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UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program 2024 (Fully Funded)


Initiate on your educational journey in Poland by seizing the opportunity presented through the UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program. Currently open for applications, this program for the year 2024-2025 provides a fully funded scholarship for international students seeking undergraduate and master’s studies in Poland. This comprehensive scholarship encompasses the entire tuition fee and offers a monthly allowance of 2200 PLN.

The UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program aims to facilitate an international cultural exchange by welcoming students from diverse backgrounds and regions of the world. The primary objective is to enhance capacity building and foster the growth of human capital, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Education. While a background connected to these areas is preferred, it is not mandatory. UNESCO strongly encourages the participation of students and youth from developing countries, fostering inclusivity and diversity in the program.

In this article, we will delve into the details of the scholarship program, outlining its various benefits and providing a step-by-step guide to the application process. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to initiate your education in a vibrant academic environment in Poland through the UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program.

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Scholarship Summary

  • 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: August 15, 2023 (currently closed)

Courses Offered

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Earth Science and the Environment
  • Environmental Engineering, Mining and Energy
  • Civil Engineering and Transport
  • Sociological Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Scholarship Coverage

UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Free tuition and access to the university facilities based on the local regulations.
  • The amount of the scholarship is PLN 1500 per month for scholarship holders who have completed three-year higher education studies completed with a diploma and PLN 2200 for scholarship holders who have completed full higher education, corresponding to the Polish five-year master’s 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:

  1. Complete an Online Application Form.
  2. Applications should have imperatively the following attachments in DUPLICATE:
  3. 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);
  4. Two photographs attached to the applications (4×6 cm);
  5. Certified copies (in English) of Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree/ PhD obtained; and,
  6.  UNESCO certificate of language knowledge, duly completed by a relevant authority, if the mother tongue of the candidate is not English.
  7. Two letters of recommendation from someone related to the candidate’s work, as well confirming the candidate’s qualifications.
  8.  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.
  9. An advance copy of the application should be sent by e-mail
  10. mail unesco4(at) and d.bianchi(at)
  11. The endorsed candidates should register themselves to the Fellowship e-registration system available on this page
  12. Only the selected candidates will receive a letter through their respective National Commissions for UNESCO.
  13. The medical examination is undertaken and submitted ONLY once the candidate is informed by UNESCO of her/his selection.

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To know more about UNESCO Poland Fellowship Program, please visit the official website:

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