Voluntary work at the vaccination stations

Time spent providing voluntary service at the vaccination stations of the Jagiellonian University Hospital in Kraków can be credited towards the ongoing clinical classes or outstanding summer clerkships in the case of the 6th year students. Medical students of years 1-5 can have this time credited towards any summer clerkship – outstanding or planned. When summer clerkship is concerned, voluntary work should be provided on weekends or in the afternoons on business.

Applications are to be sent to  (Department of Recruitment, Training and Social Affairs of the JU Hospital) from your student email accounts. In the message, you need to provide the following information: Surname and name, year of study, program (i.e. Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine in English JU MC).

Information on the opportunities to work at other vaccination stations outside of the seat of the JU Hospital, should they arise, will follow in separate announcements.

All prior announcements regarding the voluntary work remain in effect.

Volunteering experience counted towards summer clerkships

As per Decision no. 7 of the V-Rector of the JU MC dated March 26, 2021, on the practical classes for students in the Małopolskie Voivodeship hospitals, students who wish to volunteer their help to the hospitals strained by the Covid-19 pandemic:

  1. are kindly asked to reach out directly to the administration of the chosen hospital to establish the mode of providing their assistance.
  2. The experience gained during the voluntary service will be counted towards the summer clerkship based on the certificate obtained from the hospital.
  3. Student needs to inform the School Office of their volunteering or plans thereof to establish the details of crediting the volunteering experience towards the summer clerkship.
  4. The above decision is binding as of the date of its publication. It can be repealed or modified at any given time.

Student IDs validity during the pandemic

Dear Students,

Pursuant to the Law on Higher Education and Science dated July 20, 2018 (art. 51b sec. 4 and art. 198b) – student IDs remain valid over the period of limited or suspended functioning of the university and 60 days after return to regular functioning, without the need of confirming the validity.

Hence, all IDs that were validated with a stamp dated 31.03.2020 or 31.10.2020 remain valid until November 29, 2021, without the need of validating it at the office (and obtaining a new sticker). Information on the legal basis of the above (in Polish only): here.

Kindest regards,

School Office

Vaccination dates – please wait for an email

Dear Students,

Regarding the COVID-19 vaccination: all registrations made by the registration form sent to your university emails are valid. Everyone who registered for the vaccination but have not yet received an email with the request to choose a date of the vaccination are asked to wait for such an email. Everyone will be contacted in due course.

Kindest regards,

School Office

Free-of-charge rapid molecular tests (RT-PCR) for COVID-19 for medical students

JU MC has joined SONAR – research on strategy of rapid large-scale diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2 financed by the minister of science and higher education. Addressed to medical students, it offers a free-of-charge rapid molecular test (RT-PCR) for COVID-19 from a saliva sample. The first stage is focused primarily on medical students returning to student dormitories after holidays, but all active students can partake.

To take part in the research, you must register HERE. The registration will close on February 1, 2021, at 10 am CEST. 

The contact information provided will be relayed to the organizer of the research, who will contact you with further details.

The test result will be available online on the day of returning the sample to the testing facility.

Tests used in the research: MediPAN-2G FAST COVID (Medicofarma)
The research will continue until the end of February 2021. It is estimated that 500-700 students will be tested. Testing one individual several times is also taken into consideration.

SONAR coordinator for JU MC is Prof. Sanak. All questions and motions should be relayed to him via email:

More information is available here (note: Polish only).

(information updated on January 20. 2021)

Vaccinations against Covid-19 – new deadline for registration

Dear Students,

Please be informed that earlier today a message from the JU MC Authorities with information regarding the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the University Hospital was sent to your student emails.

To get vaccinated, you need to register using the form enclosed therein.

Registration is time-sensitive. NEW DEADLINE IS JANUARY 14, 2021 10 AM CET.

Information on when the vaccinations will be administered will be available at a later date and sent to your university emails in a separate message.

Kindest regards,

School Office

(published on: December 30, 2020)

Vaccinations against COVID-19 for medical students

Dear Students,

Please be informed that earlier today a message from the JU MC Authorities with information regarding the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the University Hospital was sent to your student emails.

