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    DEADLINE 15/03/2017








    The Centre For East European Studies of the University of Warsaw announces the annual 16th competition for the 25 scholarships of East European Studies. The scholarships are for the two-year supplementary master's programme in EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES of the University of Warsaw, lasting from 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2018.



     1. CANDIDATES may come from any of the countries of Eastern Europe, Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia.
     2. PREFERENCE will be given to candidates, who can  prove  their academic achievements or organizational activity and whose accomplishments would allow them to put advanced study in this specialization to good use in their own countries in various fields of academic or public life.

     1. THE PROGRAMME lasts 2 years (4 semesters), of which the scholarship covers 9 months in a year. There is also a possibility of prolonging the scholarship for max. 1 month in the 2nd year of studies for finishing one, s thesis.

     2. THE PROGRAMME of the studies encompasses East and Central European, Russian and the entire post-communist area’s history and contemporary affairs. It focuses on history, ethnicity and political science, but also includes elements of art history, literature, culture, sociology, geography demography, law and economics.
     The programme also includes study of at least one of the region's languages.

     3. THE PROGRAMME has six basic majors:

     a) Eastern Europe  b) Russia    c) Caucasus   
     d) Central Asia    e) Central Europe   f)  the Balkans

     4. COURSES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK of the East European Studies Programme are taught by Polish lecturers (the team of the Centre for East European Studies) and by a large group of guest faculty members, both Polish and foreign, including a US professor as part of the University of Warsaw-Fulbright Distinguished Chair in East European Studies.

     a) Fees normally charged for foreign students who study at the University of Warsaw (approx. € 5,000/year)
     b) Scholarship for foreign scholarship holders being graduates of foreign institutions of higher education (1350 PLN/month).
     c) Polish language course (during the 1st semester of studies).
     d) Course in one of the region's languages (for the two years of the programme)
     e) Payment for a research tour in Poland (in the 1st year of studies).

     6. CONDITIONS: scholarship holders must meet all the programme and scholarship requirements and prepare a final written thesis, to be submitted in Polish, at the conclusion of the programme.


     7. IF these conditions are not satisfied or if the academic progress during the programme is insufficient, the scholarship may be withdrawn. The details of the scholarship conditions are stated in an agreement individually signed with each student.




     1. COMPLETED MA studies or equal to them five-year studies, preferably in the humanities; research work or organizational and practical experience in the fields of interest of the East European Studies are desirable.

     2. AGE LIMIT: 30.

     3. GOOD background in the general issues concerning Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, particularly in the 19th and 20th century and contemporary affairs, and especially the periods of 1980s and after 1991.

     4. PASSING GRADE in the written examination on general knowledge (subject matter as in point 3 above) and in the qualifying interview.

     5. KNOWLEDGE of the Polish, English and Russian languages at a level guaranteeing that the student is able to understand the lectures and do the required reading – is essential.




     1. COPY of  university diploma (see III-1).

     2. THOROUGHLY FILLED IN APPLICATION FORM of East European Studies Programme candidate

     3. CONCISE (in Polish, up to 2 pages maximum) letter of motivation in application for the Scholarship, outlining the student’s future plans connected with the graduation from the East European Studies programme at the University of Warsaw. The student should also indicate which major he or she intends to choose (according to the list of majors provided in item II-3).

     4. CURRICULUM VITAE written in English, sorted in the reverse chronological order (i.e. the most recent events are listed first), including 1 photograph.

     5. LIST of all academic publications – for candidates who are already working in their field; others should include a list of their most significant academic written work, jobs, accomplishments or projects.

     6. DOCUMENTS, such as certificates, examination results, etc., which certify the candidate’s knowledge of the Polish language.

     7. OTHER information, documents or details that the candidate believes might assist the Admissions Committee  in evaluating his or her application.




     1. THE COMPLETE SET of documents should be submitted by e-mail  by 15th  March 2016 at the latest.

     2. BY 15th April 2016, the special Admissions Committee of the East European Studies Programme will decide on the results of the 1st stage of the competition and select applicants for the 2nd and 3rd stages; both groups will be immediately informed of the results by e-mail and post.

