School of Medicine, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

About Jagiellonian University in Krakow

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. The Jubilee year 2014 marked the 650th anniversary of this remarkable event.

In 2018, it was the only Polish and Eastern European higher education institution in Reuter’s Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.

About School of Medicine in Krakow

The School of Medicine in English is a structural unit of the Faculty of Medicine. Its first students were admit­ted in October 1994. During the 2011/2012 academic year, nearly 600 students from five continents and twenty countries were enrolled in the School, with the majority com­ing from Norway, the USA, and Canada.
The School offers three programs: two of medicine and one of dentistry, taught exclu­sively in English. This first is a 4-year program for graduates of pre-medical college/university programs in the USA/Canada, the second is a 6-year program for gradu­ates of secondary schools and the third a 5-year program for high school graduates.

Graduates of these programs are conferred a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and a Doctor of Dentistry (DDS) degree by the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Medicine. Academic staff include the most experienced scholars and lecturers at Jagiellonian University, as well as foreign academics from the USA, England, Germany, and other countries.
These English-language programs remain in compliance with Polish and EU standards of teaching, the US Department of Education (Stafford Loan Program), and Medical Board of California.
Under agreements with different universities, final year stu­dents of the School of Medicine in English have the oppor­tunity to complete elective rotations at, among others, the University of California San Diego, University of California Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, Loma Linda University Medical Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Graduates of both programs are eligible to apply for resi­dency and postgraduate training programs at university teaching hospitals in various countries, including the USA (Illinois, Alabama, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, Vermont, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, Ohio, Louisiana, South Carolina and Washington DC), Canada (Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta), Australia, England, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and Poland.

Recognition in EU and Iran

Degree from Jagielonnian University in Krakow is recognised in the European Union and Iran.

STUDY PROGRAM General medicine

MD program for high school graduates is tailored for international candidates who have graduated from high school/secondary school, have obtained grades in Biology (or Physics) and Chemistry, and possess good working knowledge of English language.

The admission to the program is based solely on the examination result. The examination is conducted in Kraków in May 2019.

Upon completion of the 6-year long program, students receive a diploma of the Jagiellonian University and are awarded the internationally recognized title of Lekarz ( an equivalent of MD).

For first-year students school starts on the first Monday of September with an Orientation Day followed by obligatory one-month September Introductory Course.

There were 89 students admitted to program in English

STUDY PROGRAM Dental medicine

5-year long Doctor of Dental Surgery program (DDS) is tailored for international candidates who have graduated from high school/secondary school, have obtained grades in Biology (or Physics) and Chemistry, and possess good working knowledge of English language.

The admission to the program is based solely on the examination result. The examination is conducted in Kraków, Chicago and Oslo (for applicants from Scandinavia) and takes place in May/June.

Upon completion of the 5-year long DDS program, students receive the diploma of the Jagiellonian University and are awarded the internationally recognized title of Lekarz Dentysta ( an equivalent of DDS).

Tuition fees and related costs

Tuition fees are 13000€ per one year of study of General medicine in Krakow.

Tuition fees for program Dental medicine are 11000€ for 1st and 2nd year, 12500€ for third and 13000€ for a fourth and fifth year.

Tuition fees can be paid in 2 instalments.

Admission process

There is a requirement for English certificate and an applicant also must submit confirmation of biology or Physics and Chemistry courses completed during secondary and/or supplementary education and confirmed by a certificate including grade.

A student will write an entrance test in Krakow – based on result he/she will get admission letter. Application fee is 100PLN / 23€.

Entrance exam dates

Kraków, Poland – May 24, 2019 – Application deadline is April 26, 2019

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