Economics, Social Sciences: At a Glance

University: Krakow University of Economics
Fields of Study: Business, Economics, Social Sciences
Dates: February 17, 2017 to June 29, 2017 - Spring
September 28, 2017 to February 16, 2018 - Fall
September 28, 2017 to June 30, 2018 - Academic Year
Credit: 15-18 - Spring
15-18 - Fall
30-36 - Academic Year
Deadlines: November 30, 2016 - Spring
June 29, 2017 - Fall
June 30, 2017 - Academic Year
Price: $9,500 - Spring
$9,500 - Fall
$17,450 - Academic Year
Housing: Apartment
Minimum Age: 18

Program Highlights:

There is no better place to study business and economics in Krakow than at the Krakow University of Economics! Their semester courses are taught in English and put a special emphasis on business and economics in the Central & Eastern European context. In class you will be able to compare ideas and perspectives with other international students.

The University:

The Krakow University of Economics was established in 1925 and today is one of the largest schools of economics in Poland. It is state-owned and offers a wide variety of courses in economics, international relations, finance, management and commodity science.

The university campus is within a short walk from the Old Town. It has 13 buildings where lectures and classes take place. There are 14 computer laboratories, allowing for at least 250 persons to work simultaneously. Krakow University of Economics also owns student dormitories as well as modern sports facilities, including a sports center with various courts, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and outdoor tennis courts. The campus is a perfect place for you to study abroad!

The City:

Undoubtedly Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. For centuries Polish kings and queens resided there before the capital was moved to Warsaw. Today the city prides itself on being the center of Polish culture. With over 6,000 historical buildings and monuments, Krakow is also a great place to learn about the country’s history. Since this was one of the few cities that was not destroyed during WW II, the Old Town still retains its medieval layout and some of the buildings date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. Due to its beauty and historical significance UNESCO named Krakow to its original list of World Heritage Sites in 1978. Krakow will enchant you with its charming Old Town, historic royal castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill, majestic churches and numerous museums, cafes and shops.

Courses & Descriptions:

Generally you will take 4 or 5 courses. Most elective courses are worth 45 hours. All elective courses are taught in English. You can earn between 15 and 18 credits per semester. See sample course listings below. A Polish language course is also available.

Sample Course Listing

KUE Business Ethics - Credits: 3

KUE Economic History - Credits: 3

KUE Economic Integration - Credits: 3

KUE Entrepreneurial Management - Credits: 3

KUE International Communication in Business and Management - Credits: 3

KUE International Economics - Credits: 3

KUE International Marketing - Credits: 3

KUE Polish Economic Convergence - Credits: 3

KUE Polish Economic Convergence - Credits: 3

KUE Statistics for International Studies - Credits: 3

KUE Polish Language (All Levels) - Credits: 3

Transfer Credit:

The Krakow Univeristy of Economics is fully accredited by the Polish Ministry of Education. Most colleges and universities allow you to transfer credit from courses taken abroad. Before applying it’s important to speak with the study abroad advisor at your home institution to obtain pre-approval for your courses and determine how many credits you’ll receive. Every educational institution has different policies about transferring credit, so we encourage you to follow your institution’s regulations. Usually the number of credits that you receive depends on the number of teaching hours. Following the American system, we suggest awarding 1 semester credit for every 15 hours of class time or 1 quarter credit for every 10 hours of class time.

After completing the program, we’ll send your registrar or study abroad advisor an official transcript with the course titles, course hours, and grades. Your university will need this transcript to transfer credit.

Financial Aid:

It is possible to transfer your financial aid to pay for some or all of the program costs. The first step is to check with your home institution’s financial aid advisor before applying. Since every home institution has different rules, only your advisor can tell you what kind of aid can transfer. Study Abroad Poland is happy to provide you with a certificate of enrollment or any other documents that your university might require. Scholarships are available on our scholarships page.

Application Deadline(s):

November 30, 2016 - Spring

June 29, 2017 - Fall

June 30, 2017 - Academic Year

Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.