     3. PARTICIPANTS in the 2nd (written examination) and 3rd (qualifying interview) phases are to meet any and all further qualification requirements in the presence of members of the Admissions Committee or its appointed representatives between 1 - 31 May 2016 The qualifying interviews and examinations will take place both at Polish diplomatic posts abroad and in Poland. Detailed schedule will be announced.

     4. THE FINAL decisions based on the qualification results will be taken by the Admissions Committee by 30th June 2016 and the list of winners of the 16th Competition for East European Studies Scholarships will be announced. All Scholarship holders will be informed via e-mail and post.

     5. CANDIDATES with insufficient knowledge of Polish language, yet with favorable scientific exam results – will be obligated to learn the language on their own as candidates qualified conditionally. At the beginning of September 2016 they will undergo a further Polish language exams process.



        VI.  STUDIES

     1. THE COURSES begin on 22nd September 2016 with the one week adaptive course for East European Studies of University of Warsaw.

     2. FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS will have the same schedule of semester breaks, winter and summer holidays as their Polish counterparts.

     3. SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS who meet all the programme requirements, satisfactorily complete all coursework, present and defend their theses shall receive a diploma attesting to their successful completion of the specialized two-year, supplementary Master's programme in the Specialist EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES at the University of Warsaw.

     4. THE DIPLOMA constitutes a legally valid certificate of graduation from a Polish institution of higher education, recognized according to adequate legal regulations in other member states of the European Union.














    DEADLINE 01.03.2017




    The Program is addressed to young leaders, holding MA university degrees, who are determined to be actively involved in the development of democracy, economy and civil society in their countries and the region. The program includes two semesters of study at Polish universities and 2-4 week professional internships in public and private institutions.




    Polish-American Freedom Foundation
     Founder of the Program




    Education for Democracy Foundation
     Program Administrator


    announce an open competition for candidates from


    Ukraine, Belarus, Russia,

    as well as Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic




    THE LANE KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIPS in the 2016-17 academic year



    Our Program’s philosophy is based on the mutual respect, regardless of the country of origin.




    Economics and Management
    Administration / Management (i.e. business, NGOs, culture, environment protection and healthcare, education)
    Public Administration (Central and Local Government Administration)


    Social Sciences (Social Psychology, Sociology)

    Political Science and International Relations

    Development Policy and Humanitarian Aid




    Diploma thesis shall be of theoretical or practical character (in the latter case theoretical introduction will still be required).





    The 2016/17 Kirkland scholarships are addressed to individuals who represent the following professional groups:

    civil servants, politicians, experts and employees of central and local government institutions
    entrepreneurs, managerS, leaders of non-governmental organizations, animators in culture and civic activity
    academic teachers, researchers, journalists



    - Citizenship and permanent residence in one of the targeted countries (holders of permanent residence card in Poland are ineligible)

    - Master’s degree

    - Up to 35 years of age (in special cases up to 40)

    - Polish language proficiency adequate to effectively attend lectures and seminars and prepare a diploma thesis; or English - for candidates who select a specific study program with English as language of instruction (in such cases basic knowledge of Polish language is still required). During the interview candidates are required to speak Polish at least at the B1 level (diploma thesis written in Polish) or at least A1 (diploma thesis written in English).

    - At least 2 years of professional experience




    candidates actively working in their professional and social fields

    candidates who have significant achievements

    candidates who have not studied in Poland yet




    1. Application form on-line

    1. detailed personal questionnaire

    2. proposed program of study in Poland explaining
     the purpose of participation in the Kirkland Program and including the future plans connected with its completion (not exceeding 4,000-6,000 characters with spaces)

    2. Two letters of reference (in Polish, English or Russian), describing the achievements and qualifications of the candidate as well as the expectations connected with the candidate’s further development and work in her/his professional or social field – to be submitted
     by e-mail

    3. Copy of Master’s degree diploma (or PhD diploma) – to be submitted by e-mail




    Approximately 45 best individuals will be selected in a 3-stage evaluation process of candidates:

    1. Review of applications with regard to eligibility criteria

    2. Review of candidates’ proposed projects of study by independent experts

    3. Interviews (planned on 13-30 April 2016)


    The candidates advanced to the third stage will be notified by e-mail or phone. Information on the final nominations will be mailed to the candidates in June 2016.






    Monthly stipend paid to Kirkland grantees in Polish currency: about 1800 PLN. In addition, the scholarship covers the following costs: university fees; accommodation; insurance; one return ticket to Poland; public transportation tickets.



