The Jagiellonian University, as one of Polands best institutions of higher education and the second oldest in Central Europe, occupies an important position on the academic world map. The Jagiellonian University is a public higher education institution, a self-governed university, which comprises 15 Faculties, where 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to almost 50 thousand students, within the framework of more than 87 different fields of study. The eminent researchers and state-of-the-art infrastructure make the JU one of the leading Polish scientific institutions, collaborating with major academic centres from all over the world. The Jagiellonian University is also home to about 150 student societies, where young researchers pursue their academic interests and develop friendships with people who share their passion. The Jagiellonian University attracts more and more international students for whom programmes are run in foreign languages. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been implemented in all courses and specialties, enabling trouble-free linking of studies at UJ with studies in other European countries.