Living in Krakow

Kraków, a city with over a thousand years of history, is a former capital of Poland.

  • Krakow is one of the best places to study in the world. It is an elegant medieval city that played a leading cultural role in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance and it is the cultural centre of Poland today. One of the advantages of studying in Krakow is the relatively low cost of living.
  • UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town, the most beautiful Market Square in Europe.
  • Kraków is a city of world-known people of politics (Pope John Paul II), cinema (Oscar Winners Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polański), theatre (Tadeusz Kantor), literature (Nobel-prize Winners: Wisława Szymborska, Czesław Miłosz; Stanisław Lem).
  • 24 universities, almost 200,000 students, of whom 50,000 study at the Jagiellonian University.
  • Poland's cultural capital – galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert venues, international events and festivals.
  • One of the most fashionable hotspots in Central and Eastern Europe for young people from around the globe.
  • Competitive costs of living.
  • Thousands of cafés, bars, bistros, international and traditional restaurants offering great cuisine.