    Inauguration of the Program (mid-Sept 2016)
    Orientation (10 days)
    Classes at universities (two semesters) in leading Polish academic centers, such as Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Lublin or Wrocław
    Preparation of two semester papers and one diploma paper
    Four conventions of all Kirkland grantees
    Personal development and animation activities
    2-4 weeks of professional internship (usually upon completion of the academic program)
    Closing ceremony – final diplomas (end of June 2017)




    Description of the program and detailed application instructions  can be obtained directly from the following website:


    They can also be requested by e-mail, mail or phone from the Program Office.



    Application forms should be filled on-line. After the on-line application is completed, the system will generate a confirmation document. The candidate is required to print out the document, sign it and send it to the Program Office by regular post with a photo of the candidate attached.



    Two letters of reference and copy of diploma should be scanned and send by e-mailed at:





    Application forms and relevant documents should be received by the Program Office no later than:



    March 1, 2016




    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.




    The Program is named after Lane Kirkland, who passed away in 1999, the legendary trade union leader (AFL-CIO), member of the Polish-American Enterprise Fund Board of Directors and promoter of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. In the 1980’s, he wholeheartedly supported the Solidarity movement and backed it during the underground years. He also supported the aspirations for freedom of other peoples of Central and Eastern Europe. He was awarded the highest distinctions, including the American “Medal of Freedom” and the Polish “Order of the White Eagle”.




    Education for Democracy Foundation


    L. Kirkland Scholarship Program

    ul. Hoża 59 m. 1A, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland





     (Program Founder)


    The Foundation launched its activity in 2000. The main goal of the Foundation is to advance democracy, civil society, equal opportunities and market economy in Poland, as well as share Polish experiences in transformation with Central and Eastern European countries. PAFF finances its activities from revenues generated by its endowment ($250 million), the source of which are assets of the Polish-American Enterprise Fund. Since 2000, the Foundation has disbursed over $140 million for its programs.


    The Foundation’s programs are administered by various Polish non-governmental organizations in line with the Foundation’s principles and procedures.


    The Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program, launched in 2000 is a long-term endeavor of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. Additional information about the Foundation and its programs:




    (Program Administrator)


    The Education for Democracy Foundation (FED) is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1989 on the initiative of activists of the Polish opposition and educators from the American Federation of Teachers.


    The objective of FED is to initiate, support and conduct educational activity aimed at propagating the idea of democracy and preparing people to work for the benefit of democracy and to participate in democratic institutions. Foundation is supporting local communities in their activities aimed at civil society building. The Foundation Programs are built on the based on local tradition and culture, in cooperation with people of different nationalities, confessions and political opinions. FED works both in Poland and abroad: in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus, in partnership with local organizations.


    Areas of the Foundation activities are: socialization and democratization of schools, development of the civic activity and responsibility, global solidarity, including support of the cooperation of the Polish organizations with the Eastern partners.


    The Foundation since 2000 is an administrator of the “Region in Transition Program” RITA, and since August 2013 also of the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program.











    DEADLINE: 01.03.2017








    The Scholarship Program for Young Scholars was started in 2003 and is addressed to candidates from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Central Asia and the Caucasus. The scholarships are intended for the realization of academic training in the form of year-long individual supplementary studies.

    Applicants are usually Ph.D. holders, young lecturers or university graduates who wish to continue their studies after returning home. The scholarship enables them to bring back the knowledge they have gained and spread it in their home country. Scholarship recipients receive academic supervision from specialists in their chosen subject of interest. Academic supervisors also later act as promoters for scholarship recipients when they write their final papers.

    Each year, 70 scholarship students take part. They are young humanities students that improve their qualifications during a 9-month apprenticeship at any one of the best schools of higher education in Poland. Since its inception, over 500 individuals have taken part in the program.














    DEADLINE: 31/05/2017










    About the programme.


    The Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme has been launched in 2013 in cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.

    Stefan Banach – the patron of the programme was an outstanding Polish mathematician, co-founder of the Lwow School of Mathematics and functional analysis (branch of mathematics). A colorful and intriguing person whose contribution to the world science is not to be underestimated.

