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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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Polish Studies for Foreigners

Faculty of Polish Studies

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)

main discipline: Linguistics

second-cycle programme

not available

Programme description

New programme in 2022/23 academic year

This information in available in Polish only – please visit us later for complete information in English:

Wydział Polonistyki przygotował dla tegorocznych kandydatów nową propozycję – kierunek studia polskie dla cudzoziemców. Studenci i studentki tego kierunku uzyskają solidne podstawy językowe, znajomość polskiej literatury, interdyscyplinarną wiedzę z zakresu szeroko pojętej kultury polskiej w kontekście międzynarodowym, a także kompetencje interkulturowe, które pomogą im po zakończeniu studiów i podjęciu pracy zawodowej. Dobór tematyki zajęć obowiązkowych i fakultatywnych umożliwi osobom studiującym różne ścieżki dalszego rozwoju, m. in. przygotuje je do dalszego kształcenia na humanistycznych studiach II stopnia, a w przyszłości pozwoli pełnić rolę pośredników międzykulturowych i ekspertów od spraw polskich.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of Polish Studies has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2018 two students of the Faculty of Polish Studies were awarded during 'Studencki Nobel 'contest for the greatest Polish students, talented students of the Faculty 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 wit 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 fields of studies collaborate with companies from the media sector during realization of traineeships programme – the Faculty signed agreements with publishers, web portals and magazines, and is responsible for edition of 12 prestigious publications and 7 academic journals.

The Faculty of Polish Studies consists of 17 Chairs, as well as the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, where the study programme is conducted, and the School of Polish Language and Culture.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • 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
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.

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

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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Admission to studies

Admission at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System (IRK): 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: and

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):

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
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland


This information in available in Polish only – please visit us later for complete information in English:

Absolwenci i absolwentki kierunku studia polskie dla cudzoziemców zostaną wyposażeni w wiedzę na temat Polski, jej historii, kultury, sztuki, współczesnego społeczeństwa polskiego. Znajomość języka polskiego oraz wiedza o Polsce pozwolą im na prowadzenie współpracy w zakresie kontaktów o charakterze gospodarczo-ekonomicznym, społecznym czy kulturowym.

Absolwenci i absolwentki studiów zostaną przygotowani do włączenia się w wielowątkowy dialog pomiędzy Polską a społeczeństwami innych krajów i kontynentów. Będą mogli kontynuować naukę na studiach magisterskich, a w przyszłości podjąć pracę jako nauczyciele języka polskiego jako obcego, tłumacze, osoby promujące polską kulturę i literaturę, czy pracownicy w firmach współpracujących z Polską w różnych dziedzinach gospodarki.

Further education possibilities

  • Second-cycle programmes
  • Post diploma programmes

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 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 conducted at the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, which is a part of the Faculty of Polish Studies. Centre is located in Historic Centre of Kraków. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:

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