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The Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University: Profile

The Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364, is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe.

Today, it comprises 16 faculties, where nearly 4,000 academic staff conduct research and provide education to over 40,000 students, within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study.

The Centre for European Studies is the international branch of the Institute of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University. CES offers BA and MA programmes in European Studies, several double and joint degree programmes with partner universities worldwide as well as a study abroad programme for undergraduate students. We welcome all students eager to experience affordable academic excellence and unique experiences.

Why CES?

• High-level graduate courses taught in English
• Classes with world-class academics and practitioners
• Independent curriculum to match personal interests
• Intensive foreign language instruction
• Innovative specialisations
• Internship programme during studies
• Quality student services


The Centre for European Studies offers:

BA in European Studies: Politics and Society in a Global Context

MA in European Studies with 6 specialisations:

- EU Studies
- Central and Eastern European Studies
- Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track
- Europeanisation and Governance in Central and Eastern Europe
- Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
- Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems

We also offer Double Degree and Joint Masters Programmes:

- International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)
- International Masters in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMCEERES)
- European Politics and Society (EPS): Vaclav Havel Joint Master’s Programme
- Double Degree Master’s Programme in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies
- Double Degree Master’s Programme in Law and Politics and European Studies
- Joint Master’s Programme in International Relations: Europe from Visegrad Perspective
- Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Euroculture: Society, Politics and Culture in a Global Context

Students of the Centre for European Studies

Extracurricular possibilities at CES

Conferences and workshops:

The Centre for European Studies organises several workshops, guest lectures and discussions complementary to the academic curriculum of our programmes. Students are welcome to propose their own initiatives for extracurricular academic events and will receive CES support in their organisation.


Considering the crucial role of combining theoretical knowledge with practical experience, we offer various internship opportunities that help students gain relevant work experience and establish a network of contacts with specialists active in their field of interest.


We are proud to have graduates working in the institutions of the European Union, national governments, international organisations, diplomacy, consultancy, media or pursuing academic careers in the best universities in the world.

Study Trips:

The Centre for European Studies is dedicated to complement academic experience with study trips so that students can gain hands-on experience of the rich cultural life of Poland and Central and Eastern Europe, and widen their knowledge of the political, economic and social realities of CEE countries through the meetings, lectures and workshops with local and international NGOs, government representatives, politicians and academics.

Why study in Kraków?

• Vibrant, friendly and safe university town
• Home to more than 150,000 students
• Central hub for artists, start-ups and international professionals
• Cultural capital of Poland
• A UNESCO World Heritage Site
• A UNESCO City of Literature
• Well-connected with the rest of Poland and the world

Contact details

Centre for European Studies
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Garbarska street 7A

Tel: +48 (12) 429 62 07
Tel/fax: + 48 (12) 429 61 95

Website: ces.uj.edu.pl

Email: ces.office@uj.edu.pl

Admission email: maprogramme@uj.edu.plbaprogramme@uj.edu.pl