    The aim of the programme is to support the social and economic growth of the Eastern Partnership countries by increasing the level of education and professional skills of the citizens of these countries.

    Furthermore, the participation in the programme is a great opportunity to become familiar with the Polish culture and language. It also gives possibility to  meet Polish students and academics.

    The Project co – financed by the Polish development cooperation programme

    of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.







    Scholarship offer.


    Scholarships offered within the programme include free both 2nd degree studies (Master studies) and 3rd degree studies (PhD studies) conducted at public universities supervised by the minister responsible for higher education.

    The amount of the scholarship, which covers the costs of accommodation and living, is PLN 1350 per month.

    The scholarship offer is addressed to the citizens of the Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

    The Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme consists of the two types of scholarships:
    Master studies in the following fields: science, natural sciences, technical sciences, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences, economic sciences, European studies and law – European law (50 scholarships per year);
    PhD studies in the following fields: humanities, theology, social sciences, economic sciences, law, mathematical sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, Earth sciences, technical sciences, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences (25 scholarships per year);

    Enrolment for the scholarships for Master studies is conducted through the Polish diplomatic and consular posts which are accredited in countries of candidates’ origin.

    Enrolment for the scholarships for the PhD studies is conducted through the Polish universities.

    Detailed information about the enrolment process is published in the enrolment section and on the Go Poland website (






    The program involves:

    PhD studies in the sciences: humanities, theology, social sciences, economics, law, mathematics, physics, chemics, biology, geology, technology, agriculture, forestry and veterinary.


    Candidate’s profile:

    a graduate of Master’s Degree, completed not earlier than 3 years ago (does not refer to candidates, who already study in Poland);
    a preference will be given to graduates who have undertaken study in the country of their origin (not preclude the possibility of applying for the scholarship by the candidates with Polish university diploma);


    Candidates who already do PhD in Poland may apply for the scholarship. In that case the requirement states, that the candidates must undertake their studies on conditions established for foreigners, without having to cover study expenses.


    The applications and the set of documents should be submitted for the PhD Degree till 4th JULY, 2016 to the the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.


    Detailed information about the Program is provided by the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.








    - Application form
    - 1.5-2 pages long (12/1.5) description of proposed subject of the thesis, methodology and research problem
    - copy of diploma and supplement of MA or BA Studies
    - confirmation that you registered for studies in Poland in Polish ( You need to use application mode for foreigners with the scholarship of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. After registration you will have to present the result of recruitment process
    document that you have been accepted for Master Degree studies in Polish, in the application mode for foreigners, with the scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, confirming that the financial conditions will change if a foreigner will not get a scholarship
    - copy of health condition
    - copy of passport
    - copy of a document confirming Polish language knowledge


    The application is due by 31/05/2017.


    ALL documents should be translated into English or Polish and copy and translation delivered to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Baku.



    Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange

    Ogrodowa 28/30 Str. 00-375 Warsaw, Poland

    Phone: (22) 393-38-19 Fax: 826-28-23















    DEADLINE: 13.04.2017








    Krzysztof Skubiszewski was the first Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs to be appointed after Poland regained its independence; he served from 1989 to 1993.

    The Scholarship and research grant has been funded by the Foundation of Krzysztof Skubiszewski’s family under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and are open to candidates from Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus.

    The scholarship program makes it possible to complete a year-long academic placement at Warsaw University (or other universities in Poland) in the field of law, political sciences, or contemporary history. The aim is to foster democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and the respect of law in international relations.

    The scholarship is open to candidates who have graduated from higher education, are holders of doctoral degrees (or have considerable scholarly achievements), or who have outstanding achievements concerning public welfare, in particular the promotion of democracy and the rule of law.

    The research grant will finance for the holder a three-month (or shorter) stay in Poland, which has the same aims and organisation as the Scholarship academic placement.








    The scholarship holder will be given the opportunity to conduct academic research in Poland during the 2017/2018 academic year in collaboration with the University of Warsaw or with another Polish university, in the field of law, political science or contemporary history. The goal of the scholarship is to promote democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and the respect of law in international relations.






    Under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

    The scholarship is open to candidates who hold a master's degree or equivalent, and have successfully defended their doctoral thesis (or have other significant academic achievements) or have accomplished works of significant importance in the public interest, especially in the area of promoting democracy and the rule of law.

