MD Program for High School graduates, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
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The School of Medicine in English at the Faculty of Medicine of Jagiellonian University was established by a decision of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on November 24, 1993. It began to function admitting its first students in October 1994. The University offers the MD Program for High School graduates.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Jagiellonian University is the oldest and also the only Polish University that includes Faculty of Medicine. The University has always been the international education center that attracted young, talented people from the whole Europe.

At the time of famous graduate - Mikolaj Kopernik - over 40% of students were from abroad. Despite the difficult polish history and growing number of universities in Europe at the beginning of XX century, soon after regaining the independence there were more than 20 % of foreign students.

Currently more and more young talented people from all over the world show interest in studying MD Program for High School graduates at the Jagiellonian University. Medical students constitute a large part of that group.
The School of Medicine in English is a part of Medical Faculty at the Jagiellonian University. The school offers students with citizenship other than Polish (presently from 20 countries) a payable medical program. English is an official teaching language. Classes are run in compliance with Polish, European and American standards.

Annually 50-100 students are enrolled for a 4-year and 6-year curriculum. The groups are limited in number to give the students the opportunity to experience full professional care and close personal contact with teaching staff.

Our graduates receive diploma of a physician (Medical Doctor) allowing them to apply for residency in their mother country.

Studying at the School does not mean only hard work. The School of Medicine in English does its best to make students feel at home celebrating together Thanksgiving Day, National Day of Norway and University Day. Those who like sports have an opportunity to win the JU Vice-Rector Cup taking part in annual ski competition in Zakopane. There is also swimming competition - its winners receive the Medical Faculty Dean's Cup.

Programme Structure

For first year students school starts in the beginning of September with Orientation Day followed by obligatory one month Summer Course in Biology (40 hrs), Chemistry (20 hrs), Polish (40 hrs) and Introduction to Histology (8 hrs).

First year

  • Human Anatomy
  • Histology and Cytophysiology
  • Embryology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Medical First Aid
  • Humanities
  • Basics of Computer Sciences I
  • Physical Education
  • Medical Polish
  • Medical Polish Advanced
  • 1st year Summer Clerkship (Nurse assistant)

Second year

  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Introduction to Clinical Sciences
  • Medical Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Basics of Computer Sciences II
  • Medical Polish
  • Medical Polish Advanced
  • 2nd year Summer Clerkship (Family Medicine)

Third year

  • Pathomorphology I
  • Introduction to Internal Medicine and Physical Diagnostics
  • Introduction to Pediatrics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology I
  • General Microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • General Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry I
  • Clinical Psychology
  • History of Philosophy
  • Preclinical Genetics
  • Hygiene and Human Ecology
  • Laboratory Training of Clinical Skills
  • 3rd year Summer Clerkship (Internal Medicine)

Fourth year

  • Internal Medicine I
  • Introduction to Surgery
  • Pediatrics I
  • Dermatology and Venerology
  • Pharmacology II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pathomorphology II
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatry I
  • Clinical Biochemistry II
  • Clinical and Environmental Toxicology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Propedeutics of Dentistry
  • Electives
  • 4th year Summer Clerkship (Emergency Medicine & General Surgery)

Fifth year

  • Psychiatry II
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Surgery I
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Pediatrics II
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics I
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Electives
  • 5th year Summer Clerkship (Pediatrics & Ob/Gyn)

Sixth year

  • Surgery II
  • Gynecology/Obstetrics II
  • Clinical Oncology
  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gerontology
  • Internal Medicine III
  • Pediatrics III
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Public Health
  • Electives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    300 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 87

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The application is to include the following documents:

  1. complete application form (printed, dated and signed) along with,
  2. motivation letter with (one A4 page long essay on reasons for choosing medical studies),
  3. photocopy of diploma of secondary education or a photocopy of high school certificate (transcript of grades) or photocopy of supplementary education certificate comprising grades in the following subjects: biology and chemistry,
  4. photocopy of a document confirming knowledge of English language, provided that secondary education was conducted in language other than English,

Upon acceptance for admission an applicant is obliged to submit the following documents:

  1. a document confirming knowledge of English language, provided that secondary education was conducted in language other than English,
  2. health certificate (see Application Forms),
  3. photocopy of passport (page with photograph only),
  4. 4 passport photographs (format: 37x52mm; NOTE: photographs in formats other than required will not be accepted),
  5. immunization proof (see Application Forms),
  6. photocopy of documents (along with the originals for inspection) confirming legalization of stay in Poland, i.e. visa or temporary stay card or permanent resident card or other document entitling the holder to a stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland,
  7. photocopy of document certifying possession of insurance policy (health and accident insurance) valid for the period of study in Poland, or a photocopy of European Health Insurance Card (EHIC),
  8. an occupational medicine doctor's medical certificate issued in Poland attesting lack of contraindications against undertaking studies,
  9. photocopy of birth certificate (concerning applicants not holding Polish citizenship),
  10. a high school-leaving examination certificate or diploma of secondary education, which entitles its holder to be considered for admission to medical or dental (MD or DDS) programs in the state it was obtained in, certified with an affixed apostille,
  11. diploma of secondary education or high school certificate or supplementary education certificate inclusive of grades in the following subjects: biology and chemistry,
  12. moreover, all applicants holding high school certificate obtained outside of Poland, hereinafter called the document, are also obliged to submit:
    • certificate of recognition (za´swiadczenie o nostryfikacji) – if the document was issued in a state with which Poland has not concluded an agreement on mutual recognition of documents, or if it was issued in a country with which Poland has concluded the above mentioned agreement, but it does not comprise the document, the certificate ought to be issued by Chief Education Officer of Malopolska or a chief education officer competent on account of the place of residence in Poland, in the case of high school diploma, and by the Department of International Programmes and recognition of Diplomas, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, or by the council of an organizational unit of any institution of higher education in Poland authorized to award academic degrees of doctor of the given field of science or art as well as science and art disciplines corresponding to the field of study/degree course, completion of which is certified by the diploma awarded/obtained abroad, in the case of the university diploma or
    • certificate of exemption from the necessity for recognition – issued by the chief education officer competent for recognition of the document in the case of high school diploma, and in the case of university diploma, by the council of the organizational unit to the study program in which the candidate is applying, if the document was issued by an authorized institution operating within the education system of an EU member state, Swiss Confederation, European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member state – parties of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement or states – parties of the Council of Europe/UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education in the European Region adopted in Lisbon April 1997, or
    • written declaration from the applicant in which he/she commits himself/herself to complete the recognition procedure of the document within six months from the date of commencement of the studies, under penalty of being crossed off the student list.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 11200 International
  • EUR 11200 EU/EEA
  • Registration Fee: 50 Euro
  • Admission Fee: 200 Euro
  • First Year Tuition Fee: 11 200 Euro
  • Second Year Tuition Fee: 11 000 Euro
  • Third Year Tuition Fee: 11 000 Euro
  • Fourth Year Tuition Fee: 11 000 Euro
  • Fifth Year Tuition Fee: 11 000 Euro
  • Sixth Year Tuition Fee: 11 000 Euro


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