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Jagiellonian University

Jagiellonian University

The Centre for International Studies and Development is the ideal space to develop your research and interests in the field of international relations, security and global development issues, thanks to the qualified international and interdisciplinary academic staff, the expertise of its experts and, above all, because of the rich student community. 

Top reasons to study here

  • The Jagiellonian University is the oldest and the best higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe.
  • Kraków has been known as a leading academic centre in Poland since 14th century.
  • The Jagiellonian University trains highly qualified specialists in all kinds of scientific fields.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event.


The Jagiellonian University comprises 16 Faculties, where nearly 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to almost 40 thousand students, within the framework of more than 150 different fields of study. Eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the JU one of the leading Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the world. The Jagiellonian University is also home to numerous student research societies, where young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people who share their passion.




Being part of the Centre for Academic Support, the Careers Service a place where students and graduates of the Jagiellonian University have the opportunity to find out the latest information about the job market. We offer support in learning about effective methods of job seeking, career planning, drafting application documents, as well as positive presentation at an interview. 

Our basic activities include:

  • providing individual consultancy and coaching services,
  • providing and organizing trainings and workshops,
  • organizing job fairs,
  • conducting labour market research and monitoring the careers of our graduates.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Student Affairs Office is responsible specifically for the following:

  • health insurance for students and doctoral students over 26 years old
  • settlement of student organisations’ and research societies’ projects
  • support for the office of the board of JU Student Government
  • support for the office of the PhD Student Association
  • students’ disciplinary cases
  • doctoral students’ disciplinary cases
  • occupational medicine

Housing services

Krakow is a wonderful place to study and housing is generally more affordable than in the United States or Western Europe. Student housing is generally inexpensive. A month's rent for a flat, including utility fees (electricity, gas, water etc.) will generally come to anywhere between U.S. $150 (110 euro) to $500 (380 euro) and for a room at a JU hall of residence you will pay around 360 PLN (about $100) a month. Please note that the tuition fee paid to the Jagiellonian University does not cover accommodation or board.

Library services

Since 1940, the Jagiellonian Library, one of the largest libraries in Poland, is located on ul. Mickiewicza. It is part of the 2nd university campus, which somprises such places as the Collegium Paderevianum complex and Auditorium Maximum, a teaching and conference facility. 

ICT services

The eduroam system of the Jagiellonian University allows students and employees of the Jagiellonian University to gain free access to the Internet.

It can be used at other universities (in Poland and abroad) participating in the eduroam project, as well as at the Jagiellonian University.

Medical services

In cases of illness, students may go to the Scanmed Health Centre, where they may consult general practitioners and specialists. When making an appointment with a doctor, it is necessary to present your PESEL identification number.  

Student Life

Campus life

Kraków's location is unique for several reasons. In addition to having all the benefits of a large city, including very well developed public transportation, easy access to hostels and student dormitories, and numerous shopping malls and restaurants, Kraków is also very close to the Tatra Mountains (with many ski resorts and trekking routes near Zakopane), beautiful national parks—Pieniny and Ojców, and Dunajec River Gorge, which offers some interesting rafting opportunities. 

Sports facilities


Student clubs

  • Student Government Council
  • Student Scientific Society
  • International Federation of Medical Students' Associations - IFMSA
  • Academic Sport Association
  • Polish Pharmaceutical Students’ Association JU MC
  • Polish Association of Dental Students
  • Students Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists JU MC



Student Reviews

Tash Cass rated 5 out of 5 stars

There were so many options I did not know which one to pick but luckily Jagiellonian University caught my eye as it was an interview instead of just using grades and I was able to sell myself. Learning online has been a great experience as there isn't as much pressure to be in class and the professors are understanding if anyone has network issues.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The experience at the university has been positive in most of the ways, most of the professors show domain on the subject and they can transfer that to the student, the materials are given or of easy access and the university is modern in aspects like the physical infrastructure. A not very pleasant aspect has been the qualification method seems very traditional, in order...

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My university is among top univeristies in my country. My department - law and administration department of Jagiellonian University tends to be on the first place in national and international rankings. The level of the quality of lectures, communication with university workers and infrastructure of the university buildings in my opinion equals to the other best european...

Kraków, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

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