Polish Government POLONISTA Scholarship and Fellowship for Students and Researchers

Polish Government POLONISTA Scholarship and Fellowship: We are pleased to inform you that the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange announced recruitment in the POLONISTA Scholarship Program for Students and Scientists. Interested candidates are hereby invited to apply.

The objective of the Program is to promote Polish language in the world by enabling foreigners interested in Polish language and Polish culture to study or carry out research projects in Poland.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Government of Poland

Scholarship Type: Full/Partial funding

Host Institution(s):  Polish Higher Institutions

Scholarship Worth:  See scholarship values/benefits

Study Level:  Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Number of Awards: Several

Nationality: International Students


Polish Government POLONISTA Scholarship and Fellowship | DETAILS

The program is addressed to students of Polish philology, Polish studies or Polish programs implemented among others as part of Slavic studies (in the field of Polish language, Polish culture and knowledge about Poland) as well as to scientists from foreign universities and scientific institutions.


During the stay at a Polish university, NAWA Scholarship Holders may develop their interest in Polish matters by participating in lectures and classes in accordance with the program of selected studies, conducting research, carrying out scientific projects, collecting materials for their thesis or scientific work, improving the command of Polish language as well as using resources of libraries, universities and archives. Applicants shall choose the university at which they plan to study by themselves.


Under the Program, Researchers from foreign academic and research centres may realize at Polish universities and scientific institutions research projects lasting from 3 to 12 months the purpose of which is, among others, conducting scientific research (including in cooperation with Polish scientists), obtaining research materials or scientific publications, postdoctoral internship, conducting classes at the Host centre, intensive learning of Polish language.

Scholarship Values/Benefits

Students and Doctoral Students:

Scholarship for full or partial studies (one or two semesters) in Poland

  • PLN 1250 monthly – first-cycle studies
  • PLN 1500 monthly – second-cycle studies
  • PLN 2200 monthly – third-cycle studies


Fellowship for research projects in Poland – from 3 to 12 months

  • PLN 10 000 monthly

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Applications should be submitted via the NAWA ICT system. All the necessary information about the Program, including the Vacancy Notice and Regulations, can be found here. Make sure to submit application before deadline.

Application Deadline: Updated Yearly.

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