To get vaccinated, you need to register using the form enclosed therein.

Registration is time-sensitive. Deadline is December 28, 2020, 10 am CET (changed from December 20, 2020, 2 pm CET).

Information on when the vaccinations will be administered will be available at a later date and sent to your university emails in a separate message.


Kindest regards,

School Office

(published on: December 18, 2020)

Returning to Poland after Christmas break

Dear Students,

as the COVID situation is still unstable, the Polish government announced that individuals traveling to Poland from abroad have to self-isolate for 10 days after crossing the Polish border. 

However, the new rule do not apply to students. Therefore, you do not have to self-isolate when coming back to the University after Christmas break. The new rules should not impair the classes at the University either.

More information on the travel regulations is available here (note: in Polish only).

Stay safe!


Prof. Agata Ptak-Belowska, MD, PhD
V-Dean for Study Programs in English
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College

(published on: December 18, 2020)

Websites with Covid-19-related regulation changes

Dear Students,

On the occasion of the upcoming holiday season and the New Year, we wish you a peaceful time with your loved ones and a joyful New Year. May it bring you many a success, both academic and personal. 

We also want to inform you that updates on all changes in regulations pertaining to the pandemic (both nation-wide and university-wide) are published here (note: Polish only). Information on regulation changes that affect you as students of the JU MC SME is published in the dedicated section on the School’s website.

Kindest regards,

School Office

Covid-19 symptoms and cases reporting

Dear Students,

If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, have NOT yet been tested, AND you have reason to believe that you contracted the infection during in-person classes at the JU MC SME, please fill in this FORM.

If you contracted Covid-19 in any other circumstances and have already been tested and received a positive result for Covid-19, please fill in this FORM.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Kindest regards,

School Office

Mode of study at the JU as of October 17, 2020, until further notice

On behalf of the Jagiellonian University Rector, we would like to inform you that as of October 17, 2020, following the decision of the Polish Government, Kraków will be officially designated the “red zone”.

Consequently, from that day onwards until further notice, education at the Jagiellonian University will be conducted remotely, with the exception of practical classes, which will be conducted without changes (i.e. in-person), observing the sanitary rules in place.

Respective Deans of JU Faculties are responsible for preparing lists of said practical classes. The list of practical classes at the JU MC will be established in consultation with the course coordinators and released on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Kindest regards,

School Office

Classes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd MD – Online until October 16, 2020

Dear Students,

Please be informed that by reason of confirmed Covid-19 cases amid the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year medical students of the JU MC SME, the first two weeks of the classes in the academic year 2020/21 (that is from October 5, 2020, to October 16, 2020) will be conducted online for those groups.

Students who have tested positive for Covid-19 are requested to report that fact by filling out the FORM (also in the cases where they have already sent that information to the School Office by email). Persons who have been in contact with the COVID-19-positive students are asked to isolate themselves and seek medical help should they develop symptoms typical of Covid-19.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Prof. Agata Ptak-Belowska, MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College 
Prof. Maciej Małecki, MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College



Commercial Covid-19 tests in Kraków

SARS-CoV-2 smear tests

  • location: University Hospital, SOR (Eng. ER), ul. Jakubowskiego 6, buildinglevel +1;
  • tel. no.: +48 12 400 17 50
  • MondayFriday; 12noon -2.30 pm
  • Cost: 450 pln (cash or card)
  • Result within 48h; can be obtained online if you provide your email address at the registration
  • Procedure: call and register, once on location, go to entrance no. 3 to cashier’s desk, make the payment, get an invoice (Pol. Faktura) for your health insurance provider, go to SOR (with the invoice), Building F, register for the test, follow personnel instructions



Covid-19 protocols

Please find below protocols to follow with relation to Covid-19 pandemic.





Classes in the academic year 2020/21

Dear Students,

We would like to officially confirm that the Jagiellonian University Medical College together with its School of Medicine in English will start the new academic year 2020/ 21 using both forms of teaching traditional and on-line. In spite of the situation related to COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to retain as many hours of hospital clinical teaching as possible.

