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The 2010-11 academic year marked the beginning of the Polish-French double degree programme, which is jointly run by the by the Institute of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques at the University of Strasbourg. These are two outstanding institutions that both have a widely renowned reputation in the field of European Studies. 

The double degree is a two-year programme.  The first year takes place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Selected students follow a course of studies particular to European Studies, and all classes are run in English (core courses, specialisations and electives). However, if the student so desires, he or she is able to take classes in Polish (electives only). 

The second year of studies takes place at the University of Strasbourg (IEP), where teaching is proposed in French. The programme is an integral part of the Master in “Politiques européennes” and offers lectures and seminars that deal with European issues as well as Franco-Polish relations. In order to fill these requirements, lecturers are not only members of academic staff but also experts and practitioners in the field of European issues and Franco-Polish relations.

The fourth semester is dedicated to the writing of the MA thesis (in English or French) and sitting the thesis defence. Additionally, the student may also choose to do an internship at this time.

Recruitment covers two phases:

  • the application procedure for Polish programmes at the Institute of European Studies;
  • a subsequent interview (in English and French) by the commission that ultimately decides on admission to the programme.

Competencies gained

Students who successfully finish the programme receive the two following degrees:

  • Master Politiques européennes in the discipline of Sciences politiques et sociales at the University of Strasbourg.
  • Master of European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Admission procedure

The candidates to this program have to be first admitted and enrolled to the Polish MA programme (any specialization) at the Institute of European Studies.  Subsequently, they will be invited to individual interviews to be held in both languages of the program: English and French.

After the admission to the Polish programme, the candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

1) letter of motivation in English or French,

2) international certificates confirming the knowledge of English and French at a level of at least C1 or transcripts of grades (BA or MA level) confirming examinations in these languages at the expected (C1) level. Candidates with a BA or MA in English or French studies are exempt from submitting a certificate confirming knowledge of the language in which they hold the degree. The second language must be confirmed by an international certificate confirming the knowledge at a level of at least C1 or transcripts of grades (BA or MA level) confirming an examination in this second language at the expected (C1) level.

The candidates who do not have adequate certificates are kindly invited to get in touch with dr hab. Krzysztof Kowalski, the coordinator of the programme in IES.

Admission procedure for the academic year 2023-2024

Since the last list of admitted students to the Polish program (all specializations) will be released only 15 September 2023 (in IRK UJ), the candidates to the Polish-French double degree program are asked to submit by 25 September 2023 (12:00, Monday) all the above mentioned documents in hard copies or by email to Ms Dorota Krętkowska. For further information, please contact Ms D. Krętkowska.

The candidates to the Polish-French program will be invited by email on 26 September (Tuesday) to individual interviews to be held online (MS Teams) 27 September (Wednesday) in the morning.

Attention: the admitted students (to all the international programs) will be obliged to participate on 28 and 29 September (Thursday and Friday) in the ‘orientation days’ organized by the Institute  of European Studies.