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: Literary Studies
Philological studies Culture of Russia and Neighbouring Nations is an offer to those who want to learn Russian from its basics but also to those who already know Russian. During classes students will learn both the history and contemporaneity of the Russian language area (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic states, Caucasus, Central Asia) – mutual relations between countries of the Russian language area, political and social issues in these countries as well as culture texts. Students will be offered to travel East with lecturers. This programme offers as well:
- classes in culture and policy of contemporary Russia, Russian philosophy, cinema, theatre, arts, media etc.
- learning Russian from its basics to the level C2 (nearly native speaker), including Russian for business
- learning an additional language: Belarusian or Ukrainian
- possibility to get to know representatives of culture and science from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and other countries who come to the Institute (Eastern Meetings)
Information regarding Faculty
Although it appeared in the structure of the university in 1951, the Faculty of Philology offers study programmes (fields of research) which have existed for a long time and tradition of which dates back by even five centuries. The Faculty offers over 20 philologies but teaches as many as 50 languages! It was granted the A category by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, study programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy”, and talented students join the prestigious Diamond Grant program winners.
Studies at the Faculty of Philology have enjoyed unflagging popularity for years, allowing graduates to work, among others, as a translator, editor in publishing houses, teacher in schools, journalist, or employee of diplomatic or special services. Internships and paid internships offered by companies cooperating with the Faculty together with vocational courses and certified training, available to all interested students, can help in smooth entry to the labour market. Studies at the Faculty of Philology also include classes in small groups and the opportunity to work in more than 20 students’ academic associations.
The Faculty consists of 8 institutes, this study programme is conducted by the Institute of East Slavonic Studies, which is located at Ingardena 3 Street, close to the Historic Centre of Kraków, the Jagiellonian Library and Błonia Park. The library of the Faculty of Philology ensures access to national and worldwide sources of information – it is a modern information centre concerning foreign philologies, history of literature, linguistics, methods of teaching, history, culture, art and translation studies.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- Category A granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
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 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.
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. Information on exchange programmes for students of the Institute of East Slavonic Studies is available on the Institute's website.
More than just studies
From our lecturers
Dr Michał Milczarek, the Institute of East Slavonic Studies
– Why is it worth studying at the university?
– For the university in the area of knowledge, studying as well as world fascination. This is the area in a sense excluded from the everyday rush and therefore enabling a reflection on its sense. This is the place of acquiring knowledge, instruments for work, cultural capital as well as meeting great people.
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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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Philological studies Culture of Russia and Neighbouring Nations provide students with extended knowledge as regards Russian literature and culture, as well as basic knowledge of Belarusian and Ukrainian literature and culture. The linguistic curriculum provides for, apart from leading Russian language, learning the specialist language – business language as well as classes in another East-Slavonic language – Belarusian or Ukrainian (according to student’s choice). Graduates of the programme are experts in cultural, historical, social and religious issues concerning the region. Due to their education, they can be employed both in the private sector (large corporations, companies) and state or European institutions, international organisations and educational units.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes, f.e. Russian Language and Literature
- Post diploma programmes
University in close-up
- Nature Education Centre
- Confucius Institute
- Jagiellonian Library
- Museum of the Department of Anatomy
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 offered by the Institute of East Slavonic Studies, a unit of the Faculty of Philology. The Institute is located close to the Historic Centre of Kraków, the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park and Błonia Park. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:
ul. Ingardena 3
30-060 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 35
Other programmes that may interest you
- Russian in Specialized Translation (Faculty of Philology) – programme in Polish
- Russian Language and Culture (Faculty of Philology) – programme in Polish
- Russian Philology (Faculty of Philology) – programme in Polish
- Ukrainian for business and tourism (with Russian) (Faculty of Philology) – programme in Polish