Application Deadline: 11 May 2018, 3:00 p.m. (Polish time),
The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, implemented as part of the “Polish Aid” programme, is addressed to the nationals of the following developing countries: Angola, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, The Republic of South Africa, The Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam. The aim of the Programme is to support the socio-economic development of the above-mentioned countries.
The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme enables free education as part of a second cycle programme of studies at a higher education institution supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Polish: Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego – MNiSW) in the following areas of study: sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences.
Students from 17 developing countries (Angola, Chile, Ethiopia, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Colombia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam) can now apply to the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme.
Eligible to apply are citizens of the countries listed above who:
- are graduates of first-cycle programmes (completed not earlier than in 2014) or last-year students of first-cycle programmes in the 2017/2018 academic year in such fields as exact sciences, natural sciences, technology, agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine;
- do not have a Master’s or engineer’s degree;
- have at least a B2-level certificate in English;
- are not graduates of Polish universities.
Candidates choose the university and academic programme they want to enrol on from among those offered by Polish higher education institutions. The studies are preceded by a one-year course that will prepare students for their stay in Poland (also subject to scholarship conditions).
The Programme offers tuition-free education at second-cycle programmes in Poland, and a monthly bursary of PLN 1,500 to cover living expenses to be disbursed by the Polish National Agency for Student Exchange.
Candidates are selected on the basis of a competitive procedure, based on the quality assessment of applications carried out by reviewers of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange who are academics working in higher education institutions.
Candidates independently choose a higher education institution and degree programme from among the educational offers of Polish public higher education institutions. The list of public HEIs supervised by the Minister competent for higher education is available via the link: http://www.go-poland.pl/higher-education-institutions.
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