Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.
study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: Polish
profile: general academic
duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)
main discipline: Physical Sciences
Physics for Business is an innovative first-cycle study programme combining physics with practical skills, developed with the cooperation with companies from the industry, finance, and IT sectors, including: ABB, Nokia, Inglot, Measline, Pratt&Whitney. Studies are mainly conducted in the form of workshops, which allow the flexible transfer of knowledge and intensify the development of student's creative thinking and analytical skills. An important element of the programme is classes conducted by mentioned companies' representatives (lectures, case studies). Courses taught by JU teachers and representatives of companies and traineeships at the university or companies help gain unique professional experience in one of two paths to choose: data analysis or laboratory. Completion of optional classes for teachers allows graduates to work at schools. Also, the Physics for Business students have an opportunity to conduct their B.A. projects at an external company. The advantage of Physics for Business compared to typically IT study programmes is the students’ ability to creatively solve problems and think outside the box, which has long been appreciated by employers employing physicists.
Information regarding Faculty
The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science is one of the cutting-edge such units in Poland. It has the A+ scientific category in the rating of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and is a part of the Krakow Scientific Consortium named after Marian Smoluchowski awarded with the KNOW status (2013–2017). The faculty teaches in the scope of astronomy, astrophysics, physics, biophysics and applied computer science. It also offers interdisciplinary studies in mathematics and natural sciences and studies in the advanced materials and nanotechnology field of study. Fields of studies conducted at the faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation 'Perspektywy' and talented students win the prestigious Diamond Grant programme.
The premises of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science are located on the territory of the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The study programme provides students with an opportunity to participate in internships to confront the acquired knowledge and skills with real problems in conditions similar to those encountered by the graduates in their future employment. The internship may occur in research laboratories or at one of the Faculty’s partners from industry or business. The Faculty cooperates with many companies by conducting joint classes, research projects, and master's theses.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- Category A+ granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
- Status of the Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) between 2013 and 2017
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Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.
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Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations work at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls. There are many student associations at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, f.e. Physicists Research Group, young scientists can apply for the Frank Wilczek Prize funded by the Faculty and the Kosciuszko Foundation, or for a scholarship and tutoring as part of the SciMat project.
Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, exchange programmes within Bilateral Agreements or European university Una Europa, or participate in a domestic mobility programme called MOST.
More than just studies
- SciMat—scholarship programme
- Frank Wilczek Prize—for outstanding young researchers
- Student Government of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science
From our lecturers
Dr Witold Zawadzki, Institute of Physics
The University provides unique conditions for studying - access to modern research equipment, scholarship programmes and what is most important: people - academic teachers and scientists.
All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
- Online Application System
- International Students Office
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Admission to studies
Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl. Admissions Office is responsible for the admission process at the Jagiellonian University. In case of questions regarding admission, contact the Office directly or visit websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.
Information regarding admission to this study programme, including qualification rules, admission and tuition fee, schedule, required documents and information on final result calculation, are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl
Transfer from other university or study programme
Transfer from other university or other study programme is possible, with the consent of the dean: after finishing a first year of studies and fulfilling additional conditions described by the Faculty Council. In case of questions regarding a transfer, contact the unit in charge of study programme directly.
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Physics for Business study programme is co-created through close cooperation with hi-tech industry representatives, IT industry, and data processing companies. It provides the graduates with the unique skills required by employers. The experience gained during lectures carried out by both employees of the Jagiellonian University and representatives of companies and during student internships and B.A. projects carried out in external companies makes our students gain excellent professional experience during their studies. Completion of the optional classes for teachers allows graduates to work at schools.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes, f.e. physics
- Post diploma programmes
University in close-up
- Nature Education Centre
- Confucius Institute
- Jagiellonian Library
- Museum of the Department of Anatomy
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Offer for school
The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.
The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science offers the following events:
- laboratory classes based on simple experiments from the scope of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, and optics performed by students on their own under the supervision of experienced academics and doctoral students
- workshops in physics—for students interested in physics in the scope exceeding their school's curriculum. The programme consists of solving problems concerning physics in the form of multi-level theoretical tasks, classes in the physics workshop, and individual meetings of workshop participants with the Institute of Physics academics
- evenings with stars organized at the Astronomical Observatory—include popular science lecture, the exhibition of meteorites, a visit to the observatory domes, observation using a 35cm Maksutov telescope (if the weather is right)
- 'Women to science!' campaign; astronomy for everyone; physics high-school mock exam, and much more.
More information about the evens is available on the Faculty's website.
We invite all schools to a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.
The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.
The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, which is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:
ul. Łojasiewicza 11
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 48 90
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