The aim of the programme is to support the social and economic growth of developing countries (excluding the Eastern Partnership countries) by increasing the level of education and professional skills of the citizens of these countries. Furthermore, the participation in the programme is a great opportunity to become familiar with Polish culture and language. It also gives possibility to meet  Polish students and academics.

Scholarships offered within the programme include free both 2nd degree studies (Master studies) and 3rd degree studies (PhD studies) conducted at public universities supervised by the minister responsible for higher education.

The programme is primarily aimed at the citizens of: Angola, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Vietnam.

The Ignacy Łukasiewicz Scholarship Programme consists of the two types of scholarships:

  • Master studies (preceded by a one-year university preparatory course) in science, natural sciences, technical science, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences
  • PhD studies in the following fields: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science, technical sciences, agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences.

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