Student Support and Adaptation Center SOWA

Everyday support

Student Support and Adaptation Center (Polish: Studencki Ośrodek Wsparcia i Adaptacji „SOWA”) is a joint venture of the Jagiellonian University and the University Hospital geared towards the JU students. It was launched on March 18, 2019 with the objective of providing the JU students with support in various spheres of their lives – personal and professional – which might impact their psychological wellbeing in a negative way.  

The Center offers a 24h hotline service (also in English): phone no. +48 606 406 158

It also offers unscheduled drop-in visits 7 days a week at its seat located at:

Collegium Śniadeckiego
ul. Kopernika 27
1st  floor, rooms no. 23,23a and  25
(next to the antrance to the Botanic Garden)

You can simply come over and talk to the counsellor on duty.

Office hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am- 2pm


Culture Shock Group

Student Center for Support and Adaptation launched a CULTURE SHOCK GROUP designed for foreign students experiencing difficulty with adaptation to the role of a student. The group aims to help in overcoming language barrier, feelings of loneliness or alienation, cultural differences. It will commence it’s operation on November 7, 2019; meetings will be held every Thursday 9 am – 10 am by dr n. med. Katarzyna Cyranka – psychologist, psychotherapist in the Center’s seat at ul. Kopernika 27.


Do reach out when the going gets tough. We’re here to help.