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: 5 years (10 semesters)
title: Lekarz dentysta (equivalent of Dentist)
discipline: Medical Sciences
The Medicine and Dentistry programme at the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Medicum is a major on the European map of medical universities and a dynamic, modern, boasting excellent research and teaching staff. The studies aim to teach the fundamental theories and principles of medical and dental practice, transfer communication and cooperation skills with patients, colleagues, and other members of medical teams, and prepare for managing human teams. The studies should equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and ethical principles to guarantee professional and safe dental care. You will receive theoretical and practical prevention and treatment skills required to practice as a dentist.
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 of the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University Medical College. In cooperation with external units, it is possible to train practical skills of people studying in various conditions and environments, which prepares them for subsequent employment in the medical profession.
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.
The main facility for Medicine and Dentistry students is the University Dental Clinic, located at St. Montelupich in Kraków, where the Chair of Dentistry of the Faculty of Medicine is located. As part of preclinical classes, students use phantom rooms, adapting to work with the future patient, using models of the jaw and mandible and teeth that faithfully reflect the conditions present in the oral cavity. Clinical classes are held in fully equipped clinical rooms of the Chair of Dentistry, where prosthetic and orthodontic laboratories and an X-ray laboratory, allowing for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
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
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.
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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 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.
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Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: irk.uj.edu.pl. If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl and irk.uj.edu.pl.
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): irk.uj.edu.pl
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.
Division for Education and Academic Careers
Graduates of Medicine and Dentistry receive a diploma and professional title of a Lekarz dentysta (equivalent of Dentist). Thanks to the implementation of the assumed learning outcomes, graduates, in accordance with their knowledge and skills acquired during their studies, are prepared to work in: public and non-public health care institutions; education; research institutions and research and development centres; institutions dealing with counseling and dissemination of knowledge in the field of health-promoting education, which is the answer to the increase in demand for medical services caused by demographic and civilization trends.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School in Medical and Health Sciences
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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.