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: Linguistics
The programme Carpathian Region: Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies is unique in the whole country first-cycle study programme focused on the language and culture of the geopolitically important European region, i.e. Carpathians which cover the territory of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia and Romania. Students will learn two foreign languages at the same time – Slovakian and Ukrainian, they will also have the possibility to learn the basics of another foreign language, Romanian or Lemko – depending on student’s choice. What’s more, students will learn about the social, cultural and religious specificity of the Carpathian region, common elements of Carpathian cultures as well as their discrepancies. They will also learn about the issue of national, ethnic and religious minorities. Field study conducted in Poland as well as outside the country is an obligatory element of the study programme.
The programme is delivered jointly by the Institute of Eastern Slavonic Studies and Institute of Slavonic Studies, Institute of Religious Studies and Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology.
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, Carpathian Region: Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies 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, f.e. Society of Ukrainian Studies.
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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Graduates of the programme Carpathian Region: Ethnolinguistics and Cultural Studies specialists in linguistic, cultural and intercultural communication in the Carpathian region, who speak at least two regional languages, know the specificity of the region as a whole, are experienced in contact and dialogue with local societies and cultures, have the ability to acquire qualitative data in this area as well as analyse it taking into consideration an adequate social and cultural specificity. Graduates can be employed in cultural and educational institutions, non-governmental organisations, as well as tourism and media.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes
- 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.
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 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. For more information, please contact:
ul. Ingardena 3
30-060 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 10