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Where to study: Krakow or Wroclaw?


kazalina 7 | 12
2 Jun 2010 #1
I'm sure both are great places to be living...but what are some positives and / or negatives for studying / being a student / living in either Krakow or Wroclaw.
poland_
2 Jun 2010 #2
Krakow has some of the best universities in Poland.
Krakow is a better city for inbound and outbound travel.
Wroclaw is less expensive overall.
jwojcie 2 | 763
2 Jun 2010 #3
Krakow has some of the best universities in Poland.

Well, in 2010 Krakow Jagiellonian University got better marks than Wroclaw University, but on the other hand Wroclaw University of Technology got better marks than both technical universities in Krakow... :

grafik.rp.pl/grafika2/490249

but all this rankings uni vs uni aren't very informative, because the better thing is to compare department vs deparment...

Krakow is a better city for inbound and outbound travel.

That is debatable also, it depends where you want to travel, for example there is much closer from Wroclaw to Berlin or Prague...

Wroclaw is less expensive overall.

That is true.

To sum things up, my opinion is:
Krakow:
- better public transport
- better university
- it is bigger city
- it is tourist destination (so friendlier for foreigners but more expensive)

Wroclaw:
- slightly better technical university
- it is smaller city
- it is much smaller tourist destination (well, there is no medieval castle here...)
- it has worse public transport and at least for another two years there will be problems with city jams
- it is a little but only a little cheaper here

Overall, both cities are fine students cities in positive way (there is easily above 100000 students in both cities every year), so I suggest you better focus on what kind of studies you want take and then try to compare departments

Good luck! :-)
OP kazalina 7 | 12
3 Jun 2010 #4
Thanks jwojcie you raised some intereseting points to look at. Im looking to study the one year Polish language course so will try and find out more about the departments in both Krakow and Wrocław university.

Thanks again
pawian 176 | 14,299
16 Oct 2019 #5
Where to study: Krakow or Wroclaw?

Definitely Wrocław. Krakow is already too crowded with foreigners. When I visit the city, I can hardly ever meet a Polish person there. Only British expats and foreign students! Crazy.


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