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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

long-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 6 years (12 semesters)

title: Lekarz (equivalent of Medical Doctor)

discipline: Medical Sciences

Programme description

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.

👉  About Jagiellonian University Medical College

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 1st place in 2019-2023 in Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the 'Perspektywy' Education Foundation
  • Scientific category A in the discipline of Medical 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

From our students

Gabriela Gabriela
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.

Veranika Veranika
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

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 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

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