I would like to learn more about the programme I chose: see the list of courses, research opportunities, ask more questions about studies.
For more detailed information about a programme you are interested in, best contact the student office responsible for the programme in question. You may find contact information on its website (please see the programme page for links).
They will also assist you with course registration or any other issues you need resolved during your future studies.
I am looking for more information about admissions.
To see detailed information about admission criteria, required documents, or fees, visit the Online Application System website at www.erk.uj.edu.pl. Complete application guides for all types of programmes are available at www.rekrutacja.uj.edu.pl. The Admissions Office maintains these websites and assists in all matters regarding admissions.
I am considering participating in an exchange programme and coming to the JU.
There are numerous exchange opportunities for students already enrolled in another institution who would like to choose JU as their study abroad destination. Erasmus+ programme is very popular with our visiting students (we are, in fact, top destination for Erasmus+ students in Poland), but there may also be other options available, depending on the course and on your original institution. To learn more, please contact International Students Office.
I would like to know more about learning Polish while in Kraków.
You can take up a Polish language course here, at the Jagiellonian University, in our own School of Polish Language and Culture. There is a number of different options available: courses of various scope, length, or intensity.
How about other languages?
During your time at the JU, you may be obliged to take up a language course as it is a mandatory component of many degree programmes. Even if it isn’t required—or if you are simply interested in learning more languages than your programme offers—you can see the Jagiellonian Language Centre website for information about available languages and thematic courses.
I have a disability and I would like to learn about support services available at the JU.
Disability Support Service is a JU unit offering various services intended for persons with disabilities: they may assist with adjusting form of exams to your needs, adapting educational materials, or providing training in assistive technologies. Their services and procedures for application are all described on their website.
I am looking for career guidance.
To explore your career options—internship or junior position offers, trainings, graduate student placement, or advice on working abroad—please visit the website of the JU Careers Service. If you need help in composing your job application or polishing up you CV, they are there to help. As you become a JU Alumnus, they will periodically ask you about how you’re doing in your professional life and be your anchor at your Alma Mater.
Outside the JU
Here’s a list of governmental offices and institutions you may need to get to know if you would like to come to Poland to study:
Scholarships, international exchanges
Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej – NAWA)
Registration of stay, work permit
Office for Foreigners (Urząd do Spraw Cudzoziemców – UDSC)
Małopolska Provincial Office, Department of Nationals’ and Foreigners’ Affairs (Małopolski Urząd Wojewódzki, Wydział Spraw Obywatelskich i Cudzoziemców)
City registration of place of residence
Kraków Municipality Office (Urząd Miasta Krakowa)
Vital Records Office (Referat Ewidencji Ludności) appropriate for the district of Kraków
www.bip.krakow.pl (please note that the website is in Polish)
National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia – NFZ)
www.nfz-krakow.pl (please note that the website is in Polish)