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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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Mathematics

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: Mathematics

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: Mathematics

Programme description

Mathematics study programme is a perfect choice for those who want to learn how to think, solve problems in a customised way, understand and mathematically model phenomena. Institute of Mathematics offers a wide range of courses – apart from obligatory courses each student of the Mathematics study programme may choose optional courses out of 60 others, hence creating their own curriculum. Our graduates are doing great in recruitment processes and upon hiring – they become esteemed, creative and independent employees, quickly acquiring new skills as well as are not afraid of new challenges. Our aim is to educate future financial markets analysts, data scientists, mathematics popularizers, scientists, teachers and developers.

The curriculum of the first year of the first-cycle study programme in Mathematics is the same for all students, however, commencing from the second year students choose one out of four specialities: theoretical, applied, mathematics in the economy, and general. Students interested in theoretic mathematics are given the possibility to choose an advanced group starting from the first classes in the first year. Students of the second-cycle programme may choose one out of four specialities (starting with the first year): theoretical, applied, financial, and preparing to pursue the profession of a teacher.

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 between 2019 and 2021, 3rd place in 2022 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

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.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
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. Students of Mathematics Research Group. 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 Andrzej Grzesik Dr Andrzej Grzesik
What would you say to young people?
Follow your dreams. If you like what you do, you are good at it. And if you are good at what you do – you are successful. The possibility to follow your passion brings a lot of satisfaction together with the joy of life.


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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support

welcome.uj.edu.pl
welcome@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

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.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

Graduates of Mathematics may be employed in information, financial, commerce or production sector, in business as well as other economic sectors. Graduates of the second-cycle study programme have the possibility to perform school-teaching practice with the aim of acquiring skills and experience required in teaching mathematics in primary and secondary schools.

Further education possibilities

What alumni say about us

Luiza Banica Luiza Banica
I graduated in Mathematics, a speciality in financial mathematics, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University. At present, I am a Vice President and ‘Investor Services’ team manager at BNY Mellon bank in Wrocław.

Piotr Jucha Piotr Jucha
I hold a PhD degree in mathematics awarded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University. For two years I worked as an assistant and adjunct. My research works concerned computer algebra, complex analysis and algebraic geometry. At present, I am co-owner of BEIT company where I develop my passion andinterest designing algorithms for quant computers.

Witold Jarnicki Witold Jarnicki
I graduated in Mathematics as well as completed doctoral education in the JU Institute of Mathematics, after that I became an employee of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University. (…) Now I work in one of the biggest banks in Canada and I am a manager of a team of analysts who deal with credit risk modelling.

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

promocja.uj.edu.pl
wycieczki@uj.edu.pl

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 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.

Contact

The study programme is offered by the Institute of Mathematics, a unit of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The Institute and the Faculty are located on the Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Jagiellonian University, shortly called the Third Campus. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:

sekretariat.dydaktyczny.im@uj.edu.pl

ul. Łojasiewicza 6
30-348 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 664 76 70 (first-cycle programme); (+48) 12 664 66 46 (second-cycle programme)

im.uj.edu.pl
matinf.uj.edu.pl