academic staff, courses are run by business practitioners.
  • Over 13,000 graduates have already obtained our Bachelor or Master diplomas.
  • We educate about 450 students every year.
  • Almost 20% of our students are foreigners coming from different countries, mainly from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus but also from Kazachstan, Zimbabwe or Turkey.
  • Our students work in the most reputable and well-known hotels, restaurants or travel agencies in Gdansk as hotel managers, sales managers, food and bevarage managers and public relations managers. Some of these hotels are our business partners and students working there receive discounts on tuition fee.

Students can easily combine their studies with work or interships.


Why Study In Gdansk

Gdansk – Europe’s top educational, cultural, financial and historical city in Poland.
It is popular with both tourist and holiday destination.

Gdansk – maritime city- is situated on the coast of the Gdansk Bay, a part of the Baltic Sea enclosed in the north by the Hel peninsula. It lies in a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdynia and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trojmiasto), with a population of almost 1 mln citizens. Gdansk itself has a population of 470,907 (2019), making it the largest city of Northern Poland. Gdansk is one of the most dynamically developing cities of Europe. It is a large center of economic life, science, culture, and a popular tourist destination. The city is thousand years old. With its Hanseatic tradition, it has played a major role in the commercial relationship between Northern and Western Europe on the one hand, and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe on the other hand. The seaport and international airport make the city a significant transport hub.

Beautiful port, beautiful beaches, woods, the exclusive architecture of the Old Town including the largest brick Gothic church in the world, city gates, fountains, palaces, famous crane over Motlawa river, Oliwa district with park, palace and cathedral, Westerplatte hill, where World War II started, and many other marvellous places may be found and visited there.

It is an international symbol of freedom and an important forum of meetings and discussions on democracy and human rights (Lech Walesa, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning, the former President of Poland lives here).

Gdansk is an ideal town to study. It has been one of the most significant cultural centers in Poland for centuries. From its beginning Gdansk has been a specific melting pot of nationalities where different customs, religions and cultures mingle in an atmosphere of tolerance.

Always hospitable, Gdansk invites visitors to its charming lanes and historic interiors, bathing grounds on the sea and sailing courses, comfortable hotels, elegant restaurants, and cosy cafes. The city has several theatres, a philharmonic hall, opera house, outdoor summer musical stage, three multi-cinema complexes and several smaller cinemas, frequented youth clubs, pubs, and discos. Its numerous museums, concerts, fairs, exhibitions, and street theatrical events complete the broad spectrum of the city’s cultural offer. Everyone will find something of his/her liking, irrespective of the interests or mood.

Why Our Academy

Why is Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management in Gdansk (WSTiH) worth choosing among other higher schools?

First of all, WSTiH is in the lead of higher schools of tourism and hotel industry offering master’s studies in Poland. Hence, everybody who would like to work in tourism and hotel trade in the future, should analyse the offer of WSTiH. It is also worth pointing out that just tourism and hotel trade are ones of the fastest developing lines in Poland.

Second, young people should remember that competition on the employment market is still growing and only well-prepared graduates can expect to find interesting and well-paid jobs. Knowing that, WSTiH places special emphasis on vocational and language skills.

Moreover, the Career Office, which liaises with employers, employment agencies, and departments of employment in order to help students/graduates find satisfying jobs and to encourage them to make the best decisions about their careers, as well as to provide information about the labour market and job fairs, functions in WSTiH.

Third, academic staff of WSTiH guarantee high teaching standards. Rich collection of the library allows to develop the knowledge and interests. Both the Hospitality Workroom and internships help to develop practical skills. And the rich offer of foreign languages and additional courses assures reaching higher qualifications.

Fourth, WSTiH is located in the very center of the city. You can easily reach us by tram, bus and SKM and PKM trains. The airport can be reached in 30 minutes.
Next to the university there are many shops, bars, restaurants, pubs and places that make spending time more pleasant.

Gdansk has always been a welcoming multicultural city. Over 3,000 foreigners, mainly from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Norway, Sweden, China, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and India, are currently studying at universities and colleges in Gdansk.

Summing up, Gdansk as a hospitable place for living is an ideal town to study and have fun and Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management is a perfect school for everyone who likes taking up new challenges.