The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin


The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is one of the oldest Polish universities. Throughout its 100-year history, it has been one of the most important centers of Catholic thought, making an enduring contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of both Poland and the wider world.

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is one of the fastest developing universities in Poland. World-leading research, whose profile is determined by the humanistic traditions of the university, is carried out here in the fields of theology, philosophy, social sciences, law, humanities, and natural sciences. This expresses the university’s commitment to openness in research which has a wide-ranging impact on society and which has established the university’s reputation as an international center of research excellence. Through their passionate devotion, nearly 1100 highly qualified professionals comprising the academic staff of the university provide limitless opportunities for academic growth. Through the years many great minds have been attracted to Lublin, among them Rev. Karol Wojtyła known as Saint John Paul II.

As a world-renowned research center, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is a member of many prestigious organizations and associations such as the International Federation of Catholic Universities, the European Federation of Catholic Universities, and the European University Association. Additionally, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin has exchange partnerships with almost 200 universities all over the world, resulting in joint research projects and guest lectures held at KUL by leading academics from Poland and abroad.

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin has nearly 14,000 students at all levels of study. The university offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. The university welcomes students from around the world, offering degree programs in English. At KUL there are students from the USA, China, Iran, Nigeria, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and many EU countries. International students can learn about the Polish language and culture at the School of Polish Language and Culture, which provides courses in the Polish language.

KUL’s academic structure consists of eight faculties: Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Health Sciences, Off-campus Faculty in Stalowa Wola and the College of Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Facts and figures

  • Established in 1918
  • Over 1100 academic staff
  • Nearly 14 000 students
  • Nearly 700 foreign students

B.A. programs in English

  • Applied Anthropology, BA
  • Biotechnology, BA
  • European Studies, BA
  • Informatics, BA
  • Mathematics, BA
  • Philosophy, BA

M.A. programs in English

  • Biotechnology, MA
  • European Union Law, MA
  • Philosophy, MA
  • Theology, MA

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The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Al. Racławickie 14

20-950 Lublin, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland

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