Jagiellonian University in Krakow

The Jagiellonian University in Kraków

According to the latest national and international rankings, the Jagiellonian University is ranked in first place among Polish institutions of higher education. Its enviable location in Krakow – a city known worldwide for being one of the best places to study and live, provides an unbeatable and unmistakable atmosphere. Above all, what Krakow and the Jagiellonian offer is a vast range of opportunities for learning, developing your career and enjoying leisure time in the company of students from all over the world.

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The School of International Studies of the Jagiellonian University

SIS is one of the youngest and fastest developing schools at the Jagiellonian University – a renowned institution of higher education with a rich history dating back to 1364. Our school, internationally recognized for the quality of its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, offers eighteen degree programmes and a large number of mobility patterns under Socrates/Erasmus or joint degree programmes. This constitutes the richest offer in the field of international, political and regional studies in Poland. Here, we present ten selected programmes, all taught entirely in English.

Why study with us?

  • Our friendly and well-qualified staff: WE specialize in all of the areas of international studies
  • Studies at SIS will SHOW YOU not only a theory but also HOW TO apply it in your career
  • We UNDERSTAND the value of research in teaching
  • And would love to explore THE WORLD of international affairs with you!



  • Poland's cultural capital – galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert venues, international events and festivals
  • UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town, the most beautiful Market Square in Europe
  • 24 universities, over 200,000 students, of whom 50,000 study at the Jagiellonian University
  • One of the most fashionable hotspots in Central and Eastern Europe for young people from around the globe
  • Competitive costs of living
  • Thousands of cafés, bars, bistros, international and traditional restaurants offering great cuisine

A discount card for international students

For the first time international students at the Jagiellonian University have received a "Study in Krakow" programme discount card that gives them access to a wide range of discounts in Krakow theaters, clubs, galleries, museums and services.
The free-of-charge card looks like a credit card and will be given to international students of all Krakow universities taking part in the "Study in Krakow" programme. Polish students who act as guides for their foreign colleagues will also receive a card. 20 companies and institutions have declared participation in the programme so far and organizers plan to expand the offer in the future. Full list of programme partners and details about the card itself can be found on the programme website.
The "Study in Krakow" programme begun in 2008 and its aim is to encourage foreigners to apply for the Krakow universities. The organizers are the city of Krakow and nine universities.