Centre for European Studies
Jagiellonian University Centre for European Studies offers students the opportunity to see the rapidly-changing world of Central Europe at first hand while studying at Poland's oldest and most prestigious university.
Like many of Jagiellonian University's departments, the Centre for European Studies is housed in more than one building and in different locations around Krakow. The dormitories are about 15 minutes by foot from the classrooms and offices.
The administrative offices, reading room, and some of the classrooms for the Study Abroad program are located in a turn-of-the-century building on ul. Garbarska, overlooking the walled orchard of the Carmelite monastery. The building also contains a computer lab with 16 desktop computers as well as access to the Internet for laptops using wireless or Ethernet connections.
Academics & Curriculum
All lecture courses are designed exclusively for undergraduates. Each lecture course is 40 hours of classroom time and ends with a written exam or term paper. Regular courses are worth 6 ECTS points (3 US credits). Language courses are worth 8 ECTS points (4 US credits). Each student must normally take at least three lecture courses and a language. An additional lecture course is recommended so that the student receives a full 15 US credits.
Polish language is recommended for all students. Instruction in French, German and Russian is available for students whose Polish is already at an advanced level. Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Student accommodation is available in dormitories (Aczek and Nawojka). Many students, however, choose to hire furnished flats, mainly in central Krakow. Due to space limitations, CES cannot always guarantee that students' housing preferences can be fulfilled, so it is important to submit requests as soon as possible. When completing the housing request form, students may request an airport pick-up for the day of arrival. Meals are not included.