Graduate Programmes at the Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow


The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, speciality, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters.


This programme is designed to provide students with advanced and interdisciplinary knowledge of contemporary European affairs. Our focus is the study of the political, economic and cultural character of Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union.


The MA degree with which student graduate reflects one of 5 study tracks:

EU Studies Specialisation
Central and Eastern European Studies Specialisation
Europeanisation and Governance in Central and Eastern Europe Specialisation
Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track
Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems Specialty

Internships and Extracurricular Academic Opportunities

CES students are invited to take advantage of the internship and volunteer opportunities available to them. The Jagiellonian University cooperates with numerous important research centres in Europe, and the Centre for European Studies has contacts with local organisations and NGOs that could provide students with the opportunity to become acquainted with the contemporary goals, challenges and progress of Krakow’s best independent institutions. Additionally, it is recommended that students take part in the multitude of conferences and workshops organised in Poland and Europe by submitting abstracts and papers to be presented to an international audience. CES staff is available to help locate and prepare for these opportunities.

Study Trips

Undergraduate students are also encouraged to take part in our study trips as a fun way to complement classroom learning and to see for themselves the transformations in Central and Eastern Europe. Every semester, an integration trip and one week-long educational trip (which is covered by the cost of tuition) are organised for students to enjoy and gain practical experience on the topics they are learning about. Students visit with local government officials, EU representatives, cultural and social organisations.

Tuition and Fees

For full two year MA in European Studies programme
EU Citizen-5.400 euro
Non-EU Citizen-7.600 euro

Application Form

Written approval to study at the Jagiellonian University from their academic adviser, study abroad counselor and/or Registrar of their home institution
Transcript or other records of their academic achievements including degrees earned
Curriculum vitae (resumé)
Two passport photographs
Photocopy of the first page of passport (showing photograph and name)
Proof of English proficiency (non-native speakers only).

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In addition to the MA programme, the Centre for European Studies participates in a number of double degree programmes with other leading European Universities. Upon completion, students are awarded an MA in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University (with the corresponding specialisation) and an MA from the partner university.

International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS)

International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES)

MA in European Studies/MA in Emerging Europe in a Global Perspective

MA in European Studies/MA in Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies

EU-Japan Advanced Multidisciplinary Master Studies (EU-JAMM)

European Regional Studies
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees differ depending on the double degree programme. For more information, please visit:


All students enrolled in the CES MA programmes are guaranteed a place in our halls of residence.


ul. Rejmonta 11, 30-059 Krakow, Poland [email protected]
tel. +48 12 37 81 300

ul. Piastowska 47, 30-067 Krakow, Poland [email protected]

tel. +48 12 62 23 300


Al. 3 maja 5, 30-063 Krakow, Poland [email protected]
tel. +48 12 62 21 100

Rooms consist in two and three-person rooms that are furnished. The cost per person is currently 345 zł per month (approximately 100$ per month), which includes utilities and internet access.

Living in the dorms is convenient and cheap. The dorms are located in the center of the city and are near to CES classes (10-15 minutes walk).