International Relations and Area Studies
Social sciences
Bachelor Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
6 semesters
Tuition fee: 
4000 EUR/year
Degree awarded: 
licencjat (equivalent of bachelor’s degree)
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 28 May, 2024
Day of semester start: 
Tuesday, 1 October, 2024
Credits (ECTS): 
Please contact the Unit
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 and irk.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 undergraduate interdisciplinary programme International Relations and Area Studies offers an international and comparative perspective on contemporary global system and different regions of the world. Its aim is to foster creative thinking about complex global problems and to equip students with the analytical tools, language expertise, and cross-cultural understanding to guide them in that process. The degree provides a solid grounding in international issues along with an opportunity to specialise in International Security, Politics and Culture or in Regional Studies. The research and teaching spans the full spectrum of topics in international relations and area studies, including international politics and economics, development, global governance, ethics of international affairs, conflict resolution and peace building, regional integration, cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue.

Graduate profile

The study programme combines theoretical basis with a practical focus, which allows its graduates to acquire significant knowledge and practical skills valuable for their future careers, be it in government, non-governmental organisations, aid and development agencies, business, cultural and regional institutions, or diplomacy. Graduates will be also able to apply for MA programmes in various social science disciplines.