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Intellectual Property and New Technologies

Organizational unit Faculty of Law and Administration
Field of studies Intellectual Property and New Technologies
Form of studies full-time
Level of education graduate (second-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 20
Number of places offered 45
Duration 1.5 years (3 semesters)
Required documents
  • higher education diploma
There are currently no active application rounds for this programme.

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About the programme

curriculum course overview
application fee 100 PLN
tuition fee

For 1st year: 5 000 EUR
For the 3rd semester: 2 000 EUR

In total: 7 000 EUR

More information: fees.

Who can apply

Candidates applying to this programme need to be holders of a higher education diploma (e.g. Licencjat) awarded in any field. The diploma needs to confirm their eligibility to undertake second-cycle programmes of study in Poland. For diplomas issued abroad of Poland, the diploma needs to confirm candidate’s eligibility to undertake studies on equivalent level in its country of issue.

Calculating the final result

Final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:

element weight
motivation letter assessment 50%
interview 50%

About the result calculation

Admission process is divided into two stages.

During the first stage, candidate’s motivation letter is assessed (on the scale from 0 to 50 points). The motivation letter, composed in English, highlights:

  • completed courses in the field of Law (especially Civil Law or Intellectual Property Law), Management, Economy, or other courses at least partially related to the broad field of Intellectual Property and/or New Technologies Law, or
  • scope of candidate's experience to date related to the field of Intellectual Property and/or New Technologies.

Only candidates who were awarded the highest number of points during the first stage are invited to the second stage of the procedure (i.e. the interview), in number exceeding by half the number of places available (number of places available in the current application round + 50%). Candidates who do not take part in the interview are awarded 0 (zero) points for that stage. The interview covers candidate’s motivation and qualifications for undertaking the programme as well as their English command (B2 level).

Candidate’s result is the sum total of points awarded to the candidate during both stages of the qualification process.

Place and time of the interview

The interview takes place on the day specified in the admission schedule as dates of the “entrance examinations”.

Candidates are notified of the interview details individually through their OAS accounts by no later than two days before the dates in the admission schedule.

Due to the current situation, the interviews will be conducted online (via Skype, Teams etc.). Details will be provided individually to all candidates through their OAS accounts. To take part in the interview, please note that you will need a stable Internet connection, a working microphone and headphones or speakers, as well as a webcam (your identity will be verified with the document (passport) you need to show to the camera, and you are expected to answer questions without assistance of other people).

Admission process

Step by step application guide for admissions to the Jagiellonian University is available here: admissions step by step.

Admission schedule

Admission process to this programme is conducted in accordance with the schedule: admission schedule.

Additional application rounds may be opened if there are still places available when the current round closes.

Application form

When filling out the sign up form in the system, candidates upload copies of the following documents, required for the calculation of their final result:

  • higher education diploma—the diploma has to include information that the candidate is eligible to undertake second-cycle programs; if the diploma does not include such information, a document confirming that the diploma entitles them to undertake second-cycle programs should be added (list of diplomas where this is not required is available at in the "Higher education diploma" part). If the candidate does not yet have the physical copy of the diploma, they should upload a copy of the certificate confirming that they have graduated. If they have not yet graduated, a copy of a certificate stating the predicted graduation date should be uploaded (it cannot be later than the enrolment deadline),
  • motivation letter—the letter should be written in English and highlight: completed courses in the field of Law (especially Civil Law or Intellectual Property Law), Management, Economy, or other courses at least partially related to the broad field of Intellectual Property and/or New Technologies, or scope of candidate’s experience related to the field of Intellectural Property and/or New Technologies.

Documents required for enrolment

Enrolment and the epidemic
To comply with measures implemented at the JU to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, enrolment procedures will be completed by post (online) until further notice. Details on the mode for submission of required documents listed below will be communicated to candidates qualified for admission in their OAS accounts.

Candidates qualified for admission will be notified of the place and date for enrolment in their system account.

The enrolment procedure consists in delivering the following documents in person to the office named in the enrolment notification:

  • personal questionnaire downloaded from the system, including the photograph, together with other documents downloaded from the system from under the link “Documents and further steps” in the table of the application for this programme,
  • copies of documents upload in the system as part of the application, with the original documents available for inspection.

During the enrolment procedure, candidate has to present their identity document: a valid passport or an ID of the citizen of the European Union.

Persons who cannot come in person to enrol should contact the office responsible for the procedure of enrolment to this programme (contact data will be included in the notification sent to candidates qualified for admission).

Using foreign higher education diploma in Poland

Higher education diplomas obtained outside of Poland must be affixed with apostille clause or legalized.

If candidate does not have their apostille or legalization upon enrolment, they need to submit a written declaration in which they oblige themselves to submit apostille or legalization by no later than 28 September 2020.

More information: required documents.

Translation into Polish or English

Every document issued in a language other than Polish or English has to be enclosed with its certified (“sworn”) translation into Polish or English. Translation should be certified by:

  • Polish sworn translator (person entered into the registry of sworn translators and interpreters kept by the Polish Minister of Justice; see: registry of translators) or
  • person registered in an equivalent function to the Polish sworn translator in a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, or another OECD country or
  • Polish consul proper for the country where the document was issued, or within the legal system of which the document was issued or
  • diplomatic mission, accredited in Poland, or consular office proper for the country where the document was issued, or within the legal system of which the document was issued.
Apostille clause issued in a language other than Polish or English also needs to be translated.

Additional documents

Depending on candidate's situation, additional documents may be required:

  • power of attorney—if the candidate is represented by another person for the enrolment (download form),
  • decision issued by the director of Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange or by Polish Minister—if the candidate is referred for studies by the minister.

More information: required documents.


As a rule, foreigners are obliged to pay the tuition fees themselves.

In certain cases, students can apply for reduction of the tuition fee or for a fee waiver. Please note that a waiver cannot be granted for the first year of studies.

More information: funding.


Foreigners need to have an appropriate medical insurance to be able to begin studies.

For this reason, candidates admitted to the programme have to present the University with proof of holding one of the following documents:

  • health insurance valid for the period of studying in Poland, or
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), or
  • coverage by the Polish National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia), or
  • confirmation that the insurer covers medical costs in Poland in the amount of at least 30 000 EUR.

If the candidate does not hold this document upon enrolment, they sign a declaration that they will submit the document by no later than 28 September 2020.


Faculty of Law and Administration
Intellectual Property Law Chair
office hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30–15:30


(+48) 12 427 59 42



ul. Józefa 19
31-056 Kraków

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