POLONISTA – Scholarship and Fellowship Programme (2021)

The Polish National Agency for Akademic Exchange is pleased to announce the POLONISTA – scholarship and fellowship 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 addressed to 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 researchers from foreign universities and scientific institutions whose subject of research is Polish language, Polish literature, culture or history.


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, 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 Programme, partial studies (one or two semesters) or full second cycle and doctoral studies may be implemented.


Under the Program, 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, 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, intensive learning of Polish language.

Applicants will be obliged to fill in an online application form that will be available from March 9th to April 30th, 2021.


PLN 1250 MONTHLY – first-cycle studies

PLN 1500 MONTHLY – second-cycle studies

PLN 2200 MONTHLY – third-cycle studies



More information: https://nawa.gov.pl/jezyk-polski/program-dla-studentow-polonistyki-i-studiow-polskich


Mariusz Czech