Poland My First Choice - scholarships for foreign students - NAWA

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NAWA announced a call for applications for a new Programme addressed to foreign students - Poland My First Choice The scholarships offered by the Agency aim to encourage talented youths from abroad to pursue studies at the best Polish HEIs. The programme will complement the scholarship offer addressed to foreigners, also from other European countries, which so far has been limited mostly to short term mobility, and will meet the expectations of candidates who are considering to pursue their Master’s degree in Poland. 

Poland My First Choice offers an opportunity to enrol in full-time second-cycle studies with a monthly scholarship from NAWA amounting to PLN 2000 (approx. EUR 460) to cover the living allowance. A significant aspect of the offer is that it targets candidates applying to HEI of the highest scientific pedigree - classified in A and A+ categories. The programme allows the interested persons to choose any field of studies conducted in Polish or a foreign language at both public HEIs and private ones supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Scholarship holders at public HEIs shall also be exempted from education fees; The Programme provides the participants with an opportunity to study in Polish or in another language. Final decisions regarding admissions of candidates and financial conditions shall be made by HEIs.

Who is the Programme addressed to?

The scholarship offer is addressed to foreigners – citizens of the following countries: Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria, Israel, Singapore, Croatia, Japan, Slovakia, Chile, Canada, Slovenia, Cyprus, South Korea, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Uruguay, Estonia, Luxembourg, USA, Finland, Latvia, Hungary, France, Malta, Italy, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway as well as Chinese citizens – residents of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

What is the recruitment schedule?


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The Regulations, detailed information and documents are available here.

Submit an application for the Programme.