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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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Speech-Language Therapy

Faculty of Polish Studies

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

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)

main discipline: Linguistics

Programme description

If you are interested in speech and language matters, you want to develop constantly and help others, Speech-Language Therapy programme at the Jagiellonian University will be the best option. Speech therapy is an interdisciplinary field of science, which area of interest is to research the formation, elimination and prevention of impaired communication skills in children and adults. The central point of the curriculum is case studies, solved by students based on speech therapy, linguistic and medical content, provided by lecturers to the current students' demand for knowledge and skills. It is the only program constructed in this way at universities in Kraków. In addition, a rich and diverse internship program emphasises the efficient profile of studies.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Polish Studies has category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2018 two Faculty of Polish Studies students were awarded during the 'Studencki Nobel 'contest for the greatest Polish students; talented faculty students are winning the prestigious Diamond Grant programme. Study programmes at the Faculty of Polish Studies give a great chance for individual development under the supervision of the masters of modern Polish studies. The Faculty of Polish Studies has been collaborating with institutions concerned with culture and art, especially from Kraków and Małopolska province, for many years. Students engage in various activities of the Kraków Festival Office, theatres of Kraków, cultural centres and museums. The JU students' Linguistics Research Society organizes the Month of First Language – a regular project that includes the Kraków Dictation, advertisement contest, 'commentary and pitch', and linguistics workshops in schools. Particular study programmes collaborate with companies from the media sector during the realisation of the traineeships programme – the Faculty signed agreements with publishers, web portals and magazines and is responsible for the edition of 12 prestigious publications and 7 academic journals.

The Faculty of Polish Studies consists of 17 Chairs, the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, which conducts the study programme, and the School of Polish Language and Culture.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Scientific category B+ in the main discipline of Linguistics 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 operate 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 many student associations at the Faculty of Polish Studies, f. e. Academic Circle of Students of Speech Therapy.

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

More than just studies

From our students

Justyna Justyna
Speech-Language Therapy programme is a great place to acquire knowledge that allows you to start working in the profession. My biggest (positive) surprise was the way of organising the taught content, which includes weekly thematic blocks. Thanks to it, we do not receive 'shredded' and fragmented knowledge, but we immediately have the opportunity to see a given dysfunction through the prism of diagnosis, therapy, sources of origin and prognosis; in addition, specific examples of patients teach an empathetic approach to a given individual from the beginning. It is also a great combination of fields of interest: linguistics and knowledge in medicine.

Anna Anna
Studies in Speech-Language Therapy are a new and exciting experience for me. The study programme is based on the case study formula, which requires each student to be involved, making the learning process more pleasant. Every week, we learn about a new case, learn about a given disorder a little more within the coordinated subjects, and then together, we create a treatment plan. I learn something new at every step, and the unique formula makes studying much more enjoyable. Studies in this field prepare us to work as speech therapists working with children and adults.

From our lecturers

<img src='' alt='Czarna wstążka' />dr hab. Robert Dębski, prof. UJ, head of the Department of Speech Therapy Czarna wstążkadr hab. Robert Dębski, prof. UJ, head of the Department of Speech Therapy
Our speech therapy studies emphasise the practical preparation of students to perform a beautiful but also demanding profession of a speech therapist. This is mainly due to the organisation of the study program according to the principles of problem teaching. Our graduates compare to participating in the "game" or solving "puzzles" from which they derive motivation to learn. At the same time, the studies strongly emphasise the psychosocial dimension of speech therapy disorders and the need for our graduates to participate in science in creating the scientific basis of the still young discipline of speech therapy.

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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.

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Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support
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Students gain professional experience during a comprehensive internship program in schools, clinics and health care institutions and group work during exercises conducted using the problem teaching method. Graduates of Speech-Language Therapy know how to diagnose disorders of communication competence and support children and adults with various deficits in the indicated scope. They can work in a public or private educational institution, in a school and academic centre, in psychological and pedagogical clinics, in a hospital in a laryngological or neurological ward, in a phoniatric clinic, in a rehabilitation centre, in a state specialist clinic, e.g. for people with hearing impairment, in a private speech therapy office or a specialised centre for the treatment of stuttering or voice emission disorders.

Further education possibilities

What alumni say about us

Alumni Stories: Urszula Malina Alumni Stories: Urszula Malina
As a graduate of the first edition of the Speech-Language Therapy study programme at the Jagiellonian University, I can safely say that these studies offer several opportunities for self-development. They guarantee to obtain a diploma and the title of a speech therapist and work in valued medical, rehabilitation, and school facilities. They open the door to scientific and research work, didactic work and participation in significant scientific projects. Qualified lecturers educate speech therapists - linguists, and at the same time, conscious therapists, who can take care of patients from the moment of diagnosis until the last therapeutic meeting. Studying at the Jagiellonian University is a time of intensive learning, broadening thought horizons and verifying one's competencies concerning helping people with various communication problems.


The study programme is conducted at the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, a unit of the Faculty of Polish Studies. The Center is located in the historic centre of Kraków. For more information, please contact:,

ul. Grodzka 64
31-044 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 18 13