Erasmus student exchanges are an essential part of the Institute of European Studies. We are happy to make you part of our academic family during your stay in Krakow.
The Erasmus code for the Jagiellonian University is PL KRAKOW01.
Service for INCOMING Erasmus+ students at our Institute is provided by the Faculty Incoming Erasmus+ Students Coordinator, Dr Agata Karbowska. She can help you when choosing courses, and she is the person who must sign your Learning Agreements.
dr Agata Karbowska
Office: Monday-Friday: 11.30 – 15.30 room: -1.13 (basement level)
ul. Oleandry 2A, 30-063 Kraków
Please note that Dr Karbowska leads an online meeting in MS Teams in the week before the semester starts. You should receive a link to the meeting by email. It is important to attend this meeting to get oriented before your classes begin.
Registration times for the second semester of 2023/24 (classes beginning 26 February 2023) will be posted in January 2024.
Erasmus and other international exchange students are welcome to register for English-language courses at the Institute of European Studies provided that there is sufficient space, and the course has not been filled to capacity (full-time degree students of the Jagiellonian University may have priority for some courses). There are some kinds of courses (like Methodology or Thesis Seminars) at the Institute that are reserved for students in specific degree programmes, but other students will not see them in their available registrations on USOSweb.
All students must have a sufficiently high level of English to participate fully in class. Students whose English is considered inadequate by the instructor may be denied a place. Courses designed for exchange students will generally be aimed at a minimum of B2 level, but courses that are part of a postgraduate programme usually expect C1.
Registration in USOSweb:
Students should attend the first meeting of all courses that they hope to register for, even if registration has not yet been possible. Students must officially register for their courses online in USOSweb, using their university login and password provided by the International Students Office. The course instructors do not have the ability to directly alter a student’s timetable to add them to a course.
Students who wish to withdraw from a European Studies course in which they are enrolled must do so online on USOSweb.
If a course registration shows that it is completely full, interested students should check the course in the USOSweb system regularly to see whether any places become free before the deadline for withdrawal. Students often make changes to their timetable in the first week of classes. Any necessary case-by-case adjustment to courses lists will be done by the Institute Registrar only after regular USOSweb registration has closed.
In order to register, please follow these steps:
- Log into your USOS account.
- Choose ‘Directory’ from the top panel.
- Insert the name of the course into the ‘Courses’ browser and click on ‘Search’.
- On the right side next to the name of the course you can see several icons, including a little shopping cart icon.
- Registration to the course is possible if the cart has a green arrow. You can register by clicking on the cart.
- If the cart has a yellow arrow it means that you are already registered to the course. Click on the cart in order to deregister.
- If the cart is inactive it means that you cannot register to the course.
- In each case, above the cart you can see a colourful bar indicating how many posts are currently available for the class (green – many posts available, red – no posts available).
- After clicking on the cart with a green arrow you should receive a confirmation of successful registration (green box with a tick). As the last step, the system will ask you to link the course to your study programme. Failing to link the course will result in de-registration.
IES students may also take advantage of the Erasmus programme, regardless of citizenship.
- Online Application
- Motivation letter, detailing information about the student's top 3 University choices, at which he/she would like to study and reasons for which the Erasmus programme will be academically beneficial for the student,
- Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction at the University,
- CV (résumé),
- Other documents demonstrating the student's academic ability and achievements, as applicable.
The application must be submitted (in person) in a folder labelled with the student's name and contact information to the Administrative Office at the Institute of European Studies at Reymonta 4 or directly to the programme coordinator:
Please label the folder in the following manner:
- Name: John Smith
- Institute: European Studies
- 1st choice university
- 2nd choice university
- 3rd choice university
- Semester/Year of Study on Erasmus
For a list of Universities within the network, click here.
Interested IES students should contact the outgoing student programme coordinator, dr Przemysław Tacik (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.