Start your study adventure in Poland. Applications for UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program are currently closed due to Covid-19. In this article we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits and step by step application process.
UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program 2021-2022 is a fully funded scholarship program for international students. This scholarship is offered for undergraduate and masters studies in Poland. UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program covers full tuition fee and monthly allowance of 1600 PLN.
The purpose of the UNESCO International Cultural Exchange Program is to take learners from varied backgrounds & from distinct areas of the globe to improve capacity building and growth of human capital in the field of Science, Technology and Engineering Education Etc. You should have a background linked to these areas, not necessarily. UNESCO Highly Encouraged Developing Country Students & Youth.
- Level of Study: Undergraduate / Masters
- Institution(s): UNESCO / Poland Universities
- Study in: Poland
- Opportunity Focus Areas: See list below
- Program Period: Depends on the chosen degree program
- Deadline: April 15, 2020 (Currently closed due to Covid-19)
- Biomedical Engineering
- Earth Science and the Environment
- FIELD OF RESEARCH/PROJECT
- Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy
- Civil Engineering and Transport
- Sociological Sciences
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
- Monthly allowance of 1600 PLN (1 EUR = approximately 4,0 PLN) corresponding to the salary of a local junior research fellow and;A one-time special allowance of 1600 PLN to be paid upon arrival in Poland, this sum will cover different activities related to your stay in Krakow, such as an obligatory medical check-up upon arrival (in accordance with the internal regulations for all students); cultural, historical and/or touristic visits, conferences, workshops, and seminars related to your studies.
- At the end of the research studies, the beneficiaries will receive a certificate attesting to their attendance at the host institution, this certificate will be given after receipt of the requested reports and financial clearance from the Institution.
UNESCO provides the recipient with the following benefits:
- International travel expenses: (by the most direct, economical route) from the beneficiary’s country to and from Poland will be covered by UNESCO under its Regular Programme Budget.
- Health insurance for fellowship beneficiaries who are declared medically fit: UNESCO fellowship holders may be covered by a health insurance policy, taken-out by the Organization for the duration of fellowship. The costs of this health insurance is subscribed to and covered by UNESCO on behalf of awarded fellows.
Eligibility Criteria for UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program
To be eligible for UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program, you must fulfill the following criteria:
- Required Language: English
- Eligible Countries: List of invited Member States entitled to submit applications
- A holder of at least a BS, BSc Degree or MS, MSc.
- Proficient in the English language
- Fellowships are granted only to persons in good health who are not over 45 years of age. Exceptions may be considered when a case can be made.
- Candidatures should be submitted by the invited Member State
- Youth & Students from developing Countries are Strongly Encouraged.
How to apply for UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program?
Please follow the following steps to apply for UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program:
- Complete an Online Application Form.
- Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:
- UNESCO fellowships application forms, including medical certificate, ALL four (4) pages duly completed in English using capital letter (illegible documents will be eliminated from the procedure, hand writing form must include capital letter only);
- Two photographs attached to the applications (4×6 cm);
- Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained; and,
- UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.
- Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.
- Original applications in duplicate must be channelled through the National Commission for UNESCO of the candidate’s country and communicated to Mr Stoyan Bantchev, Chief, Participation programme and Fellowships Section to UNESCO mailing address.
- An advance copy of the application should be sent by e-mail
- mail unesco4(at)agh.edu.pl; s.bantchev(at)unesco.org; l.zas-friz(at)unesco.org and d.bianchi(at)unesco.org.
- The endorsed candidates should register themselves to the Fellowship e-registration system available on this page
- Only the selected candidates will receive a letter through their respective National Commissions for UNESCO.
- The medical examination is undertaken and submitted ONLY once the candidate is informed by UNESCO of her/his selection.
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