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Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Uniwersytet Jagielloński

  address: Department of Admissions
ul. Gołębia 24
31-007 Kraków, Poland
phone: +48 12 663 14 01
+48 12 663 14 08

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. During several hundred years of academic activity the University has produced many outstanding graduates, whose discoveries, achievements and actions have been permanently etched in the annals of history of Poland and the world.

Famous University students:

  • Karol Wojtyła – pope John Paul II;
  • Nicolaus Copernicus – astronomer;
  • Wisława Szymborska – poet and Nobel laureate;
  • Norman Davies – historian;
  • Jerzy Stuhr – actor

and many other famous figures from the world of science, academia, art, and politics;

At present, with almost 45 000 students enrolled, almost 4000 academic teachers (nearly 700 distinguished professors), the JU offers professionally focused courses in over 150 areas of the most notable academic disciplines. JU constantly improves and expands its infrastructure to create an ever better environment for scholarly research, teaching and learning. For the past few years, the JU has consistently occupied top positions in various rankings of the best universities in Poland. Due to the Jagiellonian University’s outstanding level of teaching and prestige on the international stage, studying here as a degree or exchange student is an unforgettable personal experience as well as a life-time academic and professional investment.

Today, the JU is recognised for:

  • Offering students a wide range of opportunities to develop academically, intellectually, and professionally;
  • A wide range of specialisations related to the issues regarding European integration;
  • A long standing commitment to the spread of knowledge in the most professional manner;
  • High-quality and internationally renowned research;
  • Dynamically developing teaching and research centres;
  • A wide range of innovative study and research options that seek to foster the aspirations for analysis, critical discourse, and dialogue to promote the highest intellectual standards.

School of Polish Language and Culture – the oldest and one of the most prestigious providers of Polish language and culture education in Poland.

The School's academic offer includes:

  • summer courses in July and August (Summer School);
  • summer Polish language and culture camp for young learners aged 13-17;
  • intensive two-week courses;
  • one-year and one-semester courses;
  • summer preparatory course for candidates for studies in Poland;
  • online courses;

Erasmus+ and other exchange programmes

The International Students Office supports many different exchange programmes. Not only Erasmus+, but also CEEPUS scholarships, grants for international students based on intergovernmental agreements, and others. For detailed information please visit the website:

Facts & figures

  • Founded in 1364
  • 4 000 academic staff
  • almost 45 000 students
  • over 3 000 foreign students


Department of Admissions:
ul. Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
phone: +48 12 663 14 01, +48 12 663 14 08,