Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University is a full-fledged, accredited, non-public higher education institution which is developing with an unprecedented momentum. The history of the university may be short, but it is rich and proves to be an unparalleled story of success. Starting virtually from scratch in 2000 the institution has been developing with a breathtaking pace. AFMKU began from an idea in 1998 which was turned into a blueprint by the founding fathers. In the next step, upon ministerial accreditation, the institution was officially established (2000) and began functioning in rented buildings at several locations in Krakow. At that time, its academic offer included 5 fields of studies (international relations, family studies, marketing, management and administration) and just a little more than 1200 students were enrolled in the first year, which in itself was quite a big achievement – it was the first non-public higher education institution in Poland to start with such a wide offer.

Now, it is a thriving and vibrant academic centre based in the second largest city in Poland, Krakow, the city renowned for an exceptionally rich academic tradition going back over 600 years. Within 7 faculties, we offer 30 fields of study to nearly 9 000 students. We have built our own state-of-the-art Campus, which comprises the university administration, excellent teaching facilities, computer labs, cafeteria, shops, doctor’s office, gym, library, student organisations, tv studio, art galleries, university hotel and more. The remarkable progress that we have made can be clearly seen in the development of our academic offer which took place over this short period of time since the establishment.

The university campus is in an excellent location with easy access from the railway and bus stations as well as an international airport. It is based in the city centre on the Vistula bank some three kilometers from the historic heart of the metropolis – the tourist world-class attraction, Old Town, is just a thirty-minute walk away or ten-minute ride on one of the frequent bus or tramway services. Supermarkets, shopping centre, a cinema complex are all within a walking distance.



Medical Programme

Full-time studies in English: 6 years according to European regulations. Graduates obtain the professional title of medical doctor.

Medical Doctor: A Profession of Public Trust

The profession of medical doctor is highly prestigious and enjoys social trust, however there are fewer and fewer practitioners in the field. This shortage will soon be a serious problem. In July 2015, Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University obtained the necessary entitlements to offer medical studies and commenced educating future doctors in October 2016. This was the very first non-public university in Poland to do so.

Why is it Worth Studying Medicine at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University?

  • Our studies are based on a worldwide educational experience and reflect modern trends in this field

The curriculum consists mostly of integrated modules which combine the content of different traditional disciplines. The modules related to basic sciences are based on body systems – the nervous and the muscular system, the circulatory and the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, the urinary and the reproductive system – and contain elements of anatomy, histology or physiology. Clinical subjects are also integrated in modules such as cardiology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology,. which include topics from internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, radiology etc. Such an approach makes it easier for students to adopt a holistic and multi-dimensional medical mindset.

  • Early contact with the patients combined with humanistic teaching

Starting from the first year students are exposed to patients in the module: “First encounter with the sick person” The biological, chemical and physical aspects of medical education are complemented with more general and humanistic subjects such as “How to be a medical doctor?”, “History of medicine” and “Death as seen from a biological, social, and cultural perspective”.

  • Practical Training

Practical  training  comprises altogether over 1,200 hours within the course of the 5-year-long medical programme realized either in a direct contact with patients (so-called bedside teaching), or in various laboratory practices (e.g. microscopical laboratory, biochemical and diagnostic laboratory, laboratory of medical simulation, etc.) . After each year of studies students are obliged to take 4 weeks of summer clerkships amounting to 600 hours in total (20 ECTS credits). On top of it 30 weeks of practical clinical rotations are scheduled for year 6. The summer clerkships as well as the final clinical training in year 6 will be held at healthcare centres selected by the University. The practical skills acquired during the 6 years will be tested in an OSCE practical examination.
The programme is student-friendly, while at the same time guaranteeing that the learning outcomes defined in the Standards for medical education are met. Additionally, a study system based on tutoring ensures that students have the assistance and support of their supervisors at every stage. The University has well equipped laboratories and a nice campus located close to the city center. Its main strength however is its staff, competent and friendly towards students.


