Panorama of Main Market Square (Rynek) in Cracow, Poland with the Renaissance Drapers’ Hall (Sukiennice), Gothic St Mary church and medieval city hall tower. The biggest medieval market square in Europe

The University College of Tourism and Ecology is a leading academic centre with international reach, attracting students from all over Poland and abroad. UCTE is a strong and stable brand, recognized on the European education market. High quality of education is attested by numerous awards, accreditations and certificates. What distinguishes us from other universities is our creative and innovative approach to providing our students with attractive career prospects. Our mission is to ensure that our graduates receive comprehensive education based on the expertise and experience of our recognized academic staff and business practitioners.


– Modern education system based on European standards
– Innovative courses developed in cooperation with the best tourism industry experts
– Academic staff composed of lecturers from top academic centres in Poland and other countries
– Extensive, specialist knowledge and practical skills increasing employment chances of our graduates on the labour market
– Courses held in English
– Engaging workshops starting in the first year of studies
– Individual approach to students and direct contact with lecturers
– Modern teaching facilities and laboratories
– Classes held in small groups
– Opportunity to complete part of the studies at accredited foreign universities
– One of the widest selections of professional internships in large hotel chains in Poland and all over the world
– Numerous scholarships and bursaries, including free education for low-income students
– Possibility to combine studies with work – great job opportunities while studying
– Opportunity to continue education at postgraduate level within the Polish-American MBA programme


View of Wawel castle and Vistula river

– An important European scientific centre – Second place in the ranking of the largest academic centres in Poland
– Platform for Research and Development companies
– Rich cultural life
– Excellent transport links with every part of the world
– One of the most popular destinations among tourists from around the world
– A wide range of job opportunities in the tourism industry