The Jagiellonian University International Students Office has received students who have come to Kraków within the framework of the following programmes:
- Erasmus+ Programme (formerly LLP Erasmus)
- Erasmus-Mundus Programme - IANUS, ERANET, ERANET PLUS, EMERGE, and Electra projects
- CEEPUS Programme
- Polish Erasmus for Ukraine
- Polish Government's Scholarship Programme for Young Scholars, coordinated by the Centre for East European Studies of the University of Warsaw
- Konstanty Kalinowski Scholarship Programme, coordinated by the Centre for East European Studies of the University of Warsaw
- Exchange programmes within the framework of the offer by the Bureau of Academic Recognition and International Exchange - scholarship programmes of Polish and foreign institutions
- Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme (offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
- Lane Kirkland Scholarship Programme
- Kościuszko Foundation Scholarship Programme
- Visegrad Scholarship Programme
- GFPS scholarship programme
- Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission scholarship
- exchange within the framework of the Utrecht Network, as well as its collaboration with MAUI (Mid-America Universities International) and the Australian-European Network
- bilateral agreements (direct agreements between the JU and the partner higher education institutions, as well as their relevant units)
The Jagiellonian University International Relations Office deals with student (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) and staff exchange which is part of bilateral agreements with 23 European, 5 Asian, 4 North American and 2 South American universities as well as 1 Australian higher education institution. The exchange comprises summer schools, short research stays and regular studies.
The Jagiellonian University also participates in the international exchange within the framework of SYLFF - The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, aimed at supporting especially talented graduate and doctoral students with high leadership skills, specialising in social sciences, humanities, law, economy and management. The Jagiellonian University's participation in the programme is also coordinated by the International Relations Office. The JU website of SYLFF is available here.
The goal of the Careers Service is to offer JU students and alumni assistance and support in an effective job search and career development by:
- providing access to tailor-made career advice,
- organising and conducting training for job seekers,
- providing information about jobs and educational market,
- conducting research projects,
- being professional, impartial and discreet.
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Disability Support Service is committed to equality of opportunity for students with diabilities, regardless of how serious or extensive they are.
We embrace the constitutional law guaranteeing persons with disabilities education, work and participation in social affairs, which, we believe, is ethically commendable and economically justified. In our mission we have been guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 2006, which Poland signed in March 2007. We support all initiatives which aim at putting the UN guidelines into practice and the efforts to pass the anti-discrimination law in Poland.
In our philosophy and work we try to follow the ideas of tolerance and open-mindedness first spread in Poland by the royal Jagiellonian dynasty in the 14th-16th centuries.
Student Centre for Support and Adaptation "SOWA" is a project of the Jagiellonian University and the University Hospital in Kraków addressed to Jagiellonian University students. In the centre you can talk to a qualified person about mental health problems affecting your studies, work or private life. You can also participate in thematic support groups.
The offer is addressed not only to Polish, but also English-speaking students. Apart from experiencing challenges faced by the majority of young people starting their studies at universities (moving out of the family home, shaping their own identity, adapting to the role of a student, learning efficient time management), foreign students struggle additionally with culture shock, related to language barriers, homesickness, loneliness, and social differences. Participation in an adjustment support group will help you in preventing negative effects of the adjustment period and will give you tools to effectively deal with personal and academic issues in a foreign country.Read More o
The Jagiellonian University Centre for Distance Learning is a university-wide unit whose role is to promote academic e-learning, to support new teaching methods and strategies and to offer assitance to university teachers in developing Internet-based classes and running them.
The Centre focuses on:
- offering workshops on Internet-based classes and courses,
- offering help and advice on using JU e-learning facilities,
- developing online resources related to e-learning (free e-documents, EU funds, conferences).
The Student Government consists of all Jagiellonian University students. The members of the Student Government are elected by the student community. The main task of the Student Government is to represent the interests of students.Read More o
The tasks of the Rector's Proxy for Student Safety and Security include:
- danger prevention,
- promotion of safe behaviour and methods of avoiding risks,
- providing victims with support and information about access to specialist help
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The Queen Jadwiga Fund was established to commemorate the grand decision of the Queen who bequeathed her entire private wealth to restore the Kraków Academy and thus initiated 600 years of scholarly and teaching activity of the Jagiellonian University. The aim of the Fund is to aid scholars and PhD students from Central-Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and the Balkan area, who plan to conduct their research in Kraków. The original creators of the Fund hope that this initiative will lead to closer ties between scholars from this part of Europe.Read More o
The Fund’s aim is to support international students and high school graduates who cannot continue education in their home countries – due to the political situation there – and want to enrol in a programme of study conducted in Polish at the Jagiellonian University. It was instituted by the Rector’s governance together with the JU Senate to commemorate the scholarship’s Patron.
Professor Franciszek Ziejka (1940-2020) was the JU’s honorary professor and former Rector of our university. An outstanding historian of Polish literature and internationally acclaimed researcher in European cultural tradition, as well as an admirer of Krakow’s antiquities, Prof. Ziejka has also been an active proponent of worldwide cooperation in arts and sciences.Read More o