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Study Abroad: Tuition and Fees

Study abroad finances may often be an overwhelming but very significant factor that each student must consider. While personal choices (such as housing, travel, and lifestyle) vary from student to student, the cost of living for international students in Krakow is low and you may enjoy a lot that the city has to offer without stretching your wallet. The information provided below will help you determine an estimated budget and plan accordingly.

The programme fees cover all tuition (including language courses), one study-trip abroad per semester, as well as access to all CES/IES and university student facilities.






One Semester


4,000 euro


4,500 euro

One Year


7,500 euro


8,000 euro


Students studying at CES/IES for two semesters may pay in two instalments (1st by 15 October and 2nd by 15 March).

Payment Deadlines




15 October


15 March


​Costs not covered by the programme fees

The programme fees do not cover:

  • room; 
  • board;
  • transportation;
  • insurance;
  • the costs of additional study trips;
  • other miscellaneous costs.

There are two billing options, either your home university is billed or you pay the programme fees directly to us. Please consult your Study Abroad office to determine your school's policies and billing procedures. 

If you are paying directly, the programme fees must be paid by bank transfer.

Bank Transfer Information

Name/account title:

Uniwersytet Jagielloński


Bank Pekao SA

University account number:

PL 44 1240 6960 7433 2204 9999 9999

Bank's address:

Ul.Szpitalna 15
31-024 Kraków


Title of payment:

Centre for European Studies - SA fees for ______________ (name of student)

There are several outside funding opportunities that are worth looking into. We encourage that you explore these options so that your study abroad experience maybe not only educational and fun but also cost-effective.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Current recipients of federal student financial aid and the Pell Grant are eligible to apply for this grant, which is offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship  Poland ia among the countries deemed critical to U.S. national security and American undergraduate students interested in studying about these regions and its language may apply for the scholarship awarded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP).

Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship Members of the Golden Key Honors Society may get financial support for study abroad.

Global Studies Foundation Study Grant This is a good opportunity for those students who are already studying abroad. Supplementary funding is available, particularly for those studying in countries deemed strategicanlly significant for the U.S.

Institute of International Education: Study Abroad Funding A search engine for study abroad scholarships.

International Education Financial Aid This search engine contains information about all types of scholarships, grants and fellowships, including study abroad.

Estimated living expenses 2023/24*

1. Accommodation

a. Hall of Residence (Shared room 2 or 3 people):  560 zł/ 120€ /130$ per month (students must pay a deposit, which they get back at the end of their stay if no damages were incurred).

b. Private Housing

  • From 1000 zł/ 215€ / 227$ per month for a room in a shared apartment in the city centre,
  • From 2500zł/ 550€ / 545$ per month for a shared apartment in the city centre.

(Cost depends on location, whether utilities are included or not, room size, heating type and number of roommates).

2. Board

a. University Halls do not offer meal plans. Basic kitchens and cheap cafeterias are available onsite
b. Food cooked at home may cost from around 1000zł / 215€ / 230$ per month.
c. Lunch at the student canteen: from 30zł / 8€ / 10$.

3. Books

a. All required course materials are available in the Faculty Library. The University provides online access to a full range of academic databases for all students.

4. Telephones and Internet

a. Depending on usage, students may spend around 100zł/ 22€ / 25$ per month with mobile Internet included. 
b. Monthly Internet fee can vary from about 100zł-150/month. Often, you will need to pay an installation fee (from 200-250zł).

5. Study trips

a. Participation fee: This includes transportation, housing, entrance fees to the scheduled activities and events, and insurance. Please keep in mind that free time is scheduled for the study trips, which the individual students will organise for themselves and manage all costs associated with it.

b. Additional optional trips may range from 800zł to 1500 zł.

6. Local Transport (student discount applies for students up to 26)

a. Cost of one tram or bus ride 

b. Monthly Card for Public Transportation 

c. Due to the close proximity of the University halls of residence to classrooms, most 
students choose to walk. (Nawojka is literally right across the street from most of 
your classrooms.)

d. Example prices:

  • 20 minutes student ticket - 2zł (4zł without discount) / 0,50€ /0,48$
  • Network ticket for 1 month - 53zł (106zł without discount)/ 16€ / 18$
  • Taxi (5km) - around 30zł / 8€ / 7$
  • Uber (5km) - around 20zł / 5€ / 4,5$

7. Other


  • Gym monthly pass: 100zł / 25€ / 23$
  • Swimming Pool for 1h: 15zł / 4€ / 3,5$
  • Yoga classes: 150zł / 40€ / 40$ per 4 classes
  • One visit, all National Museum Branches for JU students 1zł / 0,23€ / 0,26$
  • Trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine - 100zł / 25€ / 25$
  • Trip to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp - 100zł / 25€ / 25$

Note: All prices are indicative prices and may change depending on the current situation.


8. Approximate Currency Exchange Rates:

1 Euro = 4,6 zloty

1 American Dollar = 4,5 zloty

*Please be advised that these figures are meant as a guide, and discrepancies may occur.

*The cost of one study trip abroad is included in the tuition fee. This includes transportation, housing, entrance fees to the scheduled activities and events, and insurance.

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