study mode: full-time programme
language of instruction: English
profile: general academic
duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor’s degree)
main discipline: Political Science and Public Administration
Bachelor in European Studies is a unique joint programme organised by eight universities within the Una Europa alliance. It is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to equip students with the fundamental understanding of aspects and values of the European Union and European states and societies. The extensive mobility programme will teach students about Europe and expose them to the lived experience of unique European environments and cultures.
The programme participant can choose one major module and one minor module out of two different specialisations: Law and Criminology; Politics and International Relations; Communication, Education, Gender and Sociology; Business and Economics, Philosophy; History; Languages and Culture. Throughout the programme, students will be enrolled in a start university (KU Leuven, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie) and a second (and possibly a third) university from the list of mobility partners (Freie Universität Berlin, Helsingin Yliopisto, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Edinburgh).
About UNA Europa
Nine leading European research universities have come together to create a unique alliance – Una Europa. Our universities have been educating Europe for over 1,000 years. Together, we teach almost 450,000 students. Our combined student and staff community surpasses half a million people and our digital learners number in the millions. Una Europa aims to draw on our collective strengths to create a truly European inter-university environment, a University of the Future.
On the basis of their mission and values, the Una Europa partners have selected five Focus Areas to launch their collaboration. Each fosters multi-disciplinarity and includes most of the studies offered at our universities. The Focus Areas act as initial thematic “glue” that ties our universities together in our mission to create a virtual campus.
Information regarding Faculty
At Jagiellonian University the study programme is conducted at the Centre for European Studies/Institute of European Studies, which is a part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies.
The Faculty of International and Political Studies has the category A granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and was honored for education by the Polish Accreditation Committee. This Faculty is the most international and interdisciplinary unit at the Jagiellonian University. Its offer includes unique courses in English, many of which are implemented under agreements with foreign universities. The Faculty allows you to study in a nationally and culturally diverse environment, both in Polish and foreign languages. It promotes mutual getting to know each other and translates into development perspectives in the field of further studies or professional work. The Faculty has an extensive structure, reflecting the diversity of scientific research carried out there, which allows you to study with a group of specialists dealing with almost every corner of the world.
The principal seat of the Faculty is a modern building to which the Faculty moved in 2021. There are four large auditoriums on eight floors, several dozen lecture and seminar rooms, a student zone, and rooms for employees. The building also houses a departmental library with a spacious reading room. The Faculty has created comfortable conditions for studying near the Jagiellonian Library, surrounded by green areas like Kraków's Błonia and Jordan Park.
Rankings, distinctions, accreditations
- 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.
- Live and learn in Kraków
- Academic calendar
- Exchange programmes
- Academic Sports Association
- JU Student Government
- Safe Student
- Student Centre for Support and Adaptation
- Disability Support Service
International Students Office
Centre of Academic Support
Student Scholarships Office
Centre of Academic Support
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 International and Political Studies.
More than just studies
- Student associations at the Faculty of International and Political Studies
- Student Government of the Faculty of International and Political Studies
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Admission to studies
Admission is coordinated by KU Leuven and is carried out electronically via https://ghum.kuleuven.be/EN/baes/apply
Centre of Academic Support
Programme graduates obtain knowledge of Europe and European organisations, which have become increasingly important in the context of ever deeper European integration and globalisation. In addition, graduates will develop a full suite of transversal skills acquired through Intra European mobility, language skills and group work carried out in a multicultural context. The graduates are prepared to find employment in a wide variety of leading international companies and organisations. In addition to Europe-focused organisations, European studies graduates are attractive candidates for national and subnational public services, transnational consultancy and lobby groups, national economic sectors, cultural sectors, and news organisations.
Further education possibilities
- Second-cycle programmes
- Post diploma programmes
University in close-up
- Nature Education Centre
- Confucius Institute
- Jagiellonian Library
- Museum of the Department of Anatomy
Centre for Communications and Marketing
Offer for schools
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 Centre for European Studies/Institute of European Studies, which is a part of Faculty of International and Political Studies. Centre/Institute is located near the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park and Błonia Park. In case of questions regarding studies, contact:
ul. Reymonta 4, room 541
30-059 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 27 98