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
language of instruction: Polish
duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)
discipline: Health Sciences
You may already know that you want to become a paramedic and help others, or you may still be looking for a field of study appropriate for you. Choose the Medical Rescue programme, gain skills and qualifications, and find a job in a place perfect for you. Are you looking for a challenge? Choose an ambulance, a helicopter or a fire truck. You may work in mountain rescue, water rescue, police, counter-terrorism unit, or military, and make your own decisions. You are not looking for challenges, but you still want to rescue people? Choose an emergency department, follow the orders, realise your potential and help others.
Do you want to know what the studies will look like? Don't worry; the education is conducted in stages. Firstly, you will need to learn the basic theory, but you will spend most of the time working with medical simulations and in practical classes to prepare for future work and be confident with your decisions and skills. The studies are interesting; courses are taught in medical simulation centres and using virtual reality. Traineeships in medical rescue teams, emergency departments, and training-performance camps are an integral part of the studies to learn the basics of mountain and water rescue techniques.
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 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
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.
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Division for Education and Academic Careers
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.
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All about admission
- Admission for programmes in English
- Admission for foreigners
- Admission for programmes in Polish
- Online Application System
- International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
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.
Division for Education and Academic Careers
Medical Rescue studies prepare students for work as a paramedic. A graduate has specialised knowledge and skills, providing healthcare services in case of a threat to health and life. A graduate may work in medical rescue teams, emergency departments, mountain rescue, ski rescue, water rescue, mountain rescue, and Marine Search and Rescue Services. A graduate may also be responsible for providing help for patients in states of threat to their life in the units subordinate to the Minister of National Defense, counter-terrorism units, fire protection units, at an airport, in medical protection teams during mass events etc.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes
- Post diploma programmes
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- Nature Education Centre
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- Jagiellonian Library
- Museum of the Department of Anatomy
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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 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.
The study programme is offered by the Department of Medical Rescue, a unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences and is located in the centre of Kraków. In case of questions regarding studies, please contact:
ul. Michałowskiego 12
31-126 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 423 41 15, 634 33 97 w. 10