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Location Krakow, Poland
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
Credits 20-25 UW credits per semester
Prerequisites Junior standing or above by time of departure, min. 3.0 GPA
Language Instruction in English
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year) Spring Semester priority deadline.

May 15 (Spring Semester)
HIGHLIGHTS
General
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.

Program Description

Students attend regular classes at the partner university for a semester or academic year and pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition. Instruction is generally in the language of the host country but a significant number of partner universities now also offer courses in English. Most partner universities operate on the semester system; UW students typically earn 20-24 UW quarter credits per semester. University exchanges are well-suited for students who want access to university courses in a variety of academic disciplines, seek full immersion in the student life and culture of a foreign university and society, and desire a high degree of personal independence in their study abroad opportunity.

LOCATION

KrakowKrakow, Poland

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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.

 

ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language RequirementsCourtyard

Junior standing or above by time of departure, min. 3.0 GPA. 

Credits

20-25 UW credits per semester.

Courses

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

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

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.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.

  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.

  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.

  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.

  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.

  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.

  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.

  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.

  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

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Housing
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.



 

Visa Information

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

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.

See Withdrawal for information about program withdrawal policies.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory online pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The $700 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.

  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.