If you want to apply for MA studies on the same terms as Polish citizen you are in the right place.
If you are a foreigner you should verify if you have the document authorizing you to apply on the aforementioned terms.
If you do not have the document authorizing you to do so, please check admissions on terms applicable to foreigners.
There are a number of financial support forms available for students studying on terms applicable to Polish citizens:
- maintenance grant,
- special grant for disabled persons,
- scholarship for outstanding students, awarded by a rector,
- scholarship for academic achievement awarded by the minister,
- scholarship for outstanding sporting achievement awarded by the minister,
- assistance grants.
You can choose whether you wish to study on the terms applicable to Polish citizen or those applicable to foreigners when:
- you are a holder of a valid Karta Polaka (Pole's Card, Polish Charter)
- are an EU/EEA citizen (with the exception of those who have been granted residence permit in Poland or are either a migrant worker or a member of an EU/EEA migrant worker family) and have enough funds to support yourself in Poland.
Karta Polaka is a document stating that you belong to the Polish nation. It can be issued to people who do not have Polish citizenship and live in one of former Soviet Union states.
Among other privileges, it entitles holders to choose the terms on which they wish to study.
More information on the Pole's Card is available here.
EU/EEA citizens can also choose if they want to study like Polish students or as foreigners. However, they must have the necessary funds to support themselves in Poland. If
you decide to study on terms applicable to Polish students, you will be eligible for:
scholarship for outstanding students, awarded by a rector,
scholarship for academic achievement awarded by the minister,
scholarship for outstanding sporting achievement awarded by the minister,
However you will not be eligible for: a maintenance grant or a special grant for disabled persons.
You apply on the same terms as Polish citizens, if you:
- have been granted a residence permit (to settle in Poland),
- hold refugee status granted by the Republic of Poland,
- have been granted temporary protection in the territory of the Republic of Poland,
- are a migrant worker - EU/EEA national or a member of an EU/EEA migrant worker family
- have been granted an EU long-term residents residence permit,
- are a EU/EEA citizen with the right of permanent residence in Poland.
Please note that even if you have multiple citizenships, if one of them is Polish citizenship, you have to apply as a Polish citizen.