University Guide: Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Posted by Viktoriia Rabcheniuk | February 3, 2017

Are you coming to Krakow for Erasmus Student Exchange at Jagiellonian University?

Great! This post is dedicated to you! Below you will find all the information you need to know about Jagiellonian University.


The Jagiellonian University in Krakow is considered to be the oldest higher education establishment among other universities in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded in 1364 by Polish king Casimir the Great. From its beginning, the university has been an international institution as Dutch, French, Italians, Tatars, Hungarians, Lithuanians, and many other nationalities studied there.

Jagiellonian University is well known because of its famous successful graduates such as Nicolas Copernicus, Pope John Paul II, Andrzej Kijowski, Karol Olszewski, Stanislaw Lem, Artur Ekert, and many others. The University also takes 7th place in EECA rankings; therefore, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities not only in Poland but also in Europe. Currently, Jagiellonian University has 47, 494 students, 7,366 staff members, 87 fields of study, and 142 specializations.

Krakow is a beautiful city because of its galleries, museums, churches, and many other places. Among other universities in Krakow, Jagiellonian University is considered to be the royal one. Krakow is definitely worth visiting even though you are not going to study there!

The campus of the Jagiellonian University is located in the center of the city. The institution has 15 faculties, which includes law, humanities, medicine, and natural and social sciences. The university’s library is one of the largest libraries in Poland.



               Jagiellonian University continuously invests in new projects, “we constantly improve and expand our infrastructure to create an ever better environment for scholarly research, teaching and learning, says Krzysztof Stopka, Director of JU Museum.

The main building of the university is Gołębia 24, which is in the center of Krakow. The university’s location is perfect because it is really easy to commute there by tram or bus. Several faculties are located right near the main building of the university, others can be reached by bus or train as well.

jaggil uni

There are a lot of restaurants, cafes, bookstores and other places of interest for students. As the university is located in the center of Krakow, it makes it really close to the Old Town (Stare Miasto). The place is beautiful because of many various details, which remind visitors old times of Krakow.

The whole district of Old Town is bisected by the Royal Road that is a coronation route for Kings of Poland. In the Old Town you can also find ST/ Florian’s Church, Barbican of Kraków, St. Florian’s Gate, National Museum of Krakow, famous Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, Adam Mickiewicz Monument and many other museums, theaters, churches, and sculptures. Passing by the monument, people can listen to the heynal, which is played from the highest tower of St. Mary’s Church. Old Town is one of the best places to explore and get to know polish culture better!





If you  are going to study in Jagiellonian University in Krakow and you are still looking for an Erasmus flat or room, Pepe Housing will be glad to help you to find your perfect place for your stay in the city.

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