Applications should be filed:

  • from 15 May to 31 August 2018 for medical studies in English

Cost of studies:

12 000 Euro for one year of studies (Tuition fee)

Recruitment fee – 1250 Euro
If a candidate is admitted to the University, half of the recruitment fee is deducted from the first semester tuition fee.
A candidate who submits their resignation from studies before the study agreement is concluded in writing shall have half of the recruitment fee reimbursed. Once the study agreement has been signed, the recruitment fee is no longer reimbursable.
If, following the decision of the recruitment committee, a candidate is not admitted to the University, either because they fail to meet the admission criteria or because all available places have been filled, the recruitment fee shall be reimbursed, with 10% deducted to cover the costs incurred.

International Business

At AFMKU we prepare you to face present and future challenges in the international business world. Through our unique learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities, you can gain knowledge, skills and experiences to stand out from the crowd in your future career. International Business is a first-cycle programme run by the Faculty of Law, Administration and International Relations.

The courses are conducted by the Polish as well as foreign visiting lecturers. Students get an opportunity to study over 30 courses in 3 years (6 semesters) including such standard subjects as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, IT, International Political Relations, Sociology, Mathematics, Law, Accounting, International Trade, Statistics, Marketing or Intercultural Communication in Business and Management. The programme of studies also involves a pertinent four-week practical training.

Upon the completion of studies, graduates receive Bachelor diplomas issued in accordance with the Bologna Process.

International Tourism

The Bachelor of Arts (6 semester)

International Tourism is a specialization offered at the Faculty of Law, Administration and International Relations, in the form of first-cycle (bachelor degree) full­time studies with English as the language of instruction.

The offer is addressed to candidates from Poland and abroad with a good command of English.

The studies aim at equipping the students with comprehensive theoretical knowledge, as well as with the indispensable practical skills, making it possible for the students to choose professional careers on the domestic and international market of tourist services.

The didactic offer includes the following subjects, among others:

  • World Tourist Attractions
  • Principles of Hotel Management
  • Polish Tourist Attractions
  • Hotel Gastronomy
  • Spanish
  • SPA&Wellness

The course of studies provides for work placement (four weeks) and participation in different events (e.g. tourism fairs) related to the core subjects.

The knowledge, skills, and some of the professional competences acquired in the course of the studies are certified with international certificates.
The acquired professional competences will make it possible for the graduates to run their own business activity in the field of tourism, and to undertake work in the area of tourism organization and management (public administration, local and economic governments),as well as in hotels, travel agencies, holiday resorts, and many other entities operating on the market of tourist services.
Professional preparation of the IT graduates for further careers in the tourist industry is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff (theoreticians, experts, and practitioners). Completion of the first-cycle studies allows the graduates to go on to second-cycle studies offered by the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow University or other universities at home and abroad.

Cost of studies:

Recruitment fee: 100 PLN;

Registration fee: 400 PLN;

First cycle studies: tuition fee per semester – 2600 PLN

Second cycle studies: tuition fee per semester – 2800 PLN

The International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy

The studies offer a core curriculum emphasizing the traditional academic components of International Relations with a focus on the role of soft power and Cultural Diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.


A program that focus on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy.

The required and elective courses you would like take. Course are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major In this field.

  • World Order in Historical Perspective, Culture and Civilization in the Modern World, History of Diplomacy, Diplomatic Practice, Cultural Diplomacy, Violence and Terror in International Relations, International Politics, Western Politics Thought and more.

Some benefits of the Program

  • A core curriculum will prepare the student for a vast array of career opportunities across the world.
  • Students will have access to an expert faculty with experience in international politics and diplomacy, and will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to work in a complex global order.
  • Students of this program will be significantly advantaged in the political arena against students who simply obtain an MA in international relations.

Our Special Emphasis

The faculty puts particular emphasis on both the theory as well as the practice of cultural diplomacy in order to provide students with a deeper understanding of this rapidly developing field.

Cost of studies:

Recruitment fee: 100 PLN;

Registration fee: 400 PLN;

First cycle studies: tuition fee per semester – 2600 PLN

Second cycle studies: tuition fee per semester – 2800 PLN