Exchange Programme for students and scientists as part of bilateral cooperation - offer for incoming students and scientists - NAWA

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NAWA implements programmes of academic exchange as part of bilateral agreements and bilateral cooperation with, inter alia, the following countries: Armenia, Belarus, Belgium Wallonia, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Israel, Japan, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Tailand (update: 15.03), Taiwan, Ukraine, Hungary, Vietnam, Italy.

The objective of the Programme is to increase the level of internationalisation of Polish higher education and to create opportunities to establish or strengthen existing academic cooperation among Polish and foreign institutions of the higher education and science system. The offer for incoming students and scientists as part of the Programme will allow to increase the number of foreign students and academic staff in Polish universities and will positively affect the increase in the educational advancement and specialist competence in developing countries which Poland has signed appropriate agreements with. Thanks to the exchange of students and scientists under international agreements, relationships between partner countries will be developed, mutual understanding, trust and respect will be strengthened. The Programme will allow to strengthen the positive image of Poland as a country with attractive and competitive educational and scientific opportunities. Moreover, it will contribute to popularising the knowledge of Polish language and Polish culture in partner countries.

The visits under the Programme may last from 3 days to 12 months in a given academic year – depending on the provisions of the agreement on a basis of which cooperation is executed. If the international agreement provides for paying a scholarship by the host party, the Programme provides financing of this scholarship to cover the maintenance costs of the Beneficiary at the Polish academic centre. If the international agreement provides for paying a scholarship by the sending party, the scholarship is paid by the sending party, in a manner and amount provided for by the legislation of the sending country.

NOTE: NAWA does not accept individual declarations. It is necessary for the Applicant to be officially declared by a foreign partner institution as part of the valid international agreement or bilateral cooperation. Partner institutions accept declarations within time-limits they indicated.

In the case of traineeships, part-time studies or study visits, holding an invitation from the host centre or confirmation of existing cooperation is a prerequisite to obtain a scholarship.

We invite you to become familiar with the content of the Regulations of the Programme