AGH – UST is situated in Cracow (Kraków) Poland, which for years was a capital of Poland, the town of polish kings. Actually Cracow has a 5 place in tourist attraction in Europe. In this part of Poland there are numerous mines of salt, coal, copper, zinc, lead and silver. For these mines necessities was founded in 1816 Academy of Mines the first Technological Superior School in Poland. In the year 1919, one year after the independence recuperation this school was transformed into the University. Actually AGH-UST is one of the greatest and the most prestigious technological schools in Poland, strongly related with the heavy industry.

Currently, number of branches of science is 62, including 200 specializations. 2200 professors work in 17 faculties. The number of engineering, master and doctor students  reaches the level more than 30 000, in this there are 670 foreign students and 40 of them which are making their doctor studies.

In the Polish and foreign rankings of Polish technical universities, the AGH UST occupies 1st or 2nd position. The AGH UST has signed  256 cooperation agreements with other Universities from all over the world. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics is the first in Poland and eastern European countries since 2017 to have the ABET American accreditation.

The AGH UST is a party to 26 double diploma agreements. The university develops over 100 projects conducted jointly with foreign partners.

Close to the University, a Campus – the so called Academic City (Miasteczko Studenckie) is located which held rooms for over 9000 students in 20 buildings. You can find playgrounds, a swimming pool, a supermarket, and the post office here. There is internet in all rooms.

Generally, Summer Courses have a duration of 4 weeks, with 96 hours of conferences and lab classes (Monday – Friday). The language of instruction is basically English, but some courses are in Spanish. In the courses program (depending on a given course) we offer lab practice, excursions to industrial plants and text books. Alongside the Summer Courses we offer a rich cultural, geographical and historical program of excursions. At the end of the Curses all participants receive the qualification certificate and occasional diploma.

Place: AGH – University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 KRAKÓW Poland

Duration: 4 weeks. Generally one Summer Course is estimated as 2 topics, eg. :48 hours of conferences and 48 hours of labs (for one student).  Summer Courses 2019 starts June – 17.

Reporting deadline: April-23-2019

Student groups recommended: All laboratories are prepared to work with  teams of 15 students. We can therefore take up to 45 students in the  Summer Course. For better teaching process, a slightly smaller laboratory group is recommended: 24 (30) 36 (45). In the laboratory, the groups are divided into two or three parts, each of which comprises 12 (15) students.

Lenguage of the Course: English (or Spanish)

Materials: At the beginning of each course, the students receive a package of teaching materials to supplement the contents of lectures and laboratory classes as well as materials to be developed in the form of assignments. These materials are delivered in the form of scripts or are recorded on USB sticks. 

Course evaluation: in the scale of 1 – 100 on a base of partial exams or final exam. Evaluation of lab works (homework, activities ) may increase or decrease the final note for 5÷10 points.

Accommodation: In 2019, all students will be accommodated in the Students City (MIASTECZKO STUDENCKIE) in the BABILON building. This building is located 1km from the main part of the AGH UST University. The current cost of a double room (one night) is 38USD ($ 19 per student). Every two rooms have one bathroom with a shower-bath as well as electric kettle and refrigerator. In both buildings, on each floor there is a common kitchen with an electric ceramic cooker. For every two floors there is one laundry with 5 washing-machines. It is recommended that the students should take copies of passports and airline tickets in order to avoid many problems in case of loss or theft. In the BABILON building is the internet as well as Wi-Fi.

Summer Course cost: It depends on the number of students participating in the Summer Course for a group of:

25 – 45 students 1450 USD (Course   950USD + excursions 500USD)
21 – 24 students 1550 USD (Course 1050USD + excursions 500USD)
15 – 20 students 1650 USD (Course 1150USD + excursions 500USD)
11 – 14 students 1750 USD (Course 1250USD + excursions 500USD)
  9 – 10 students 1850 USD (Course 1350USD + excursions 500USD)
  6 –   8 students 1950 USD (Course 1450USD + excursions 500USD) 

– The cost includes a package of teaching materials for lectures and laboratory classes, welcome party, farewell party and all excursions (transport, tours, guide). Depending on the type of course are also provided excursions to industrial plants.

Summer Course cost does not include accommodation and meals.

We foresee a possibility to organize a three-day trip to Prague for Summer Course participants, with the price of 190USD per person. The participants of this tour shall make payments individually, directly in Krakow. In 2019, the bus departure from Krakow to Prague is planned for Friday 12 July at 13:00, and return to Kraków on Monday 15 July 2019 at 23:00. The University which sends students to the AGH UST Summer Course decides whether to participate in this trip is mandatory or voluntary, and the information shall be sent to us until April 23, 2019 in the EXCELL sheet, along with other information about the students. Since the trip to Prague is organised at the end of the course, please specify, also on the EXCELL worksheet, which students, after a trip to Prague will return to Kraków, and which of them will stay in Prague. For all the students, we reserve accommodation in the Academic City BABILON building until Wednesday 17 July.