All lectures will be held on-line, while the form of seminars depends on the availability of large enough rooms and will be decided by the coordinators. We are dedicated to employing all possible safety measures and complying with the state safety regulations.

Please be informed that the 2020/21 academic year for the JUMC School of Medicine in English begins on October 5, 2020. We recommend that all students travelling to Poland from abroad will provide a COVID-19 test done not earlier than 72 hours before departure.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Krakow.


Prof. Agata Ptak-Belowska, MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
Prof. Maciej Małecki, MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College




Document submission for enrolment – Covid-19 safety protocol

Dear Freshmen, 

This is to remind you of the final deadline for submission of the documents required for your enrolment to the JU MC SME (September 28, 2020). 

Below are instructions on how to deliver the documents to the School Office, taking into consideration the Covid-19 safety protocol. 

  1. The documents need to be deposited at the School Office – room no. 4 by September 28, 2020. 
  2. To ensure staff safety, the documents need to be placed in a paper envelope A4 format signed with the Student’s full surname, name and study program (medicine or dentistry). The envelope must remain unsealed. 

Note: If you wish to receive the original of your high school diploma back upon inspection, please make the following annotation on the envelope: Originals to be returned to the student. 

       3. Envelopes must be placed in designated containers, where they will be quarantined for 48h before further processing. 

       4. When coming to deposit the document, you must bring with you your passport (or dowód osobisty – in case of Polish nationals, where applicable). A staff member will take a copy of the document to verify the information provided by you in the OAS. The copy will be placed in the envelope with the rest of your documents. 

       5. Once the documents have been quarantined and processed, you will receive an email asking that you come to the office to retrieve the documents (if applicable), sign the paperwork officiating your enrolment, and collect your student ID.  

Note: This will only be possible by appointment. Walkin visits will not be served. 

      6. To avoid congregating, please arrive individually (that is not in groups, and unaccompanied by family members or friends). One person in the office at any given moment is allowed. Should larger numbers of students arrive at the office simultaneously, everyone will be asked to wait their turn outside the building. 

       7. To enter the building, you must wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth. 


For most up-to-date information on travel restrictions or requirements for entry to Poland (whichever applies), please consult the website of the Republic of Poland. Conditions of entry and stay on the territory of Poland are also listed on the website of the Border Patrol.

As of the date of publishing this information (August 26, 2020), the above-quoted websites state that students studying in the Republic of Poland, are allowed to enter the country and are not required to quarantine (unless individually instructed otherwise). Country-specific travel restrictions may apply (esp. for non-EU member states), hence monitoring the situation on respective official governmental websites is advised.

As part of the preventive measures taken by the Jagiellonian University Medical College, all residents of the university dormitories will be required to present results of Covid-19 test when checking-in. The results must be negative and the test must have been performed no more than 72h prior to checking in.


Please be informed that pursuant to Act dated April 16, 2020 (paragraph 4, article 51b), Law on higher education and science (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland of 2020, a position no. 695) and the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education dated May 21, 2020 (Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland of 2020, a position no. 901), all student IDs valid until March 31, 2020, and October 31, 2020, are being automatically prolonged until November 29, 2020, without the need to visit the School Office in person.


Pursuant to the decision of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education dated April 24, 2020, classes at the universities are further suspended until May 24, 2020, with the possible further extensions.

The curriculum is to be realized to the greatest possible extent with the use of online teaching.

The Preparatory Course in Biology, Chemistry and Logic – suspended

The Preparatory Course in Biology, Chemistry and Logic planned for June 29 – July 6, 2020, has been suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please monitor this site for information on an online alternative. Persons who signed up for the course and paid the fee will be refunded.

