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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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Faculty of Medicine

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: practical

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

main discipline: Health Sciences

Programme description

Currently, there is a significant increase in public awareness of lifestyle, especially in terms of diet, as an element of lifestyle that may contribute to maintaining total health and may be a risk factor for many ailments and diseases. The Dietetics programme is a response to the above changes! What will you learn? How to plan nutrition in healthy people, you will learn about diet therapy and nutritional treatment and plan and conduct nutritional education. Much emphasis has been placed on the practical aspects of student learning, which is possible by conducting laboratory classes, in the kitchen, in sick rooms, in hospital clinics and pediatric wards, in dietary offices, mass catering facilities, nurseries, and kindergartens. Most lecturers conduct scientific research independently and thus can transfer knowledge based on the latest research results, including their study. For these reasons, the Dietetics programme is unique at the Jagiellonian University and outside of it.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine is a thriving, modern, and most significant unit of the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Medicum, boasting excellent research and teaching staff. The high level of education at the faculty has been confirmed by awarding the scientific category A in the classification of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the prestigious status of the National Scientific Leading Center KNOW in a scientific consortium with the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków. The oldest medical Faculty of the Jagiellonian University offers three fields of study: medicine, medicine and dentistry, and dietetics, for many years, these fields of studies conducted at the faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy” and talented students win the prestigious Diamond Grant program. The Faculty also provides education within the Medical School for Foreigners of the Faculty of Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, which offers two medical study programmes in which teaching is conducted only in English.

Centuries of tradition, experience and responsibility in learning about knowledge and undergraduate and postgraduate education help the Faculty meet the challenges of 21st-century medicine. The research conducted at the Faculty of Medicine is of a high standard, as evidenced by its results in international journals. Units of the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Medicum have actively participated in the Framework Programs of the European Union from the very beginning.

Classes of the Dietetics take place in the building at ul. Anny 12 in very centre of Kraków. The practical courses (and laboratory) are conducted at the University Hospital in Kraków, University Children's Hospital in Kraków, and units cooperating with the Faculty.

👉  About Jagiellonian University Medical College

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • The Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the 'Perspektywy' Education Foundation:
    • 1st place in 2019-2021
    • 2nd place in 2022
    • 3rd place in 2023
  • Scientific category B+ in the main discipline of Health Sciences awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science
  • The Crystal Brussels Award for the Faculty of Medicine in the category of the best research units in Poland during 2nd European Economic Congress

Curriculum overview

In the programme curriculum, you may find information about the subjects you will attend while studying this programme. The programme indicates which subjects are scheduled for each semester of the studies, which are mandatory, which belong to the group of elective subjects (so-called optional subjects), which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each subject in such a programme curriculum has its syllabus, which is a description of what students learn within the scope of that subject.

Student matters

Division for Education and Academic Careers
ul. Św. Anny 12, room 36; 31-008 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 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.

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

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 to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: and

Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK):

Transfer from other university or study programme

Transfer from another university, including a foreign one, or change of study programme within the University is possible with the dean's consent after completing the first year of studies and fulfilling additional requirements established by the Faculty Council. For inquiries regarding transfer, please contact the unit responsible for the specific study programme directly.

See also

Division for Education and Academic Careers
ul. Św. Anny 12, room 36; 31-008 Kraków, Poland


Graduates of the Dietetics programme are prepared to promote a healthy lifestyle, with the ability to expand their knowledge independently and critical analysis of problems and abnormal patient behaviour. Students will participate in multidisciplinary teams dealing with treatment issues and preventing diseases caused by improper diet.

Through research methodology, students will be prepared to conduct independent research with the most incredible possible accuracy and make a critical assessment of a study conducted by other researchers, assessing the possibility of transferring scientific achievements to their professional practice.

Due to the increase of chronic diseases, including diet-related conditions, there is a need for well-educated clinical nutritionists. Thanks to implementing the education programme based on the clinical experience of teachers, graduates, and dietetics, graduates will also be partners of doctors in treating patients and supporting this treatment with proper nutrition.

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 take part in the cycle of meetings "University Closer to You – visits to the Jagiellonian University". The aim of the meetings during the tours is to familiarize students with the history of our University through a rich educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current programme of the event is available on the organizer's website – the Centre for Communications and Marketing of the Jagiellonian University.

The Jagiellonian Library offers tours of both the old and new parts of the building. The tour programme includes presentations on the history of the Library and the building itself, as well as a visit to the Department of Depositories. The offer of the Collegium Maius includes lessons on "The Trail of Science" and "The Trail of History and Art," as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to explore the educational offer of the Botanical Garden, the Nature Education Centre, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of Anatomy.


The study programme is conducted at the Faculty of Medicine, which is located in the historic centre of Kraków. For more information, please contact:

ul. św. Anny 12
31-008 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 422 54 44