Fully Funded Government of Poland Banach Scholarship Programme 2024 for Developing Countries

Applications are now open for the 2024 Government of Poland Banach Scholarship Programme.

The objective of the Programme is to promote socio-economic progress of developing countries by raising the level of knowledge and education of their citizens in the form of scholarships for second-degree studies in Polish or in English at Polish universities supervised by the Minister of Education and Science in the field of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences, and life sciences.

The NAWA scholarship may be applied for by citizens of the following countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Palestine, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

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Requirements

  • Engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences, and life sciences.
  • It shall not be possible to participate in the Programme within other fields of science.
  • do not have Polish citizenship and have not applied for Polish citizenship;
  • are planning to start second-cycle studies or a preparatory course in the academic year 2022/23;
  • at the time of submitting the application to the Programme are students of the last year of first-cycle studies in the field of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences as well as exact and natural sciences, or have a first-cycle studies diploma in the above-mentioned fields obtained in a country covered by the Programme not earlier than in 2020. For candidates from Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus, first-cycle studies diplomas obtained in the field of social sciences and humanities shall also be allowed;
  • have not obtained a diploma of completion of second-cycle studies or long-cycle  master’s studies; If there is no system of two-cycle studies commonly applied in the candidate’s country of origin, candidates with a diploma of master’s studies or equivalent shall be admitted;
  • have a documented knowledge of the
  • Polish language:
  • minimum at the A2 level in case if applicant is planning firstly start the one-year preparatory course and after course continuing education at the second-cycle degree studies in Polish language;
  • minimum at the B1 in case if applicant is planning to start the second-cycle studies in Polish language without one-year preparatory course;
  • or
  • English language minimum at the B2 level in case if applicant is planning to start studies in English language.

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Benefits

The scholarship shall amount to:

  • PLN 1700 per month during the preparatory course (the scholarship holder shall not have the status of a student, which shall prevent him/her from taking advantage of discounts applicable to students, e.g. in public transport);
  • PLN 1,500 per month during second-cycle studies.
  • in the first year of studies, the first monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500,
  • in the last year of studies, the last monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500.
  • In the event of a documented fortuitous event, the NAWA Director may, upon a written request of the Scholarship Holder, increase the scholarship by PLN 500 once.

Selection Criteria

  • Recommendation by a diplomatic and consular mission, non-governmental organization or university = 40%
  • The arithmetic average of grades for the first-cycle studies on the diploma of completion of the first-cycle studies or on the certificate confirming the arithmetic average of grades = 60%

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