8 April 2022

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange  has launched a call for proposals under the Programme POLONISTA NAWA. Students, doctoral students as well as scientists from foreign universities and scientific institutions are invited to participate in the Programme.

The objective of the Programme 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 scientists from foreign universities and scientific institutions.


Under the Programme, 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 institution, intensive learning of Polish language. The POLONISTA Programme fellowship may be awarded to Applicants whose research projects concern topics related to the Polish language, Polish language teaching, literary studies, comparative studies, Polish culture, art or history.

Students and doctoral students

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 Program, partial studies (one or two semesters) or full second cycle studies may be implemented. Applicants shall choose the university at which they plan to study by themselves. The field of studies chosen by the Applicant should be consistent with the program of studies carried out at the Home university. The Applicant has to obtain the consent of the Host university to undertake studies, and in the case of candidates for full studies – has to successfully complete the recruitment procedure at the selected university.

More information HERE

The call for applications will be carried out until 29 April 2022, 15:00:00 CEST.

Applications should be submitted via the NAWA ICT system: https://programs.nawa.gov.pl/login

So far, 130 people have benefited from the POLONISTA NAWA Programme. They are students, doctoral students and researchers from different parts of the world.