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The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow

The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow

The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow


The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow (UPJPII) is a place where tradition meets modernity and history meets innovation in teaching. Excellent academic staff and a modern curriculum prepare students to succeed in various fields of professional and personal life. UPJPII is an excellent choice for foreign students wishing to study in an international environment.

Rooted in more than six hundred years of history, initiated by the bull of Pope Boniface IX, the University continues to develop its teaching and research activities. Today's educational offerings at UPJPII in English include a specialization in Communication and Media Studies and a specialization in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion.

Studying at UPJPII means not only acquiring theoretical knowledge but also developing practical skills. The modern curriculum, based on the latest research and market trends, prepares students for the challenges of the modern world. The university also enables personal and professional development through participation in projects, internships and the activities of student research clubs. Our university is also a cultural centre, offering access to a variety of artistic events and meetings with inspiring people.

Choosing the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow means deciding to study at one of the most prestigious universities in Poland, which provides a solid theoretical foundation and practical skills, opening up a wide range of opportunities for professional and personal development.

UPJPII has about 3,000 students and doctoral students, and the academic staff includes nearly 300 researchers supported by 140 administrative and library staff, demonstrating the university's commitment to providing the best conditions for its community.

We are proud of the construction of the state-of-the-art John Paul II Campus, which is intended not only as a testimony to faith and tradition but also as a space for education and culture. The John Paul II Campus is a symbol of the strength of the community, whose foundations are based on solidity and endurance. Now, you too can be part of this extraordinary mission!

Join our international student community in the heart of Krakow and start your future with us today! Apply now!


Steps for Completing the Admission process:

  1. Create an account in the online admission system
  2. Fill in all required data, upload your photos and scans of documents if required
  3. Choose the program you are interested in and click the button "Register"
  4. Pay the admission fee for application in your account section "Payments"
  5. Results will appear within the specified deadline, check them in the section "Enrollment applications"
  6. Print the application form and bring it with the rest of the documents to the appropriate office within the deadline

Required documents

During online admission process, applicants must attach the following documents in the Online Application System (IRK) system in the section Personal forms → Education:

  • Document confirming education on the appropriate level (certificate/diploma);
  • Grades certificate or other official document which includes the list of passed subjects with grades (if not stated in document which confirms education)
    • From high school - in case of an application for first-cycle studies or long-cycle studies;
    • From university - in case of an application for second-cycle studies.
  • Grade scale (minimum and maximum grade);
  • Apostille or legalisation of a document confirming education - if the applicant doesn't have this document during the online admission phase, the applicant must attach an undertaking letter for submitting the document later, the template is available below. Please note that apostille/legalisation must be submitted by September 15. Failure to submit this document within the deadline will cause the removal from the list of students!
  • Official translation of documents
    • To Polish in case of studies provided in Polish;
    • To English in case of studies provided in English.
  • Certificate confirming that the document confirming education enables one to study at the appropriate level in the country where the document confirming education was issued (in case the document confirming education includes no such information)
  • Language proficiency certificate or other document confirming language proficiency at the appropriate level
    • For studies provided in English: English B1 in case of first-cycle studies, English B2 in case of second-cycle studies;
    • For studies provided in Polish: Polish B1 in case of first-cycle studies, Polish B2 in case of second-cycle studies.

Scholarships and Funding

  • Social scholarship
  • Rector's Scholarship
  • Scholarship for people with disabilities
  • Allowances
  • Scholarship of the Minister of Education and Science
  • Own scholarship fund
  • Scholarship for foreigners
  • Other scholarships

Why study at The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow

  • Exceptional educational and formative mission (academic chaplaincy, choir)
  • Modern facilities (Academic Media Center, JP2 TV, Radio Bonus) hidden inside historic buildings in the heart of Krakow
  • Social dimension of the university (various charitable organizations, student associations)
  • Unusual offer (Church Music, Licentiate of Sacred Theology)
  • We specialize in the Humanities, Theology and Social Sciences


  • Kraków

    ul. Kanonicza 25, 31-002, Kraków