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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 criteria

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

  1. Application content—maximum of 70 points—including:
    • grades in transcript—50 points;
    • academic and non-academic experience, other achievements, foreign language proficiency—20 points;
  2. Motivation—maximum of 30 points—motivation for undertaking the programme, relevance and originality of academic interests presented in the application (maximum of 6000 characters).
English Language Proficiency Requirements:

Candidates 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.

A list of select certificates and/or documents, recognized by the Jagiellonian University.

Candidates who do not posses language certificate at the stage of submitting the application may request an interview which will verify the level of competency in the English language. The interview is passed successfully upon earning at least 60% of total points out of 100% and will fulfill requirement for English profficiency.

Proficiency in the Polish language is not required.

*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 candidate’s Curriculum Vitae (Resume) completed in the Europass CV format
  • 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
  • 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. (Apostille or legalisation have to be submitted by 25 September 2019 at the latest.)

Please send all scanned documents in one merged file to:


Application Fee of 20,00 EUR / 22,00 USD / 85,00 PLN (non-refundable).


Admission STEP II

Documents upon enrolment

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

  • Hardcopy of the OAS application submitted, printed and signed by the candidate,
  • Copy of the most recent diploma obtained*,
  • Copy of the official transcript or photocopy of diploma supplement (with its original submitted upon arrival),
  • 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),
  • For enrolment by post: declaration of submission of original copies of all documents required upon enrolment for inspection by 25 September 2019 — under the pain of board denying admission.

*Candidates who hold higher education diploma obtained outside Poland  are required to submit (at the latest by 25 September 2019) additionally the following documents: higher education diploma obtained outside of Poland is required to be authenticated with apostille or legalized.

All documents must be sent directly to the Centre for European Studies:

Centre for European Studies
ul. Garbarska 7A
Krakow, 31-131

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 an insurance policy or the European Health Insurance Card held by the student in case of sickness or emergency
  • Passport.