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Korean Studies

Faculty of International and Political Studies

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

not available

second-cycle programme

study mode: full-time programme

language of instruction: English

profile: general academic

duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)

main discipline: Culture and Religion Studies

Programme description

Korean Studies is a double degree programme taught entirely in English. This programme is prepared in close cooperation with the South Korean partner Keimyung University in Daegu. The programme's central objective is to enrich the offer of studies related to Asia. In addition, this program responds to the growing interest in recent years for programms on the Korean Peninsula, its specificity and importance in international relations. The first year of studies takes place at the Jagiellonian University, at the Institute of the Middle and Far East. The second year takes place at the Korean partner university. The study plan consists of modules that allow not only to acquire sociocultural knowledge but also to develop the ability to navigate in the Korean environment and gain experience in field research. The research can be conducted during a one-year stay at a Korean university.

Information regarding Faculty

The Faculty of International and Political Studies has the A category granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and was awarded for the quality of education by the Polish Accreditation Committee. The Faculty is the most international and interdisciplinary unit at the Jagiellonian University. It offers unique programmes conducted in English, many of which are delivered under agreements with foreign universities. The Faculty provides students with an opportunity to study in a nationally and culturally diverse environment, both in Polish and foreign languages. This creates the space for getting to know each other and supports students' development during their studies and in their professional careers. The Faculty’s complex structure reflects the diversity of scientific research conducted in this unit. Therefore, students have an opportunity to study among specialists dealing with matters from almost every corner of the globe.

Korean Studies are conducted by the Institute of the Middle and Far East in a newly renovated building at ul. Oleandry 2a. The Institute is surrounded by green areas like Błonia Park and Jordan Park, near the Jagiellonian Library. It has modern teaching equipment with comfortable conditions. The Institute of the Middle and Far East is the leading Polish centre for studies on contemporary societies. The Institute operates the first and largest Confucius Institute in Poland, as well as the Taiwan Research Centre.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Scientific category B+ in the main discipline of Culture and Religion Studies 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 International and Political Studies, f. e. Far East Research Group.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Utrecht Network, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST. As part of the scholarship offer, students have many opportunities to go to several Korean universities and participate in local programs that deepen the knowledge gained during the study process in Poland.

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 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

Careers Service

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


The graduates can use acquired during the Korean Studies programme knowledge, skills and social competencies in professional work. Especially in work in institutions that conduct research and create various spheres of social activity. A graduate may seek a career in government administration at any level, local government institutions, various activity institutions in the private sector: the media, research agencies market, advertising and public relations, as well as non-governmental: associations, foundations and related organizations with the promotion of culture, business, education, communication, tourism, trade. Obtaining qualifications in the specialization focused on Korean studies will make it easier for graduates to work in an international environment in the country and abroad. Acquired skills make it easier to run own business activity, focused on cooperation with the region's countries. Graduates can work in the country and international institutions, including those cooperating with Korea. They also have the opportunity to work in public administration, cultural institutions, publishing houses, media, etc.

Further education possibilities


The study programme is conducted at the Institute of the Middle and Far East, a unit of the Faculty of International and Political Studies. The Institute is located in the new building, close to the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park, and Błonia Park. For more information, please contact:

ul. Oleandry 2a
30-063 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 26 04, 12 663 26 05, 12 663 26 03