Utrecht Network

» About the programme

The Utrecht Network started off in the early 1980s, as a small group that was active in student exchanges. Presently, the group consists of twenty-eight members (representing thirty-one universities) co-operating in the area of internationalisation in the broadest sense of the word. Utrecht Network Website

Student exchange in Europe
At the start of the ERASMUS programme, the existing activities were adopted as the first framework ICP, followed by a steady expansion in the number of partners and exchange students. Initially, this quick start formed the great advantage of the institution-wide approach taken by the Utrecht Network. Presently, however, the fact that this construction makes practically every student, from each discipline and from all affiliated universities, a potential ERASMUS student, is regarded as the most important advantage. Furthermore, thanks to the large numbers involved, we are able to correct possible "imbalances" which exist in the mobility, and this means that the Utrecht Network can offer all participants a sound basis for broad student mobility. Each academic year student mobility within the Utrecht network totals about 1200 students.

Exchange opportunities for U.S. students
In the context of co-operation with the USA, the Utrecht Network functiones as a consortium, while planning and carrying out activities in the field of exchange. Together with the MAUI-consortium in the Mid-West of USA, the Utrecht Network developed a system which makes student mobility possible within a wide variety of disciplines and between all participating universities. The MAUI-UTRECHT NETWORK Exchange Program enables students from member universities to study at one of the other member institutions for a semester or academic year. Each student pays tuition to his or her home university and takes regular classes at the partner institution. Approximately 100 students are exchanged each year. For more information, please proceed to the MAUI website

Exchange opportunities for Australian students
The Utrecht Network exchanges students with AEN (Australian-European Network), a consortium of 7 universities in Australia. Approximately 50 students are exchanged each year. For more information, please proceed to the AEN website

» Course offer

The areas of study open for MAUI and AEN students are: Polish Studies, International Relations, Area Studies, History, Sociology, and Geography.

The areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties are: Medicine, European Studies, Public Health, and Law (only MAUI students).

Detailed information about courses in English taught within the above mentionned study programmes are available here (>COURSE OFFER).

Detailed information about courses taught in Polish within the above mentionned study programmes are available on UsosWeb.

» Application procedure

Students willing to study at the Jagiellonian University within Utrecht Network exchange are first required to be nominated to attend a program by their home universities and should contact their local study abroad coordinator regarding the application/placement process and for additional information.

After being accepted for the programme by your home university, please fill the online application and send by email a confirmed application form to our office together with the following documents:

  • Written request with strong motivation
  • Research plan/ Study plan
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the passport page with photo
  • Letter of support from home university
  • Copy of the student ID card of home university

e-mail: krzysztof.byrski@uj.edu.pl or ismo@uj.edu.pl


  • End of May 2017 for autumn term (winter or first semester) (starts on October 1st)
  • End of November 2017 for spring term (summer or second semester) (starts in the second half of February - around 24th)

» Legal documents

As international student at Jagiellonian University you will be provided with:

  • Student card: a green plastic card with a photo, a document issued by the unit to which a student has been admitted. It is valid if a hologram is affixed to it for the periods from 1st October to 31st March and from 1st April to 31st October. It entitles its holder to library use, concession fares on public transport in the city, concession rail fares (under 26 years of age) and to concessions in cultural institutions (theatres, museums, etc).

» Visa

Please contact the closest Polish consulate for details about obtaining a visa after you have been accepted to the university.

  • Visa
    • For EU citizens there are no visa requirments, though if you stay more than 14 days in Kraków then you should report your stay in the Department of the Register of Population and Personal Evidence, address: ul. Powstania Warszawskiego 10 
    • Visa requirements depend on your citizenship. From some international students it is required to have a passport and student visa in order to enter Poland, while others only require a visa if they arrive in Poland with the intention of studying, even if they do not need one to cross the border
    • For information about the visa procedure for non EU citizens, please contact the Polish Consulate in your home country
    • For visa formalities and residence cards you may contact the Department of Nationals' and Foreigners' Affairs, address: ul. Przy Rondzie 6, ground floor (foreigners' affairs room)


  • Insurance
    • International students at the Jagiellonian University must have an insurance that is valid in Poland, because the Jagiellonian University does not provide any health insurance for students
    • EU students should have their own insurance valid for the territory of European Union (for example European Health Insurance Card or other)
    • Students from other countries than from European Union should obtain medical care/health insurance
      • from their home country
      • or hold an European Health Insurance Card;
      • or sign an individual medical care agreement directly with an insurer (e.g. Polish National Health Fund, ul. Batorego 24, call centre: (+48) (12) 19488; Falck, call centre: 19675; PZU Życie S.A., call centre: 0801 111 811, etc.). The monthly cost of individual insurance is ca. 50 PLN

» Housing

International students can either find private accomodation or apply for housing through the International Students Office of Jagiellonian University, who offers rooms in the university halls of residence.

University halls of residence

We offer shared (double) rooms available in two dorms: Żaczek (al. 3 Maja 5) and Piast (ul. Piastowska 47). The cost per person is currently 330 zł per month, which includes internet access.

Please note that we are not able to offer housing to all international students and the registration is based on a first-come first-serve basis, therefore you should apply for student accomodation as soon as you are accepted to the programme.

Private housing

Provite housing cost between 300 and 2000 złoty, depending on whether you are sharing a room/flat and with how many people, how far from the centre the flat is, and how modern its furnishings are.

Erasmus Student Network, student organisation at the Jagiellonian University, helps international student with finding a flat or a room. For more details please visit ESN website.

» Fees

Each student, if required, pays tuition to his or her home university and takes regular classes at the Jagiellonian University.

» Life in Kraków - practical information




International Students Mobility Office

Utrecht Network contact person:

Michal Bereziński, MA

tel: +48 12-663-15-46
fax: +48 12 663-15-45, e-mail: michal.berezinski@adm.uj.edu.pl

Contact person for incoming students:

Krzysztof Byrski, MA

Małgorzata Jacobs-Kozyra, PhD

tel: +48 12 663-1546, 1517
fax: +48 12 663-15-45, e-mail: bosz@uj.edu.pl