At the age of thirteen he entered the Collegium Clementinum at Rome.
Soon, however, the activity of the Schoffen became specifically confined to the determination of legal disputes, and in their place a new body (Collegium) of counsellors - Ratmannen - also fourteen in number, was appointed for the general administration of local matters.
In April 1772 he passed his theological examination, and soon after became professor of Greek at the Collegium Humanitatis.
There were also good schools in various places, such as the Collegium Lubranskiego of Posen and the school of St Mary at Cracow.
Meanwhile, in 1563, notwithstanding the opposition of the university of Paris, the Jesuits had succeeded in founding the Collegium Claromontanum.