Jagiellonian University increases number of spots for first-year students after record 50,000 applicants
This year, Jagiellonian University (UJ), most popular university in Krakow, will admit 1,500 more students than last year. Other local academies and colleges have also boosted their quotas.
UJ is a popular university among local youth. In 2006, a record 50,000 people applied for one of UJ?s 15,000 spots.
Of these spots at the university, 7,776 are for full-time studies and 7,780 for external studies.
Gazeta Wyborcza reported that foreigners are becoming increasingly interested in studying in Krakow. The number of Ukrainians, Belorussians, Germans, Italians, Americans and other foreign students has increased by 20 percent from last year.
University are opening new faculties and the number of student vacancies is increasing. The Pedagogical Academy will offer an additional 900 vacancies for 2007/2008.
AGH University of Science and Technology has not established a quota for acceptance, but does not plan any increases for this year.
Krakow University of Technology has 3,112 vacancies, and Krakow University of Economics will accept 50 more students this year.
Some universities have already started to electronically register candidates. But the ?recruitment fever? will only commence after June 29 when graduates receive their hgh school diplomas.