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All information available on this website is related to admission for international students. Information related to Polish citizens is available on the website (in Polish only).

All foreigners undertake first-cycle, second-cycle, and long-cycle studies on a fee basis. Upon enrollment, everyone signs a Statement of knowledge and acceptance of payment conditions for studies, and the rules on fees applicable at the Jagiellonian University are described in the Resolution of the Senate.

Below you will find information on fees and rules for taking up studies free of charge.

To confirm each registration for studies, you have to pay the application fee.

The application fee amount is 100 PLN.Applications without payment or with payment after the deadline are not consider

The fee is paid on the same bank account number for each application. If you have signed up for more than one programme, you can set proprieties of the payment by determining the order in the tab “Payments” in the IRK System account.

Application fee may only be paid by a bank transfer or "Przelewy24" (fast payments - you can use a credit card). We do not accept checks, and you cannot pay by money order (ex. Western Union), or cash directly at our Admission Office.

Bank transfer details

Application fee should be paid to a bank account available in your IRK system account once you register for a programme (look for it in the tab “payments” in “My account” section). This is a bank account dedicated only to PLN, if you are going to pay in a different currency, please remember that the payment has to be converted into Polish zloty.

Transfer details:
Jagiellonian University
Golebia 24 st.
IBAN: PL +account number available in your IRK account in the "Payments" tab.

Application fee deadline

Your application fee transfer has to reach the university by the “paying application fee” deadline as determined in the admission schedule for the programme where you’re applying. If you fail to pay the fee within this deadline, your application will not be considered.

Refund of the application fee

All kinds of refunds of overpayments from application fees will be made after the entire admission process has been completed at the Jagiellonian University (usually it is mid-November).

Application fee is not refundable. Refund of the application fee (or only part) appertains only in case of:

  • overpayment, i.e. sum of money exceeding the amount of the required application fee, while all handling costs related to the return or re-booking of these funds are sustained by the candidate
  • not opening the study program,
  • revoking of application, however, revoking must ensue no later than the time specified as "Registration and application fee payment",
  • • payment of the fee after the date specified as "paying application fee", which equals an unconfirmed registration due to late payment.


  • The bank account number generated for the registration is only used for paying the application fee, and it’s dedicated to a particular IRK account. It cannot be used for making any other payments (it is not the account for student ID fee, tuition, friends' application fees etc.) Bank account number to which the tuition fee should be paid will be generated for you upon enrolment. It differs from the bank account number for application fee payment.
  • All and any handling charges related to the transfer, refunds, and reclassification of funds are candidate's responsibility.

Resolution no. 17/III/2019 of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University of 27th March 2019 on rules for charging fees and exempting from fees for educational services at first-cycle, second-cycle and long-cycle Magister degree study programmes at the Jagiellonian University

International candidates applying for programmes in foreign languages pay tuition for all programmes. Depending on a programme, tuition varies between 15 000 PLN (for Environmental Protection and Management) and 15 500 EUR (for MD program in English) for the first year of studies.

The amount of tuition fee can be found in the card of programme at IRK system or in the JU Rector's Regulation for the 2024/25 academic year. The English version of tat Regulation for programmes in English can be found here.

Tuition is paid in the amount of one semester. Candidates admitted to the first year must pay the first installment no later than within 7 days from enrollment.

In exceptional cases, such as a difficult financial situation, high academic results, or participation in international exchange programs, student can apply for a reduction or exemption from tuition fee. Still, that procedure is not available for the first year of study.

Detailed information about tuition fees is available in IRK System study catalogue at, in study cards, tab "About the programme".

NAWA scholarship holders

A foreigner may be entitled to a fee waiver in case of obtaining one of the scholarships offered by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) scholarship holders are exempted from fees for studies based on the rules described in the decision of a Minister or the Director of NAWA.

Notice: in case of failure to obtain a NAWA scholarship and not having other rights to a fee waiver, you are going to be obliged to pay the fees for your studies!

