European Studies
Social sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
2 years (4 semesters)
Tuition fee: 
EU citizens: 3,450–4,000 EUR/year (depends of the study track) /non-EU citizens: 4,250–5,000 EUR/year (depends of the study track)
Degree awarded: 
magister (equivalent of master’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 28 August, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
Admission requirements: 

Admission requirements: 

Final admissions result is calculated based the interview conducted in English. Its aim is to assess candidate's aptitude for the programme, including their English proficiency.

Admission to study programmes at the Jagiellonian University is conducted electronically in the Online Application System: irk.uj.edu.pl. If you have any questions related to admission, please contact the Admissions Office directly or visit the websites: welcome.uj.edu.pl.

Detailed information about admission to this study programme, including information on the method of calculating the result, qualification criteria, fees, deadlines, and a list of required documents are available on the Online Application System (IRK): irk.uj.edu.pl


Programme description

The MA programme in European Studies is composed of highlevel postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, specialty, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters. MA in European Studies is composed of 8 specialisations which students can choose from to pursue their studies:

1. EU Studies
2. Central and Eastern European Studies
3. Central and Eastern European Studies: Research Track
4. Europeanisation and Governance in CEE
5. Studies in the Holocaust and Totalitarian Systems
6. Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies – CEERES
7. Governance, Leadership and Democracy Studies / EU Studies (Consortium of Jagiellonian University and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa – double degree programme)
8. Law and Politics / EU Studies / Central and Eastern European Studies / Europeanisation and Governance in CEE (Consortium of Jagiellonian University and Kobe University)


Graduate profile

The programme in European Studies offers specialist formation in the field of European integration and the functioning of the EU institutions, which gives graduates an opportunity to seek employment in units of state and local administration, education, media, non-governmental organisations, as well as international institutions, especially those linked to European integration. The regional profile equips the graduate with the understanding of the quickly developing area of Central and Eastern Europe, which prepares the graduate to work in diplomacy, political, economic and cultural institutions, as well as in business.