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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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Intercultural Relations

Faculty of International and Political 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: Sociology

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: Sociology

Programme description

International companies, public institutions, offices, and NGOs increasingly expect employees to be well prepared and competent to perform tasks in a culturally diverse environment effectively. The Institute of Intercultural Studies programme's offer is addressed to people who associate their future with work in a multicultural environment and cultural institutions. Intercultural Relations is a study programme for people interested in intercultural social problems. Classes are conducted in small groups; therefore, individual consultations with lecturers are possible, and students are not anonymous. It is an attractive, interdisciplinary study programme that combines knowledge about the world and contemporary culture with courses focused on developing the students’ competencies and learning foreign languages. The main aim of the IR study programme is to educate specialists in intercultural dialogue and resolving socio-cultural conflicts.

Information regarding Faculty

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 study programme is offered by the Institute of Intercultural Studies, which is a part of the Faculty of International and Political Studies.

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.

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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

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
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.

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.

More than just studies


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All about admission

Admissions Office

Centre of Academic Support

welcome.uj.edu.pl
welcome@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

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.

See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

Competences developed during studies at the Institute of Intercultural Studies allow graduates to shape their future professional careers. Intercultural Relations graduates can work in various institutions, offices, and NGOs dealing with, among others, immigrant issues or cultural and social life organisations. They can also work at cultural institutions (museums, galleries), ministries, embassies, consulates, and multicultural companies. Generally, wherever the knowledge of diverse cultural codes is crucial. Please visit this website to learn more about institutions offering internships to our students.

Further education possibilities

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

promocja.uj.edu.pl
wycieczki@uj.edu.pl

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.

Contact

The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, 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:

ism.instytut@uj.edu.pl

ul. Reymonta 4
31-010 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 57

ism.uj.edu.pl
wsmip.uj.edu.pl