Scholarships offered as a part of the programme include Master’s degree studies conducted in Polish language (preceded by a year-long preparation course for taking up studies in Poland) and PhD studies conducted in public universities (the list of universities at the following link).

Degree level

Master’s and PhD

Master’s: 23 June 2017
PhD: 5 July 2017

Who can apply?

Holders of an undergraduate degree (with honours) from a recognised university, in the relevant field (Master’s applicants)

Holders of a Master’s degree in a relevant field from any internationally recognised university (PhD applicants)

Be willing to study in the Polish language.
See attached documents for more information.

Fields of Study

Master’s: Sciences – natural sciences technical sciences and agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences (all preceded with a year-long preparation course for taking up studies in Poland)

PhD: Sciences – mathematical, physical, chemical, biological, earth sciences, technological, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences

What the scholarship offers

The scholarship provides PLN 1350 per month (approximately R 4600), towards accommodation and living costs. See attached documents for more information.

*This scholarship does not cover international travel, medical insurance or living expenses over and above the given monthly allowance.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted to:

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria
14 Amos Street, Colbyn, Pretoria 0083
Phone: +27 12 430 26 31

Documents and links

Please read the call documents carefully before applying:

2017 Ignacy Lukasiewicz Scholarship Programme
2017 List of Areas of Study
2017 Application form

For further information on the scholarship please visit the websites:

Polish Embassy in South Africa


Polish Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange


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