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, part-time programme
language of instruction: Polish
profile: general academic
duration: 6 years (12 semesters)
title: Lekarz (equivalent of Medical Doctor)
discipline: Medical Sciences
The programme of the first three years of study in Medicine includes teaching in the theoretical disciplines of medical sciences, i.e., normal anatomy, biology with embryology, histology with cytophysiology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, microbiology, immunology, genetics, path morphology, pathophysiology, pharmacology. From the fourth to the sixth year of studies, the teaching of basic clinical disciplines is conducted, i.e., pediatrics with pediatric surgery, internal diseases, surgery, orthopedics and traumatology, gynecology and obstetrics, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, psychiatry, neurology with neurosurgery, ENT, and hygiene, radiology, clinical and environmental toxicology, emergency medicine, public health, nuclear medicine, occupational medicine and occupational diseases, immunology, and clinical microbiology. During the studies, a programme of numerous optional courses is also implemented – at your choice.
As part of the implementation of the Medicine programme, students are required to complete professional internships. The programme is based on the teaching and research facilities at the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University Medical College and cooperation with external units. Thanks to them, it is possible to train students’ practical skills in various conditions and environments, preparing them for subsequent medical profession employment.
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 programs 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 Medicine 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.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- 1st place in 2019-2022 in Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the 'Perspektywy' Education Foundation
- Category A granted to the Faculty by classification of Ministry of Science and Higher Education
- The Crystal Brussels Award for the Faculty of Medicine in the category of the best research units in Poland during 2nd European Economic Congress
- Status of the Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) in 2012-2017
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.
- Live and learn in Kraków
- Academic calendar
- Exchange programmes
- Academic Sports Association
- JU MC Student Government
- Safe Student
- Student Centre for Support and Adaptation
- Disability Support Service
Division for Education and Academic Careers
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
From our students
All stories about medical students who have no time for themselves, with nose in a book, turned out to be untrue. Or at least not entirely. Yes – there is a lot of learning, but there is also a lot of free time, and with good organisation, everything can be reconciled. In addition, the subjects are fascinating, which makes learning them enjoyable.
Every day I learn many exciting things, I have a lot of practical activities, and it is fascinating. I met many interesting people, and I am proud to have the best teachers with a great experience. (…) I belong to the Cardiac Surgery Scientific Society, which gives me many opportunities. The Circle organizes workshops, training, and specialist lectures. There, I conduct classes on various topics related to the cardiosurgical treatment of heart diseases. As part of this Circle, I attend heart sewing workshops, where you can learn, for example, to tie surgical knots.
All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
- Online Application System
- International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
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.
Division for Education and Academic Careers
Graduates of the Medical programme receive a diploma and the professional title of Lekarz (equivalent of Medical Doctor), are prepared to work in: public and private health care facilities; education; research institutions and research and development centers; institutions dealing with counseling and disseminating knowledge in the field of health education.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School in Medical and Health Sciences
- Post diploma programmes
- Second-cycle 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.