Cracow University of Economics has ranked among Poland's best schools of economics for a number of years, and its popularity is confirmed by an increasing number of candidates who wish to be accepted students. The University's mission is to provide sound and universal education, combining professional knowledge with methodological and theoretical expertise.


Cracow University of Economics (CUE) was established in 1925 as the Higher Trade School. During these 89 years of tradition and experience, the name and the profile of the university changed frequently but one thing remained unchanged - the quality of education, which has always been confirmed by national rankings and indexes.

Nowadays, CUE ranks among Poland’s leading universities, being a significant educational and research centre. It consists of four faculties: Economics and International Relations, Finance, Commodity Science and Management.

Apart from study programmes in Polish, CUE also offers study programmes in English, such as short-term study opportunities and degree programmes leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s or the PhD degree:

  • Applied Informatics (BSc)
  • Corporate Finance and Accounting (BSc, MSc)
  • International Business (BSc, MSc)
  • International Finance and Accounting (MSc)
  • Product Manager (BSc)
  • Studies in Economics, Finance and Management (PhD).

Cracow University of Economics maintains close contacts and cooperation with over 200 foreign universities as well as many international organizations and institutions, including companies. The University is actively engaged in international student exchange programmes (Erasmus, CEEPUS, FSS, STEP, Double Diploma and bilateral agreements) which enable its students to complete part of their studies in partner institutions abroad, while international students from those institutions join study programmes in Krakow. CUE is a member of prestigious international networks and organizations such as NIBES, EBC, EUA and EMBS.

Facts and figures
  • 18 study programmes
  • 53 majors
  • over 20 000 degree students
  • over 1000 foreign degree students
  • 23 students’ sports sections
  • 41 students’ scientific circles

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Cracow University of Economics!

Student Life

Club events

Every month Krakow's clubs, which boast the unique and unforgettable atmosphere, organize integration events for our students. As a result of contracts concluded with student organizations, the clubs offer special promotions for students and organize competitions with valuable prizes. Also, fancy dress parties are organized, so you can experience the atmosphere of Hawaii, gangster movies or the banquets of ancient Rome. Those who have experienced Krakow's night life at least once want to come back and do it again.


Every year the city of Krakow hosts to one of student greatest events - Krakow's Juvenalia. During the event, the city authorities hand over the "keys of the city" to the student community, giving it the entire control of Krakow. Polish and foreign stars have their concerts, while Krakow's other universities organize their local events. One of the accompanying events at Cracow University of Economics is the Competition of Faculties - students and scientific workers enter for sports competitions. Thanks to the support of the audience and the spirit of rivalry, the Competition of Faculties is the spectacular case of student-professor integration.

People and culture

While attending our University's programmes, you will meet very special people and make life time friends! At Cracow University of Economics you will meet people from all over the world. Additionally, you will have a chance to get acquainted with the Polish culture - let us just mention Polish (Ruskie) pierogi, which your Polish friends will certainly offer to you! You will have a chance to taste "bigos", "flaki" (tripe) and pickled cucumbers. You will find most of the stuff uneatable - or the greatest delicacy you've ever had!


Cracow University of Economics gives priority to sports at its campus. Students have access to a large sports gym, swimming-pool, tennis courts and a sports field. The Academic Sports Union (AZS) offers a number of sports sections including popular team games - football, volleyball or basketball, or more "exotic" ones - shooting, riding or Capoeira. Sports competitions and tournaments are held on a regular basis - students have a chance to test their skills competing with others or support their friends in their efforts to win.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees

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