Valuable  Information Resources on COVID-19

  •  A full list of restrictions on movement that the Polish government has announced, as well as frequently updated guidance, can be found in English on the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page.  You may be subject to a fine of up to 30,000 Polish złoty for not adhering to these restrictions.
  •  Visit the CDC’s website about COVID-19 for up-to-date information from the U.S. government about the virus.
  •  Visit the State Department’s COVID-19 page and the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 page. Both have information specifically for travelers and the U.S. Embassy page is updated regularly with information relevant for U.S. citizens in Poland.
  • Polish Government Resources:
  • Visit the Polish Government’s COVID-19 Website for general health information, movement restrictions, and health tips.
  • The Polish government has set up a national informational hotline for COVID-19 health-related inquiries.  To reach this hotline, dial +48 800 190 590 and press 6 for an English-speaking operator.  For emergency services, dial 112.
  • Polish social service agencies provide assistance in obtaining food and medicine to those who are under home quarantine due to COVID-19.  These services are available to both Polish citizens and foreigners.  In Krakow, call +48 887 202 946 or +48 887 202 947 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or email after hours. In Warsaw, call +48 22 487-13-00.

URGENT – Information on the current location needed – UPDATE (April 8, 2020, 2.30 pm)

Dear Students,
in an effort to contain the SARS-CoV-2 spread, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education asked that we monitor your current location once more. Please kindly answer the questions in THIS FORM.  Since the information is required urgently, we ask that you share this request with the colleagues you are in contact with. The form will be active until April 10, 2020 (Friday), 2 pm, after which time we will relay the provided information to the Ministry. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation. Stay safe!

Kindest regards,

School Office


Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 7, 2020 – CHARTER FLIGHTS TO THE USA FROM GERMANY

Below message is addressed to  U.S. citizens currently in Germany. It is regarding COVID-19Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) [1]to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency.

Are you a U.S. citizen in Germany with a question on safety or travel during COVID-19? Are you a German citizen who is curious about visas or travel to the United States currently? We want to hear from you! Please
send us your question via this form [2] – it’s anonymous. Thanks in advance for your input!

International commercial flight options currently exist from Germany. United Airlines and Lufthansa still have some direct flights from Frankfurt to destinations in the United States. Flights should be booked directly through United [3] or Lufthansa [4]. Additional flights to the United States may be possible through connections in Amsterdam, Paris, or London. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights from Germany at this time.

U.S. citizens living overseas can vote absentee in their state’s upcoming election, no matter where they are. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impact it may have on the election cycle. For additional information on potential changes to your state’s primary election and how to vote absentee, visit [5].

Visit our website [6] for the latest information about COVID-19.

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General Frankfurt and Munich are only offering emergency services. All routine consular services remain suspended.

For emergency American citizen services, including emergency passports, please contact the Embassy or appropriate Consulate General:


+49-30-8305-0 (business hours)
+49-30-8305-0 (after hours)


+49-69-7535-0 (business hours)
+49-69-7535-0 (after hours)


+49-89-2888-580 (business hours)
+49-89-2888-0 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs [7]
888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444

Country Information – Germany [8]

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) [9] to receive security updates.


Travel Information for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Consulate Krakow, Poland (April 1, 2020) – CHARTER FLIGHTS TO THE USA

Location:  Poland

Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with hundreds of thousands of reported cases worldwide.  This alert provides information on how to book tickets on the last two flights from Poland to the United States until commercial flights resume.  

On March 19, the State Department advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling or residing outside the United States to arrange for an immediate return to the U.S. unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time.  U.S. citizens are urged to take advantage of commercially available options for returning to the U.S. while they are still operating.  Those U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

We strongly urge all U.S. citizens to enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.

CHARTER FLIGHT PROCEDURE: The U.S. Mission to Poland is assisting LOT Polish Airlines with verifying eligibility for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents who wish to return to the United States on charter flights offered by LOT.  These are not U.S. government-operated or funded flights.  Availability and cancellations are controlled by LOT.  At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Poland and the United States.  The U.S. government is not evacuating U.S. citizens from Poland.

These times are subject to change or cancellation, but, as of this time, LOT has scheduled flights from Warsaw to Chicago on the following days: 

  •   Thursday, April 2 
  •   Saturday, April 4 

These flights on April 2 and April 4 are the last flights to the United States until commercial flights resume. 

