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Intro Days 2021

Intro Days – a series of meetings introducing international students starting their studies at the Jagiellonian University (with the exception of participants of exchange programs) into university structures and various types of introductory events aimed at bringing closer the reality of everyday student life in Kraków. The program includes meetings with representatives of the academic community as well as workshops which are conducted not only by organizations connected with the university, but also by non-university institutions.

The Intro Days event consists of various, complex panels –  we wish that the participation in them will help you familiarize with the new realities of studies and everyday life in a new city. We encourage you to take part in various meetings – the schedule was based on the experience of participants from the past years. Please find the description of particular panels below – available in Polish, English and Russian.

Intro Days 2021 will take place from 28 September to 2 October 2021.

Join the on-line panels listed below remotely via MS teams. Remember to register for the stationary events. Thanks to that we will be able to provide you with comfortable and safe conditions of participation.

The locations of the events and Welcome Centre are available on the map below.

Contact our Ambassadors in case of any questions.

Thank you for your attention and see you at the event!

  Wydarzenia prowadzone w języku polskim Events available in English

28 września, wtorek

28 September, Tuesday


Otwarcie Intro Days 2021

Opening of Intro Days 2021


Kariera w Polsce

International and domestic exchanges


Wymiany krajowe i międzynarodowe

Your career with Career Services!



JU history


Historia UJ

Training in university etiquette


Collegium Maius*

Collegium Maius**


29 września, środa

29 September, Wednesday



Legalization of stay


Legalizacja pobytu



Szkolenie biblioteczne

Financial aid


Pomoc materialna

Safe student


Ogród Botaniczny*

Botanical Garden**


Seria pytań i odpowiedzi z Ambasadorami

Questions and answers with Ambassadors


30 września, czwartek

30 September, Thursday


Organizacja studiów

University 101



Organisation of the academic year


Przewodnik po Uczelni



Bezpieczny Student

Library training


Centrum Edukacji Przyrodniczej

Nature Education Centre


Seria pytań i odpowiedzi z Ambasadorami

Questions and answers with Ambassadors


USOSweb, poczta UJ, MS Teams


USOSweb, JU e-mail, MS Teams


1 października, piątek

1 October, Friday


NAWA: Program dla Polonii, Banacha,
Solidarni ze Studentami

NAWA scholarships


Seria pytań i odpowiedzi z Ambasadorami

Questions and answers with Ambassadors


USOSweb, poczta UJ, MS Teams*


USOSweb, JU e-mail, MS Teams**


2 października, sobota

2 October, Saturday


Spotkanie dla rodziców

Meeting with parents


Organizacje studenckie

Student organizations


Spotkania w mniejszych grupach

Meetings in smaller group


*wydarzenie stacjonarne, wymaga rejestracji

**stationary event, registration required



Download PDF version of Intro Days 2021 programme

Welcome Point Information and registration meeting for all foreign students, offering substantive and organisational support.
Your career with Career Services! During the meeting with the employee of the Career Services, participants will receive valuable information concerning not only the work of the office and proposals for students, but also information about the most important current data from the labor market, considering Krakow’s characteristics. Participants will learn how to direct their careers with the support of the Career Services using such services as career coaching, help in writing a resume and motivation letter, mentoring project, job fair, and refresher courses.
Meeting with the authorities of the Jagiellonian University Welcoming the participants, presentation of Intro Days programme and the structure as well as latest academic achievements of the University.
Student organizations Meeting with student organizations is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the structure and activities of the Student Government, Science Clubs, Student Ambassadors Group, student societies (in particular Bractwa Czapki Studenckiej) and the University’s “Slowianka” Song and Dance Group.
Financial aid The panel will present types of financial aid available for students of the Jagiellonian University. Participants will be introduced to the different types of offered scholarships, the application procedure for particular scholarships and the required documents. Each of the scholarships will be discussed while taking into account the eligibility of foreign students to receive them. The panel will end with a presentation about the student dormitories of the Jagiellonian University and Collegium Medicum.
Take care of your health! The lecture will present important information on health insurance in Poland. Participants will learn what conditions must be met in order to insure themselves through the University, what rights the insured is entitled to and where they should apply for insurance.
Fees The panel will present the most important information concerning tuition fees, in particular the regulations and deadlines for their payment. Also questions concerning the exemption from the tuition fee under particular circumstances and the procedure for filing an application for exemption will be discussed.
Organisation of the academic year The panel will present the most important dates of the academic year from the student's point of view, such as registration for classes or filing a declaration of choice of subjects. Questions related to the dates of classes and days off from classes will also be clarified.
NAWA scholarships One of the panels will be devoted to NAWA scholarships - The gen. Anders Programme, The Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme and The Banach Scholarship Programme. The participants will be introduced to the scholarship payment procedure and additional benefits. The trainers will also address the relationship between the course of studies and the scholarship program regulations.
International and domestic exchanges The panel will present the most important international and domestic programmes available to each student of the Jagiellonian University. It will discuss the rules of participation and recruitment deadlines for particular programmes, the amount of the scholarship as well as possible destinations and duration of of the exchange.
Legalization of stay - Małopolska Voivodeship Office The panel will be led by employees of the Małopolska Provincial Office in cooperation with the Polish Border Guard, who will talk about the ways of legalizing the stay in Poland, rules of entry and exit from the country, types of visas and possible sanctions for illegal stay.
Student safety Rector's Proxy for Student Safety and Security will talk about her role, which is to support students, PhD candidates and the academic community in the broadly understood matter of security - which ranges from preventive and educational activities through the development and implementation of procedures to the ongoing response to security situations at the University.
USOSweb's Black Magic Workshops on how to use USOSweb, including assistance in registering for classes.
Library training Introduction to using the resources of the Jagiellonian Library and various faculty libraries.
Training in university etiquette Information about the specifics of the university, including training in the principles guiding the preparation and submission of applications. University rules of communication and the issue of netiquette will also be discussed.
Meeting with parents Past experience of the Jagiellonian University shows that there are many minors among foreign students. Because of this, we would like to propose a meeting aimed at parents, during which we will explain the most important differences related to the formalities of studying for adults and minors. We will also talk about the measures that the university takes to ensure the safety of your children. At the meeting, you will be able to ask the university staff questions of interest.

Presentations will be carried out by experts in the respective topics with simultaneous translation into English, depending on the language of the panel. Jagiellonian University Student Ambassadors will translate your questions, also form other languages.

The beginning of studies in a new place is also a great opportunity to get to know them from a slightly different, historical side. We encourage you to take advantage of the virtual tour of historical places related to the heritage of the Jagiellonian University.

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