POLONISTA Scholarship and Fellowship Programme in Poland

Deadline: 30th April, 2021

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange announced recruitment in the POLONISTA Scholarship Program for Students and Scientists (2021).

About the programme

The objective of the Program is to promote Polish language in the world by enabling foreigners interested in Polish language and Polish culture to study or carry out research projects in Poland. The program is for students of Polish philology, Polish studies or Polish programs implemented among others as part of Slavic studies (in the field of Polish language, Polish culture and knowledge about Poland) as well as to scientists from foreign universities and scientific institutions.


During the stay at a Polish university, NAWA Scholarship Holders may develop their interest in Polish matters by participating in lectures and classes. In accordance with the program of selected studies, conducting research, and also carrying out scientific projects; collecting materials for their thesis or scientific work; improving the command of Polish language as well as using resources of libraries; universities and archives.

As part of the Program, partial studies (one or two semesters) or full second cycle studies may be implemented. Applicants will also choose the university at which they plan to study by themselves. The field of studies chosen by the Applicant should be consistent with the program of studies at the Home university. The Applicant has to also obtain the consent of the Host university to undertake studies; and also in the case of candidates for full studies – has to successfully complete the recruitment procedure at the selected university.

A novelty in this year’s recruitment (2021) is the possibility to apply for a scholarship for doctoral students and students who intend to undertake doctoral studies in Poland.


Researchers from foreign academic and research centres may realize at Polish universities and scientific institutions research projects lasting from 3 to 12 months. The purpose of which is also, among others, conducting scientific research (including in cooperation with Polish scientists); obtaining research materials or scientific publications, postdoctoral internship; conducting classes at the Host centre, and also intensive learning of Polish language.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2021 at 15:00 local time for Warsaw.

All the necessary information about the Program, including the Vacancy Notice and Regulations, can be found on our website: https://nawa.gov.pl/jezyk-polski/program-dla-studentow-polonistyki-i-studiow-polskich

For More information, visit POLONISTA.

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