Arrivals and departures:It is recommended to arrive in and depart from the Kraków airport, 6 km from the AGH UST Student City in Kraków. Taxi transport (2-3 persons) costs approx. 60 zł (60PLN) during a day and 80 zł (80PLN) at night and on Sunday. It is cheaper to travel from the airport to the Student City by bus No. 208. Leaving the airport you should turn right, and after about 100m you reach the bus terminal. At the cash desk, you should buy a ticket for 4 zł (4PLN). Buses leave thie terminal every hour from 4:20 am to 9:20 pm. Entering the bus you have to validate immediately the ticket in the appropriate machine. After passing 21 stops you should get off at the bus stop “AGH Miasteczko Studenckie”. Leaving the bus, after passing about 100m you reach the BABILON building

Katowice airport is located 120km from Kraków. From this airport you can go by a special shuttle bus to Kraków. Tickets for this bus can be purchased together with flight tickets or on the plane.

Warsaw airport (350km from Kraków).  From Warsaw you can take the INTERCITY train to Kraków. The journey takes 2.5 hours.

It is recommended that the professor responsible for the group comes to Kraków no later than the group of students, and leaves Krakow no earlier than the group of students.

Time: time in Poland is shifted 6 hours in relation to the USA, 7 hours with relation to Mexico DF, 5 hours in relations to Chile and 6 hours in relation to Kazakhstan. So, when   in Poland the time is 3:00pm, there is 8:00am in Mexico DF, 9:00am in NY,  11:00am in Porto Rico and 8:00pm in Kazakhstan.

Urban transport: The Kraków urban transport consists of tramways and busses. Before getting on a bus or tramway, you have to buy a regular ticket (“bilet normalny”). The tickets are available at the news agent’s, or in some shops. Foreign students have no discounts. Tickets for tramways and for busses are the same. Entering a tram or bus you have to validate it in a small device.

It is recommended, that after arriving in Kraków the students buy individual  season (monthly) tickets. The cost of such a ticket is 94zł (approx. 25USD). Monthly tickets are processed in the Communications Center of the City,     which is located at No. 3/5 Podwale Street (next to the Bagatela Theatre),   9:00am - 7:00pm. A photograph is needed, which can be scanned from       another document, e.g. passport. 
At the Summer Courses, we generally accept groups of students organised by their Universities, but in justified individual cases, we also accept individual students send by their Universities. The students are obliged to comply with the instructions given by the professor-tutor of the University which sends them to participate in the Summer Course.

Lists of students, professors and accompanying persons. Important!

To facilitate the admission of incoming student groups, please send us – a few weeks before the beginning of the Courses – a full list of Summer Course participants with the following information: their first name and surname (for professors: PhD, MSc, Eng. titles, specifying also the name of the professor responsible for the group); place and date of birth, residence address in Mexico or another country, home phone number (parents or relatives), email address, passport number, names of university, campus, faculty, completed year of study. It is advisable to prepare a list of students, professors and accompanying persons for the accommodation in hotel rooms with the data (day and time) of their arrival in Krakow, and a separate list of students for laboratory subgroups (e.g. 12 students for each subgroup).

Application procedure and deadlines 2019

April 23, 2019 (8 weeks before the Summer Courses beginning) – the Universities send the list of students on the EXCELL sheet,  relevantly adjusting the application form, to the email address: grzbiela@agh.edu.pl.

April 26  – the students receive the information about their acceptance for the Course on the News website at www.summer-course.agh.edu.pl 

May 13 (5 weeks before the Summer Courses beginning)  – the AGH UST sends an INVOICE to the Universities which send their students to Summer Courses

May 27 (3 weeks before the Summer Courses beginning) – the Universities send a charge transfer to the bank account of the AGH-UST:

IBAN PL 15 1240 4722 1787 0000 4854 0977


Account holder: AGH, 30-059 Kraków, Al. .Mickiewicza 30

Title of  transfer: ……… eg. Summer Course SIM 2018.

June 17Summer Courses 2019 starts

Summer Courses Coordinator::

dr Czeslaw Grzbiela: AGH – building D13, room 111, No.8a Gramatyka street (ulica)  8a

Phone: (48) – (12) – 617-28-10 [(48) is Poland and (12) is Kraków],                                  fax (48) – (12) – 633-22-84                                                                                                 Home address: ul. Skarbińskiego 2/102, 30-071 Kraków, Poland,                                 Phone (48) – (12)- 637-14-04, tel. celular: (48) – 604-705-856,               Skype:czeslaw_grzbiela
Email: grzbiela@agh.edu.pl                                                                                       University page: www.agh.edu.pl