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Announcement on the call for applications No 12/2019 of March 6, 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 Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme – master studies.

Aim of the Programme

The Banach Scholarship Programme aims to support the socio-economic growth of developing countries by improving the knowledge and education of the citizens of Eastern Partnership, Central Asian and Western Balkan countries. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), implemented as part of the Polish development assistance programme.

The Scholarship offer is addressed to the citizens of countries identified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as having priority status for the Programme: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, as well as the following Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Scope of activities implemented under the Programme

Participation in the Programme enable to undertake studies at universities in Poland and covers 1-month language and adaptation course with a scholarship or a 1-year preparatory course with a scholarship, preceding the studies.. The costs of the courses and scholarships during the course will also be covered by NAWA.

NAWA Director’s scholarship is granted for the duration of the preparatory course and for the regulatory period of studies with an exemption from education fees at public universities. A monthly maintenance scholarship from the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange to cover the costs of accommodation and living. The scholarship is paid for a maximum of 12 months in the academic year once a month through the higher education institution.

The Regulations of the Banach Scholarship Programme


Deadline for submitting applications

The call for applications under the Programme shall be held in the period from 6 March until 30 April 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 12 August 2019

Template of the agreement with the Scholar

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

PLN 4 970 750,00 zł