    The research grant is intended to finance a three-month or shorter visit to Poland, that will have the same purpose and will be organized in the same way as the research work in Poland financed by the scholarship.

    The applications must be received no later than April 13, 2017.

    More information on East European Studies website














    The Gaude Polonia Scholarship Programme for Young Foreign Cultural Professionals




    Gaude Polonia is a scholarship programme for young artists from Central and East European

    countries to stay and work in Poland on a specific artistic project for a 6-month period. It is aimed

    at young artists under the age of 40 including: visual artists, writers, translators of Polish literature,

    musicians, filmmakers, art critics, literary critics, monument renovation specialists and museum

    staff from Eastern Europe.

    Scholarships are granted on a competition basis.

    Since 2003, Gaude Polonia has been organised by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National

    Heritage, its Department of Cultural Education and the National Centre for Culture (main operator).

    The main goals of the Gaude Polonia programme are to promote:

    • young ambitious artists’ self development;

    • regional exchange between countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the area of art;

    • knowledge and experience which could be an inspiration for further creative activities; and

    • understanding and good relations in the field of culture between Poland and its

    neighbouring countries.



    How it works

    During their 6-month stay in Poland, artists from neighbouring countries have an opportunity to

    learn more about Polish contemporary culture and to improve their skills under the direction of one

    of Poland's most famous cultural professionals. Young artists prepare their creative projects with the

    help of Polish artists and professors in one of the country's most important cultural or scientific

    centres, e.g. academies of art, museums, galleries, universities, etc.

    An open call for applications is announced through various mass media channels. Applicants may

    send their applications to the National Centre for Culture or apply through Polish diplomatic offices

    and consulates located in their country. Applicants must be under 40 years of age (in some cases

    exceptions are made up to 45 years old) and must have achieved a certain level of success in their

    field. Higher education and an elementary command of the Polish language (basic communication

    skills) are also required. Applications must be sent by 15th October each year and contain:

    • a description of the artistic project to be undertaken during their stay in Poland (with a

    proposal of where they would like to carry out this project and a justification for their

    participation in the programme);

    • a minimum of two recommendations from professors, cultural institutions, artistic

    associations or unions;

    • a copy of their university diploma (with a certified Polish translation); and

    • a copy of other diplomas, competition awards, festival participation, courses, exhibitions,

    etc. (with an attached Polish translation).

    Candidates are chosen through a 3-stage selection process. The first stage is an evaluation of

    whether they meet the formal conditions. The second stage is an evaluation of the projects proposed

    by the candidates. The last step is a final selection.

    6-month scholarships are granted every year for a period beginning on the 31st July. Artists receive

    2 000 PLN (about 600 EUR) per month + accomodation. The recipients are obligated to cover their

    own travelling expenses and health and accident insurance expenses.





    The Gaude Polonia is cyclic and one of the biggest mobility programme in Poland which aims to

    develop the artistic talents of young people from neighbouring countries. For many of them,

    spending six months in a different country, under the direction of well known/successful cultural

    professionals, is an experience which could shape their individual artistic work.

    The main significance of the programme is that the field of culture and art becomes a platform that

    provides an opportunity for establishing good relations between Poland and its neighbouring

    countries. Gaude Polonia's philosophy is to communicate, to teach, and to understand each

    nation/country through its art and artists.

    Feedback is on the programme is gathered from both the participating artists and his/her mentor;

    this information is not publicly available.




    National Centre for Culture:

    Application forms:,pl,gaudepolonia.html

    National Centre for Culture in Warsaw, tel. +48 22 21 00 121













    Support for Masters and post-Masters (PhD/postdoc) studies/research stays at higher-education institutions in the V4 region, as well as in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries.



    Eligible applicants (Incoming scheme):

    Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine



    Applicants from these countries can apply for up to 4 semesters (MA level) or 2 semester (PhD/postdoc) at higher-education institutions in V4 countries.


