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Jagiellonian University, Poland (Direct Enroll)

The Program

Come and experience the metaphysical and time-honoured city of Krakow while studying at the most prestigious university in Poland. Krakow, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is a rich storehouse of Polish history and tradition. Its cobblestone streets wind their way past numerous churches, monasteries, chapels and unique Gothic houses to lead to one of the largest squares in Europe. Located on the Vistula River at the foot of the Royal Wawel Castle, the city attracts tourists with over 600 monuments, famous theatres, nearly 100 art galleries and 50 museums. Thousands of students study at 12 universities and enjoy an unusual bohemiean atmosphere of countless clubs, bars and cafes. Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364 and acknowledged worldwide for its excellence in research, attracts almost 50% of its students from foreign countries. Its Department of International Polish Studies offers a curriculum taught in English, based on an interdisciplinary approach touching on five areas: Literature, Culture, History, Jewish Studies, and Polish language. Learning through the experience of organized study trips to destinations such as Warsaw, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum, the Polish mountain regions, Lithuania, Hungary, Ukraine and Russia is integral to the program.


The curriculum is run in five modules: Literature, Culture, Jewish Studies, History and Polish Language.  You are obliged to choose at least four courses from the offered curriculum, and you are encouraged, not obliged, to learn the Polish language. Each semester IPS organizes a study and travel program structured on combined aspects of education and tourism.

Note that while most students at Jagiellonian University operate on a calendar with the autumn semester ending in late January, students in the IPS Program finish their exams before Christmas. The spring semester runs from mid-February to mid-June.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title


Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ARTH 1193 Foreign Study CUL 1055 A Survey of Polish Art History 3 12/31/2019
DRAM 4135 Period Studies Culture 107A Symbols Embodied: Modern Polish Drama and Theatre 3 6/30/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study The Cold War (6 ECTS) 3 6/30/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study History 433 Special Topics in East European History: The Many Faces of Modern Poland 3 6/30/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study History History of Poland From Kingdom to the Third Republic 1 12/31/2018
MUSI  1193 Foreign Study Introduction to American Music 3 6/30/2019
PLSH 1193 Foreign Study Language A1 Beginning Polish Language (A1) 4 12/31/2018
PLSH 1193 Foreign Study CWCP/LII/C1 Polish, Level C1 6 12/31/2019
PLSH 1104


Intermediate II Polish language (B1) 4 6/30/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study Poland and the European Union 3 6/30/2019

The Experience

You are housed in the Piast Student Hall of Residence in suites composed of two separate double-occupancy rooms that share, within the suite, a bathroom with full amenities. Each suite has its own phone which serves in-coming calls only. Fresh bed linen is given once a week. A 10 minute tram ride takes you to the center of the city and about 15 minutes by tram to the Department of IPS.  In addition to the UConn application, apply directly to IPS, Jagiellonian University.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5