UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

The Centre of European Studies warmly welcomes the IMESS students for their second academic year in Krakow, Poland.

  • Excellent Academics

At the Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University, we place high value on providing the students with access to the most dedicated professors, a broad selection of courses, and the best quality of education. Among our lecturers are researchers with wide international experience, as well as practitioners, politicians or NGO members. We provide students with a cosy and comfortable environment for individual and group study. Students have access to a reading room with academic books in English, a computer lab, and a well-furnished student lounge located at our Centre.

  • Student Support

Our enthusiastic and devoted staff members provide excellent care for the international students. During all stages of study, we work to ensure students have all the support they will require with matters such as student visas, housing, insurance coverage and other practical issues. Also, we make sure to update our students with various extracurricular opportunities such as cultural events, workshops, internships, job opportunities, and additional lectures and seminars.

  • Unique Cultural and Learning Experiences

Our university is located in Krakow which is not only famous for its beauty and rich history, but also is a central hub of cultural life of Poland, making it a fascinating destination to study, live, and work in Europe. Besides taking advantage of excellent academic opportunities while studying at the best university in Poland, the city’s amazing geographical location will allow students to easily travel to other Central and Eastern European countries, as well as to enjoy places close to Krakow, such as Tatra Mountains and the beautiful, famous salt mines. In addition, study trips organised around Poland by the university will give students a unique chance to experience the rich cultural life of the region.

Furthermore, with over 150,000 foreign students in Krakow, the newcomers will enjoy the multicultural and lively atmosphere of the city. The university, together with numerous museums, libraries, cultural events, and clubs, make Krakow not only a great place for those who want to attain an outstanding education, but also for those who love to discover new cultures and places, and want to experience a young and dynamic student life.

Academic life at CES is stimulating, innovative and rewarding. If you are a student driven by creativity and curiosity, and if you are open to new adventures, we will be more than happy to start the journey with you.

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