All candidates without Polish citizenship who apply for studies at the Jagiellonian University take part in the admission according to the same rules, as foreigners, regardless of the way of financing the studies. Notice! Neither the POLE’S CARD nor residence card constitutes confirmation of Polish citizenship! Foreigners must pay tuition fees (so-called “czesne”), excluding situations referred to below.

The amount of a tuition fee depends on the field of studies and may be checked in the card of studies on the Online Application System (IRK) in the “About studies” section an in the order of JU Rector.

A list of foreigners not being charged for a full-time programmes in Polish:

  • citizens of the EU, Swiss Confederation, Norway or Iceland (member states of the European Free Trade Association – EFTA – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and their family members living on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
  • valid Pole’s Card holders or persons holding a decision (not an opinion) about being confirmed as a person of Polish descent.
  • persons who were granted a permanent residence permit);
  • holders of a residence permit for a long-term EU resident (Art. 186 section 1 point 3 of the Act on Foreigners – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit);
  • Persons who were granted a temporary residence permit for family reunification (Art. 159 section 1 of the Act on Foreigners – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit);
  • persons with refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland or persons who benefit from temporary or subsidiary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland (holders of residence cards with refugee status or other decision regarding granting of the card);
  • holders of a Polish as a foreign language certificate on a C1 level. only certificates issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language (page only in Polish) are valid;
  • a spouse, a child or parent in the ascending or descending line of the citizen of the Republic of Poland living on the territory of Poland;
  • persons who were granted a temporary residence permit for scientific research (Art. 151 section 1 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013 – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit);
  • persons who were granted a temporary residence permit for long-term researcher’s mobility (Art. 151b section 1 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013 – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit);
  • persons who stay in the Republic of Poland due to a short-term researcher’s mobility referred to in the Art. 156b section 1 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013 – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit;
  • holders of a national visa for scientific research or development work;
  • citizens of Ukraine who have crossed the Polish–Ukrainian border after 24th Feb 2022 and are covered by temporary protection (Article 2(6) of the Act on assistance to citizens of Ukraine in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of that country of 12th March 2022) until 30th June 2024.
  • Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland referred to in the Art. 10(1)(b) or (d) of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (EU Journal of Laws L 29, of 31.01.2020, p 7, as amended 4) and their family members living on the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Notice: the aforementioned persons are not exempted from the fees for making up classes and classes not included in a study programme. Additionally, foreigners mentioned in point 1 are not entitled to receive a social scholarship.

If you have a document that entitles you to a fee waiver for a full-time programme in Polish, remember to check the option “I have a right to study in Polish free of charge” during admission. Otherwise, a fee for studies may be charged.

If you are going to receive a document entitling you to a fee waiver on a programme conducting in Polish after the beginning of your studies, you may apply for a change of the financing of your studies. In this regard contact Welcome Centre (

A change of the form of financing of studies starting from the date of receipt of this application by the Welcome Centre.

The form of application for a chance of a form of financing studies can find here and should be sent by post or brought at:

Centre of Accademic Support - Welcome Centre

Ingardena 6 (entrance from Oleandry 2a, first floor)

30-060 Kraków

At the time of enrollment, all candidates are required to sign a statement that they have read and accept the terms and conditions of payment for studies at the Jagiellonian University. This applies to all studies, including full-time studies in Polish, as the statement also applies to fees other than tuition, such as, for example, the fee for repeating a year.

We reccomend to familiarize yourself with the statement here in advance to save time when entering.

Citizens of Ukraine who arrived in Poland after February 24th, 2022, and are under temporary protection (UKR status) may undertake full-time studies conducted in the Polish language without paying tuition fees until June 30th, 2024. After this date, if the entitlement is not extended, they are required to pay fees unless they have one of the documents listed above in the section "Tuition fee - programmes in Polish"

Part-time studies and programmes in English are payable to all students.