Dear Colleagues, Students

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria would like to draw your attention to Stefan Banach Scholarship Program.

The National Agency for Academic Exchange has announced a call for applications for participation in the Stefan Banach Scholarship Program.

The objective of the Programme is to promote socio-economic progress of developing countries by raising the level of knowledge and education of their citizens in the form of scholarships for second-degree studies in Polish or in English at Polish universities supervised by the Minister of Education and Science in the field of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences, exact sciences, and life sciences.

The NAWA scholarship may be applied for by citizens of the following countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Palestine, Peru, the Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

The Programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange in the form of Polish development aid.

In 2021, the existing scholarship programmes that are a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Agency for Academic Exchange NAWA in the form of Polish development aid, i.e. the Banach Scholarship Programme and the Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme, had merged into one scholarship programme for young people from developing countries who wish to take up studies in Poland.

The program allows you to take up second-cycle studies at universities supervised by MEiN in the field of engineering and technical sciences, agricultural sciences and exact and natural sciences.

Citizens of European countries, the South Caucasus and Central Asia have the possibility to study also in the field of humanities and social sciences, with the exception of philological studies in the field of the mother tongue of the beneficiary’s country of origin. It is also possible to participate in a preparatory course preceding studies in Poland (Polish language path) or a summer course of Polish language and culture (English language path).

The recruitment results will be announced by July 15, 2022.

Applications should be submitted in Polish or English only in electronic form in the Agency’s ICT system.


From March 2 to March 31, 2022 until 15.00.
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