Cracow is one of the oldest and largest academic centers in Poland. A great number of students come here both from Poland and many other countries.

Cracow is one of the biggest and most important academic and research centers in Poland. Its academic traditions go back to the 14th century when the Jagiellonian University was set up. Currently, thanks to numerous higher education institutions, both public and private, every year the city of Cracow welcomes many new students. The city boasts as many as 23 higher education institutions attended by some 210 thousand students. This is here, in Cracow, where one of Europe’s oldest universities is located – the Jagiellonian University, attended by Nicolaus Copernicus.

You have already made the decision to move to Cracow for study. You have finally found an apartment or a room to live. You have even come here and started to get to know the city and people a little bit. So, it is your chance also to explore the beautiful city of Cracow while studying.

Apart from the academic offered, the exciting cultural and nightlife, students are attracted by the atmosphere of the city itself and the charm of its old architecture. Cracow serves a great number of festivals throughout the year, including film, classical music and photography, as well as the internationally famous Festival of Jewish Culture or Jazz Festival. The city also boasts some of the most renowned galleries and museums in the country and one of the European greatest theater districts. There are over a hundred clubs and bars in the vicinity of Cracow’s Market Square alone, mostly in the cellars of historic buildings, hosting to exhibitions, jazz concerts or experimental drama.

Cracow has many green areas that provide opportunities for recreation and active rest, such as the Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University and the Zoological Garden in the Wolski forest complex which is a traditional place of recreation for the locals and tourists. The rich and constantly expanded recreational base (ice rink, swimming pools, including the Aqua Park, tennis courts, and systematically expanded network of cycling paths) and other venues encourage people to practice sports and spend their time actively in the open air.

Many people decide to live here for good, falling in love with the city and adding different ideas to the centuries-lasting tradition of Cracow. So, it is truly an international city and a great place to study.