STUDY IN POLAND : Bachelors and Masters Scholarships offered by Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship 2020 Programme for international students. Deadline: March 16, 2020.
The objective of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme is to support the socio-economic
growth of developing countries (with the exclusion of Europe and Central Asia by way of raising
the level of education and professional qualifications of these countries’ citizens. It is a joint
scholarship initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA in the form of Polish development aid.
The Programme offers a scholarship to foreign students, enabling them to complete full-time second-cycle studies in the following fields: engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences and life
sciences at higher education institutions (HEIs) supervised by the minister competent for higher
education and science, within the regulation period of education. Moreover, at public HEIs, the
Programme also offers a waiver of tuition fees throughout this period.
The financial conditions of studies at non-public HEIs supervised by the minister competent for higher education and science are established by these HEIs. In such cases, the issue of tuition fees should be agreed on an
individual basis between the Scholarship Beneficiary and the non-public HEI that accepts her or
him. The matter of exemptions from tuition fees remains within the competence of the accepting
The scholarship offer is addressed to foreigners, given to nationals of the following countries
indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Angola, Ethiopia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Kenya,
Colombia, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Rwanda,
Uganda, Vietnam; also to other countries covered by Official Development Assistance, with the
exception of developing countries of Europe and Central Asia (the list of countries whose citizens
may apply for a scholarship under the Programme is attached as Appendix no. 1 to these
The Programme includes an obligatory monthly preparation course on scholarship conditions,
preceding studies in Poland. The purpose of the course is to improve the students’ command of
Polish language and culture, and their knowledge in the area of their future fields of study.
Studies under the Programme may be delivered in Polish or in another language. Decisions on the
admission of candidates are made by the HEIs.
Foreigners who meet all the criteria listed below at the time of call for applications may apply for
the NAWA scholarship for second-cycle studies in Poland under the Programme. Candidates
1) be citizens of one of the following countries: Angola, Ethiopia, Philippines, India,
Indonesia, Kenya, Colombia, Lebanon, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru,
South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam or other countries covered by
Official Development Assistance (ODA), with the exception of developing countries
of Europe and Central Asia. The list of countries whose citizens may apply for a
scholarship under the Programme is attached as Appendix no. 1 to these Regulations.
2) not be Polish citizens and must not have applied for Polish citizenship;
3) plan to commence second-cycle studies or a preparatory course in the academic year
4) be students of the last year of first-cycle studies in the fields of engineering and
technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences and life sciences at the time of
submitting the application to the Programme or have obtained a diploma of completion
of first-cycle studies in the above-mentioned fields not earlier than in 2017;
5) not have previously obtained a Master’s degree (second-cycle or uniform Master’s
studies). If the two-cycle studies system is not universally in place in the country in
which the student has obtained her or his first-cycle studies diploma, it is admissible
to accept Applicants who hold a Master’s or equivalent diploma obtained no earlier
than in 2017, as well as Applicants who are students of the last year of these studies,
conducted in the fields of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences,
exact sciences and life sciences.
6) not have previously been granted a scholarship under the Programme;
7) speak English at least at the B2 level.
Language competences must be confirmed with a document listed in point 2.5 of these Regulations.