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Announcement on the call for applications No 17/2019 of March 19, 2019

Pursuant to Article 19(1) of the Act of 7 July 2017 on the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (Journal of Laws, item 1530, of August 11, 2017) Director of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange announces call for applications to the Poland my first choice Scholarship Programme – master studies.

Aim of the Programme

The Poland My First Choice scholarship programme aims to encourage young talented people from the countries listed below to pursue studies at the best Polish HEIs. The scholarship offer is addressed to foreigners – the citizens of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom and as well as to Chinese citizens residing in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Scope of activities implemented under the Programme

The Programme offers an opportunity to pursue full-time second-cycle studies at public and private HEIs on all fields of study offered by institutions offering education at highest level – i.e. those classified to the A and A+ category under the latest parametric evaluation – subordinate to the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Programme offers a monthly NAWA scholarship to cover the living allowance during the period of education in Poland specified in the Regulations. In the case of public HEIs, the Programme also offers an exemption from education fees. The scholarship is paid out for a maximum of 12 months in the academic year once a month , directly to the individual account of the Scholarship holder kept in a bank located in Poland.

The Regulations of Poland My First Choice Scholarship Programme

Deadline for submitting applications

The call for applications under the Programme shall be held in the period from 19 March until 14 May 2019, 3 pm Central European Time (Warsaw local time), solely in an electronic form via NAWA’s ICT system, available one the website. 

Announcement of ranking lists will be  published by 30th September 2019


The amount of financial resources allocated for the implementation of the Program 

PLN 2 400 000,00

NAWA reserves the right to cancel the recruitment covered by these Regulations in the case of failure to obtain funding from the European Social Fund under the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development.