Poland is a member of the European Union. It joined the Schengen Area in 2007. As a result passport checks are abolished on Poland’s borders to Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Lithuania. It practically means that persons admitted to the Schengen Area can travel hassle-free between 24 countries of the Schengen Area without internal land and sea border controls, from Portugal to Poland and from Greece to Finland.
The Government of Poland, through the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi, offers partial scholarships to students from the following countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Madagascar and Somalia, with the exception of Mauritius and Seychelles.
The degree studies are preceded by a year-long Polish language course in Poland in the city of Lodz (Łódź) (“zero year”).
Candidates that were granted the scholarship will be requested to submit to the Embassy their original secondary school certificates, duly legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where they were issued. The certificates will be then legalized by the Embassy of Poland, at the cost of 30 EUR (per document).
As the academic year in Poland starts on 1st of October, and newly admitted students have to travel there in the last days of September, please submit your national visa application on time (to avoid delays it is advised to apply for the visa in August and early September, at least a month before the planned trip).
Type: Bachelors, Masters and PhD
Eligibility: Prospective candidates should not be older than 24 years at the time of submitting their applications for the BA, BSc and Master or equivalent degree studies and not older than 32 years for PhD studies.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Program: The scholarships only covers the costs of studies which means that students are obliged to bear all the costs of travel (plane ticket, insurance and visa fee) and living in Poland (estimated at around 400 EUR monthly).
Duration of Program: Duration of candidate’s program
How to Apply: Candidates choose the subject of studies which they want to pursue out of the educational offer of the Polish public universities. For a complete list of public higher education institutions in Poland please visit the website below: http://www.go-poland.pl/higher-education-institutions
The candidates are required to submit completed and signed questionnaire to Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi. The questionnaire can be downloaded here: Scholarship application form
Along with the questionnaire candidates should provide following attachments:
- – 2 copies of secondary school certificate/diplomas
- – 2 copies of transcipst of records
- – letters of recommendation from 2 teachers/professors
- – a copy of candidate’s passport
- – any other documents confirming candidate’s other qualifications e.g. language skills, I.T skills (if applicable)
After submitting their applications (the application can be mailed or submitted in person to the Embassy on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30 am and 12pm) candidates will be invited to the Embassy of the Repubic of Poland in Nairobi for an interview during which their applications and qualifications will be verified.
Information about the recruitment results will be communicated to the candidates via email by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi.
Award Provider: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi
Application Deadline: 30th June 2017
Eligible Countries: Kenya, Burundi, the Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
To be taken at (country): Poland