    Key details:
    • min. study period is 1 semester, max. 2 semesters, or 4 semesters—only within Incoming MA-level scholarships

    • having concluded at least 4 university semesters when applying, 6 semesters (equivalent of BA degree program) when starting the scholarship


    • spending the entire scholarship period at the host institution

    • program not suitable for joint programs (dou¬ble- or multiple-degree)



    • €2,300/semester for the scholar + €1,500/semester for the host
    • possibility to apply for a separate travel grant, if residing further than 1,500 km from the host



    1. Eligibility

    1.1 Previous studies
    Appli¬cants must have either com¬pleted a Bachelor’s pro¬gram or—in spe¬cific cases (if the study pro¬gram is not divided into dis¬tinct Bachelor’s and Master’s study programs)—completed at least 3 years (6 semesters) of higher-education before start¬ing the schol¬ar¬ship.

    1.2 Eligible countries
    TAlbania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine



    2. Rules/Sample of the appli¬ca¬tion form
    Applicants are strongly rec¬om¬mend to read the program’s rules [see documents] and review the sample application form to see the specific infor¬ma¬tion required for applying.



    3. Finding host university/organization
    Please note that it can take rel¬a¬tively long to find a suit¬able host uni¬ver¬sity. Applicants are therefore requested to start the search long before the dead¬line. Any accredited higher-education institution in the destination countries can host Visegrad scholars;



    4. Required documents

    All com¬pul¬sory annexes must be pre¬pared in English deliv¬ered to the Fund along with the appli¬ca¬tion form; uncer¬ti¬fied copies of the orig¬i¬nal doc¬u¬ments (faxed or scanned doc¬u¬ments, e-mails, print¬outs) or doc¬u¬ments sent sep¬a¬rately can¬not be accepted.
    Fail¬ure to sub¬mit the required doc¬u¬ments by the dead¬line will result in exclud¬ing the appli-ca¬tion from the selec¬tion procedure.
    Please make sure you have pre¬pared ahead the fol¬low¬ing annexes to the appli¬ca¬tion form (they need to be deliv¬ered to the fund with the signed print¬out of the sub¬mit¬ted appli¬ca-tion form):

    1. Certified translation of a diploma (Master’s or the highest obtained)
    In the event the applicant has not finished his/her Master’s studies, he/she shall submit a certificate stating current year of study at present university and the expected date of obtaining his/her next academic diploma, issued by the present university. Please note: Notarized copies of official translations of a diploma (issued by sworn translators) or simple copies of the official English version of the diploma issued by the university will be accepted. If applying for the Master’s (MA) Scholarship, an up-to-date transcript of academic records covering the entire university studies is also required.

    2. Original acceptance letter from the host university/institution
    If the applicant is applying for courses that require admission tests or a personal interview (results of which will be known only after the deadline), the applicant submits a proof of his/her application for the studies or a preliminary acceptance letter. The actual acceptance letter shall be submitted before the signing of the contract with the fund, by the end of July of the respective year at the latest. The letter of acceptance cannot be older than 3 months when submitting the application and needs to include the following:

    • name of the applicant
    • working title of the project/study program
    • language of instruction/communication
    • type of study/research (full-time)
    • planned dates of the project/study
    • signature and a stamp of the statutory representative (or of the statutory representative of the international studies department of the host institution)

    3. Original working plan of the study/research period
    If the applicant applied for courses that require admission tests or a personal interview (results of which will be known only after the deadline), the applicant submits a draft of the working plan. In such case, the working plan accepted by the host university/institute shall be submitted before the signing of the contract with the fund, by the end of July of the respective year at the latest. If the applicant is applying for the Master’s scholarship (MA), he/she shall submit a list of courses that he/she plans to attend  and state the length of these courses and their credit value (a minimum of 30 ECTS credits per semester).
    Note: The working plan should be a properly written program—a detailed study pro¬gram referring to at least one professor responsible for the study program. Applicants for a Post-Master’s scholarship shall submit a summary of the proposed research.
    The working plan must be accepted by the host university/institution and cannot be older than 3 months when submitting the application. Please note that you need to submit both the letter of acceptance and the working plan approved by the host institution before the deadline. When evaluating the application, the selection committee considers the working plan but also the fact whether the host university can accept the applicant (and under what conditions).
    The only exception regarding the working plan is given to those who apply for courses/studies where they have to pass a personal interview or admission tests before they are accepted. In that case, they, too, have to submit at least a draft of the working plan (to be later approved by the host institution).

    4. Recommendation letter (only for Post-Master’s level)
    If applying for a Post-Master’s scholarship (PhD), a letter of recommendation from one’s home/present university/institution is required which indicates that the respective supervisor at the home/present institution agrees with the proposed stay abroad.

