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The Banach Scholarship Programme

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) in a coperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a call for applicants in the 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.

The programme offers 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.

NAWA scholarships are open to applicants who:

  • at the time of submitting an application to the programme are students in the final year of first-cycle studies or hold a bachelor’s degree from a programme country, obtained no earlier than in 2020, in eligible fields;
  • are students who plan to begin their second-cycle studies in English or Polish or a preparatory course in the academic year 2022/23.
  • are 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.
  • in addition, the citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan can complete second-degree studies in the fields of humanities and social sciences under the Programme, with the exception of philological studies in the field of the beneficiary’s native language.

The call for applications for the programme will run until 31 March 2022, until 3.00 p.m.

Banach NAWA’s total budget for this year’s call is approximately PLN 9.9 million, although the agency reserves the right to change this amount.

In the previous edition of the Banach Scholarship Programme 260 scholarships were awarded to candidates from nearly 30 countries.

Details on the call for the Banach NAWA programme can be found HERE.