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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), theater (Tadeusz Kantor), literature (Nobel-prize Winners: Wisława Szymborska, Czesław Miłosz; Stanisław Lem).
  • 24 universities, over 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.