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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 Health Sciences

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: practical

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat położnictwa (equivalent of Bachelor’s degree in Midwifery)

discipline: Health Sciences

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister położnictwa (equivalent of Master’s degree in Midwifery)

discipline: Health Sciences

Programme description

Midwifery is a very practical field of study preparing for a particular profession, so if you focus on developing practical skills, feel free to join! Midwifery prepares graduates to work as midwives who are autonomous and responsible towards healthcare entities and respect general and professional ethics. What are you going to learn? The main subjects are: care for a woman and her family during pregnancy, childbirth and confinement; care for an infant at a hospital and home, including preterm infants; quality of life of women with a diagnosed reproductive organ and breast cancer during and after treatment; the impact of nutrition during different phases of life and states of health of a woman; evaluation of public knowledge regarding healthy behaviours; multicultural conditions of the care for a woman and her family; midwife-patient relations; the presence of microorganisms in the hospital environment. There is a constant demand for well-educated and well-prepared staff. As social awareness grows, so needs the preparation for family life, methods of family planning, and protection of motherhood and fatherhood. Midwifery field of study leads in rankings prepared by "Perspektywy".

The Institute of Nursing and Midwifery of the Faculty of Health Sciences conducts the POWER Rozwijaj się i pracUJ project, which aims at the improvement of quality of higher education in nursing and midwifery and the development of professional competencies and qualifications of medical staff, to meet the epidemiological-demographics needs of the country. Visit this website for more information regarding the project.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the best units in the country, educating professional staff in health protection. It is part of the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University – a unit of the Jagiellonian University consisting of medical faculties, the oldest and one of the largest units of this type in Poland. 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, by obtaining the title of the best university in the group of health care fields of study in the “Perspektywy” University Ranking in 2014-2018 and by distinguishing marks from the Polish Accreditation Committee.

The Faculty offers physiotherapy, nursing, obstetrics, public health, emergency medical services, electrobiology, and healthcare management. The department focuses on studying the human body and applying the acquired knowledge to protect the health, improve it and save lives. The faculty runs, among others, research in the field of preventive cardiology and creates programs aimed at changing eating habits. Students benefit from a modern educational base, and over 50% of classes are held in small groups in renowned clinical units. They are surrounded by professional career counseling, have the opportunity to conduct their diploma theses in consultation with potential and future employers, and co-create and implement innovative projects.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 1st place between 2019 and 2023 in the Ranking of Study Programmes prepared by the ‘Perspektywy’ Education Foundation
  • Scientific category B+ in the discipline of Health Sciences 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

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+, 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

Justyna Justyna
I am studying midwifery for a master's degree. Why midwifery? I've always wanted to help others, and working with pregnant women is the purest form of help.

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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

Division for Education and Academic Careers
ul. Św. Anny 12, room 36; 31-008 Kraków, Poland


Midwifery graduates receive the right to exercise their profession from the professional association based on the diploma obtained at the university with the accreditation of the National Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (KRASzPiP). The study program prepares students to provide care for healthy, sick, disabled and dying persons. A graduate may work in healthcare teams or start an individual nursing practice. After graduation from second-cycle studies, which constitute a supplement and improvement of knowledge and skills gained at the first-cycle studies, a graduate is additionally prepared to provide special care for women in terms of gynaecology and midwifery, including education, referring for diagnostic tests, prescribing medicines, issuing orders for medical devices, and participate in research.

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 Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, a unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences. For more information, please contact:

ul. Kopernika 25
31-501 Kraków, Poland
Phone: +48 (12) 421 40 10; 424 72 81