Why the Jagiellonian University?

  • ranked best in Poland
  • academic and employer reputation
  • proud to offer a broad range of degree programmes and summer schools
  • characterised by openness and high academic standards
  • participating in large scale projects and networks
  • striving for excellence in teaching and research
  • leading grant winner and successful in patent applications
  • promoting interdisciplinarity and internationalisation
  • exchanging academics and students accredited in federal and national aid programmes
  • assisting students in all kinds of practical matters
  • providing entertainment and sports activities
  • sharing knowledge, experience and friendship
  • nearly 660 years of academic tradition
  • 16 faculties
  • 4 campuses with state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • over 36,000 students, including 1890 PhD students
  • 3,194 international students and PhD students from over 100 nationalities
  • more than 8,700 employees, including over 4,700 academics
  • 188 international academic teachers
  • 35 faculty libraries
  • Jagiellonian Library – a public library, both a university library and a part of the Polish national library system – 5 million books and publications
  • 168 study programmes
  • 4 university hospitals
  • top rated in rankings of Polish universities
  • one of the most popular university in Poland among Erasmus+ international students
  • national leader in international co-operation
  • nearly 75% of the graduated find employment within three months of obtaining their diplomas
  • best medical faculties in Poland
  • one of the most innovative university in Poland and Eastern Europe
  • Collegium Maius – the oldest university building (1400 AD), currently housing a museum with unique historical items, including scientific apparatus


Virtual tours


You are welcome to take a virtual tour of various Jagiellonian University sites: Collegium Novum, Collegium Maius, Auditorium Maximum, Campus of the 600th Anniversary of the JU Revival, Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS, Jagiellonian Library, Nature Education Centre, selected faculty buildings, and others.

You are welcome to take a virtual tour of the following Jagiellonian University sites: