Why Kraków?


The Jagiellonian University is at the heart of academic life in Krakow, combining an over 650 year old tradition as one of the first universities in Europe, the alma mater of Copernicus, with a thriving cosmopolitan atmosphere and international outlook. The growing interest in Central and Eastern Europe as a strategic boundary between east and west, together with its cultural and historical complexity attracts adventurers and wanderers of all kinds, from freelancers, international businesses to students and other urban tribes. This unique vibe and multicultural mix provide for a dynamic city that is both affordable and inviting.

The Jagiellonian University is embedded in this urban, European atmosphere, and the MA in Euroculture, situated within the Institute of European Studies, is one of the several flagship programmes that highlights this thriving international atmosphere. Alongside it are other Erasmus Mundus and double degree Masters with European and non-European partners, a Study Abroad BA programme and an in-house two year European Studies MA run entirely in English, attracting students from all over the world.

Thematic Focus

The faculty at the Institute of European Studies consists of internationally experienced instructors from various departments of the Jagiellonian University, as well as a constant stream of world-class visiting professors from universities in Poland and abroad. The goal is to provide graduate students with interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and experience in European culture, politics and society.Topics include the nature and construction of collective identities and memory, cultural diversity, migration and citizenship, as well as participatory politics and the issue of democratic deficit, multi-level governance and normative power. While the geographical positioning of Krakow in Central and Eastern Europe permeates the academic discourse, the Institute of European Studies underscores a wider perspective on Europe, its dynamic culture(s) and societies, as well as its institutional, legal and political intricacies.


Starting date of the academic year

October 1st

Recognition Status
  • Name of Institution: Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Instytut Europeistyki
  • Name of the degree awarded: MA in European Studies (Polish ‘Magister’), specialisation: Euroculture
  • Accredited by: National Authorities