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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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Computer Science

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

discipline: Computer Sciences

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

discipline: Computer Sciences

Programme description

The first two years of Computer Science first-cycle study programme offers all students a common curriculum, while during the third year students may choose out of a variety of optional courses, deciding on their future development. Within the second-cycle study programme each student chooses a specialty (applied computer science, software engineering, modelling, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and machine steering or learning) what leads to being focused on the selected area of computer science and enhancing knowledge within this area. Thank’s to our study programme you will:

  • fluently program in general-purpose programming languages (e.g. C++/Java) as well as in more specialist languages (e.g. SQL)
  • know the latest computer tools and technologies
  • acquire a sound basis for computer science which allows being up to date with the dynamically changing computer science reality

Under the second-cycle programme you will acquire the following additional skills:

  • knowledge of various paradigms and programming languages
  • applying as well as creating advanced computer science tools
  • knowledge of the latest scientific achievements as regards computer science
  • creative appliance of the acquired knowledge in solving problems

Our aim is to educate and prepare for work developers, programming teams leaders, data scientists, information systems administrators, IT solutions architects, software testers, databases administrators, and scientists.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science was granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education the A+ category. Study programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy”, talented students each year win the prestigious Diamond Grant programme and achieve success in Polish and international contests.

The premises of the faculty are located in  the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival. The faculty is located in a modern building that consists of well-equipped lecture halls, classes and computer laboratories with specialist software. The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science provides comfortable conditions for studying in the surrounding of a beautiful and green campus, projects performed in the IT sector, traineeships and internships in leading companies, development of competencies required by employers as well as broad scholarship offer, including the Dean’s Fund for Olympians, individual tutorial for outstanding students, the Franciszek Mertens Scholarship for Olympians from abroad. The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science has a spacious library.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 2nd place in 2019, 2021 and 2022, 3rd place in 2020 in the Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation
  • Category A+ granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

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

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 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. There are four students' academic societies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, i.a. Society of Computer Science Students and the Society of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Students organise conferences, workshops (including workshops aiming at supporting students who start their education at our faculty), mountain tours, movie evenings, concerts, as well as board games contests.

The best students may apply for being granted the Dean's Fund for Olympics as well as scholarship and tutoring under the SciMat project. Outstanding students of foreign high schools may apply for the Mertens Scholarship. Outstanding students (particularly those who were granted the Mertens scholarship or the Dean’s Fund) have a tutor commencing from the first year of study. Students interested in academic research may prepare scientific papers under the supervision of a tutor, starting from the first year of the study programme.

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

More than just studies

From our lecturers

dr hab. Adam Roman, prof. UJ – the Institute of Computer Science and Mathematics dr hab. Adam Roman, prof. UJ – the Institute of Computer Science and Mathematics
If you want to study then choose the study programme you are truly fascinated with. Studying will be a pleasure and you will have a chance to become an expert in your field which means you will be able to find a job without problems.

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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

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


Computer Science study programme prepares to work in positions related to the IT branch, i.a. developer, IT solutions architect, tester, network applications designer, specialist in information systems development, and databases administrator. Graduates of the second-cycle programme may be employed in the position of scientist, network applications and multimedia designer, developer and information systems administrator, programming teams manager and data scientist.

Further education possibilities

What alumni say about us

Wojciech Czarnecki Wojciech Czarnecki
I am a scientist at the British company – DeepMind, where we are working on creating strong artificial intelligence. I came here after graduation from Theoretical Computer Science, and after completing my PhD at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University.

Aleksandra Krzemień Aleksandra Krzemień
I have been an Android Developer for 6 years. I work in the software company Angry Nerds based in Wrocław. I started working during my studies and it was a great Android course delivered in the second year of the first-cycle programme that helped me in finding employment.

Dominika Zając Dominika Zając
I am a developer – in terms of education, profession as well as passion. I work as a software engineer in Qualtrics company, in my free time I conduct workshops and lectures concerning widely understood IT. Five years which I spent at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science helped me not only in acquiring the professional skills needed in my professional career but also in getting to know interesting people and developing my passions.

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.

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science offers the following events:

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 Institute of Computer Science and Mathematics, a unit of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Institute is located in the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, so-called the Third Campus, in Kraków’s district – Ruczaj. For more information, please contact:

ul. Łojasiewicza 6
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 66 28