International Relations Office

Scholarships

International students who wish to study in Poland and want to avoid costs of education can apply for various scholarships which either exempt them from paying a tuition fee or serve as a financial support in covering their living expenses in Lodz.

Foreigners of Polish origin applying for a scholarship awarded by the Government of the Republic of Poland should contact the Polish Embassy or the Polish Consulate at their permanent place of residence to receive further information concerning the scholarship.
Students who are holders of the Polish Government Scholarship, may receive the following benefits in the course of their education in the Republic of Poland on a one-time basis:
• relocation allowance during the first year of studies,
• hardship allowance,
• allowance for diploma thesis preparation.

Candidates who are not of Polish origin may, at the appropriate Polish Embassy, obtain information on inter-governmental agreements, thanks to which students are entitled to receive co-financing or commence studies without fees and scholarship benefits (free-of-charge studies).

Candidates from six Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are entitled to apply for the Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme. Scholarships offered within the programme include free both 2nd degree studies (Master studies) and 3rd degree studies (PhD studies). Students who successfully qualify will continue their education in Poland in the selected fields of science: natural sciences, technical studies, economics, European studies with a year-long preparation course for taking up studies in Poland.

The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme is addressed to the citizens of developing countries – beneficiaries of the official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD DAC). In the first place, the scholarship offer is addressed to the citizens of the following countries:
Angola, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Colombia, Mexico, Mayanmar, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania and Vietnam. Scholarships are offered in selected areas of science: natural sciences and technical sciences preceded with a year-long preparation course for taking up studies in Poland.
Scholarships for above mentioned programmes are available both for 2nd degree studies (Master studies) and 3rd degree studies (PhD studies). The candidates are required to submit
completed and signed Application Form and other required documents to Polish diplomatic posts. For more information about mentioned programmes, contact the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.

Information on this issue may also be obtained at the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange http://www.buwiwm.edu.pl/

From 1 October 2017 the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange succeeds to all tasks and obligations of the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange www.nawa.gov.pl

Visegrad Scholarship Programme is adressed to students from Western Balkans countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Eastern Partnership countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. Applicants from these countries can apply for up to 4 semesters (MA level) or 2 semesters (PhD/postdoc) at accredited universities/institutes in V4 countries.

Candidates interested in applying should visit the webpage http://visegradfund.org/

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