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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 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
  • Scientific category A in the discipline of Mathematics awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science

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. 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
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


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

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 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 76 70 (first-cycle programme); (+48) 12 664 66 46 (second-cycle programme)