This is a scholarship programme aimed specifically at politically and socially active Belarusians who, due to their political engagement, cannot advance in their home tertiary education system. The programme offers scholarships for BA, MA and PhD level studies as well as research internships and postgraduate studies in all fields of studies. It helps Belarusian students who are unable to study in Belarus to get access to the best Polish universities and promotes European values. For more information check the website:

Specialist Eastern Studies at the University of Warsaw are available for foreign students from Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia. Scholarships are available not only to build a group of well-trained experts on Eastern affairs at home, but also to provide educational opportunities for young specialists from other, especially neighbouring countries. Thus, it offers a rare chance to Poles and their foreign fellow students to explore together the past, the present and the future of our region. To apply for MA studies, students must have completed their studies (MA or specialist degree), be under 30 years old and have a good knowledge of Polish and English. Since 2012 there have also been available a scholarship for a BA in European Studies. For more information check the website:

The Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme aims to support the socio-economic growth of developing countries by improving the knowledge and education of the citizens of Eastern Partnership, Central Asian and Western Balkan countries. It is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), implemented as part of the Polish development assistance programme. The Programme’s patron is Stefan Banach – an eminent Polish mathematician, the co-founder of the Lviv School of Mathematics and the branch of mathematics known as functional analysis.

The Programme offers an opportunity to pursue second-cycle studies in the full-time mode in Polish in the field of engineering and technical, agricultural, applied and life sciences at public universities subordinate to the Minister of Science and Higher Education, benefiting from an exemption from university fees and a monthly Scholarship from NAWA to cover the living allowance in the statutory period of studying in Poland.

The Scholarship offer is addressed to the citizens of countries identified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as having priority status for the Programme: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, as well as the following Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.

The Programme covers an obligatory 1-month language and adaptation course with a scholarship or a 1-year preparatory course with a scholarship, preceding the studies in Poland. The course aims to improve the participants’ knowledge of the Polish language and their knowledge on the subjects related to the course of their future studies. The costs of the courses and scholarships during the course will also be covered by NAWA as part of the budget for scholarship programmes.

The candidates shall be qualified under the competition procedure, based on the results of an interview conducted by an Evaluation Committee appointed by the Director of NAWA, composed of the academic researchers representing Polish higher education institutions. The candidates themselves select the university and the field of study, based on the educational offer of Polish public higher education institutions.

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The scholarship programme is addressed to researchers who have obtained a degree in humanities or social sciences with some academic achievements. It covers a 9-month research internship. Students from post-Soviet countries can apply in Polish diplomatic and consular missions. For more information check the website: