Year Abroad Scholarships


Intensive Polish Language Program

The Year Abroad Scholarship supports Polish language course at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

Scholarships are awarded under the auspices of the Foundation’s Exchange Program with Poland and Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).

Students who are awarded a scholarship will attend a semester or one year full-time Intensive Polish Language Program at the School of Polish Language and Culture of the Jagiellonian University.

The scholarship includes¬†a tuition waiver¬†and a scholarship of¬†1,800 PLN¬†per¬†month from¬†NAWA as well as¬†$1,125 per semester¬†from the Kosciuszko Foundation. The scholarship is paid out in installments after arrival in Poland.

Airfare is not covered by this scholarship.

The academic year in Poland begins in early October and ends in late June. You can apply for one-semester or full academic year studies.

The program includes courses of grammar and vocabulary as well as linguistic fluency (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, communication and conversation, and composition and editing of texts). Additionally, the program participants can attend lectures of their choice in the fields of history, literature, culture, Polish contemporary society, or practical classes (including reading of literary and journalistic texts, pronunciation and intonation, and grammar review). All courses are conducted by specialists in teaching Polish as a foreign language.

The courses are on all levels of language fluency, in accordance with the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Council of Europe 2003).

For more information about the Intensive Polish Language Program, please visit:   here

Funding for Academic Year
October 2023-September 2024
Applications are closed
The application cycle closes:
Applications are closed
Recipients of the fellowship/grants will be notified by the end of May 2023.
Program Officer
Margaret Dymkowska
phone: (212) 743-2130

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