    5. On-line appli¬ca¬tion form



    Applying for the Visegrad Scholarship Program is pos¬si¬ble only through the on-line appli¬ca-tion sys¬tem. The sys¬tem opens approx¬i¬mately 2 months prior to the dead¬line, usu¬ally at the begin¬ning of December. Once you reg¬is¬ter on-line, you are kindly asked to remem¬ber the ID (the appli¬ca¬tion num¬ber) since it will be used in all future com¬mu¬ni¬ca¬tion with you, and a pass¬word which will enable you to access your appli¬ca¬tion form in the future.
    Note: Make sure you fill out all the required fields and upload all requested doc¬u¬ments (for exam¬ple, bank details are not required when sub¬mit¬ting and can be edited later). The rec¬om-mended file for¬mat of the uploaded doc¬u¬ments is PDF (if a doc¬u¬ment has more than a sin¬gle page please con¬vert it into a multi-page PDF file). Also, JPG or GIF can be accepted.



    6. Travel grant

    Applicants whose uni¬ver¬sity or employer (at the time of apply¬ing) is fur¬ther than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute (at the time of apply¬ing) are eli¬gi¬ble for a lump-sum travel grant. Travel grants are allo¬cated on a com¬pet¬i¬tive basis and can¬not be guar¬an-teed to any appli¬cant. Applying for travel grants is part of the on-line appli¬ca¬tion form (see paragraph 10 for more information).


    7. Content and objec¬tive of the study/research

    If apply¬ing for a Master’s schol¬ar¬ship, the con¬tent and objec¬tive of the study should con¬sist of the applicant’s per¬son¬al¬ized study sum¬mary. Please do not copy-paste infor¬ma¬tion from the host university’s web¬site or other PR materials.


    8. Submitting the application

    Submit your appli¬ca¬tion on-line. Then print your appli¬ca¬tion form directly from the on-line sys¬tem (using the ‘Print’ but¬ton), sign it and send it to us together with the com¬pul¬sory annexes (please note that we require orig¬i¬nal doc¬u¬ments; copies can¬not be accepted) by the dead¬line. The appli¬ca¬tion can be either deliv¬ered per¬son¬ally to the fund by the dead¬line date or sent by post and post¬marked with the dead¬line date as the lat¬est pos¬si¬ble. (No doc¬u¬ment post¬marked after January 31 can be accepted.)
    Note: Please be informed that hard-copy ver¬sions of the appli¬ca¬tion form printed out prior to their sub¬mis¬sion in the sys¬tem are invalid.
    Signed hard-copy ver¬sions of the appli¬ca¬tion form along with all rel¬e¬vant annexes can be either brought per¬son¬ally to the fund by 16:30 CET on the dead¬line date or sent by post if post¬marked with the dead¬line date as the latest.
    Deadline for elec¬tronic sub¬mis¬sion of schol¬ar¬ship appli¬ca¬tions is 11:59:59 a.m. (noon) CET on January 31.


    9. Announcing the results of the selec¬tion process—Travel documents

    If you are listed among the approved schol¬ars, please check the valid¬ity of your pass¬port and make sure it is valid until the end of the schol¬ar¬ship period. In the event that the valid¬ity of your travel doc¬u¬ment expires before/during the schol¬ar¬ship period, please apply for a new pass¬port and inform us of this fact. You will be requested to pro¬vide us with the new details (pass¬port num¬ber, (new) spelling of your name, etc.) before the con¬tract and the con¬fir¬ma-tion of the fund’s sup¬port is issued and sent to you.



    10. Receiving the scholarship

    If selected, each scholar receives his/her schol¬ar¬ship fund¬ing at the begin¬ning of each five-month period upon a writ¬ten con¬fir¬ma¬tion from the host university/institution—see Article 4 of the Contract (available in Documents).
    Information for the recip¬i¬ents of the travel grant: The travel grant is paid at the begin¬ning of the schol¬ar¬ship period together with the first install¬ment of the scholarship.











    Jagiellonian University in Cracow

    - Queen Jadwiga Scholarship

    - Józef Mianowski Found- both for all scientific disciplines)





    University of Economics in Katowice

    (economics, management, finance and accounting, IT)















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