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Earth Sciences in a Changing World

Code earth.scie.chan.worl_s1s_P_en
Organizational unit Faculty of Geography and Geology
Field of studies Earth Sciences in a Changing World
Form of studies full-time
Level of education undergraduate (first-cycle)
Educational profile academic
Language(s) of instruction English
Minimum number of students 15
Number of places offered 30
Duration 3 years (6 semesters)
Required document
  • secondary education document (Polish Matura or foreign equivalent)
There are currently no active application rounds for this programme.

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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: 16 000 PLN

For the 2nd ywar: 16 000 PLN

For the 3rd year: 16 000 PLN

In total: 48 000 PLN

More information: fees

harmful factors present during the course of education


Useful information

Who can apply?

Studies can be undertaken by people who hold: 

  • Polish Matura (2005–2024),
  • Polish maturity certificate (issued up until 2005),
  • International Baccalaureate,
  • European Baccalaureate,
  • International secondary education document: another document entitling its holder to undertake first- or long-cycle studies in its country of issue.

The candidate does not have to possess the documents mentioned above and examination results when filling out the application form. The deadline for entering the results and uploading documents (if uploading a scan is required) to the IRK system, specified in the admission schedule, is the last day of submitting applications in a particular application round.

Calculating the final result

Admission rules have been established in the resolution no. 46/V/2023 of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University of 31 May 2023.

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

  subject weight   additional formal requirement

group 1

(1 result chosen from the following:)


Biology 1 Passing the interview verifying candidate’s command of the English language. The interview is passed successfully upon earning at least 60% of total points. *
Chemistry 1
Physics 1
Geography 1
Computer Science 1

*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.

Calculation of the final result: one subject result is chosen, guaranteeing the highest possible score for the candidate. This result becomes the candidate’s final result on the ranking list.

Failure to provide information needed to calculate the qualification result until the last day of submitting applications in a particular application round may results in obtaining 0 points and refusal of admission.

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 IRK accounts at least a day before the beginning of the exam session specified in the schedule. 

The interviews will be conducted online (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).

Polish Matura (2005—2024)

Only results of the written part of the advanced level exam are considered (multiplying factor 1). For foreign languages, advanced or bilingual levels (multiplying factor: 4/3, up to 100 points) are accepted.

Results of the basic level exams or from the oral part of the exam are not considered.

More information: Polish Matura (2005–2024)

Other exams

Polish maturity certificate (issued up until 2005)

Polish maturity certificate’s results are assigned to the new Matura exam results and recalculated to match the 0–100 scale of the basic level (multiplying factor 1/2). To obtain the results on the advanced level, candidates may sign up for the new Matura exam in accordance with Article 44zzp of the Education System Act.

More information: maturity certificate

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate subjects are assigned to the Polish Matura exam subjects and levels. Grades from the IB exams are computed by the following formula: grade * 100/7

More information: International Baccalaureate

European Baccalaureate

European Baccalaureate subjects are assigned to the Polish Matura exam subjects and levels. Grades from the EB exams are computed by the following formula: grade * 10

More information: European Baccalaureate

Other secondary qualifications obtained abroad

Subjects from the foreign exams are assigned to the Polish Matura subjects and computed to match the 0–100 scale. Assignment of the computed result to the basic or advanced level depends on the type of foreign exam.

More information: other secondary qualifications obtained abroad.

Olympiads and competitions

Important!Candidates who plan to use the benefits of their extra achievements must take part in the admission procedure: create an account, submit an application, pay the application fee, and meet all the requirements related to admission to the programme.

  Which achievements are taken into consideration? The laureates' privileges
The finalists' privileges
Olympiads The list of olympiads taken into account depends on the subjects used to calculate the final result; the current list for all study programmes is available here: laureates and finalists. Olympiad laureate receives the maximum final result (100 points), provided the olympiad is taken into account and only if they meet the formal requirement.

Olympiad central stage finalist receives the maximum subject result (100 points) from the subject assigned to this olympiad, and from all subjects that are in the same group, provided the olympiad is taken into account and only if they meet the formal requirement. Check the olympiad assignments to subjects: olympiads.


No competitions are taken into account in the admission to this programme.

Competition finalist title is not taken into account.

Competition finalist title is not taken into account.

More information and the list of the olympiads and competitions taken into account in the admission process at the Jagiellonian University is available here: olympiads and competitions.

Required documents

Documents required for the calculation of the final result

Candidates applying on the basis of Polish Matura certificate or International Baccalaureate diploma do not need to upload them to the IRK system: it is sufficient to enter the results when they receive them.

Candidates who possess the following documents are obliged to upload them in the IRK system (tab ”Personal forms” link "Education") until the last day of submitting application in a particular application round:

  • Polish maturity examination (issued up until 2005): the certificate or confirmation of the results of Matura exams organized by the OKE;
  • European Baccalaureate: the certificate;
  • foreign equivalent of Polish Matura: the document (certificate) confirming the results, with certified translation into Polish or English attached.

ATTENTION! The certificate of English command, which can provide an exemption from the interview, must be uploaded as a scan in the IRK when filling out the application form after clicking “Sign up” (NOT in the “Education” tab in your account).

Documents required for the enrolment

documents to be downloaded from IRK account (tab “Applications“, link “Documents and further steps“) 

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

ATTENTION! Please read the list of required documents well ahead of time and prepare them in advance, as the enrolment period may be too short for you to prepare them last minute. 

  • valid passport or ID card (only for inspection, no copies)
  • Polish Matura certificate, Polish maturity examination certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma, European Baccalaureate certificate, or another document entitling the holder to undertake studies in its country of issue
  • certified translation into Polish or English of documents issued in a language other than Polish or English (does not apply to IB diplomas and EB certificates)
  • document confirming the command of English, if it was uploaded into the system during the application 
  • document confirming achievement from an Olympiad, if the achievement was taken into account

Documents which may be delivered by September 26:

  • decision on the recognition of a document of international qualification, issued by the Polish education authority (kurator oświaty); more information: recognition of certificate issued abroad
  • apostille or legalization of a certificate obtained outside Poland (does not apply to IB and EB matura exams)

More information: required 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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