Recruitment has now closed for new scholarship programmes addressed to citizens from developing countries, co-financed by the MFA under Polish Aid. Set up in 2015, the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme and the extended Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme will welcome in October over 130 new students from 20 developing countries. The future masters and doctoral students will be studying at selected universities overseen by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. A total of 248 students will take part in the scholarship programmes in the 2015/2016 academic year, with the scheduled figure of around 400 students from developing countries taking part in scholarship programmes as of the 2018/2019 academic year.
New scholarship programmes translate into higher numbers of foreigners studying in Poland. Foreign students in Poland acquire expertise which they will be able to use afterwards for the benefit of their home countries. The scholarship policy also works to promote Poland as a modern, friendly country open to other societies and cultures. The strength of Poland’s educational offering lies in its excellent quality combined with relatively low fees and costs of accommodation. Foreigners often take up research jobs and encourage international collaboration, which enhances the prestige of Poland’s science.
Find out more about the available scholarship offering on a dedicated Ministry of Science and Higher Education portal: http://www.go-poland.pl/