Erasmus in Krakow

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Krakow

Why should you do your Erasmus in Krakow? It is a city full of students so it has a very nice atmosphere throughout the year. Besides, you can find in this city something every student loves: affordable prices! Find below everything you need to know about your Erasmus experience in Krakow. Let’s go!

Cost of living in Krakow, Poland

Although Krakow is one of the most visited countries in Poland, the cost of living in this city is quite affordable compared to other European cities. A student can spend around € 300-400 per month. This amount can vary depending on the type of accommodation you have or your leisure activities.

In this city, you can find both dormitories for students and shared apartments. Normally, students prefer to stay in a shared apartment since it is very affordable and more comfortable than living in a dormitory. You can find individual or shared rooms in the city for around € 190-250 per month. Besides, since living in Krakow is quite affordable and it is located in the centre of Europe, many international students use this opportunity to travel and visit other cities and countries very easily and cheaply.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Krakow, Poland

Each year Krakow is full of a lot of students, both locals and international, therefore, you can always find a nice student atmosphere and parties. Whenever students want to party, they usually go to the centre of the city. You can find many pubs, bars and nightclubs there, a wide offer to decide where you want to go each day. One of the most popular districts in the city to go and have a drink with friends is Kazimierz, the Jewish district.

If before you go partying you prefer to know the city, its history and its culture a bit better, students recommend doing the free tours you can find in the city, you can choose the language in which you prefer to do them. This way, you will be able to visit the most emblematic places of the city and they will explain to you the history of each place. You can ask for these tours at the tourism offices or find them online.

Moreover, you will find student groups that prepare activities and events for exchange students, so that they can meet new people while discovering the city.

Culture and gastronomy in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is one of the most important and visited cities in Poland. The people in this city attend to and enjoy different cultural events and traditions throughout the year. The city’s special dates are very important moments for locals, so if you want to know this city, we recommend you go to some of these events and be a part of their traditions.

One of the most important places in Krakow is Market Square, considered the biggest in Europe. Here you will find buildings as important as the Sukiennice, the Town Hall Tower, the St. Adalbert's Church, and St. Mary’s Basilica. Another very popular part of the city right now, one you shouldn't miss, is the Jewish district called Kazimierz. Besides, you should know that the old town of the city has been considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, so it is worth visiting.

Something else you are going to discover during your Erasmus in Krakow is its traditional gastronomy. Some of the most traditional dishes of Polish cuisine are soups such as zurek or zupa pomidorowa, and you will also find dishes like pierogi, goulash or bigos. These are only some of the traditional recipes, but you will for sure discover many more.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Krakow, Poland

  • You will have the possibility to live and know the culture and history of a city considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • You will enjoy its gastronomy at very affordable prices.
  • You will have the opportunity to travel to all the cities and countries surrounding Krakow.
  • The city is full of foreign students and the ambience to go out and have a good time is incredible during the whole year.
  • Locals are very kind and friendly with foreigners, they will try to help you every time they can.

Cheap accommodation in Krakow, Poland

If you need accommodation in Krakow but don’t know how to find it, you are in the right place! On our browser Erasmus Play, you can easily and quickly find the option that suits your necessities best and for free. You will find the best offers for flats, rooms and apartments for students in Krakow.

Frequently asked questions from students doing Erasmus in Krakow

How much does it cost to live in Krakow as a student?
The cost of living of a student in Krakow is around € 300-400 per month, approximately. This amount is much lower than the one in most European cities, which is a great advantage for Erasmus students.
How is student life in Krakow?
The city is full of students during the whole year, so the student atmosphere is amazing. This city has very renowned universities and its teachers usually keep foreign students in mind and try to help them whenever they can.
How much does student accommodation cost in Krakow?
You can find accommodation for Erasmus in Krakow for around € 190-220 per month. Students usually prefer to stay in rooms in shared apartments since these are much more comfortable than dormitories.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Krakow?
The conditions and characteristics of the Erasmus scholarship are different in each country. Therefore, if you would like the exact information for your case, we recommend you to ask the international relations office at your university of origin. They will help you with anything you need.
What are the best areas to live in in Krakow?
One of the most frequented areas by students is the Jewish district, Kazimierz. However, most students, especially Erasmus, live in the areas near their universities. There are some very popular areas like Krowodrza, among others. You can decide what area will be the best for you according to your necessities.

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