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International Relations

Code intern.rela_s2s_P_en
Organizational unit Faculty of International and Political Studies
Field of studies International Relations
Form of studies full-time
Level of education graduate (second-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 4
Number of places offered 20
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Required document
  • higher education diploma
Application round 1 (09.02.2023 12:00 – 28.06.2023 23:59)

Please note! Applications to this programme are reviewed continuously.

About the programme

information about the programme studia.uj.edu.pl
admission statistics (previous years) statistics overview (in Polish)
application fee 85 PLN
tuition fees For the 1st year: 4 300 EUR
For the 2nd year: 4 300 EUR

In total: 8 600 EUR

More information: fees.

harmful factors present during the course of education none

Useful information

Continuous admission process

Applications to this programme are reviewed continuously. In this admission mode we encourage all candidates to regularly check messages sent to them in their OAS accounts, which will help the process. Steps required in the continuous admission process:

  • submit your application to the chosen programme;
  • enter all requires data into system and upload documents;
  • pay the application fee;
  • confirm the application by clicking on the "Confirm" button in the “Application“ tab.
    PLEASE NOTE! Before you confirm your application, ensure that all recruitment requirements have been met (required data have been entered into the system, the documents have been uploaded, and the application fee has been paid). Once the application is confirmed, it cannot be edited.

Once all those steps are completed and requirements are satisfied, the application will be checked and reviewed. Results of the admissions process are published regularly throughout the application round. Each results publication includes candidates who have submitted their application correctly and whose application was then reviewed. 

Who can apply?

Studies can be undertaken by people who hold:

  • higher education (at least Licencjat or equivalent, e.g. bachelor) awarded in any field. 

The diploma proves their eligibility to undertake second-cycle programmes of study in Poland. Diplomas issued abroad, entitling to continue university-level study in the country in which the diploma was issued. Admitted candidates need to have graduated from the declared study programmes by the time of enrolment. 


To apply for your programme of choice, please click on the green "Sign up" button on the right side of the screen. 
Please remember to fill out all required data and upload the documents needed. After completing the application must confirm it by clicking on the "Confirm" button in the “Application“ tab. Once the application is confirmed, it cannot be edited. Only confirmed applications are considered.  

Documents required during the submission of the application

Upon the submission of application, candidates have to fill out a form containing questions about the:

  • course of study they have graduated from;
  • final diploma result – if this is not yet known, a predicted grade should be entered,
  • explanation of the motivation for their choice of programme (“Outline your relevant experience and suitability. Explain what sparked your interest in applying for the programme which includes mobility to four Partner Universities. Describe your interests corresponding with this programme of studies. How can you contribute to the broad field of International Relations? This is provisional statement of interest, giving you the opportunity to showcase your academic ideas and ambitions. Please keep your text within 6000 characters. Assesment of your answer amounts to 30 of 100 points of your result.”);
  • source of information regarding International Relations admissions;
  • transcript of grades;
  • Curriculum Vitae (résumé), highlighting academic achievements. Curriculum Vitae should be prepared in the Europass format, available at: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae.

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:

Candidates who hold a document confirming their command of English which may be basis for an exemption from taking part in the interview should upload the document in the system. List of selected documents confirming the command of English, recognized at the Jagiellonian University, may be found here: list of documents.

Only paid and confirmed applications will be considered.

Calculating the final result

The final admissions result is calculated based on the following elements:

element scale weight additional formal requirement
documents analysis on a scale from 0 to 100 100% Passing the interview verifying candidate’s command of the English language. The interview is passed successfully upon earning at least 60% of total points. *

*Holders of documents confirming competency in the English language at least at the B2 level are awarded 100% of total points and are not required to take the interview. List of selected documents confirming the command of English, recognized at the Jagiellonian University, may be found here: list of documents.

About the documents analysis

The final admission result is calculated on the basis of the result of the analysis of documents submitted by the candidate, allocating points as follows:

  1. Application content—maximum of 70 points, including:
  • grades in the transcript—50 points;
  • academic and non-academic experience, other achievements, foreign language proficiency—20 points;

      2. Motivation—maximum of 30 points—motivation for undertaking the programme, relevance and originality of academic interests presented in the application (maximum of 6000 characters).    

Place and time of the interview verifying the command of English

The interview takes place on the day specified in the admission schedule.

Candidates are notified of the interview details individually through their OAS accounts.

The interviews will be conducted online (via Microsoft Teams, Skype etc.). 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 identity document you will be asked to show to the camera, and you are expected to answer questions without the assistance of other people).

Final result and enrolment

After reviewing the application, the candidate receives information in the OAS on their final result and qualification status. 
Qualified candidates are obliged to complete their enrolment by the date specified in the admission schedule.

Documents required for the enrolment

documents to be downloaded from OAS account* (tab “Application“, link “Documents and further steps“)

  • personal questionnaire
  • form “Basis for application“
  • power of attorney (if a candidate is enrolled by a representative)
  • declaration for online enrolment (if the enrolment is made online)

documents, copies of which should be provided together with the originals for inspection

ATTENTION! Please familiarize yourself with the list of required documents and prepare them in advance, as their collection may take longer than the time allocated admission to studies. 

  • valid passport or ID card (only for inspection, no copies)
  • graduation diploma entitling to undertake second-cycle studies*
  • certified translation into Polish or English of documents issued in a language other than Polish or English
  • document confirming the English command, if it was uploaded into the system when filling out the application form
  • documents uploaded et the recruitment application

Documents which can be delivered until September 28:

  • apostille or legalization of a certificate obtained outside Poland

*If the candidate doesn't have a diploma yet, in its place, he may submit a certificate of graduation, together with a declaration that he or she undertakes to deliver a copy of the diploma with the original for inspection by September 28, 2023. 

More information: documents

Tuition fee payment

Tuition fee is required from all candidates. The fee amount is listed at the top of the page, in the “About the programme” section. More information: fees.



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