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Cracow University of Economics

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • In 1882, thanks to the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce, industry and the Cracow congregation of merchants, the Municipal School of Trade was established
  • In 1924 the Institute of Commodities was established at the Higher Trade School and a two-year commodity studies program was begun. This gave rise to the Higher College of Trade (HCT) in 1925


The 4 faculties of the CUE – Economics and International Relations, Finance, Commodity Science, and Management – offer 24 different degree courses and 59 study majors, taught in the Polish language.

It is possible to complete the entire degree programme – whether Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral – in the English language. These programmes are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. 

In addition to degree courses, the CUE offers short term, non-degree programmes, such as the “English Track”, often chosen by: exchange students who join the CUE for one or two semesters, Polish students who want to experience studying in an international environment, or professionals who want to upgrade their skills.


We apply for EU grants and develop international educational and research cooperation programmes.


Student Career Centre (ACK) - The aim is to create a platform between the CUE students and the companies, enabling students to gain professional experience, supporting graduates in starting their career and providing companies with dynamic and enthusiastic candidates.


Student services

The Office for International Relations is responsible for various activities including:

  • coordination of staff exchange with international universities;
  • organization of international guests’ visits;
  • organization of international scientific conferences;
  • coordination of the CUE membership in international organizations.
The Office for Students with Disabilities (BON) ensures that all students with disabilities have equal access to the educational content of the CUE by offering advice and guidance to prospective and current students who declare their disability, and by coordinating a wide range of services to ensure that the students receive adequate support while studying.

Housing services

International students have two options on how to find accommodation in Cracow:

Option 1: self-arranged optionOption 2: Tutor Accommodation Services (real estate agency)

In option 2, flats are provided by real estate agencies which cooperate with the International Programmes Office. Groups of our international students are guided through the process of finding appropriate accommodation by an experienced agent who acts as your accommodation tutor.

Students should fill out the accommodation form and send it back to the International Students Advisor along with their application documents.

Please consider getting in touch with the accommodation tutor if you would like assistance in finding accommodation in Cracow.

Library services

The core collection of the Main Library contains publications covering subjects closely related to the disciplines taught at the Cracow University of Economics, such as economy, finance, management and commodity science. 

Medical services

Please note that health insurance is obligatory for international students.

This means that during a temporary stay in Poland, EHIC gives you the right to healthcare benefits necessary for medical reasons. These are delivered by healthcare providers who are contracted for the provision of such services by the Polish National Health Fund (NFZ).

Student Life

Campus life

The University campus is conveniently located in the centre of Kraków – Poland’s old capital and one of the country’s most important cities: a famous centre of culture, learning, knowledge, business, and entertainment. The CUE campus lies within easy access to regional, national, and international transportation – the city main transit hub and intercity bus and train station are just around the corner, while the airport is a quick train or taxi ride away – connecting Kraków to major destinations in Europe and the World.

Sports facilities

You can practise your favourite sport on the CUE campus. The University owns modern sports facilities, comprising a large indoor hall, fitness rooms, a gym, outdoor tennis courts, a swimming pool and a sauna. All sport facilities are available to students within regular physical education classes as well as for individual sports training.

Student clubs

At the University there are more than 50 student organizations and scientific circles, including the most active representatives of national and international organizations, including the Independent Association of UEK Students , the Local Committee of AIESEC Kraków and the Erasmus Student Network UEK .

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