Jagiellonian University (Krakow)


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Semester I: 1st week of October – 2nd week of February
Semester II: 4th week of February – last week of June

Orientation generally commences the last week of September for Semester I and the 3rd week of February for Semester II.

Exams take place early February for Semester I and late June for Semester II.

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Areas of study open to exchange students

Geoscience (1 place), Humanities (1), Social Sciences (1), Law (1), Physics (1), and Computer science (1)

Language of instruction

Courses are taught in English and Polish.

Housing assistance

Incoming students can stay at one of four JU well located student dorms (monthly cost for one person in a double room is ca. 100 EUR). Please bear in mind that the selection of the dorm is made by the JU International Students Office. Information about housing

Estimated living costs per month

Between 304 – 772 EUR per month depending on type of housing and lifestyle.

More detailed information on page 41


Normal study load per term in credits: 30 ECTS
in courses: 3 – 10 (regular courses are worth 6 ECTS)

Grading system: 2 (fail) - 5 (excellent)
Minimum pass: 3

Number of places available

6 places per year. 



Selection was not necessary in the past year.


Language requirements for the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science. All bachelor courses are conducted in Polish so for studies at the BA level Polish B1 is necessary
Master courses in English are available, required level is B2 or Polish (level B1 required).

A graduation ceremony in a very large lecture room at the University of Krakow.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia & Latin America

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona

Europe & Middle East

Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.