In order to secure seats on the upcoming LOT flights, you MUST send an email to with the subject line: LOT Charter Information [Your Last Name]

Your email message should include the following information for EACH traveller (even small children):

  • Full name as spelled in your passport 
  • Information that we and LOT Polish Airlines can use to contact you now – please include a current phone number and email address.  Please double-check the information you provide for accuracy.  You must diligently monitor both your incoming calls and e-mail messages in order to book a seat on one of these flights.  The airline may call at any time, including early morning or late evening, in order to arrange booking.
  • Date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Passport number, and its date of issuance and expiration.  If it is not a U.S. passport, please note the country that issued it.  Please also note any non-U.S. citizen immediate family members traveling with you.
  • Please note your current location (city and country) and any special needs you may have, such as medical issues.

PLEASE NOTE: By providing this information to us, you give your consent to our providing it to travel service providers for the purpose of facilitating your return to the United States.

WARSAW AIRPORT INFORMATION:  You may be screened for visible symptoms and fever before being allowed to board these LOT-operated flights.  Passengers exhibiting any symptoms, including fevers, may not be allowed to board.  Restaurants and shops in the Warsaw airport are closed and food service on the flights is minimal. Please consider bringing your own snacks to the airport.

CHICAGO AIRPORT INFORMATION:  Although the situation is subject to change, we have received reports that upon arrival in Chicago, travelers are screened for symptoms. Travelers without symptoms have been able to catch connecting flights and asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. Travelers with symptoms may not be permitted to board a domestic onward flight.

IF YOU FEEL ILL: The Polish government has set up a national informational hotline for COVID-19 health-related inquiries.  To reach this hotline, dial +48 800 190 590 and press 6 for an English-speaking operator.  For emergency services, dial 112.

The government has designated certain hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients.  A list of those hospitals can be found here:

More information about the steps the Polish government is taking to address the outbreak can be found at their website here: This website includes health suggestions and explains the travel and movement restrictions the Polish government has put into place.

FRAUD ALERT: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is warning against fraudsters, claiming to be ministry employees, who are calling and trying to extort money from foreigners living in Poland. The fraudsters are spoofing the MFA’s phone number and accusing foreigners of failing to complete their visa process correctly.  They threaten deportation and demand payment via international money transfer. Anyone who has experienced this should report it to the local police. Please also inform the MFA at and American Citizens Services at

MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS IN POLAND: On March 24, the Polish authorities announced new restrictions on public movement.  On March 31, these restrictions were tightened, effective April 2.  All public gatherings, events, and reunions are banned, and places of public recreation, such as parks will be closed.  No gatherings of more than two people are allowed in public and space of at least 2 meters (approximately 6 feet) must be maintained.  Parents with young children (under age 13) are excepted, as are those directly assisting persons with disabilities.  Minors are not allowed outside alone.  Public transport will continue to operate, with limited capacity.  The number of people who may be inside those shops that remain open, as well as at open air markets, will be strictly limited.  Special shopping hours from 10 am – 12 pm will be reserved for persons over age 65.  Shoppers will be required to use disposable gloves.  Hotels and hostels will be closed effective April 2.  You may be fined up to 30,000 PLN for violating the restrictions on public movement and gatherings. 

The following activities are exceptions to the restrictions on public movement:

  • Commuting to and from work.
  • Traveling to purchase goods or perform services connected to your employment.
  • Essential activities of daily life, such as shopping for food and medicine (for your family or for others under quarantine), seeing a doctor, taking care of relatives, walking your dog or taking a short stroll.
  • Religious events may include up to five people, but the government recommends participating in religious services online or via radio or TV.
  • With the exception of food stores and pharmacies, almost all shops will remain closed.  Restaurants and bars remain closed. All entertainment and cultural venues, such as theaters and museums, and all schools and universities remain closed.

ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS: On March 15, Poland instituted strict border entry requirements. All travelers seeking to enter Poland are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

Only the following categories of travelers are allowed to enter Poland.  The U.S. Embassy cannot insist that Polish authorities allow a traveler into the country in violation of Polish regulations. 

