|| QUICK FACTS
|| Krakow, Poland
| Autumn Semester / Academic Year
| Spring Semester
|| 20-24 UW credits per semester
|| Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|| Instruction in English
|| Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
| May 15 (Spring Semester)
|| Jagiellonian is one of the oldest, most
prestigious universities in the world.
Among its distinguished alumni are Nicolaus
Copernicus, and Pope John Paul II. The city
is well known for its cultural festivals and
other events that take place throughout the
year as well as its active nightlife.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
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Where You Will Study
First founded in 1364, the Jagiellonian University was founded as the "Krakow Academy" in 1364 by King Kazimierz the Great and has been an integral part of Krakow life for more than 600 years. In the late 15th century the Krakow Academy became an important center of astronomy. During this time the Jagiellonian was one of the most international universities in Europe with approximately 44% of the students coming from abroad. Today, the Jagiellonian is once again drawing an increasing number of the world's best students to its ancient halls.
Krakow is one of the last hidden gems of Europe, it's ancient walled town is now surrounded by a park defining the characteristics of this vibrant city.
The language of instruction for regular university courses is Polish, however, many courses are available in English through the center for Central European Studies - these courses are focused in the social sciences. Courses available in Polish cover the breadth of the University's offerings.
for more information about courses available at the Jagiellonian University please visit
Jagiellonian Course Catalog.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
Students are responsible for securing and funding their own housing in Poland but are encouraged to apply for accommodations through the International Students Office at the Jagiellonian University. The university operates several residence halls for students. Only shared rooms are available. The office also provides resources and guidance for students who wish to arrange private accommodations.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The AUC exchange requires that you also pay for housing at the UW (standard double room rate) in exchange for housing in the residence halls at AUC. The exchange fee, housing fee, and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations
for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the Jagiellonian University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
There are currently no program evaluations for this program on file.
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.