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

Why should I study here?

In 1896, the Higher Trade School was set upIn 1925 the co-founder and the first director of HCT conducted the inauguration of the first academic year. In 1938 the act of 1937 came into effect, classifying HCT as an academic school and changing its name to the Trade Academy (AH).In 2007, the Academy of Economics was given the official name of Cracow University of Economics.

What are the admissions criteria?

 The admission deadline is July 31st. Applicants need to get their diploma legalized (see the country information about this) and include their transcripts with the application. All applicants must also submit a copy of their passport and applicants from non-anglophone countries or high schools must show proof of English proficiency. 

What is student life like?

The CUE campus, upgraded and expanded over the last decades, offers a range of teaching facilities as well as a modern library, sports facilities with a swimming pool, a number of cafeterias and canteens, WiFi access, and more. The University's authorities, apart from focusing on students' intellectual and psychological development, make all possible efforts to take care of their physical fitness. Students have access to the following facilities; multi-function gym, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, and sports field fitness room. The Physical Education and Sports Institute are located in the Education and Sports Hall. The PE syllabus includes such sports as basketball, athletics, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, step, aerobics, swimming, badminton, skiing, "watch your figure", fitness (bodybuilding), football, handball, kung-fu, Chennai fi, judo, sun shou. 

Scholarships & Funding

The manner of awarding scholarships for foreign students attending regular programmes at the University is regulated by Art. 43 of the Higher Education Act. Eligibility for scholarships depends on the student’s admission and the current study conditions of the student’s programme. Foreign students who attend programmes in compliance with the conditions set forth for Polish citizens are entitled to apply for social grants, special disability grants, the Rector’s best student grants, the Ministry’s achievement grants as well as emergency grants. The exception is EU, Swiss or EFTA citizens who possess sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses while attending University programmes are subject to the conditions set forth for Polish citizens, but they may apply solely for the Rector’s grants for the best students. Foreigners, holders of the valid Cards of the Pole, admitted in compliance with the conditions for Polish citizens, may apply for social grants, special grants for persons with disabilities, Rector’s and Minister’s grants as well as emergency grants. They may also attend programmes according to different principles than those for Polish citizens – as foreigners who pay a fee for tuition, as winners of Polish scholarships, pursuant to international agreements, the rector’s or minister’s decisions, without tuition payments and scholarship benefits, pursuant to inter-university agreements, etc. In such cases, eligibility for grants is individually determined by BUWiWM, a foreign party or relevant agreements.

Housing options.

The University has a limited number of places in student houses – not all the applicants will be granted accommodation. The allocation of places is subject to 5 criteria/categories: Student exchange with other Polish universities, Multilateral cooperation with overseas university students who are in financial distress as well as Polish and foreign students who attend programs in compliance with the conditions set forth for Polish citizens.

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