  • Polish citizens
  • Spouses or children of Polish citizens
  • Foreigners holding a Karta Polaka (a Polish-Government-issued Certification of Polish Heritage)
  • Persons with diplomatic status and members of their families
  • Foreigners who have the right of permanent or temporary residence in Poland
  • Foreigners who have the right to work in Poland or who have a work permit
  • Foreigners who drive a vehicle used to transport goods
  • Other particularly justified cases may be considered, but entry must be granted with the permission of the Commander in Chief of the Polish Border Guard Agency.



U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland

  1. Stolarska 9

31-143 Krakow

+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)

+48 601 483 348 (after hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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JU MC DORMITORIES – reduction of fees

As per the regulation nr 11 dated March 31, 2020, of the V-Rector of the JU for MC (original document in Polish), fees for the rooms that have been temporarily vacated by their residents but are still occupied by their belongings, is reduced by 50% as of April 1, 2020, until further notice. This applies only to persons who vacated their rooms following the suspension of classes at the JU MC in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Also, the interest fee for late payment of rent will not be exercised in the period specified above. 


Calling Canadian Students!

Please register with the Registry of Canadians Abroad at

This service means we can reach you directly, quickly, with the most up to date information.

LOT Airlines is offering a charter flight from Warsaw Chopin International airport to Toronto on April 3rd. Please note that we have no information of any further flights at this time, including flights related to existing reservations you may have. 

We urge travellers who wish to return to Canada to take advantage of this flight. At this time, our understanding is that those who choose not to return to Canada on this flight may have to remain in Poland until regular flights resume. The timing of future flights is unknown and may not be for months, and our ability to provide consular service may be seriously curtailed due to mobility restrictions in Poland.

The embassy has to confirm your eligibility in order for LOT to book you on this flight.  Please contact the embassy at

For those students waiting for a Residency Permit, it is our understanding that appointments have been cancelled or postponed, and delays may occur.

Best regards and health in these difficult times,

Jeanette Sautner

Counsellor (Political) | Counselliere (Affaires politiques)

Email | Courriel:
Telephone | Téléphone:     +48 22 584 3250
Facsimile | Télécopieur:     +48 22 584 3190

Embassy of Canada to Poland | Ambassade du Canada en Pologne
Jana Matejki 1/5, 00-481    Warsaw, Poland | Varsovie, Pologne


Due to the epidemiological threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the entrance exam sessions during the admission process for the academic year 2020/21 will be held online.

Detailed information on the online entrance exam sessions will be shared with the candidates whose registrations were confirmed in the Online Application System.

CLASSES SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 10, 2020 (March 23, 2020, 3.10 pm)

Pursuant to the decision of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education dated March 21, 2020, classes at the universities are further suspended until April 10, 2020

The curriculum is to be realized to the greatest possible extent with the use of online teaching.

School Office operation until March 27, 2020

Until March 27, 2020, the School Office will operate in a limited scope. Most of the staff members will be working from home, with only one person on duty every day in the office. Officials authorized to sign paperwork are on duty in a limited scope as well. This will result in extended waiting time for any paperwork. The normal processing time (3-5 business days) no longer applies.

In view of the bulk of the queries, we ask that you send them by e-mail, either directly to the person in charge of the particular field or to , which is monitored by all SME staff members. This will allow us to field your questions more efficiently.

We also ask that you monitor the School’s website daily for updates on the coronavirus situation – new information will be posted whenever it is made available to us.  

Regarding the Lanekassen statements – these will be e-mailed to students who submitted their forms within the appointed deadline in the course of this week (that is by March 20, 2020).

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

School Office

URGENT – Information on the current location needed – URGENT (March 16, 2020, 10.20 am)

Dear Students,
in an effort to contain the SARS-CoV-2 spread, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education asked that we monitor your current location. Please kindly answer the questions in THIS FORM.  Since the information is required urgently, we ask that you share this request with the colleagues you are in contact with. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.

