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Jagiellonian University in Krakow: MAUI
Krakow, Poland
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: University Exchange
Housing Type: Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Alex Spellis
 Language Category:
Language Category C
Program Description:

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The University

The Jagiellonian University was established in 1364 by Casimir III the Great in Kazimierz. It is the oldest university in Poland, the second older university in Central Europe and one of the oldest universities in the world.

The university fell upon hard times when the occupation of Kraków by Austria-Hungary during the Partitions of Poland threatened its existence. In 1817, soon after the creation of the Duchy of Warsaw the university was renamed as Jagiellonian University to commemorate Poland's Jagiellonian dynasty, which first revived the Kraków University in the past. In 2006, The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked Jagiellonian University as Poland's top university

The City

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula Riva in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1596; the capital of the Grand Duchy of Krako from 1846 to 1918; and the capital of Krakow Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.

About the Program

This program is part of a consortium agreement between the Mid-America Universities International and the Utrecht Network Consortium of European Universities.  Students interested in this destination apply through the usual OU process, but are then recommended to the Mid-America Universities International (MAUI) coordinating office and are considered for final selection with other students from MAUI universities who have requested the same destination.   Students who want to participate during a spring semester may apply one cycle early, in February of the year before they would participate, although it is not required.  This program is not usually competitive.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester: October 1 – January 28
Spring semester: February 25 – June 15


Students who meet the general requirements for study abroad at OU may apply for this program.

What about academic credit?

Courses in English can be found here.

Grades received on reciprocal exchange study abroad programs through the University of Oklahoma are posted by the Office of Admissions as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) on the OU permanent record.  These grades are not factored into the participant's Grade Point Average.   Because each student is enrolled in 12 credits per semester while abroad, participants are expected to enroll in an equivalent number of credits at the host university.   Academic systems around the world vary in what equals 12 OU credits.   The decision about awarding credits is made in the Office of Admissions at OU.

For a list of previously equated courses at this university, please click the following link:

Jagiellonian University - Course Equivalency Information

Where would I live?

Students may live in university dormitories or private housing.

Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees and insurance to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Jagiellonian University.

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!

How much does it cost?

Costs at OU: All students participating on semester or academic year reciprocal exchange programs are enrolled at OU for 12 credits each semester abroad. Tuition and fees are billed through and paid directly to OU at the appropriate resident or non-resident rate. Fees are charged at the Arts and Sciences College rate, even if the student's major is in a different college. Please note that students on reciprocal exchange programs pay all fees as if they were on campus in Norman for the semester. In addition, all participants pay a $10/credit hour study abroad fee, for a total of $120/semester.

Costs not Billed through The University of Oklahoma: Students pay passport and visa fees, room and board abroad, any fees charged to exchange students by the host university, travel, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 09/26/2014 TBA TBA

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