Incoming Students

Incoming Erasmus+ Students - welcome!

Thank you for your interest in studying at the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow within the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

Institutional Erasmus+ details

Name of the institution: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Teatralna im. Ludwika Solskiego w Krakowie
(PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow)
Erasmus ID code: PL KRAKOW11
EUC (Erasmus charter) Number: 82223

Erasmus+ Application Process

To take part in the Erasmus+ programme at the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow, you need to first contact the Erasmus+ coordinator at your home institution to express your interest.

Complete the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow application form:

Return the application form, with attachments, to the PWST Erasmus+ coordinator.

The deadline for student applications is 15th May for both semesters.

Attachments to the application:

  1. Transcript of credit records at home institution
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Letter of motivation
  4. Certificate of Polish language (minimum level required B1)
  5. Dance students are requested to send a DVD

To be sent to:

Magdalena Kaleta
PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow
ul. Straszewskiego 21-22
31-109 Krakow
Poland
Tel. +48 12 422 81 96; Fax +48 12 422 02 09
e-mail: erasmus@pwst.krakow.pl

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Faculty of Acting
Specialisation: drama acting, singing and acting

Faculty of Drama Directing
Specialisation: theatre directing, dramaturgy


Krakow is a city in southern Poland, situated upon the Vistula River at the feet of the Carpathian Plateau. Till the 17th century it was the capital of Poland. As has been proved by archeological excavations, the Wawel hill was inhabited as early as the stone age. The city covers the area of 327,000 sq km. Owing to its unique cultural heritage, Cracow is a distinctive spot on the Polish map. Already in the year 1000 a Roman-Catholic bishopric was founded here. For centuries the city was the residence of Polish kings, the site of their coronation and funeral. In 1364 the first Polish university – The Academy of Cracow (later renamed the Jagiellonian University) – was founded here. The Market Square is second largest European square (after St. Mark Square In Venice). The city houses about 6,000 historical buildings with almost 2.5 million works of art.

In 1978 Krakow was placed on the list of the fi rst twelve major historic sites in the world by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. In 1992 it was entrusted by the European Community with the organization of the European Month of Culture. For the year 2000, by the ordinance of the Council of Europe, it was nominated European City of Culture.

In order to get to the School from the railway or bus station, one may take a no. 15 tram or a no. 502 bus and get off at ul. Piłsudskiego. One may also take a 15-minute walk via Planty [the Plants] and Rynek [the Market Square].

PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Krakow owns two didactic buildings - one at ul. Straszewskiego, the other at ul. Warszawska - housing an amphitheatre, 4 stages, 2 gym halls, 20 classrooms, a sound studio, a film editing suite, audio-visual rooms, make-up, dressmaking, carpenter and prop workrooms, and a magazine of props, costumes and stage furniture.

Faculty of Acting
Specialisation:  drama acting

Faculty of Puppetry
Degree programme: acting
Specialisation: puppet theatre actor

Degree programme: directing
Specialisation: directing in puppet theatre directing


Faculty of the Dance Theatre

Specialisation: dance theatre actor