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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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Eurasian Studies

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: Political Science and Public Administration

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: Political Science and Public Administration

Programme description

Eurasian Studies is a programme designed for individuals fascinated by the world of diversity! During your studies, you will learn about the complicated history of nations of the former Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, today building their independent states. You will get to know Eurasian countries' political, legal, and administrative systems. You will understand the economic processes and social changes. You will notice the strength of interdependencies between participants in international relations in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Practical Russian language learning will allow you to "understand this world"!

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. The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe, a unit of the Faculty of International and Political Studies.

The Faculty of International and Political Studies headquarters is located in a modern building near the Jagiellonian Library, Błonia, and Jordan Parks. The Faculty has moved to a new facility in 2021, providing students with comfortable conditions and surroundings for studying. The building has four large auditoriums on eight floors, several dozen lecture and seminar rooms, a student zone, and rooms for employees. There is also a Faculty library with a spacious reading room.

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Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Scientific category A in the main discipline of Political Science and Public Administration awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science

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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.

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

From our students

Attending the Eurasian Studies programme is an excellent opportunity for personal development. The study programme provides me with the knowledge that allows me to navigate better in the overload of information regarding our eastern neighbours and allows me to formulate my own opinions and judgements. While participating in the “Eurasia” students' research society, I met great people there. I also participated in an interesting event organisation, and I would not exchange my memories from our trips for anything!

Thanks to the Eurasian Studies programme, I had the opportunity to develop and educate under the supervision of specialists from the Eurasia area. My professional and scientific career started at the early stage of education by learning from well-qualified lecturers. Moreover, by participating in various projects and scientific trips, I have acquired and developed many valuable skills that are useful in everyday life. This is a great adventure I can recommend to everyone!

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


Graduates of Eurasian Studies can find employment in the following areas of professional activity: NGOs, cultural institutions, journalism, administration, local government, diplomacy, consulting, tourism, companies trading with the eastern market, and international shipping.

Graduates of the first-cycle studies:

  • As employees of the administration, cultural institutions, and tourism, they have knowledge about the specificity of life in the former Soviet republics, the cultural, social, and political diversity of the Eurasia region, and sympathy and antagonisms in this region. The awareness of the problems of multiethnic societies and national minorities allows for the initiative and creativity in conducting the project and alleviating the situation of cultural tensions
  • As journalists and experts, they can analyse the development tendencies in Eurasia, distinguish zones of influence, and find information on the Russian Internet
  • Russian language proficiency allows them to mediate in cooperation with Russian-speaking partners

Graduates of the second-cycle studies:

  • As employees of administration and business structures, they distinguish processes differentiating and integrating Eurasia region in terms of administration, business, and economy in a particular region
  • The acquired knowledge about the region and Russian language proficiency enables them to actively participate in projects related to culture and tourism by mediation the contact between the former Soviet Union countries that share a common

As employees of trading companies, they are able to initiate and conduct business correspondence in the Russian language. Good knowledge about the business operating models in the former Soviet Union countries allows for participation in the negotiations

Further education possibilities

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 take part in the cycle of meetings "University Closer to You – visits to the Jagiellonian University". The aim of the meetings during the tours is to familiarize students with the history of our University through a rich educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current programme of the event is available on the organizer's website – the Centre for Communications and Marketing of the Jagiellonian University.

The Jagiellonian Library offers tours of both the old and new parts of the building. The tour programme includes presentations on the history of the Library and the building itself, as well as a visit to the Department of Depositories. The offer of the Collegium Maius includes lessons on "The Trail of Science" and "The Trail of History and Art," as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to explore the educational offer of the Botanical Garden, the Nature Education Centre, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of Anatomy.


The study programme is conducted at the Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe, 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. Reymonta 4
31-010 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 81, 663 25 82