Information for Polish nationals and foreigners who apply on the basis of the rules for Polish nationals.Places available and thresholds

Number of places available

To check the number of candidates who can be admitted to a programme, or to see how many persons admitted are required for the programme to run, find the programme you are interested in in the study catalogue on the OAS website (www.erk.uj.edu.pl) and click on the "places available" tab.

The following values have been established for all study programmes:

Number of places the maximum number of persons who can be admitted to this programme
Minimum number
of students
the number of students enrolled in the first year required for the programme to run

They may be changed by the Rector's decree. In such case, information about the new number of places is published online.

Minimum number of points

When taking part in admissions, candidates may notice information about a minimum number of points required for admission to a given programme. The minimum number of points is a value determined by the Faculty Admission Board during their sitting after the period for confirming registrations closes. It reflects the number of points required for admission (but does not mean that all candidates who achieve this result are admitted). All candidates who achieve a result lower than this value receive a decision stating that they have not been admitted due to not achieving a high enough result.

Remember:

  • Once determined, the minimum number of points stays in force in all subsequent application rounds for this programme.
  • A candidate who sees in their OAS account that they are "not admitted due to lack of points" is not and cannot be admitted to the programme. Even if there still places available and an additional application round opens, if they apply again with the same result, they will not be admitted.
  • Candidates who take part in additional application rounds are notified of the minimum number of points set at this programme during registration process in the OAS.

Qualification thresholds

This is a common question from the candidates: what was the qualification threshold last year? In this context, a qualification threshold is the result achieved by the last person admitted to the programme. A few years ago, Jagiellonian University decided not to publish statistical data about admission as they are not a reliable source of information about chances for being admitted.

First, the ranking list for first- and long-cycle programme is only determined by the number of candidates applying in a given year and their Matura examination results, which can be very different each year. This makes it difficult to estimate one's chances of being admitted on the basis of data from previous years. This data can change substantially, too: e.g. 29% of secondary school graduates failed the maturity exam in 2014, 12% more than a year before.

Second, the number of candidates admitted from a given ranking lists depends on random factors, not necessarily related to the number of points achieved in admission, as candidates placed further on the ranking list may be admitted in place of candidates who are higher on the list but choose not to enrol. The analysis of ranking lists can only be a point of reference in researching the course of previous admissions.

The table below shows number of points sufficient for admission to some of our most popular programmes in previous years. As you can see, in case of those programmes the threshold does not vary much. But it can be very different in case of other programmes. For example: in 2014, the Swedish studies programme threshold was 81.29 points, while in 2016 it increased to 94.20 points (almost 14 points difference); medical doctor programme noted a decrease from 90 points in 2014 to 78.33 points in 2016, and so on.

We would recommend all candidates to focus on achieving high results in their Matura exams rather than on analysis of qualification thresholds, and we wish you good luck!

kierunek 2014 2015 2016
number of applicants points number of applicants points number of applicants points
Swedish studies 176 81.29 548 92.57 432 94.20
computer science 632 60 677 66 671 76
mathematics 400 47 425 50 426 54
psychology 1196 67.43 1285 70.33 1358 70
medical doctor programme 1967 90.33 1546 79.67 1891 78.33
veterinary studies 585 71.33 596 68.20 771 65.60
biotechnology 509 63 452 62 599 58
sociology 268 30.14 341 30.55 312 45.27
Japanese studies 270 90.25 315 91 300 92.75
French studies 322 78.50 256 81.00 261 84

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