Individual research stays and placements

» Individual research stays at the Jagiellonian University

Basic information

In general, Jagiellonian University accepts requests for short-term research stays within existing bilateral agreements between partner universities. However, international students have also the opportunity to join our institution for short-term research stays upon individual requests.

Individual research stays can take place in various departments and units of the University. Their duration and programme is always agreed upon individually with a student, based on both student needs and unit requirements.

Students realizing individual research stays at the Jagiellonian University do not have student status. They are accepted as researchers at our institution. This means that they do not receive student identification cards of Jagiellonian University.

Application procedure

Individual requests for short-term research stays should consist of:

  • Written request to the director of appropriate institute stating the precise time of a research and strong motivation
  • Research plan/ Study plan
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the passport page with photo/ID page with photo
  • Letter of support from home university
  • Copy of the student ID card of home university/ or official confirmation of student status

and should be submitted, no later than 2 months before the planned start of the stay, to:

International Students Mobility Office
ul. Gołębia 24, room 21
31-113 Krakow
tel: (+4812) 663-15-46
fax: (+4812) 663-14-45
e-mail: ismo@uj.edu.pl

Please remember that after being accepted for research stay and upon arrival, all international research students must register at the International Students Office.

 

Acceptation procedure

  • on the basis of Dean's decision an official Letter of Acceptance (as a scan and hardcopy) will be send
  • on the basis of Dean's decision an obligation to pay the tuition fee (if applicable) will be send
  • after being accepted for research stay and upon arrival the student must register at the International Students Mobility Office and then in the office (sekretariat) of the particular department in which was affiliated

 

» Placements at the Jagiellonian University

Basic information

International students have the opportunity to join the Jagiellonian University for placements organised within Erasmus programme. We also accept individual requests for placements.

Placements can take place in various departments and units of the University. Their duration and programme is always agreed upon individually with a student, based on both the student's needs and the unit's requirements.

Students realizing placement at Jagiellonian University do not have student status. They are accepted as trainees at our institution. This means that they do not receive student identification cards of Jagiellonian University.

Application procedure

Jagiellonian University does not provide regular placement programmes. Therefore, international students interested in placement at our institution should:
1. Review university website in order to find a unit where he/she would like to do the placement.
2. Apply directly to the head of the chosen university unit. Application should consist of:

  • Cover letter, including proposed plan and dates of the placement as well as a strong motivation
  • Resume / curriculum vitae
  • Copy of the passport/ID page with photo
  • Letter of support from the home university

Placement applications should be submitted no later then 2 months before the planned start of the placement. If a student is accepted for a placement, the head of the university unit prepares a placement agreement, which is signed by the university Rector.

» Insurance

Jagiellonian University does not provide any health insurance for international students.

Individual research and placement students at the Jagiellonian University must have a comprehensive health and accident insurance valid in Poland thoughout the student's stay in Poland.

EU students should have their own insurance valid for the territory of European Union (for example European Health Insurance Card or other).

Students from the countries other than European Union should apply for medical care/health insurance in their home country (valid thoughout the student's stay in Poland) or sign an individual medical care agreement directly with an insurer (e.g. 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 about 60 PLN.

» Visa

Visa requirements depend on on your citizenship. Some international students need passport and student visa to enter Poland, while others need a visa if they arrive in Poland with the intention of studying, even if they do not need one to cross the border as tourists.

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

» Housing

University halls of residence/dormitories

Since both students coming to Jagiellonian University for placements, and individual research stays have trainee - not student - status, they cannot apply for accommodation in university housing, unless it is specially allowed in student agreement of placement / individual research stay signed by the student and the university rector.

Private housing

Private housing costs between 300 and 2000 PLN, depending on whether you are sharing a room/flat and with how many people, how far from the centre the flat is, and other room/flat condition.

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

» Fees and financial assistance

Individual research stays

The fee for individual research stay is determined by Rector.

Tuition fees should be transferred to the University bank account after the candidates have received a confirmation of admission from the International Students Mobility Office.

The fee does not cover room or board costs.

Placements

Jagiellonian University does not provide any financial assistance to international students realizing placements at our institution.

» Fact sheet

Here you may find some information about the mobility - Fact Sheet.

Please check also the Guide for International Students.

 

Contact and information

 

International Students Mobility Office

Jagiellonian University
Gołębia 24, room 21
31-007 Kraków
tel: (+48 12) 663 15 46
fax: (+48 12) 663 15 45
e-mail: krzysztof.byrski@uj.edu.pl