Information for foreigners

Information for foreigners

Students who started their studies in the academic year 2018/19 or earlier:

All types of scholarships and grants can be applied for by students who:

  • have a permanent residence card,
  • have a Polish Card,
  • have been granted refugee status on the territory of Poland,
  • have received temporary protection on the territory of Poland
  • are citizens of the European Union countries, EFTA member states or the Swiss Confederation, as well as their family members.

If a student does not meet any of these conditions, he/she cannot apply for any of the above mentioned benefits.

Students who started their studies in the academic year 2019/20 or later:

Students who meet one of the following conditions may apply for all types of scholarships:

  1. are citizens of a member state of the European Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland or a member of their family living in Poland,
  2. have a permanent residence permit (permanent residence card)
  3. are long-term residents of the European Union
  4. have a temporary residence permit to reunite with their family (the exact conditions are specified in the Act on Foreigners Art. 159(1) or Art. 186(1)(3) or (4))
  5. have been granted refugee status in Poland or enjoy temporary protection or subsidiary protection on the territory of Poland
  6. have a certificate confirming their knowledge of Polish as a foreign language at the level of at least C1
  7. have the Polish Card
  8. have a spouse or child, or a parent or grandparent - a Polish citizen residing on the territory of Poland
  9. have a permit for temporary residence in connection with scientific research (Article 151(1) or Article 151b(1) of the Act on Foreigners.

If a student does not meet any of these conditions, he/she cannot apply for a maintenance grant - the remaining forms of aid (rector's grant, scholarship for persons with disabilities and financial aid) are available to them.