Kindest regards,

School Office

Volunteers wanted (March 13, 2020; 7.30 pm)

In the face of the epidemiological threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the potential needs in terms of securing the operation of hospitals, the Authorities of the Jagiellonian University Medical College decided to create a database of JU MS student volunteers willing to provide their support – as volunteers – to the actions of the University Children’s Hospital and Kraków sanitary-epidemiological station (Pol. SANEPID).

Big thank you to everyone who reached out to us with their offer to help.

In the beginning of next week, detailed information on what and where help is needed will be published. At this time, we see that support will be needed with: patient registration, operation of pneumatic dispatch, transport of patients, support on the wards (except for the infectious disease ward), and call-center operation. 

The volunteers will receive volunteer contracts, which stipulate that the volunteers will be provided with liability insurance and accident insurance (Pol. OC and NNW) coverage. 

If you want to volunteer your help, please register using this FORM.

Thank you and stay safe!

The validity of Student IDs (March 13, 2020, 9 am)

Please be informed that as per the special regulation from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. student IDs, the validity of which was confirmed in the first semester of the academic year 2019/ 2020 (i.e. are valid until March 31, 2020), are automatically prolonged until May 31, 2020, without the need to visit the School Office in person.

V-Dean’s Letter to Students regarding behaviour in the period between March 11 and March 25, 2020

Dear Students,

we have received very alarming information that in the wake of the cancellation of the classes, you proceeded to organize large parties and social gatherings instead of isolating yourself, which was the objective of the JU Authorities’ decision.

Such behaviour is beyond irresponsible and reprehensible! It was only hours after the classes were cancelled that the WHO declared the Coronavirus a PANDEMIC. By making light of the situation you are putting yourself and countless other people in danger. One could have hoped that medical students, of all the student body of the Jagiellonian University, would show more awareness of the danger that the Coronavirus poses and more solidarity with the medical personnel who will be on the front-line of fighting for the lives of the infected patients. You of all the students should know not to put more strain on the already overloaded system.

I OBLIGE you that you do not ignore what happened in Italy. We are in a crucial time when we still can hope to avoid a tragedy, but we cannot do it without responsible behaviour from the general public, of which you are a part. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO PARTY! Please refrain from social gatherings, limit your errands outside from your home to the absolute necessary ones and STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Use that time wisely to study.

All persons who are reported to be organising or encouraging social gatherings will be held accountable academically.

Please be wise, stay safe and do not put others in danger.


Prof. Agata Ptak-Belowska, MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College

JU MC Medical Library – closed until March 25, 2020

The JU MC Medical Library will remain closed for users until March 25, 2020. For information on options of remote access to their resources, please visit here.

School Office – mode of operation (March 12, 2020)

Please be informed that from March 12 till March 25, 2020, the School Office will only process matters by phone and/or e-mail. The office will be closed to outside Customers.

We trust that you understand the preventive measure as one that is in both your and our best interest, and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Kindest regards,

School Office

 ALL CLASSES CANCELLED (March 11, 2020, 12 noon)

as per the decision of the JU Authorities, ALL CLASSES at the Jagiellonian University are cancelled as of today (March 11, 2020) until March 25, 2020.

Please remember that this is to prevent large gatherings of people. When leaving the classes, please proceed to go home.

Where possible, the classes should be conducted in an e-learning format so as to reduce the delays in completing the coursework.

The administration will continue to operate. With that being said, we kindly ask that you limit your visits to the School Office to those absolutely necessary and opt rather to call or send an e-mail.

Out of concern for the health and safety of the office staff members, we also ask that when visiting in person, you adhere to all preventive measures that is: keep the recommended distance of 1 m, clean your student ID before your visit to the office, wash your hands upon entering the building, and make sure to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

In view of the unprecedented circumstances, preparation period of any paperwork will be extended beyond the standard 3-5 business days, and all paperwork will be sent out by post or by e-mail.

Lånekassen statements that were to be collected in person after March 16, 2020, will be sent out by e-mail to students university e-mail accounts in order to limit the in-person visits to the office.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on the matter.