Poland Government Banach Scholarship Programme

Poland Government Banach Scholarship Programme 2022 for Developing Countries. Apply below! Scholarship in Poland.

When is the Application Deadline for Banach Scholarship:

31st March 2022 3:00:00 pm the local time (Warsaw)

Tell Me About Poland’s Government Banach Scholarship:

The objective of the program is to promote the 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 fields 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.

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 program is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange in the form of Polish development aid.

In 2021, the existing scholarship programs that were a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA in the form of Polish development aid, i.e., the Banach Scholarship Programme and the Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, had merged into one scholarship program for young people from developing countries who wish to take up studies in Poland.

Which Fields are Eligible?

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.

What Type of Scholarship is this?

Masters

Who can apply for Poland Government Banach Scholarship Programme?

Foreigners who meet all of the following criteria at the time of the call for proposals may apply for a scholarship under the program:

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

2. do not have Polish nationality and have not applied for Polish nationality;

3. Are you planning to start second-cycle studies or a preparatory course in the academic year 2022/23?

4. At the time of submitting the application to the program, students are in the last year of first-cycle studies in the fields 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 program not earlier than 2020. First-cycle studies diplomas obtained in the fields of social sciences and humanities will also be accepted for candidates from Europe, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus.

5. 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;

6. Demonstrate documented knowledge of the

a) Polish lingua franca:

If the applicant intends to first begin the one-year preparatory course and then continue education at the second-cycle degree level in Polish, a minimum grade of A2 is required.

If the applicant intends to begin second-cycle studies in the Polish language without completing a one-year preparatory course, he or she must have a minimum grade of B1.

or

b) English language proficiency at the B2 level or higher, if the applicant intends to begin studies in English.

How are Applicants Selected for Banach Scholarship?
  • 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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Which Countries are Eligible?

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.

Where will Award be Taken?

Poland

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the benefit of Poland’s Government Banach Scholarship Programme?

The scholarship will be worth:

1. PLN 1700 per month during the preparatory course (the scholarship holder will not have student status, which will prevent him/her from taking advantage of student discounts, such as on public transportation);

2. PLN 1,500 per month during the second cycle of studies

During their studies, the scholarship holders will also receive:

1. In the first year of studies, the first monthly scholarship increased by PLN 500.

2. In the last year of studies, the last month’s scholarship increased by PLN 500.

In the event of a documented fortuitous event, the NAWA Director may, upon the written request of the scholarship holder, increase the scholarship by PLN 500 once.

The NAWA Director’s scholarship shall be paid through the center which conducts the course or the university where the scholarship holder is studying.

How to Apply for Poland Government Banach Scholarship Programme:
  • Only in electronic form in the Agency’s ICT system, // FILL IN THE APPLICATION //
  • The application shall be prepared in Polish or in English
  • It is important to go through all application requirements before applying.
  • The results of the call for proposals shall be announced by 15 July 2022

Good luck!

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