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NAWA's Poland My First Choice – call for applications

Part of a poster that promotes the programme.

NAWA's Poland My First Choice – call for applications

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Poland My First Choice NAWA programme, which enables young people from developed countries to study at Polish universities with a scholarship.

The programme offers the opportunity to undertake full-time second-cycle studies with a monthly NAWA scholarship. In addition, the programme will allow its participants to study for free at public universities.

The offer is addressed to candidates applying to Polish university-type higher education institutions supervised by the Minister of Education and Science (check which universities you can choose). Within the Programme, you can choose any course taught in Polish or English.

The call is open for:

  • Citizens of 44 countries and territories: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Uruguay, USA
  • Those who are studying a bachelor's degree programme in one of the aforementioned countries and territories or have graduated there no earlier than 2021 and are planning to start second-cycle studies in Poland in the academic year 2023/2024.

Application deadline: 15 June 2023, 15:00 (Warsaw time).

Do you have questions? Contact us: pmfc(at)

A brief overview of the previous editions of Poland My First Choice:

In the two previous editions of the programme, students from 19 countries received scholarships, with the largest number coming from France, Italy, the United States, Spain, South Korea, and Lithuania. 19 universities in total were chosen by the scholarship holders as host institutions.

The programme's scholarship holders most eagerly chose courses in the following fields:

  • International Relations
  • Management, Economics and Finance
  • Philology and Cultural Studies
  • Data Science.