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AGH University of Science and Technology

Address: aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland

Description AGH University of Science and Technology

  • Established: 1919
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Number of students: 36,000
  • Language of instruction: Polish, English.

AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza, AGH) was founded in 1919 and is one of the strongest technical higher education institutions in Poland. The University is in the TOP 10 of the best universities in the country and conducts research at a high world level in various fields of knowledge.

AGH is a member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW) and the European University Association (EUA).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in AGH University of Science and Technology

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3-3.5 years.

Undergraduate programs at AGH are implemented in the following areas:

  • IT technology
  • Geology and geophysics
  • Mining engineering
  • Ceramics and materials science
  • Foundry
  • Maths
  • Management
  • Metallurgical industry
  • Oil industry
  • Robotics
  • Social sciencies
  • Physics
  • Electrical engineering and energy.


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1.5-2 years.

At the university, master's programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Acoustic technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Management
  • Surveying and cartography
  • Geophysics
  • Mining and geology
  • Material / Environmental Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Computer Science and Econometrics
  • Ceramics
  • Computer support of engineering processes
  • Cultural studies
  • Foundry
  • Maths
  • Medical physics
  • Management
  • Product Management and Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanics and structure of machines
  • Mechatronics
  • Microelectronics in engineering and medicine
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Environmental protection
  • Applied Informatics
  • Sociology
  • Building
  • Technical Physics
  • Tourism and recreation
  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental energy sources
  • Electronics and telecommunications
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy

Accommodation, housing and food

The educational institution offers its students a dormitory, designed for 8,000 beds in 20 houses.

Cost of living = 86 € -100 €.



  • Two specialties of AGH were in the TOP 50 in the international ranking of educational programs Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 (mining and metallurgical engineering)
  • The student is given the opportunity to simultaneously study subjects of various specialties and change the direction of training after finishing the first level of education
  • The university has developed international exchange programs (Erasmus +, SMILE, TIME, CEEPUS, etc.)
  • Before graduation, 70% of graduates are already employed.

Equipment AGH University of Science and Technology

The AGH campus is located in the very center of Krakow and includes:

  • The library
  • 800 modern laboratories
  • A computer belonging to the 100 most powerful computers in the world.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee = 200 €
  • Registration fee = 20 €
  • Cost of living in Krakow = 321 € -606 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university, you must provide a document of education and a certificate of proficiency in English / Polish at B2 level.

AGH selection committee reserves the right to conduct additional testing, interviews or request recommendations.

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