Stefan Banach – the patron of the programme  – was an outstanding Polish mathematician, co-founder of the Lvov School of  Mathematics and functional analysis.

The Stefan Banach Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 in cooperation between the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the framework of Polish Development Assistance. The aim of the programme is to support the social and economic growth of Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and Central-Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan) by improving the level of education and professional skills of their citizens. Furthermore the participation in the programme is a great opportunity to learn the Polish language and culture. It also gives possibility to meet Polish students and academics.

Scholarships offered within the programme include II degree studies conducted at public universities supervised by the minister responsible for higher education in the fields of: science, natural and technical sciences, agriculture, forestry and veterinary.

Candidates are selected on the basis of the calls for proposals announced on the annual basis.

Deadline for scholarship is 30.04.2018.

If you have any questions, alumnies of the programme will be happy to help you. Please write your questions to the email

For information and application form you can find in the website:

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