Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme 2018/2019 | Fully Funded to Study in Poland

Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Polish: Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego – MNiSW) is now accepting applications for its 2018 Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme. Deadline for submission of Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme application is 11 May 2018, 3:00 p.m. (Polish time).

Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme


The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme enables free education as part of a second cycle programme of studies at a higher education institution supervised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Polish: Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego – MNiSW) in the following areas of study: sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences. 

Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Eligibility

The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, implemented as part of the “Polish Aid” programme, is addressed to the nationals of the following developing countries: Angola, Chile, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, The Republic of South Africa, The Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania, and Vietnam. The aim of the Programme is to support the socio-economic development of the above-mentioned countries.

The Scholarship will be offered to the citizens of the above-mentioned countries who:

  • are graduates of first cycle programmes (completed no earlier than in 2014) or students of the last year of first cycle programmes in the academic year 2017/2018 in the following areas of study: sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences;
  • do not hold a magister (Master’s) r magister inżynier (Master of Science) degree;
  • have a certificate confirming proficiency in English of at least B2 level;
  • are neither graduates nor students of Polish higher education institutions.

Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Benefits

The Programme offers tuition-free education at second-cycle programmes in Poland, and a monthly bursary of PLN 1,500 to cover living expenses to be disbursed by the Polish National Agency for Student Exchange.

How to Apply for Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship

Candidates are selected on the basis of a competitive procedure, based on the quality assessment of applications carried out by reviewers of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange who are academics working in higher education institutions.

Candidates independently choose a higher education institution and degree programme from among the educational offers of Polish public higher education institutions. The list of public HEIs supervised by the Minister competent for higher education is available via the link: http://www.go-poland.pl/higher-education-institutions.

Terms and Conditions of the Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme692.38 KB 

Model Agreement525.04 KB

 Applications can be submitted only via https://programs.nawa.gov.pl/login.


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