The Banach Scholarship Programme 2022

Application for The Banach Scholarship Programme 2022 is ongoing!

The objective of the Programme is to promote socio-economic progress of developing countries by raising the level of knowledge and education of their citizens in the form of scholarships for second-degree studies in Polish or in English at Polish universities supervised by the Minister of Education and Science in the field of engineering and technical sciencesagricultural sciencesexact sciences, and life sciences.

About The Banach Scholarship

The Programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange in the form of Polish development aid.

In 2021, the existing scholarship programmes that are a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA in the form of Polish development aid, i.e. the Banach Scholarship Programme and the Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, had merged into one scholarship programme for young people from developing countries who wish to take up studies in Poland.

The NAWA scholarship may be applied for by citizens of the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • the Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • and Vietnam.

In addition, the citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan can complete second-degree studies in the fields of humanities and social sciences under the Programme, with the exception of philological studies in the field of the beneficiary’s native language.

What fields of study does the Programme cover?

You can apply for the scholarship if you would like to pursue a second-cycle degree in the field of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, or natural sciences. In the case of candidates from Europe, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus – also in the field of social sciences or humanities.

What are the required documents to apply for the scholarship?

  • Scan of a valid passport with the Applicant’s personal data, confirming the Applicant’s citizenship
  • Scan of the first-cycle studies diploma and its supplement. Applicants who, at the time of submitting the application, are students of the last year of first-cycle studies, shall submit a scan of the university’s certificate confirming the arithmetic average of grades obtained in the first-cycle studies as at the date of submission of the application.
  • Scan of a document confirming the knowledge of Polish/English language
  • Recommendation letter.

Do I need to know the Polish language in order to apply for the Programme?

In case if you are planning to study in the Polish language, you need to have a documented knowledge of the Polish language minimum at the A2 level, but if you are planning to study in English, a minimum B2 level of English is required.

Application Deadline

The call for proposals shall be conducted till 31 March 2022 3:00:00 pm of the local time (Warsaw).







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