Krakow is a wonderful place to study and housing is generally more affordable than in the United States or Western Europe. Student housing is generally inexpensive. A month's rent for a flat, including utility fees (electricity, gas, water etc.) will generally come to anywhere between U.S. $150 (110 euro) to $500 (380 euro) and for a room at a JU hall of residence you will pay around 360 PLN (about $100) a month. Please note that the tuition fee paid to the Jagiellonian University does not cover accommodation or board.
You might also want to rent a room or a private apartment. Krakow is a student city, and thus offers many options for private accommodation and student rental agencies are the best choice for getting additional information about available housing. Private real estate agencies are also helpful, but with additional charges.
Once you have arrived in Krakow, you will find that the process is not as difficult as it may seem. Thousands of foreign students live here and find housing within a few days of their arrival. We do, however, advise that you arrive in advance of your course of studies to give yourself time to secure a flat. We will provide you with any support you might need in finding accommodation in a dormitory or residence.
Jagiellonian University halls of residence in the centre or close to the centre include: Zaczek, Piast, and Nawojka and our international students usually choose one of them, Żaczek being the most popular.