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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Jagiellonian University was founded in 1363 which makes it the oldest university in Europe and the second oldest in Central Europe.

What are the admissions criteria?

Non-EU international students are not able to apply before they have officially received their high school diploma. However, this does not rule out fall admission.  There are different application periods that lead right up to when the program starts. The third application period is from April 22nd-June 23rd, with decisions announced on July 11th.  Accepted students would have to be prepared to immediately start the visa process, but it is doable.  The application is completed online, during which applicants also schedule an interview, which can be done through Skype. Applicants also need to include a photocopy of their passport. For medicine and dentistry programs: Applicants are required to complete an entrance exam which is held annually in May.  The exam is offered in the US (Chicago), Norway, and Poland. The 100-question test assesses knowledge of chemistry and biology.  Applicants must have taken biology and chemistry in high school and must submit a nostrified copy of their diploma and transcripts.

What is student life like?

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. The University Sports Association is the biggest sports association in Poland, nationwide. It was first established at the Jagiellonian University, and it has been active ever since, for more than 100 years now. As a JU student, you may enroll in one of 40 sections (including football, basketball, volleyball, rowing, horseback, track and field, skiing, and many more) and become part of the JU representation at the national and European competitions. There are two student organizations at the Center for International Studies and Development that students can join.

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Housing options.

The International Student Office helps arrange student housing for international students. The rooms are shared (double to quadruples) with a shared kitchen and bath. They are quite basic, but cheap, at around 90 euros a month.  Private housing in town can also be found for reasonable rates at about 125-240 euros per month.

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