Why Study Here

Meet a Diverse Student Body

At Krakow University of Economics there is a mixture of Polish and exchange students, so you are bound to have a truly international experience!

Enjoy the Cultural Capital

Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland. The city boasts the best theaters, festivals, and museums. Every year there are over 50 cultural events held there. Jagiellonian University’s main campus is located in the heart of the Old Town so you will be in the center of all the action.

Live, Eat, Breathe History

little bit of history can be uncovered on every one of Krakow’s cobblestone streets – it was one of the few cities that was not destroyed during WWII. Therefore, the Old Town still maintains the same buildings and architecture from medieval times. It is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and there are 6,000 historical sites registered there!

Get a Bang for Your Buck

Krakow is an affordable destination – your dollar still goes a long way!

Be in the Center of It All

Located in the heart of Europe, Krakow is the perfect home base for your travels to other European cities such as Prague, Paris, Rome, Budapest, Berlin, etc.


  • $9,500 - Spring
  • $9,500 - Fall
  • $17,450 - Academic Year

What's Included

Tuition and Fees

The program includes full tuition and fees at the Krakow Univeristy of Economics.


During the program you’ll share an apartment with other students. All apartment locations are chosen with careful consideration given to students’ needs. These include cleanliness, proximity to the school, public transportation access and convenience of the location with regards to stores.

Official Transcript

Two months after completing the program, we’ll send your home university an official transcript from the Krakow University of Economics. This allows you to transfer credit back to your university (with prior approval from your advisor). The transcript contains the course title, grade, and credit hours for each course.

Program Director

Throughout the program, you’ll receive on-site support from the Program Director. The director will meet you at the airport, lead the orientation session, organize activities, and be available 24 hours a day.

Airport Transfers

In order to make your arrival go smoothly, your Program Director will meet you at Krakow International Airport. He/she will take you in a taxi to your apartment and help you move in. At the end of the program, the Director will also take you to the airport before departure.

In-country Orientation

You’ll take part in a 2-day orientation session at the beginning of the program. The Program Director will provide you with helpful advice and tips for living in Krakow, review the schedule of activities for the program, distribute cell phones, and teach a survival Polish class.

Use of a Pre-Paid Cell Phone

During the orientation session you’ll be provided with a cell phone and a number of initial minutes. You’ll be responsible for recharging your phone with minutes. A cell phone is a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family back home. Also, text messaging is a popular and economical way to communicate with your friends in Poland.

Transportation Pass

To help you travel smoothly around Krakow, we’ll provide you with a transportation pass that can be used on all buses, trams, and the subway.

Activities & Excursions

Activities and excursions will be planned throughout the program. These are designed to help you get to know the Polish culture better. Some sample activities include a tour of Krakow, museum trips, art galleries, films, concerts, and many more. There will also be weekend trips to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, Auschwitz (former Nazi Concentration Camp), and Warsaw.

Health Insurance

You’ll be provided with a short-term accident and sickness medical plan that is especially designed for students studying abroad.

International Student Identity Card

All students are issued a complimentary International Student Identity Card (ISIC), which gives you great student discounts on airfare, rail passes, accommodation, sightseeing, food, shopping and more. Over 40,000 discounts are available around the world!

What You'll Need


Meals are not included, but you will have a kitchen available in your apartment so that you can cook your own meals. Food is very affordable in Krakow. Many students also like to eat out. There are small cafes and quaint restaurants close to the university for you to enjoy.

Spending Money

Krakow is an affordable European city to live in. You will need to bring spending money for food, personal items, additional travel, and entertainment.

Round-trip Airfare to Poland

Student travel agencies provide great deals on airfare to Poland. The average round-trip ticket costs around $800.


Generally textbooks are much cheaper in Poland and professors use a lot of readers and photo copies rather than expensive books. You should plan on bringing $100 per term for books.

Pre-paid Phone Cards for Your Cell

At the beginning of the program you will be provided with a Polish cell phone and an initial amount of minutes (ca. $30). During the program you will need to purchase your own phone cards to refill your minutes. Your Program Director will show you where to buy these.