This year, 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, are merged into one scholarship programme for young people from developing countries who wish to take up studies in Poland.
The Programme aims at supporting the socio-economic development of developing countries
through increasing the level of education and professional qualifications of citizens of the
countries eligible for participation in the Programme by way of offering them a scholarship to
undertake second-cycle studies in Poland.
The Programme constitutes a joint initiative of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange implemented as part of the Polish development
Deadline For The Banach Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 session
The call for proposals shall be conducted till 21 June 2021 3:00:00 pm of
the local time (Warsaw)
Method Application for The Banach Scholarship Programme 2021/2022 session
Only in electronic form in the Agency’s ICT system, FILL IN THE
Language of the Application
The application shall be prepared in Polish or in English
Maximum number of applications which may be submitted by one Applicant
Thematic scope of activities implemented under the Programme
The Programme offers the scholarship for full-time second-cycle studies conducted in Polish or
English at the universities supervised by the Minister of Education and Science in the field of
engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences as well as natural sciences, defined on
the basis of the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 20 September 2018
on the fields of science, scientific disciplines and artistic disciplines.
For the citizens of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia,
Ukraine and Uzbekistan the Programme offers opportunity to complete second-cycle studies also
in the field of humanities and social sciences, with the exception of philological studies in the
field of the mother tongue of the beneficiary’s country of origin.
It shall not be possible to participate in the Programme within other fields of science.
The Programme allows for:
- starting full-time studies conducted in Polish (Polish-language path) or English (Englishlanguage path) at public and –non-public universities in the areas covered by the
The choice of the educational path shall take place at the stage of submitting
applications for the Programme and shall be binding throughout the entire period of
participation in the Programme. In exceptional and justified cases, the Agency may agree
to change the educational path.
- participation in a preparatory course preceding studies in Poland (the Polish-language
path) or a summer Polish language and culture course (the English-language path)
financed by the resources granted by the Director of NAWA.
The possibility of completing the preparatory course applies only to Applicants within
the Polish language path. The purpose of the course is to expand the knowledge of the
Polish language and knowledge within major courses related to the future field of study.
Summer Polish language and culture course is offered only to scholarship holders within
the English-language path enrolled in 2021 and shall be conducted after completion by
them of their first year of studies (or the first semester of studies, in accordance with the
educational programme applied at the university). The course shall last three weeks
during the holiday season. The declarations of scholarship holders on participation in the
Polish language and culture course shall be admitted in the summer semester of the
academic year 2021/2022.
Applicants qualified to participate in the Programme shall attend the course at a centre
indicated by NAWA. Assignment to the centres conducting the preparatory course shall
depend in particular on the planned field of study and the availability of free places in