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Study Master's Degrees in Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Kraków at a glance

Kraków, Poland, is an incredible and amazing destination to study abroad. A large number of international students coming from Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, The Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, France and Italy come to study here. The local universities are among the most prestigious in Poland and have successful collaborations with leading Polish scientific institutions and academic centres from all over the world. Many of these universities have been honoured with distinctions and awards in various science fields. Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland, placed on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region. Kraków is an important centre of Polish academic, cultural, economic and artistic life.


Studying in Kraków

Within the Kraków universities, you can apply for over 100 study programmes, available for Bachelor degrees, Master degrees, PhDs, Masters of Science, MBAs and short courses.

In the local universities you have the option to study in Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, German, or English. Regardless of the language you choose to study in, you must prove a good command of the certain language; for English, the accepted certificates are: Cambridge, IELTS and TOEFL. If you wish to follow your studies in Polish, documents confirming your knowledge of Polish are: certificates issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language, or obtained at the School of Polish Language and Culture, or at the Centre for Polish Language and Culture in the World.

Specialisations in Kraków universities include: management, international relations, dentistry, politics, medicine, law, physics, astronomy, computer science, management and architecture, as well as popular programmes like Master of Science in international finance and accounting, or PhD in finance.

Most of the university short courses you can apply to focus on languages, like Polish, German and English.


Career opportunities in Kraków

Kraków has a flourishing and prosperous economy, having as major industries: tourism, education, technology, finance, manufacturing (steel, pharmaceuticals and tobacco).

Multinational companies with local offices include: Google, IBM, Royal Dutch Shell, Motorola, Delphi, MAN SE, General Electric, Aon Hewitt, Hitachi, Philip Morris, Capgemini.

Local Polish companies with offices in Kraków include: ComArch, AGH, Software Mind, Sointeractive, Ganymede, Alior Bank.

International students will find a plethora of internship opportunities available in local companies, in any field they can imagine.


Kraków city life

Kraków was declared one of Europe's most beautiful cities, with a beautiful and mix of architectural styles from Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque that form the city’s large historical heritage. You will have plenty of nice places to see and discover in Kraków and take note the fact that most museums in Krakow offer one day of free entrance a week; so check details on the museum you wish to visit and find out when it’s free.

Some of the major landmarks in Kraków are:

  • The Wawel Cathedral and the Wawel Castle
  • The Royal Castle
  • The Old Town, Kazimierz
  • St. Florian's Church
  • The Palace of Art
  • The Sukiennice Cloth Hall
  • The National Museum

Explore the historic centre, bisected by the Royal Road, the coronation route traversed by the Kings of Poland. Wander through parks like the Planty Park, Botanical Garden, or Park Krakowski.

Enjoy a classical concert or simply visit Opera Krakowska, an attraction in itself.

Don’t miss taking a cruise down the Vistula River and trying out local specialities like oscypek – cheese from Tatra Mountains, or 'kroketka’.

Kraków hosts many annual artistic events: the Cracow Screen Festival (popular music), the Festival of Polish Music (classical music), the Kraków Film Festival and more. Kraków is full of cozy cafés, but you can also choose from numerous bars and clubs.

Outside Kraków, you can visit Auschwitz-Birkenau a former German Nazi camp, around half an hour away from Krakow.

International atmosphere in Kraków

The international atmosphere in Kraków is nurtured by the large number of international students and also, by the foreign born population, mostly Ukrainian, German, Russian, Slovaks and Armenian residents.

In terms of international business, since Kraków is one of Poland's most important economic hubs, the city is the second in Poland (after Warsaw) most often visited by foreigners and entrepreneurs.

Weather Kraków

Kraków has four seasons, with a significant temperature differences between them. The average temperatures in summer range from 18 to 20 °C (64 to 67 °F), sometimes exceeding 25 °C (77 °F), and in winter temperatures range from -2 to 0 °C (28 to 31 °F) during the day.

Universities in Kraków

The programmes from EIT InnoEnergy Master School are taught at 14 universities and three top-ranked business schools across Europe. All offer academic rigour and all have plenty of experience in supporting an international student body. Find out more about them, their facilities, teaching, specialisations, locations, accommodation, and student support services here.

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Eight European Universities collaborate to deliver the European Master in Public Health+, an innovative, integrated 2-year Master course (120 ECTS) for students wishing to engage in a public health career.

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The main objective of the University of Agriculture in Krakow as the institution of higher education is educating experts who would find employment in the widely understood food and forest economies and specialists in environmental protection. 

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The biggest advantages of Cracow University of Technology (CUT) are: almost 80-year-old tradition of educating engineers, modernity and openness to change as well as hard work on the improvement of the Polish scientific and technical thought. Thanks to them CUT won a strong position and well established brand.

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