International students are subject to the same provisions as Polish citizens. They are obliged to respect the Study regulations, which includes information about the organization of education, and the rights and obligations of all students, regardless of the type of studies and nationality. Legal acts related to the course of studies are available here.
Organization of an academic year
The academic calendar for the academic year 2021/2022 and for 2022/2023 is available here .
The calendar is prepared annually according to the Rector’s order. The Rector also determines additional days off. Deans determine extra Dean’s hours before holidays.
The JU e-mail
Students are obliged to use the e-mail in the @student.uj.edu.pl domain to contact the University and take part in classes online.
Activate your e-mail according to information available on this website to receive e-mails sent by the University’s employees and take part in online classes.
Student ID card
Important information for international students
Address for correspondence in Poland or in one of the EU countries
According to regulations applicable in Poland, the correspondence may be sent to the address in Poland or one of European Union’s countries. It applies especially to the correspondence related to studies, such as the decision on exclusion or awarding scholarships. If there is no address for correspondence in Poland or EU in USOS, the correspondence will be placed in the student’s files and considered delivered. Ensure that the address in USOS is correct, and inform the secretary’s office in the case of any changes to receive the correspondence from the University.
International students must have health insurance throughout their education. Visit this website for more information.
International students each year receive a declaration regarding health insurance in USOSweb, which they are obliged to accept.
As a rule, international students pay for their studies. Regulations related to tuition fees are described in the Resolution of the Senate of the JU no. 17/III/2019 .
According to the provisions of the Resolution, a tuition fee waiver, even partial, is not possible during the first year of studies. In the case of difficult situations, students may apply for a fee reduction to a Dean in subsequent years of studies.
Students who begun their studies after 2018 and meet one of the conditions below may be exempted from the tuition fees for studies in Polish:
International students not charged for full-time programs in Polish:
- citizens of the EU, Swiss Confederation, Norway or Iceland (member states of the European Free Trade Association – EFTA – parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and their family members living on the territory of the Republic of Poland;
- valid Pole’s Card holders or persons holding a decision (not an opinion) about being confirmed as a person of Polish descent;
- persons who were granted a permanent residence permit (holders of a permanent residence card) or residence permit for a long-term EU resident;
- persons who were granted a temporary residence permit concerning the circumstances referred to in the Art. 186 section 1 point 3 or 4 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013;
- persons who were granted a temporary residence permit for family reunification (Art. 159 section 1 of the Act on Foreigners – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit)
- persons with refugee status granted in the Republic of Poland or persons who benefit from temporary or subsidiary protection on the territory of the Republic of Poland (holders of residence cards with refugee status or other decision regarding granting of the card);
- holders of a Polish as a foreign language certificate on a C1 level. Only certificates issued by the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language are valid;
- a spouse, child or parent in the direct ascending or descending line of the citizen of the Republic of Poland living on the territory of Poland;
- persons who were granted a temporary residence permit for scientific research (Art. 151 section 1 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013 – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit)
- persons who were granted a temporary residence permit for long-term researcher’s mobility (Art. 151b section 1 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013 – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit)
- persons who stay in the Republic of Poland due to a short-term researcher’s mobility referred to in the Art. 156b section 1 of the Act on Foreigners of 12 December 2013 – this provision should be mentioned on the decision of granting of the permit;
- holders of a national visa for scientific research or development work.
Notice: persons mentioned above are not exempted from the fees for making up classes and classes not included in a study programme. Additionally, international students mentioned in point no. 1 (EU countries’ citizens) cannot receive social scholarship.
NAWA scholarship holders are also exempted from tuition fees (also for programmes in English) if the NAWA decision includes the fee waiver.
Change of the form of financing during studies
If you have begun your studies in Polish after 2018 on a fee-paying basis and received a document entitling you to a fee waiver after that, you may apply for a change of the financing of studies.
Important! The form of financing the studies may be changed based on the application, from the date of the application submission, not from the date of the receipt of a document entitling for it. Tuition fees will be returned proportionally from the date of submission of the application and change of the form of studies. Therefore, do not hesitate and apply as soon as you receive a document allowing the change..
A template of the application is available here , and the original document together with a document entitling for a change must be delivered in person or by the post office to:
Centre for Academic Support – Welcome Centre
Ingardena 6 (entrance from Oleandry 2a), first floor