Grants and Loans for Students in Poland
In Poland, the grants and loans are offered to students by the universities, government-owned banks and credit unions. The Non-EU citizens are also given the loans.
Type of Grants and Loans
In Poland, there are 3 main types of grants for academic studies:
The Foundation of Polish Science
The foundation of Polish Science offers grants for pupils who wish to take up studies in the science field and who wish to carry out research at Polish universities and institutes.
About 10 polish government grants are awarded in the field of Arts and Sciences. Students in order to get this grant are required to have an excellent academic record and also should be proficient in the Polish language.
Polish Falcons in America
This organization is an affiliate of the Polish American Congress that awards scholarships to 2 members annually. The candidates are selected by a panel of judges on the basis of their academic achievements.
University students studying in Poland are given the loans by the country’s only owned bank. The loans are provided at a very low interest rate and also credit amortization is made available to selected students who are in need of financial support for their studies that enables them to pay a lesser amount at the end of loan period.
Banks in Poland, at time, operates as credit unions and offer loans to students at very low interest rates.
Universities in Poland provide financial help in the form of grants mainly to post graduate students and research students. Universities also offer grants for travel allowance for students travelling in from outside the EU.
Local Grants and Loans for International Students
In Poland, government offers grants to international students for taking up academic studies in the country. The grants available to international students are:
- Polish government grants not including medicine and art which are given under the auspices of the Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange.
- In the field of arts: Polish government provide grants for the art studies. These are awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
- In the field of medicine: Polish government provide grants for the medicine studies. These grants are offered by the Polish Ministry of Health.