Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme 2020/2021 for study in Poland (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: March 16th 2020

The objective of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme is to support the socio-economic growth of developing countries (with the exclusion of Europe and Central Asia by way of raising the level of education and professional qualifications of these countries’ citizens. It is a joint scholarship initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA in the form of Polish development aid.

The Programme offers a scholarship to foreign students, enabling them to complete full-time second-cycle studies in the following fields: engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences and life sciences at higher education institutions (HEIs) supervised by the minister competent for higher education and science, within the regulation period of education. Moreover, at public HEIs, the Programme also offers a waiver of tuition fees throughout this period.

The financial conditions of studies at non-public HEIs supervised by the minister competent for higher education and science are established by these HEIs. In such cases, the issue of tuition fees should be agreed on an individual basis between the Scholarship Beneficiary and the non-public HEI that accepts her or him. The matter of exemptions from tuition fees remains within the competence of the accepting non-public HEI

The scholarship offer is addressed to foreigners, given to nationals of the following countries indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Angola, Ethiopia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Colombia, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam; also to other countries covered by Official Development Assistance, with the exception of developing countries of Europe and Central Asia (the list of countries whose citizens may apply for a scholarship under the Programme is attached as Appendix no. 1 to these Regulations).

Eligibility Requirements

Foreigners who meet all the criteria listed below at the time of call for applications may apply for the NAWA scholarship for second-cycle studies in Poland under the Programme. Candidates must:
1) be citizens of one of the following countries: Angola, Ethiopia, Philippines, India,
Indonesia, Kenya, Colombia, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru,
South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam or other countries covered by
Official Development Assistance (ODA), with the exception of developing countries
of Europe and Central Asia. The list of countries whose citizens may apply for a
scholarship under the Programme is attached as Appendix no. 1 to these Regulations.
2) not be Polish citizens and must not have applied for Polish citizenship;
3) plan to commence second-cycle studies or a preparatory course in the academic year 2020/21;
4) be students of the last year of first-cycle studies in the fields of engineering and
technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences and life sciences at the time of submitting the application to the Programme or have obtained a diploma of completion of first-cycle studies in the above-mentioned fields not earlier than in 2017;
5) not have previously obtained a Master’s degree (second-cycle or uniform Master’s
studies). If the two-cycle studies system is not universally in place in the country in
which the student has obtained her or his first-cycle studies diploma, it is admissible
to accept Applicants who hold a Master’s or equivalent diploma obtained no earlier
than in 2017, as well as Applicants who are students of the last year of these studies, conducted in the fields of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences and life sciences.
6) not have previously been granted a scholarship under the Programme;
7) speak English at least at the B2 level.

Application Procedure:

Programme applications will be accepted between 3 February and 16 March 2020, by 15:00 Central European Time (local Warsaw time), exclusively in electronic form through the NAWA ICT system accessible at www.nawa.gov.pl. Late applications will not be accepted.

As soon as the application is submitted in the system, its status is changed to “submitted” and the Applicant receives an email with the application’s reference number.

Each Applicant may only submit one application. In the event of submission of more than one NAWA application, only the first one will be evaluated, and the remaining ones will be rejected. Only fully completed applications will be evaluated. Submission of an application is tantamount to Applicant’s acceptance of the Regulations of the Programme.

Download the Application Guideline for the Ignacy Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme 2020/2021

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