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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 and Ukrainian 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

Due to its thematic specificity, there is only one Polish and Ukrainian Studies programme in Poland. It has an interdisciplinary character, combining issues in social sciences and the field of humanities. At the same time, the discipline leading in the area is the learning of politics and administration. Studies offer advanced knowledge, skills and social competencies related to various issues of political, social and cultural life, which determine the history and presence of Polish-Ukrainian relations, both in the regional dimension and in the pan-European context. Polish and Ukrainian Studies are aimed at both Polish-speaking and Ukrainian-speaking students who are interested in Polish and European Eastern policy, socio-political changes and European integration of Ukraine, as well as all forms of cooperation in the political, social, cultural and economic spheres between Poland and Ukraine in the pan-European and Euro-Atlantic context. During the studies, an intensive course in major languages is provided (Ukrainian for students of the Polish path and Polish for students of the Ukrainian path).

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 Department of Polish-Ukrainian Studies, a unit of the Faculty of International and Political Studies.

The Faculty 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

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

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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 Polish and Ukrainian Studies programme assumes obtaining learning outcomes that directly correlate with processes and social and economic needs shaping the contemporary face of Polish-Ukrainian relations. Graduates can successfully use their acquired knowledge, skills and social competencies to work in:

  • Polish and Ukrainian public institutions, both governmental and non-governmental (including in the agendas directly responsible for the development of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation and European integration of Ukraine);
  • Polish companies present on the Ukrainian market and in Ukrainian companies that plan to enter the Polish market (the common market of the European Union);
  • Polish or Ukrainian media, which specialise in international issues, analyse and describe the dynamics of broadly understood Polish-Ukrainian cooperation and the process of socio-political and economic rapprochement between Ukraine and the European Union.

Further education possibilities

What alumni say about us

Roksana Tchórz Roksana Tchórz
After graduation, I immediately received an offer to co-create the Ukrainian-Lemko program "Kermesz" in Radio Kraków and the opportunity to work as a tour pilot in Ukraine. Over time, my professional activities were enriched, as I became the Krakow correspondent of the weekly "Nasze Słowo", the most prominent Ukrainian newspaper published in Poland.

Bartłomiej Janusz Bartłomiej Janusz
Thanks to the Ukrainian Studies, not only my "eastern" interests have developed, but above all, the studies have made it possible for me to transfer professional knowledge about Ukraine, its culture, history and political life to tourists and students today. Of course, the knowledge of the Ukrainian language acquired during the studies is also invaluable.

Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel
What I learned during my Ukrainian studies still benefits me today. I often go to Ukraine, conduct field research, and take students there. I try to keep up with literature and politics.

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 Department of Polish-Ukrainian Studies, a unit of the Faculty of International and Political Studies. The Department 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) 12 634 16 80