Scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Poland

The decision on awarding the scholarship of the Government of the Republic of Poland is issued by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education via the Bureau for Academic Recognition and Academic Exchange /Ordinance of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of September 9, 2009 on the foreigners’ studies and training and their participation in scientific research and development work/.

  1. Foreigners’ applications for first-time awarding of scholarships as part of scholarship quotas are transferred by Polish or accredited in the Republic of Poland diplomatic or consular agencies or by duly authorized international institutions to the Bureau for Academic Recognition and Academic Exchange or directly to applicable ministers.
  2. Applications for the scholarship for the following year of education are filed by the international students via the University, by November 30 at the latest, and in the case of the scholarship applications for summer semester – by March 31.
  3. The scholarship is awarded for respective years of studies for the period not longer than the period of specific course of study defined by the University senate. The scholarship may be also awarded for a period shorter than the academic year.
  4. The scholarship may be not awarded for the following year of education if the scholarship holder:
    • retakes the semester or year of studies
    • does not have a valid visa or the residence permit or any other document which entitles him or her to reside on the territory of the Republic of Poland for limited time
    • resides in the period other than semester breaks outside the Republic of Poland for the period longer than 30 days.
  5. The foreigner who has not been awarded with the scholarship for the following year of study may apply for the scholarship once the reason for which it was not awarded ceases to exist.
  6. The payment of the scholarship can be suspended if the scholarship holder has not passed the exams meeting the deadlines provided for in the course syllabus. The payment of the scholarship is resumed upon the student’s passing of outstanding exams provided for in the course syllabus not later than by November 30.
  7. The scholarship can be withdrawn if the scholarship holder:
    • has provided false information based on which the scholarship was awarded
    • retakes a given semester or the year of studies many times or does not fulfil the student obligations
    • has been given disciplinary punishment or convicted upon the final court judgement for a crime committed deliberately.
  8. Once throughout their education in the Republic of Poland the students being scholarship holders can be awarded:
    • settling-down benefit in the first year of studies at the amount not exceeding 60% of the scholarship amount,
    • hardship benefit at the amount not exceeding 40% of the amount of the scholarship,
    • diploma paper development benefit at the mount not exceeding 40% of the amount of the scholarship.
    © Ministry of Science and Higher Education (with slight amendments)

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