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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.

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Classical Studies

Faculty of Philology

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

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: Literary Studies

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Literary Studies

Programme description

Studies in antiquity have been conducted at the Jagiellonian University since the beginning of the 15th century. The study programme Classical Studies is focused on languages, pieces of literature and cultures of the ancient Greece and Rome, which constitute the foundation of the European cultural identity. The programme is dedicated to persons with linguistic and humanistic interests. Students will learn Latin and Greek, literature, culture and political history of ancient Greece and Rome as well as the basics of palaeography, literary studies, linguistics and history of philosophy. Thank’s to their knowledge and skills as regards the above-mentioned languages as well as erudition and humanistic culture graduates of Classical Studies are specialists who can be employed in the sphere of culture, education and other social and economic spheres.

Information regarding Faculty

Although it appeared in the structure of the Jagiellonian University in 1951, the Faculty of Philology offers programmes (fields of research) that have existed for a long time and which tradition goes back one, two, or even five centuries. The Faculty offers over 20 philologies but teaches as many as 50 languages! It has the A scientific category awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in the Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation, talented Faculty students join the group of winners of the prestigious Diamond Grant programme.

Studies at the Faculty of Philology have enjoyed enduring popularity for years, allowing graduates to work, among others, as translators, editors in publishing houses, teachers in schools, journalists, or employees of diplomatic or special services. Internships and paid internships offered by companies cooperating with the Faculty and vocational courses and certified training, available to all interested students, can help smooth entry into the labour market. Studies at the Faculty of Philology also include classes in small groups and the opportunity to work in more than 20 research clubs.

The Faculty consists of 8 units. The study programme is offered by the Institute of Classical Philology, which is a part of the Faculty of Philology. The Institute is located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus, in the Kraków district of Ruczaj.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Category A granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Curriculum overview

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.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

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 operate 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 more than 20 student associations at the Faculty of Philology, f.e. Students of Classical Studies Academic Circle.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST.

More than just studies

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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): 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: and

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):

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.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


Knowledge and abilities acquired during the study programme as regards classical languages and modern Greek together with erudition and humanistic culture enable graduated of the Classical Studies undertake employment in cultural and educational institutions (publishing houses, libraries, archives, media, schools – upon obtaining required qualifications) as well as companies and entities operating in the sphere of tourism, media and social and economic cooperation with the Mediterranean Basic countries. They can be also employed in entities related to the tourist branch focused on travels to regions culturally connected to to the Grrek and Roman civilisation (Greece, Italy, Balkan countries, Turkey, countires of the Northern Africa and others). The programme also prepares to act as translator for, depending on the selected specialisation module, classical languages or modern Greek.

Further education possibilities

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

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.

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 Institute of Classical Philology, a unit of the Faculty of Philology. The Institute is located in the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, so-called the Third Campus, in Kraków’s district – Ruczaj. For more information, please contact:

ul. Łojasiewicza 6
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 79 08