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Admission for the 2019-2020 academic year is open! 

General information

The programme is designed for all students who hold a university degree equivalent to a bachelor degree or higher. Special preference is given to graduates of BA programmes in humanities, social sciences, economics and law with excellent command of English and outstanding motivation.

Candidates will be admitted to the programme upon evaluation of their written applications.

Submit the following in order to apply for the Programme:

  • Online Application 

Applicants are required to submit documents in 3 different stages:

  • At the start of the application process
  • Upon enrolment in the programme (once accepted in the programme)
  • Upon arrival in Krakow (before the start of the first semester at the Centre for European Studies)

Admission criterea

Applications will be assessed upon the following weight of elements calculated in a scale from 0 to 100 points.

Academic Value of the Application – the maximum amount of points assigned is 40, including:

Grades in transcript – 20 points;
Relevance of degree and courses taken – 5 points;
Academic experience and achievements (conferences, awards, certificates, distinctions, etc.) – 15 points;

Documented International and Non-Academic Experience – the maximum amount of points assigned is 20, including:

Work or internship experience related to field of study – 10 points;
Social activities in institutions related to field of study – 10 points;

Motivation and Intention – the maximum amount of points assigned is 30, including:

Relevance and originality of research topic and academic goals presented in the application – 15 points;
Candidate’s motivation to pursue this study programme at partner universities (Jagiellonian University, Masaryk University in Brno, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, University of Pecs) – 15 points;

Reference Letters – the maximum amount of points is 10, including:

Endorsement of candidate’s academic competences – 5 points;
Endorsement of candidate’s social and cultural competences – 5 points.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

Students whose first language is not English are required to prove their English language proficiency with a recognised certificate documenting command of the English language on a level specified by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This does not apply to English native speakers, graduates of study programmes where the language of instruction was English, and those who have obtained confirmation from their university unit stating that candidate’s language proficiency is sufficient for undertaking studies in English. A list of select certificates and/or documents, recognized by the Jagiellonian University.

*Applicants who have completed a degree entirely in English are exempt from this requirement.

Admission STEP I

Documents and application

All candidates must apply using the Online Application System of the Jagiellonian University. Candidates must also submit the following as part of their application:


  • Scanned online OAS application signed by the applicant
  • Scan of the most recent diploma obtained*
  • Scan of the applicant’s passport (photo page) or EU national ID card
  • Scan of the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (Resume) completed in the Europass CV format
  • Scan of the candidate’s Foreign Language Skills document completed in the Europass Language Passport format
  • Scan of motivation letter
  • Scanned document of diploma supplement or official transcript and if the candidate does not have it yet, the photocopy of a student’s record book (transcript) or other document including a full list of courses completed and grades received
  • Scanned documents certifying academic experience and achievements and work or interships
  • Scan of sworn translation into English of all documents submitted if they were issued in language other than English (This does not apply only to documents certifying your academic attainments, or internships, or professional training.)

*Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland  are required to submit  additionally the following documents: higher education diploma obtained outside of Poland is required to be authenticated with apostille or legalised.

Please send all scanned documents in one merged file to:


  • Confidential letter of recommendation sealed and signed across the envelope flap.

Please send recommendation letter directly to the following address:

MA Admisions & Administration Office
ul. Garbarska 7A
Krakow, 31-131

Scan of recommendation letters will be accepted under a condition that original document will be delivered by post.


Application Fee of 21,00 EUR / 29,00 USD / 75,00 PLN (non-refundable).

All documents must be submitted in English, except for copies of the passport ID page and diploma/degree certificate. All copies should be certified by the respective institutions.

If the degree is not yet conferred, the student will be asked to present proof of his/her status and can present the degree certificate at a later date but before the start of the programme.

Admission STEP II

Documents upon enrolment

Once admitted, the applicant will be required to provide the following additional documents:

  • Hardcopy of the application, printed and signed by the candidate
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s secondary school diploma, maturity certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma (IB) or European Baccalaureate certificate (with its original available upon request
  • original and official transcript or photocopy of diploma supplement (with its original available upon request). When the candidate does not have one yet upon enrolment, the candidate must submit a written declaration that states that a photocopy of this document (together with its original available upon request) will be delivered by a given deadline. The student will be withdrawn from the university if the proper documents are not submitted by the set date.
  • One passport photos (35 mm x 45 mm) taken against a white background without a hat or head covering (These cannot be printed photos or xeroxed copies of photos)
  • Certificate verifying language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Proof of nostrification of BA diploma or a signed statement pledging to nostrify the BA diploma within the first six months of the academic year. (Applicable only to students from countries outside the EU, EFTA, OECD or those that have no signed agreement with Poland)

Additional Info:  Nostrification  |  Apostille

Admission STEP III

Documents upon arrival

All accepted students must present and/or submit the following documents to the Administrative Offices at CES for verification:

  • Original diploma of the most recent degree acquired
  • Doctor’s note confirming the student’s good health and capacity to undertake studies
  • Photocopy of student’s visa or other official document ensuring their legal stay in Poland
  • Photocopy of an insurance policy or the European Health Insurance Card held by the student in case of sickness or emergency
  • Passport.