Krakow University of Agriculture

About the University

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First attempts at teaching agriculture as a university subject were made in Poland by the end of the 18th century. In 1776 Rev. Hugo Kołłątaj suggested forming the Chair of Agronomy as a part of projected reform of the Main Royal School (Szkoła Głowna Koronna). The Chair of Farming established in 1806 existed only for three years. Subsequent numerous endeavours aimed at reviving agricultural studies within the Krakow Academy proved futile. Only in 1890 the 3-year Agronomy Studies were formed at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in 1923 changed into the Faculty of Agriculture at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

The Second World War inhibited a successful development of the Faculty. During the Nazi occupation agricultural studies were conducted in conspiracy, supervised by Dean Anatol Listowski. After the war the Faculty resumed its activities, modified its structure and finally in 1946 was changed to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Three years later in 1949 a separate Faculty of Forestry was established at the University but unfortunately the enrolment of students to this Faculty was stopped in 1953.

The Faculty of Agriculture provided the basis for the Agricultural College in Krakow founded in 1953 and played a crucial role in educating students and researchers who greatly contributed to the University development and creating the other faculties within its structure.


 On 11th April 2008 Agricultural University (Akademia Rolnicza) changed into University of Agriculture in Krakow (Uniwersytet Rolniczy) and is the only University of Agriculture in Poland.

Current educational offer comprises 45 main fields with 45 specializations, there are about 13 thousand students enrolled at all types of studies. The University offers also 32 postgraduate programmes for Master Diploma holders



  • - Agriculture and Economics
  • - Forestry
  • - Animal Sciences
  • - Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying
  • - Horticulture
  • - Production and Power Engineering
  • - Food Technology
  • - Biotechnology Interdepartmental Studies
  • - Landscape Architecture Interdepartmental Studies


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Necessary Documents

  • completed application form (pdf / doc), printed and signed;
  • original matriculation certificate (secondary school leaving certificate);
  • translation of the matriculation certificate into English legalized by a sworn translator;
  • certificate on nostrification of the maturity certificate from the Board of Education (a certificate confirming the equivalence with a respective Polish matriculation certificate if the certificate does not indicate that it entitles its holder to take up studies);
  • up-to-date medical certificate – confirming no contraindications to enrolling in the studies in a selected major;
  • three ID photographs sized 35 mm x 45 mm without a headgear in bright background;
  • a certificate from consulate confirming Polish descent or Polish Charter, if the candidate holds one;
  • a document confirming the knowledge of English;
  • a photo-copy of a personal identity card or passport;
  • a photo-copy of a visa or residence card or other document authorizing to stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

For the first year: 2500 euro (including: tuition fee for the 1st year - 2 300 euro and recruitment fee - 200 euro).
Fee for the subsequent years : 2 300 euro per year.