NAWA implements academic exchange programmes as part of bilateral agreements and bilateral cooperation with, inter alia, the following countries: Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, Hungary, Vietnam.
The objective of the Programme is to increase the level of internationalisation of Polish higher education, establish academic cooperation and implement it through exchange of students and academic researchers based on international agreements between Poland and partner countries and bilateral cooperation at the national or ministerial level. Scholarship visits carried out under the programme will grant possibility to initiate or expand cooperation between academic centres in Poland and abroad, as well as to improve the specialist expertise of participating representatives of academia. Thanks to exchange of students, doctoral students and scientists under international agreements, relations between partner countries will be developed and mutual understanding, trust and respect will be strengthened.
Visits within the Programme can last from 5 days to 12 months in a given academic year – depending on the provisions of the agreement constituting the basis for cooperation. If the international agreement provides for the payment of scholarship by the sending party, the Programme provides financing for a scholarship covering the Beneficiary’s maintenance costs in relation to their stay at a foreign host centre in the amount dependent on the host country and the stage of the Beneficiary’s academic career. If the international agreement provides for the payment of scholarship by the host party, the scholarship is paid by the host party, in the mode and amount provided for by the legislation of the host country.